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no evidence for Johnson claim that care homes failed to follow Covid procedures  – Channel 4 News

Representatives of the care homes sector have reacted angrily to comments made by Boris Johnson in a broadcast interview on a visit to Goole on Monday. The Prime Minister said: “We discovered too many care homes didn’t really follow the procedures in the way that they could have, but we’re learning lessons the whole time. “One of the most important things is to fund […]

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United States

Poor turnout for President Donald Trump’s first major rally since US lockdown began – Channel 4 News

As boasts from President Donald Trump go, it’s arguably not the biggest. He had claimed that almost a million people wanted tickets to his first campaign rally in Tulsa. But last night he was proved wrong with some reports suggesting only six thousand turned up. Despite that President Trump remained combative blaming the media and […]

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Politics

Migrants in UK fear charges for NHS virus treatment, say charities – Channel 4 News

Non-EU migrants living and working in the UK have to pay a surcharge to use the NHS, brought in as part of the Government’s so called “hostile environment” policy on immigration in 2015. Amid fears it could stop people with suspected coronavirus from seeking vital help – access to any services linked to Covid was […]

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Politics

Concerns over Modi’s coronavirus crackdown – Channel 4 News

20 May 2020 India’s lockdown, covering 1.6 billion people, has been extended until the end of May. But for the country’s Muslim minority there’s perhaps been an even greater impact. India’s lockdown, covering 1.6 billion people, has been extended until the end of May. But for the country’s Muslim minority there’s perhaps been an even […]

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Violinist Nicola Benedetti offers music tutorials during lockdown – Channel 4 News

We are all looking for ways to occupy our time during this lockdown, and it seems many of us are turning to music. More than 2,500 people have signed up for online tutorials from one of the most talented musicians of her generation, 32-year-old violinist Nicola Benedetti. From next week, Nicola and a team from […]

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UK

Government accused of ‘sleepwalking into disaster’ over coronavirus outbreak – Channel 4 News

‘I can’t give you a date’, the Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said today about when schools would reopen. In normal times many schools would be opening tomorrow after the Easter break. Meanwhile frontline medical workers and social care staff in institutions continue to voice fears about a lack of adequate personal protective equipment or PPE. […]

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World

The incredible struggle of hospital staff in Italy – Channel 4 News

3 Apr 2020 In Italy, the death toll from Covid-19 is now more than 14,500. It is the hardest hit European country. In Italy, the death toll from Covid-19 is now more than 14,500. It is the hardest hit European country. In Bergamo, which is close to the Alps, it’s thought fatalities could be double […]

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Dow Jones slumps as Trump presidency market gains wiped out – Channel 4 News

18 Mar 2020 Dow Jones slumps as Trump presidency market gains wiped out The Dow Jones has once again had to cease trading as it plummeted to levels not seen since before Donald Trump’s inauguration. The circuit-breaker event happened on Wall Street during the president’s daily Covid-19 press conference. Coronavirus has now been confirmed in […]

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‘Lots of people have been stockpiling…for many, many weeks now’ – Mumsnet’s Justine Roberts – Channel 4 News

The government publishes its battle plan tomorrow. But how draconian does it need to be? Is it possible to protect hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people without destroying the economy? And in the meantime, what can we all do to protect ourselves? We’re joined from the United States by Dr Jonathan Quick, former chair of […]

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Met Police remove hundreds of names from gangs matrix – Channel 4 News

It was designed to help prevent violent crime. But now the Metropolitan Police has been forced to delete hundreds of names from its Gang Violence Matrix. The database contains more than 2,000 names of suspected gang members. But critics say it fails to distinguish between offenders and victims. The deletions follow a warning from the […]

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