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Image copyright Michael Rudman Image caption Barge East in Hackney Wick is one of several venues subject to a crowdfunding appeal Pubs and restaurants around the UK are turning to crowdfunding websites to survive the lockdown. Village locals and inner-city craft beer bars are among those asking for pledges of up to £30,000. Nick Antona, […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Burger King has more than 500 UK restaurants The chief executive of Burger King UK has said the fast-food chain has not made its rent payments for April. Alasdair Murdochtold the BBC’s Today programmethat he could not see the firm paying for some time to come. Burger King is […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRobert Jenrick: “I told local councils I would give them the resources to do the job” Parks and cemeteries must remain open and family can attend loved ones’ funerals, Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick has said. Speaking at Number 10, he said “people need parks” but they […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption From Monday temporary measures will mean passengers will no longer be able to board using the front door Passengers will only be allowed to board London’s buses using the middle door during the coronavirus pandemic, Transport for London (TfL) has said. The changes to protect drivers follow concerns that […]

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Image copyright PA Media Image caption NHS coronavirus testing (pictured) is not available to most people – and scammers are taking advantage by advertising home testing kits, which are illegal to sell People and businesses should be wary of scammers trying to turn the coronavirus pandemic to their advantage, the National Crime Agency (NCA) has […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Firefighters have to disinfect the fire truck and equipment every time it is called to an emergency to curb the spread of the virus Around 12% of firefighters and control room staff in some areas are self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic, says the firefighters’ union. The Fire Brigades Union […]

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Image copyright Getty Images A doctors’ union has said many of its members are still not getting the protective equipment they need to treat patients with coronavirus. The British Medical Association (BMA) said doctors were putting their lives at risk. On Friday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said there was enough kit for everyone and unveiled […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Countries like the UK that have closed schools to help stop the spread of coronavirus should ask hard questions about whether this is now the right policy, says one team of scientists. The University College London team says keeping pupils off has little impact, even with other lockdown measures. But a […]

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For the past two weeks, since the lockdown restrictions began, BBC news presenter Sophie Raworth has been running to work at lunchtime to present the BBC News at Six and Ten, taking pictures as she passes some well-known landmarks. Here she describes what it is like to commute through the now deserted streets of the […]

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