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Budget 2021: Chancellor set to announce £400m for arts sector Tue, 02 Mar 2021 10:23:30 GMT
The funds will aim to help museums, theatres and galleries in England reopen once restrictions ease.

Law chief gives evidence to Salmond inquiry Tue, 08 Dec 2020 10:51:22 GMT
The Lord Advocate appears before MSPs probing the Scottish government's botched handling of complaints against Alex Salmond.

Energy firms overcharged one million switching customers Tue, 02 Mar 2021 10:01:11 GMT
Households were overcharged by a total of £7.2m when they should have been protected from price rises.

Ant Middleton axed by C4 over 'personal conduct' Tue, 02 Mar 2021 08:07:05 GMT
The broadcaster confirms he won't be taking part in future series of SAS: Who Dares Wins.

Liverpool legend Ian St John dies aged 82 Tue, 02 Mar 2021 09:22:50 GMT
Former Liverpool and Scotland forward Ian St John has died at the age of 82.

UK cruise ships scrapped in India's 'ship graveyard' Tue, 02 Mar 2021 00:09:04 GMT
Months after being sold to buyers from outside the UK they were sold on as scrap.

Nigeria school abduction: Hundreds of girls released by gunmen Tue, 02 Mar 2021 10:08:05 GMT
A group of nearly 300 girls are released after they were abducted from their school last week.

World Cup 2030: UK and Republic of Ireland associations back UK government support for bid Tue, 02 Mar 2021 08:05:34 GMT
Prime Minister Boris Johnson says it is the "right time" to bid to host the 2030 World Cup and the plan is backed by football associations across the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

Taylor Swift criticises Netflix show for 'deeply' sexist joke Mon, 01 Mar 2021 23:02:11 GMT
The pop star accuses the Ginny and Georgia series of "degrading" women in an angry tweet.

Aston Martin: The billionaire building 'a British Ferrari' Tue, 02 Mar 2021 00:01:31 GMT
Lawrence Stroll, executive chairman of Aston Martin, tells the BBC he wants to build a firm with a "luxury profile".

University to pay out £5k for 'less valuable' experience Tue, 02 Mar 2021 00:01:52 GMT
Details of student complaints about Covid's impact are released - including one award of £5,000.

Sir Keir Starmer's critics in Labour become increasingly vocal Tue, 02 Mar 2021 09:59:42 GMT
The Labour leader is not being strident enough in opposition, two ex-shadow ministers say.

Migrating flamingos turn Mumbai lakes into 'sea of pink' Tue, 02 Mar 2021 09:13:48 GMT
Thousands of flamingos migrate to western India every year in search for food and nesting grounds.

The Papers: Digital travel passes and 'prayers for Philip' Tue, 02 Mar 2021 05:19:58 GMT
Plans for a vaccine passport to boost travel and fears over Prince Philip's health are among the front-page stories.

The new voice of The Simpsons character Dr Julius Hibbert Mon, 01 Mar 2021 23:20:49 GMT
Kevin Richardson is the first black actor to voice Dr Julius Hibbert on the television comedy.

Documenting emperor penguins in Antarctica Tue, 02 Mar 2021 00:09:29 GMT
Stefan Christmann spent almost 15 months in Antarctica alongside 10,000 emperor penguins.

Palestinian 'Techno Queen' Sama' Abdulhadi faces court over shrine event Tue, 02 Mar 2021 00:05:00 GMT
DJ Sama' Abdulhadi is facing a court hearing following a music event near a West Bank holy site.

Back to school with a little bear and his hearing aids Tue, 02 Mar 2021 00:02:48 GMT
How a picture book about a little bear who discovers he is deaf tells a personal story for its creators.

Love Island: South Africa's reality show is 'too white' Mon, 01 Mar 2021 17:34:03 GMT
Viewers are asking why most contestants in the reality show are white in the majority-black country.

Possible 'Banksy' artwork appears on Reading prison wall Mon, 01 Mar 2021 19:47:09 GMT
The street art appears overnight on the side of Reading Prison which is under threat of development.

'Undiscovered Titian painting' found in Ledbury church Mon, 01 Mar 2021 22:20:16 GMT
An art historian claims to have found the Renaissance master's signature during restoration work.

Becca Cosmetics: Why lockdown is bad news for make-up brands Mon, 01 Mar 2021 09:26:28 GMT
The Australian company is the first big make-up brand to close its doors due to the global pandemic.

Fortnite: From piano player to pro gamer - aged just eight Tue, 02 Mar 2021 00:12:45 GMT
Joseph Deen tells the BBC about his ambitions after signing with a professional esports team.

