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Coronavirus: Too early to consider lockdown exit strategy, says Raab (1 hour 4 minutes old)

The foreign secretary says measures are "beginning to work", as the number of deaths reaches 5,373.

Coronavirus: Closing parks and open spaces in lockdown should be 'last resort' (3 hours old)

The communities secretary warns councils to be "judicious" over locking up green spaces.

Airbnb hosts defy lockdown laws with 'Covid-19 retreats' (5 hours old)

Government criticises "dangerous and irresponsible" listings of coronavirus isolation properties.

Labour: Ed Miliband returns to Labour shadow cabinet (1 hour 40 minutes old)

The former party leader is appointed shadow business secretary by Sir Keir Starmer.

James Bond actress Honor Blackman dies aged 94 (2 hours old)

The British actress famously played Pussy Galore opposite Sean Connery's James Bond.

Coronavirus: Spanish deaths fall for fourth consecutive day (4 hours old)

Many hope the slowing death rate means lockdown measures, imposed weeks ago, are having an impact.

UK drivers win first round in VW 'dieselgate' case (6 hours old)

The High Court rules that the German firm installed 'defeat devices' in vehicles to cheat emissions tests.

Coronavirus: 'Amazing' Walsall nurse 'helped everyone' (6 hours old)

Mother-of-three Areema Nasreen was an "amazing person" who "put herself last", her sister says.

Coronavirus: Twelfth of July parades cancelled due to outbreak (3 hours old)

The Orange Lodge of Ireland says the decision has been taken in light of public health advice.

Boy from Newcastle accused of right-wing terror offences (2 hours old)

The 16-year-old faces 11 charges including supporting the banned neo-Nazi group National Action.

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UK coronavirus news: government says it’s ‘too early’ to say when lockdown will end as death toll reaches 5,373 (1 hour 10 minutes old)

Dominic Raab confirms he has not spoken to Boris Johnson since Saturday as PM remains hospital ‘for observation’ Latest developments: at a glanceWhat are the UK’s options for exiting lockdown?Ministers accused of prioritising careers over lives of victimsGlobal coronavirus - live updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.49pm BST The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 among prisoners has increased by a fifth in three days, the latest figures have shown.As at 5pm on Sunday, 107 prisoners had tested positive for coronavirus across 38 prisons, up 21% from 88 inmates across 29 jails as at 5pm T[...]

Coronavirus live news: Italy reports lowest day-to-day rise in infections in a week (1 hour 15 minutes old)

Spain deaths lower for fourth day in a row; Germany sees further case drop; Japan prepares for state of emergency; US faces ‘hardest and saddest week’Latest developments: at a glanceEurope’s numbers offer hope as US nears peak momentUS coronavirus - latestUK coronavirus - liveSee all of our coronavirus coverage 5.44pm BST Iran’s health spokesman has been forced to backtrack after he described Chinese official figures on the coronavirus outbreak as a sick joke, Patrick Wintour, the Guardian’s diplomatic editor, reports. Chinese Iranian relations are normally warm partly since China is one of th[...]

UK ministers accused of prioritising careers over lives of coronavirus victims (3 hours old)

FDA union says ‘cowardly’ briefings show some in government putting self-preservation firstWhy are some in government wasting time briefing against the civil service?Coronavirus – latest updatesMinisters have been accused of focusing on saving their careers instead of the lives of coronavirus victims by authorising “cowardly and shameful” anonymous briefings against some of the UK’s most senior public officials.Smears by unnamed Downing Street sources against Sir Mark Sedwill, the cabinet secretary and head of the civil service, and Public Health England (PHE) executives show that “some within[...]

Debenhams prepares to bring in administrators as Covid-19 hits – business live (1 hour 24 minutes old)

Rolling live coverage of business, economics and markets as stock markets gain on hopes coronavirus lockdowns are slowing disease’s spreadDebenhams files notice of intent to appoint administrators British construction activity, employment and outlook all fall steeply UK car sales slump by 44.4%; but battery sales continue surgeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.35pm BST The S&P 500 could end up recouping about $1 trillion today. Huge gains are being logged in US stocks, with each of the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq up more than 5%. 5.13pm BST Grim forecasts from WH Smit[...]

