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A midwife originally from Hong Kong. A hospital cleaner who became a nurse. A retired village GP who carried on caring for his former patients. Thousands of people in the UK have now died with coronavirus, including doctors, nurses, surgeons and other NHS workers. The government has said 19 NHS workers have died so far, […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe foreign secretary says Boris Johnson is a “fighter” and “will pull through” Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has said he is “confident” Boris Johnson will recover from coronavirus, describing the prime minister as a “fighter”. Speaking at the daily coronavirus briefing, Mr Raab said Mr Johnson remained […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHealth Secretary Matt Hancock rebukes the “minority” of people “risking the lives of others” It is “mission-critical” to follow social distancing rules to protect the NHS and slow the spread of coronavirus, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said. “The more people follow the rules then the faster […]

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Image copyright AFP Image caption Is the infrastructure we need for the future better motorways or broadband super-highways? The aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis will transform the way we live, work and travel in the UK, the AA says. It predicts a permanent reduction in the demand for travel because people have learned during the […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The new temporary NHS Nightingale Hospital is being set up at the ExCeL Centre in London’s Docklands area Thousands of EasyJet and Virgin airline staff are being offered work in the new NHS Nightingale Hospital in east London. Those who sign up will support nurses and clinicians at the […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Met Commissioner Cressida Dick (left) is writing to all officers who retired in the last five years Retired Metropolitan Police officers are being asked to return to the force as it tries to cope with the coronavirus outbreak in London. Former PCs and sergeants who left in the past […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ministers say construction work can continue so long as people keep 2m (6.5ft) apart The government is facing growing pressure to stop non-essential construction work to help tackle the spread of coronavirus in the UK. On Tuesday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said those who cannot do their jobs from […]

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Image copyright Getty Images The NHS is urging blood donors to keep their appointments during the coronavirus outbreak. It said donations were 15% lower than expected last week, amid fears donors are feeling unsure about safety and whether sessions are still going ahead. A spokesman said the impact of the drop was minimal but must […]

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A talented and widely admired BBC journalist took her own life, an inquest heard. Hanna Yusuf, whose work included an investigation into working conditions at Costa Coffee stores, was found dead inside a flat in Paddington, west London in September 2019. Westminster Coroner’s Court heard that the 27-year-old’s best friend took her own life weeks […]

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