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Angela Rayner to face Dominic Raab at PMQs
Keir Starmer’s decision that deputy leader will stand in for him suggests she will have prominent public roleLabour’s deputy leader, Angela Rayner, will stand in for Keir Starmer at prime minister’s questions in the House of Commons opposite Dominic Raab, the party announced on Thursday, as the new leader completed his reshuffle.Starmer announced his shadow cabinet earlier this week. With junior roles now also filled, he has brought more than a dozen Labour MPs who sat out the Jeremy Corbyn era or resigned in 2016 back onto the party’s frontbench. Continue reading...
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The Treasury is asking for a big overdraft. Fine, as long as its short-term | Nils Pratley
Any mention of helicopter money is a bit too reminiscent of how long we’ve endured quantitative easingPlease don’t mention helicopters or magic money trees. The subtext of the Treasury and the Bank of England’s announcement that the former will be running up an overdraft with the latter was not hard to decipher. The financial authorities are anxious to avoid the impression they’ll soon be printing money to tackle the Covid-19 shock to the economy.They laboured their point. The ways and means facility – effectively, the government’s account at the Bank – is “pre-existing” and “long-established”. It will be used now only on “temporary and short-term” basis; “any drawings will be repaid as soon as possible before the end of the year”. We get the picture. Continue reading...
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Cabinet minister visited parents during coronavirus lockdown
Robert Jenrick is under pressure.
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Doctor ‘strangles teenage girl for refusing to follow social distancing rules’
The doctor is seen showing three of the girls before pinning a fourth girl to the ground as she screams in terror.
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Donald Trump delighted after he hears latest update on 'friend' Boris Johnson's health
DONALD TRUMP has said he is delighted Boris Johnson has been moved out of intensive care, and has wished the Prime Minister a speedy recovery.
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NHS Heroes! Support our amazing carers during the coronavirus crisis with just one click
BRITAIN will once again show solidarity in the face of the horrifying coronavirus crisis by taking part in Clap For Carers this evening, and you can also support our brilliant NHS heroes keeping the country going with just one website click and a morale-boosting message.
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Juan Mata responds to Manchester United’s £120m move for Jadon Sancho
Exciting times at Old Trafford...
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves intensive care
The Prime Minister has spent three nights in critical care at St Thomas' Hospital in London
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Coronavirus: Jamie Oliver reveals how to make pasta from scratch and it’s easier than we thought
Consider us inspired.
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Boris Johnson out of ICU: Statement in full as PM moves back to ward
BORIS JOHNSON has left the intensive care unit at St Thomas' Hospital and now moved back to the ward according to Downing Street. Here is the statement on Mr Johnson in full.
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Jon Ashworth lets out huge sigh of relief as he's told on-air Boris out of intensive care
JON ASHWORTH praised the "good news" of Boris Johnson's release from intensive care as he was informed live on-air that the Prime Minister was on his way to recovery from his coronavirus infection.
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Family business that survived two world wars and depression faces closing for good
'We are having to accept the fact there may not be a light at the end of this difficult tunnel'.
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Cabinet minister Robert Jenrick visited his parents during Covid-19 lockdown
Exclusive: Housing secretary made trip despite telling public to stay home except for essential journeysCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe cabinet minister Robert Jenrick is facing questions after travelling to visit his parents at the weekend, despite repeatedly urging the public to stay at home during the lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus.The Guardian has established that the housing, communities and local government secretary – who has made media appearances urging people to save lives by remaining in their properties even if tempted to see loved ones – went to see his parents at their Shropshire home, 40 miles by road from his own. Continue reading...
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Boris Johnson LEAVES intensive care  
A No 10 spokesman said: 'The Prime Minister has been moved this evening from intensive care back to the ward, where he will receive close monitoring during the early phase of his recovery.'
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Beckhams set for 'months of havoc' due to building works near country home
Power-couple Victoria and David Beckham are reportedly facing a difficult few months due to a construction project for a large leisure centre near their Cotswolds home
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Hamas arrests Gaza peace activists for Zoom chat with Israelis
Rami Aman and others held for ‘establishing normalisation activities ... via the internet’Hamas security forces in the Gaza Strip have arrested local peace campaigners for treason after they held a Zoom virtual conference with Israeli activists.Eyad al-Bozom, a spokesperson from the Hamas-run interior ministry, said the prominent Palestinian figure Rami Aman and others had been detained on charges of “establishing normalisation activities with the Israeli occupation via the internet”. Continue reading...