What are the UK's options for exiting the coronavirus lockdown? (2 hours old)

Strategies could include mass testing, rolling on-off lockdowns and immunity passportsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe arrival of warmer weather in the UK has tested the public’s ability to stick to the lockdown. With police breaking up gatherings in parks and on beaches, the government has warned of further restrictions if people to continue to flout the rules. The lockdown may be in place until late May or June, but in the coming weeks ministers and their advisers will prioritise work on an exit strategy that ultimately aims to return the country to life more o[...]

Coronavirus: at a glance (6 hours old)

A summary of the biggest developments in the global coronavirus outbreakFollow our latest coronavirus blog for live news and updatesKey developments in the global coronavirus outbreak today include: Continue reading...

Coronavirus UK: how many confirmed cases are in your area? (10 hours old)

Latest figures from public health authorities on the spread of Covid-19 in the United Kingdom. Find out how many cases have been reported near youCoronavirus - live news updatesFind all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionPlease note: these are government figures on numbers of confirmed cases – some people who report symptoms are not being tested, and are not included in these counts. Continue reading...

Scientists ask: could summer heat help beat Covid-19? (1 day old)

Experts are watching carefully to see if this virus will follow the seasonal pattern of flu, but warn differences may be minorCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBalmy days are coming, with temperatures forecast to reach 20C in some regions. The warm weather will bring welcome respite to lockdown Britain - and put pressure on authorities trying to control crowds and gatherings.However, scientists also believe warm weather could bring new insights into the virus by showing whether it reacts to the onset of spring. Flu epidemics tend to die out as winter ends; could sunsh[...]

UK councils face lawsuits over access to education in lockdown (1 hour 43 minutes old)

Government pressed to ensure poorer pupils have laptops and broadband for home learningCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK government must ensure pupils from poor backgrounds have computers and internet connections during the coronavirus lockdown or face legal action for depriving children of their education, according to a group of legal activists.The Good Law Project argues that the widespread reliance on online learning during the lockdown is illegally disadvantaging state school pupils who lack access to tablets, laptops or adequate broadband. It says it will[...]

The Open 2020 cancelled as US golf majors set provisional new dates (2 hours old)

R&A opts to cancel rather than rearrange July’s Open Ryder Cup unmoved with Masters set for NovemberThe Open Championship has emerged, for now, as the outlier in this year’s major scene after cancelling its 149th staging scheduled for Royal St George’s in July. No sooner had the R&A confirmed that unprecedented step in peacetime than golf’s other big three - the US PGA Championship, Masters and US Open - issued new dates for 2020 despite the ongoing coronavirus crisis. The Ryder Cup also remains in its designated position, from 25 September at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.Royal St George’s w[...]

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Royal Mail postman wipes his nose with and then repeatedly touches someone's door amid coronavirus (1 hour 1 minutes old)

A Royal Mail postman wiped his nose with his hand and then repeatedly touched a property's entrance, with the same hand. People on social media have called for him to be fired.

Cabinet minister says coronavirus lockdown could be eased 'in weeks' (1 hour 2 minutes old)

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick suggested the current lockdown measures could be gradually eased after Easter - he stressed a full exit strategy will require much more testing.

Coronavirus UK: Boris Johnson praises NHS from hospital bed (1 hour 6 minutes old)

Boris Johnson was dramatically admitted to hospital near Downing Street last night after doctors became concerned his symptoms have still not subsided 10 days from his positive test.

Fifty-one recovered coronavirus patients test positive AGAIN in South Korea (1 hour 6 minutes old)

The patients - from the country's worst-hit City, Daegu - were put in quarantine after being diagnosed with the disease, then tested positive again days after returning home.

Chilling pictures of giant liquid oxygen tanks at NHS Nightingale hospital (1 hour 10 minutes old)

Construction at the Harrogate Convention Centre is ongoing today as health bosses plan to get the temporary hospital up and running as soon as possible.

