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Queen Elizabeth II delivers coronavirus address and calls for unity, saying 'we will succeed'

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II addressed the nation Sunday in a rare televised speech and called for unity amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Queen addresses the UK over coronavirus crisis – watch in full

The Queen has praised Britain’s 'national spirit' in facing the challenge of coronavirus as she evoked wartime memories to reassure those 'feeling a painful sense of separation from their loved ones' to take comfort in the fact: 'We will meet again.''We will meet again': Queen urges Britons to stay strong Continue reading...
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Queen Elizabeth, in Rare Address to British Public, Urges Resolve in Face of Epidemic

Echoes of the celebrated radio address King George VI delivered in 1939, as Britain teetered on the brink of war with Germany.
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Queen Elizabeth, in Rare Address to British Public, to Urge Resolve in Face of Epidemic

Echoes of the celebrated radio address King George VI delivered in 1939, as Britain teetered on the brink of war with Germany.
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BoE won't print money to fund UK fight against coronavirus: Bailey

The Bank of England will not resort to irreversibly printing money in order to fund a surge in government spending as it tries to shield Britain's economy from the coronavirus crisis, its governor Andrew Bailey said on Sunday.
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ITV: Britain's Got Talent is Back


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Queen Elizabeth II will ask the UK for 'self-discipline' in coronavirus address

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II will make a rare broadcast address to the nation on Sunday evening to urge people to practice "self-discipline and resolve" in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
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The Observer view on coronavirus, a tragedy for poorer nations

If Europe, the US and China are struggling to contain it, what chance for millions of people in less developed countries?It is a terrible thing to see a disaster in the making and be unable to prevent it. Yet this is the prospect confronting us if we dare to look beyond the walls and parapets of a Britain besieged by the coronavirus invader. Tens of millions of people in poorer, less developed countries across the world face a looming catastrophe that appears as unstoppable as it is potentially ...
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Ventilator crisis lands Britain's manufacturers with greatest test

Dozens of companies have pooled resources in an attempt to produce tens of thousands of machines as Covid-19 strikesBritish manufacturing this month faces perhaps the greatest test in its history. Specialist firms have joined forces with industrial powerhouses such as Airbus and Rolls-Royce in an unprecedented collaborative effort to make medical ventilators to treat Covid-19 patients.In a conference call earlier this month, Boris Johnson urged business to make 30,000 of the devices in a matter ...
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Starmer: Labour will work with PM to fight Covid-19 in national interest

New Labour chief calls Johnson after election victory as new coronavirus cases fall but death toll rises by 708Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageKeir Starmer has vowed to work with Boris Johnson “in the national interest” to guide Britain through the mounting coronavirus outbreak, after the prime minister published a letter urging leaders of opposition parties to “work together” with the government.In a phone call with the prime minister after being elected Labour leade...
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Trump Warns of ‘Toughest Week’ and ‘Lots of Death’: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump said the week ahead will be “probably the toughest” for the U.S. with “a lot of death, unfortunately.” New York recorded the most deaths for one day.U.S. deaths rose to more than 8,100. Dubai halted metro services and expanded limits on movement. A quarter of French workers now get jobless benefits.New York City pleaded for more doctors and nurses. The big question remains: When, and how, will this end?Key Developments:Global cases near 1.2 million; deaths t...
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N.Y. Has Most Deaths in a Day; Italy Has Fewer: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- New York State reported the most deaths in a single day while Italy, the nation with the most fatalities in the world, had the fewest since March 26. Spain plans to extend its lockdown.U.S. deaths rose to more than 7,500 and the global tally exceeds 62,000. At least a half-dozen cruise ships remain at sea with passengers and crew as companies navigate long trips and struggle to find ports willing to let them dock. The big question remains: When, and how, will this end?Key Developm...
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Death Toll Passes 60,000; N.Y. Has Deadliest Day: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic exceeded 60,000 worldwide and New York State reported its deadliest day. Spain will extend its state of emergency after cases surpassed those in Italy.U.S. deaths rose to more than 7,000 as health officials recommended wearing cloth masks to prevent the virus’s spread. At least a half-dozen cruise ships remain at sea with passengers and crew as companies navigate long trips and struggle to find ports willing to let them dock.Key Develop...
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Five-year-old child among latest UK coronavirus deaths

Death toll increases by 708 in one day, largest amount since outbreak beganA five-year old child is among 708 people to have died with coronavirus in the UK, as Britain’s death toll rose to 4,313, the biggest increase since the outbreak began.The latest figures show the recorded death toll from the virus in the UK has risen by 20%, and above 4,000 for the first time. Continue reading...
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People across the UK are apparently burning cellphone masts and abusing engineers on the street over baseless conspiracy theories linking the coronavirus to 5G networks

