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Image copyright Getty Images Heathrow Airport has been granted permission to appeal against a block on its plans for a third runway. In February the Court of Appeal found the government decision to allow the plans to go ahead was unlawful. At the time the court said the government had not taken its climate commitments […]

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Image caption Samuel Akinsanya said his mum Esther Akinsanya was known as “nurse or matron” because she loved to care for people New NHS data has revealed ethnic breakdowns among the patients in London hospitals who have died with coronavirus. Black people account for 13% of the city’s population but 16% of deaths. Epidemiologist Dr […]

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Image caption Robert Rodrigues with his fiancĂ©e after proposing in New Zealand last year Private healthcare facilities – largely the preserve of the affluent prior to the coronavirus pandemic – have been made available to NHS patients in recent weeks. It has meant some cancer or cardiac patients considered at high risk if they contracted […]

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Image copyright NHS Image caption Purna Ghale was caught up in strict lockdown measures in Nepal but has since returned to London A cleaner has completed his 4,500-mile trip from Nepal to north-west London to return to work in hospital to help against the coronavirus outbreak. Purna Ghale, from Edgware, had been in Kathmandu visiting […]

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Image copyright PA Media With warm weather forecast in parts of the UK over Easter, the government has appealed for people to stick to the restrictions on movement. These say people should go out as little as possible and only leave if they have a “reasonable excuse”. This includes: Exercise – alone, or with members […]

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Image copyright Met Police Image caption Mark Manley was detained with the help of security guards and patrolling British Transport Police A man who stole personal protective equipment (PPE) from an ambulance in London has been jailed for six months. Mark Manley, 35, took masks, paper suits and hand gel. Some items were left unusable […]

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Image copyright AFP Coronavirus has been spreading rapidly across the world, affecting 175 countries and claiming more than 21,000 lives.There are more than 470,000 confirmed cases worldwide. Southern Europe is now at the epicentre of the crisis and the US is also facing a surge in cases.This series of maps and charts will help you [...] Read more

Image copyright AFP Image caption There have been more than 900 confirmed cases of coronavirus in London Up to 40 stations on the London Underground network are to be shut as the city attempts to reduce the effect of the coronavirus outbreak. Transport for London (TfL) announced there would be a partial shutdown of the […]

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Image copyright Getty Images A major coronavirus epidemic is expected in the UK. A worst case scenario could see 80% of the population infected if it was left unchecked. So, what steps are being taken and is the NHS well prepared? Could schools close and public gatherings be banned? The government has a range of […]

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