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Image copyright Getty Images There are now more than 2.6 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in 185 countries as the disease continues to spread. At least 180,000 people have died. The United States has more than four times as many confirmed cases as any other country. This series of maps and charts tracks the global […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some Londoners have been wearing face masks when travelling for several weeks Wearing face masks while travelling in London should be compulsory, city mayor Sadiq Khan has told the government. Despite UK public health experts not currently recommending the use of face-coverings, Mr Khan is lobbying for guidelines to […]

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The UK’s media watchdog has launched a formal investigation into a TV network’s broadcast of an interview with conspiracy theorist David Icke about coronavirus. Ofcom acted after London Live screened the programme on Wednesday evening. The regulator received more than 40 complaints following the broadcast. It follows YouTube’s introduction of stricter misinformation rules after a […]

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Image copyright Google Image caption Bishop Climate Wiseman is the head preacher at the south London church A faith healer who sold £91 “plague protection kits” claiming they could shield people from Covid-19 is being investigated by the charity watchdog. Bishop Climate Wiseman of the Kingdom Church in Camberwell, London, claimed a bottle of oil […]

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The qualifying event was taking place at London’s 2012 Olympics venue the Copper Box An International Olympic Committee taskforce has been called “irresponsible” after the Turkish Boxing Federation said two fighters and a coach who took part in a Tokyo 2020 qualifying event in London in March had since tested positive for coronavirus. The Boxing […]

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Image copyright Family image Image caption Laila and Jack are having to adjust to life without school “They’re quite scared at the moment, if I’m honest,” says Lucy of her children, Laila, 11, and Jack, 10. “They’re worried they’re going to catch it, they’re wondering when they’ll see their friends again.” Jack is already at […]

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Image copyright South China Morning Post Image caption Michel Roux was born in Charolles, Burgundy, in 1941 French-born chef and restaurateur Michel Roux has died aged 79. He passed away on Wednesday night surrounded by his family at home in Bray, Berkshire, after battling a long-standing lung condition. Roux and his brother Albert made gastronomic […]

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Image copyright Met Police Image caption Serial rapist Joseph McCann was found guilty of 37 offences against 11 victims There was a “repeated failure” by probation officers to recall serial rapist Joseph McCann to prison, a report has revealed. McCann was given 33 life sentences after being convicted of a series of offences against 11 […]

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Image copyright PA Media Controversial plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport have been thrown into doubt after a court ruling. The government’s decision to allow the expansion was unlawful because it did not take climate commitments into account, the Court of Appeal said. Heathrow said it would challenge the decision, but the government […]

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Image copyright @richardtudor96 Image caption Police had signalled for the car to stop before it sped off in Brixton A woman in her 20s has died after being struck by a car involved in a police pursuit in south London. The pedestrian was pronounced dead after being hit on a pavement in Brixton Hill at […]

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