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Image copyright Getty Images There’ll be a new name in beauty appearing at shopping centres after the lockdown ends. Next has snapped up space in five former Debenhams stores to extend its online Beauty concept to bricks and mortar. The retail fashion chain launched its beauty business in 2018 and now offers 200 different brands […]

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Image caption Samuel Akinsanya said his mum Esther Akinsanya worked was known as “nurse or matron” because she loved to care for people New NHS data has revealed ethnic breakdowns among the patients in London hospitals who have died with coronavirus. Black people account for 13% of the city’s population but 16% of deaths. Epidemiologist […]

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Image copyright Sital Punja Image caption Anand Punja and his daughters Some seriously-ill Covid-19 patients in London may not have been taken to hospital by ambulance because of a system temporarily used to assess people, a BBC investigation suggests. Patients could have “become very sick or died at home” instead, a paramedic claimed. One family […]

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Image copyright Craving Coffee Image caption Matt and Rachel Ho have raised more than £21,000 so far for their business Craving Coffee “Running a small business is touch and go at the best of times,” says Rachel Ho, director of an independent coffee shop in Tottenham, north London. And these, it seems fair to say, […]

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Image copyright PA Businesses who have signed up to pay staff the “real living wage” are being urged to continue doing so during the coronavirus crisis. The wage is set by the Living Wage Foundation and is separate to the statutory National Living Wage, which rose to £8.72 an hour on Wednesday. One in five […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPM: Number of NHS volunteers in 24 hours equal to “population of Coventry” The number of people who have volunteered to help the NHS in its fight against coronavirus has passed half a million, double the government’s recruitment target. Speaking at his daily news conference, PM Boris […]

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Image copyright AFP Image caption There have been more than 900 confirmed cases of coronavirus in London Up to 40 stations on the London Underground network are to be shut as the city attempts to reduce the effect of the coronavirus outbreak. Transport for London (TfL) announced there would be a partial shutdown of the […]

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The likes of Ed Sheeran and Passenger began their careers by busking on the streets. Musicians Ben Dixon and David Fisher, who ply their trade in central London, hope to follow in their footsteps. But they fear plans to introduce busking licenses in response to noise complaints could stop them performing in Westminster. The two […]

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Image copyright PA Image caption There have been more than 3,000 train faults causing service disruption so far in 2019-20 Delays on the London Underground caused by defective trains have increased by a third in three years, according to official figures. Last year 5,040 mechanical issues on Tube trains led to a delay, up from […]

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