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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Religious leaders are warning social distancing will be difficult in places of worship Social distancing will be impossible in some places of worship if government ministers allow them to reopen, religious leaders have warned. The Anglican Bishop of London, the Rt Rev Sarah Mullally, said churches might not return […]

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Image copyright AFP Image caption London’s transport network is facing arguably its biggest challenge How have people’s feelings changed about using public transport during the coronavirus pandemic, and what will the post-lockdown commute look like? Carys Barton has worked in a hospital in the centre of London for the whole of lockdown and commutes in […]

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Image copyright Imperial college london Prof Neil Ferguson has quit as a government adviser on coronavirus after admitting an “error of judgement”. Prof Ferguson, whose advice to the prime minister led to the UK lockdown, said he regretted “undermining” the messages on social distancing. It follows a Daily Telegraph story that a woman, said to […]

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protective screens are among alternatives to social distancing suggested in a draft document Reduced hot-desking and alternatives to social distancing where it is not possible are among measures being considered to let workplaces reopen. A draft government plan to ease anti-coronavirus restrictions, seen by the BBC, also urges employers to […]

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Image caption Police found two people injured at a property in Kerry Drive, Upminster, at about 21:30 BST A boy has been shot in east London, police have said. Police found the boy, believed to be 11 years old, and a man injured at a property in Kerry Drive, Upminster, at about 21:30 BST. The […]

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Image copyright Mary Jayaseelan The last time Mary Jayaseelan spoke to her husband Rajesh, he was about to be hooked up to a ventilator in a Covid ward. Rajesh was being treated in Northwick Park Hospital in London, the city where he worked as an Uber driver for most of the year. Mary was 5,000 […]

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Image copyright PA Media Coronavirus tests offered to UK key workers were booked up within an hour – apart from some in Scotland. The tests, which are targeted at those who are self-isolating, allow people to return to work as quickly as possible. Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said testing is part of “getting Britain […]

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Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Up to 10 million key workers and their households can now book a coronavirus test online or through their employer. The move allows all essential workers in England to register for tests on the government’s website, if they or a family member have virus symptoms. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the […]

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Image copyright paulcraven Image caption Thousands of motorists have been caught speeding since lockdown measures began Speeding motorists have been travelling at more than double the limit during lockdown, UK police have revealed. One driver was recorded at 134mph in a 40mph limit in London, while another was clocked at 115mph on a 40mph road […]

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