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Manchester stars unite in Easter ‘stay home’ campaign

Manchester stars unite in Easter ‘stay home’ campaign

Manchester stars unite in Easter ‘stay home’ campaign

Marcus Rashford, Shaun Ryder and Dan Brocklebank are among those to take part.

Priti Patel accused of avoiding scrutiny over Home Office’s coronavirus response

Priti Patel accused of avoiding scrutiny over Home Office’s coronavirus response

Priti Patel accused of avoiding scrutiny over Home Office’s coronavirus response

Home Affairs select committee chair Yvette Cooper has repeatedly called on Ms Patel to give evidence in public.

What the papers say – April 9

What the papers say – April 9

What the papers say – April 9

The extension of the national coronavirus lockdown dominates Thursday’s front pages.

Lockdown extension expected as daily Covid-19 death toll exceeds 900

Lockdown extension expected as daily Covid-19 death toll exceeds 900

Lockdown extension expected as daily Covid-19 death toll exceeds 900

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is deputising for the Prime Minister, will chair a Cobra emergency committee on Thursday.

Public urged to stay at home over Easter weekend

Public urged to stay at home over Easter weekend

Public urged to stay at home over Easter weekend

Temperatures could reach up to 25C in some parts of the country over the weekend.

Premier League stars launch #PlayersTogether fund to help NHS

Premier League stars launch #PlayersTogether fund to help NHS

Premier League stars launch #PlayersTogether fund to help NHS

A number of Premier League stars have joined forces to create an initiative called #PlayersTogether which aims to raise funds for NHS charities during the coronavirus pandemic.Top-flight professionals have come under fire after some clubs placed non-playing staff on the Government’s furlough scheme, with health secretary Matt Hancock last week calling for Premier League players …

Ferrets ‘could help in development of coronavirus treatments and vaccines’

Ferrets ‘could help in development of coronavirus treatments and vaccines’

Ferrets ‘could help in development of coronavirus treatments and vaccines’

Researchers say their findings point to the animals as a candidate model for evaluating the effectiveness of the drugs.

Boy, 12, climbs to peak of Everest by going up and down his stairs 2,507 times

Boy, 12, climbs to peak of Everest by going up and down his stairs 2,507 times

Boy, 12, climbs to peak of Everest by going up and down his stairs 2,507 times

Seth set himself the task of climbing his stairs after a planned fundraising hike was cancelled because of the lockdown.

Archbishop of Canterbury set for virtual Easter Sunday sermon

Archbishop of Canterbury set for virtual Easter Sunday sermon

Archbishop of Canterbury set for virtual Easter Sunday sermon

The Archbishop will be joined in the virtual service by his wife Caroline, who will read from the Book of Acts.

Aggressive control measures ‘halted first wave of coronavirus outside Hubei’

Aggressive control measures ‘halted first wave of coronavirus outside Hubei’

Aggressive control measures ‘halted first wave of coronavirus outside Hubei’

Researchers say their findings are critical for other countries in early stages of lockdown.

Nearly third of nurseries still charging fees despite Covid-19 closures – survey

Nearly third of nurseries still charging fees despite Covid-19 closures – survey

Nearly third of nurseries still charging fees despite Covid-19 closures – survey

Providers say they need financial support to ensure they can reopen in the future.

Google gives free access to games on Stadia platform

Google gives free access to games on Stadia platform

Google gives free access to games on Stadia platform

Grid, Destiny 2: The Collection and Thumper will be available at no cost for two months.

William and Kate chat to children of key workers in first ‘virtual’ royal visit

William and Kate chat to children of key workers in first ‘virtual’ royal visit

William and Kate chat to children of key workers in first ‘virtual’ royal visit

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made a voice call to a Burnley school to hear about the challenges staff and pupils face.

Health chiefs warn public to ignore alarmist message circulated on WhatsApp

Health chiefs warn public to ignore alarmist message circulated on WhatsApp

Health chiefs warn public to ignore alarmist message circulated on WhatsApp

The message, from an unknown source, makes a number of claims about the pandemic, including restrictions on movement and predicted case numbers.

Non-coronavirus patients urged to keep attending emergency departments

Non-coronavirus patients urged to keep attending emergency departments

Non-coronavirus patients urged to keep attending emergency departments

A&E attendance numbers have dropped during the coronavirus outbreak.

Restrictions on movement to remain in place for Northern Ireland

Restrictions on movement to remain in place for Northern Ireland

Restrictions on movement to remain in place for Northern Ireland

The number of deaths linked to coronavirus in a hospital setting in Northern Ireland rose to 78.

Boris Johnson ‘improving’ and ‘sitting up in intensive care bed’ with Covid-19

Boris Johnson ‘improving’ and ‘sitting up in intensive care bed’ with Covid-19

Boris Johnson ‘improving’ and ‘sitting up in intensive care bed’ with Covid-19

Chancellor Rishi Sunak said the Prime Minister has been ‘engaging positively’ with medics.

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