Coronavirus: Man accused of coughing at paramedic in face

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The man was arrested in Stroud on Saturday night A man has been charged with assault after a paramedic was coughed at in the face, police have revealed. An ambulance crew had responded to reports a man was feeling unwell in Stroud, Gloucestershire, just before 23:00 GMT on Saturday. When they arrived “another man who was self isolating, allegedly deliberately coughed in the face of one of the paramedics”, police said. A man, 43, …

Disqualified driver banned again

A STROUD man has been sentenced after driving whilst disqualified. Benjamin Mountain, 26, of Cashes Green Road, pleaded guilty to two offences when he appeared at Cheltenham Magistrates Court on March 13. Magistrates heard how Mountain drove on Smithsfield, Cirencester, whilst disqualified from driving and without insurance. He was ordered to carry out 60 hours of unpaid work within the next twelve months. Mountain was also banned from driving for 22 months and ordered to pay costs of £175. Back …

Boris Johnson’s letter to the UK in full

Boris Johnson is writing to every household in the UK to urge the public to obey the lockdown and stay home during the coronavirus “national emergency”. Here is his letter in full: I am writing to you to update you on the steps we are taking to combat coronavirus. In just a few short weeks, everyday life in this country has changed dramatically. We all feel the profound impact of coronavirus not just on ourselves, but on our loved ones …

Coronavirus in UK: How many confirmed cases are there in your area?

Image copyright Getty Images In the UK, there are more than 17,000 confirmed cases and at least 1,019 people have died. NHS England medical director Stephen Powis has warned that “every one of us has a part to play” if the UK is to keep the death toll under 20,000. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has himself tested positive for the virus, announced a clampdown on 23 March, urging people to stay at home to avoid unnecessary transmission of the …

Coronavirus deaths surge past 1,000 as another Cabinet minister self isolates

The number of people who have died after contracting coronavirus passed 1,000 as it was revealed another Cabinet minister has been forced to self-isolate. The jump in Covid-19-related deaths in the UK from 759 to 1,019 is an increase of 260 – by far the biggest day-on-day rise in the number of deaths since the outbreak began. More than 120,000 coronavirus tests have taken place, with more than 17,000 positive results. The latest figures come after Scottish Secretary Alister Jack …

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