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Image copyright Getty Images There are now more than 2.6 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in 185 countries as the disease continues to spread. At least 180,000 people have died. The United States has more than four times as many confirmed cases as any other country. This series of maps and charts tracks the global […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some Londoners have been wearing face masks when travelling for several weeks Wearing face masks while travelling in London should be compulsory, city mayor Sadiq Khan has told the government. Despite UK public health experts not currently recommending the use of face-coverings, Mr Khan is lobbying for guidelines to […]

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The UK’s media watchdog has launched a formal investigation into a TV network’s broadcast of an interview with conspiracy theorist David Icke about coronavirus. Ofcom acted after London Live screened the programme on Wednesday evening. The regulator received more than 40 complaints following the broadcast. It follows YouTube’s introduction of stricter misinformation rules after a […]

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Image copyright PA Media Image caption The shelter is currently home to about 100 cats and dogs A shelter for cats and dogs has had to stop accepting rescue animals due to the coronavirus outbreak. Battersea Cats And Dogs Home said it had suspended its intake and feared it would have to take in a […]

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Tahnoon Nimer (left) and Matt Southall pictured together at Charlton’s match against Barnsley in February Charlton Athletic chairman Matt Southall has insisted he will not step away despite majority shareholder Tahnoon Nimer “deciding on a new board” at the Championship club. Southall has been locked in a row with the Syrian businessman over finances at […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Coronavirus is spreading in the UK and a major epidemic is expected. A worst case scenario could see 80% of people infected if nothing is done. What is the UK now doing about coronavirus? The UK government is attempting to delay the spread of coronavirus and reduce the epidemic’s peak (when […]

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The fall in police numbers is “likely” to be a “contributory factor” in the rise in murder and manslaughter cases since 2014, an official study suggests. Police numbers in England and Wales fell by 21,000 from 2010-18 – and community support officers by 6,000. And the rate of murders and manslaughters soared by 39% in […]

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Image copyright AFP Image caption A specialist centre at the Royal Free Hospital, London, is treating one of the new patients Two more patients have tested positive for coronavirus in England, bringing the total number of UK cases to 15. They have been transferred to specialist NHS infection centres in Liverpool and London, the Department […]

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Image copyright @richardtudor96 Image caption Police had signalled for the car to stop before it sped off in Brixton A woman in her 20s has died after being struck by a car involved in a police pursuit in south London. The pedestrian was pronounced dead after being hit on a pavement in Brixton Hill at […]

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