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Another 18 coronavirus deaths reported in Northern Ireland

Another 18 coronavirus deaths reported in Northern Ireland

It brings the total to 365, however the true total is likely to be far higher when community deaths are added.

Flights between Northern Ireland and Britain protected with £5.7m investment

Flights between Northern Ireland and Britain protected with £5.7m investment

Taxpayers’ money will be used to subsidise London flights to and from Belfast City Airport and City of Derry Airport.

Rangers keep up work to protect African wildlife despite pandemic

Rangers keep up work to protect African wildlife despite pandemic

Images from International Fund for Animal Welfare projects in Kenya and Zimbabwe show work to protect animals such as elephants is continuing.

Heathrow boss warns social distancing at airports is ‘physically impossible’

Heathrow boss warns social distancing at airports is ‘physically impossible’

Chief executive John Holland-Kaye said a ‘better solution’ is needed to make air travel safe.

Irvine Welsh gives actor’s Trainspotting parody seal of approval

Irvine Welsh gives actor’s Trainspotting parody seal of approval

‘Tend to get a bit bored with Trainspotting parodies but this one is for the ⁦@NHS so all good,’ the author tweeted.

Urgent plea to Government to help town ‘most affected’ by lockdown

Urgent plea to Government to help town ‘most affected’ by lockdown

More than 50% of jobs in Crawley are at risk of being lost or furloughed, according to a recent report.

Heathrow records 97% drop in passenger numbers in April

Heathrow records 97% drop in passenger numbers in April

The airport is calling for the UK to lead the way in developing a common international standard for safe air travel.

Government will hit 100,000-a-day test target or come very close – minister

Government will hit 100,000-a-day test target or come very close – minister

The target was set for the last day of April but it will not be known until later on Friday whether it has been met.

Life on the inside: 10 TV shows to binge watch during lockdown

Life on the inside: 10 TV shows to binge watch during lockdown

Television can be a form of escapism to beat the coronavirus lockdown boredom.

Sunny April helps boosts apple blossom – and chances of a good harvest

Sunny April helps boosts apple blossom – and chances of a good harvest

National Trust says some of its orchards have seen outstanding displays this year.

Competition to find best homegrown ‘Chelsea garden’ efforts amid lockdown

Competition to find best homegrown ‘Chelsea garden’ efforts amid lockdown

The RHS and The One Show have teamed up for a contest to find ‘amazing’ gardens, balconies and plants.

Profit halves as RBS takes £800m hit in coronavirus quarter

Profit halves as RBS takes £800m hit in coronavirus quarter

The bank’s net impairment was just under £300 million more than the market had expected.

Fears of further victims after man conned out of £110,000

Fears of further victims after man conned out of £110,000

E-fits of two men have been released in connection with the fraud investigation.

Ryanair announces up to 3,000 job losses across pilots and cabin crew

Ryanair announces up to 3,000 job losses across pilots and cabin crew

The budget airline group said passenger numbers will not return to 2019 levels ‘until summer 2022 at the earliest’.

What the papers say – May 1

What the papers say – May 1

The nation’s Friday front pages are dominated by hope that the worst of the coronavirus pandemic is behind us.

Ruling due on first stage of Meghan’s privacy claim against Mail on Sunday

Ruling due on first stage of Meghan’s privacy claim against Mail on Sunday

Mr Justice Warby will deliver his ruling at noon on Friday.

Public health professor says NHS testing system ’emaciated’ by Tory cuts

Public health professor says NHS testing system ’emaciated’ by Tory cuts

Dr Gabriel Scally has responded to former Cabinet minister David Gauke’s defence of the cuts.

Boris Johnson promises ‘comprehensive plan’ on easing lockdown

Boris Johnson promises ‘comprehensive plan’ on easing lockdown

The PM cautioned that the timing around relaxing individual restrictions would depend on ‘where we are in the epidemic’.

How could lockdown be eased in the UK?

How could lockdown be eased in the UK?

The next three-week review of the lockdown restrictions is due on May 7.

Have the Government’s five key lockdown tests been met?

Have the Government’s five key lockdown tests been met?

The PA news agency looks at what progress has been made in meeting the targets to adjust the lockdown.

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