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Image copyright Getty Images Black men and women are nearly twice as likely to die with coronavirus as white people in England and Wales, according to the Office for National Statistics. The analysis shows the inequality persists after taking into account age, where people live and some measures of deprivation and prior health. People from […]

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Image caption In Wembley, north London, Elsley Primary School has resorted to food parcels and vouchers bought from its own budget The Department for Education says it does not know how many vouchers for free school meals have been delivered to parents over the past month. A scheme to give poor pupils in England vouchers […]

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Image copyright Getty Images There are now more than 2.6 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in 185 countries as the disease continues to spread. At least 180,000 people have died. The United States has more than four times as many confirmed cases as any other country. This series of maps and charts tracks the global […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some Londoners have been wearing face masks when travelling for several weeks Wearing face masks while travelling in London should be compulsory, city mayor Sadiq Khan has told the government. Despite UK public health experts not currently recommending the use of face-coverings, Mr Khan is lobbying for guidelines to […]

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The UK’s media watchdog has launched a formal investigation into a TV network’s broadcast of an interview with conspiracy theorist David Icke about coronavirus. Ofcom acted after London Live screened the programme on Wednesday evening. The regulator received more than 40 complaints following the broadcast. It follows YouTube’s introduction of stricter misinformation rules after a […]

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The qualifying event was taking place at London’s 2012 Olympics venue the Copper Box Six members of boxing teams who attended an Olympic qualifying event in London in March are said to have contracted coronavirus. The Turkish Boxing Federation said two fighters and a coach tested positive since returning from the event. Marko Marovic of […]

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Tahnoon Nimer (left) and Matt Southall pictured together at Charlton’s match against Barnsley in February Charlton Athletic chairman Matt Southall has insisted he will not step away despite majority shareholder Tahnoon Nimer “deciding on a new board” at the Championship club. Southall has been locked in a row with the Syrian businessman over finances at […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Coronavirus is spreading in the UK and a major epidemic is expected. A worst case scenario could see 80% of people infected if nothing is done. What is the UK now doing about coronavirus? The UK government is attempting to delay the spread of coronavirus and reduce the epidemic’s peak (when […]

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The fall in police numbers is “likely” to be a “contributory factor” in the rise in murder and manslaughter cases since 2014, an official study suggests. Police numbers in England and Wales fell by 21,000 from 2010-18 – and community support officers by 6,000. And the rate of murders and manslaughters soared by 39% in […]

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