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More than 68% of people at a clinic in a working class neighbourhood of New York have tested positive for coronavirus antibodies, a testing firm has said. Data from CityMD, which had administered about 314,000 antibody tests in New York City by June 26, found that 26% of all its tests came back positive. But […]

Lockdown restrictions on leisure facilities, performing arts and beauty services will be eased in England within days. So what will this mean for gym bunnies, culture vultures and anyone wanting to tame unruly eyebrows that have been neglected for months? – Can I go to the gym? Yes. Outdoor pools are to reopen from July […]

Thefts of motor vehicles in Britain have risen by 56% in four years, new figures show. Some 152,541 vehicles were stolen in 2018/19 compared with 97,609 in 2014/15, according to police data obtained by RAC Insurance. All but three of Britain’s police forces that responded to Freedom of Information requests recorded an increase in thefts […]

Two World Health Organisation experts will spend the next two days in the Chinese capital to lay the groundwork for a larger mission to investigate the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic. One animal health expert and one epidemiologist during their visit to Beijing on Saturday and Sunday will work to fix the “scope and terms […]

Dame Vera Lynn will be honoured with a Spitfire flypast in her beloved Sussex village before her funeral. The adored singer, who entertained troops with morale-boosting visits to the front line during the Second World War, died aged 103 on June 18. Crowds are expected to gather in the picturesque village of Ditchling on Friday, […]

John Lewis is to permanently close eight of its stores, putting 1,300 workers at risk. The John Lewis Partnership said the decision was made to “secure the business’s long-term future and respond to customers’ shopping needs”. It said department stores in Birmingham and Watford will be affected, along with four At Home stores in Croydon, […]

Tens of thousands of people who work in high-risk jobs, such as taxi drivers, cleaners and shop workers, will be tested for coronavirus. That’s even though they have no symptoms, the Government has announced. The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said the pilot study, which begins immediately, would improve understanding of the prevalence […]

Pep Guardiola claimed David Silva could still play anywhere as he saluted a masterful display in Manchester City’s 5-0 thrashing of Newcastle. The 34-year-old playmaker, who is leaving the club at the end of the season after a decade’s outstanding service, starred with a goal and two assists as the Magpies were outclassed at the […]

Burger King UK’s boss has warned that up to 1,600 jobs could be lost as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Only about 370 of the restaurant chain’s 530 UK stores have reopened since the nation went into lockdown. Chief executive Alasdair Murdoch told the BBC’s Newscast that the economic damage stemming from the crisis […]

The Government is being urged to offer support to cross-Channel rail firm Eurostar after union leaders said they have been told of cuts which will hit jobs and services. The Rail, Maritime and Transport union said cuts could lead to a 20%‎ reduction in costs with an impact on jobs and services. The union said […]