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Coronavirus: Aged to be ‘shielded’ as PM seeks to equip NHS

Picture copyright PA Media Boris Johnson is launching a drive to equip the NHS with extra ventilators, as No 10 indicated it may quickly step up measures to sort out the coronavirus. These embody “shielding” aged and susceptible folks – the place they’re stored other than the broader inhabitants – and asking whole households to self-isolate. The federal government has confronted strain to do extra to sort out the epidemic after the UK dying toll rose to 21 on Saturday. Downing Avenue mentioned it might proceed to be guided by…

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Basingstoke man says wheelchair is not a barrier to flying

Stuart Miller might not be capable of stroll, however he can fly. The trainee pilot, from Basingstoke in Hampshire, has been utilizing a wheelchair since sleep-walking out of a fourth flooring window when he was eight years previous. He is been coaching for his pilot’s licence with the assistance of charity Aerobility at Blackbushe airport. Stuart likes to fly and says: “When you’re up within the air, there is not any incapacity.” See extra on Inside Out South on BBC One within the south of England on Monday 16 March…

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Extinction Insurrection: ‘Why is local weather activism so white?’

Local weather change campaigners say there’s not sufficient variety at local weather change protests. Serayna Solanki worries that local weather activists are typically largely white and middle-class and says that has to alter. At a gathering in Leicester Serayna mentioned: “What’s alarming is the dearth of variety that is right here contemplating we’re in Leicester, essentially the most various metropolis in the entire of the UK.” You’ll be able to see this story in full on BBC Inside Out East Midlands at 19:30 BST on Monday on BBC One, or…

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Coronavirus: ‘Way forward for UK aviation’ in danger, say airways

Picture copyright European Photopress Company The UK’s aviation business might not survive the coronavirus pandemic with out emergency monetary assist, airways have warned. Commerce physique Airways UK has requested the federal government for a bundle price a number of billion kilos. US journey restrictions will hit all transatlantic routes from Tuesday, additional denting the aviation sector. The federal government mentioned it was open to supporting all companies, together with airways. In a stark message, Airways UK mentioned the federal government’s “prevarication” and “bean counting” needed to cease. “We’re speaking about…

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Mark Carney: What legacy will he depart the Financial institution of England?

Picture copyright Getty Photos Picture caption Mark Carney is the primary non-Briton to guide the Financial institution of England in its 325-year historical past Mark Carney steps down as Financial institution of England governor this weekend after nearly seven years within the job. The Canadian oversaw huge modifications on the Financial institution, which was given extra energy within the wake of the monetary disaster. He additionally led efforts to assist the financial system through Brexit and the coronavirus outbreak. Mr Carney will depart the Financial institution extra open and various…

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Bus cuts go away one million folks with out a common service

Picture copyright Denby Dale Centre Picture caption Pensioners Betty Sharpe and Marion Crawford are counting on a charity bus service as their native providers have been minimize Greater than one million folks in Nice Britain now stay at the very least a mile from a bus cease with an everyday service, BBC analysis suggests. The Marketing campaign for Higher Transport (CBT) stated cuts to providers had left some folks “trapped of their properties”. Bus go use by older and disabled folks in England has fallen by nearly a fifth in…

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George VI King’s Speech therapist letter to be auctioned

Picture copyright Woolley and Wallis Picture caption The letter and silver cigarette case had been given to a jeweller in lieu of a cost, auctioneer Rupert Slingsby stated A “beforehand undiscovered” letter, written by King George VI to his speech therapist simply 5 days after his coronation, is to be auctioned off. George VI was helped to beat his stammer by Lionel Logue. The story impressed the movie The King’s Speech. Within the letter, he reveals how anxious he was “to get my responses proper within the abbey” and his…

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Has coronavirus worry struck consumers and sports activities followers round England?

Picture copyright AFP Picture caption Some consumers on London’s Oxford Avenue wore face masks Because the variety of coronavirus instances continues to rise, so too does the the affect on day by day life round England. BBC Information appears to be like at how individuals up and down the nation have been responding. View from the outlets Considerations about crowds actually appear to have struck consumers, with quite a few procuring centres and excessive streets noticeably quieter than a median Saturday. Birmingham’s bull was kitted out in full St Patrick’s…

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Coronavirus: Swansea Bay well being board restricts hospital visits

Picture copyright Jaggery / Geograph Picture caption Visiting in any respect websites, together with Morriston (pictured), Singleton and Neath Port Talbot hospitals, has been decreased Sufferers in hospitals in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot are to be allowed guests for only one hour a day in a bid to cease the unfold of coronavirus. Swansea Bay College Well being Board mentioned it was additionally introducing a one customer at a time coverage instantly. Visiting in any respect websites, together with Morriston, Singleton and Neath Port Talbot hospitals, will run from…

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Coronavirus: Scientists say UK virus technique is ‘risking lives’

Picture copyright Reuters Picture caption Architects of the UK’s nuanced strategy: Sir Patrick Vallance (left) and Prof Chris Whitty (proper) A whole bunch of scientists have written to the federal government urging them to introduce harder measures to deal with the unfold of Covid-19. In an open letter, a gaggle of 229 scientists from UK universities say the federal government’s present strategy will put the NHS below extra stress and “threat many extra lives than obligatory”. The signatories additionally criticised feedback made by Sir Patrick Vallance, the federal government’s chief…

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