British boy strikes up a pen-pal relationship with girl from Yemen

British boy strikes up a pen-pal relationship with girl from Yemen

Apollo, a six-year-old British boy, has struck up a pen-pal friendship with a young Yemeni girl - Razan - who was injured by an air strike during the conflict which has now lasted six years. They exchange letters about their hobbies, favourite an...
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Graves dug in Northern Ireland ahead of coronavirus peak

Graves dug in Northern Ireland ahead of coronavirus peak

Funeral directors have appealed for members of the public to work with them during the pandemic after lines of freshly-dug graves appeared at a Northern Ireland cemetery. Drone footage posted on social media recently showed a fleet of lorries and...
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Labour leadership vote closes

Labour leadership vote closes

Voting in the race to replace Jeremy Corbyn as Labour chief has finished ahead of a new leader of the party being announced at the weekend.
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Eddie Jones: Winning 2023 World Cup is the target

Eddie Jones: Winning 2023 World Cup is the target

Eddie Jones will lead England to the next World Cup after agreeing a contract extension until the end of the tournament in 2023. He admits that winning the World Cup is the "target" but doesn't want to obsess over it. Instead he hopes to lead th...
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Brexit briefing: 273 days until the end of the transition period

Brexit briefing: 273 days until the end of the transition period

The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latest figures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process.
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Care homes at risk of being priced out of protective equipment by 'unethical' suppliers

Care homes at risk of being priced out of protective equipment by 'unethical' suppliers

Care homes at risk of being priced out of protective equipment by 'unethical' suppliers Shaleeza Hasham who works at the Surrey-based care home group, CHD Living has criticised suppliers of personal protective equipment (PPE) for 'unethically' rai...
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Eddie Jones agrees new deal which commits him to England until 2023

Eddie Jones agrees new deal which commits him to England until 2023

England men's head coach Eddie Jones and the RFU have agreed a contract extension which will see him continue his role until the end of the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France.
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Boris Johnson gives update on testing from self-isolation

Boris Johnson gives update on testing from self-isolation

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19, said testing was "how we would unlock the coronavirus puzzle" and "defeat it in the end".
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Virtual adopt-a-grandparent scheme goes viral as isolation for all continues

Virtual adopt-a-grandparent scheme goes viral as isolation for all continues

Surrey-based care home group CHD Living has had more than 28,000 people sign up to a scheme to virtually 'Adopt a Grandparent' in the last two weeks. Aiming to combat isolation and build connections using video call technology, elderly patients ...
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Trump resists national lockdown, leaving US states to make their own decisions

Trump resists national lockdown, leaving US states to make their own decisions

US President Donald Trump is resisting calls to order a nationwide lockdown to stem the spread of coronavirus. Mr Trump's refuses to implement such restrictions despite his administration's projections that tens of thousands of Americans are like...
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Coronavirus: How has sport been affected?

Coronavirus: How has sport been affected?

A look at how the sporting calendar has been affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
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Key United Nations Cop26 climate talks postponed

Key United Nations Cop26 climate talks postponed

Key United Nations Cop26 climate talks which were set to take place in Glasgow in November have been postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, it has been announced.
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Man celebrates birthday running marathon in back garden during coronavirus lockdown

Man celebrates birthday running marathon in back garden during coronavirus lockdown

A Cheltenham man is celebrating his 32nd birthday by running a marathon in his back garden to raise funds for the NHS. James Campbell, a former javelin thrower, tweeted the idea on Monday and received a huge response, raising over GBP5,000 - whic...
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Ivanka Trump on helping small businesses during the coronavirus crisis

Ivanka Trump on helping small businesses during the coronavirus crisis

Senior Adviser to President Trump, Ivanka Trump, joined Yahoo Finance for her first remote interview, to discuss how the $2 trillion fiscal stimulus bill will be helping small businesses.
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Irish emergency services surprise young boy for his birthday during lockdown

Irish emergency services surprise young boy for his birthday during lockdown

The Irish Garda have surprised a young boy from Cork on his birthday, in an effort to cheer him up during the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown.
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Leo Varadkar: Expect delays amid Covid-19 test shortages

Leo Varadkar: Expect delays amid Covid-19 test shortages

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar talks during a tour of a new facility in Citywest, Dublin, for people who need to self-isolate, where he admits there are going to be delays to testing due to shortages. He told reporters he understands the anxiety and worr...
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Business Secretary: Money must reach businesses as quickly as possible

