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An NHS doctor working in a COVID-19 intensive care unit has said he will resign by the end of the week if Dominic Cummings has not done so by then – and said other NHS staff will most likely follow. https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-nhs-doctor-threatens-to-resign-if-dominic-cummings-does-not-11994170

Sir David Attenborough has said the coronavirus pandemic has pushed the climate change problem into “the distant future” – but hopes people will now see our survival depends on co-operation. https://news.sky.com/story/sir-david-attenborough-pandemic-could-make-nations-realise-climate-issue-depends-on-co-operation-11994176

The prime minister has admitted it will be “tough” to reopen schools at the start of next month but has pledged to work with English councils to ease the process. https://news.sky.com/story/boris-johnson-says-schools-in-england-set-to-reopen-on-1-june-as-planned-11994031

Scientists who have been advising the government during the coronavirus crisis have accused the prime minister of “trashing” the advice they have given to help curb the outbreak. https://news.sky.com/story/scientific-experts-advising-government-criticise-boris-johnson-after-he-backed-dominic-cummings-11994132

With temperatures set to reach highs of 26C (79F) over the bank holiday weekend, councils with responsibility for beaches and beauty spots are warning people to keep away. https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-people-urged-to-stay-away-from-uk-beaches-over-bank-holiday-weekend-11993111

Ministers have recruited 25,000 contact tracers ahead of the launch of the government’s flagship test and trace programme which aims to stop the spread of coronavirus. https://news.sky.com/story/test-and-trace-system-to-launch-this-week-after-25-000-contact-tracers-recruited-11993646

The first wild white stork chicks have hatched in the UK for what is believed to be hundreds of years. https://news.sky.com/story/wild-white-stork-chicks-hatch-in-uk-for-first-time-in-hundreds-of-years-11993114

A yoga teacher who started the clap for carers movement has said next Thursday’s show of support would be the last. https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-founder-wants-politicised-clap-for-carers-to-end-next-week-11992911

Britain’s hottest day of the year so far has led to many people flouting social distancing rules to hit the beach – with some coastal roads left “gridlocked”. https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-coast-roads-gridlocked-by-cars-from-all-over-country-as-thousands-enjoy-hottest-day-11991716

Victims of domestic abuse could be given a codeword to allow them to alert people such as shop workers that they are in danger. https://news.sky.com/story/shop-workers-could-be-trained-to-spot-codeword-from-domestic-violence-victims-11991900




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