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Chelsea Pensioners build own eden after flower show axed for first time since WW2

Much to the delight of his whooping Chelsea Pensioner pals practising socially distanced sunbathing with cuppas nearby, regimental sergeant major Arthur Currie picks me a sweet pea. With mauve petals like butterflies’ wings, it smells of pure summer, and I can’t help but giggle like a teenager as the Pensioners whistle. Life has been challenging …

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UK coronavirus live: Sturgeon says Scots can exercise more than once a day ahead of Johnson statement | UK news

3.18pm BST15:18 Sturgeon: Wear face coverings in shops In Scotland, first minister Nicola Sturgeon has asked people to wear face coverings whilst in shops. It comes as she announces that people can exercise more than once a day in Scotland. 3.16pm BST15:16 Sturgeon has confirmed the “stay alert” message won’t be operating in Scotland, and …

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Coronavirus live news: Spain to allocate time slots for outdoor activities; South Korea reports no new cases | World news

Interpol said it had received reports from police in Ireland, Malaysia, Spain and Britain identifying delivery drivers transporting drugs such as cocaine, marijuana, ketamine and ecstasy. Earlier this month, the Spanish National Police identified and arrested seven people dressed as food delivery drivers in Alicante and Valencia, said Interpol. It added that those involved in …

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Woman discovers boyfriend’s dark past as ‘he thought she was ex’ and beat her in sleep

A woman has bravely told how her boyfriend unleashed a harrowing attack on her as she slept leaving her with a broken eye socket and blood pouring out of her face. Stacey Adams woke up with a searing pain and found Krys Ritson hovering over her with his fist clenched. The 29-year-old from Workington, Cumbria, …

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Coronavirus live news: global trade forecast to fall by up to a third as US sees highest one-day death toll | World news

8.16pm BST20:16 A single care home in the English county of Bedfordshire has lost 15 residents; five of whom had tested positive for Covid-19, officials say. Public Health England (PHE) has confirmed the deaths and said it does not recommend testing new cases in care homes when some patients have already tested positive “as it …

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Coronavirus live news: UK placed under lockdown as Trump insists nation will ‘reopen’ soon | World news

1.57am GMT01:57 Beijing’s city government is further strengthening quarantine rules for individuals who arrive in China from overseas, as the Chinese capital seeks to minimise coronavirus-related risks, Beijing Daily reported on Tuesday. People wearing protective masks walk in a park in Beijing, China March 23, 2020. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters The paper, the official publication of …

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Sex trafficker on ‘most wanted’ list caught after five years hiding in the UK – The Sun

A SEX trafficker on Europe’s “most wanted” list for forcing women into prostitution has been caught after five years hiding in the UK. Romanian Ildiko Enderle, 43, duped East Europeans into working at a Czech brothel. Ildiko Enderle was deported and jailed for six yearsCredit: MEN Media She fled to Britain under a false name …

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FTSE 100 suffers worst week since 2008 amid coronavirus crisis – business live | Business

4.59pm GMT16:59 UK and EU markets have worst week since 2008 The best thing we can say about this week in the City is that it’s over. Both the UK and European stock markets have just endured their worst week since 2008 The FTSE 100 has shed 17% this week – its worst showing since …

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PMQs: Boris Johnson faces Jeremy Corbyn – live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn at PMQs BBC licence fee: proposals to decriminalise non-payment Morgan rejects claim BBC being punished for anti-government coverage Morgan’s Q&A after BBC speech – Summary 1.33pm GMT Twice during PMQs Boris Johnson refused to promise Tory MPs that he …

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