Day: May 18, 2020

London care homes report possible fresh Covid-19 outbreaks

May 18, 2020

Doctors have reported possible fresh outbreaks of Covid-19 in care and nursing homes in west London, two months after the area was a hotspot in the first days of the coronavirus crisis. “Just when we thought there might be light at the end of the tunnel, two new or worsening care home outbreaks over the […]

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Arts funding plea as Globe warns it may not survive Covid-19 crisis

May 18, 2020

Shakespeare’s Globe theatre on the South Bank in London said ‘without public subsidy, we will not be able to survive this crisis’. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo A call for the government to step up with urgent funding “to shore up our cultural landscape” has been made as Shakespeare’s Globe warned it faces insolvency without extra […]

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Eileen Dooley obituary

May 18, 2020

My grandmother, Eileen Dooley, who has died aged 94, was a social worker turned sociology teacher who spent most of her life in London after moving to Britain from her native Ireland as a child. The eldest of five children (a sixth died in infancy), Eileen was born in Cappagh, County Tipperary, to Patrick Barry-Ryan, […]

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Mysterious lava-like flows on Mars may be mud eruptions, new research suggests

May 18, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The mysterious lava-like structures on the surface of Mars may have been caused by mud and not lava, according to a new study. While these structures appear to look like pahoehoes – lava flows seen in Hawaii and Iceland […]

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Anybody five and over with coronavirus symptoms now eligible for test

May 18, 2020

Anybody aged five and over who has coronavirus symptoms is now eligible for a test to see if they have the disease, the health secretary has announced. Matt Hancock added that the government has also recruited 21,000 staff to work on its tracing system, designed to find those who have had contact with someone who […]

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Coronavirus lockdown could be eased in Scotland by end of the month

May 18, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Coronavirus lockdown measures could start to be eased within days of May 28 in Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon has announced. By the end of the month Scots could be able to meet up with someone from another household, visit garden […]

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UK records lowest rise in coronavirus deaths since lockdown began

May 18, 2020

The UK has recorded its lowest daily coronavirus fatality figure since the nationwide lockdown began, with 160 further deaths. The increase – the lowest recorded by the Department of Health since 24 March – takes the total to 34,796. The figure includes coronavirus-related fatalities in all settings, including hospitals, care homes and the community. On […]

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Llama delivers food supplies to people self-isolating during coronavirus pandemic

May 18, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Elderly residents in Wales who are self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic are having essential groceries delivered by a llama. Max the llama, from Pembrokeshire, in Wales, has been helping to deliver basic food supplies to local families and pensioners […]

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Everyone aged over five with symptoms eligible for coronavirus testing, Matt Hancock says

May 18, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced that everyone over the age of five who is showing coronavirus symptoms is now eligible for a coronavirus test in the UK. Speaking in Parliament on Monday, Mr Hancock said the Government was […]

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Pictured: 'Innocent bystander' Aya Hachem, 19, shot dead in Blackburn while walking to Lidl

May 18, 2020

A 19-year-old woman shot dead in the street as she walked to a Lidl supermarket has been named by police as Aya Hachem. Miss Hachem, a law student at the University of Salford, was in King Street, Blackburn when someone in a passing vehicle opened fire in her direction, Lancashire Police said. Shots were fired […]

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