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Coronavirus: PM warns second lockdown 'disastrous' and a snake for a face mask

Wed, 16/09/2020 - 18:49
Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Wednesday evening.

Jigukumar Sorthi jailed for 'horrific' killing of ex-fiancee

Wed, 16/09/2020 - 18:42
Jigukumar Sorthi attacked Bhavini Pravin at her home after her parents called off their wedding.

Bromley man fined for ordering banana for black man in pub

Wed, 16/09/2020 - 18:37
The piece of fruit was delivered to Mark D'arcy-Smith's table at a Wetherspoon pub in Bromley.

Coronavirus: Second national lockdown would be 'disastrous', PM says

Wed, 16/09/2020 - 18:26
Boris Johnson says the government is doing "everything in our power" to prevent another lockdown.

Lord Keen: Senior law officer quits over Brexit bill row

Wed, 16/09/2020 - 18:20
Downing Street confirms that Lord Keen has resigned as Scotland's advocate general.

Richard Morris: Diplomat's family "devastated" by loss

Wed, 16/09/2020 - 18:18
Richard Morris, the British High Commissioner to Fiji, was last seen running in Hampshire in May.

Coronavirus: Southend walk-through test centre sees long queues

Wed, 16/09/2020 - 17:06
A council has urged people only to turn up at the walk-through facility if they have an appointment.

Coronavirus: 'Booking a test is like getting Harry Potter tickets'

Wed, 16/09/2020 - 16:16
Facing "unsustainable" absences, teachers say the government has not kept its promises on testing.

Coronavirus testing: Education secretary defends system for schools

Wed, 16/09/2020 - 16:06
Schools in England can now order testing kits from the NHS directly, says the education secretary.

Operation Stack launched as Dover checks cause M20 queues

Wed, 16/09/2020 - 14:37
The emergency measure is implemented as freight vehicles queue up to enter the Port of Dover.

Rhondda Cynon Taf coronavirus lockdown: What are the rules?

Wed, 16/09/2020 - 13:55
As Rhondda Cynon Taf joins Caerphilly in lockdown, how do restrictions differ to the rest of Wales?

Coronavirus: Marshals 'unlikely' in England, councils say

Wed, 16/09/2020 - 13:20
Introducing Covid marshals across England is "unlikely" and "almost impossible", some authorities say.

Call to improve 'cruel' care home visit rules in Scotland

Wed, 16/09/2020 - 11:49
Families say urgent change is needed to allow greater access to their relatives in care homes.

Gaia Pope death: Family wants answers to 'vital questions'

Wed, 16/09/2020 - 11:20
Gaia Pope's family ask for her inquest to be delayed due to "significant gaps in the evidence".

'Anxiety app helped me at my new school' says Essex pupil

Wed, 16/09/2020 - 10:35
Maisie, 11, speaks about how a new app funded by the NHS helped her cope as she started a new school.

Thomas Cook revival: 'I wish the business well'

Wed, 16/09/2020 - 10:24
Thomas Cook returns online only one year after its collapse - we ask former staff for their reaction.

Saving Cumbria's plastic-lined river

Wed, 16/09/2020 - 09:24
The River Keekle was lined 20 years ago to protect it from pollution but the plastic became the problem.

Coronavirus: 'I moved out because my kids returned to school'

Wed, 16/09/2020 - 06:27
Richard Burns stops physical contact with family because of his 'extreme vulnerability' to Covid-19.

The Papers: Testing 'circus' as Hancock says it may last weeks

Wed, 16/09/2020 - 05:35
The government's testing system faces criticism on many of Wednesday's front pages.

Portsmouth children's entertainer says he's 'back to square one'

Wed, 16/09/2020 - 01:55
Children's entertainers say they are struggling with the new "rule of six" for social gatherings.

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