'Mix and match' UK Covid vaccine trial expanded
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 02:59:36 GMT

Using different shots for the first and second doses might give better protection, say experts.

The Queen carries out first duty since Prince Philip's death
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 02:00:39 GMT

Her Majesty receives the wand and insignia of the Lord Chamberlain in a private ceremony at Windsor.

Mary Agyapong: Pregnant nurse’s family yet to get GoFundMe money
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 00:54:46 GMT

More than £186,000 was raised on a GoFundMe page set up after Mary Agyapong died with Covid-19.

Johnson & Johnson vaccine paused over rare blood clots
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 20:53:30 GMT

Following rare blood clots, the US, South Africa and EU have suspended the jab.

County lines gang 'recruited teen in 80 minutes via Snapchat'
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 05:13:36 GMT

A boy tells how he replied to an advert on Snapchat and was groomed to sell drugs at the age of 14.

Covid: Every adult is vaccinated in Fair Isle, the UK's remotest island community
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 05:08:11 GMT

Fair Isle is one of the UK's most remote communities - but every adult has now had a second vaccine.

US seeks China climate agreements ahead of Biden summit
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 23:41:35 GMT

US envoy John Kerry will hold talks in Shanghai ahead of a climate summit hosted by President Biden.

Black youth unemployment 'hits 35% in pandemic'
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 23:08:18 GMT

Young black people are three times more likely to be out of work than white peers, research shows.

Greensill: Top civil servant 'joined firm before quitting'
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 21:49:30 GMT

Bill Crothers's position was "agreed" to by the Cabinet Office, a letter from a lobbying watchdog reveals.

UK woodlands 'at crisis point' amid wildlife decline
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 23:02:39 GMT

A review of the state of Britain's native woods and trees finds only 7% are in good condition.

Derek Chauvin trial: Use of force on George Floyd 'justified'
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 22:11:36 GMT

An expert called by the defence says officer Derek Chauvin acted with "objective reasonableness".

Neighbours: Actress Sharon Johal also alleges racism on soap
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 03:15:15 GMT

Sharon Johal says she faced taunts and mockery of her Indian background from other castmates.

Newquay is hottest sellers' market, says Rightmove
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 23:09:25 GMT

Online property portal names Cornish surfing town as place where properties sell fastest.

Newspaper headlines: 'Sleazy access' in lobbying row and 'thirst in the queue'
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 04:56:46 GMT

The papers cover new revelations over David Cameron's lobbying and the easing of virus restrictions.

Rare footage captures fight between two wild pandas
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 18:28:50 GMT

Some rare footage of two wild pandas having a fierce fight has been captured by researchers in China.

'No say over my body': Alleged US ICE detainee medical abuse
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 23:01:26 GMT

Dozens of women allege they faced invasive gynaecological procedures while being held at a US immigration detention centre.

2021 elections: What elections can I vote in this year?
Fri, 26 Mar 2021 09:59:18 GMT

National elections in Scotland and Wales and local elections in England are scheduled for 6 May 2021.

Seven things you might not know about Brick Lane
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 00:47:37 GMT

From corpses on horseback to a market selling lions - the varied history of London's Brick Lane.

Lockdown learning 'made me feel a lot more confident'
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 23:01:24 GMT

Teenagers are due back in school next week but despite the challenges, some benefited from lockdown learning.

Nepal rhino numbers rise in 'exciting' milestone
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 11:29:36 GMT

The greater one-horned rhino came close to extinction, but a new count gives reasons to be cheerful.

NI riots: 'Young people are still being brainwashed'
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 18:10:02 GMT

Lyra McKee's partner, Sara Canning, says "it's fed down that this is what your community does".

Covid: Younger Brazilians fall ill as cases explode
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 09:36:52 GMT

Research suggests more than half of patients being treated in intensive care last month were under 40.

Yorkshire's 'largest ever dinosaur print' discovered on coast
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 13:53:12 GMT

Experts believe it was made by a large meat-eating dinosaur with a body length of up to 30ft (9m).

Estate agent's hi-tech house tour exposes personal data
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 13:29:36 GMT

House listing on Rightmove reveals "treasure trove of private data".

Bridgerton: Netflix commissions third and fourth series
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 13:22:08 GMT

"We think audiences will continue to swoon for this show," the streaming giant says.

Covid: 'The world through my eyes is different'
Mon, 12 Apr 2021 23:16:25 GMT

Usha Mistry has very limited sight and is worried about moving around London as lockdown eases.

Saving the kelp forest that stars in My Octopus Teacher
Mon, 12 Apr 2021 23:07:51 GMT

The makers of the Bafta-winning documentary want to preserve the underwater ecosystem it features.

