Has coronavirus reached its tipping point? Is the Democrat nomination Bernie Sanders to lose? And Hilary Mantel's 'brilliant' conclusion to the Cromwell Trilogy

A fifth person has died in Italy from Coronavirus, South Korea reported more cases over the weekend, billions have been wiped off stock markets around the world. Despite global prevention measures, Covid-19 is continuing to spread, and cause damage to both health and the economy. In the UK, Downing Street insists the country is 'well prepared' and the risk to individuals 'remains low'. But for how long can Britain keep the bug at bay? The Evening Standard's health editor Ross Lydall and consumer editor Jonathan Prynn talk to the Leader podcast about the impact and continuing threat of the infection.


Bernie Sanders wins in Nevada

After victory in Nevada is Bernie Sanders now the Democrat’s man to take on Donald Trump for the White House? There’s a long way to go yet, and he’ll have to charm a lot of sceptics in other States. With Super Tuesday on the horizon, our US correspondent David Gardner assesses the Vermont senator's chances.


Hilary Mantel has finished the Cromwell Trilogy

Hilary Mantel's final novel in her Cromwell Trilogy, 'The Mirror and the Light', is released next week, but Evening Standard critic Melanie McDonagh's already raced through her review copy. It's 854 pages long, but is it a fitting end to one of modern literature's greatest series?


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