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Pilot lands 394-ton A380 sideways as Storm Dennis rages

The Etihad Airways A380 from Abu Dhabi was forced into a special manoeuvre when landing at Heathrow due to strong crosswinds
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New Brexit blue British passports are actually made in Poland

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Britain fires with both barrels: emergency rate cut and budget boost
(Reuters) - The Bank of England slashed interest rates by half a percentage point on Wednesday and announced support for bank lending just hours before the unveiling of a budget splurge designed to stave off a recession triggered by the coronavirus outbreak.

In what amounts to a choreographed double-barrelled stimulus programme, the BoE announced its unanimous emergency rate cut as London markets were opening and before Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government sets out its spending plans after midday.

Mark Carney’s parting shot as governor, which returns the main interest rate to a record low of 0.25%, comes as COVID-19, the flu-like infection caused by the virus, spreads rapidly, stoking fears of global recession and roiling markets.

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London stocks rebound from worst day since 1987 crash
(Reuters) - London stocks rose on Friday as a recovery in oil prices and moves by policymakers to limit the economic hit from the coronavirus helped them rebound from their worst selloff since the 1987 “Black Monday” crash a day earlier.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 .FTSE rose 3.2%, but was still on course to post its worst week since the global financial crisis in 2008.

Helping the slight move up on Friday were miners, supermarket chains and oil & gas producers.

“It was perhaps inevitable, given that the FTSE suffered its second worst session ever yesterday and it’s probably some people deciding to buy at those lows,” said Connor Campbell, analyst at financial spread better Spreadex.

Global equities were hammered on Thursday after U.S. President Donald Trump shocked investors with a move to restrict travel from Europe, with the ECB’s decision to hold off on interest rate cuts adding to panic about a liquidity crunch.

Emergency actions including the Bank of England’s 50 basis point interest rate cut and the UK government’s 30 billion-pound ($39 billion) stimulus plan have also failed to reassure investors about economic growth.

Traders are now hoping that U.S. lawmakers and the White House will agree on a stimulus package, expected to be announced on Friday.

Travel stocks continued to be the worst hit, with Carnival Corp (CCL.L) tumbling 7.9% to its lowest level since 2009 after its unit, Princess Cruises, said it would suspend the voyages of all its 18 ships for two months.

Shares in holiday company TUI (TUIT.L) dropped 9.5%, while travel group Saga (SAGA.L) fell 3.9% after suspending its cruise operations until early May in response to the coronavirus crisis.

The domestically focussed FTSE mid-cap index .FTMC was up just 0.5%. Oil producer Premier Oil (PMO.L) surged 56.1% and was on course for its best day in over four years, after eyeing at least $100 million in potential savings on its annual capital spending plans to adjust to the plunge in global crude price.

BP Plc (BP.L) and Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSa.L) rose between 6% and 7%, tracking higher oil prices. [O/R]

Miners Rio Tinto (RIO.L), BHP group BHP.L and Anglo American (AAL.L) jumped more than 6% and were the top gainers on the main index.

Reporting by Shivani Kumaresan and Devik Jain in Bengaluru; Additional reporting by Sruthi Shankar; Editing by Anil D'Silva

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Coronavirus: UK over-70s to be asked to self-isolate 'within weeks', Hancock says
Health secretary says older people would be ‘shielded for their own protection’

People over 70 will soon be asked to self-isolate themselves for up to four months to protect themselves from the risk of contracting coronavirus, the UK health secretary, Matt Hancock, has confirmed.

Ministers are also not ruling out ordering the closure of all bars, restaurants and non-essential shops as the coronavirus pandemic escalates.

Such drastic measures would go beyond what the government anticipated in its coronavirus action plan, but countries such as France have ordered closures on this scale and Hancock said the government would do whatever was necessary to protect life.

Hancock confirmed the government will soon tell the over-70s that they will need to self-isolate at home for up to four months to protect themselves from the disease.

He said older people would be “shielded for their own protection” and that the plan would be announced, with further details, when the time was right.

Hancock also said the government could requisition empty hotels – many bookings have been cancelled because of coronavirus – and convert them into temporary hospitals to help the NHS deal with the expected surge in the number of seriously ill patients.

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Anger mounts over UK government's decision to keep schools open
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced a backlash on Monday over his decision to keep schools open, with angry parents keeping their children at home and complaining that other countries were doing more to stop the spread of coronavirus  nationalpost.com

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FTSE 100 slumps below 5,000 as U.K. airlines tumble

British stocks slumped on Monday as the widening spread of coronavirus blasted the airline sector in particular.

The U.K., so far, wasn’t joining the world-wide move toward closures though it is still feeling the impact, with at least 35 fatalities. The U.S. over the weekend expanded a travel ban to the U.K. and Ireland, as several European countries brought their economies to a near-standstill.

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Boris Johnson warns NHS in danger of being overwhelmed - being told to stay at home for 12 weeks. people are gonna stock up

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