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Image copyright Getty Images There are now more than 2.6 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in 185 countries as the disease continues to spread. At least 180,000 people have died. The United States has more than four times as many confirmed cases as any other country. This series of maps and charts tracks the global […]

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Image copyright Getty Images British Airways has reached a deal to temporarily suspend more than 30,000 of its cabin crew and ground staff. The airline, which has grounded most of its fleet due to the coronavirus, has been locked in talks with unions for more than a week. But on Thursday, BA boss Alex Cruz […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe prime minister spoke about why the decision to close schools was taken The UK government has promised to give more details on how school closures will affect students and parents after criticism over a lack of clarity. In a message to the nation, the Queen has […]

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Image copyright PA Media The England and Wales polling watchdog has recommended delaying May’s local elections until the autumn to “mitigate” the impact of coronavirus. The Electoral Commission said there were “growing risks to the delivery of the polls”, with the number of infections in the outbreak rising. Mayoral and local elections are due to […]

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The fall in police numbers is “likely” to be a “contributory factor” in the rise in murder and manslaughter cases since 2014, an official study suggests. Police numbers in England and Wales fell by 21,000 from 2010-18 – and community support officers by 6,000. And the rate of murders and manslaughters soared by 39% in […]

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Image copyright AFP Image caption A specialist centre at the Royal Free Hospital, London, is treating one of the new patients Two more patients have tested positive for coronavirus in England, bringing the total number of UK cases to 15. They have been transferred to specialist NHS infection centres in Liverpool and London, the Department […]

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Image copyright @MurshHabib Image caption A crime scene is in place at the London Central Mosque near Regent’s Park in central London A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a stabbing inside a central London mosque. The victim, who is in his 70s, was found seriously injured after emergency services were […]

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Image caption Siobhan Benita ran for mayor as an independent in 2012 A former civil servant who hopes to become mayor of London says she wants cannabis to be legalised, in a bid to tackle rising levels of knife crime. Liberal Democrat mayoral candidate Siobhan Benita launched her campaign for City Hall with pledges to […]

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