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Death toll in Britain reaches 759 after big daily rise

Britain’s coronavirus death toll has reached 759 with a further 181 deaths reported in the past 24 hours. It is the second day to report a three-figure total after 115 deaths were reported yesterday as polling shows growing fear in the country. Experts warned to expect further rises in deaths...Britain’s coronavirus death toll has reached 759 with a further 181 deaths reported in the past 24 hours. It is the second day to report a three-figure total after 115 deaths were reported yesterday as polling shows growing fear in the country. Experts warned to expect further rises in deaths...Britain’s coronavirus death toll has reached 759 with a further 181 deaths reported in the past 24 hours. It is the second day...

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Johnson and Hancock test positive for coronavirus

Boris Johnson and his health secretary Matt Hancock have tested positive for coronavirus, they revealed today. The two men in charge of the government’s efforts to tackle the virus both said that they had mild symptoms and were continuing to work while self-isolating. However, their diagnoses will lead to concerns that the virus is...Boris Johnson and his health secretary Matt Hancock have tested positive for coronavirus, they revealed today. The two men in charge of the government’s efforts to tackle the virus both said that they had mild symptoms and were continuing to work while self-isolating. However, their diagnoses will lead to concerns that the virus is...Boris Johnson and his health secretary Matt Hancock have tested positive for coronavirus, they revealed today. The two men in...

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Workers unable to take holidays can carry over leave for two years

Workers who are unable to take their annual holiday entitlement because of the coronavirus crisis will be able to carry it over into the next two years. Employees will be given the right to postpone their 28 days annual leave, including bank holidays, if coronavirus means it is “not reasonably practicable” for them...Workers who are unable to take their annual holiday entitlement because of the coronavirus crisis...Workers who are unable to take their annual holiday entitlement because of the coronavirus crisis...

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Struck down, but not out — there was still fire in Boris’s fireside chat

A distinctly doggy-eyed Boris spoke to the nation from his self-isolation pod at Downing Street. He had copped it.A distinctly doggy-eyed Boris spoke to the nation from his self-isolation pod at Downing Street.A distinctly doggy-eyed Boris spoke to the nation from his self-isolation pod at Downing Street.

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How you can help food banks during the pandemic

Almost 70 per cent of food banks are in desperate need of at least five products amid unprecedented demand during the...Almost 70 per cent of food banks are in desperate need of at least five products amid...Almost 70 per cent of food banks are in desperate need of at least five products amid...

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Home school lesson one: uncorking the wine

We parents are as stressed as the kids so let’s settle for teaching them how to boil a kettle and drive themselves about

Sectarian divisions ‘will seal break-up of Afghanistan’

The loyalty of Afghanistan’s military is being stretched to breaking point by rival claims to the country’s presidency, raising the prospect of a catastrophic civil war, according to the son of a renowned resistance hero. Ahmad Massoud — whose father Ahmad Shah Massoud was known as “The Lion of Panjshir” for leading the fight against Soviet forces in the Eighties...The loyalty of Afghanistan’s military is being stretched to breaking point by rival claims to...The loyalty of Afghanistan’s military is being stretched to breaking point by rival claims to...

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EU agrees deal to stem flow of weapons into Libya

EU leaders have agreed to start naval patrols in the Mediterranean to try to prevent arms flooding into war-torn...EU leaders have agreed to start naval patrols in the Mediterranean to try to prevent arms flooding into war-torn Libya in breach of a UN embargo. An agreement yesterday ended an embarrassing stand-off which had divided European allies for two months, even as weapons have continued to pour in to both sides. The EU...EU leaders have agreed to start naval patrols in the Mediterranean to try to prevent arms flooding into war-torn Libya in...

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Deaths close gap on new arrivals in US population slowdown

The US population is growing at its slowest pace for a century as a drop in immigration combines with falling births...The US population is growing at its slowest pace for a century as a drop in immigration combines...The US population is growing at its slowest pace for a century as a drop in immigration combines...

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The lady vanishes: Kim’s favourite aide replaced by his sister

Until last December, Choe Son-hui was one of the most powerful figures, and certainly the most powerful woman, in...Until last December, Choe Son-hui was one of the most powerful figures, and certainly the most...Until last December, Choe Son-hui was one of the most powerful figures, and certainly the most...

