Coronavirus: Evening update as key worker testing website to reopen

Here are five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this Friday evening. We’ll have another update on Saturday morning. 1. Testing website to reopen The government’s new website for key workers to book coronavirus tests will reopen later, the transport secretary has told the daily Downing Street briefing. Just hours after being

Tom Harrison: ECB has ‘multiple offers’ from countries to host games

Tom Harrison has said the ECB is facing the “biggest challenge in its history” because of the coronavirus pandemic The England and Wales Cricket Board has received “multiple offers” from other countries to help complete the domestic season. On Friday the ECB said no cricket would be played in England or Wales before 1 July

Coronavirus test website to reopen for bookings after ‘significant demand’

Image copyright Reuters The government website for key workers to apply for coronavirus tests will reopen for bookings later, after it was closed due to “significant demand”, the transport secretary has said. Speaking at Downing Street’s daily briefing, Grant Shapps insisted the site closed after “the slots for today were taken up”. But he said

Coronavirus: My husband went to the doctor and never came back

A day after attending the funeral of her beloved husband, a Wishaw woman has made a plea to the public to take lockdown measures seriously. Andy Wyness was 53 when his life was claimed by Covid-19 on 6 April, just six months after he married his partner of 25 years. His widow Sandra is begging

Captain Tom tops the charts at the age of 99

Image copyright Official Charts Company Image caption Capt Moore and Michael Ball were presented with official UK chart awards Captain Tom Moore, the war veteran who walked laps of his garden to raise money for the NHS, has become the oldest person ever to score a number one single in the UK. At the age

DR Congo’s Virunga National Park hit by ‘deadliest’ attack

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The rangers were protecting a convoy of civilians At least 12 rangers have been killed by suspected members of a Rwandan rebel group in the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Government official Cosma Wilungula said Friday’s attack was the deadliest in recent history. He said

Nova Scotia gunman’s first victim was girlfriend, who survived

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) tactical unit confer after the hours-long shooting rampage The gunman behind Canada’s worst mass shooting began his crime spree by assaulting his girlfriend, police report. She hid from him in the woods overnight, and has become a key witness in the

Apple and Google accelerate coronavirus contact tracing apps plan

Apple and Google have tightened privacy measures in the contact-tracing scheme they are offering to health authorities and brought forward its launch. The tech giants now intend to release a software building block to developers on Tuesday, allowing them to build compatible apps. A fortnight ago, the firms said it would take until mid-May. Apple’s

Coronavirus: Library books rearranged in size order by cleaner

Image copyright Suffolk Libraries Image caption The books were put on the shelves in order of size rather than alphabetical or by genre A well-meaning cleaner who took the opportunity to give a locked-down library a thorough clean re-shelved all of its books – in size order. Staff at Newmarket Library, Suffolk, discovered the sloping

Coronavirus: Eddie Large funeral held in Bristol

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFans applauded Eddie Large’s funeral procession Fans of Eddie Large paid their respects with a round of applause before the funeral of the late comedian. A funeral cortege drove along the high street in Portishead, where Large had lived, to allow well-wishers to clap and wave from

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