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This evening

The Royal Berkshire NHS Trust has released the above statement saying an older patients with underlying health conditions who tested positive for coronavirus has died.

Coronavirus: health authorities confirm first UK death – latest updates (The Guardian)

Via Beth Rigby



Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health Dr Tony Holohan

Seven new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Ireland, including one patient who had not travelled to an infected area.

The total number of cases across the country now stands at 13.

Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health Dr Tony Holohan said the country remains in the containment phase, but warned it was a “rapidly evolving situation”.

Seven new coronavirus cases confirmed in Republic of Ireland (RTÉ)


London Underground station Clapham Junction this evening

Or something more sinister?

We may never know.

Large parts of the country were without electricity following the power cut, UK Power Networks said, with outages reported in the North West, South West, the Midlands and Wales.

The UK Power Networks tweeted on Friday evening: “We’re aware of a power cut affecting large parts of London and South East.

“We believe this is due to a failure on National Grid’s network, which is affecting our customers.”

UK power cuts – live updates: Nearly one million people affected by major outages across country with trains, airports and traffic lights impacted (Independent.co.uk)

Thanks Martco

Pic: AP


Prince Andrew named in unsealed Epstein documents (Mailonline)


The Sun reports:

Police have revealed there are more than 500 alleged victims and 248 clubs named in the football sex abuse probe.

The scandal emerged last year when a string of top footballers claimed they had been abused while at clubs’ youth systems and academies.

Police chiefs today announced Operation Hydrant, the UK-wide investigation into non-recent child sexual abuse, has now received 1,016 referrals.

This is up from 819 before Christmas.

Cops are now looking into 184 suspects, 526 potential victims, and 248 clubs.

This is an increase of 100 clubs, professional and amateur, since the last update four weeks ago.

Footie abuse scandal: 526 alleged victims, 184 possible suspects and 248 clubs named in football sex abuse probe (The Sun)

Previously: The Net Widens

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West Brit In Oxford writes:

Could you please inform/remind your readers who are Irish citizens and have moved to the UK that they in fact have full voting rights in the UK, including in the upcoming general election (presuming they have a National Insurance number). I know it surprised me when I arrived on Blighty’s shores to learn as much after mere weeks of residency here. The deadline for registration is 20 April. The registration process is idiot-proof so you’ll be propping up the bourgeois state in no time.

Register to vote here