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Matt Hancock 'delighted' to be back after Covid-19 recovery [Video]

Matt Hancock 'delighted' to be back after Covid-19 recovery

Health secretary Matt Hancock has said he is 'delighted' to be back to work after recovering from Covid-19, and hailed the fast progress of work to ensure that London's new Nightingale hospital will..

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Coronavirus testing facility opens at O2 Arena [Video]

Coronavirus testing facility opens at O2 Arena

A car park near the O2 Arena in North Greenwich, London, has been turned into a drive through coronavirus testing facility. The latest facility comes as the government is criticised for being slow to..

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Family friend speaks about 13-year-old virus victim [Video]

Family friend speaks about 13-year-old virus victim

A 13-year-old boy who became the UK’s youngest known coronavirus victim died alone without his family around him, a family friend told ITV News. Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab passed away in the early..

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Rise in new coronavirus cases in UK is concerning - health service boss [Video]

Rise in new coronavirus cases in UK is concerning - health service boss

The rise in new coronavirus cases in Britain is concerning, as are the rates of hospital admissions in London and the Midlands, Public Health England's medical director Yvonne Doyle said on Wednesday.

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Ex-Bank of England chief warns extended lockdown could cause ‘rebellion’ [Video]

Ex-Bank of England chief warns extended lockdown could cause ‘rebellion’

The former governor of the Bank of England, Lord Mervyn King, has warned that an extended lockdown due to coronavirus could result in a “rebellion” if it is enforced for too long. The comments came..

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NHS Nightingale receives oxygen delivery [Video]

NHS Nightingale receives oxygen delivery

A temporary 4,000-bed facility at London's ExCeL convention centre, named NHS Nightingale, is due to open this week - despite building work only starting last Wednesday - in a rush to increase numbers..

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Charity donates free food to those in need during coronavirus lockdown [Video]

Charity donates free food to those in need during coronavirus lockdown

A charity based in Kingston, London, has started to distribute free food donated by the local Aldi supermarket to residents in the area during the coronavirus lockdown. Many of those collecting the..

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NHS Nightingale Director on hospital logistics [Video]

NHS Nightingale Director on hospital logistics

Alan McGlennan, the Medical Director of NHS Nightingale, a temporary 4000-bed hospital facility inside London's ExCeL exhibition centre, has explained the logistics of staffing and operating one of the..

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NHS Nightingale hospital to open at London's ExCeL centre [Video]

NHS Nightingale hospital to open at London's ExCeL centre

temporary 4,000-bed facility at London's ExCeL convention centre, named NHS Nightingale, is due to open this week - despite building work only starting last Wednesday - in a rush to increase numbers of..

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Staff prepare for first Covid-19 patients in London's Nightingale Hospital [Video]

Staff prepare for first Covid-19 patients in London's Nightingale Hospital

Staff at London's new Nightingale Hospital are preparing to open the facility's doors to patients in the battle against Covid-19. At full capacity the converted ExCel Centre site will be able to..

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Journey through London's empty streets during coronavirus lockdown [Video]

Journey through London's empty streets during coronavirus lockdown

A journey through the empty pavements of central London as Covid-19 lockdown measures force people to stay inside in an attempt to block the virus' spread.

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Peru repatriation flight lands at Gatwick [Video]

Peru repatriation flight lands at Gatwick

A British Airways plane carrying passengers from Peru has landed at London’s Gatwick Airport. The UK’s flag carrier airline also announced on Tuesday that it would be suspending all Gatwick flights..

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Coronavirus test centre opens at Wembley Ikea [Video]

Coronavirus test centre opens at Wembley Ikea

A coronavirus test centre for NHS workers has opened at Ikea’s store in north-west London. Cars were queuing to gain access to the drive-through facility set up in the car park. Priority is being..

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Grounded EasyJet cabin crew to work at UK's popup hospitals [Video]

Grounded EasyJet cabin crew to work at UK's popup hospitals

Britain's temporary hospitals are seeking volunteers from airlines, calling on cabin crew members who are currently grounded to use their first aid skills and calm manner to help get the new hospitals..

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Can 'green stimulus' help corona-stricken economies? [Video]

Can 'green stimulus' help corona-stricken economies?

Many countries are having to spend heavily to weather the economic storm, while also facing the challenge of keeping carbon reduction pledges. Could “green stimulus” be the answer? Megan Revell..

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Inside the first NHS Nightingale Hospital [Video]

Inside the first NHS Nightingale Hospital

Rows of cubicles erected in London’s ExCel centre show the expected scale of the growth in numbers of coronavirus patients. Soldiers and trade contractors are converting the exhibition centre, which..

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Jade Thirlwall gives a virtual tour of her flat during coronavirus lockdown [Video]

Jade Thirlwall gives a virtual tour of her flat during coronavirus lockdown

Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall gives a tour around her London flat on FaceTime where she is self-isolating on Capital Breakfast with Roman Kemp showcasing including her drinks cabinet and toilet guest..

