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Britain's food banks prepare for surge in demand as millions lose their jobs

Before the parcel from the food bank arrived, Natasha Cartey had just half a bag of rice and a tub of butter. Cartey lives in social housing in Newham, one of London's poorest boroughs, and receives government benefits. As the country faces its biggest crisis since World War Two, food banks which normally serve meals in their premises have closed so food distribution charities are left to deliver food parcels to people's doors.
Tags: London, News, World, Britain, Newham, Natasha Cartey


Man held over death of woman found near Plaistow church

Metropolitan police say man, 21, in custody on suspicion of murdering Kelly Stewart, 41Police investigating the murder of a 41-year-old woman in east London last week have arrested a man.The Metropolitan police said a 21-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday night on suspicion of murdering Kelly Stewart and remains in custody at an east London police station. Continue reading...
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Man held over death of woman found in Plaistow churchyard

Metropolitan police say man, 21, in custody on suspicion of murdering Kelly Stewart, 41Police investigating the murder of a 41-year-old woman in east London last week have arrested a man.The Metropolitan police said a 21-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday night on suspicion of murdering Kelly Stewart and remains in custody at an east London police station. Continue reading...
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The Latest: Protective gear shortage hits Fukushima workers

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.TOP OF THE HOUR:___— Protective gear shortage affecting workers at Fukushima nuclear plant— Australia to offer free child care during pandemic to keep workers on job— New Zealand has plan to help tourists return home— Isreael's health minister diagnosed with new coro...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, London, News, Australia, China, Germany, Russia, Israel, Jerusalem, Iran, World, Beijing, Italy, United Nations


Thursday morning news briefing: Virus questions without answers

If you want to receive twice-daily briefings like this by email, sign up to the Front Page newsletter here. For two-minute audio updates, try The Briefing - on podcasts, smart speakers and WhatsApp. Ministers fail to explain testing and lockdown strategy So many questions; so few answers. Ministers are unable to answer basic questions about when Britain's testing regime for coronavirus is to be increased dramatically in scale to allow the country to plan its lockdown exit. After days of mou...
Tags: UK, London, News, Germany, Berlin, World, Britain, NHS, Jp Morgan, RSPB, Allister Heath, Alex, Aintree, Helena Horton, Sarah Knapton, Michael Deacon


Coronavirus: London hospital almost runs out of oxygen for Covid-19 patients

Coronavirus: London hospital almost runs out of oxygen for Covid-19 patientsIncident at major hospital raises fears over pressure on supplies during pandemic * See all our coronavirus coverage
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Widespread Testing, Large Number Of ICU Beds Gave Germany An Upper Hand On Coronavirus

BERLIN (AP) — Late last year — long before most people had heard of the new coronavirus now sweeping the globe — scientists in Germany sprang into action to develop a test for the virus that was causing an unusual respiratory disease in central China. They had one by mid-January — and labs around the country were ready to start using it just weeks later, around the same time that Europe’s most populous country registered its first case. “It was clear that if the epidemic swept over here from Chi...
Tags: Europe, London, News, France, China, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin, Spain, Ap, Rome, Britain, Italy, Associated Press, Imperial College London, Jens Spahn


Wimbledon cancelled for first time since WWII

Roger Federer and Serena Williams were among the tennis stars left devastated on Wednesday as Wimbledon was cancelled for the first time since World War II due to the coronavirus. The cancellation of the oldest Grand Slam tournament at London's All England Club leaves the season in disarray, with no tennis set to be played until mid-July. "Devastated," tweeted eight-time champion Federer, while Serena, who has won the tournament seven times, said she was shocked by the momentous decision.
Tags: London, News, Sports, Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Federer, Serena, All England Club


Coronavirus: 'Living legend' doctor Alfa Saadu dies from Covid-19

Dr Alfa Saadu worked as a medical director and across many hospitals in London, his family said.
Tags: UK, London, News, COVID, Alfa Saadu


'Misleading and alarming': behind Sheffield's coronavirus figures

City’s statistics look bad, but there are reasons why people should not be unduly worriedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFor residents of Sheffield, the daily roll call of coronavirus cases has made for alarming reading. On Tuesday the Steel City had the third highest number in any local authority in England (451), behind Hampshire (650) and Birmingham (814).The figures have led some to worry that Sheffield – home to 575,400 people, compared with Birmingham’s 1.1 mill...
Tags: Health, England, London, Society, UK News, Sheffield, Yorkshire, Birmingham, Hampshire, North Of England, Steel City, Coronavirus outbreak


