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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 fiancĂ©e 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

Image caption Goodge Street in central London is one of the stations currently closed Up to 40 stations on the London Underground network are to be shut as the city attempts to reduce the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. Transport for London (TfL) announced there would be a partial shutdown of the network from Thursday […]

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Tahnoon Nimer (left) and Matt Southall pictured at Charlton’s match against Barnsley in February Charlton say chairman Matt Southall has their full backing amid a row with majority shareholder Tahnoon Nimer. On Tuesday, Nimer said he would be looking for a new chairman because his and Southall’s interests for the club’s future were “irreconcilable”. But […]

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Two more patients test positive for coronavirus in England, bringing total number of UK cases to 15 This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You […]

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