Britains high street retailers suffered their worst month on record in March as they were hammered by the Covid-19 lockdown, according to new figures. The latest monthly BDO high street sales tracker saw total like-for-like sales dive 17.9% for the month as shoppers stayed indoors..

The first of the Governments new Nightingale hospitals will open in London on Friday to continue the battle against coronavirus, hours after the Health Secretary pledged to dramatically boost testing figures..

A letter has been sent to Environment Secretary George Eustice and chief executive of Public Health England Duncan Selbie.

A charity has launched the first free food delivery service for homeless people in the UK. Caring In Bristol has created Cheers Drive to provide restaurant-quality meals to the most vulnerable during the Covid-19 lockdown..

Children stuck at home using the internet during lockdown is brewing a “perfect storm” for offenders to abuse online, the NSPCC has warned. The childrens charity is concerned that predators could take advantage of the crisis, with social networks relying more heavily on artificial intelligence as human moderators adjust to home working..

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have telephoned two UK hospitals as the coronavirus outbreak continues to intensify. William and Kate chatted to staff from University Hospital Monklands in Scotland and Queens Hospital Burton in the Midlands during Wednesday afternoon..

Coronavirus patients could have their treatment withdrawn and offered to others who are more likely to survive, new guidance for doctors has warned. The British Medical Associations (BMA) latest ethics advice said health professionals could be forced to make “grave decisions” should hospitals become overwhelmed with patients..

A man has been jailed for stealing personal protective equipment (PPE) from an ambulance. Mark Manley, 35, of no fixed address, was jailed for six months at Croydon Magistrates Court for stealing equipment from a stationary ambulance and assaulting a security guard, the Metropolitan Police said..

The incident happened in Sutton-in-Ashfield, in Nottinghamshire.

Wimbledon has become the latest sporting event to be cancelled because of the coronavirus crisis..

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