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Son of Barclay twins agrees deal to sell Ritz despite family warfare

Aidan Barclay has a struck a deal to sell The Ritz hotel, despite uncertainty caused by the coronavirus outbreak and a bitter battle within the billionaire Barclay family. Sir Frederick Barclay warned this month that he would take legal action against Aidan, son of his twin brother Sir David, and other members of the family if the hotel on Piccadilly in central London...Aidan Barclay has a struck a deal to sell The Ritz hotel, despite uncertainty caused by the...Aidan Barclay has a struck a deal to sell The Ritz hotel, despite uncertainty caused by the...

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The crisis will prove expensive but we do have reasons for optimism

Statistics often have the power to shock but rarely do they have the ability to scare. Even the most appalling ones...Statistics often have the power to shock but rarely do they have the ability to scare. Even the most appalling ones, such as the victim count from a tsunami, are backward looking. By the time we see them, the horror has passed. But economic data this week was that rare thing: a bunch of numbers that were genuinely...Statistics often have the power to shock but rarely do they have the ability to scare. Even the most appalling ones, such as...

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‘I have been in and out therapy since I was ten’

Noah Lyles was going to be the star of the Olympic Games. The American had the speed, swagger and shifting hair colour to be the man who went down in history. Four years ago, he decided this was the summer when he would break the 100m world record. Now he is just happy to be stuck indoors. “My...Noah Lyles was going to be the star of the Olympic Games. The American had the speed, swagger and shifting hair colour to be the man who went down in history. Four years ago, he decided this was the summer when he would break the 100m world record. Now he is just happy to be stuck indoors. “My...Noah Lyles was going to be the star of the Olympic Games. The American had the speed, swagger and shifting hair colour to be...

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Klopp’s tears as he forgets title talk and calls for unity

Jürgen Klopp was moved to tears by footage of NHS doctors and nurses singing You’ll Never Walk Alone and said only a united response to the coronavirus outbreak would ensure the football calendar could resume “as soon as possible”. The Liverpool manager said hoped the crisis would result in greater solidarity across the world as he spoke at...Jürgen Klopp was moved to tears by footage of NHS doctors and nurses singing You’ll Never Walk Alone and said only a united response to the coronavirus outbreak would ensure the football calendar could resume “as soon as possible”. The Liverpool manager said hoped the crisis would result in greater solidarity across the world as he spoke at...Jürgen Klopp was moved to tears by footage of NHS doctors and nurses singing You’ll Never Walk Alone and said only a united...

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Ruthless, persistent but a record worse than Moyes: Solskjaer’s year at United

The Crown Casino in Perth is a lively place. Everywhere you turn, your senses come under attack. The bright lights of the slot machines dazzle your eyes, the sound of punters revelling in big blackjack wins can be heard across the vast room, and your nostrils are likely to be invaded by the stench of stale beer in...The Crown Casino in Perth is a lively place. Everywhere you turn, your senses come under attack.The Crown Casino in Perth is a lively place. Everywhere you turn, your senses come under attack.

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Premier League will never be forgiven if smaller clubs perish

Even in this time of self-isolation, the Premier League must finally grasp that it cannot exist in isolation. The...Even in this time of self-isolation, the Premier League must finally grasp that it cannot exist...Even in this time of self-isolation, the Premier League must finally grasp that it cannot exist...

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The day I watched the ultimate sporting choke

I have always had a fascination with choking. Friends who have seen me play golf might say I am something of an expert.I have always had a fascination with choking. Friends who have seen me play golf might say I am...I have always had a fascination with choking. Friends who have seen me play golf might say I am...

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Air Chief Marshal Sir David Evans

Daredevil fighter pilot who fought in the Second World War, witnessed the horrors of Belsen and was a driver for Britain’s bobsleigh team

In the final months of the Second World War, David Evans, a 20-year-old RAF pilot with 137 Squadron, repeatedly attacked Wehrmacht tank formations, armoured trains and troop convoys in northern Germany. Often flying more than one sortie a day, he did so in a Hawker Typhoon single-seater ground attack aircraft, almost always at low level, under the clouds and often in...In the final months of the Second World War, David Evans, a 20-year-old RAF pilot with 137...In the final months of the Second World War, David Evans, a 20-year-old RAF pilot with 137...

