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Scottish election 2021: SNP hopes of majority remain on a knife edge Sat, 08 May 2021 00:14:16 GMT
The party gains a seat from Labour and two from the Conservatives but misses out on other key targets.

Welsh election results 2021: Labour set to stay in power Fri, 07 May 2021 23:18:33 GMT
The party has matched its best ever Senedd result, winning exactly half of the 60 seats.

Election results 2021: Counts continue across England Sat, 08 May 2021 02:50:34 GMT
Counting continues, with the results of dozens of council and mayoral contests still expected.

Al-Aqsa mosque: Dozens hurt in Jerusalem clashes Sat, 08 May 2021 01:46:18 GMT
At least 163 Palestinians and six Israeli police are injured in protests over evictions in Jerusalem.

Philippines Covid surge throws country into disarray Fri, 07 May 2021 23:15:00 GMT
A second Covid surge is putting renewed pressure on the country's healthcare and economy.

Covid: Travel firms reject 'overly cautious' green list Sat, 08 May 2021 02:18:42 GMT
The UK will be 'left behind' if other countries open up travel more quickly, the industry says.

Brazil violence: Rio police accused by residents of abuses in raid Fri, 07 May 2021 14:33:36 GMT
Residents of a Rio de Janeiro slum accuse police of violence and abuses in a raid that left 25 dead.

Sinopharm: Chinese Covid vaccine gets WHO emergency approval Fri, 07 May 2021 19:46:06 GMT
It says the Sinopharm vaccine, which has been given to millions of people, is safe and effective.

Scottish election 2021: Liberal Party member suspended over Yousaf confrontation Fri, 07 May 2021 21:24:04 GMT
The man had been questioning SNP MSP Humza Yousaf about events in Pakistan at a count.

Michelle Obama: Black parents have 'fear in our hearts' Fri, 07 May 2021 23:18:01 GMT
The former US first lady says she is worried her daughters could be racially profiled.

Stormy Daniels: US election officials drop Trump hush money probe Fri, 07 May 2021 17:27:45 GMT
The former president faced investigation over a payment made to adult film star Stormy Daniels.

The Papers: 'Labour in turmoil' as PM 'eyes decade in power' Fri, 07 May 2021 22:42:58 GMT
Saturday's papers are dominated by the election results, with the Conservatives making significant gains.

'Our first day of freedom on American soil' Fri, 07 May 2021 23:18:36 GMT
Adrian Meza and his family from Nicaragua have just been released from detention by US border officials.

#MeToo Serbia: 'I thought I was the only one' Fri, 07 May 2021 23:12:08 GMT
Balkan women are sharing their sexual assault stories after Serbian actress Milena Radulovic went public with hers.

'My model railway is my little dream world' Fri, 07 May 2021 23:04:24 GMT
A painstaking recreation of a lost railway line has delighted fans on social media.

India's Covid crisis: Rural hospitals unable to cope as virus spreads Fri, 07 May 2021 17:38:32 GMT
We uncover the conditions that patients face in health centres unequipped for a crisis like Covid.

Covid: St Albans cathedral's new carving features facemask Fri, 07 May 2021 13:52:25 GMT
The restoration of a shrine takes more than a year, having been interrupted by the pandemic.

'They have guns but we have people': Inside Myanmar's Spring Revolution Thu, 06 May 2021 23:00:09 GMT
A musician and his sister in Yangon have been filming for the BBC in Myanmar in the aftermath of a coup.

Turner Prize honours art collectives who 'inspire change' Fri, 07 May 2021 09:04:33 GMT
After a year of closed galleries, the 2021 nominees are all groups who have all "inspired change".

The misinformation bubble threatening Brazil's indigenous people Sat, 08 May 2021 00:19:53 GMT
Health workers report resistance because of fake content spread over WhatsApp.

Spy row revs up Czech-Russian tensions Sat, 08 May 2021 00:46:54 GMT
The Czechs and Russians, ex-communist bloc allies, are in a new diplomatic Cold War.

India's Covid crisis delivers a blow to brand Modi Sat, 08 May 2021 00:36:28 GMT
Narendra Modi's carefully crafted image has taken a hit as India reels from a punishing Covid wave.

Harry Redknapp in EastEnders, and five other surprise celebrity TV cameos Sat, 08 May 2021 00:44:21 GMT
The ex-football manager is EastEnders' shock loan signing. Here are five other TV celebrity cameos.

Disability and domestic abuse: 'No-one knows what is happening behind those walls' Fri, 07 May 2021 00:04:46 GMT
As cases of domestic abuse rise during lockdown, disabled victims can face particular challenges to escape their abusers.

Covid: The vaccine patent row explained Thu, 06 May 2021 18:24:09 GMT
The US says it supports a temporary lift on vaccine patents, but some countries have pushed back.

