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Image copyright AFP The government is facing calls from Tory backbenchers to drop the 2m (6ft) social distancing rule in England. MPs, including former cabinet ministers Sir Iain Duncan Smith and Damian Green, say it is essential for the economy. The government has said it is constantly reviewing its coronavirus lockdown guidance. It follows the […]

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Image copyright @DRNimages1 Image caption Officers were called to Energen Close in Harlesden A two-year-old boy is in a serious condition in hospital after being hurt in a shooting in Harlesden, north west London, police have said. The lone gunman is thought to have fled on a motorbike after firing at two men, a mother […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Thursday’s Clap for Our Carers could be the last one for some time This evening many of us in the UK will grab our pots and pans, scoop up the dog, and nervously look out of the window to make sure our neighbours are 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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Coronavirus is continuing its spread across the world, with more than four million confirmed cases in 188 countries. Nearly 300,000 people have lost their lives. The United States alone has more than 1.3 million confirmed cases – about six times as many as any other country. This series of maps and charts tracks the global […]

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Image copyright Thomas Angus, Imperial College London Image caption A team of researchers designed the JamVent ventilator in three days A team of engineers and medical experts have revealed their designs for a “low-cost” ventilator. The JamVent prototype was built in response to the government’s appeal for the devices to tackle coronavirus. Its creators from […]

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Image copyright Google Image caption Bishop Climate Wiseman is the head preacher at the south London church A church in London has continued selling a fake Covid-19 cure, despite being under investigation by the charity watchdog. The Charity Commission launched a probe into the Kingdom Church, in south London, earlier this month for selling coronavirus […]

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Image copyright Michael Rudman Image caption Barge East in Hackney Wick is one of several venues subject to a crowdfunding appeal Pubs and restaurants around the UK are turning to crowdfunding websites to survive the lockdown. Village locals and inner-city craft beer bars are among those asking for pledges of up to £30,000. Nick Antona, […]

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Image copyright Craving Coffee Image caption Matt and Rachel Ho have raised more than £21,000 so far for their business Craving Coffee “Running a small business is touch and go at the best of times,” says Rachel Ho, director of an independent coffee shop in Tottenham, north London. And these, it seems fair to say, […]

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