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World leaders urged to show empathy to help people through lockdowns

World leaders urged to show empathy to help people through lockdowns

World leaders urged to show empathy to help people through lockdowns

15 October 2020

The World Health Organisation’s Dr Hans Kluge said it is the only way to persuade citizens to comply with restrictions.


Millions fewer GP appointments as pandemic takes its toll

Millions fewer GP appointments as pandemic takes its toll

Millions fewer GP appointments as pandemic takes its toll

15 October 2020

Health and care inspectors have raised concerns that millions of people have missed appointments.


Royal Irish reservists take on peacekeeping duties in Cyprus

Royal Irish reservists take on peacekeeping duties in Cyprus

Royal Irish reservists take on peacekeeping duties in Cyprus

15 October 2020

Their duties will include patrolling sector 2 of the Green Line in Nicosia on the divided island.


Queen should have set an example on face covering, says pressure group

Queen should have set an example on face covering, says pressure group

Queen should have set an example on face covering, says pressure group

15 October 2020

Buckingham Palace said specific advice was sought and all necessary precautions taken for the monarch’s visit to Porton Down.


Photos show seal caught in fishing waste at breeding site

Photos show seal caught in fishing waste at breeding site

Photos show seal caught in fishing waste at breeding site

15 October 2020

The National Trust says incidents of marine animals becoming entangled in plastic are widely reported.


British-built spacecraft flies by Venus en route to Mercury

British-built spacecraft flies by Venus en route to Mercury

British-built spacecraft flies by Venus en route to Mercury

15 October 2020

Flybys use the gravitational pull of the planets to help alter the speed and direction of the spacecraft.


Bitter row between Whitehall and Greater Manchester over coronavirus measures

Bitter row between Whitehall and Greater Manchester over coronavirus measures

Bitter row between Whitehall and Greater Manchester over coronavirus measures

15 October 2020

Attempts by the Government to engage with local politicians were described as chaotic and furious.


999 call made about suspicious lorry two weeks before 39 deaths, court told

999 call made about suspicious lorry two weeks before 39 deaths, court told

999 call made about suspicious lorry two weeks before 39 deaths, court told

15 October 2020

Local residents described seeing people jumping out of a lorry and running to waiting cars.


Italy looks likely to lose quarantine exemption status

Italy looks likely to lose quarantine exemption status

Italy looks likely to lose quarantine exemption status

15 October 2020

It recorded its highest daily number of coronavirus cases on Wednesday.


GCSE resit exams in November could pose ‘public health risk’, college boss warns

GCSE resit exams in November could pose ‘public health risk’, college boss warns

GCSE resit exams in November could pose ‘public health risk’, college boss warns

15 October 2020

The Association of Colleges has said entire campuses in high-risk areas could be forced to close to host tests.


Third of adults feel more vulnerable online since Covid-19 outbreak

Third of adults feel more vulnerable online since Covid-19 outbreak

Third of adults feel more vulnerable online since Covid-19 outbreak

15 October 2020

A new poll suggests many people would like digital literacy to be more widely available to help ease anxiety.


Tier 2 restrictions will ‘decimate’ pubs without further support

Tier 2 restrictions will ‘decimate’ pubs without further support

Tier 2 restrictions will ‘decimate’ pubs without further support

15 October 2020

British Beer and Pub Association chief Emma McClarkin said the measures will leave ‘most pubs fighting for their very survival’.


Leslie ‘never crossed line between behaving gregariously and criminal behaviour’

Leslie ‘never crossed line between behaving gregariously and criminal behaviour’

Leslie ‘never crossed line between behaving gregariously and criminal behaviour’

15 October 2020

Former Blue Peter presenter John Leslie denies grabbing a woman’s breasts at a Christmas party in London’s West End in 2008.


Boots sales plunge after pandemic hits high street and travel stores

Boots sales plunge after pandemic hits high street and travel stores

Boots sales plunge after pandemic hits high street and travel stores

15 October 2020

It told investors on Thursday that group sales slipped 16.7% over the three months to August 31, despite being boosted by strong online growth.


Which areas are the latest to face stricter Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions?

Which areas are the latest to face stricter Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions?

Which areas are the latest to face stricter Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions?

15 October 2020

Here is a list of the boroughs being moved into Tier 2 restrictions.


‘Well-behaved’ baby okapi explores paddock at London Zoo for first time

‘Well-behaved’ baby okapi explores paddock at London Zoo for first time

‘Well-behaved’ baby okapi explores paddock at London Zoo for first time

15 October 2020

A three-week-old okapi at London Zoo has taken her first steps out of the private stable where she was born.


Half of population now in highest risk categories of England Covid alert system

Half of population now in highest risk categories of England Covid alert system

Half of population now in highest risk categories of England Covid alert system

15 October 2020

But what is the difference between Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3?


Queen without mask for first public engagement outside residence since March

Queen without mask for first public engagement outside residence since March

Queen without mask for first public engagement outside residence since March

15 October 2020

The monarch was joined by her grandson the Duke of Cambridge at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory near Salisbury.


Chinese Covid-19 vaccine candidate safe, early results suggest

Chinese Covid-19 vaccine candidate safe, early results suggest

Chinese Covid-19 vaccine candidate safe, early results suggest

15 October 2020

Researchers said those aged 60 and over were slower to respond to the BBIBP-CorV vaccine.


Motorists back tougher sentences for killer drivers

Motorists back tougher sentences for killer drivers

Motorists back tougher sentences for killer drivers

15 October 2020

An RAC poll of 2,800 drivers indicated that 40% believe courts should be able to hand down life sentences for causing death by dangerous driving.


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