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Coronavirus: Captain Tom Moore awarded knighthood for NHS fundraising

Captain Tom Moore is to be knighted for his fundraising efforts after a special nomination from the prime minister. The war veteran raised more than £32m for NHS charities by completing 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday in April. Boris Johnson said the centenarian had provided the country with “a beacon of …

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Coronavirus: Neil Gaiman spoken to by police after 11,000-mile trip

Police have spoken to author Neil Gaiman after he admitted breaking Scotland’s lockdown rules by travelling 11,000 miles from New Zealand to Skye. The Good Omens and American Gods writer left his wife and son in Auckland so he could “isolate” at his island retreat. He wrote on his online blog: “Hullo from Scotland, where I …

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Coronavirus: Author Neil Gaiman’s 11,000-mile lockdown trip to Scottish isle

Author Neil Gaiman has admitted breaking Scotland’s lockdown rules by travelling 11,000 miles from New Zealand to his holiday home on Skye. The Good Omens and American Gods writer left his wife and son in Auckland so he could “isolate” at his island retreat. He wrote on his online blog: “Hullo from Scotland, where I …

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Coronavirus: PM to reveal further details on lockdown roadmap

Boris Johnson will reveal more detail on his plans to reopen society in England, after unveiling the “first sketch” of his “road map” out of the coronavirus lockdown. The prime minister will answer questions from MPs and the public on Monday while No 10 will publish its 50-page official guidance in Parliament. Labour’s Sir Keir …

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Coronavirus: PM to review lockdown restrictions with cabinet

Boris Johnson will review the UK’s coronavirus lockdown with his cabinet later, after suggesting some rules could be eased from Monday. By law the government must review the restrictions every three weeks, and Thursday marks the latest deadline. The prime minister will address the nation at the weekend to outline plans for the next stage …

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Coronavirus: Possible post-lockdown workplace rules revealed

Reduced hot-desking and alternatives to social distancing where it is not possible are among measures being considered to let workplaces reopen. A draft government plan to ease anti-coronavirus restrictions seen by the BBC also urges employers to minimise numbers using equipment, stagger shift times and maximise home-working. The prime minister will reveal his “roadmap” out …

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