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Coronavirus: London key workers to star on cover of British Vogue

Image copyright Jamie Hawkesworth Three front-line workers from London will star on the cover of British Vogue next month. A London Overground train driver, an east London midwife and a King’s Cross supermarket worker will all feature on July’s front page. Photographer Jamie Hawkesworth captured the trio of women...

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Coronavirus: One week in one hospital

As the UK begins the slow process of reopening some businesses and returning to work, the BBC has been given unprecedented access to a hospital in the heart of London, for one week. Medical staff at the Royal London Hospital say a rise in cases is inevitable as members...

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Wendell Baker: ‘Double jeopardy’ pensioner rapist cleared for release

Image caption Wendell Baker was jailed for life in 2013 after attacking 66-year-old Hazel Backwell and locking her in a cupboard. A man convicted of beating and raping a pensioner has been cleared for release from prison by the Parole Board. Wendell Baker was given a life sentence in...

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Coronavirus information: What should I do?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced new lockdown rules to help tackle the coronavirus emergency in England. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have their own powers over the lockdown and while some advice is common across the board, they have not lifted measures to the same extent. How can...

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Coronavirus: Mr Hackney Marshes Jermaine Wright dies

Image copyright NHS Image caption Jermaine Wright worked as a senior pharmacy technician in the aseptic unit at Hammersmith Hospital A “driving force” behind London’s amateur football scene has died after contracting coronavirus. Jermaine Wright, 45, was known as Mr Hackney Marshes due to his involvement with the famous...

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Murder probe launched over Hayes alleyway strangling

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Baljit Singh’s body was found in an alleyway off Station Road, in Hayes on Saturday A murder investigation has been launched after a man was found strangled to death in west London. Emergency services found the body of Baljit Singh, 37, in an...

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Islamic State: Rapper Lyricist Jinn arrested by police in Spain

Image copyright Spanish National Police Image caption Spain’s national police released video of Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary’s arrest A rapper from London who travelled to Syria to join the Islamic State group has been arrested in Spain. Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, 28, who performed as Lyricist Jinn, travelled to the Middle...

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Coronavirus: Speaker outlines plans for ‘virtual’ Parliament

Image copyright AFP MPs could take part in PMQs, urgent questions and statements via video link when they return to Parliament after recess. In a letter to MPs, Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle says plans for a virtual parliament are progressing well. The main proposal would see some proceedings...

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Coronavirus: Doctor in his 70s at Kingston Hospital dies

Image copyright Kingston Hospital A doctor who specialised in treating the elderly has died after testing positive for Covid-19. Dr Anton Sebastianpillai, who was in his 70s, died on Saturday, four days after being admitted to Kingston Hospital in south-west London. The consultant geriatrician, who qualified as a doctor...

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Coronavirus: 13-year-old boy dies, says London hospital trust

Image copyright Getty Images A 13-year-old boy who tested positive for coronavirus has died, King’s College Hospital Trust in London said. A spokesman for the trust said the boy’s death had been referred to the coroner but gave no further details. It comes as the biggest daily increase in...

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