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Minister welcomes rise in number of cleared coronavirus outbreaks at care homes

Minister welcomes rise in number of cleared coronavirus outbreaks at care homes

Robin Swann said care homes remain ‘at the forefront’ of the battle against Covid-19.

Coronation Day win at the races for the Queen

Coronation Day win at the races for the Queen

The monarch’s horse First Receiver stormed to victory at Kempton.

Universities may group students in ‘bubbles’ with coursemates to reduce mixing

Universities may group students in ‘bubbles’ with coursemates to reduce mixing

Students arriving on campus for the first time may face virtual freshers’ week events.

Uplifting news: Record-breaking whale art and a photographic lockdown archive

Uplifting news: Record-breaking whale art and a photographic lockdown archive

A round-up of Tuesday’s feelgood stories.

MPs endure Alton Towers-style queuing as they decide lockdown voting procedure

MPs endure Alton Towers-style queuing as they decide lockdown voting procedure

The queue snaked through Westminster Hall and ran to Portcullis House.

What do the latest figures tell us about UK Covid-19 deaths?

What do the latest figures tell us about UK Covid-19 deaths?

There have been nearly 62,000 excess deaths in the UK since the outbreak began.

Illustrator’s world record-breaking art lesson attended by more than 45,000

Illustrator’s world record-breaking art lesson attended by more than 45,000

Rob Biddulph helped tens of thousands of people to draw a blue whale and raised money for charity.

Government accused of ‘colour blind approach’ after review of BAME virus deaths

Government accused of ‘colour blind approach’ after review of BAME virus deaths

Campaigners said the Government must take urgent action to reduce Covid-19 risks to BAME people.

Victims Commissioner condemns ‘stand-off’ over compensation payments

Victims Commissioner condemns ‘stand-off’ over compensation payments

Stormont and Westminster are at loggerheads over who should foot the bill.

Urban red foxes ‘becoming more similar to domesticated dogs’

Urban red foxes ‘becoming more similar to domesticated dogs’

A study found urban foxes in the UK have a different snout shape to help forage for food in urban surroundings.

Wales’ health minister defends George Floyd protesters in US

Wales’ health minister defends George Floyd protesters in US

The death of Mr Floyd has sparked protests all over the world.

Workers file 1,868 claims of furlough fraud against firms

Workers file 1,868 claims of furlough fraud against firms

HMRC said it will now be ‘assessing’ these cases in line with its usual procedures.

Legal firm sees 40% jump in divorce inquiries during coronavirus lockdown

Legal firm sees 40% jump in divorce inquiries during coronavirus lockdown

Co-op Legal Services saw a 42% increase in divorce inquiries between March 23 and mid-May, compared with the same period in 2019.

Two people charged after being rescued from mountain during lockdown

Two people charged after being rescued from mountain during lockdown

A rescue operation was launched after police received a report of a man and woman in difficulty at the weekend.

Ibuprofen to be tested as treatment to reduce Covid-19 symptom

Ibuprofen to be tested as treatment to reduce Covid-19 symptom

A clinical trial has been launched to see whether a special formulation of the cheap drug could reduce breathing problems in coronavirus patients.

‘Inspirational’ disabled man completes 2.6 challenge walk for charity

‘Inspirational’ disabled man completes 2.6 challenge walk for charity

Gabe Judge from Cornwall has raised almost £18,000 for Scope.

EU accused of ‘wishful thinking’ over claims UK set to compromise in trade talks

EU accused of ‘wishful thinking’ over claims UK set to compromise in trade talks

The latest round of trade talks is taking place but progress so far has been limited.

Making two-metre guidance enforceable ‘would heap enormous pressure on police’

Making two-metre guidance enforceable ‘would heap enormous pressure on police’

Health minister Robin Swann urged people gathering in large numbers to act responsibly.

Hancock says ‘black lives matter’ as report shows Covid-19 risk to BAME people

Hancock says ‘black lives matter’ as report shows Covid-19 risk to BAME people

Health Secretary Matt Hancock told the Commons the evidence showed that coronavirus targets people in an ‘unequal and disproportionate way’.

Patients given first dose of coronavirus antibody treatment

Patients given first dose of coronavirus antibody treatment

Researchers say LY-CoV555 is the first potential new medicine specifically designed to attack the virus that causes Covid-19.

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