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We've come to the end of our live coverage for day three of England on lockdown. Hopefully you've found some of our updates today an uplifting distraction from some of the more difficult issues many of us are facing at the minute.
A reminder of our top stories:
- Police are checking whether people in North Yorkshire are making essential journeys
- A teacher's English classes have become an online hit
- A nurse who made a tearful plea to panic-buying shoppers has developed coronavirus symptoms
Thanks for reading today and we hope you'll join us again from 07:00 GMT tomorrow. Have a great evening taking that walk, stroking the cat (because it doesn't have coronavirus) or catching up with loved ones on Zoom.
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Police have warned walkers heading to beauty spots in the Peak District they are being watched by a fleet of drones.
Derbyshire Police shared footage showing a number of people enjoying scenery around Curbar Edge.
The force is using the tactic in a bid to highlight the importance of following the current government guidelines over reducing unnecessary journeys for their daily exercise.
Some of the registration plates captured on Wednesday came from addresses in Sheffield, a 30-minute drive away.
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England rugby union head coach Eddie Jones will take a pay cut of more than 25% as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
Jones has joined the Rugby Football Union's highest-paid executives in accepting a reduction to help limit the financial impact of the pandemic, which could cost the union up to £50m.
"When I contacted Eddie regarding our executive pay reduction proposals he immediately agreed," said RFU boss Bill Sweeney.
Here I am with another reason to smile ☺️
Children have been sending hand-drawn pictures and waving through the windows of a care home to keep up the spirits of its residents.
People living at Fulford Nursing Home in York also received cards, cakes and flowers after posting an appeal on social media.
You can read about the residents' reaction here.
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How adorable is this - Evelyn-Rose Wiggans baked cupcakes yesterday and delivered them to neighbours stuck inside their homes.
The two-year-old, from Verwood in Dorset, made sure she washed her hands thoroughly before making her creations, her dad, Rob, was quick to point out.
"She said she wanted to give one to Colin and Grace - our neighbours. She placed the cakes on the doorstep, knocked and walked away."Copyright: Rob Wiggans
Rob said people were "so appreciative".
"Evelyn even had a card delivered this morning as it turns out it was one of the neighbour's birthdays.
"This makes us so, so proud of her and to see what a kind, loving and thoughtful little girl she is."Copyright: Rob Wiggans
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Struggling businesses were told the government would cover 80% of their employees wages as long as they were kept on during the coronavirus outbreak.
However ministers were criticised for not doing the same for the five million people across the UK who are self-employed.
This evening that's changed with the announcement of a taxable grant for the self-employed or partnerships, worth 80% of their profits up to a cap of £2,500 per month.
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Birdwatchers who flocked to a beauty spot in Gloucestershire to catch a glimpse of a rare bird have been sent home.
About 15 twitchers congregated in Cleeve Common, near Cheltenham, after the ring ouzel was reportedly spotted.
Ignoring the government's advice, the group had travelled from as far as Birmingham to see the bird.
Here's a reminder of the reasons to leave home during lockdown:
- For essential food and medicine.
- To seek medical help.
- Exercise, once a day.
- To get to and from work, if absolutely necessary.
Rishi Sunak says self-employed people facing financial difficulties will be able to have 80% of their monthly wages covered by the government.
He says this will be calculated using average monthly profits over last three financial years.
He says support will be capped at £2,500 per month, and will initially last three months.
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We're expecting to hear shortly what measures Chancellor Rishi Sunak will announce to help self-employed people whose work has been affected by coronavirus.
He set out plans for 80% wage subsidies for staff kept on by employers last week - and the PM has said he wants similar protection for freelancers.
The government's briefing is at 17:00 GMT.
This definitely counts as outside-of-the-box thinking.
Eleven-year-old goalkeeper Nathan Fanagan’s novel approach to isolation-enforced training has seen him offered sponsorship deals and the chance to hone his skills with Championship side Leeds United.
His mum posted a video of him training by himself in his back garden and some of the best goalkeepers around, including David de Gea, Jack Butland and Ben Foster, have shown their support for his creative drills during self-isolation.
A man has pleaded guilty to shoplifting following claims he spat and coughed at shop staff while shouting "I've got coronavirus".
West Midlands Police said they were called to a B&M store on Stechford Retail Park, Birmingham, at 15:45 on Wednesday after reports a suspected shoplifter had been detained in the car park.
The 35-year-old, from Saltley, appeared at Birmingham Magistrates' Court on Thursday, accused of stealing two beard trimmers and then deliberately coughing in the faces of security staff.Copyright: Google
He pleaded not guilty to common assault, but admitted shoplifting.
The man, who was deemed by a nurse as not having coronavirus, will next appear in court in June.
By Daniel Thomas
Business reporter, BBC News
People staying at home due to the coronavirus pandemic appear to be listening to more radio rather than music apps, figures suggest.
Global, which owns Capital FM and talk station LBC, said online radio listening had risen by 15%.Copyright: Getty Images
The BBC said streaming of its radio stations had risen 18% since last week.
Meanwhile, data from two US analytics companies suggested use of music-streaming apps such as Spotify had dipped by about 8%.
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An NHS nurse who had been stranded in Cambodia and called on Boris Johnson to help get her home has landed back in the UK.
Cheryl Baxter said she “had a few tears” when she arrived back at her front door in St Mary’s Bay in Kent on Thursday morning after her ordeal in South East Asia.
Mrs Baxter works in Hastings where she is head of the Conquest Hospital’s Covid-19 ward, and is looking forward to rejoining her colleagues soon.
Speaking after she and her husband Ivon arrived home, she said the whole experience had been a “mental roller-coaster”.
Mrs Baxter, 52, and her husband had been travelling before the UK pandemic commenced and were due to fly home on March 22 via Bangkok.
But as the coronavirus crisis intensified, they had huge trouble securing the right medical certificates to fly home, with different agencies demanding different papers.
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Now this is lovely...
Former Newcastle United captain Bob Moncur is to telephone elderly football fans to help combat loneliness as people avoid face-to-face contact amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Moncur and members of the club's staff will ring about 1,900 season ticket holders who are aged 70 and above.
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All football in England below National League level will end immediately and all results will be "expunged".
The Football Association’s announcement means there will be no promotion or relegation below the three National League divisions.
The same will happen in the women's game below Women's Super League and Championship level.
On and off-street pay-and-display car parking fees across Birmingham are being suspended.
The move was announced by councillor Waseem Zaffar earlier in order to support the city's key workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
Cllr Zaffar said it would "give them more flexibility over where they park across the city".
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A nurse who made a tearful plea for shoppers to stop panic-buying is self-isolating after developing coronavirus symptoms.
Dawn Bilbrough, from York, recorded an emotional video message after finding supermarket shelves empty at the end of a shift.
She believes she has contracted Covid-19, although has yet to be tested.
Her original post led to the medical director of NHS England calling on the public to think of health workers when carrying out their food shopping.