Leicester City 2-4 Newcastle United: Callum Wilson double in Magpies win Fri, 07 May 2021 22:34:53 GMT
Newcastle move to within one point of Premier League safety with an impressive win over Champions League-chasing Leicester City.

Premier League 'big six' among nine clubs to accept Uefa sanctions for ESL involvement Fri, 07 May 2021 18:49:50 GMT
Nine of the original European Super League clubs are fined by Uefa over last month's proposed breakaway.

Murray to practise with Djokovic and hopes to be fit for French Open Fri, 07 May 2021 21:31:29 GMT
Andy Murray will practise with Novak Djokovic in Rome on Sunday and hopes to return to action in 10 days' time.

Fans should not travel to Turkey for Champions League final, says UK government Fri, 07 May 2021 20:03:15 GMT
Chelsea and Manchester City fans should not travel to Turkey for the Champions League, the UK government has said.

Bellator 258: Skills, swagger & dancing - Watch Britain's Michael 'Venom' Page in action Sat, 08 May 2021 03:49:42 GMT
Michael 'Venom' Page produces an incredible performance and secures a TKO win in an entertaining fight against Derek Anderson at Bellator 258.

Watch: Billy Joe Saunders and Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez face-off at weigh-in Fri, 07 May 2021 22:52:59 GMT
Billy Joe Saunders and Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez face-off at the weigh-in before their WBC, WBA and WBO world super-middleweight fight in Texas.

Hamilton leads Mercedes one-two in second practice for Spanish GP Fri, 07 May 2021 14:12:18 GMT
Lewis Hamilton leads a Mercedes one-two in second practice at the Spanish Grand Prix as Max Verstappen fails to set a representative lap time.

2021 elections: What are the results in my area? Thu, 06 May 2021 21:06:49 GMT
National elections in Scotland and Wales and local elections in England took place on 6 May 2021.

Elections 2021: Labour insiders on Starmer, what went wrong and how to fix it Fri, 07 May 2021 13:42:18 GMT
Sir Keir Starmer took charge of Labour a year ago and has faced his first challenge at the polls.

Election 2021: When will we find out the results? Fri, 07 May 2021 18:56:32 GMT
Millions of people have marked their ballots, but there could be a long wait this year.

Scottish election results: The story so far Fri, 07 May 2021 21:55:20 GMT
The key results and moments from the first day of counting in the Holyrood election.

Welsh election results 2021: Key charts so far Sat, 08 May 2021 00:06:36 GMT
A summary of the Welsh election story so far.

Elections 2021: How to follow the results on the BBC Fri, 30 Apr 2021 18:25:05 GMT
Find out how to keep up to date with live election results on TV, radio, online and on social media.

What to expect in Scottish election Thu, 06 May 2021 21:01:52 GMT
Scots have cast their votes, but they will not be counted until Friday and Saturday - when will the outcome be known?

Which countries are on the green list for foreign holidays? Fri, 07 May 2021 18:49:19 GMT
A new "traffic light" system for travel classifies countries as green, amber or red.

What is a Covid passport and what are the plans for the NHS app? Fri, 07 May 2021 18:37:50 GMT
The government is considering how people could prove they are unlikely to transmit Covid.

Covid: What are the social distancing rules and the rule of six? Wed, 05 May 2021 09:07:43 GMT
Rules on hugging and social distancing in England are being reviewed.

Covid: Should I be working from home or going back to the office? Wed, 05 May 2021 16:13:36 GMT
As lockdown restrictions ease gradually across the UK, what are the rules about returning to work?

Covid vaccine: How many people in the UK have been vaccinated so far? Fri, 07 May 2021 17:23:24 GMT
The logistics of vaccinating millions of people across the country, as more than 35 million people receive at least one dose.

Covid: What refund rights are there for holidays abroad? Fri, 07 May 2021 17:08:59 GMT
Quarantine-free overseas holidays will be possible after 17 May, but what rights do you have if plans or rules change?

Covid: How do I get a lateral flow or PCR test? Thu, 29 Apr 2021 09:52:50 GMT
Everyone in England and Scotland is being encouraged to take rapid coronavirus tests regularly.

How many cases in my area? Fri, 07 May 2021 15:50:00 GMT
Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area.

Covid: What's the roadmap for lifting lockdown? Tue, 04 May 2021 16:14:20 GMT
Northern Ireland is the latest part of the UK to lift some of the restrictions designed to stop the spread of Covid-19.


Friday 11th – Sunday 13th June 2021

The 2021 aIVC Conference AGM will be held ONLINE using Zoom on Sunday 13 June 2021 @ 14:00. Agenda details to follow nearer the date.  Due to  possible Corvid19 restrictions, the aIVC have regretfully had to cancel the 2021 in-person aIVC AGM and Conference Weekend in Telford.

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