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London Underground busy despite lockdown [Video]

London Underground busy despite lockdown

Many Londoners continue to use the Underground network, one week on from Boris Johnson’s announcement of a UK-wide lockdown. This was the scene at North Acton station in west London on Monday..

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UK coronavirus death toll rises to 1,019, up 260 in one day [Video]

UK coronavirus death toll rises to 1,019, up 260 in one day

Britain said 1,019 people had died after testing positive for coronavirus by 1700GMT on Friday, a rise of 260 on the total 24 hours earlier. Edward Baran reports.

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Cubicles in London’s ExCel centre show likely scale of coronavirus crisis [Video]

Cubicles in London’s ExCel centre show likely scale of coronavirus crisis

Rows upon rows of cubicles hastily erected in London’s ExCel centre show the expected scale of the explosion in numbers of coronavirus patients. The effort should see the temporary facility in the..

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Djokovic pledges one million euros to help fight coronavirus in Serbia [Video]

Djokovic pledges one million euros to help fight coronavirus in Serbia

The Novak Djokovic Foundation pledges one million euros to the battle against coronavirus in Serbia.

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NHS Chief Executive announces increased capacity and testing [Video]

NHS Chief Executive announces increased capacity and testing

NHS Chief Executive Simon Stephens has announced that he has reconfigured hospitals across the country making 33,000 beds available for Covid-19 patients. New hospitals are also being built using..

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NHS Nightingale Hospital fully operational within 4 weeks [Video]

NHS Nightingale Hospital fully operational within 4 weeks

Former NHS Trust Chairman Roy Lilley says he expects the NHS Nightingale Hospital to be fully operational within 4 weeks. The 4,000 bed unit is being built inside London's ExCel exhibition centre and..

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How a care home embraces tech to beat lockdown blues [Video]

How a care home embraces tech to beat lockdown blues

The UK is just one of several European countries currently in lockdown, but one elderly care home has harnessed technology to help its residents. Keeping in contact with families and loved ones via..

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Work begins to get NHS Nightingale Hospital open [Video]

Work begins to get NHS Nightingale Hospital open

Work has begun to get the NHS Nightingale Hospital open so it can deal with the expected surge in Covid-19 cases. The 4,000 bed hospital which is being built inside London's ExCel centre will open next..

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UK to open temporary London hospital to tackle coronavirus outbreak

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Coronavirus: Emergency hospital to be set up in London's ExCel Centre

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Coronavirus: Military planners consider London's ExCel centre as site for 'field hospital'

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Coronavirus: Aerial footage shows deserted London streets

With pubs, restaurants and cafes closed, central London streets are practically deserted.
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London volunteers feed nurses for free as virus deaths surge

As coronavirus deaths surge in Britain, a group of London volunteers has set up a catering service to provide free meals for hard-pressed nurses at a major public hospital fighting the pandemic.
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Britain assessing how London's Excel Centre could help health service

Britain is assessing how London's Excel Centre might help relieve some of the pressure on the National Health Service (NHS) during the coronavirus pandemic, the defense ministry said on Monday.
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Police appeal for information on 'random' stabbing murder in London

Public are warned not to approach suspect if recognised
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Coronavirus: Church of England closes all its buildings in London

Diocese warns churches may have to shut across country if pandemic spreads
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Coronavirus: London parks closing as areas urge tourists to stay away

Authorities at parks, beaches and beauty spots urge tourists to stay away during the Covid-19 outbreak.
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Coronavirus: London borough announces indefinite closure of all parks

Hammersmith and Fulham council has announced the indefinite closure of all parks due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Coronavirus: London hospital ATM broken into overnight while doctors battle to save patients

'We have no words,' Royal Free NHS Trust says
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Coronavirus: Rough sleepers in London given hotel rooms

About 300 rooms are secured to help protect rough sleepers as Londoners heed advice to stay indoors.
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Coronavirus: London's rough sleepers to be housed in hotels during pandemic

Some 300 rooms will be offered in initial trial this weekend
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London street orchestra cheering up self-isolators

A violinist and his wife entertain families in isolation by playing in their street.
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Abdullahi Mahmoud shot dead in 'possible gang attack'

Abdullahi Mahmoud was shot in the middle of a street in Enfield, north London.
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Coronavirus: 'We will infringe civil liberties to save lives,' insists London mayor

Sadiq Khan tells Greater London Assembly: 'We may move to a situation where we move from advice to bans'
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Coronavirus: London pubs, gyms and restaurants to be told to close

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UK puts military on standby, queen addresses anxious nation

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UK PM Johnson says: we may have to consider going further in London

Britain may have to impose stricter measures in London to tackle the coronavirus because compliance with the government's advice in parts of the capital has been patchy, Prime Minister Boris Johnson..
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Murder investigation launched after woman stabbed to death in east London

Victim, believed to be in twenties, dies after being found with stab wounds in East Ham
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