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West Ham: David Moyes, Issa Diop & Josh Cullen test positive for coronavirus

David Moyes and two West Ham players immediately left Tuesday’s home fixture when they were told they had Covid-19 West Ham United manager David Moyes and two of the club’s players have tested positive for coronavirus. The club were informed of the positive tests while preparing for Tuesday’s home...

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Coronavirus: Garden attractions frustrated by ‘no-shows’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kew Gardens can safely admit 8,000 visitors each day Outdoor garden attractions have expressed their frustration over “no-shows”. The National Trust, Kew Gardens and the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) said their members were booking slots to visit and then cancelling or not turning...

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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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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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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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Coronavirus: Up to fifth of UK workers ‘could be off sick at same time’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBoris Johnson: “Keeping the country safe is the government’s overriding priority” Up to a fifth of the workforce may be off sick during the peak of a coronavirus epidemic in the UK, the government says in its latest plans. Police may...

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