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Boris Johnson: I've seen no evidence of plotters being blackmailed Thu, 20 Jan 2022 21:36:40 GMT
The PM rejects the claims of a Tory MP, who says rebels face intimidation from ministers.

Covid in Wales: Fans to return to stadiums as rules ease Thu, 20 Jan 2022 21:59:08 GMT
Restrictions brought in to tackle Omicron meant fans were barred from stadiums from 26 December.

BT to introduce inflation-busting price rises Thu, 20 Jan 2022 17:32:26 GMT
Most broadband and phone bills will rise by more than 9% at the end of March, BT says.

Capitol riot inquiry asks Ivanka Trump to voluntarily testify Thu, 20 Jan 2022 20:18:15 GMT
Congressional investigators believe she pressed her father to try to call off the rioters.

Pastor Mick: Duke and Duchess show support for Burnley charity Thu, 20 Jan 2022 19:41:44 GMT
Prince William and Catherine visit a Burnley charity set up during the pandemic to help those in need.

Teen becomes youngest woman to fly solo around the world Thu, 20 Jan 2022 19:07:56 GMT
Zara Rutherford, 19, has arrived back in Belgium after her five-month journey over 52 countries.

Ukraine tension: President Zelensky hits back at Biden comments Thu, 20 Jan 2022 17:09:38 GMT
Its president bristles at suggestions a "minor" Russian attack may bring a weaker Western response.

Lone women drivers are top priority, says AA after tweet backlash Thu, 20 Jan 2022 19:18:13 GMT
The firm came under fire after it told a customer it did not put calls from lone women drivers first.

UK refuses permission for £1.2bn cross-Channel cable Thu, 20 Jan 2022 16:57:49 GMT
Aquind Ltd is denied permission for a £1.2bn electricity link between Portsmouth and Normandy.

Tracey Emin requests No 10 take down her neon artwork Thu, 20 Jan 2022 15:44:48 GMT
The artist gave her neon sign to the government but says the "current situation is shameful".

US man who faked death re-arrested in Glasgow Thu, 20 Jan 2022 17:36:21 GMT
Nicholas Rossi is facing extradition over a charge of rape in Utah in the United States.

Peloton shares dive on report of production pause Thu, 20 Jan 2022 21:21:48 GMT
The firm's shares fell more than 20% as investors worry that demand for its pricey exercise machines is waning.

Carlisle lottery winners nearly denied £2m jackpot by roadworks Thu, 20 Jan 2022 17:33:54 GMT
Ian Black said something in his head told him to stick to his routine on his way home from work.

Gateshead's Kieran Reilly lands 'world's first' BMX triple flair Thu, 20 Jan 2022 16:37:01 GMT
Kieran Reilly says he is the first person to perform three backflips and a 180-degree spin on a bike.

Covid: Companies plan for office return, and Tonga's contactless aid Thu, 20 Jan 2022 17:14:53 GMT
Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Thursday evening.

The radio station bringing worried Tongans together Thu, 20 Jan 2022 16:07:38 GMT
A community broadcaster in Brisbane, Australia, is bringing information and support following the tsunami.

Rare twin elephants born in Kenya Thu, 20 Jan 2022 18:12:46 GMT
Twins account for only 1% of elephant births, with the last known birth recorded in 2006.

Paris Fashion Week: Louis Vuitton shows Virgil Abloh's last collection Thu, 20 Jan 2022 18:12:54 GMT
The French fashion house pays tribute to its late artistic director during Paris Fashion Week.

NHS dentists: Patient forced to turn to DIY dentistry over waiting times Thu, 20 Jan 2022 12:56:34 GMT
Patient Sharon Grey turned to DIY dentistry after waiting for treatment for more than a year.

After Life 3: How TikTok took a Ricky Gervais fan to Netflix Thu, 20 Jan 2022 14:48:24 GMT
Cole Anderson-James was cast by his comedy hero after impersonating him on social media.

Wordle developer donates in-app spend to charity Thu, 20 Jan 2022 15:52:10 GMT
The developer of a game with the same name as viral hit Wordle gives away the money spent on it.

Dog rescue: Reggie saved after falling down 10ft crevice Thu, 20 Jan 2022 19:42:01 GMT
Reggie "came out a new dog" after the 34-hour mountain rescue.