Wimbledon Tennis Tournament Canceled For First Time Since WWII

Wimbledon was canceled on Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, the first time since World War II that the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament won’t be played. The All England Club announced after an emergency meeting that the event it refers to simply as The Championships is being scrapped for 2020. Wimbledon was scheduled to be played on the club’s grass courts on the outskirts of London from June 29 to July 12. Instead, the next edition of the tournament will be June 28 to July 11, 2...
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Wimbledon Canceled for 1st Time Since WWII Because of Coronavirus

Wimbledon was scheduled to be played on the club's grass courts on the outskirts of London from June 29 to July 12.
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Coronavirus: Online classes keeping students learning in London

A London academy shows how it is delivering lessons to 1,000 pupils on coronavirus lockdown.
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London’s Barbican Extends Closure, Focuses on Digital Offer

Leading London cultural center The Barbican has extended its temporary closure until June 30, but in the meantime it is focusing on its online program. Nicholas Kenyon, The Barbican’s managing director, said: “Having reviewed the current government advice and looking at how long social distancing measures are likely to be in place, we feel we’re […]
Tags: London, News, Global, Musicians, Barbican, Coronavirus, Barbican Extends Closure Focuses on Digital Offer, Nicholas Kenyon The Barbican


I moved to Paris during lockdown. Here's what I found

The plan to move to France had been in the works for months. We bit the bullet and quit our jobs, packed our poky London flat into boxes, and then watched the world come crashing down around us.
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Wimbledon set to be cancelled for first time since WWII

Wimbledon looks certain to be scrapped for the first time since World War II by tournament chiefs on Wednesday as the coronavirus wreaks further havoc on the global sporting calendar. The cancellation of the only grasscourt Grand Slam tournament at the All England Club would leave the tennis season in disarray after the French Open was controversially moved and all events cancelled until June 7. Wimbledon, in leafy southwest London, is due to run for two weeks from June 29, with Novak Djokovic...
Tags: London, News, Sports, Novak Djokovic, Simona Halep, All England Club


Zero-waste lifestyles challenged by COVID-19, but virus impacting environment

When Katrina McGuire began aspiring to a zero-waste lifestyle two years ago, she found that bringing her own containers to grocery stores was a small but significant step in reducing her reliance on disposable plastic.Now that the COVID-19 outbreak is causing Canadians to revert back to single-use material in an effort to slow the spread of the virus, McGuire and other zero waste advocates are facing some challenges.McGuire, a Toronto resident who runs the Danforth Reduces project in the city&ap...
Tags: London, News, Toronto, World, Western University, The Canadian Press, McGuire, Danforth, Mensink, Katrina McGuire, Paul Mensink


Coronavirus: Two 'healthy' teens, 13 and 19, die in London

Two apparently healthy teenagers have died in London after contracting coronavirus.
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Coronavirus: Transforming London's ExCeL centre into Nightingale hospital

The ExCeL centre has become the Nightingale and is due to start taking coronavirus patients this week.
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Annalee Newitz looks at the Great Plague of London and 17th century social distancing

Annalee Newitz has a piece in The New York Times about the "Great Plague" of London (1665-1666)--the last outbreak of bubonic plague in England--which ended up taking the lives of almost a quarter of the city's population. A lot of English people believed 1666 would be the year of the apocalypse. You can’t really blame them. In late spring 1665, bubonic plague began to eat away at London’s population. By fall, roughly 7,000 people were dying every week in the city. The plague lasted through most...
Tags: Post, England, London, News, New York Times, Oxford, Cambridge, Isaac Newton, Pandemics, Annalee Newitz, Charles II, Bubonic plague, Social Distancing, Coronapocalypse, Great Plague of London


Coronavirus: 13-year-old boy dies, says London hospital trust

A 13-year-old boy who tested positive for coronavirus has died, says London's King's College Hospital Trust
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Turkey Widens Virus Response With Central Bank’s Bond Buying

