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March, 2020

  • 13 March

    Teen referees report abuse and threats from parents

    Ryan is a 16-year-old referee from Somerset. When refereeing games, he regularly faces verbal abuse from players, coaches and managers. According to the Referees’ Association – which supports more than 2,000 child referees – all young referees experience verbal abuse. As a finalist for the BBC’s flagship Young Reporter competition, …

  • 12 March

    Coronavirus: What we’ve learned about UK ‘delay’ response

    The UK government has moved from the “containment” to the “delay” phase of its response to the Covid-19 outbreak. Seven-day self-isolation periods for those with persistent coughs or fevers were just one measure announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The BBC’s James Gallagher explains. Read more: People with fever or …

  • 12 March

    ‘The worst bit is the uncontrollable coughing’

    Image caption Andrew was infected with the virus when he was skiing in Italy “The worst bit is the uncontrollable coughing,” says Andrew O’Dwyer, who is recovering after being infected with the new coronavirus following a skiing trip to Italy in late February. “I’ve had worse flu, without a doubt …

  • 12 March

    Coronavirus: PM says more to lose loved ones before their time

    The UK prime minister has said the public should be prepared for more lives to be cut short due to the spread of coronavirus. Addressing reporters, Boris Johnson announced the next steps to delay Covid-19 including self-isolating at earlier stages. EASY STEPS: What can I do about the virus? A …

  • 12 March

    Coronavirus: First case in north Wales confirmed

    Image copyright Getty Images The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Wales has risen by six to 25. There is a first case of Covid-19 in Wrexham, making it the first in north Wales. Separate cases in Cardiff and Monmouthshire have been linked to travel abroad and two new cases …

  • 12 March

    Coronavirus: UK deaths related to virus rise to 10

    Image copyright Getty Images Two more people have died after testing positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of UK deaths to 10. There are now 596 confirmed cases in the UK, up from 456 on Wednesday – with 491 in England, 60 in Scotland, 20 in Northern Ireland and …

  • 12 March

    Michel Roux: French restaurateur and chef dies aged 79

    Image copyright South China Morning Post Image caption Michel Roux was born in Charolles, Burgundy, in 1941 French-born chef and restaurateur Michel Roux has died aged 79. He passed away on Wednesday night surrounded by his family at home in Bray, Berkshire, after battling a long-standing lung condition. Roux and …

  • 12 March

    How can I look after my older relatives?

    Image copyright EPA “It just gets into my head – is it better not to go because you don’t know if you are bringing germs?” Caroline, from south-east England, is one of many people who are concerned about visiting elderly relatives in the midst of the UK’s coronavirus outbreak. Until …

  • 12 March

    Coronavirus: Global stocks plunge as coronavirus fears spread

    Image copyright Reuters Shares around the world are in free-fall as investors see the spread of coronavirus bringing the world economy to a halt and fear leaders are not responding effectively. At the start of US trading, shares plunged and triggered an automatic temporary suspension in trading aimed at curbing …

  • 12 March

    Woman guilty of Miss England finalist glass attack

    Image copyright PA Media Image caption China Gold denied wounding model Olivia Cooke with a wine glass A woman who smashed a wine glass into a Miss England finalist’s face during a row at a bar has been convicted of unlawful wounding. China Gold, 27, caused “horrific” injuries and left …