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Blind downhill mountain biker aims to turn professional

2 hours 59 min ago
Xavier Hopkins, who only has 10% of his sight, turned his passion for mountain biking into a career.
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Coronavirus: 'Government must publish contact-tracing app data'

3 hours 10 sec ago
A health charity wants to know how well England and Wales' contact-tracing app fared in tests.
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Covid: Boris Johnson calls for 'resolve' to fight coronavirus over winter

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 22:16
But Boris Johnson warns the nation further measures may be necessary if the new rules are not followed.
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Coronavirus: New Covid restrictions could last six months, says Boris Johnson

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 16:51
Increased fines for rule breakers and limits on wedding numbers are among the new measures in England.
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Covid: Ban on meeting in houses extended across Scotland

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 15:13
Nicola Sturgeon says visiting other people's homes will no longer be allowed as part of efforts to slow the virus.
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Coronavirus: PM says Covid 'complacency could be our undoing'

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 13:18
Boris Johnson says new restrictions are needed now to avoid "more drastic action" in the future.
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Covid restrictions: PM sets out new hospitality and face covering rules

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 13:09
Pubs must close earlier, higher fines for not wearing masks, and weddings will again be restricted.
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Covid: Deaths near lowest level since March

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 10:41
Deaths remain low - but government advisers warn they are set to rise again.
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Covid: School bus drivers fearful of coronavirus infection risk

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 03:42
Drivers and unions raise concerns about a lack of social distancing on school services.
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Flu jab 'more important than ever' this winter

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 00:34
People can catch flu and coronavirus at the same time with serious or deadly consequences, experts warn.
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Covid: Have local lockdowns worked?

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 00:33
One in five people in the UK is currently subject to local interventions to prevent the spread of Covid, some more stringent than others. Do these local lockdowns work?
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Covid: Pubs and restaurants in England to have 10pm closing times

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 23:02
Hospitality venues will also be restricted to table service as part of new measures to tackle coronavirus.
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Covid: UK coronavirus alert level moving to 4

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 19:51
The move, ahead of a statement from the PM, reflects that transmission is "high or rising exponentially".
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Suffolk boy with rare cancer ready for first day at school

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 17:53
Alec Carpenter's parents say they are "so proud" of his achievements.
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Coronavirus restrictions are extended across NI

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 17:49
In the last seven days, 1,014 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland.
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Coronavirus: Childcare exemption added to new restrictions in England

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 17:16
People in affected areas will be allowed to look after children from outside their households.
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Coronavirus: Ashworth on hospital and care home tests

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 16:31
The health secretary is asked to use second lockdown “time wisely” by his Labour shadow.
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Coronavirus: Hancock on fines for self-isolations rule

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 16:26
There will be a stepping of enforcement for those who break the virus restrictions, the health secretary announces.
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UK could face 50,000 Covid cases a day by mid-October

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 13:48
"Speed" and "action" are required to halt the rise in cases, the UK's chief scientific adviser warns.
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Covid lockdown for Newport, Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Blaenau Gwent

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 13:44
Newport, Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Blaenau Gwent face new restrictions from 18:00 BST on Tuesday.
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