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Image caption An archive picture shows Shirley Oaks children’s home – located in Croydon but run by Lambeth Council Children who were abused and neglected while in the care of Lambeth Council “had their childhood stolen”, an investigation has heard. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse heard there were up to 48 deaths between […]

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Image copyright Met Police Image caption Jonty Bravery was 17 years old when he was charged A teenager “smiled and shrugged” after throwing a six-year-old from a 10th floor balcony at the Tate Modern, a court heard. Jonty Bravery, 18, searched for the most vulnerable child at the London art gallery before “scooping up” the […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Lockdown restrictions are easing, with changes aimed at reducing loneliness among people who live alone. Each of the four UK nations has different rules. So what can you do now? What is a support bubble? In England and Northern Ireland, single adults living alone – or single parents with children under […]

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Image copyright AFP The government is facing calls from Tory backbenchers to drop the 2m (6ft) social distancing rule in England. MPs, including former cabinet ministers Sir Iain Duncan Smith and Damian Green, say it is essential for the economy. The government has said it is constantly reviewing its coronavirus lockdown guidance. It follows the […]

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Image copyright @DRNimages1 Image caption Officers were called to Energen Close in Harlesden A two-year-old boy is in a serious condition in hospital after being hurt in a shooting in Harlesden, north west London, police have said. The lone gunman is thought to have fled on a motorbike after firing at two men, a mother […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Thursday’s Clap for Our Carers could be the last one for some time This evening many of us in the UK will grab our pots and pans, scoop up the dog, and nervously look out of the window to make sure our neighbours are doing the same. Then, when […]

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Image copyright EPA Coronavirus is continuing its spread across the world, with around five million confirmed cases in 188 countries. More than 320,000 people have lost their lives. This series of maps and charts tracks the global outbreak of the virus since it emerged in China in December last year. How many cases and deaths […]

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Image copyright Louise Wigginton Image caption The 29-year-old said she does not get to see her daughter often, but when she does she is physically and mentally exhausted As lockdown begins to ease and unlimited exercise is allowed in England, a nurse has pleaded with people to adhere strictly to social distancing rules. Louise Wigginton, […]

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Image copyright Getty Images “It was embarrassing, everyone was looking at us,” Susan Bleau says of the moment she tried to spend free school meal vouchers worth £45. After weeks of delays, her daughter’s school had finally received the vouchers and printed them out for her. But at the till, with a trolley full of […]

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Image caption Samuel Akinsanya said his mum Esther Akinsanya was known as “nurse or matron” because she loved to care for people New NHS data has revealed ethnic breakdowns among the patients in London hospitals who have died with coronavirus. Black people account for 13% of the city’s population but 16% of deaths. Epidemiologist Dr […]

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