A whirlwind dash through Biden's first year in office Thu, 20 Jan 2022 03:15:07 GMT
How did the US president do in his first 12 months in the White House?

Giant pristine coral reef discovered off Tahiti Thu, 20 Jan 2022 05:03:36 GMT
Marine explorers find a "pristine" 3km coral reef at depths of 30m off the coast of Tahiti.

We are praying for heavy rain - Tonga resident Thu, 20 Jan 2022 09:06:17 GMT
Speaking from Tonga's capital, Marian Kupu gives a first-hand account of when the undersea volcano erupted.

What high inflation means - in 90 seconds Wed, 19 Jan 2022 17:08:28 GMT
The BBC's consumer affairs correspondent, Colletta Smith, breaks it down.

Pork pies, curry and pizza - a history of tasty parliamentary plots Thu, 20 Jan 2022 15:56:58 GMT
The "pork pie plot" is just the latest in a long line of attempted Westminster coups.

Covid: Did Pfizer's boss cast doubt on his own vaccine? Thu, 20 Jan 2022 00:06:51 GMT
Inaccurate posts about the Pfizer vaccine's protection against Omicron took the drug company's boss out of context.

South Georgia: The museum at the end of the world reopens for business Thu, 20 Jan 2022 00:05:55 GMT
On a British island at the edge of the Antarctic is one of the most remote tourist spots in the world.

Joe Biden one year on: Has the United States become ungovernable? Wed, 19 Jan 2022 13:51:50 GMT
A president who promised to unite the country is unable to bring his own party together.

Tonga: Zero-Covid island nation fears aid could bring in virus Thu, 20 Jan 2022 12:36:34 GMT
Efforts are being made to deliver humanitarian supplies with minimum risk of infection.

S Africa scientists: Racism at root of Omicron scepticism Thu, 20 Jan 2022 00:08:25 GMT
South African scientists say their research was not taken more seriously because it was from Africa.

Apple AirTags - 'A perfect tool for stalking' Thu, 20 Jan 2022 00:13:46 GMT
Apple’s AirTags are great for finding lost items. But they have a darker side.

The battle for Steaua Bucharest - an Eastern European giant at war with itself Thu, 20 Jan 2022 00:02:58 GMT
European Cup winners in 1986, Steaua Bucharest's story of decline is unlike any other. A bitter dispute has split the club in two.

Working-from-home guidance shift 'may not save my shop' Wed, 19 Jan 2022 17:35:47 GMT
End of work-from-home guidance a boost for hospitality, while nightclubs welcome scrapping of Covid passes.

Jota double sends Liverpool into EFL Cup final Thu, 20 Jan 2022 22:03:36 GMT
Liverpool reach their first Wembley final for six years as a double from Diogo Jota set up a Wembley date with Chelsea in the Carabao Cup.

Adama Traore: Wolves reject £15m bid for winger from Tottenham Thu, 20 Jan 2022 18:15:49 GMT
Wolverhampton Wanderers reject a £15m bid from Tottenham for winger Adama Traore.

'My team told me not to play' - Raducanu, hampered by blister, loses to Kovinic Thu, 20 Jan 2022 14:06:48 GMT
Emma Raducanu says she was warned by her team not to play in the Australian Open second round because of a blister that hampered her in the defeat by Danka Kovinic.

Subdued Murray 'frustrated' and 'disappointed' by Australian Open defeat Thu, 20 Jan 2022 13:51:15 GMT
Britain's former world number one Andy Murray produces a subdued display as he loses to Japan's Taro Daniel in the Australian Open second round.

'One of the best innings I've seen' - McGrath sends a familiar chill through England Thu, 20 Jan 2022 13:59:22 GMT
Tahlia McGrath evokes Ashes memories of old as she stars with bat and ball to take apart England in the first T20 of the Women's Ashes.

Afcon 2021: Arsenal's Nicolas Pepe scores stunner for Ivory Coast against Algeria Thu, 20 Jan 2022 17:36:26 GMT
Arsenal forward Nicolas Pepe curls in a stunning third goal for Ivory Coast as they knock out reigning Africa Cup of Nations champions Algeria with a 3-1 win.

