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No coronavirus deaths in South East in latest figures


NHS England has announced there were no deaths from coronavirus in hospitals in the South East in the 24-hour period up to 16:00 BST on Tuesday.

Cases are only included when the positive Covid-19 test result is received, or death certificate confirmed with Covid-19 mentioned, NHS England said.

These figures do not include deaths outside hospital, including those in care homes.

Across England's hospitals 14 deaths were linked to positive coronavirus tests, with the Midlands seeing nine deaths and the North East and Yorkshire three.

Man charged with the manslaughter of Sutton woman

Stella Frew
Met Police

A man is due in court later today after being charged with the manslaughter of a woman from Sutton.

Stella Frew died on Friday evening after police said she was struck by a van on Tonfield Road.

On Monday the Met Police arrested James Martin, 26, of Peeks Brooke Lane, Horley, and have since charged her with Ms Frew's death.

He has been remanded to appear at Croydon Magistrates' Court this morning.

Panto cancelled over Covid-19 restrictions

The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford, Surrey, has cancelled its pantomime this year due to coronavirus restrictions.

It is the latest of several theatres across England to announce they will not be pressing ahead with their traditional panto because of the pandemic.

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‘Channel’ swimmer hits her target

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

David Walliams' good luck message to 'Channel swim' girl

A 10-year-old girl swam the equivalent distance of the English Channel - in her garden.

Connie Emmett has done the 34,000 strokes of the crawl needed to cover 23 miles in a paddling pool - all for her local hospital.

The BBC first spoke to Connie Emmett, from Cranleigh, when she embarked on her task, with comedian and Channel swimmer David Walliams sending her his best wishes.

Connie raised £2,300 for the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford.

A serious competition swimmer, Connie has continued to use the pool during lockdown, and her mum Sarah estimates that she's probably covered enough distance now to have returned from France.

Unsurprisingly, Connie wants to have a go at swimming the real thing when she's old enough.