Meet the songwriters who told pop stars: 'Don't steal from us'
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 23:05:35 GMT

A group of writers are exposing the dirty business of making pop hits, and campaigning for change.

Why $30m didn't protect Nigerian pupils after Chibok
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 23:09:19 GMT

The 2014 student abductions led to a plan backed by the UK but little has come of it seven years on.

Covid: 'Israel may be reaching herd immunity'
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 23:17:39 GMT

A leading doctor describes it as the "only explanation" for cases falling as restrictions are eased.

CEO Secrets: 'Taking risks is how we found our edge'
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 23:14:51 GMT

Public relations firm boss George James thought clients would be put off by his youth but turned his weakness into a strength.

Why 'stay-at-home parent' is a job title
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 23:25:07 GMT

LinkedIn now gives parents a way to reflect a career gap. Can it help the return-to-work challenge?

LGBT homelessness: 'I had to put on a straight persona'
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 23:02:51 GMT

Lockdown has pushed some young LGBTQ people into homelessness rather than face abuse.

Is Russia going to war with Ukraine and other questions
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 13:18:58 GMT

What you need to know about Russia's troop build-up around eastern Ukraine.

The anti-vax movement targeting German children
Mon, 12 Apr 2021 23:49:03 GMT

An anti-lockdown, anti-vaccine movement with ties to the far right has recruited hundreds of children.

Chelsea reach Champions League semi-finals despite second-leg loss to Porto
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 21:49:32 GMT

Chelsea are through to the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time since 2014 after a 2-1 aggregate win over Porto.

Northern Ireland make history by reaching Euro 2022 - highlights & report
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 21:20:49 GMT

Northern Ireland make history by reaching the Euro 2022 finals courtesy of a 2-0 win on the night and a 4-1 aggregate play-off win over Ukraine.

Pochettino's PSG knock holders Bayern out on away goals
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 21:16:18 GMT

Paris St-Germain are beaten on the night but hold on to claim an away-goals victory over holders Bayern Munich that takes them through to the last four of the Champions League.

Defensive mistakes cost England in friendly against Canada - highlights & report
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 22:20:21 GMT

England suffer a second friendly defeat in the space of four days with two defensive mistakes contributing to a 2-0 loss to Canada.

Northern Ireland 2-0 Ukraine: Highlights from Euro 2022 play-off win
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 21:28:02 GMT

Watch extended highlights as Northern Ireland seal their place at Euro 2022 with a 4-1 aggregate win over Ukraine in Belfast.

Fewer English players on Lions tour and more Scots, suggests coach Gatland
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 15:06:58 GMT

Some England players may miss out on the British and Irish Lions tour because of poor form but there will be more Scots than in 2017, says Warren Gatland.

Tokyo Olympics: What you can expect from the Tokyo Olympic Games this summer
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 05:20:22 GMT

The Olympics are going to look and feel very different this year, but there is still so much to look forward to from "The Greatest Show on Earth".

Coronavirus: What's the risk on transport?
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 16:40:37 GMT

As UK coronavirus restrictions continue to be relaxed, public transport could become much busier.

When can I have a pint inside?
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 10:17:41 GMT

Pubs, cafes and restaurants in England can now open for customers seated outdoors.

How many cases are there in my area?
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 18:12:32 GMT

Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area.

When will I get my jab?
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 09:26:02 GMT

People 45 or over in England are being offered a Covid vaccine.

What are the UK plans for Covid passports?
Tue, 06 Apr 2021 09:16:26 GMT

The government is considering how people could prove they are unlikely to transmit Covid.

Lockdown rules: What are the restrictions in your area?
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 12:57:01 GMT

Use our search tool to find out about coronavirus rules and restrictions where you live.

Covid: Which areas are being mass tested for variants?
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 12:24:15 GMT

People who live, work or travel through two south London boroughs are being urged to take a Covid-19 test.

What's the roadmap for lifting lockdown?
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 15:31:42 GMT

Pub gardens and non-essential shops can now open in England - as part of the next stage of easing lockdown rules.

What is the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine?
Thu, 08 Apr 2021 10:56:29 GMT

People under 30 are being offered an alternative to the AstraZeneca vaccine after a review into rare blood clots.

Lockdown easing: What to watch for when you’re out and about
Thu, 08 Apr 2021 23:21:42 GMT

The BBC’s David Shukman on how to navigate lockdown easing while keeping yourself and others safe.

AstraZeneca vaccine: How do you weigh up the risks and benefits?
Wed, 07 Apr 2021 20:55:14 GMT

A guide to the risks and benefits of receiving the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.

