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Stray dogs eating bat meat could have sparked pandemic, study suggests

Stray dogs eating bat meat could have sparked pandemic, study suggests

Stray dogs eating bat meat could have sparked pandemic, study suggests

Professor Xuhua Xia analysed all 1,252 full-length betacoronavirus genomes deposited into the open access GenBank database.

Pandemic fraud warning as two arrested over false Covid-19 test claims

Pandemic fraud warning as two arrested over false Covid-19 test claims

Pandemic fraud warning as two arrested over false Covid-19 test claims

The National Crime Agency said it had arrested two people on suspicion of illegally selling tests.

Two-thirds of British businesses place staff on furlough, survey finds

Two-thirds of British businesses place staff on furlough, survey finds

Two-thirds of British businesses place staff on furlough, survey finds

The British Chambers of Commerce has said the Government must ensure businesses can access cash to pay staff on furlough.

Labour urges Government to publish exit strategy this week

Labour urges Government to publish exit strategy this week

Labour urges Government to publish exit strategy this week

Sir Keir Starmer said the ‘silent pressures’ on communities across the UK ‘cannot be underestimated’.

Uplifting news: Online pub quiz raises £90,000, and eagles fly at Warwick Castle

Uplifting news: Online pub quiz raises £90,000, and eagles fly at Warwick Castle

Uplifting news: Online pub quiz raises £90,000, and eagles fly at Warwick Castle

A round-up of feelgood stories in the news.

Coronavirus: Is lockdown leading to deaths from other causes?

Coronavirus: Is lockdown leading to deaths from other causes?

Coronavirus: Is lockdown leading to deaths from other causes?

Are people dying during the lockdown because they are reluctant to seek help for other conditions?

Three rail workers jump clear of 125mph train with less than a second to spare

Three rail workers jump clear of 125mph train with less than a second to spare

Three rail workers jump clear of 125mph train with less than a second to spare

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch found the incident was caused by miscommunication between Network Rail workers.

Recall of duty for first wave of retired police officers

Recall of duty for first wave of retired police officers

Recall of duty for first wave of retired police officers

Many are returning to service to help deal with the pandemic.

Tributes to ‘selfless’ husband and wife who died after getting Covid-19

Tributes to ‘selfless’ husband and wife who died after getting Covid-19

Tributes to ‘selfless’ husband and wife who died after getting Covid-19

Hefin and Valerie Williams had four children, six grandchildren and 26 foster children.

Mast fires surge over Easter weekend amid 5G-coronavirus conspiracy theories

Mast fires surge over Easter weekend amid 5G-coronavirus conspiracy theories

Mast fires surge over Easter weekend amid 5G-coronavirus conspiracy theories

Mobile UK says 20 suspected arson attacks took place over the weekend, including one in Huddersfield involving a mast used by emergency services.

Sturgeon urges people to seek help for their mental health during lockdown

Sturgeon urges people to seek help for their mental health during lockdown

Sturgeon urges people to seek help for their mental health during lockdown

The First Minister said that the NHS and mental health support remains available as isolation and bereavement take their toll.

‘Emergency laws needed’ to protect doctors from Covid-19 legal challenges

‘Emergency laws needed’ to protect doctors from Covid-19 legal challenges

‘Emergency laws needed’ to protect doctors from Covid-19 legal challenges

The Medical Protection organisation said treatment decisions could be challenged.

Man wrongly convicted of coronavirus offence in ‘astonishing’ misuse of powers

Man wrongly convicted of coronavirus offence in ‘astonishing’ misuse of powers

Man wrongly convicted of coronavirus offence in ‘astonishing’ misuse of powers

The 21-year-old’s £60 fine has been set aside.

The NHS workers who have died during the Covid-19 outbreak

The NHS workers who have died during the Covid-19 outbreak

The NHS workers who have died during the Covid-19 outbreak

From doctors to porters, dozens of frontline workers have already died in the fight against the pandemic.

Doctors tell people to keep vaccines up to date during pandemic

Doctors tell people to keep vaccines up to date during pandemic

Doctors tell people to keep vaccines up to date during pandemic

The World Health Organisation (WHO) warned more than 100 million children could miss out on measles injections due to Covid-19.

Veteran raises £4 million for the NHS by walking laps in his garden

Veteran raises £4 million for the NHS by walking laps in his garden

Veteran raises £4 million for the NHS by walking laps in his garden

A 99-year-old army veteran has set himself a challenge to walk 100 laps of his garden before he turns 100.

Imagination Technologies welcomes call to answer MPs’ questions on China links

Imagination Technologies welcomes call to answer MPs’ questions on China links

Imagination Technologies welcomes call to answer MPs’ questions on China links

The British tech firm has been the subject of reports Chinese investors are attempting to seize control of the company.

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