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Image caption Lockdown restrictions have hit Chinatown hard Restaurant owners in London’s Chinatown fear “stigma” and racism due to the coronavirus crisis will hamper the area’s recovery. There were 64 hate crimes against people of Oriental descent reported to the Met Police in February, double what is normally reported. Children as young as 12 have […]

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Image copyright Google Image caption The teenager was injured while cycling on the High Road in Streatham late Friday night A 16-year-old cyclist was hit by two cars in quick succession in an apparent double hit-and-run, police have said. The first crash happened on High Road, Streatham, south London, at 23:17 BST last night, Scotland […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Heathrow Airport has been granted permission to appeal a block on its plans for a third runway. In February the Court of Appeal found the government decision to allow the plans to go ahead was unlawful. At the time the court said the government had not taken its climate commitments into […]

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Image copyright Met Police Image caption Officers seized material from suspects during the lockdown The Met Police has arrested 45 suspected paedophiles since the lockdown began, new figures reveal. Specialist officers safeguarded 92 people in the first four weeks after 23 March, when severe restriction on people’s movement were put in place. Over the same […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Coronavirus is continuing its spread across the world, with more than three million confirmed cases in 185 countries. More than 240,000 people have lost their lives. The United States alone has more than one million confirmed cases – five times as many as any other country. This series of maps and […]

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Image copyright Dr Deborah Braham Image caption Deborah Braham seen wearing a homemade visor following an “extraordinary” response to her appeal A doctor who urged volunteers to make visors for NHS staff due to a shortage at her hospital says she is “overwhelmed” by the response. More than 75,000 face shields have been produced just […]

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Image caption Jay John died from head injuries following an assault in Hackney on Friday A man who died following an assault in east London has been named as 27-year-old Jay John, from Hackney. Mr John was found by police responding to an assault on Trinity Close, Hackney, at 12:25 BST on 24 April. He […]

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Image copyright PA Media Image caption Police were called to a property in Aldborough Road North A one-year-old girl and a three-year-old boy have been stabbed to death in east London. Police were called to reports of a man and two children injured in Aldborough Road North in Ilford at about 17:30 BST on Sunday. […]

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Image copyright PA Media Coronavirus tests for UK key workers were booked up through the government website within an hour of it reopening, apart from some in Scotland. The site had to close to new applicants within hours of launching on Friday, after 46,000 people tried to access it. Some 16,000 bookings were made. Home […]

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Image copyright Michael Rudman Image caption Barge East in Hackney Wick is one of several venues subject to a crowdfunding appeal Pubs and restaurants around the UK are turning to crowdfunding websites to survive the lockdown. Village locals and inner-city craft beer bars are among those asking for pledges of up to £30,000. Nick Antona, […]

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