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Image copyright Getty Images Anyone arriving in the UK from abroad could be fined £1,000 if they fail to self-isolate for 14 days, the government is expected to announce. Under the plans, health officials would be able to carry out spot checks to check whether people were complying. The new rules, which will also apply […]

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Image copyright EPA Image caption Coronavirus has had a significant impact on the London Underground The congestion charge for people driving into central London will be reintroduced on Monday under the terms of a £1.6bn government bailout. It follows a deal in which Transport for London (TfL) secured emergency funding to keep Tube and bus […]

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Image copyright AFP Image caption London’s transport network is facing arguably its biggest challenge How have people’s feelings changed about using public transport during the coronavirus pandemic, and what will the post-lockdown commute look like? Carys Barton has worked in a hospital in the centre of London for the whole of lockdown and commutes in […]

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Yarde’s father attended his first world title shot against Sergey Kovalev in August British light-heavyweight Anthony Yarde says he will take any emotion out of boxing when he returns to the ring following the deaths of two family members with coronavirus. “Its one of those things you have to get by,” Yarde told BBC Radio […]

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Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Up to 10 million key workers and their households can now book a coronavirus test online or through their employer. The move allows all essential workers in England to register for tests on the government’s website, if they or a family member have virus symptoms. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the […]

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Image copyright Jack Arts Image caption Advertising campaign poster to boost morale of Londoners during lockdown The UK is currently under lockdown and as a result streets are eerily empty. But in the past few days avenues and roads have been been waking up to heart-warming greetings in a poster campaign. “Be kind. Let’s look […]

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The UK’s media watchdog has launched a formal investigation into a TV network’s broadcast of an interview with conspiracy theorist David Icke about coronavirus. Ofcom acted after London Live screened the programme on Wednesday evening. The regulator received more than 40 complaints following the broadcast. It follows YouTube’s introduction of stricter misinformation rules after a […]

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Image copyright Getty Images The UK’s newest, and largest, hospital facility is preparing to open its doors to take in coronavirus patients needing intensive care treatment. East London’s ExCeL exhibition centre, which normally plays host to lifestyle shows, expos and conferences, has been converted into the temporary NHS Nightingale hospital, with space for 4,000 beds. […]

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Image copyright Getty Images The number of coronavirus deaths in the UK has jumped by more than 100 in a day for the first time. The death toll has risen from 475 to 578, health officials have confirmed, with 11,658 confirmed cases. The latest figures came after Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled an aid programme to […]

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Image copyright Handout Image caption Natalia Kurteczko plans to move out of her home and into a hostel next month A self-employed events organiser said she would need to leave her home and move into a hostel after work suddenly dried up because of the coronavirus. Natalia Kurteczko, 30, has lived in Oxford for seven […]

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