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The UK’s media watchdog is looking into a TV network’s broadcast of an interview with conspiracy theorist David Icke about coronavirus. Ofcom said it was “assessing this programme as a priority”, following London Live’s screening of the programme on Wednesday evening. It follows YouTube’s introduction of stricter misinformation rules after a later interview with Mr […]

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Image copyright PA Media Prime Minister Boris Johnson is “in good spirits” after spending the night in intensive care being treated for coronavirus, No 10 has said. A spokesman said Mr Johnson, 55, was stable overnight, is being given oxygen and is not on a ventilator. It comes as Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove became […]

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Government guidance says people should only exercise once a day – alone or with those they live with Exercise outside the home could be banned if people ignore coronavirus social distancing rules, the health secretary has warned. Matt Hancock told the BBC’s Andrew Marr that the government would “take action” […]

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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 Strict rules have been placed on people’s personal movement to limit the spread of coronavirus. Under the restrictions, everybody must stay at home and only leave if they have a “reasonable excuse” which includes: to exercise – either alone, or with members of your household (government guidelines suggest once a day) […]

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Image caption Two of Dr Adil El Tayar’s children have careers in medicine, a statement said An organ transplant surgeon described as hard-working and dedicated has died from coronavirus, the British Transplantation Society has said. Adil El Tayar worked in various hospitals around the world including Saudi Arabia, Sudan and in south London. His family […]

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The qualifying event was taking place at London’s 2012 Olympics venue the Copper Box The International Olympic Committee has been called “irresponsible” after the Turkish Boxing Federation said two fighters and a coach who took part in a Tokyo 2020 qualifying event in London earlier this month had since tested positive for coronavirus. The Boxing […]

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Image copyright AFP A series of strict new measures to fight the coronavirus outbreak have been announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. In a televised address, he said a “moment of national emergency” meant staying at home was necessary to protect the NHS and save lives. When are people allowed to leave their homes? Mr […]

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Image copyright PA Media Boris Johnson has warned the NHS could be “overwhelmed” if people do not act to slow the “accelerating” spread of coronavirus, as he urged the UK not to visit loved ones on Mother’s Day. The PM called on the public to join a “heroic and collective national effort” and follow social […]

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Newcastle, whose squad includes ex-England fly-half Toby Flood, have won all 15 of their Championship games this season The Rugby Football Union has confirmed the end of the season for all levels below the Premiership following the coronavirus outbreak. The move, which applies to “all league, cup and county rugby in England”, means the Championship […]

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