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Aerospace company Airbus says it is to cut 1,700 jobs in the UK

Australia says it is locking down 300,000 people in the suburbs of Melbourne after a spike in coronavirus cases

Police are using water cannons to clear protesters gathering in Hong Kong over China's controversial new national security law and police have also arrested 30 people

Metropolitan Police says it has arrested an 18-year-old man on suspicion of the murder of sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman who were stabbed to death in the early hours of 7 june in Wembley in west London

Barnsley Council has issued a statement asking for "extra care and vigiliance" in the town due to a higher than normal transmission rate of COVID-19

NHS England says a further 50 people have died with COVID-19 bringing the total number of confirmed deaths in hospital in England to 28,759

The Department of Health says a further 176 people have died with COVID-19 which brings the total number of deaths in all settings to 43,906

Actor Johnny Depp's libel claim against The Sun newspaper over an article which referred to him as a wife beater will go ahead next week following a High Court ruling

The owner of restaurants Bella Italia and Cafe Rouge says it is planning to cut 1,909 jobs after calling in the administrators


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

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

Essex Police says 39 bodies have been discovered in a lorry at Waterglade Industrial Park in Thurrock adding a 25-year-old man from Northern Ireland has been arrested on suspicion of murder

U.S. president Donald Trump says a "breakthrough" has been achieved in trade talks with China and he expects a deal to be signed "very shortly"

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

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

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