Business Secretary: Money must reach businesses as quickly as possible

Business Secretary Alok Sharma urged banks to help the UK taxpayer and continue to grant loans. Mr Sharma said GBP12 billion in grants for businesses is with local authorities and urged them to pay out "as quickly as possible".
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Eoin Morgan: Cricket not at the forefront of minds during coronavirus lockdown

Eoin Morgan: Cricket not at the forefront of minds during coronavirus lockdown

EMB 18.00. England cricketer Eoin Morgan speaks to the press from his home via videolink during the UK-wide Covid-19 lockdown. The limited-overs team captain said that cricket was not at the forefront of his team's minds during the ongoing Covid-...
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Daily coronavirus briefing: 2,352 people admitted to hospital have died

Daily coronavirus briefing: 2,352 people admitted to hospital have died

Business Secretary Alok Sharma announces that 2,352 people admitted to hospital with coronavirus have died in the UK.
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Public Health England: Increase in road traffic since lockdown

Public Health England: Increase in road traffic since lockdown

Professor Yvonne Doyle of Public Health England says statistics show an increase in people driving and reiterates the point that people should stay at home. She also says coronavirus numbers in the Midlands are now a concern.
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Artist shares tips for creativity during coronavirus crisis

Artist shares tips for creativity during coronavirus crisis

Portrait painter Francesca Currie has been sharing ways in which people can connect and create with are in isolation. Through videos on YouTube, she has been teaching her followers to draw, paint and make clay to create art at home. Ms Currie shar...
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Coronavirus testing: What we know so far

Coronavirus testing: What we know so far

The Government has said the UK must go "further, faster" to ramp up coronavirus testing capacity, but where can you get one and who is first in the queue?
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Ex-Bank of England chief warns extended lockdown could cause 'rebellion'

Ex-Bank of England chief warns extended lockdown could cause 'rebellion'

The former governor of the Bank of England, Lord Mervyn King, has warned that an extended lockdown due to coronavirus could result in a "rebellion" if it is enforced for too long. The comments came during a round-table webinar organised by Policy...
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Andy Burnham: Greater Manchester stands ready to help in national testing effort

Andy Burnham: Greater Manchester stands ready to help in national testing effort

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has said the city is ready to help in the national testing effort during a remote press conference on the area's response to the coroanvirus pandemic.
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Wimbledon cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic

Wimbledon cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic

Wimbledon has become the latest sporting event to be cancelled because of the coronavirus crisis. The tournament was scheduled to take place at the All England Club from June 29 to July 12.
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Trump: Boris Johnson's coronavirus approach could have been very catastrophic

Trump: Boris Johnson's coronavirus approach could have been very catastrophic

Donald Trump has said the UK's early approach to tackling the coronavirus outbreak would have been "very catastrophic" if Boris Johnson had not decided to change tack. The US president suggested the Prime Minister had looked to "ride out" the vir...
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Army pay visit to nine-year-old who wrote them a letter

Army pay visit to nine-year-old who wrote them a letter

Members of the armed forced visited nine-year-old Noah's house in Birkenhead, after he wrote them a letter saying he wanted to enlist when he was older.
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Care home recreates giant game of Kerplunk to lift morale in isolation

Care home recreates giant game of Kerplunk to lift morale in isolation

Residents at a residential home have recreated a giant game of Kerplunk to lift their spirits in isolation. The game was made from garden netting, a cardboard box, bamboo canes and balls by staff at Fir Villa Residential Home in Somerset. A vide...
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Charity donates free food to those in need during coronavirus lockdown

Charity donates free food to those in need during coronavirus lockdown

A charity based in Kingston, London, has started to distribute free food donated by the local Aldi supermarket to residents in the area during the coronavirus lockdown. Many of those collecting the free food are doing so on behalf of the elderly ...
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Coronavirus in numbers: UK cases reach 29,474

Coronavirus in numbers: UK cases reach 29,474

A look at the latest figures behind coronavirus as UK deaths jumped to 2,352.
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Coronavirus testing: What we know so far

Coronavirus testing: What we know so far

The Government has said the UK must go "further, faster" to ramp up coronavirus testing capacity, but where can you get one and who is first in the queue?
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Sturgeon: Intensive care influx expected as coronavirus deaths in Scotland rise to 76

