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Image copyright PA The UK is gearing up to use the blood of coronavirus survivors to treat hospital patients ill with the disease. NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) wants people who recovered from Covid-19 to donate blood so they can potentially assess the therapy in trials. The hope is that the antibodies they have built […]

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Image caption Police were caught on camera appearing to not be adhering to the social distancing rules London’s mayor has expressed concern after videos appeared to show police failing to observe social distancing rules. Met officers were filmed taking part in the ‘Clap for Carers’ on a crowded Westminster Bridge on Thursday. “While many people […]

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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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Tottenham initially announced on 31 March they were furloughing some staff Tottenham have reversed their decision to use the government’s furlough scheme for some non-playing staff during the coronavirus crisis following criticism from supporters. On 31 March, the club announced 550 employees would take a 20% pay cut in an attempt “to protect jobs”. But […]

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The UK’s media watchdog has launched a formal investigation into a TV network’s broadcast of an interview with conspiracy theorist David Icke about coronavirus. Ofcom acted after London Live screened the programme on Wednesday evening. The regulator received more than 40 complaints following the broadcast. It follows YouTube’s introduction of stricter misinformation rules after a […]

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Image copyright Kingston Hospital A doctor who specialised in treating the elderly has died after testing positive for Covid-19. Dr Anton Sebastianpillai, who was in his 70s, died on Saturday, four days after being admitted to Kingston Hospital. The consultant geriatrician, who qualified as a doctor in Sri Lanka in 1967, had a long association […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHealth Secretary Matt Hancock rebukes the “minority” of people “risking the lives of others” It is “mission-critical” to follow social distancing rules to protect the NHS and slow the spread of coronavirus, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said. “The more people follow the rules then the faster […]

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More than 3,600 people have died in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus. Among them are frontline medical staff. Sirin Kale tells the the story of two of them. The two men did not know each other, probably their paths never crossed, but in death they would find a strange symmetry. Dr Amged El-Hawrani […]

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Image copyright PA Businesses who have signed up to pay their employees the “real living wage” are being urged to continue doing so during the coronavirus crisis. The living wage is set by the Living Wage Foundation and is separate to the statutory National Living Wage, which rose to £8.72 an hour on Wednesday.. One […]

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