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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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Scotland: Police issue 144 fines during virus lockdown

A total of 144 fixed penalties have been issued to people breaking new coronavirus restrictions in Scotland in the last week, according to Police Scotland. Chief Constable Iain Livingstone told BBC Radio’s Good Morning Scotland an “overwhelming majority” of people were complying with social distancing rules. But in one case six fines were issued after a house …

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Coronavirus: Cardiff Airport ‘needs more money from UK government’

Cardiff Airport needs more financial assistance from the UK government during the coronavirus pandemic, the Welsh Government has said. Economy Minister Ken Skates said the airport, owned by the Welsh Government, needed “additional state support” during the coronavirus outbreak. He said it should “change its policy towards providing further financial help for regional airports”. The …

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