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

Unclaimed £58m lottery ticket bought in Ayrshire

Image copyright Getty Images A EuroMillions lottery jackpot prize of almost £58m has yet to be claimed from a ticket bought in South Ayrshire, it has been announced. The winning ticket matched all five main numbers and the two Lucky Star numbers in the draw on 17 March. The winning numbers for the draw were

What’s in Scotland’s emergency coronavirus bill?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A coronavirus lockdown is already in place across Scotland MSPs are set to pass emergency legislation giving the Scottish government new powers to tackle the coronavirus crisis. What is in this new bill, and how is it going to work? Why is the bill needed? It hardly needs to

Coronavirus: Six more people die in Northern Ireland

Image copyright Getty Images Six more people have died with coronavirus in Northern Ireland, bringing the total to 28. The Public Health Agency (PHA) said another 53 cases had been confirmed, meaning the total is now 586. Full UK figures for Tuesday have not yet been released, with the Republic of Ireland figures also due

Woodmancote deaths: Police to speak to family of four dead

Image copyright Eddie Mitchell Image caption A police tent could be seen outside the property Detectives investigating the deaths of four people in a West Sussex village are to speak to their relatives to “try to understand” what happened. Two adults and two children were found dead at a house in Duffield Lane, Woodmancote, on

Coronavirus: D-Day veteran Harold Pearsall dies, aged 97

Image copyright TNT News Image caption Harold Pearsall died in hospital on Sunday, aged 97 A D-Day veteran awarded France’s highest military honour has died after contracting coronavirus. Harold Pearsall, of Tamworth, Staffordshire, died on Sunday aged 97. Peter Lloyd, of the 1944 Alliance Normandy-Market Garden veterans’ association, said his friend tested positive for Covid-19

Two-year-old Solihull boy gets £900 council tax demand

Image copyright Jeff Lee Image caption Benjamin Lee with his tax demand A two-year-old boy’s family had a taxing time when they received letters demanding he pay nearly £900 owing on two properties. The letters were addressed to Benjamin Lee of Solihull and said he was in arrears. His father, Jeff Lee, said he was

Number of Scottish coronavirus deaths reaches 60

Image copyright Getty Images A further 13 people with coronavirus have died in Scotland, bringing the total to 60. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said a total of 1,993 people had now tested positive for the virus, up from 1,563 on Monday. However, 108 of these were from a laboratory which had been unable to submit

Coronavirus: Paramedic protective kit ‘only fit for making sandwiches’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption One paramedic (neither of those pictured) says the apron staff have to wear is the “thinnest thing you can imagine” A paramedic in the London Ambulance Service (LAS) has claimed the kit workers have been given to protect them from coronavirus would be more suitable for people making sandwiches. The

Coronavirus: UK mortgage market goes into lockdown

Image copyright Getty Images Have you been thinking about getting a mortgage? You’re going to need to think again as lenders are scrapping their home loan deals. On Tuesday, Nationwide – one of the UK’s biggest lenders – effectively pulled out of new deals. Others are doing the same as the home mortgage market goes

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