Health

About 7% have had coronavirus, says ONS survey

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images About 7% of people in England have been infected with coronavirus, antibody tests on a random sample of households suggest."Herd immunity is not worth worrying about" at that level, say experts involved in the Office for National Statistics study.The results are based on blood samples taken from 885 people from private households after 26 April.The number of people who have had the virus has never
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Coronavirus: Dental practices to reopen from 8 June

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Dental practices in England have been told they can reopen from Monday, 8 June, if they put in place appropriate safety measures.All routine dental care in England has been suspended since 25 March. The British Dental Association (BDA) has welcomed the announcement but says key questions remain.Currently, any patient with an emergency dental problem is supposed to be referred to an Urgent Dental Care (UDC)
US & World

Coronavirus: France to reopen cafes, bars and restaurants

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Restaurants in Paris - such as L'Ambassade d'Auvergne - will not yet be able to accommodate customers at inside tables France's PM Edouard Philippe has announced the reopening of bars and restaurants nationally, although Paris will need careful monitoring despite no longer being a virus hotspot.A ban on travelling more than 100km (60 miles) has also been relaxed, but the bar on gatherings of
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World’s oldest man Bob Weighton dies, aged 112

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Bob Weighton passed away at his flat in Alton, Hampshire The world's oldest man has died at the age of 112.Bob Weighton, from Alton, Hampshire, became the oldest man in February following the death of Chitetsu Watanabe of Japan, who was also 112.In a statement to the Press Association, his family said Mr Weighton "died peacefully in his sleep, from cancer" on Thursday morning
UK News

Coronavirus: Evening update as easing of lockdown will allow groups of six to meet

[ad_1] Here are five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this Thursday evening. We'll have another update for you on Friday morning.1. Lockdown easing to allow groups of six to meetGroups of up to six people will be able to meet outside in England from Monday, Boris Johnson said at No 10's daily briefing. Meanwhile, restrictions in Wales are also likely to be relaxed next week so
Entertainment

Gabrielle Union: Ex-America’s Got Talent judge discusses ‘toxic’ environment

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gabrielle Union also stars in LA's Finest, an offshoot of the Bad Boys film franchise Former America's Got Talent judge Gabrielle Union has spoken about the "toxic work environment" on set, six months after she left the show.The LA's Finest actress left the talent show after one series, with reports saying she had been dismissed.She has now told Variety she raised concerns with
Entertainment

The Bill actor Tony Scannell dies aged 74

[ad_1] Image copyright Fremantle Media/Shutterstock Actor Tony Scannell, who played DS Ted Roach in ITV police drama The Bill, has died at the age of 74.Scannell played the character for nine years in the 1980s and 90s.He was originally only meant to be in two episodes, but impressed the show's producers and went on to become a much-loved character.He also featured in Flash Gordon, Evil Never Dies and Waking The
Technology

Trump to redefine social-media legal protections

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP US President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order redefining the legal protections given to social-media platforms.It means platforms such as Facebook and Twitter could be sued if they are judged to "deceptively" block posts.The draft of the executive order says social networks are engaged in "selective censorship".Mr Trump has regularly accused social-media platforms of stifling or censoring conservative voices.On Wednesday, Mr Trump accused
Business

Biggest UK solar plant approved

[ad_1] Image copyright Hive Energy The go-ahead has been given to the UK’s biggest solar farm, stretching 900 acres on the north Kent coast.The government has approved the controversial scheme, which will supply power to 91,000 homes.The project could include one of the world’s largest energy storage systems.But it has been fiercely opposed by many local people, and it’s divided green groups. Greenpeace, the RSPB and the countryside charity CPRE
Business

Will coronavirus change America’s jobless stigma?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images More than 21 million people in the US - roughly one in six workers - are now receiving unemployment benefits amid the economic havoc triggered by the pandemic.The dramatic numbers, a sign of the steep job losses triggered by the virus lockdown, are not unique to the US. But they are prompting fierce debate in a country that has long attached stigma to state aid.Another