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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 copyright NHS Image caption Jermaine Wright worked as a senior pharmacy technician in the aseptic unit at Hammersmith Hospital A “driving force” behind London’s amateur football scene has died after contracting coronavirus. Jermaine Wright, 45, was known as Mr Hackney Marshes due to his involvement with the famous Sunday League pitches in north-east London. […]

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Image caption The incident happened at a property in Kerry Drive, Upminster Two teenage boys have been arrested after an 11-year-old boy was shot in east London. The child sustained potentially life-changing injuries at a property in Upminster on Friday and his father, in his 40s, suffered cuts to his head. Police said the homeowner […]

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Image copyright Marius Zarnescu Image caption Mohammed Abdullah Al Araimi was stabbed in Knightsbridge near Harrods A man has denied murdering a student outside the Harrods department store in Knightsbridge. Badir Rahim Alnazi, 23, is accused of attacking 20-year-old Mohamed Abdullah Al Araimi on 5 December last year. Mr Al Araimi had been walking with […]

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Image copyright Met Police Image caption Pavinya Nithiyakumar (left) and three-year-old Nigish Nithiyakumar were killed on Sunday A man has been arrested after a one-year-old girl and a three-year-old boy were stabbed to death in east London. Pavinya Nithiyakumar, aged 19 months, and three-year-old Nigish Nithiyakumar, were both found with stab wounds in Aldborough Road […]

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption The hospital was built in nine days, with the help of up to 200 soldiers a day London’s NHS Nightingale hospital treated 51 patients in its first three weeks, sources have told the BBC. The temporary field hospital was built in east London’s ExCel centre to hold as many as […]

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Image copyright PA Media Coronavirus tests offered to UK key workers were booked up within an hour – apart from some in Scotland. The tests, which are targeted at those who are self-isolating, allow people to return to work as quickly as possible. Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said testing is part of “getting Britain […]

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Image caption Robert Rodrigues with his fiancée after proposing in New Zealand last year Private healthcare facilities – largely the preserve of the affluent prior to the coronavirus pandemic – have been made available to NHS patients in recent weeks. It has meant some cancer or cardiac patients considered at high risk if they contracted […]

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Image copyright Getty Images There are now more than 2.5 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in 185 countries as the disease continues to spread. At least 171,000 people have died. The United States has more than three times as many confirmed cases as any other country. This series of maps and charts tracks the global […]

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Image copyright PA Media Image caption The 99-year-old is to be guest of honour at the opening of a Nightingale hospital in Yorkshire A 99-year-old war veteran who raised an incredible £26m for the NHS is to be guest of honour at the opening of a Nightingale hospital in Harrogate. Captain Tom Moore originally aimed […]

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