Coronavirus: Countries' plans to lift lockdown restrictions soon (1 hour 12 minutes old)

Austria today became the first country to set out detailed plans for ending the standstill, with smaller shops re-opening on April 14 and larger ones on May 1.

Brits reveals what makes a 'middle class lockdown' (1 hour 12 minutes old)

Flic Everett, a writer from Scotland, went online to share the 14 common ventures people are undertaking  as the nation stays home amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus UK: Man threatens woman over social distancing (1 hour 28 minutes old)

The furious man launches a verbal tirade at a fellow shopper for allegedly flouting the Government's social distancing rules while waiting in a queue outside a Sainsbury's believed to be in London.

Coronavirus UK: Death toll hits 5,373 as 439 die in England (1 hour 31 minutes old)

Updated statistics from NHS England come as Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains in hospital after going in for tests last night because he has had a fever for 10 days.

Carer is refused early entry into Aldi store because her 'uniform doesn't count' (1 hour 32 minutes old)

Marion Kilmurray (pictured) was devastated when Aldi staff in Wilshaw, North Lanarkshire, failed to include her in the shoppers who are prioritised during the coronavirus lockdown.

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Coronavirus: Too early to consider lockdown exit strategy, says Raab (1 hour 4 minutes old)

The foreign secretary says measures are "beginning to work", as the number of deaths reaches 5,373.

Coronavirus: Closing parks and open spaces in lockdown should be 'last resort' (3 hours old)

The communities secretary warns councils to be "judicious" over locking up green spaces.

James Bond actress Honor Blackman dies aged 94 (2 hours old)

The British actress famously played Pussy Galore opposite Sean Connery's James Bond.

Labour: Ed Miliband returns to Labour shadow cabinet (1 hour 40 minutes old)

The former party leader is appointed shadow business secretary by Sir Keir Starmer.

Patient hits paramedic then collides with ambulance (1 hour 13 minutes old)

The loss of an experienced paramedic due to a "cowardly act", "beggars belief", his boss says.

Free school meal vouchers to continue over Easter holidays (1 hour 24 minutes old)

Teacher unions say the move will help alleviate the risk of children going hungry in the holidays.

The Open cancelled; Masters, US Open & US PGA Championship rescheduled (2 hours old)

The 149th Open Championship is cancelled but 2020's three other men's majors are rescheduled because of the global coronavirus pandemic.

Sturgeon believed medical chief should resign (3 hours old)

Scotland's first minister says she is "deeply sorry" for the situation, but stands by her decision-making.

Boy from Newcastle accused of right-wing terror offences (2 hours old)

The 16-year-old faces 11 charges including supporting the banned neo-Nazi group National Action.

Airbnb hosts defy lockdown laws with 'Covid-19 retreats' (5 hours old)

Government criticises "dangerous and irresponsible" listings of coronavirus isolation properties.

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Former world officials call on US to ease Iran sanctions to fight Covid-19 (5 hours old)

Group of former diplomats and ministers says shifting rules on medical trade could save hundreds of thousands of livesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCoronavirus latest: at a glanceA group of 24 senior diplomats and defence officials, including four former Nato secretary generals, have urged Donald Trump to save “potentially hundreds of thousands of lives” across the Middle East by easing medical and humanitarian sanctions on Iran. Related: US ignores calls to suspend Venezuela and Iran sanctions amid coronavirus pandemic Continue reading...

Lawsuit raises questions about source of Jeff Bezos's affair revelation (7 hours old)

In lawsuit, Michael Sanchez has accused AMI of plot to ‘scapegoat’ him, and has cast doubt on claim that he was the ‘sole source’ A top executive at the tabloid publisher behind the National Enquirer said in a private email that he was “saving for my tombstone” the untold story of how the tabloid uncovered a 2019 exclusive about Jeff Bezos’s extramarital relationship, according to a lawsuit against the publisher.The claim raises new questions about how American Media Inc (AMI) discovered the Amazon CEO’s relationship, and how it obtained knowledge of explicit sexual photographs that Bezos, one[...]