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Jason Manford ‘broke down in tears’ over coronavirus fears as tour cancelled
'I've taken a mortgage holiday.'
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Boris Johnson out of intensive care but remains in hospital battling coronavirus
The Prime Minister has now been moved to a general ward.
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Boris Johnson moves out of coronavirus intensive care and back to hospital ward
The Prime Minister was in "extremely good spirits" - but he will remain in hospital for monitoring
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Boris Johnson out of ICU: Is Boris Johnson out of hospital?
THE PRIME MINISTER Boris Johnson is now out of intensive care after being admitted on Sunday evening. How is the Prime Minister doing now?
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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson moved out of intensive care and will be 'closely monitored'
Boris Johnson has been moved out of intensive care and back onto a ward, Downing Street has said.
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Boris Johnson moved out of intensive care as he battles coronavirus
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved from intensive care back to the ward at St Thomas' Hospital, Downing Street has said.
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Manchester United evening headlines as United make contract decision
Here are your Manchester United evening headlines for Thursday, 9 April.
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The parents of tragic Emily Jones have raised £10k in 24 hours for charity
'As a family, we do not want Emily’s name to be in vain'
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Boris Johnson Released From Intensive Care, No. 10 Confirms
Coronavirus has changed everything. Make sense of it all with the Waugh Zone, our evening politics briefing. Sign up now.Boris Johnson has been released from intensive care onto a hospital ward, Number 10 has said. A Downing Street spokesman said: “The prime minister has been moved this evening from intensive care back to the ward, where he will receive close monitoring during the early phase of his recovery.“He is in extremely good spirits.”The PM has spent three nights in intensive care at London’s St Thomas’ Hospital after he was admitted on Sunday night with persistent symptoms of coronavirus. This is a breaking news story and will be updated. Follow HuffPost UK on Twitter here, and on Facebook here.Related... Police Chief U-Turn After Warning Officers Would Check Shopping Trolleys Dominic Raab Signals Likely Coronavirus Lockdown Extension Next Week Number Of UK Coronavirus Deaths Increases By 891 In 24 Hours
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Boris Johnson Released From Intensive Care, Downing Street Confirms
Coronavirus has changed everything. Make sense of it all with the Waugh Zone, our evening politics briefing. Sign up now.Boris Johnson has been released from intensive care and back onto the ward of St Thomas’ Hospital, Downing Street has said. Saying the PM was “in extremely good spirits”, a Downing Street spokesperson said “he will receive close monitoring during the early phase of his recovery” from coronavirus.Johnson has spent three nights in intensive care at London’s St Thomas’ Hospital after he was admitted on Sunday night with persistent symptoms of the virus. Earlier on Thursday, chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the first big breakthrough in his health, when he said the PM was now “sitting up in bed” and “engaging positively” with medics.Meanwhile, first secretary of state Dominic Raab said a total of 7,978 patients have died in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK as of 5pm on Wednesday.He also signalled the coronavirus lockdown is likely to be extended.Raab said the government would make a decision towards the end of next week.But he stressed the UK had not yet reached the peak of the epidemic and that it was “too early” to think about lifting the restrictions until that passes.“We are not done yet,” he said. “We must keep going.” This is a breaking news story and will be updated. Follow HuffPost UK on Twitter here, and on Facebook here.Related... Police Chief U-Turn After Warning Officers Would Check Shopping Trolleys Dominic Raab Signals Likely Coronavirus Lockdown Extension Next Week Number Of UK Coronavirus Deaths Increases By 891 In 24 Hours
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Northern Ireland confirms abortions can now be carried out
Services should have been available since 31 March, prompting claims of stallingNorthern Ireland authorities confirmed on Thursday that abortions can now be carried out in the province’s hospitals, following threatened legal action by pro-choice groups.Health officials signalled that terminations could go ahead after allegations that local anti-choice politicians were stalling implementation of a ruling that provided for services to be introduced by the end of March. Continue reading...
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'Still too early' to lift lockdown measures says Dominic Raab
The Foreign Secretary has reiterated the government's stay at home message as the Easter Bank Holiday looms
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Boris Johnson out of intensive care: PM makes remarkable coronavirus recovery
BORIS JOHNSON has been moved out of intensive care as the Prime Minister continues to battle coronavirus.
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Matt Reeves insists The Batman is not just another origin story as he teases ‘psychological’ struggle
The flick will have a strong focus on Batman's 'humanity'.