What are the rules for weddings and when can I hold a reception?
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 10:36:21 GMT

Wedding ceremonies are still restricted across the UK, but the rules are easing.

Covid: When can I go on holiday abroad or in the UK?
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 12:35:08 GMT

Anyone in England who travels abroad without good reason will soon face a £5000 fine.

Prince Philip: How can Prince Harry attend the funeral?
Mon, 12 Apr 2021 15:58:51 GMT

The Duke of Sussex has returned to the UK for the first time since "stepping back" from royal duties.

Prince Philip: A simple, family farewell
Sun, 11 Apr 2021 09:17:51 GMT

A no-nonsense moderniser, the duke's last service to the monarchy may be in the way he departs it, reports the BBC's Jonny Dymond.

Gyles Brandreth: 'Prince Philip would have been touched by public reaction'
Sat, 10 Apr 2021 20:15:01 GMT

Writer and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth, royal biographer and a friend of Prince Philip, reflects on the public response to his death.

Prince Charles on Prince Philip: 'My family and I miss my father enormously'
Sat, 10 Apr 2021 17:00:03 GMT

Prince Charles said his father "would have been amazed by... the touching things that have been said".

Prince Philip: A turbulent childhood stalked by exile, mental illness and death
Sat, 10 Apr 2021 11:08:59 GMT

In marrying, Philip was able to regain the "simple pleasures" of family life he had lost aged eight.

Prince Philip on royal duty: In his own words
Sat, 10 Apr 2021 19:02:11 GMT

For some, the Duke of Edinburgh will be remembered most vividly for his public comments.

Prince Philip tributes: 'I wanted my grandchildren to remember this day'
Sat, 10 Apr 2021 17:36:22 GMT

People from all generations have come to Windsor to pay tribute to Prince Philip after his death.

When the Queen was snapped 'giggling' at Prince Philip
Sat, 10 Apr 2021 09:32:04 GMT

A royal occasion descended into bewilderment and chuckles after a swarm of bees descended.

Prince Philip: How the Royal Navy shaped the Duke of Edinburgh
Sat, 10 Apr 2021 09:15:41 GMT

From his rescue as a toddler to thwarting wartime sea raids, the duke - and his outlook on life - was shaped by the navy.

The Queen and Prince Philip: An enduring royal romance
Fri, 09 Apr 2021 23:29:34 GMT

During their 73-year marriage, he was the Queen's public support and the person who knew her best.

Prince Philip: Matt Smith and Tobias Menzies on playing the duke in The Crown
Fri, 09 Apr 2021 23:13:27 GMT

What was it like to take on the part of the Duke of Edinburgh in the award-winning Netflix series?

Philip tributes: 'A rock, a hero and one of a kind'
Fri, 09 Apr 2021 18:24:20 GMT

Members of the public gather at Buckingham Palace to lay flowers and show support for the Queen.

Prince Philip: Duke's support for Aberfan families remembered
Sat, 10 Apr 2021 06:42:32 GMT

The duke visited the devastated village within hours of the tragedy that claimed 144 lives.

Prince Philip: Death of the Duke of Edinburgh announced
Fri, 09 Apr 2021 16:34:49 GMT

Crowds gathered outside Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle and people laid floral tributes.

Prince Philip: The Duke of Edinburgh's Award 'saved me from jail'
Fri, 09 Apr 2021 17:13:51 GMT

For pals James and Nathan, the awards are about more than hauling badly-packed rucksacks up hills.

Obituary: HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Fri, 09 Apr 2021 11:13:38 GMT

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, won widespread respect for his steadfast and constant support of the Queen.

Prince Philip: 99 years, 143 countries and one very famous wife
Fri, 09 Apr 2021 11:25:54 GMT

He was the man beside Queen Elizabeth II - and arguably the world's most famous husband.

The announcement of the death of Prince Philip
Fri, 09 Apr 2021 11:35:11 GMT

The BBC's announcement as Buckingham Palace confirms the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Race report: Was controversy part of the plan?
Sat, 03 Apr 2021 11:14:44 GMT

How the government handled the release of a contentious report on racial disparity in the UK.

'We found a baby on the subway - now he's our son'
Sat, 03 Apr 2021 23:14:24 GMT

Danny Stewart saw something on the floor of an NY subway station - soon he would treasure it more than anything.

Letterbox contact: ‘Don’t my birth children have a right to know I’m dying?'
Tue, 30 Mar 2021 23:19:18 GMT

Diagnosed with a terminal illness, Hanna wanted to tell the twins taken from her at 16 - but had no way of reaching them.

The cost of speaking up against China
Tue, 30 Mar 2021 23:08:52 GMT

Uyghurs abroad describe a pattern of harassment and intimidation they say is designed to silence them.