MOTD Rewind: Danny Welbeck's 'incredible' overhead kick for Watford in July 2020 Thu, 20 Jan 2022 19:27:02 GMT
BBC Sport looks back at Danny Welbeck's "incredible" overhead kick for Watford against Norwich in July 2020, as the two sides go head-to-head again in the Premier League this week.

What are the Covid rules in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland? Thu, 20 Jan 2022 18:06:38 GMT
England is scrapping "Plan B" as Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales also ease rules.

What are the latest rules for face coverings and masks? Wed, 19 Jan 2022 15:46:52 GMT
People in England will soon no longer be legally required to wear facemasks.

What are the Covid self-isolation rules and will they be scrapped? Thu, 20 Jan 2022 12:04:47 GMT
People with Covid in England may soon no longer have to self-isolate after testing positive.

Should I be working from home now? Wed, 19 Jan 2022 14:38:26 GMT
The advice to work from home has been removed in England but will remain across the rest of the UK.

Covid-19 in the UK: How many coronavirus cases are there in my area? Thu, 20 Jan 2022 16:56:04 GMT
Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area.

Covid passports: Where do I need a pass and how do I get one? Wed, 19 Jan 2022 13:03:02 GMT
Mandatory Covid passports will be scrapped in England but remain across the rest of the UK.

What are the Covid rules in schools and will they stay open this term? Thu, 20 Jan 2022 16:01:05 GMT
Schools have reopened across the UK with a variety of Covid restrictions in place.

Covid: How to look after yourself at home Tue, 18 Jan 2022 12:46:56 GMT
What can you expect if you have Covid, and when should you get extra help?

When can I have a booster jab and how do I book one? Tue, 18 Jan 2022 11:22:26 GMT
Some companies are cutting sick pay for unvaccinated staff who have to isolate after exposure to Covid.

Omicron symptoms: Is a runny nose a cold or Covid? Thu, 23 Dec 2021 12:39:36 GMT
Could a runny nose be a sign you have Omicron?

Long Covid: What is it and what are the symptoms? Thu, 06 Jan 2022 17:53:16 GMT
Significant numbers of people have had long-term problems after recovering from coronavirus.

Covid vaccines: How fast is progress around the world? Mon, 17 Jan 2022 18:02:43 GMT
Charts and maps tracking the progress of Covid vaccination programmes.

How do I get a lateral flow test or a PCR? Mon, 17 Jan 2022 09:25:01 GMT
Across the UK, people without symptoms no longer have to confirm a positive LFT result with a PCR.

What Covid tests do I need to travel abroad? Fri, 14 Jan 2022 16:02:50 GMT
France is softening its entry requirements for vaccinated travellers from the UK.

Covid rules: What are the restrictions in your area? Fri, 14 Jan 2022 16:11:54 GMT
Use our search tool to find out about coronavirus rules and restrictions where you live.

Omicron: How do I know if I have it? Tue, 04 Jan 2022 12:25:12 GMT
The symptoms are similar to a cold, while genetic analysis is the only way to confirm the variant.

Coronavirus treatments: What progress is being made? Tue, 21 Dec 2021 09:22:43 GMT
Medical teams around the world are learning which medicines work best against Covid.

Covid: What are the social distancing rules? Tue, 18 Jan 2022 16:45:10 GMT
Scotland and Wales are relaxing some of their restrictions around gatherings and mixing with others.

Specialist mental health unit failures exposed by patients Tue, 18 Jan 2022 02:04:30 GMT
Patients say they’ve been placed in unsafe environments, often far from home.

Secret audio sheds light on toppled dictator’s frantic last hours Fri, 14 Jan 2022 00:10:44 GMT
The BBC has obtained extraordinary recordings believed to be of phone calls made by Tunisian ex president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali as he flew out of the country in 2011.

Russia-Ukraine crisis: Why Brussels fears Europe is 'closest to war' in decades Mon, 17 Jan 2022 19:19:33 GMT
Fears are rising over Russia's plans to shake up the region, writes BBC Europe editor Katya Adler.

Lea Campos: The Brazilian who battled prejudice & patriarchy to become a referee Thu, 13 Jan 2022 00:01:27 GMT
Lea Campos battled opponents in the Brazilian establishment to achieve her dream and blaze a trail for others to follow.