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Philippine Airlines to operate Manila-London roundtrip for stranded travellers Philippine Airlines will fly a single round-trip flight between Manila and London Heathrow on April 4 "in response to an urgent public need amid Covid-19 quarantine situation," the airline said in a notice posted on its website.

Stuck in expensive London, hundreds of Malaysians worry after law exams called off LONDON: More than 400 Malaysian law students in London have been left in limbo after a crucial examination was postponed for some three months due to the Covid-19 crisis, with many worried about the huge financial burden of living in one of the world's most expensive cities.

London residents stretch with brooms and lift cans of beans in street exercise class It was filmed in Kennington, south London. The capital has remained at the epicentre of the UK's outbreak, recording 7,121 of the UK's 25,150 confirmed cases. The classes, called On Your Step, have been set up by athlete Simon Garner.

London city hall: Politicians approve several new housing initiatives A long-awaited program that would see city hall sign leases for those who wouldn't otherwise be approved for apartments got the nod from the community and protective services committee on Tuesday. City hall would sign up to 10 leases in the first year.

London agencies digging deep and leafletting to help the community When it comes to good works, one frequently-featured agency is Chestertons in London - and again it's come up trumps during the Coronavirus lockdown. Firstly the Chestertons Foundation has donated £20,000 to 10 foodbanks in the London boroughs in which the agency operates - a superb gesture.

The restaurants feeding hospital staff We meet the chefs on shutdown volunteering to feed hospital workers around the clock. Kelly Iles, from The Barn Kitchen in Coventry, has delivered more than 3,500 meals to NHS staff at two hospitals in Warwickshire and said she had never been more proud of anything she had done.

London drivers still clogging the streets Traffic levels in London are higher than in other big European capitals, suggesting that large numbers of unnecessary journeys are still being made. Figures published yesterday showed that motorists in London were still more likely to be stuck in traffic than those in Paris and Madrid.

13-year-old boy dies, says London hospital trust These are external links and will open in a new window. A 13-year-old boy who tested positive for coronavirus has died, a London hospital trust has said. Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab, from Brixton in south London, died in King's College Hospital early on Monday.

1 SEC - March M A R C H⠀ ⠀ Well March didn't exactly go as planned… Covid19 really turned our plans upside down and we ended up coming home from our adventure. ⠀ ⠀ March holds some great memories for me. We got year passes to the theme parks and went every weekend practically haha.

Newcastle owner Ashley's billionaire lifestyle with 33-bed London house, four homes in Spain, and £32m mansion in Miami NEWCASTLE UNITED owner Mike Ashley became the first Premier League boss to put his non-playing staff on leave during the coronavirus crisis.

Strange Days The sense of desolation makes it feel like we're living in the post-Thanos world at the beginning of Avengers Endgame. During my daily walk, I see neighbours in dressing gowns standing in their doorways chatting to each other because they're not allowed to get any closer.

London's humane society holds 'virtual food drive' to help stock near-depleted supply In a bid to flatten the curve amid the coronavirus pandemic, the humane society is holding a 'virtual food drive' and asking for monetary donations to buy food through local partners, said Steve Ryall, the humane society's executive director.

Cream Tea Review: The English Rose Cafe This little shop is right across from the Mews near Buckingham Palace and not far from Victoria Station. You can sit on the patio and watch the hustle-bustle of London under the cover of an awning. The staff are super friendly and the interior is cute as a button!

Joolz Guides: Spiffing London Walks - Bermondsey, Maltby Street Market and The Old Operating Theatre Another of these fun, quirky videos. One of the many reasons I like these videos is that he visits so many places I used to know years ago. It is incredibly nostalgic and fun. This is an area which I once knew quite well, but it is now much changed, although still recognizable.

Top London hospitals warn they're about to run out of essential Covid-19 drugs King’s Health Partners, which is made up for four London NHS foundation trust, was one of nine medical establishments from across Europe to warn their respective governments about a shortage of Curare and Propofol.

Researchers say that NSAIDs, JAK inhibitors and TNF blockers are safe to use in COVID-19 Amid the coronavirus disease pandemic, many theories have emerged about the disease and the treatments that can in supportive care. A recent theory emerged that suggests non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs might exacerbate the symptoms of the novel coronavirus.

Civic Wallet's $1 Million Guarantee Could Bolster Mainstream Cryptocurrency Adoption Blockchain identity startup Civic has added a $1 million insurance policy to its Civic Wallet protected by Coincover and backed by Lloyd's of London.

Lebanon vows economy recovery plan by year-end The government hired Lazard and Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton as its financial and legal advisers for what are set to be tough negotiations.

EUR/USD: Euro remains on the offer ahead of German retail sales EUR/USD remains on the offer while heading into the London open, as Tuesday's notable recovery from lows near 1.0930 failed to invite stronger buying pressure in Asia.

NFL expects to play full season as scheduled despite coronavirus - While the coronavirus wreaks havoc on the global sporting calendar, the NFL said on Tuesday it planned to have a full season, including games in London and Mexico City, and to kick off on time in September.

London coronavirus map: The exact number of cases in every London borough as total hits 7,121 This is closely followed by Brent, Croydon and Wandsworth. The least affected boroughs are Kingston, Sutton, Richmond, Barking and Dagenham, and Havering. Hover over each borough in the map below to find out how many cases there are. The darker the colour means there are more confirmed cases.

925 by Sorry - Album Review I have one word to describe this band and their sound, and that is intriguing. I had never encountered Sorry before 925 burst on the scene. I merely saw an album from a band unknown to me, receiving rave reviews on social media.

WATCH: This Catchy Coronavirus Rhyme Is Truly Excellent Because, Daniel Matarazzo's coronavirus-inspired remake of the hit Mary Poppins song, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, is really enough to cheer anyone up in these slightly strange and bleak times.

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