(Bloomberg) -- Turkey’s central bank on Tuesday added to its emergency program to help contain the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak, as the country’s number of confirmed cases surged 25% and the death toll climbed to 214.The bank introduced new measures to ease lenders’ access to credit and support liquidity in the government bond market, before the latest data showed Turkey’s caseload of Covid-19 rose to 13,531 from 10,827 from a day ago.Policy makers said they could make the bulk...
Tags: London, News, Bloomberg, Turkey, Treasury, Erdogan, Central Bank, Tayyip Erdogan, BlueBay Asset Management, Timothy Ash, Bloomberg Turkey, Credit Guarantee Fund


London holds its breath, but coughs in the silence bring worry

Toilet paper and food are back in stores and there is social distancing in the queues, but field hospitals are also being set up as London awaits the peak of coronavirus infections.
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Coronavirus In California: Doctors ‘Cautiously Hopeful’ Early Shelter At Home Measures Are Working

(CNN) — Two weeks after San Francisco issued the country’s first shelter-in-place order for residents to prevent spread of the novel coronavirus, hospital emergency rooms throughout the region appear to be seeing the early effects. “The surge we have been anticipating has not yet come,” Dr. Jahan Fahimi, an emergency physician and medical director at the University of California, San Francisco, told CNN. “We’re all kind of together holding our breaths.” As of Monday morning, the city reported a ...
Tags: London, News, California, US, California News, San Francisco, Cnn, Glendale, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County, University of California San Francisco, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Newsom, Dorian, Mahajan, Harbor UCLA


Saudis Start to Unleash Oil Wave Despite U.S. Pressure

(Bloomberg) -- Saudi Arabia has made good on its pledge to ramp up oil exports in April, with a first wave of crude already on its way toward Europe and the U.S., a clear sign the price war remains in full swing.The kingdom has loaded several of the supertankers it hired earlier this month to boost its ability to increase exports, according to ship-tracking data. In addition, Riyadh has used the last few weeks to shuttle large amounts of crude into storage in Egypt, a stepping stone to the Europ...
Tags: Europe, Japan, London, News, Vladimir Putin, Saudi Arabia, China, Russia, Opec, Bloomberg, Egypt, Kremlin, Donald Trump, Trump, Riyadh, Aramco


Coronavirus: Paramedic protective kit 'only fit for making sandwiches'

A London paramedic says he does not feel protected while treating patients with suspected coronavirus.
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Aqute Media Takes North America on Helen Reddy Biopic ‘I Am Woman’

London-based sales agent WestEnd Films has closed a North American deal with Jeff Sackman and Berry Meyerowitz’s company Aqute Media for “I Am Woman,” the biopic about Australian singer Helen Reddy. The film had its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival as the opening film of the Special Presentations section. The film also recently […]
Tags: London, News, Global, North America, Westend Films, HELEN REDDY, Aqute Media, Jeff Sackman, Berry Meyerowitz


Coronavirus complicates Argentina's delicate dance to avoid debt default

BUENOS AIRES/LONDON (Reuters) - The global coronavirus pandemic is threatening to disrupt Argentina's tense debt restructuring talks with creditors, stoking risks the country may slip into default and face a downgrade, ratings agencies and bondholders told Reuters. The South American country's leaders have said they cannot keep serving its debts without revamping almost $70 billion in overseas bonds and nearly $45 billion (36.46 billion pounds) owed to the International Monetary Fund ...
Tags: London, News, World, Argentina, Reuters, International Monetary Fund IMF, Todd Martinez Fitch


Mercedes F1 engineers help make a breathing aid for coronavirus patients in less than 100 hours

Formula 1 engine manufacturer Mercedes has teamed up with clinicians and university engineers in London to design a breathing aid for coronavirus patients that can be quickly mass produced, a development that could help reduce the need for ventilators.
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What Happens When Epidemiologists are Undermined By Politics? (slashdot)

Earlier this month Slashdot covered the Imperial College in London forecast of "what happens if the U.S. does absolutely nothing to combat COVID-19," which predicted 2.2 million deaths just in the U.S. and another 510,000 in Great Britain. The paper was co-written by Neil Ferguson, one of the world's leading epidemiologists, and "launched leaders in both countries into action," according to the Washington Post. Earlier this month Ferguson posted on Twitter that Microsoft and GitHub are working ...
Tags: London, News, Microsoft, Washington Post, Britain, United States, Ferguson, Fox News, Great Britain, Trump, Imperial College, Slashdot, Laura Ingraham, EditorDavid, Neil Ferguson, Washington Post Earlier



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