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Image caption Adelie Foods was hit by a drop in the sandwich trade hit by the coronavirus lockdown measures A worker at one of Britain’s largest sandwich-making firms which has ceased trading said closure would be “devastating” to its 2,000 workers. Adelie Foods, which has sites at Milton Keynes and Southall in west London, went […]

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Image caption The bodies of 18 Turkish Cypriots are being kept in a mosque in Hackney The bodies of 18 Turkish Cypriots who are due to be repatriated to their homeland are still being held in a London mosque weeks after their deaths. Islamic burials usually take place within 24 hours of death. But Northern […]

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Image copyright AFP Image caption Commuters have been told they should wear face coverings when travelling on public transport London’s mayor has written to all major supermarkets calling on them to stock face coverings to help protect people using the capital’s public transport. In his letter, Sadiq Khan asked that masks should be reusable, non-medical […]

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Image caption One commuter told the BBC “it’s next to impossible to social distance on the Tube” Commuters in London said social distancing was “next to impossible” as many made their first journeys to work since lockdown rules were eased. People in England are being encouraged to return to work if they cannot work from […]

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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. The Telegraph reported that a woman he was said to be […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Coronavirus is continuing its spread across the world, with more than 3.1 million confirmed cases in 185 countries. At least 217,000 people have died. The United States alone has more than one million confirmed cases – four times as many as any other country. This series of maps and charts tracks […]

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Image copyright Paola Despretz / Sophie Passmore Image caption Paola Despretz is one of thousands who have taken it upon themselves to make masks Last summer, Sophie Passmore sat with a pot of glue and sequins, applying the finishing touches to costumes for ITV’s reality show The Masked Singer. She didn’t expect that, less than […]

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Image copyright AFP The data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) gives us the best indication so far about how many lives are being lost to Covid-19 across England and Wales. These are sobering statistics, setting new and unwanted records. In the week ending 3 April, there were about 6,000 more deaths registered […]

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Image copyright PA Media Boris Johnson is “responding to treatment” for coronavirus after he spent a second night in intensive care. The prime minister is being kept in St Thomas’ Hospital in London “for close monitoring” and remains clinically stable, Downing Street said. Downing Street said he was not working but could contact those he […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Strict rules have been placed on people’s personal movement to limit the spread of coronavirus. Under the restrictions, everybody must stay at home and only leave if they have a “reasonable excuse” which includes: to exercise – either alone, or with members of your household (government guidelines suggest once a day) […]

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