Coronavirus: Family goes viral with lockdown Les Mis song adaptation

A UK family has gone viral with their self-isolation adaptation of a song from the musical Les Miserables. The Marsh family, from Kent, have told BBC Breakfast how their parody of One Day More came about – and the story behind their family argument in the video. They spoke to presenters Dan Walker and Louise

Coronavirus: ‘Lonely’ lockdown boy, 7, seeks pen pals

Image copyright Ashley Glen Image caption Ashley Glen said her son Harley, now seven, has loved being outdoors since he was little A mother whose seven-year-old son was due to start a new school after moving 200 miles has appealed for pen pals to write to him. Harley Glen, formerly from Edinburgh, was due to

Coronavirus: UK must go ‘further, faster’ to increase testing capacity

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Staff at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff carrying out a diagnostic test for coronavirus earlier this month The UK must go “further, faster” to ramp up coronavirus testing capacity, Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove has said. The government has set a target of carrying out 25,000 tests

Coronavirus: PSNI to suspend Troubles investigations

Image copyright Colm Lenaghan /Pacemaker Press Image caption PSNI Chief Constable Simon Byrne said the move was temporary The PSNI is to suspend investigations into cases from the Troubles and redeploy personnel in response to the coronavirus crisis. The move will free up about 70 officers and staff in its Legacy Investigations Branch. Chief Constable

Coronavirus: Ocado buys 100,000 test kits for staff

Image copyright Ocado Image caption The online supermarket service has managed to purchase Covid-19 test kits for its staff Online supermarket Ocado has bought 100,000 coronavirus test kits for its delivery staff. The internet grocery firm has spent £1.5m on the kits and has received 40,000 so far. It would not say how many of

Coronavirus: National League’s three divisions suspended indefinitely

Barrow are four points clear at the top of the National League The three divisions of England’s National League have been suspended indefinitely because of coronavirus. The competition had been originally postponed until 3 April but that has now been extended following a board meeting on Tuesday. It comes after all non-league football in steps

Coronavirus: New job starters ‘petrified’ over wage help scheme

Image copyright Natalie Greenway Image caption Natalie Greenway said she was not eligible for benefits like jobseeker’s allowance People who started jobs in March have been left “petrified” after discovering thousands are not eligible for government wage grants. Chancellor Rishi Sunak outlined a scheme where companies could apply for a grant worth 80% of their

Coronavirus: Covid-19 confirmed in Western Isles and Orkney

Cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the Western Isles and Orkney. A single case in Orkney and two in Lewis, in the Western Isles, mean the virus has now been confirmed in all Scottish health board areas. Details of the island cases have been released by local health boards. They have not yet been

Bristol GP surgery’s dances a hit with care home

Staff at a Bristol GP surgery have started daily lunchtime dances for residents of a nearby care home. Initially the car park routines by Green Valleys Health were just to boost staff morale. Now the surgery staff, and workers from the care home next door are out every day bringing a smile to the residents.

Coronavirus: ‘Grandma didn’t die alone thanks to nurse’

Image copyright Kim England-Godber Image caption Kim England-Godber and her grandmother Pauline, pictured on Mother’s Day A woman whose grandmother “could have died alone” has praised a nurse who sat with her during her final moments. Pauline Woodcock, 85, was admitted to Milton Keynes Hospital on Sunday with breathing problems. Granddaughter Kim England-Godber, whose six-year-old

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