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Image copyright AFP Image caption Heathrow Terminal 2 before the lockdown Introducing social distancing at airports is “physically impossible”, the boss of Heathrow has warned. “Social distancing does not work in any form of public transport, let alone aviation,” John Holland-Kaye said. But the chief executive of Europe’s busiest airport said airports will have to […]

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Image copyright AFP/Getty Images The new website for key workers to book coronavirus tests has temporarily closed – hours after being opened by the government. The Department of Health said it was working to “rapidly increase” availability, with more tests due to become available on Saturday. Downing Street said 5,000 home testing kits were ordered […]

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Image copyright PA Media The UK’s coronavirus restrictions will last for “at least” another three weeks from 16 April, according to the government. The measures in place say people should go out as little as possible and only leave home if they have a “reasonable excuse”. This includes: Exercise – alone, or with members of […]

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Image copyright AFP Visits to parks increased last weekend, according to activity data from Google, but were still less common than usual. The tech giant has released its second set of reports looking at activity in 131 countries during the pandemic. Its UK report suggests far fewer people have been going out compared to life […]

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Image copyright Getty Images The UK’s newest, and largest, hospital facility is preparing to open its doors to take in coronavirus patients needing intensive care treatment. East London’s ExCeL exhibition centre, which normally plays host to lifestyle shows, expos and conferences, has been converted into the temporary NHS Nightingale hospital, with space for 4,000 beds. […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionUK applauds health workers fighting to battle the coronavirus People around the UK have taken part in a “Clap for Carers” tribute, saluting NHS and care workers dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. The Royal Family and the prime minister joined well-wishers who flocked to their balconies and […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionQuestion Time: How can NHS, students and businesses be supported? Letters are being sent to more than 65,000 retired doctors and nurses in England and Wales asking them to return to the NHS to help tackle the coronavirus outbreak. Senior officials say the ex-employees are needed to […]

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Image copyright Gloucestershire Police Image caption Carl Beech was jailed for 18 years after making false claims of abuse The Met Police has been criticised by a watchdog for waiting three years to act on a damning review of its probe into a Westminster paedophile ring. Operation Midland – sparked by false claims made by […]

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If you’ve travelled on the London Underground you’ll know how hot it can get. But what if the stifling air could be put to good use? At Islington’s derelict City Road station, a huge fan extracts warm air from the Northern Line tunnels and sends it to an energy centre above ground. It is used […]

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