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Image copyright RAIB Image caption Investigators said Eden Park station “did not have a tactile surface” to warn people with poor vision A visually impaired man died when he was hit by a train after falling from a station platform, investigators said. The unnamed victim died at Eden Park station, near Bromley, south-east London on […]

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Image copyright Getty Images There are now more than two million confirmed cases of coronavirus in 185 countries and at least 128,000 people have died. The United States has more than three times as many confirmed cases as any other country.This series of maps and charts tracks the spread of the virus since it emerged [...] Read more

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Lorraine said she had been up all morning writing goodbye letters to relatives, including her parents in Jamaica A London bus driver has said she is “frightened to die” and begged the government to do more to help protect transport staff. Lorraine, 62, who covers south London routes, said […]

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A midwife originally from Hong Kong. A hospital cleaner that became a nurse. A retired village GP who carried on caring for his former patients. Thousands of people in the UK have now died with coronavirus, including doctors, nurses, surgeons and other NHS workers. The government has said 19 NHS workers have died so far, […]

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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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