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Northern Ireland: Coronavirus: Twelfth of July parades cancelled due to outbreak

Twelfth of July parades have been cancelled across Northern Ireland due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Orange Lodge of Ireland has confirmed the traditional parades will not go ahead this summer. Orange Lodge of Ireland Grand Master Edward Stevenson said the decision was taken in light of the ongoing pandemic. He said the decision was …

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Corona Virus; Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to intensive care.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care in hospital after his coronavirus symptoms “worsened”, Downing Street has said. A spokesman said he was moved on the advice of his medical team and is receiving “excellent care”. Mr Johnson has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputise “where necessary”, the spokesman added. The …

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Coronavirus: Scotland’s chief medical officer resigns over lockdown trips

Scotland’s chief medical officer has resigned after making two trips to her second home during the coronavirus lockdown. Dr Catherine Calderwood had apologised for her actions, and initially said she planned to continue in the role. She was backed by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who said Dr Calderwood had made a mistake but should stay …

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Tynemouth: Beach quiet amid ‘stay at home’ warning

Sun-seekers in North Tyneside appear to have followed government advice to stay at home. This picture was taken at Tynemouth’s Longsands beach earlier and shows a largely deserted shoreline below the crisp blue sky. However, a number of surfers did take to the water.

Coronavirus: Thirteen Glasgow care home residents die in one week

Thirteen residents at a Glasgow care home have died in one week following a suspected outbreak of coronavirus. Staff at Burlington Court Care Home, Cranhill, said they were “closely monitoring” the health of other people in their care and that “strict protocols” were in place. All of the deceased residents had underlying health conditions and …

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Coronavirus: Domino’s denies sacking staff over safety concerns

Domino’s Pizza has denied sacking staff for raising concerns about health and safety during the coronavirus crisis. Angharad Maddocks claimed she was sacked in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, after complaining social distancing and hygiene guidance was not followed. A Welsh Assembly member says several staff there made similar complaints. Domino’s said it has made “significant changes” since …

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Three men arrested in County Armagh after Dundalk ATM thefts

Two cash machines have been recovered in County Armagh following thefts in Dundalk, in the Republic of Ireland. They were stolen from two banks on the town’s Main Street at about 03:15 BST on Saturday, Gardaí (Irish police) said. Following a cross-border pursuit, the PSNI (Police Service of Northern Ireland) made three arrests in Crossmaglen. …

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