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Image copyright Getty Images There are now more than 2.6 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in 185 countries as the disease continues to spread. At least 184,000 people have died. The United States has more than four times as many confirmed cases as any other country. This series of maps and charts tracks the global […]

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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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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 “All we want to do is make sure people have a pleasant journey and a smile, but we’re feeling totally undervalued and demotivated,” says one BA staffer. The cabin crew member, who asked not to be named, said they first heard that 36,000 staff would be suspended on TV. They said […]

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The qualifying event was taking place at London’s 2012 Olympics venue the Copper Box An International Olympic Committee taskforce has been called “irresponsible” after the Turkish Boxing Federation said two fighters and a coach who took part in a Tokyo 2020 qualifying event in London in March had since tested positive for coronavirus. The Boxing […]

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Image caption Covent Garden is one of the stations currently closed Up to 40 stations on the London Underground network are to be shut as the city attempts to reduce the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. Transport for London (TfL) said there would be a partial shutdown of the network from Thursday morning. There will […]

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Image copyright PA Media Image caption London’s housing associations have identified over 2,000 buildings which need to be rectified Replacing unsafe cladding on buildings in London will cost £4bn, the capital’s housing associations estimate. The G15, made up of the city’s largest housing associations, has identified over 2,000 buildings to be rectified. They have called […]

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Image copyright PA Media Image caption As Christopher Holmes, he represented Great Britain at four Paralympic Games The trial of a Paralympian accused of sexually assaulting a masseuse at a five-star hotel has collapsed after the prosecutor became unwell. Lord Holmes of Richmond, who is blind, is alleged to have grabbed the massage therapist’s buttocks […]

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Image copyright PA Media Controversial plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport have been thrown into doubt after a court ruling. The government’s decision to allow the expansion was unlawful because it did not take climate commitments into account, the Court of Appeal said. Heathrow said it would challenge the decision, but the government […]

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Image copyright PA Media Image caption HMP Belmarsh has housed some of Britain’s most high-profile offenders A murder investigation has been launched into the death of an inmate who was attacked at a high-security prison. The 36-year-old prisoner was found with head injuries at HMP Belmarsh, south-east London, at 20:00 GMT on Tuesday, Scotland Yard […]

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