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Image caption Samuel Akinsanya said his mum Esther Akinsanya was known as “nurse or matron” because she loved to care for people New NHS data has revealed ethnic breakdowns among the patients in London hospitals who have died with coronavirus. Black people account for 13% of the city’s population but 16% of deaths. Epidemiologist Dr […]

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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 copyright Family image Image caption Laila and Jack are having to adjust to life without school “They’re quite scared at the moment, if I’m honest,” says Lucy of her children, Laila, 11, and Jack, 10. “They’re worried they’re going to catch it, they’re wondering when they’ll see their friends again.” Jack is already at […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A previous report in 2019 found HMP Pentonville was “violent” and crimes were driven by “drugs and gangs” Violence has continued to rise at one of the country’s oldest and busiest jails, a watchdog has warned. Chief prisons inspector Peter Clarke said levels of violence had risen by 10% […]

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Image copyright PA Media Heathrow Airport’s controversial plans to build a third runway have been thrown into doubt after a court ruling. The government’s Heathrow’s expansion decision 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 has not […]

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