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Government preparing for surge in ‘bounce back’ loan applications

Government preparing for surge in ‘bounce back’ loan applications

Government preparing for surge in ‘bounce back’ loan applications

The scheme offers loans of up to £50,000 to small businesses, 100% backed by the Government, interest and payment free for the first year.

First patients admitted to Principality Stadium field hospital

First patients admitted to Principality Stadium field hospital

First patients admitted to Principality Stadium field hospital

The stadium is the home of Welsh rugby and has previously seen performances by bands from Coldplay to the Rolling Stones.

Coronavirus death toll reaches more than 26,000

Coronavirus death toll reaches more than 26,000

Coronavirus death toll reaches more than 26,000

It includes 765 deaths reported in the 24 hours to 5pm on Tuesday, Public Health England said.

Meghan mentors young woman during video call

Meghan mentors young woman during video call

Meghan mentors young woman during video call

The Duchess of Sussex chatted to a young woman being helped by the charity Smart Works, which the royal supports as patron.

Obesity cuts chances of surviving Covid-19, study of 17,000 patients concludes

Obesity cuts chances of surviving Covid-19, study of 17,000 patients concludes

Obesity cuts chances of surviving Covid-19, study of 17,000 patients concludes

Researchers also concluded men are also more likely to suffer severe coronavirus symptoms.

Telling people to wear face masks could make them cavalier – Gove

Telling people to wear face masks could make them cavalier – Gove

Telling people to wear face masks could make them cavalier – Gove

The Cabinet Office minister also said some UK island communities could be used to pilot measures for easing the coronavirus lockdown.

Experimental Covid-19 drug did not reduce deaths – study

Experimental Covid-19 drug did not reduce deaths – study

Experimental Covid-19 drug did not reduce deaths – study

Authors of the study say the true effectiveness of remdesivir remains unclear.

Journalists better than MPs at holding ministers to account over Covid-19 – poll

Journalists better than MPs at holding ministers to account over Covid-19 – poll

Journalists better than MPs at holding ministers to account over Covid-19 – poll

One in five said newly elected Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer was doing a bad job.

Uplifting news: A lockdown marathon and a lawn-art tribute to the NHS

Uplifting news: A lockdown marathon and a lawn-art tribute to the NHS

Uplifting news: A lockdown marathon and a lawn-art tribute to the NHS

A round-up of Wednesday’s feelgood stories.

Scientists call for new synthetic drugs to be outlawed after 12 deaths

Scientists call for new synthetic drugs to be outlawed after 12 deaths

Scientists call for new synthetic drugs to be outlawed after 12 deaths

The three forms of benzodiazepines, which would previously have been known as legal highs, are often injected alongside heroin

Man facing extradition over migrant deaths described in court as ‘ringleader’

Man facing extradition over migrant deaths described in court as ‘ringleader’

Man facing extradition over migrant deaths described in court as ‘ringleader’

Ronan Hughes was arrested last week in Co Monaghan by police in the Republic of Ireland in response to a European Arrest Warrant.

NI needs ‘Brexit clarity’ from UK Government

NI needs ‘Brexit clarity’ from UK Government

NI needs ‘Brexit clarity’ from UK Government

Two scenarios have been drawn up at Stormont depending on whether or not Britain secures a comprehensive free trade agreement with the EU.

Covid-19 is ‘just as deadly as Ebola’ for those who end up in hospital – UK expert

Covid-19 is ‘just as deadly as Ebola’ for those who end up in hospital – UK expert

Covid-19 is ‘just as deadly as Ebola’ for those who end up in hospital – UK expert

A new study found men were significantly more likely to need hospital treatment than women, while obesity increased the chance of death.

Global carbon emissions see ‘historic declines’ as energy use slumps

Global carbon emissions see ‘historic declines’ as energy use slumps

Global carbon emissions see ‘historic declines’ as energy use slumps

The International Energy Agency predicts 8% drop in carbon pollution from energy as the world reels from coronavirus.

Covid-19 impact on Wales ‘could be more profound than rest of UK’

Covid-19 impact on Wales ‘could be more profound than rest of UK’

Covid-19 impact on Wales ‘could be more profound than rest of UK’

Jeremy Miles will lead the work on Wales’ recovery from the pandemic.

Death of another teen with no known health issues highlights risk to all ages

Death of another teen with no known health issues highlights risk to all ages

Death of another teen with no known health issues highlights risk to all ages

The 14-year-old was one of 445 victims announced on Wednesday.

Social networks accused of ‘making it easy’ for scammers to operate

Social networks accused of ‘making it easy’ for scammers to operate

Social networks accused of ‘making it easy’ for scammers to operate

A Which? investigation found 50 cases of fraudsters selling everything from stolen identities to credit card details.

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