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Brexit trade talks continuing in ‘difficult times’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Brexit clock Post-Brexit trade talks are continuing with the EU “in these difficult times”, according to the UK’s chief negotiator.David Frost said he and his EU counterpart, Michel Barnier, would decide a timetable for further discussions in April and May.Opposition parties have called for a delay to the December deadline for reaching an agreement in light of the coronavirus outbreak.But No 10 has
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Coronavirus: Woman warns of severity of illness as mum dies

[ad_1] A daughter of a woman killed by coronavirus has urged people to understand the severity of the illness, saying she did not want her mother's death "just to be a statistic".Anne Blythe, 58, died in hospital in Harlow, Essex, with a stranger holding her hand as her relatives were banned from visiting.Her daughter Candice put an emotional plea on Facebook asking people to stay at home and "do it
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Coronavirus: Berwick illustrator’s kid-calming cartoon

[ad_1] Image copyright Katie Chappell Image caption The cartoon aims to make full protective kit seem less frightening An illustrator has created a cartoon to reassure young children in hospital during the coronavirus pandemic.Katie Chappell, from Berwick, was asked by an NHS anaesthetist to draw something that would make protective masks and gowns less frightening.She has since been inundated with requests from hospitals around the world wanting to use her
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Coronavirus: UK cases ‘could be moving in the right direction’

[ad_1] Image copyright Downing Street The number of coronavirus cases in the UK "could be moving in the right direction", the government's chief scientific adviser has said.Speaking at the daily Downing Street briefing, Sir Patrick Vallance said it was "possible that we're beginning to see... the curve flattening".He added, however, it would be another "week or so" before he could be sure.The foreign secretary, meanwhile, said the PM, who is
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Coronavirus: The effects on the most vulnerable

[ad_1] Paula is a dancer and made an appearance on ‘Britain’s Got Talent.’ She has complex medical needs and has been told by the government to self-isolate for 12 weeks at home. She relies on her assistance dog, carers and a nurse for help, but the coronavirus crisis has already had a knock-on affect on the care she receives. She now worries about what could happen if she or her
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‘Stay at home’ plea from pregnant nurse with Covid-19

[ad_1] In a hospital bed and struggling to breathe pregnant Michelle Wright calls on people to stay at home and save lives.Ms Wright, 37, has tested positive for coronavirus and is being cared for at Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley.The nurse who works at City Hospital, Birmingham, is 29-weeks pregnant, and has had to have steroid injections to mature her unborn child's lungs in case her condition deteriorates.She recorded a video
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Kray twins detective ‘Nipper’ Read dies aged 95

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Detective Superintendent Leonard 'Nipper' Read of Scotland Yard arrested the twins The detective credited with bringing the Kray twins to justice has died at the age of 95.Former Det Ch Supt Leonard "Nipper" Read arrested notorious east London gangsters Ronnie and Reggie Kray in May 1968, after trailing them for years.He later wrote two autobiographies of his exploits, and was played by Christopher
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Covid-19: British-African doctors use #DontRush challenge to highlight NHS diversity

[ad_1] A group of NHS doctors have taken up the popular #DontRush social media video challenge to bring a dose of positivity amid the global Covid-19 outbreak and highlight the issue of diversity.Many of the doctors are from African background and say they want to challenge the "underrepresentation of diversity in the NHS".The #DontRush trend challenges people to transform themselves for an imaginary glamorous night out - but within the
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Coronavirus deaths in Scotland rise by 74 to 296

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Media The number of people in Scotland who have died after contracting coronavirus has risen by 74 to a total of 296, Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed.The first minister said 4,229 people had now tested positive for the virus.Part of the rise is due to figures from the weekend only just being confirmed, although Ms Sturgeon warned that this would still be an under-estimate.She also said there