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Energy firms' collapse hits 1.5 million customers Thu, 23 Sep 2021 08:28:36 GMT
Failed firm Green says bigger firms will see problems - and the government could step in if they do.

Covid debt: A baby, job loss - and now eviction Wed, 22 Sep 2021 23:43:44 GMT
Tenants are being evicted due to rent arrears built up during the pandemic, an investigation finds.

Boris Johnson: Humanity is reaching a turning point on climate change Thu, 23 Sep 2021 06:21:11 GMT
World leaders must make major changes in four areas - "coal, cars, cash and trees", Boris Johnson says.

Covid: Pandemic evictions, and US booster jabs approved Thu, 23 Sep 2021 06:52:38 GMT
Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Thursday morning.

Sabina Nessa: Teacher killed on walk to meet friend Thu, 23 Sep 2021 07:56:03 GMT
Primary school teacher Sabina Nessa was killed as she made a short walk to a pub, police believe.

'Side-eying Chloe' Clem to sell iconic meme as NFT Wed, 22 Sep 2021 23:04:37 GMT
The image of Chloe Clem could fetch her tens of thousands of dollars at auction.

Alex Salmond inquiry leaks being investigated by police Thu, 23 Sep 2021 06:41:58 GMT
The leaks relate to the Scottish government's inquiry into harassment allegations against the former first minister.

Extremists using video-game chats to spread hate Wed, 22 Sep 2021 23:02:04 GMT
Campaigners say including extremist narratives among everyday conversations can be a pathway to radicalisation.

Labour conference: Keir Starmer sets out what he stands for in essay Thu, 23 Sep 2021 07:16:02 GMT
The Labour leader writes 11,500 words on how he would change the UK, ahead of his party conference.

Aukus pact: France and US seek to mend rift Thu, 23 Sep 2021 03:54:18 GMT
The deal caused outrage in France, which lost a contract to build submarines for Australia.

Angry scenes at Haiti airport as deported migrants arrive Wed, 22 Sep 2021 21:26:02 GMT
The US is flying migrants out of a Texas border town where 13,000 have gathered in makeshift camps.

Evergrande: Shares in crisis-hit firm jump as debt deadline looms Thu, 23 Sep 2021 08:38:00 GMT
The debt-laden developer is due to make a $83.5m interest payment on an overseas bond on Thursday.

Victorian ticket ledger found at March railway station Thu, 23 Sep 2021 05:21:05 GMT
The luggage ledger dates back to April 1885, when the railway station opened.

The Papers: 'Winter of woe' and France rift deepens Thu, 23 Sep 2021 05:03:49 GMT
The ongoing gas crisis and France's anger over a new UK-US-Australia military pact make the front pages.

Grim echoes of history in images of Haitians at US-Mexico border Thu, 23 Sep 2021 00:10:08 GMT
Pictures of border officers rounding up black men have drawn comparisons to US slave patrols.

Covid-19: New allergic reactions to hair dye reported Wed, 22 Sep 2021 23:06:13 GMT
Scientists at Imperial College London are now researching a link between Covid-19 and new allergies.

Angela Merkel: What will Germans miss about the chancellor? Wed, 22 Sep 2021 23:53:37 GMT
BBC Europe editor Katya Adler takes a road trip to find out how Germans will remember their chancellor.

Saoirse Ronan: Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are like Kim and Kanye Wed, 22 Sep 2021 23:51:50 GMT
The actress says Kim Kardashian has inspired the "uncharted territory" of her first UK stage role.

La Palma volcano lava engulfs homes and swimming pools Wed, 22 Sep 2021 13:23:18 GMT
Molten rock from the erupting Cumbre Vieja volcano is destroying hundreds of buildings.

Is 'the worst cold ever' going around? Thu, 23 Sep 2021 00:38:47 GMT
As more people mix again, the common cold is back - and leaving people floored.

Johnson and Biden: Contrasting characters do business Thu, 23 Sep 2021 00:07:38 GMT
No major gaffes and progress on climate change on PM's US trip but a trade deal remains a distant prospect.

Angela Merkel: Four expert verdicts on a contested legacy Thu, 23 Sep 2021 00:16:10 GMT
When the German chancellor steps down, how will history remember her? Four experts have their say.

'Giving birth left me needing a colostomy bag' Thu, 23 Sep 2021 00:40:29 GMT
Former triathlete Kayleigh Adams endured a fourth-degree tear that led to her needing a colostomy bag.

The edible insects coming to a supermarket near you Wed, 22 Sep 2021 23:01:51 GMT
A number of firms are now farming locusts and mealworms for human consumption.

Changing China: Why Xi Jinping is leading a way back to socialism Wed, 22 Sep 2021 23:33:32 GMT
China has not been very socialist for years, but the Communist Party looks set to change that.

Claims on pay, tax and the cost of living checked Wed, 22 Sep 2021 16:21:01 GMT
Deputy prime minister Dominic Raab took Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday.

