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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 AFP Image caption A specialist centre at the Royal Free Hospital, London, is treating one of the new patients Two more patients have tested positive for coronavirus in England, bringing the total number of UK cases to 15. They have been transferred to specialist NHS infection centres in Liverpool and London, the Department […]

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Image copyright PA Media Two people have died and seven were injured after a crash involving seven vehicles and a pedestrian in Romford, east London. A man and a woman died at the scene on Squirrels Heath Road on Thursday afternoon, the Metropolitan Police said. Emergency services were called at about 13:15 GMT and fire […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCoronavirus in the UK: Five things you need to know about Covid-19 Many more people may be forced to self-isolate as part of efforts to stop the coronavirus spreading in Britain, the head of NHS England has warned. Sir Simon Stevens said more than 80 people discharged […]

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Image caption Damage to a wire near Luton caused the disruption, Network Rail said Rail commuters on Thameslink train services were disrupted because of a damaged overhead wire. Two of the four lines between London St Pancras and Bedford were closed during the morning rush hour. Thameslink initially expected disruption to last all day, but […]

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Saracens were the Premiership champions in the last two seasons Premiership Rugby has opened a public consultation into its salary cap regulations in the wake of Saracens’ relegation for spending over the limit. The governing body last month announced a “comprehensive review” of the rules, which is being led by former government minister Lord Myners. […]

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