Sturgeon: Intensive care influx expected as coronavirus deaths in Scotland rise to 76

The number of seriously ill coronavirus patients being admitted to intensive care will continue to rise for at least the next two to three weeks, Scotland's First Minister warned, as she announced that 76 people have now died with the disease. Ni...
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History of the BMW 3 Series

History of the BMW 3 Series

As one of the most popular cars of all time, the 3 Series has gone through all manner of changes. We turn the clock back as we see where this saloon came from.
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Prince of Wales makes first appearance since coming out of self-isolation

Prince of Wales makes first appearance since coming out of self-isolation

The Prince of Wales shares a message on the coronavirus pandemic and its effect on the older members of the community. Charles developed mild symptoms of the Covid-19 illness and self-isolated at his Scottish home for seven days after receiving t...
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Tips for keeping your animals happy in self-isolation

Tips for keeping your animals happy in self-isolation

Ten top tips for keeping your animals happy during self-isolation. With pet owners across the UK facing the possibility of an extended lockdown, many are sure to be wondering how to keep their dog entertained. Thankfully for our animal companions...
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Brexit briefing: 274 days until the end of the transition period

Brexit briefing: 274 days until the end of the transition period

The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latest figures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process.
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Loss of smell, taste could be strongest symptom of Covid-19

Loss of smell, taste could be strongest symptom of Covid-19

Researchers at King's College London say the loss of sense of smell and taste could be the best way to tell if you have Covid-19, after tracking symptoms via their specially-created app. By the end of March, the app had more than 1.8 million use...
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The state of the political parties as the UK battles Covid-19

The state of the political parties as the UK battles Covid-19

A look at how the Government and opposition benches stand as parties unite in tackling the coronavirus pandemic.
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Conactless payment limit to rise to GBP45

Conactless payment limit to rise to GBP45

The limit for contactless payments is being raised to GBP45 from April 1 to help fight the spread of Covid-19.
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What to watch in April 2020

What to watch in April 2020

As movie releases get postponed and cinemas close their doors due to the coronavirus pandemic, the small screen is becoming more integral to our entertainment needs. Here we take a look at all the upcoming releases of movies and films in April 2020.
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Off-grid couple who travel UK with dog

Off-grid couple who travel UK with dog

A woman who found not one, but two life-long companions after swiping right on a dating app. When Kayla Moyes, 24, first saw maths teacher Sam Taylor's profile in November 2017, she admits she was only interested in the "chubby ginger guy with th...
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Staff prepare for first Covid-19 patients in London's Nightingale Hospital

Staff prepare for first Covid-19 patients in London's Nightingale Hospital

Staff at London's new Nightingale Hospital are preparing to open the facility's doors to patients in the battle against Covid-19. At full capacity the converted ExCel Centre site will be able to accommodate up to 4,000 ventilated patients.
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Donald Trump's most controversial tweets

Donald Trump's most controversial tweets

Take a look back at US President Donald Trump's most controversial tweets.
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Royal babies through the years

Royal babies through the years

Take a look at the royal babies through the years, from the Queen to Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.
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Flatmates turn to fancy dress to ease boredom in lockdown

Flatmates turn to fancy dress to ease boredom in lockdown

Two freelance workers have been using their time in self-isolation to recreate famous looks, including Mary Poppins, Edward Scissorhands and even My Little Pony. Freelance photographer Harriet Clare, 29, and dancer and performer Chloe Mead, 28, ...
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Football freestyler keeps public on their feet during lockdown

Football freestyler keeps public on their feet during lockdown

World record freestyler Ben Nuttall is creating football tutorials on TikTok as a way of helping the public develop their football skills during lockdown. Nuttall, who holds three world records for various freestyle skills, is teaching his follow...
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Max Whitlock's lockdown workout for gymnasts

Max Whitlock's lockdown workout for gymnasts

Olympic gold medallist Matt Whitlock performs a home workout routine for gymnasts who are currently unable to access their gyms during the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown.
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Michael Gove: We must go 'further, faster' with testing

Michael Gove: We must go 'further, faster' with testing

Michael Gove says that testing of NHS staff for coronavirus must go "further and faster" in the coming weeks after questions were raised over current testing levels.
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