Moscow: Russian lockdown

In a sharp reversal of Russia’s official stance on the coronavirus, Moscow was put into total lockdown on Monday. The capital’s 12 million…

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Trust is being tested to destruction

Britain’s business community may have been “too complacent” before the coronavirus hit, but now companies and entrepreneurs are stretching “every sinew” to stay…

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Keeping our freedom alive in lockdown

The strangest thing, in this strangest of months, is how willingly people have surrendered private freedoms for public good, “We’re closing all the…

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Kent, Slim pickings

Millions of spears of asparagus may be left to rot in fields as a result of the lockdown, farmers have warned. Harvested from…

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Birmingham, Critical care

Birmingham’s vast National Exhibition Centre is being hastily converted into the UK’s largest hospital, with 5,000 beds. A smaller facility, with 1,000 beds,…

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What this crisis reveals about US?

What a “spectacular failure of leadership”, In January, US president Donald Trump said Covid-19 was “totally under control”. The next month, as the…

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