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New York was the nation’s deadliest hotspot, with about 1,550 deaths statewide The US death toll from coronavirus climbed past 3,500 on Tuesday, eclipsing China’s official count. The deepening crisis in New York hit close to home for the governor, when he disclosed, teary-eyed, that his brother, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, has become infected. “Luckily […]

The firm announced 70 store closures last week Laura Ashley is to cut 268 jobs after the fashion retailer slid into administration last week. Administrators for the high street firm said the redundancies will mainly affect staff in its headquarters and back office roles. It comes after the retailer announced last week that it will […]

Shoppers will be able to make contactless card payments with a new higher limit of up to £45 per transaction from Wednesday. The contactless card payment limit in shops is increasing by £15, from £30 previously, as part of measures to combat coronavirus. It is three times the amount it stood at originally, with “tap […]

A woman who has won £10,000 every month for a year on The National Lottery during lockdown celebrated her news with a Although the 54-year-old is unable to share her news with friends and family as enthusiastically as she would have liked, the coronavirus lockdown has not stopped her celebrating. She said: “I told my […]

Spain’s coronavirus deaths have jumped by a record number as the medical system strained to care for its tens of thousands of infected patients, and the world total climbed to more than 800,000 cases. In the US, where the spread of the coronavirus has been accelerating, New York’s governor begged for health care reinforcements, saying […]

Police forces have been told to be “consistent” over their handling of new powers to enforce the Covid-19 lockdown. It comes following criticism of how some have been applying the powers, which include fines and arrests, brought in after the Government introduced social-distancing measures last week. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps admitted there had been “one […]

A murder investigation has been launched after a family of four and their dog were found dead at a home in West Sussex. The bodies of two adults and two children were found at an address on Duffield Lane in the picturesque village of Woodmancote on Sunday evening. Officers from Sussex Police attended at around […]

Roadside assistance expert AA said that it has not yet seen a material impact from the coronavirus pandemic, even as all but one of its offices have been forced to close. The business said the future was uncertain and it was prioritising ensuring that staff, customers and suppliers stay healthy. “We have put in place […]

Paul Chuckle has said he is recovering after being “laid up” with Covid-19. The children’s TV star and entertainer told his followers on Twitter that he experienced “mild” symptoms but that it was “not nice”, as he urged people to stay at home to ease the pressure on the NHS. Along with a video posted […]

SSE closed the facility in Warrington which has been open since 1973 A coal-fired power station in Cheshire which has been in operation for nearly 50 years has closed. Fiddler’s Ferry Power Station in Warrington shut down on Monday, nine months after the closure was announced by energy company SSE. The facility, which became fully […]