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Image caption In Wembley, north London, Elsley Primary School has resorted to food parcels and vouchers bought from its own budget The Department for Education says it does not know how many vouchers for free school meals have been delivered to parents over the past month. A scheme to give poor pupils in England vouchers […]

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Image copyright Getty Images There are now more than 2.6 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in 185 countries as the disease continues to spread. At least 180,000 people have died. The United States has more than four times as many confirmed cases as any other country. This series of maps and charts tracks the global […]

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Image copyright Amanda Yardley Image caption Amanda Yardley is one of around 20,000 former NHS staff who have returned to the service Thousands of doctors and nurses who had left the NHS are going back to care for patients with coronavirus. Some are coming out of retirement, but others are stopping their private work. We […]

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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 Reuters A member of Metropolitan Police staff has died after contracting coronavirus, the force has confirmed. In a statement, it said a member of staff in its contact centre, who had pre-existing health conditions, died after testing positive for COVID-19. Scotland Yard said it would not be releasing a name in line with […]

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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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Tahnoon Nimer (left) and Matt Southall pictured together at Charlton’s match against Barnsley in February Charlton Athletic chairman Matt Southall has insisted he will not step away despite majority shareholder Tahnoon Nimer “deciding on a new board” at the Championship club. Southall has been locked in a row with the Syrian businessman over finances at […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Universities are looking at replacing class lectures with online teaching Face-to-face lessons are being cancelled at some universities due to concerns about coronavirus. Universities including Loughborough, Durham, Manchester Metropolitan and the London School of Economics are offering online teaching instead. They said they were taking the measures as a […]

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Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption The Met said the officer’s status is “under review” The arrest of a serving Metropolitan Police officer relates to the outlawed neo-Nazi group National Action, it is understood. Counter-terrorism officers arrested the 21-year-old police constable in north London. He is being held on suspicion of membership of a proscribed […]

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Image copyright PA Media Controversial plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport have been thrown into doubt after a court ruling. The government’s decision to allow the expansion was unlawful because it did not take climate commitments into account, the Court of Appeal said. Heathrow said it would challenge the decision, but the government […]

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