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Towns and cities must be made cycle-friendly if a change to commuting habits is to succeed, campaigners say. Cycling and walking are being backed as alternatives to public transport as people who are not able to work from home, are encouraged back to work. The latest government survey data before lockdown, however, showed three in […]

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Image copyright Met Police Image caption Francois Kablan was a star player for Harlow Reserves A “talented footballer” who was stabbed to death in the street has been remembered as a “wonderful person”. Francois Kablan was found on Great Dover Street in Southwark, south London, by emergency workers who were called to a fight. The […]

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Image copyright Avanti West Coast Rail passengers have been urged not to turn up at stations without an advance ticket and to wear face coverings when they travel on the West Coast Mainline. Avanti West Coast made the announcement as part of new social distancing on its services between Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham. Passengers might […]

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption London’s major parks could close if people do not maintain social distancing rules as lockdown restriction are eased. London’s major parks could close if people do not maintain social distancing rules as lockdown restriction are eased. Bodies responsible for maintaining key open spaces in London published an open letter on […]

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Image copyright Spencer Murphy Photographer Spencer Murphy talks about the pictures he has been taking during the lockdown caused by the spread of the coronavirus. A few days before the UK went into coronavirus lockdown, I took the car to a neighbouring district of London to try and pick up some shopping. As I drove, […]

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Image copyright Getty Images The public have been warned to stay vigilant to criminals selling fake coronavirus-related products. The Local Government Association said some councils have seen a “significant surge” in reports of scams by those seeking to exploit virus fears. More than 500,000 sub-standard masks were seized by a London council, while other criminals […]

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Image copyright Getty Images “It was embarrassing, everyone was looking at us,” Susan Bleau says of the moment she tried to spend free school meal vouchers worth £45. After weeks of delays, her daughter’s school had finally received the vouchers and printed them out for her. But at the till, with a trolley full of […]

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Image caption Angela Schlegel said having no visitors was extremely difficult during her five weeks in hospital A woman says contracting coronavirus ended up saving her life, when Covid doctors discovered she had an undiagnosed heart condition. Angela Schlegel was hospitalised after 11 days of coronavirus symptoms. Her heart condition – which medics said could […]

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Image caption The incident happened at a property in Kerry Drive, Upminster A boy aged 11 has potentially life-changing injuries after being shot in east London, police have said. Police found the boy and his father, aged in his 40s, injured at a home in Kerry Drive, Upminster, at 21:30 BST. The man had cuts […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Coronavirus is continuing its spread across the world, with more than three million confirmed cases in 185 countries and more than 200,000 deaths. The United States alone has more than one million confirmed cases – four times as many as any other country. This series of maps and charts tracks the […]

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