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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 caption Robert Rodrigues with his fiancĂ©e after proposing in New Zealand last year Private healthcare facilities – largely the preserve of the affluent prior to the coronavirus pandemic – have been made available to NHS patients in recent weeks. It has meant some cancer or cardiac patients considered at high risk if they contracted […]

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Image copyright Getty Images NHS supplies of face masks could be put at risk if the government starts advising the public to wear them, hospital bosses have warned. The government’s scientific advisers are meeting on Tuesday to discuss whether people should be urged to wear masks in a bid to combat coronavirus. But Chris Hopson, […]

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Image copyright Google Image caption Police were called to reports of a crash on Plashet Road near its junction with Lucas Avenue A 37-year-old man has died after crashing into a lamp-post in east London. Police were called to Plashet Road in Upton Park at about 17:42 BST on Saturday. He was pronounced dead at […]

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Image copyright RAIB Image caption Investigators said Eden Park station “did not have a tactile surface” to warn people with poor vision A visually impaired man died when he was hit by a train after falling from a station platform, investigators said. The unnamed victim died at Eden Park station, near Bromley, south-east London on […]

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Black cabs in the Southwark area of London are being hired by the NHS to drive coronavirus patients to two new specialist clinics. Hackney carriages are already equipped with a glass partition separating driver from passenger. Drivers also have expert knowledge of the capital’s roads. If successful, the scheme will be rolled out to other […]

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Image copyright PA Media Image caption Lorraine said she had been up all morning writing goodbye letters to relatives, including her parents in Jamaica A London bus driver has said she is “frightened to die” and begged the government to do more to help protect transport staff. Lorraine, 62, who covers south London routes, said […]

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A midwife originally from Hong Kong. A hospital cleaner that became a nurse. A retired village GP who carried on caring for his former patients. Thousands of people in the UK have now died with coronavirus, including doctors, nurses, surgeons and other NHS workers. The government has said 19 NHS workers have died so far, […]

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption The government introduced its lockdown measures two-and-a-half weeks ago People should follow the government’s coronavirus rules and stay home over the Easter weekend, as warmer weather is forecast across parts of the UK. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said the UK was “just beginning to see this strategy starting to work” […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Prime Minister Boris Johnson has spent the night in intensive care at a central London hospital after his coronavirus symptoms worsened. Mr Johnson, 55, is “in very good hands”, said Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is standing in for the PM and chaired the government’s daily meeting. World leaders have sent […]

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