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Image copyright Getty Images The NHS is urging blood donors to keep their appointments during the coronavirus outbreak. It said donations were 15% lower than expected last week, amid fears donors are feeling unsure about safety and whether sessions are still going ahead. A spokesman said the impact of the drop was minimal but must […]

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Wasps and Worcester were the first teams to announce the cost-cutting measure Premiership clubs will be forced to take “drastic action” because the coronavirus outbreak could see them go six months without income, Gloucester chief executive Lance Bradley has said. The Cherry and Whites, Saracens, Wasps and Worcester all announced 25% pay cuts, from 1 […]

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Image copyright PA Image caption Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the proposals were “proportionate to the threat we face” Airports could be shut and people held on public health grounds under emergency powers to tackle coronavirus. Police and immigration officials would be able to place people in “appropriate isolation facilities” under plans. Patients could be […]

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Image copyright Met Police Image caption Buent Kabala (left) and Cafer Aslan were shot dead six months apart An appeal has been launched to find the killers of two cousins who were shot dead within six months of each other. Cafer Aslan, 54, was found with fatal gunshot injuries on Westminster Road at the junction […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Ten more people in the UK have died in the last 24 hours after testing positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of deaths to 21. The UK government’s chief medical adviser, Prof Chris Whitty, said all were patients in “at-risk” groups. The reported deaths were all in England, including London, […]

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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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Chris Ashton is just seven tries short of becoming the Premiership’s all-time top try scorer New Harlequins winger Chris Ashton says the manner of his departure from Sale last week came as “a shock”. Ashton’s former boss at Sale, Steve Diamond, said the ex-England player left after a “difference of opinion”. The 32-year-old said he […]

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The Duchess of Sussex surprised an entire school of children to mark International Women’s Day – although she didn’t realise her visit was unexpected. Ahead of the day, the Duchess of Sussex met pupils in Dagenham in east London on Friday. There was a lot of screaming, cheering and some cheeky statements from pupils who […]

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If you’ve travelled on the London Underground you’ll know how hot it can get. But what if the stifling air could be put to good use? At Islington’s derelict City Road station, a huge fan extracts warm air from the Northern Line tunnels and sends it to an energy centre above ground. It is used […]

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FA Cup: Chelsea 2-0 Liverpool highlights Ross Barkley said it was “a dream” to score against Liverpool as the midfielder helped Chelsea reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. The result meant Liverpool suffered their second successive defeat of this stellar season in a highly-competitive encounter at Stamford Bridge. Liverpool made seven changes to the […]

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