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Seven residents of east London care home die Another 21 residents are displaying Covid-19 symptoms at the Hawthorn Green home in Stepney - which houses 48 people. A dozen staff members are also off work, either self-isolating or shielding, the care home said. The Department of Health and Social Care said it was "working around the clock to give the social care sector the support it needed".

What does London Zoo look like during lockdown? Despite the social distancing measures zookeepers still need to care for 18,000 animals.

'Dancing' mice spotted on quiet Tube platform The two rodents were filmed at London's Notting Hill Gate station on Monday night.

Queen's Speech Is Now Being Carried On The Piccadilly Circus Billboards Ending on the note that "we will meet again", The Queen's speech has quickly become an inspiring one for some UK residents - and now, the Piccadilly Circus billboards are reminding us of her words.

Elderly woman, 84, 'forced to eat from bin to survive' after food delivery snatched from her doorstep A London pensioner was left trapped in her home and starving after her food delivery was stolen by a "callous individual," police have said. The 84-year-old victim, named only as Elizabeth, lives in Feltham, west London with no family or friends nearby.

Some of the fun of the fair in your home Carters, the Victorian steam fair has cold boilers due the lockdown and wont be travelling in the near future - but you can still have the fun of the fair at home.

IKEA Have Reopened Their London Food Markets For NHS Staff, Key Workers, And The Elderly IKEA’s food markets will be serving those most in need. Despite closing their stores to the general public back in…

Seven residents at east London care home die with suspected coronavirus and 21 others fall ill Seven residents have died with suspected coronavirus infections at a care home in east London where another 21 others are ill with possible symptoms, it emerged today. A dozen staff from the Hawthorn Green home in Stepney, which has around 50 residents, are also off work, either self-isolating or shielding.

Toxic fumes from London traffic fall to lowest level since Fifties during coronavirus lockdown Emissions of toxic fumes from traffic have fallen to levels not seen in London for more than 70 years as a result of the coronavirus lockdown, research suggests today.

Inside The Strange And Brutal World Of London Chessboxing The crowd is in a frenzy: "BOX, BOX, BOX!" I am set for a bizarre but delightful experience tonight inside this independent north London venue, where four chessboxing fights, one of which is for the new British Middleweight champion, are taking place.

UK coronavirus live: London has enough hospital beds, says Khan, as Boris Johnson remains in intensive care Mayor says capital has ‘capacity to deal with our needs’, as Cambridge University sets up new testing lab.

London coronavirus: Sadiq Khan says capital now has enough critical care beds to cope Sadiq Khan's statement came as the first patient was admitted to the new NHS Nightingale Hospital on Tuesday evening, after it officially opened in East London the previous Friday.

New London bus safety measures after nine worker deaths Passengers using some London buses will only be able to board through the middle doors as part of increased efforts to protect drivers. Nine bus workers have died in the capital after contracting coronavirus since the outbreak began.

The Costume Company Behind 'Chernobyl' Is Donating Protective Gear To Hospitals On-screen costumes from popular shows like Chernobyl will be used by healthcare professionals to help fight COVID-19. Spain-based costumiers Peris Costumes has announced…

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The Queen's coronavirus speech illuminated on Piccadilly Circus billboard as UK lockdown continues Extracts from The Queen's Message to the Nation are to appear on the world-famous Piccadilly Lights in London. Expressions of support and inspiration from The Queen will be carried on the Piccadilly Circus screen at 10am and 6pm on Wednesday, April 7 and will run until Sunday, April 19.

London coronavirus: 'We need you more than ever' - Boris Johnson's West London constituents send him heartfelt messages of support As Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains in intensive care being treated for coronavirus, his West London constituents in Uxbridge have sent out a series of heartfelt messages of support to their MP.

London coronavirus: The first patients have been admitted to NHS Nightingale at the ExCel Centre The hospital, set up within the ExCel Centre in East London, took just nine days to build and has provided another 4,000 beds for coronavirus patients in London, easing pressure on the other hospitals in the capital. On Tuesday, April 7 the first patients were admitted to the temporary hospital, although it is not known exactly how many are there.

Coronavirus: Fourteen London transport workers die as Sadiq Khan comes under pressure over protective masks and gloves Read the latest London stories, Coronavirus: Fourteen London transport workers die as Sadiq Khan comes under pressure over protective masks and gloves on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest London news.

We will get London building again once this crisis has passed Inside Housing, news, analysis, and comment about the social housing sector in the UK.

London coronavirus: 14 transport workers have now died from Covid-19 in London Mr Khan pointed out to Sky News that a number of safety precautions were in place, he said: "We've made sure, for example, that we're using advanced cleaning regimes." "We're using antiviral disinfectant, the sort of stuff you use in hospitals, to clean not just the steering wheels, but the handles, the bus garages, the restrooms.

FIFA approves extension of player contracts and movement of transfer windows FIFA has approved the extension of player contracts until seasons are able to finish and the movement of transfer windows in response the coronavirus pandemic.

London coronavirus: Extraordinary footage shows cricketers fleeing as police catch them playing in Edgware park The "ridiculous" moment up to 30 men were caught playing cricket despite social distancing rules by police in Edgware has been caught on camera. With the country in lockdown due to the coronavirus, police are cracking down on any behaviour that may cause the disease to spread.

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