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Positive Coronavirus News – Fund Raising – #PositiveCoronavirusNews

The National Emergencies Trust Coronavirus Appeal has raised almost £11 million since launching a week ago (Weds 18). The first £2.5 million is now being distributed to front-line charities, which will deliver food to isolated people, help people recover after leaving hospital, and protect vulnerable children now schools are closed. Business News Coronavirus News Positive Coronavirus News and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See https://mikearmstrong.me/news For Business Advice follow the link or visit one of our Blogs: Entrepreneur Zone | King of Marketing | The Voice of Social Media | Networking Grapevine | British Business News |
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Royal Mint changed Tac and making Covid-19 Visors for NHS – Positive Coronavirus News #PositiveCoronavirusNews

Credit: Royal Mint The Royal Mint has begun mass manufacturing medical visors to protect frontline NHS staff from coronavirus. Based in Llantrisant, engineers at The Royal Mint developed a medically approved visor design which they can produce thousands of each day.  The first batch of visors are already in use at The Royal Glamorgan Hospital in south Wales.  Health care workers have expressed concern over the amount of PPEavailable to them, despite Welsh Government reassurance that there is enough to go around.  The Royal Mint, usually known for making money and coins, are turning their focus to helping protect people against COVID-19
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‘I’m very sorry’: the Mercedes driver filmed taking all the rubber gloves from the petrol pump apologizes for being ‘selfish and irresponsible’

A filmed Mercedes driver taking all the rubber gloves from a petrol pump in Salford apologized for his “selfish and irresponsible actions” by saying … ‘I’m very sorry’: the Mercedes driver filmed taking all the rubber gloves from the petrol pump apologizes for being ‘selfish and irresponsible’
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All the latest UK & Global Coronavirus News from the BBC

    By Andrew McFarlane     NHS staff saluted     It was an emotional moment for those who took part – not least the NHS staff and care workers being saluted by the nation. The Royal Family and prime minister joined well-wishers who flocked to front doorsteps, balconies and windows on Thursday evening night to applaud those dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. It came after figures revealed the UK death toll rose from 475 to 578 in one day, with 11,658 confirmed cases. There will be additional support for the NHS from firefighters, who have agreed to drive ambulances and deliver essential
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Coronavirus blockade: police use a loudspeaker to tell park swimmers “This isn’t a vacation – go home!”

The UK is stuck with the order to go out on essential trips only and not to gather in groups of more than two, but these swimmers in a London park … Coronavirus blockade: police use a loudspeaker to tell park swimmers “This isn’t a vacation – go home!”
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‘Very fit’ gran, 80, is first patient in UK to die ‘of coronavirus caught in hospital’ after going in for routine op

A FIT and healthy gran with no underlying health conditions is believed to be the first patient in the UK to die of coronavirus caught in hospital … ‘Very fit’ gran, 80, is first patient in UK to die ‘of coronavirus caught in hospital’ after going in for routine op
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Contactless card limit to rise to £45 from £30 next week after limits on cash shopping to help stop coronavirus

THE limit for in-store contactless payments is rising to £45, from £30, next week. This is to try and help people to limit physical contact to fight … Contactless card limit to rise to £45 from £30 next week after limits on cash shopping to help stop coronavirus
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Latest BBC News update…

UK cracks down hard     First it was advice, now it’s an order. Boris Johnson has issued a stark message to the country: “At this moment of national emergency… stay at home.” Speaking after the UK death toll reached 335, the prime minister introduced unprecedented restrictions on everyday life, meaning people must only leave their house for one of four reasons – to exercise once a day, to travel to and from work where “absolutely necessary”, to shop for essential items, and to fulfil any medical or care needs.    Shops selling non-essential goods have been told to shut, along with
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Coronavirus | Covid-19 – Your Questions Answered…

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UK Coronavirus Deaths Double In 24 Hours according to BBC…

Ten more people in the UK have died in the last 24 hours after testing positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of deaths to 21. The UK government’s chief medical adviser said the patients were all in “at-risk” groups from across England. The total number of confirmed cases in the UK has reached 1,140 while 37,746 people have been tested. It comes as US President Donald Trump decided to suspend all travel between the US and the UK and Ireland . Vice president Mike Pence said the ban would begin at midnight on Monday eastern standard time (04:00 GMT), following a
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New polymer £20 featuring painter Turner enters circulation 🇬🇧💷📰

New polymer £20 featuring painter Turner enters circulation You'll soon no longer find Adam Smith in your wallet or purse. The economist has been replaced as the face of the £20 note by artist JMW Turner. The Bank of England said the new polymer £20 - which enters circulation on Thursday - is its most secure ever banknote. It includes two see-through windows and a two colour foil to help beat forgers. The Bank reckons half of all ATMs across the UK to be dispensing the new notes in just two weeks' time. The new £20 is the third plastic
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UK’s cash system ‘will collapse without new laws’ – 🇬🇧💷📰

UK cash system will callapse without new laws... UK's cash system 'will collapse without new laws' - Campaigners have called for Chancellor Rishi Sunak to save banknotes and coins, saying without urgent new laws the cash system could collapse within a decade. They want Mr Sunak to take action in his first Budget on 11 March. "We must ensure the shift to digital doesn't leave millions behind or put our economy at risk," said Natalie Ceeney, of the Access to Cash Review. The Treasury said it wanted "to ensure everyone who needs cash can access it." Cash is important to
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Brit Awards 2020: Jack Whitehall pays moving tribute to ‘kind and vibrant’ Caroline Flack

Brit Awards 2020: Jack Whitehall pays moving tribute to ‘kind and vibrant’ Caroline Flack Brit Awards 2020: Jack Whitehall pays moving tribute to ‘kind and vibrant’ Caroline Flack — Read on metro.co.uk/2020/02/18/brit-awards-2020-jack-whitehall-pays-moving-tribute-kind-vibrant-caroline-flack-12263200/ Brit Awards 2020: Jack Whitehall pays moving tribute to ‘kind and vibrant’ Caroline Flack https://metro.co.uk/2020/02/18/brit-awards-2020-jack-whitehall-pays-moving-tribute-kind-vibrant-caroline-flack-12263200/ — Read on metro.co.uk/2020/02/18/brit-awards-2020-jack-whitehall-pays-moving-tribute-kind-vibrant-caroline-flack-12263200/
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Brit Awards 2020: Lewis Capaldi’s first ever winner’s muted over language – here’s what he said

Brit Awards 2020: Lewis Capaldi’s first ever winner’s muted over language – here’s what he said Brit Awards 2020: Lewis Capaldi’s first ever winner’s muted over language – here’s what he said — Read on metro.co.uk/2020/02/18/brit-awards-2020-lewis-capaldis-first-ever-win-suffers-technical-issues-speech-muted-12263219/
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BBC License Fee can’t go on for ever 🇬🇧 📺 📰

Downing Street turned on the BBC last night — vowing to scrap the television licence fee and make viewers pay a subscription. The national broadcaster could also be compelled to downsize and sell off most of its radio stations. In a plan that would change the face of British broadcasting, senior aides to the prime minister insisted that they are “not bluffing” about changing the BBC’s funding model and “pruning” its reach into people’s homes. For more on this story or other news please follow the link.
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Man Utd weigh up transfer swoop for Celtic goal machine Odsonne Edouard who’s scored 24 times this season

Man Utd weigh up transfer swoop for Celtic goal machine Odsonne Edouard who’s scored 24 times this season https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/10973828/manchester-united-transfer-odsonne-eduard-celtic/ — Read on www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/10973828/manchester-united-transfer-odsonne-eduard-celtic/
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