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Sir John Tooley

They say never work with animals or children, but to John Tooley’s horror Peter Hall insisted on a stage full of the...They say never work with animals or children, but to John Tooley’s horror Peter Hall insisted on a stage full of the former when directing Schoenberg’s Moses und Aron at the Royal Opera House in 1965. The creatures were sourced from Colchester zoo, which warned against a camel coming close to a donkey. However, as...They say never work with animals or children, but to John Tooley’s horror Peter Hall insisted on a stage full of the former...

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Assassination in Ireland

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65,000 people in Scotland may have coronavirus

More than 65,000 people in Scotland are believed to be infected with coronavirus as the nation faces its first weekend in lockdown. The number of people thought to be carrying the illness leapt by 15,000 in 24 hours and the public were urged to spend Saturday and Sunday at home, keeping their...More than 65,000 people in Scotland are believed to be infected with coronavirus as the nation faces its first weekend in lockdown. The number of people thought to be carrying the illness leapt by 15,000 in 24 hours and the public were urged to spend Saturday and Sunday at home, keeping their...More than 65,000 people in Scotland are believed to be infected with coronavirus as the nation faces its first weekend in...

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Think twice about having a baby, isolating couples told

Scots have been advised to think carefully about starting a family during the coronavirus crisis and take extra care with contraception while in isolation. Pregnant women are more likely to suffer severe symptoms of the virus and the NHS is facing overwhelming demand in the weeks to come. Catherine Calderwood, Scotland’s chief medical...Scots have been advised to think carefully about starting a family during the coronavirus crisis and take extra care with contraception while in isolation. Pregnant women are more likely to suffer severe symptoms of the virus and the NHS is facing overwhelming demand in the weeks to come. Catherine Calderwood, Scotland’s chief medical...Scots have been advised to think carefully about starting a family during the coronavirus crisis and take extra care with...

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Where can I take my daily walk this weekend?

Where can I take my daily walk in Scotland this weekend?
The public is being asked to stay as near to home as possible. While a family who all know each other can travel in a car the Scottish government is trying to avoid crowding in any beauty spots. Will I be reprimanded by the police if I stray too far?
The...
Where can I take my daily walk in Scotland this weekend?
The public is being asked to stay as...
Where can I take my daily walk in Scotland this weekend?
The public is being asked to stay as...

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Balmoral hotel boarded up in shutdown

One of Scotland’s most celebrated hotels has been boarded up in an apparent attempt to protect it from looters. The Balmoral, which overlooks Waverley Station in Edinburgh, has welcomed guests including Laurel and Hardy...One of Scotland’s most celebrated hotels has been boarded up in an apparent attempt to protect it from looters. The Balmoral, which overlooks Waverley Station in Edinburgh, has welcomed guests including Laurel and Hardy...One of Scotland’s most celebrated hotels has been boarded up in an apparent attempt to protect it from looters. The...

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Army on standby to turn SEC into hospital as casualties rise

Scotland’s largest exhibition centre is being assessed for use as a field hospital to help tackle the coronavirus outbreak as the Scottish death toll rose to 25. Army officials met the Scottish government and NHS Scotland...Scotland’s largest exhibition centre is being assessed for use as a field hospital to help tackle the coronavirus outbreak as the Scottish death toll rose to 25. Army officials met the Scottish government and NHS Scotland...Scotland’s largest exhibition centre is being assessed for use as a field hospital to help tackle the coronavirus...

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Virus death toll doubles in 24 hours

Student nurses to be paid

Ireland’s death toll from the coronavirus more than doubled to 19 last night as TDs debated an emergency bailout for workers. Nine of the ten deaths reported yesterday were in the east and one in the south. Seven men died and three women. At 1pm there were 1,819 cases in the country, including 255 new ones that represented the biggest daily rise yet. There have been 241...Ireland’s death toll from the coronavirus more than doubled to 19 last night as TDs debated an...Ireland’s death toll from the coronavirus more than doubled to 19 last night as TDs debated an...

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State ‘must guarantee’ protective equipment for staff on front line

Doctors and nurses have used their own money to buy protective equipment from hardware stores because of a lack of...Doctors and nurses have used their own money to buy protective equipment from hardware stores because of a lack of personal protective equipment in hospitals, the Dáil was told yesterday. Micheál Martin, the Fianna Fáil leader, said the latest figures showed that nearly a quarter of Covid-19 cases [24 per cent] were...Doctors and nurses have used their own money to buy protective equipment from hardware stores because of a lack of personal...

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