Day: May 22, 2020

UK coronavirus LIVE: Priti Patel announces new quarantine rules as Covid-19 death toll rises by 351

May 22, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates People arriving in the UK from June 8 will have to self-isolate for 14 days under new rules announced today. Home Secretary Priti Patel announced the new measures in Downing Street and said they would be reviewed every three […]

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Five-year-old daughter interrupts her journalist dad as he asks question on childcare at press briefing

May 22, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates This is the moment a journalist was interrupted by his five-year-old daughter as he tried to ask First Minister Nicola Sturgeon a question on childcare responsibilities during the coronavirus pandemic. Chris Musson, the political editor of the Scottish Sun, […]

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Labour demands 'swift explanation' amid reports that Dominic Cummings broke coronavirus lockdown rules

May 22, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Labour has now demanded a “very swift explanation” from Number 10 over reports that Dominic Cummings broke the Government’s coronavirus lockdown rules. Police spoke to Boris Johnson’s top adviser after he was spotted almost 300 miles from his London […]

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Coronavirus: Clap for Carers should end next week, founder says amid concerns it is being politicised

May 22, 2020

The weekly Clap for our Carers event should stop after next Thursday, the founder has said. Annemarie Plas, the woman who came up with the idea of showing appreciation for the NHS and other frontline workers by clapping on Thursday nights, has stated that the 10th such event this week should also be the last. […]

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Downing Street urges people not to break rules over bank holiday weekend as UK councils warn Brits to 'stay away'

May 22, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Downing Street has urged the public to “continue to abide by the social distancing rules” over the bank holiday weekend. With scorching temperatures expected over the weekend , councils with responsibility for beauty spots have also warned people to […]

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Thousands of coronavirus home test kits not sent back, UK testing coordinator says

May 22, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Thousands of coronavirus home testing kits have not been sent back, the Government’s testing coordinator has admitted. Some 762,252 tests have now been posted to people’s homes but Professor John Newton said not all had been returned for analysis. […]

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Boris Johnson’s Government is selfishly settling old scores instead of helping Londoners in need

May 22, 2020

Through the misery of Covid-19, which has taken so many lives, tales of heroic acts by frontline workers and stories of communities coming together have lifted the nation and given us hope.  However, our Government has unfortunately chosen to exploit the unprecedented situation we face to further narrow selfish interests and settle old scores. Shamefully, […]

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Founder wants ‘politicised’ Clap for Carers to end next week

May 22, 2020

A yoga teacher who started the clap for carers movement has said next Thursday’s show of support would be the last. Annemarie Plas, a Dutch national living in south London, said she was “overwhelmed” by the support for the ritual, but said it was better to stop when it was at “its peak”. Image: Annemarie […]

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Two-week quarantines to be imposed on new arrivals to UK

May 22, 2020

Two-week quarantines will be imposed on new arrivals to the UK from 8 June with a £1,000 fine for anyone who breaches the measure, the home secretary has announced. Priti Patel added during Downing Street’s daily briefing that mandatory self-isolation would not apply to people coming from Ireland, medics tackling COVID-19 and seasonal agricultural workers. […]

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Battersea dog and cat foster carers – photo essay

May 22, 2020

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home has a network of more than 1,000 volunteers and foster carers to call on when necessary. In normal circumstances, an average stay is 34 days for dogs and 25 days for cats. The home has had lots of generous offers from people willing to open their homes to its animals […]

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