A baseless, already-debunked rumor linking the novel coronavirus and 5G broadband technology is spreading across the UK and appears to have caused physical damage this week. A cellphone mast in Birmingham, England, is believed to have been set ablaze by anti-5G arsonists, and telecommunications engineers have reportedly been abused in the street by people who believe in the theory. Facebook has already removed one group where users were being encouraged to send in footage of them destroying mo...
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Coronavirus means that no one's talking about Brexit any more

The UK performed a significant U-turn in its handling of the coronavirus pandemic this week. After days of savage criticism in the press over its laggardly testing strategy, Britain's top health minister made a bold new pledge.
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Comic Books Industry Grinds To Halt For The First Time Ever

Comics are largely sold through the direct market, moving from publisher to distributor to specialty comics retailers, as opposed to digital distribution or the newstands of yesteryear. But last month, Diamond Comics Distributors—the monopoly that supplies monthly comics to retailers in the United States and Britain—announced that it was refusing to accept new product from comics’ largest publishers, including Marvel, DC, Image, and Boom Studios. – The Daily Beast
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U.K. Backs Off Medical Rationing Plan as Coronavirus Rages

Britain has long offered public guidance on when to deny lifesaving treatment but has hesitated with the coronavirus. Many worry that decisions may harm the poor, the aged and people with disabilities.
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Europe’s Hospitals Buckle Under The Crush Of Coronavirus

MADRID (AP) — Setting up makeshift ICU wards in libraries and conference centers, embattled European medical workers strained Friday to save thousands of desperately ill coronavirus patients as stocks of medicine, protective equipment and breathing machines grew shorter by the hour. A maelstrom of coronavirus deaths and job losses slammed the United States and Europe. Some 10 million Americans have been thrown out of work in just two weeks, the most stunning collapse the U.S. job market has e...
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In Britain’s Triage System, Fear That ‘Terrible Decisions Could Be Made’

Britain has long offered public guidance on when to deny lifesaving treatment but has hesitated with the coronavirus. Many worry that decisions may harm the poor, the aged and people with disabilities.
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Unemployment in US and UK 'may be worse than in Great Depression'

Coronavirus fuelling faster collapse than 1930s, warns ex-Bank of England rate-setterCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageUnemployment in Britain and the US could surpass the levels reached during the 1930s Great Depression within months as the coronavirus crisis crushes the global economy, a former Bank of England official has warned.In a stark forecast as job losses mount around the world, David Blanchflower, professor of economics at Dartmouth College in the US and a me...
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Unemployment in US and UK may 'rise above Great Depression'

Coronavirus fuelling faster collapse than 1930s, warns ex-Bank of England rate-setterCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageUnemployment in Britain and the US could surpass the levels reached during the 1930s Great Depression within months as the coronavirus crisis crushes the global economy, a former Bank of England official has warned.In a stark forecast as job losses mount around the world, David Blanchflower, professor of economics at Dartmouth College in the US and a me...
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UK car sector warns: supply companies need cash immediately

Britain's car sector needs immediate cash and the government should introduce measures to support suppliers, some of which only have enough money to handle the coronavirus crisis for weeks not months, the head of the main trade body told Reuters.
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Queen Elizabeth II will address Britons in a TV broadcast on Sunday night

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has recorded a televised address on the coronavirus outbreak, Buckingham Palace said Friday.
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Amir Khan denies he is considering retirement - and still wants Pacquiao

Britain's former two-time world champion Amir Khan says "retirement is not on my radar," insisting he still has "one or two more" fights left.
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UK road travel falls to 1955 levels as Covid-19 lockdown takes hold

Motor traffic and air pollution decline steeply, with walking and cycling in cities also downCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe coronavirus outbreak has brought Britain to a near standstill, with road travel plummeting by as much as 73%, to levels not seen since 1955.All forms of travel have plunged in urban areas. Walking, cycling and car and van journeys are all down by about three-quarters, while bus numbers have fallen by 60%. The number of large lorries has decl...
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UK facing Depression-style hit as firms slump in March

Britain's economy looks set for a slump that in the short term could be deeper than during the depression of the 1930s, as a survey showed the coronavirus crisis caused a record downturn among services and manufacturing firms in March.
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UK business activity plunges to lowest ebb since records began

‘Horrid, hideous, harrowing’ – insiders struggle to describe extent of coronavirus damageCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBusiness activity in Britain and the eurozone has plunged to the lowest levels since the start of closely watched surveys more than two decades ago, as the coronavirus crisis triggers a deep recession and widespread job losses.The latest snapshot from the purchasing managers indices (PMI) revealed the early extent of the damage in March as countries...
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UK firms fall deeper into record-breaking slump - March PMIs

A record-breaking slump among Britain's services and manufacturing firms deepened in late March with much of the economy in a shutdown to slow the spread of coronavirus, a survey showed on Friday.
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ITV execs agree 20% pay cut, forgo bonus, in coronavirus crisis

ITV, Britain's biggest free-to-air commercial broadcaster, said its executive directors had agreed a voluntary 20% reduction in salary and to forgo any bonus for this year to help preserve cash during the coronavirus pandemic.
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