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Despite lockdown measures being lifted people living with sickle cell disease are still having to follow strict measures. Sickle cell disease affects 1.5m people and causes blood cells to change shape. It is a potentially life-threatening disorder which mainly affects those with African or Caribbean heritage. Video by Tarah Welsh and David Faye. dishwasher repairs […]

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Image copyright Louise Wigginton Image caption The 29-year-old said she does not get to see her daughter often, but when she does she is physically and mentally exhausted As lockdown begins to ease and unlimited exercise is allowed in England, a nurse has pleaded with people to adhere strictly to social distancing rules. Louise Wigginton, […]

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Image copyright Thomas Angus, Imperial College London Image caption A team of researchers designed the JamVent ventilator in three days A team of engineers and medical experts have revealed their designs for a “low-cost” ventilator. The JamVent prototype was built in response to the government’s appeal for the devices to tackle coronavirus. Its creators from […]

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Image copyright Google Image caption Bishop Climate Wiseman is the head preacher at the south London church A church in London has continued selling a fake Covid-19 cure, despite being under investigation by the charity watchdog. The Charity Commission launched a probe into the Kingdom Church, in south London, earlier this month for selling coronavirus […]

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Image copyright Michael Rudman Image caption Barge East in Hackney Wick is one of several venues subject to a crowdfunding appeal Pubs and restaurants around the UK are turning to crowdfunding websites to survive the lockdown. Village locals and inner-city craft beer bars are among those asking for pledges of up to £30,000. Nick Antona, […]

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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 Getty Images British Airways is expected to announce it will suspend around 36,000 staff. The airline, which grounded much of its fleet due to the coronavirus crisis, has been negotiating with the Unite union for more than a week. The two sides have reached a broad deal but are yet to sign on […]

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With the UK on coronavirus lockdown, some young people have been forced to isolate alongside parents who don’t accept their sexuality. After the coronavirus outbreak suddenly ended a UK tour he was performing in, Sam, 23, a dancer, from Birmingham, says he had “no choice” but to move back to his “strict” Christian family home. […]

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Image copyright AFP Image caption There have been more than 900 confirmed cases of coronavirus in London Up to 40 stations on the London Underground network are to be shut as the city attempts to reduce the effect of the coronavirus outbreak. Transport for London (TfL) announced there would be a partial shutdown of the […]

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