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Britain’s foreign secretary Dominic Raab: “We in the government have got this covered.”  Photograph: Pippa Fowles

At the daily press briefing in Downing Street on Thursday, Dominic Raab and the British government’s two top advisers on coronavirus, chief medical of(...)

Public benches  taped off in Brockwell Park in London. The chancellor of the exchequer, Rishi Sunak, says  the scientific data needed to assess the impact of the lockdown will not be available until next week. Photograph: Reuters/Reade Levinson

Senior ministers and the leaders of Britain’s devolved institutions will on Thursday discuss the coronavirus lockdown after a further 938 deaths were (...)

PSNI have warned journalist. Photograph: iStock

A dissident republican threat against an Irish News journalist in Belfast has been widely condemned. The journalist was warned by the PSNI of a dissi(...)

Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag can be streamed online at Soho Theatre’s on-demand service. Photograph: Kevin Baker

It was one of 2019’s hottest theatre shows, returning Phoebe Waller-Bridge to the stage in her most famous role and swiftly selling out in London’s We(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson was admitted to St Thomas’s Hospital for tests on Sunday night, 10 days after testing positive for coronavirus.Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Boris Johnson remains in intensive care at a London hospital after a deterioration in the British prime minister’s condition since he was admitted for(...)

Conor Lane in the high dependency unit following surgery at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London, on March 1st, 2017

Conor Lane wrote a three-part series in The Irish Times' Health and Family supplement in 2017 about being diagnosed with a cancerous tumour in hi(...)

Everybody has a shopping list for the post Covid-19 world. Most of us will demand a better health service, an end to homelessness and lower inequality. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

Everybody has a shopping list for the post-Covid-19 world. Most of us will demand a better health service, an end to homelessness and lower inequality(...)

Matt Hancock: out of self-isolation just a week after his positive coronavirus test. Photograph: Pippa Fowles/10 Downing Street/AFP via Getty

After a succession of daily press briefings from Downing Street that saw ministers fail hopelessly to answer reporters’ questions about coronavirus, M(...)

Consultant Amged El-Hawrani became the first frontline NHS hospital worker to die after testing positive for Covid-19. Photograph: University Hospitals Derby and Burton/PA Wire

The Irish family of the first frontline medic to die in the UK’s coronavirus outbreak are “devastated” at his loss, his Co Carlow-based brother-in-law(...)

Broadcaster Davina McCall: ‘People worry that they will annoy their neighbours if they exercise inside, but you can do most toning stuff inside without making any noise.’

These are trying times. Children run between rooms as parents on video calls shush them in vain; millennials in cramped house-shares attempt to carve (...)

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