Covid-19: Can more mayors heal the 'North-South divide'? Tue, 02 Mar 2021 06:02:50 GMT
Local leaders are pushing for more devolution, as England eases out of lockdown.

How rape allegations have rocked Australian politics Tue, 02 Mar 2021 04:56:25 GMT
A political adviser's accusation has prompted other women to come forward with their own allegations.

Dozens of arts freelancers lose out on Covid support over tax 'error' Tue, 02 Mar 2021 00:05:10 GMT
Dozens of arts freelancers miss out on Covid support because of errors with their pay, Equity says.

Syria war: 'This is the price we had to pay for freedom' Tue, 02 Mar 2021 00:07:28 GMT
Syrian civilians describe the devastating impact 10 years of war has had on them.

Ancelotti wants Everton to 'touch' top four by overtaking rivals this week Mon, 01 Mar 2021 23:31:28 GMT
Richarlison continues his good form as Everton keep their European ambitions on track with victory over out-of-form Southampton.

Elliott banned from racing in Britain after admitting dead horse photo is real Mon, 01 Mar 2021 21:12:00 GMT
Leading Irish trainer Gordon Elliott is temporarily banned from racing in Britain after being pictured sitting on a dead horse.

'I feel like I’m playing for my career just now' - Murray digs deep to win in Rotterdam Mon, 01 Mar 2021 23:48:26 GMT
Britain's Andy Murray earns his first tour-level win since August with a gutsy fightback against Dutch wildcard Robin Haase in Rotterdam.

Whose side could 'implode' without him? Garth Crooks' team of the week Mon, 01 Mar 2021 23:20:22 GMT
Who played the most glorious pass you will ever see? Whose performance had been a long time coming? Find out in Garth Crooks' team of the week.

Is Fernandes' replacement at Sporting Lisbon Portugal's next superstar? Tue, 02 Mar 2021 06:07:22 GMT
Sporting Lisbon appear to have struck gold with a former Wolves youngster who has a better scoring record than Bruno Fernandes.

England opener Beaumont tops ODI batting rankings Tue, 02 Mar 2021 10:25:09 GMT
England opener Tammy Beaumont becomes the leading one-day batter in the world for the first time.

Arsenal's Katie McCabe scores stunner into top corner to seal Aston Villa win Mon, 01 Mar 2021 13:39:50 GMT
Katie McCabe scores a stunner in the top corner as Arsenal convincingly beat Aston Villa 4-0 in the Women's Super League.

Covid: Can I go on furlough and will it be extended? Mon, 01 Mar 2021 14:49:41 GMT
The chancellor is being urged to extend the furlough scheme until summer at the earliest

When does the stamp duty holiday in England and Northern Ireland end? Mon, 01 Mar 2021 12:59:06 GMT
Stamp duty changes introduced to boost the housing market are due to end in March.

What are the Brazil, South Africa and UK variants and will vaccines work? Mon, 01 Mar 2021 09:48:36 GMT
More cases are being found in the UK, including a variant first seen in Brazil.

Covid: Which areas are being mass tested for new variants? Mon, 01 Mar 2021 17:24:32 GMT
The government hopes "surge" testing will reduce transmission of new variants of Covid-19.

Lockdown Learning: What educational resources are on TV, iPlayer and online? Tue, 02 Mar 2021 09:19:46 GMT
As schools remain closed to most pupils, the BBC is offering a wealth of educational material.

Budget 2021: Five things to look out for from Rishi Sunak Tue, 02 Mar 2021 08:13:18 GMT
Tax rises and an extension of Covid support are both tipped to be announced in this week’s Budget.

Budget 2021: What is it and when will it happen? Fri, 26 Feb 2021 09:35:04 GMT
The Budget - when is it, what does it do and what should we expect to hear from the chancellor?

Budget 2021: 'Furlough is a lifeline, I hope they extend it' Wed, 24 Feb 2021 12:19:49 GMT
More support for jobs is expected in Chancellor Rishi Sunak's Budget, but will it be enough?

Coronavirus: How much will it cost the UK and how will we pay? Mon, 01 Mar 2021 18:48:23 GMT
The pandemic is costing the government hundreds of billions of pounds. Where will it all come from?


Friday 11th – Sunday 13th June 2021

The 2021 aIVC Conference AGM will be held ONLINE using Zoom over the same weekend as originally planned for Telford. Agenda details to follow nearer the date.  Due to  possible Corvid19 restrictions, the aIVC have regretfully had to cancel the 2021 in-person aIVC Conference at Telford.

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