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Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption Obina Ezeoke denied murrdering Annie Besala Ekofo and Bervil Kalikaka-Ekofo An Old Bailey judge has ruled that a man can go on trial on the same murder charges for a fifth time. Obina Ezeoke is accused of shooting dead a 53-year-old woman and her nephew at a flat in […]

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Image copyright PA Media Image caption Jonathan Ganesh with the donated ambulance car A victim of the IRA bombing which devastated London’s docklands is using a donated ambulance car to support the vulnerable in the capital. The converted vehicle will provide essential supplies to those who are self-isolating during the Covid-19 pandemic. Jonathan Ganesh, who […]

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Image copyright Sherrihan Afifi Image caption Carer and single mother Sonja Kaygan, pictured with her three-year-old daughter Ause, died on Friday A 26-year-old carer and single mother has died after contracting Covid-19, her family has said. Sonja Kaygan died without family or friends near her on Friday morning after spending more than two weeks in […]

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Image copyright Amanda Yardley Image caption Amanda Yardley is one of around 20,000 former NHS staff who have returned to the service Thousands of doctors and nurses who had left the NHS are going back to care for patients with coronavirus. Some are coming out of retirement, but others are stopping their private work. We […]

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Image copyright Charles Dickens Museum/Getty Images Image caption The Charles Dickens Museum is among the institutions that have lost their entire income Some of the UK’s attractions and museums will be lost due to the impact of the coronavirus lockdown on their finances, arts bodies have warned. Independent institutions that usually depend on entrance fees […]

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Two teenagers have been charged with assaulting a police officer and breaching coronavirus lockdown rules on public gatherings. Police officers were on patrol in Brixton, south London, on Friday when the incident is said to have occurred. A 17-year-old boy and Jamar Jackman, 19, from Brixton, have been charged over the assault of an emergency […]

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Image copyright Golam Rahat Khan/PA Media Image caption Dr Abdul Mabud Chowdhury worked at Homerton University Hospital in east London A doctor who warned the prime minister about a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) for NHS workers has died after contracting coronavirus. Consultant urologist Abdul Mabud Chowdhury, 53, died at Queen’s Hospital in Romford, […]

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Image copyright Farrah Sharif When Farrah Sharif, 30, was told she would have to continue paying 80% of her two-year-old son’s nursery fees to hold his place in the coming months, she was confused. Like millions of other parents she had already taken him out of their East London nursery because of government guidelines, so […]

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For the past two weeks, since the lockdown restrictions began, BBC news presenter Sophie Raworth has been running to work at lunchtime to present the BBC News at Six and Ten, taking pictures as she passes some well-known landmarks. Here she describes what it is like to commute through the now deserted streets of the […]

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Image copyright Reuters A member of Metropolitan Police staff has died after contracting coronavirus, the force has confirmed. In a statement, it said a member of staff in its contact centre, who had pre-existing health conditions, died after testing positive for COVID-19. Scotland Yard said it would not be releasing a name in line with […]

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