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NHS Covid-19: App users unable to input negative tests

  People in England who test negative for Covid-19 are unable to share the result with the new NHS app for England and Wales if they did not book the test through it in the first place. The app asks for a code to register a test result but a code is only received if the test is positive. Those ...

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Croydon shooting: Officer shot dead at police custody centre

A police officer has been shot dead at Croydon Custody Centre in south London. The officer was shot by a man who was being detained at the centre in Windmill Road. It is believed the suspect was taken to the centre, where he was being searched, before producing a weapon and firing it at an officer and himself. The officer ...

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Legendary UK newspaper Sunday Times’s editor Harold Evans dies aged 92

Campaigners, journalists and politicians on Thursday paid tribute to the crusading British newspaper editor Harold Evans, after his death in New York aged 92. Former Sunday Times editor Evans is best remembered for his hard-hitting expose of the birth defects caused by the drug thalidomide in what remains a high watermark for the profession. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, himself a ...

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The UK has recorded 6,634 new coronavirus cases.

The UK has recorded 6,634 new coronavirus cases, the government has announced, making it the highest figure since mass testing began. Another 40 people have died within 28 days of testing positive for the virus. The latest figures take the overall number of confirmed cases to 416,363, and total deaths to 41,902. Meanwhile, people arriving in the UK from Denmark, ...

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Rishi Sunak unveils emergency jobs scheme

The government and firms will continue to top up wages of workers who have not been able to return to the workplace full time due to the coronavirus. The Job Support Scheme, which will replace the furlough scheme, will see workers get three quarters of their normal salaries for six months. It aims to stop mass job cuts after the ...

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Indyref2: Starmer refuses to rule out backing Scotland referendum

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has refused to rule out the possibility of supporting a second referendum on Scottish independence in the long term. But he told the BBC a vote like the one held in 2014 was “not needed” soon and the focus should be on “rebuilding” the economy and services after coronavirus. His party would not campaign for ...

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UK daily coronavirus cases surpasses 6,000 and Covid death toll rises by 37

The number of UK coronavirus cases has risen by 6,178 and death toll has increased by 37 in the past 24 hours, according to the latest figures from the government. The latest reported deaths from hospitals, care homes and the wider community, brings the total number of UK coronavirus fatalities to 41,862. Overall, 409,729 Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in ...

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Covid: Boris Johnson warns of tougher measures if new rules are flouted

The government has warned of “tougher measures” if people do not follow the latest coronavirus restrictions. In a television broadcast on Tuesday night, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said “we must reserve the right to go further” if cases continue to rise. Tighter restrictions were announced in all four UK nations. Mr Johnson warned they could last up to six months. ...

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Covid: Pubs and restaurants in England to have 10pm closing times

All pubs, bars, restaurants and other hospitality venues in England must have a 22:00 closing time from Thursday, to help curb the spread of coronavirus. The sector will also be restricted by law to table service only. The measures will be set out by the prime minister in Parliament before an address to the nation to be broadcast live at ...

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