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Coronavirus and the introduction of lockdown measures significantly raised mental health challenges, particularly for the most vulnerable groups, a study has found. The research, by the University of Bath and published in the journal American Psychologist, is the first to examine people’s coping styles in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. It drew on survey […]

Dame Vera Lynn’s daughter has thanked the British public for its “tremendous support” since the beloved singer’s death at the age of 103. The Forces Sweetheart, who entertained troops with morale-boosting visits to the front line during the Second World War, died in June. She was laid to rest last month and Virginia Lewis-Jones said […]

Aleksandar Mitrovic is eager to make up for lost time when Fulham face Brentford in the Sky Bet Championship play-off final, according to manager Scott Parker. The ex-Newcastle striker only scored three times after football resumed, with his availability affected by a three-match ban and then a hamstring injury, but still ended the regular season […]

Pharmaceutical companies should stockpile six weeks’ worth of drugs to guard against disruption at the end of the Brexit transition period, the Government has warned. The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has written to medicine suppliers advising them to make boosting their reserves a priority. The letter, published online on Monday, reiterates that […]

The majority of support workers have seen a surge in behaviour problems and family issues among children living in poverty during the pandemic, a report suggests. Around three in four frontline workers report a greater need for mental health support (77%), more behaviour issues (75%) and difficulties in parent-child relationships (74%) amid the Covid-19 crisis. […]

A restaurant in Balham has engaged the services of 12 large toy bears to help enforce social distancing measures for diners. Tagine, which serves north African cuisine in south London, reopened on July 4 after closing for months during the coronavirus pandemic. And to keep post-lockdown customers apart from one another, as well as to […]

Frank Lampard has called on the Premier League to give Chelsea a fair start to the new campaign and not risk further injury to his players. The Blues lost Saturday’s FA Cup final 2-1 to London rivals Arsenal, but even though the 2020-21 league season is set to kick-off on September 12, Chelsea are still […]

Harrogate manager Simon Weaver admitted feeling ecstatic after his side stunned Notts County to claim a place in League Two. The North Yorkshire side reached the English Football League for the first time in their history as they stormed to a 3-1 victory in the Vanarama National League play-off final at Wembley. Harrogate, who were […]

Two tests which can detect coronavirus and flu – and promise results in 90 minutes – are to be rolled out in hospitals, care homes and laboratories. The swab and DNA tests will help deal with the virus in winter, enabling clinicians and NHS Test and Trace to differentiate between Covid-19, which requires sufferers to […]

Nasa astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley are back on Earth after the first splashdown return in 45 years. The pair landed in the ocean, off the coast of Florida, at around 7.48pm UK time on Sunday, after a 19-hour journey from the International Space Station. The mission control said just after splashdown: “On behalf […]