Report set to blame Syria chemical attacks on Bashar al-Assad (1 hour 28 minutes old)

Watchdog to release first report blaming president for attacks during the conflictThe UN’s chemical weapons watchdog is expected to release its first report explicitly blaming Bashar al-Assad for sarin and chlorine gas attacks on civilians in Syria as efforts to establish accountability for the use of chemical agents in the nine-year-old conflict gain momentum.Observers anticipate that the report by a new unit at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) will be published on Wednesday, the second anniversary of a major chlorine attack on the then rebel-held Damascus subur[...]

Honor Blackman, James Bond's Pussy Galore, dies aged 94 (2 hours old)

Actor also known for role in Avengers praised as ‘hugely prolific creative talent’ by family•Peter Bradshaw on Honor Blackman: an elegant and witty star who never took herself too seriously• Honor Blackman: a life in picturesHonor Blackman, the actor best-known for playing Bond girl Pussy Galore, has died aged 94.The actor, who became a household name in the 1960s as Cathy Gale in The Avengers and enjoyed a career spanning eight decades, died of natural causes unrelated to coronavirus. Continue reading...

At least 20 UK phone masts vandalised over false 5G coronavirus claims (3 hours old)

Industry body assures people in open letter there is no link between 5G and pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAt least 20 mobile phone masts across the UK are believed to have been torched or otherwise vandalised since Thursday, according to government and industry sources who are increasingly concerned about the impact of baseless theories linking coronavirus to 5G networks.There have been noticeable clusters of attacks on masts around Liverpool and the West Midlands. Owing to the slow rollout of 5G in the UK, many of the masts that have been vandalised did n[...]

New renewable energy capacity hit record levels in 2019 (2 hours old)

Most new electricity globally was green and coronavirus bailouts must boost this further, says agencyAlmost three-quarters of new electricity generation capacity built in 2019 uses renewable energy, representing an all-time record. New data from the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) shows solar, wind and other green technologies now provide more than one-third of the world’s power, marking another record.Fossil fuel power plants are in decline in Europe and the US, with more decommissioned than built in 2019. But the number of coal and gas plants grew in Asia, the Middle East and A[...]

Duffy praised by Rape Crisis for going public with details of ordeal (2 hours old)

Account of kidnap and rape will help to stop others suffering in silence, says charityA national rape charity has praised the bravery of the pop singer Duffy for going public with harrowing details of how she was drugged, held captive and raped early in her career.On Sunday Duffy posted details of an ordeal which she kept secret for a decade, hoping that it might bring comfort to others that it is possible to “come out of the darkness”. Continue reading...

'Magic toilet' could monitor users' health, say researchers (3 hours old)

System of sensors and cameras would turn loo into ‘daily clinic’ and detect problems earlyA smart toilet boasting pressure sensors, artificial intelligence and a camera has been unveiled by researchers who say it could provide a valuable way to keep tabs on our health.The model is the latest version of an idea that has been around for several years: a system that examines our daily movements in an effort to spot the emergence of diseases. Such an approach, experts say, has an advantage over wearable devices, since individuals do not need to remember to use the system. Continue reading...

Larry David comes out in support of Woody Allen after reading memoir (6 hours old)

The Curb Your Enthusiasm star praises Allen’s book, Apropos of Nothing, after protests greeted the first attempt to publish itLarry David has expressed his support for Woody Allen after reading the latter’s newly published autobiography, Apropos of Nothing, saying: “It’s hard to [think] that this guy did anything wrong.”In an interview published in the New York Times, the Curb Your Enthusiasm star and Seinfeld co-creator said : “Yeah, it’s pretty great, it’s a fantastic book, so funny … You feel like you’re in the room with him … and it’s hard to walk away after reading that book thinking that[...]

Shadow chancellor TV interview gatecrashed by her daughter, three (7 hours old)

New shadow cabinet appointee Anneliese Dodds interrupted while speaking to Sky NewsCoronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Many parents working from home during the national lockdown have grown accustomed to their children interrupting virtual work meetings, but most don’t have it happen during a live news interview.Anneliese Dodds, the newly appointed shadow chancellor, was interrupted by her daughter while speaking to Kay Burley on Sky News on Monday morning. Continue reading...

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