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Image copyright PA Media Image caption All pupils and year groups are expected to be back full time next term The government has published its safety plans for England’s return to school in September – built on the principle of keeping classes or whole year groups apart in separate “bubbles”. But it means if there […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Coronavirus is continuing its spread across the world, with more than nine million confirmed cases in 188 countries. Nearly 500,000 people have lost their lives. This series of maps and charts tracks the global outbreak of the virus. Where are coronavirus cases and deaths still rising? While some countries are starting […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Dame Vera Lynn, the Forces’ Sweetheart whose songs helped raise morale in World War Two, has died aged 103. The singer was best known for performing hits such as We’ll Meet Again to troops on the front line in countries including India and Egypt. Her family said they were “deeply saddened […]

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Robert Jenrick Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick acted properly and with propriety over his approval of a £1bn property scheme in East London, the government says. Mr Jenrick approved the scheme 14 days before the developer gave the Conservative Party £12,000. Labour said the sequence of events raised “cash for favours” […]

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Image copyright @DRNimages1 Image caption Officers were called to Energen Close in Harlesden A young child was among four people hurt in a shooting in north London, police have said. Shots were fired in Energen Close, Harlesden, at about 21:45 BST, Scotland Yard said. The child and a man were taken to hospital with gunshot […]

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Image copyright @AliBebul Image caption Ten crews of firefighters were sent to tackle the blaze in Bethnal Green Four people have been rescued from a fire at flats in Bethnal Green, east London. Eighty firefighters were sent to Hadleigh Close after the fire broke out at about 03:30 BST. London Fire Brigade said it took […]

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Despite lockdown measures being lifted people living with sickle cell disease are still having to follow strict measures. Sickle cell disease affects 1.5m people and causes blood cells to change shape. It is a potentially life-threatening disorder which mainly affects those with African or Caribbean heritage. Video by Tarah Welsh and David Faye. emergency plumbing […]

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Image copyright Louise Wigginton Image caption The 29-year-old said she does not get to see her daughter often, but when she does she is physically and mentally exhausted As lockdown begins to ease and unlimited exercise is allowed in England, a nurse has pleaded with people to adhere strictly to social distancing rules. Louise Wigginton, […]

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Image copyright Thomas Angus, Imperial College London Image caption A team of researchers designed the JamVent ventilator in three days A team of engineers and medical experts have revealed their designs for a “low-cost” ventilator. The JamVent prototype was built in response to the government’s appeal for the devices to tackle coronavirus. Its creators from […]

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Daisy is doing a “rainbow walk” to raise money for the NHS.The three-year-old from Sutton, south London, was diagnosed with severe spina bifida, hydrocephalus and talipes before being born. Doctors said she would “likely be in a vegetative state” and her chances of walking were “near impossible”. Recently she and her parents were inspired by […]

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