UK coronavirus live: Williamson refuses to rule out government putting London in lockdown by weekend | Politics

Train, coach and bus frequencies are being cut amid a collapse in demand and government advice on avoiding non-essential travel. Northern Trains said there will be cancellations on a dozen routes on Thursday “as a result of Covid-19”. The affected routes include Liverpool-Manchester airport, Leeds/Sheffield-Nottingham and Newcastle-Carlisle. South Western Railway said it is cancelling trains … Read more

People with ‘underlying conditions’ are being treated as expendable. But our lives matter | Kathryn Hearn | Opinion

“They’ve had a coronavirus death at the local hospital – but they had underlying health conditions,” the Facebook thread ran, with group members piling in to offer a collective “phew”. It was hard to ignore the underlying sentiment being expressed: that those with underlying health conditions were going to die anyway, so what did it … Read more

Cop26: Boris Johnson urged to resist calls to postpone climate talks | Environment

Nicholas Stern, one of the most prominent global experts on the climate crisis, has urged Boris Johnson to resist calls to postpone vital UN climate talks this year, despite the coronavirus outbreak. Ministers and officials have privately discussed the possibility of postponing the Cop26 talks scheduled for Glasgow this November, but no decision has yet … Read more