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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption How practical will it be for schools to adapt to social distancing? The earliest “realistic” point at which schools in England could start re-opening would be 1 June, head teachers’ leader Geoff Barton has said. “We cannot see any realistic way that schools could be re-opened to more pupils […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMr Hancock said wanting to be with a loved one at the end of their life is “one of the deepest human instincts” Close family members will be able to see dying relatives to say goodbye under new coronavirus guidelines, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said. He […]

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Image copyright PA Businesses who have signed up to pay their employees the “real living wage” are being urged to continue doing so during the coronavirus crisis. The living wage is set by the Living Wage Foundation and is separate to the statutory National Living Wage, which rose to £8.72 an hour on Wednesday.. One […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPM: Number of NHS volunteers in 24 hours equal to “population of Coventry” The number of people who have volunteered to help the NHS in its fight against coronavirus has passed half a million, double the government’s recruitment target. Speaking at his daily news conference, PM Boris […]

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Image copyright AFP Image caption There have been more than 900 confirmed cases of coronavirus in London Up to 40 stations on the London Underground network are to be shut as the city attempts to reduce the effect of the coronavirus outbreak. Transport for London (TfL) announced there would be a partial shutdown of the […]

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The likes of Ed Sheeran and Passenger began their careers by busking on the streets. Musicians Ben Dixon and David Fisher, who ply their trade in central London, hope to follow in their footsteps. But they fear plans to introduce busking licenses in response to noise complaints could stop them performing in Westminster. The two […]

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Image copyright PA Image caption There have been more than 3,000 train faults causing service disruption so far in 2019-20 Delays on the London Underground caused by defective trains have increased by a third in three years, according to official figures. Last year 5,040 mechanical issues on Tube trains led to a delay, up from […]

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The best friend of Tashan Daniel, who was stabbed to death at a Tube station, said he carries the Olympic hopeful’s ashes in a necklace “every single day”. Leon is calling on people to “be better” and to think about the affects of knife crime. Two men have been charged with murdering Tashan, 20, at […]

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The impact of poverty in 21st Century Britain is the focus of a new exhibition which showcases those trying to help their struggling neighbours. Four people making a difference in their communities explain how they became involved. ‘I want to be a spark in the plug’ Image copyright Jillian Edelstein Image caption Micah Lammie says […]

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