Coronavirus: NHS workers get free video games

Image copyright Getty Images NHS staff are being gifted free access to video games to say thank you for their work during coronavirus. Big companies like EA, Konami, Xbox and Sega, as well as independent studios, are part of the Games for Carers initiative. The studios say NHS workers can use the games “when they

Rower, 72, set to become oldest to cross Atlantic

Image copyright Graham Walters Image caption Graham Walters is crossing the Atlantic without support, carrying all food and kit in his small boat A 72-year-old man is set to claim the title of oldest person to row solo across the Atlantic after a 13-week adventure in a handmade boat. Graham Walters, from Thurmaston in Leicestershire,

Coronavirus: Welsh health minister refuses to expand care home testing

Image copyright Getty Images Wales will not follow England in providing tests to all care home residents and workers, the Welsh health minister has said. The Welsh NHS is providing testing to residents and staff who have symptoms, but not those who do not. The policy was expanded in England on Tuesday. But Mr Gething

Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds announce birth of son

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his fiancee Carrie Symonds have announced the birth of son. A spokeswoman for the PM and his partner said both mother and baby are “doing very well”. “The prime minister and Ms Symonds are thrilled to announce the birth of a healthy baby boy at a London hospital earlier this

Captain Tom: Train named in honour of NHS fundraiser

Image copyright PA Media Image caption The train will enter service on Thursday Captain Tom’s 100th birthday A train has been named after Captain Tom Moore in honour of his fundraising achievements during the Covid-19 crisis. The war veteran raised £29m for the NHS by walking laps around his garden. The Great Western Railway (GWR)

Coronavirus: Lockdown will ease ‘when time right for NI’

Image copyright PA Media Health Minister Robin Swann has said steps will be taken to come out of lockdown when the “time is right” for Northern Ireland. Mr Swann said that they could come at a different time to other parts of the UK and the Republic of Ireland. He said the executive was currently

Man arrested over bones found on North York Moors farm

Image caption The remains were found at a remote farm near Chop Gate in the North York Moors National Park A 72-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an investigation into human bones found on farmland. The remains were discovered in a remote location near Chop Gate in North Yorkshire on 31 March. Forensic

Coronavirus: The new ‘heroes’ on Northern Ireland’s walls

Image copyright Pacemaker Image caption The County Antrim village of Glynn proudly showing off its new mural Throughout Northern Ireland’s troubled past, street art has long been a means of political and cultural expression. Republicans and loyalists painted murals on buildings and gable walls, as a way of marking out territory and memorialising those lost

Barclays warns pandemic could cost it £2.1bn

Image copyright Getty Images Barclays has warned the coronavirus pandemic could cost it some £2.1bn, largely due to customers being unable to repay their loans. The firm said it was setting the money aside to cover its “initial estimates” of the impact of the virus. The resulting impairment charge meant its profits for the first

Coronavirus: Gordon Brown to assist Wales’ recovery

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gordon Brown led the UK between 2007 and 2010 Gordon Brown is to help the Welsh Government lead the country’s recovery from the coronavirus crisis. The former Labour prime minster, who led the UK between 2007 and 2010, has agreed to be part of an advisory group from outside

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