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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Thursday’s Clap for Our Carers could be the last one for some time On Thursday evening many of us in the UK grabbed our pots and pans, scooped up the dog, and nervously looked out of the window to make sure our neighbours were doing the same. Then, when […]

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Image copyright Shutterstock Image caption Boris Johnson with Jennifer Arcuri at an event in 2014 Boris Johnson will not face a criminal investigation into his dealings with US businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri when he was Mayor of London. The Independent Office for Police Conduct said in its report that there was “some evidence” the pair had […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Transport for London must cut its Tube and bus networks without emergency funding, the mayor warned. Transport for London (TfL) has secured £1.6bn in emergency funding to keep Tube and bus services running until September. Mayor Sadiq Khan had warned the body was close to running out of money. […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Heathrow Airport has been granted permission to appeal against a block on its plans for a third runway. In February the Court of Appeal found the government decision to allow the plans to go ahead was unlawful. At the time the court said the government had not taken its climate commitments […]

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Image caption Samuel Akinsanya said his mum Esther Akinsanya was known as “nurse or matron” because she loved to care for people New NHS data has revealed ethnic breakdowns among the patients in London hospitals who have died with coronavirus. Black people account for 13% of the city’s population but 16% of deaths. Epidemiologist Dr […]

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Image caption Robert Rodrigues with his fiancée after proposing in New Zealand last year Private healthcare facilities – largely the preserve of the affluent prior to the coronavirus pandemic – have been made available to NHS patients in recent weeks. It has meant some cancer or cardiac patients considered at high risk if they contracted […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPrincess Diana visited the hospital 17 times where she met patients and staff The UK’s only hospital specialising in HIV care that was set to close has won a reprieve, staying open to treat patients with coronavirus. Mildmay Mission Hospital in Bethnal Green, London, has accepted referrals […]

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Image copyright PA Media With warm weather forecast in parts of the UK over Easter, the government has appealed for people to stick to the restrictions on movement. These say people should go out as little as possible and only leave if they have a “reasonable excuse”. This includes: Exercise – alone, or with members […]

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Image copyright Met Police Image caption Adam Lewis, who was sentenced on Wednesday, also threatened to bite the officer, police said A man who coughed on a police officer and claimed to have coronavirus has been jailed for six months. Adam Lewis, 55, told the officer: “I am Covid and I am going to cough […]

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Image copyright AFP Coronavirus has been spreading rapidly across the world, affecting 175 countries and claiming more than 21,000 lives.There are more than 470,000 confirmed cases worldwide. Southern Europe is now at the epicentre of the crisis and the US is also facing a surge in cases.This series of maps and charts will help you [...] Read more