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Coronavirus: Hillingdon Hospital shuts to emergencies after outbreak

Image copyright Google Image caption Seventy members of staff from Hillingdon Hospital are self isolating A west London hospital has been closed to all emergencies following an outbreak of Covid-19 among its staff. The outbreak was declared at Hillingdon Hospital on Friday and as of Tuesday 70 workers were...

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UK firms slash 11,000 jobs in two days in retail and aviation

Image copyright Getty Images At least 11,000 people in the UK are set to lose their jobs after a raft of firms announced cuts in the past 48 hours. The cuts are mainly being made by High Street retailers and in aviation – two of the sectors hardest hit...

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Wednesday UK’s hottest day of the year so far as heatwave continues

Image copyright Reuters Image caption People took shelter from the hot weather under umbrellas at the beach in Bournemouth Wednesday is officially the hottest day of the year so far, with people flocking to beaches and beauty spots. Met Office forecasters said temperatures hit 31C at Heathrow Airport, beating...

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Coronavirus ‘leaves £500m black hole in London’s finances’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sadiq Khan has warned police and the fire brigade services will be cut without a government bailout Coronavirus has left a £500m black hole in the capital’s finances, the Mayor of London has said. Sadiq Khan has warned that services including the police...

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Rapper Wretch 32’s father Tasered by London police

Image copyright PA Media Rapper Wretch 32 has spoken about the lack of progression on “police brutality” in the UK as he shared footage of his father being Tasered. The 35-year-old posted a video on Twitter of Millard Scott falling downstairs after being Tasered by officers in north London,...

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Coronavirus: Adelie Foods worker says job losses ‘devastating’

Image caption Adelie Foods was hit by a drop in the sandwich trade hit by the coronavirus lockdown measures A worker at one of Britain’s largest sandwich-making firms which has ceased trading said closure would be “devastating” to its 2,000 workers. Adelie Foods, which has sites at Milton Keynes...

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Andy Byford to be commissioner of Transport for London

Image caption Andy Byford started his career as a uniformed station foreman for London Underground Andy Byford has been appointed the new commissioner of Transport for London. Mr Byford, 54, who was previously president and chief executive officer of New York City Transit Authority, will begin his role on...

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Coronavirus pandemic ‘could be curtains’ for small businesses

Image caption Gordon Thompson was convicted of the arson of House of Reeves furniture store The director of a family-run shop that was burnt to the ground during the 2011 London riots says small businesses may be forced to shut by Covid-19. Graham Reeves warned “it could be curtains”...

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Coronavirus: Social distancing ‘impossible’ on London commute

Image caption One commuter told the BBC “it’s next to impossible to social distance on the Tube” Commuters in London said social distancing was “next to impossible” as many made their first journeys to work since lockdown rules were eased. People in England are being encouraged to return to...

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Coronavirus: Prof Neil Ferguson quits government role after ‘undermining’ lockdown

Image copyright Imperial college london Prof Neil Ferguson has quit as a government adviser on coronavirus after admitting an “error of judgement”. Prof Ferguson, whose advice to the prime minister led to the UK lockdown, said he regretted “undermining” the messages on social distancing. The Telegraph reported that a...

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