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NEWS | Published March 27th 2020, 4:04 pm

Coronavirus update: PM and health secretary test positive

It has been announced that the prime minister and the health secretary have both tested positive for Covid-19.

NEWS | Published March 27th 2020, 10:10 am

China and the US "must unite to fight coronavirus", president Xi says

Chinese president Xi Jinping has said that his country and the US must "unite" in the fight against coronavirus, following a phone call with his American counterpart, president Donald Trump.

NEWS | Published March 27th 2020, 10:10 am

Coronavirus update: US total cases overtake China's

Thousands stood on their doorsteps, balconies and front porches last night to clap the NHS workers on the front line in the battle against coronavirus at 8pm.

NEWS | Published March 27th 2020, 9:09 am

Met Police Commissioner makes appeal to retired officers

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick has written to all police officers who have retired over the last five years, asking them to return to the force to help enforce new social distancing measures intended to tackle the spread of coronavirus.

NEWS | Published March 27th 2020, 8:08 am

"We have had to adapt and overcome": Onsite Technologies chief talks coronavirus and why the future is bright

Toby Sillett is the co-founder and director of Onsite Technologies, a nationwide IT and telecoms support provider located on the outskirts of London in Upminster. In this feature, Sillett discusses how Onsite Technologies has met the challenge of the crisis and the lessons that the UK can learn from chartering a course through troubled waters.

NEWS | Published March 26th 2020, 4:04 pm

Coronavirus update: Chancellor announces support for self-employed

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a scheme to support the self-employed with a taxable grant worth "80 per cent of average monthly profits over the last three years" that is capped at £2,500 a month.

NEWS | Published March 26th 2020, 4:04 pm

Guy Pomroy, director of Starkstorm on the coronavirus pandemic: “These are unprecedented times”

“These are unprecedented times. As the business that provides medical equipment and installs and maintains it going forward for the NHS, these are challenging times. We have been designated as key workers. We are doing everything we can to ensure that we can continue to provide the level of support for the NHS, because we know that it’s testing times for them especially.”

NEWS | Published March 26th 2020, 11:11 am

Chair of Arts Council England announces £160 million emergency fund to help arts sector

Museums, theatres, galleries and artists who have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic in England will have access to a £160 million emergency fund issued by Arts Council England.

NEWS | Published March 26th 2020, 9:30 am

Government places order for 10,000 Dyson ventilators

The UK government has placed an order for 10,000 ventilators from Dyson which will eventually go to the front-line to help deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

NEWS | Published March 26th 2020, 9:09 am

Coronavirus update: No new cases in Hubei, US deaths pass 1,000

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is set to announce a package of support for the self-employed later on today at the government's daily press conference.

NEWS | Published March 26th 2020, 9:00 am

Chancellor to announce financial support for the self-employed

On Thursday, chancellor Rishi Sunak is set to announce a government package which will guarantee an income for self-employed workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

NEWS | Published March 25th 2020, 5:05 pm

Coronavirus update: More than 400,000 UK volunteers step forward

The Prime Minister announced no new measures in his daily briefing, but did say that over 400,000 volunteers had stepped forward to support the NHS in its fight against coronavirus.

NEWS | Published March 25th 2020, 3:12 pm

Valeria Luiselli announced as winner of Rathbones Folio Prize

Valeria Luiselli, author of Lost Children Archive, has been announced as the most recent winner of the Rathbones Folio Prize.

NEWS | Published March 25th 2020, 11:11 am

Woody Allen’s memoirs find new publisher

Woody Allen’s autobiography Apropos of Nothing has been published by Arcade Publishing following Hachette terminating their agreement with Allen earlier this month.

NEWS | Published March 25th 2020, 10:10 am

Parliament to close on Wednesday after passing coronavirus laws

Passing the emergency legislation to help curb the spread of coronavirus will be one of Parliament's last acts before a temporary shutdown begins on Wednesday evening.

NEWS | Published March 25th 2020, 10:10 am

Coronavirus update: Over 170,000 people volunteer to help NHS

The Covid-19 outbreak has now meant that roughly 25 per cent of the world's population live in some form of lockdown.

NEWS | Published March 25th 2020, 8:08 am

Government will only bail out airlines as a 'last resort', chancellor says

Chancellor Rishi Sunak had told airlines that the government will only issue a bailout as a "last resort", asking them instead to turn to shareholders for funds in the first instance.

NEWS | Published March 24th 2020, 5:05 pm

Coronavirus update: Health secretary announces military-aided temporary hospital will be set up at ExCeL centre

The coronavirus press conference today was led by health secretary Matt Hancock, rather than the Prime Minister.

NEWS | Published March 24th 2020, 3:11 pm

Former Manchester United players offer free accommodation to NHS staff

Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs, former Manchester United players, have offered free accommodation to NHS staff in two hotels they co-own.

NEWS | Published March 24th 2020, 11:11 am

Former first minister cleared of 13 counts of sexual assault

Alex Salmond has been cleared of 13 counts of sexual assault against nine different women following a two-week trial.

NEWS | Published March 24th 2020, 10:10 am

Coronavirus update: UK faces first day in full lockdown

Last night, the Prime Minister announced a series of strict new measures to suppress the spread of coronavirus, telling people that they should only leave home for a very limited number of reasons.

NEWS | Published March 24th 2020, 10:10 am

Johnson approval ratings up in midst of Covid-19 outbreak

New YouGov polling has shown that more people support the prime minister than ever before.

NEWS | Published March 24th 2020, 9:09 am

Amazon and Microsoft to collaborate on coronavirus measures

US tech titans Amazon and Microsoft are to team up on a Seattle research project to help with the crackdown on coronavirus.

NEWS | Published March 24th 2020, 9:09 am

Automotive industry to join coronavirus battle

Car makers have begun converting their supply lines to start making ventilators and face masks and help provide vital medical resources in the fight against coronavirus.

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