'It's been a long time waiting' - everything you need to know about 43rd Ryder Cup Thu, 23 Sep 2021 05:09:44 GMT
Three years after Europe regained the Ryder Cup in Paris, the US finally have their opportunity to avenge that thrashing in front of a partisan home crowd in Wisconsin.

West Ham knock out Man Utd to reach EFL Cup fourth round Wed, 22 Sep 2021 21:05:46 GMT
West Ham gain revenge for Sunday's Premier League defeat by Manchester United by knocking their hosts out of the Carabao Cup at Old Trafford.

Australian PM Morrison says 'no special deals' for families of England's Ashes players Thu, 23 Sep 2021 07:19:14 GMT
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says there will be "no special deals" after Boris Johnson asks for families of England cricketers to be allowed to travel for the Ashes.

World Rugby to limit full-contact training to 15 minutes a week Wed, 22 Sep 2021 23:01:49 GMT
Contact training is to be drastically reduced across rugby union in an attempt to prevent injuries and protect player welfare.

Afghanistan's female volleyball players tell of threats and fear Thu, 23 Sep 2021 06:25:25 GMT
Afghan female volleyball players tell the BBC that one of the squad was killed last month.

Murray charges into last eight of Moselle Open Wed, 22 Sep 2021 18:48:33 GMT
Andy Murray beats Canada's Vasek Pospisil to move into the quarter-finals of the Moselle Open in France.

Covid: How can missing five million be persuaded to have the jab? Thu, 23 Sep 2021 00:19:38 GMT
Headlines have focused on teenagers and booster doses - but millions still haven't had a first jab.

Travel update: What are the new rules for holidays in Europe and the US? Wed, 22 Sep 2021 15:10:42 GMT
Eight countries have now moved from the UK's red travel lists, to the less restrictive amber.

Covid: Should I be working from home or going back to the office? Wed, 22 Sep 2021 10:16:10 GMT
People in England could be told to work from home once again through the autumn and winter.

Covid symptoms: What are they and how do I protect myself? Mon, 13 Sep 2021 10:29:02 GMT
A new cough, fever and change in smell or taste are the key symptoms that mean you may have coronavirus.

Covid-19 in the UK: How many coronavirus cases are there in my area? Wed, 22 Sep 2021 15:44:31 GMT
Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area.

Back to school: How are pupils being kept Covid-safe? Tue, 21 Sep 2021 14:59:23 GMT
Most 12 to 15-year-olds will be vaccinated at school, to help limit disruption to their education.

Is it safe to vaccinate our child? And other questions Wed, 15 Sep 2021 14:22:45 GMT
We answer some of your questions about vaccinating 12-15 year-olds, the booster vaccine and other topics.

Covid passports: How do I get one and when will I need it? Wed, 22 Sep 2021 14:13:07 GMT
People in Scotland will need to be fully vaccinated to go to clubs, sporting events and concerts.

Covid rules: What's in England's 'Winter Plan'? Tue, 14 Sep 2021 15:45:19 GMT
Lockdown rules have changed across the UK, but some restrictions remain in place.

Coronavirus: Where does the government borrow billions from? Tue, 21 Sep 2021 06:34:17 GMT
How does it work when a government wants to borrow money, and when does it have to pay it back?

Universal credit: When will the £20 increase stop? Tue, 21 Sep 2021 11:56:48 GMT
The government has confirmed the £20 boost will end in the autumn.

What are the travel rules for Spain, Portugal, Malta and other holiday hotspots? Fri, 17 Sep 2021 17:17:50 GMT
What you need to know about going to Portugal, Spain, Greece, France, Malta, Italy and Turkey.

Covid: People are vaccinated - so why are there so many cases? Wed, 22 Sep 2021 08:58:03 GMT
More than four out of five UK adults are now fully vaccinated, but daily case rates remain high.

Long Covid: What is it and what are the symptoms? Fri, 17 Sep 2021 10:57:24 GMT
Significant numbers have had long-term problems after recovering from the original infection.

The torso in the Thames: A 20-year mystery Tue, 21 Sep 2021 04:58:22 GMT
Twenty years ago, a young African boy was murdered and his torso was dumped in the Thames. It's the longest unsolved child murder case in the recent history of the Metropolitan Police.

Paul Rusesabagina: From Hotel Rwanda hero to convicted terrorist Mon, 20 Sep 2021 11:09:42 GMT
Paul Rusesabagina, who was portrayed in Hotel Rwanda, has gone from national hero to enemy of the state.

Fake Paralympians boss: 'I didn't know about cheating' Sat, 18 Sep 2021 23:22:03 GMT
The man fined for sending non-disabled athletes to the Sydney Paralympics breaks his silence.

Muriel Gardiner: The heiress who saved countless lives Sat, 18 Sep 2021 00:46:47 GMT
Muriel Gardiner's courage fighting fascism in Austria inspired an Oscar-winning film. Who was she?

Hushpuppi - the Instagram influencer and international fraudster Tue, 14 Sep 2021 22:50:54 GMT
How Nigerian Ramon Abbas went from a romance scammer to a so-called "Billionaire Gucci Master".