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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 Amanda Yardley Image caption Amanda Yardley is one of around 20,000 former NHS staff who have returned to the service Thousands of doctors and nurses who had left the NHS are going back to care for patients with coronavirus. Some are coming out of retirement, but others are stopping their private work. We […]

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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 Reuters A member of Metropolitan Police staff has died after contracting coronavirus, the force has confirmed. In a statement, it said a member of staff in its contact centre, who had pre-existing health conditions, died after testing positive for COVID-19. Scotland Yard said it would not be releasing a name in line with […]

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Image copyright Getty Images The number of coronavirus deaths in the UK has jumped by more than 100 in a day for the first time. The death toll has risen from 475 to 578, health officials have confirmed, with 11,658 confirmed cases. The latest figures came after Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled an aid programme to […]

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Image copyright Handout Image caption Natalia Kurteczko plans to move out of her home and into a hostel next month A self-employed events organiser said she would need to leave her home and move into a hostel after work suddenly dried up because of the coronavirus. Natalia Kurteczko, 30, has lived in Oxford for seven […]

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Arteta was named Arsenal manager in December 2019 Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has tested positive for coronavirus and the club’s game against Brighton on Saturday has been postponed. The Gunners have closed their training ground and club staff who had recent contact with Arteta will now self-isolate. The Premier League will hold “an emergency club […]

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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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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Little or no services are expected on the Bakerloo Line over four days Passengers have been warned to avoid using a busy London Underground line for four days while train drivers take part in two 24-hour strikes. Bakerloo Line drivers will walk out from 11:59 GMT and at midday […]

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