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Bill Gates warns there will be a corona-like epidemic every 20 years
The Microsoft founder - who has spent billions of his personal fortune on philanthropic causes - says the world remains at risk of highly infections disease unless more money is spent on prevention
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Jamie Dornan defends 'cringeworthy' celebrity cover of John Lennon’s Imagine
The Northern Irish actor, 37, was highly criticised after starring the music video which was intended on lifting spirits amid the deadly outbreak of the coronavirus
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The inequality virus: how the pandemic hit America's poorest
Millions of workers in the US were hanging on financially, in a system skewed against them. Then the coronavirus happened For years, Mary P was employed by a major firm, cleaning its executive offices in Kansas City. Then, out of the blue a decade ago, the mother of three was told she was working for a different company.Mary P would carry on cleaning the same offices, but over time, while executives whose desks she was polishing continued to enjoy the fruits of their company’s fortunes, she saw her pay erode, healthcare coverage diminish, and what had seemed a secure job turn into an ad hoc position with few protections. Continue reading...
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Children say goodbye to dad, 58, with 'zero chance of survival' from coronavirus
Cardiff mum Sue Martin and her children told her 'fit and healthy' 58-year-old husband they love him as he lies dying on a ventilator in a hospital in south Wales
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Ofcom launches urgent probe of LondonLive over David Icke coronavirus conspiracy
Bosses at broadcasting watching Ofcom have declared they are launching a full and urgent investigation after notorious conspiracy theorist David Icke appeared on the channel and called coronavirus vaccines 'fascism'
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EasyJet agrees delay with Airbus on delivery of 24 new aircraft
Stelios Haji-Ioannou, easyJet biggest shareholder, has repeatedly tried to cancel orderEasyJet has agreed with Airbus to delay the delivery of 24 new aircraft as the budget airline tries to stave off a shareholder rebellion led by its founder and former chief executive, Stelios Haji-Ioannou.Haji-Ioannou, easyJet’s biggest shareholder, has repeatedly called for easyJet to cancel its orders for new planes, with coronavirus lockdowns likely wiping out months of revenues. Continue reading...
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Hedge funds 'raking in billions' during coronavirus crisis
Managers are pocketing large sums while care workers can barely scrape by, says TUCCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHedge funds have been accused of raking in billions from market bets during the coronavirus crisis while care workers in high-risk environments can barely scrape by.Frances O’Grady, general secretary of the TUC trade union body, launched a stinging attack on hedge fund managers on Thursday after it was revealed one London hedge fund had made £2.4bn betting on market moves as investors panicked over a global economic shutdown. Continue reading...
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Fashion designer swaps glitzy outfits to make masks for frontline workers
Zeynep Kartal has been making the masks to help amid the coronavirus crisis
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War veteran, 85, found living in squalor with no cooker and cardboard as carpet
Karine Fox made the upsetting discovery when she visited the dilapidated home of the 85-year-old in Hall Green, Birmingham, known only as Reg, to fit a new TV set
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Linda Lusardi saw NHS staff with not enough PPE who had to throw clothes in bin
Linda Lusardi said NHS workers had to strip from head to toe after leaving her intensive care room as she battled coronavirus
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Set For Life results live draw and winning lotto numbers for Thursday, April 9
Results checker and live draw for the Set For Life lotto game with the National Lottery on Thursday, April 9. Get those tickets to hand and stick with us for the winning numbers
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Canada could see 22,000 coronavirus deaths even with physical distancing, officials say
Dropping strict control measures could lead to 300,000 deaths, projections show after country’s deadliest day yetCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCanada could suffer as many as 22,000 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, even with strict physical distancing and the widespread closure of businesses and schools, Canadian public health officials have warned.Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday that he remained confident that Canadians could continue their “disciplined” behaviour, including staying home and practicing social distancing. Continue reading...
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Tributes paid to 'absolutely lovely guy' who died after motorbike crash
'Till we meet again my big bro'
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Tesco opening times for Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday 2020
Tesco has altered its hours over the weekend.
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'Show SOLIDARITY' Betty Boothroyd furious at disrespectful coronavirus lockdown boycotters
BARONESS Betty Boothroyd furiously hit out at those deliberately breaking the lockdown rules, calling on them to "show some solidarity" with frontline workers fighting to save the country from the potentially deadly coronavirus.
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Retired GP who felt ‘duty-bound’ to return to work dies from coronavirus
Fayaz Ayache, 76, was described by his daughter as 'the most dedicated GP I've ever met'.
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