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Image copyright Getty Images Coronavirus is continuing its spread across the world, with nearly five million confirmed cases in 188 countries. More than 300,000 people have lost their lives. This series of maps and charts tracks the global outbreak of the virus since it emerged in China in December last year. How many cases and […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRishi Sunak: “In common with pretty much every economy…we’re facing severe impact from the coronavirus” The chancellor has said it is “very likely” the UK is in a “significant recession”, as figures show the economy contracting at the fastest pace since the financial crisis. The economy shrank […]

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Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption Baljit Singh’s body was found in an alleyway off Station Road, in Hayes Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a man found strangled in an alleyway. Emergency services found the body of Baljit Singh, 37, in an alleyway off Station Road, in Hayes, west London, on […]

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Image copyright PA Media Image caption Police were called to a property in Aldborough Road North A one-year-old girl and a three-year-old boy who were stabbed to death in east London have been named. Pavinya Nithiyakumar, aged 19 months, and three-year-old Nigish Nithiyakumar, were both found with stab wounds in Aldborough Road North in Ilford […]

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Whizz the Welsh mountain pony has been seen trotting down the streets of Teddington in south-west London to visit the homes of people self-isolating. Staff at Park Lane Stables started the “small pony at your window” service to spread joy in the community as well as giving the horses something to do during lockdown. Whizz […]

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Black cabs in the Southwark area of London are being hired by the NHS to drive coronavirus patients to two new specialist clinics. Hackney carriages are already equipped with a glass partition separating driver from passenger. Drivers also have expert knowledge of the capital’s roads. If successful, the scheme will be rolled out to other […]

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Image copyright PA Media Boris Johnson is “responding to treatment” for coronavirus as he approaches a fourth night in hospital. The prime minister was being kept in St Thomas’ Hospital in London “for close monitoring” and remained clinically stable, his official spokesman said. Downing Street said he was not working but could contact those he […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Strict rules have been placed on people’s personal movement to limit the spread of coronavirus. Under the restrictions, everybody must stay at home and only leave if they have a “reasonable excuse” which includes: to exercise – either alone, or with members of your household (government guidelines suggest once a day) […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Some 250,000 people have signed up in a single day to volunteer with the NHS after a recruitment drive to help the vulnerable amid the coronavirus crisis. The helpers are needed for delivering food and medicines, driving patients to appointments and phoning the isolated. The scheme is one of a number […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBoris Johnson confirms the government will bring forward legislation “to protect private renters from eviction”. The government will bring forward emergency legislation to protect private renters from eviction, Boris Johnson has said. Tenants were “worried sick” they might not be able to pay rents if they fell […]

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