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Image copyright Shooting Star Children’s Hospice Image caption Shooting Star Children’s Hospices provides care for more than 700 children and young people The future of a number of hospices is in the balance because of financial losses caused by the coronavirus outbreak, charities say. Distancing measures have led to charity shops closing and fundraising events […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ministers say construction work can continue so long as people keep 2m (6.5ft) apart The government is facing growing pressure to stop non-essential construction work to help tackle the spread of coronavirus in the UK. On Tuesday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said those who cannot do their jobs from […]

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Image copyright Getty Images The NHS is urging blood donors to keep their appointments during the coronavirus outbreak. It said donations were 15% lower than expected last week, amid fears donors are feeling unsure about safety and whether sessions are still going ahead. A spokesman said the impact of the drop was minimal but must […]

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Many Londoners are helping each other to get through the coronavirus outbreak. Charlie Watkinson set up community group Nunhead Knocks, which matches people who need support with those who can help. Jessica O’Neill, in Tower Hamlets, is cooking healthy meals for people who have lost their jobs due to the outbreak, or for delivery to […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBoris Johnson confirms the government will bring forward legislation “to protect private renters from eviction”. The government will bring forward emergency legislation to protect private renters from eviction, Boris Johnson has said. Tenants were “worried sick” they might not be able to pay rents if they fell […]

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Jofra Archer won the Cricket World Cup with England, while Dina Asher-Smith starred at the World Championships Sprinter Dina Asher-Smith and cricketer Jofra Archer have won sportswoman and sportsman of the of the year at the 2019 British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards. Asher-Smith, 24, became the first British athlete to win three medals at one […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Ten more people in the UK have died after testing positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of deaths in the UK to 21. The UK’s chief medical officer, Prof Chris Whitty, said all of the latest to die were patients in “at-risk” groups. The reported deaths were from around England […]

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Image copyright South China Morning Post Image caption Michel Roux was born in Charolles, Burgundy, in 1941 French-born chef and restaurateur Michel Roux has died aged 79. He passed away on Wednesday night surrounded by his family at home in Bray, Berkshire, after battling a long-standing lung condition. Roux and his brother Albert made gastronomic […]

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Chris Ashton is just seven tries short of becoming the Premiership’s all-time top try scorer New Harlequins winger Chris Ashton says the manner of his departure from Sale last week came as “a shock”. Ashton’s former boss at Sale, Steve Diamond, said the ex-England player left after a “difference of opinion”. The 32-year-old said he […]

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