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Policing Minister Kit Malthouse says although there is a "strong desire" to go overseas "we need to be aware that things may change"

Belfast Health Trust has appealed for more nursing staff to work tonight due to the "extreme pressure" it is experiencing as it "cares for an increasing number of COVID-19 patients" For more on this and other news visit

Official figures show a further 28 COVID-related deaths have been recorded in the UK in the latest 24-hour period For more on this and other news visit

Newham Hospital in east London has said on Twitter that its emergency department has flooded following torrential rainfall in the city and that it is advising patients to "attend a neighbouring hospital if possible" For more on this and other news visit

Barts Health NHS Trust Spokesperson says they are continuing to experience issues at Whipps Cross Hospital due to heavy rainfall yesterday and cancelled all planned surgery and outpatient appointments for today For more on this and other news visit

Official figures show the UK has recorded 24,950 new COVID-19 cases, 46,589,211 people have now received the first dose of a vaccine and 37,287,384 have received a second dose For more on this and other news visit

Official figures show the UK has recorded a further 14 coronavirus deaths within 28 days of a positive test For more on this and other news visit

Official figures show the UK has recorded 23,511 new COVID-19 cases and a further 131 deaths in the latest 24 hour-period For more on this and other news visit

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A Downing Street spokesman says children currently receiving free school meals will continue to do so following a campaign by Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford

Buckingham Palace has announced His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh has died

The medicines and healthcare products regulatory agency has approved a breathing aid that can help keep covid-19 patients out of intensive care which has been developed by a team from University College London and the Mercedes Formula One team

Spanish health officials say they have recorded no new COVID-19 deaths in a 24-hour period for the first time since March

King's College Hospital in London has confirmed a 13-year-old boy has died after testing positive for covid-19

Downing Street says Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care after his coronavirus symptoms worsened

Two Metropolitan Police officers have been served misconduct notices by the Independent Office for Police Conduct on the suggestion they failed to pass on relevant information during the police investigation into the disappearance of student Richard Okorogheye

Sage committee member and the director of the Wellcome Trust Jeremy Farrar says COVID-19 is spreading "too fast" for the government to lift lockdown measures

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