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Coronavirus: Stricter measures introduced in Preston
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 18:11:41 GMT

New cases of coronavirus have more than doubled in the city in the space of a week.

Kerala plane crash: 16 dead after Air India plane breaks in two at Calicut
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 18:32:11 GMT

The flight was repatriating nearly 200 people stranded by the coronavirus crisis in the Middle East.

Virus cases 'may be levelling off' in England, figures suggest
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 16:31:58 GMT

After a low in cases at the end of June, the ONS estimated infections had been rising slightly in July.

UK weather: Hottest August day for 17 years as temperatures top 36C
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 18:03:30 GMT

Beachgoers are urged to avoid busy areas, as temperatures in parts of the UK reached 36.4C (97.52F).

Coronavirus: Lockdown restrictions in Preston and beachgoers told to 'head home'
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 16:30:53 GMT

Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this Friday evening.

Cheeky boar leaves nudist grunting in laptop chase
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 12:05:29 GMT

Photos of a naked Berlin man chasing a wild boar to get his stolen laptop back go viral.

Coronavirus: Nicola Sturgeon 'furious' at Aberdeen players as cluster grows
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 15:14:12 GMT

Nicola Sturgeon said it was "unacceptable" that eight footballers had broken the rules to visit a bar in the city.

Coronavirus: London's commuter towns see sharp rise in benefit claims
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 16:00:07 GMT

The drop in office-based working has affected commuters in London's hospitality sector, experts say.

British Airways: 'I felt forced to take redundancy'
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 15:57:54 GMT

The airline's cabin crew who are not made redundant on Friday will still face steep pay cuts.

Beirut explosion: UN warns of Lebanon humanitarian crisis
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 17:03:32 GMT

Agencies send urgent support to help hundreds of thousands of people affected by Tuesday's explosion.

UK immigration: At sea with migrants crossing the Channel
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 12:47:46 GMT

The BBC's Simon Jones encounters a boat full of migrants who have succeeded in reaching UK waters.

Coronavirus: Nurse who ignored pain has leg amputated
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 14:38:28 GMT

Sette Buenaventura ignored cramp in her calf to continue working but later found she had cancer.

Weather: Sunny scenes as England sizzles in heatwave
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 14:08:41 GMT

Sun worshippers head to beaches and parks or cool down in fountains and open air pools.

I'm A Celebrity will swap jungle for ruined British castle, ITV says
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 11:12:58 GMT

The reality show will swap the Australian jungle for a ruined British castle for this year's series.

Dirty Dancing is the next stop on Hollywood's nostalgia trip
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 13:47:47 GMT

Jennifer Grey is set to star in the sequel to the romantic drama classic... but is it a good idea?

London Marathon runners 'gutted' as race goes virtual
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 13:06:32 GMT

This year's race is being held for elite runners only.

'I still have faith that my Dad is going to be ok'
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 12:56:57 GMT

Tatiana Hasrouty's father worked at the port in Beirut. He's been missing since Tuesday's explosion.

A DIY guide to perfect lockdown eyebrows
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 06:16:25 GMT

With eyebrow treatments still off the menu, Radio 1 Newsbeat asked a professional how it's done.

Patrick Hutchinson: Viral 'hero' launches new project
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 23:02:26 GMT

Patrick Hutchinson was photographed carrying a counter-protester to safety at a London anti-racism rally in June.

Foreign Office cat Palmerston retires to countryside
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 09:46:09 GMT

The famous mouser will spend more time "away from the limelight", he "tells" officials in a letter.

Quiz of the week: What happened on FA Cup Final day?
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 00:16:33 GMT

How closely have you been paying attention to what's been going on during the past seven days?

Boy swept out to sea 'thought this was the end'
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 23:01:38 GMT

Ravi Saini, 10, survived for more than an hour at sea using advice he saw in a BBC TV documentary.

How 'lockdown birdwatching' is helping Australia's bushfire recovery
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 23:10:13 GMT

Birdwatching has boomed during Australia's Covid-19 lockdown - and it's having an unexpected benefit.

Swimmer completes 13 Lake District lakes in three days
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 17:45:13 GMT

George Taplin swam 43 miles of Lake District waters over the course of the challenge.

World's remotest Irish bar: 'We will survive Covid'
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 00:30:01 GMT

It has been closed since April, you can’t reach it by car, and it's a two-day hike from the nearest airport.

Why are migrants crossing the English Channel?
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 15:48:17 GMT

Rising numbers of migrants are trying to cross the English Channel in dinghies and other small boats.

Beirut explosion: 'We don't have dreams any more'
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 09:03:39 GMT

The huge blast in Beirut's port can be seen as a tragic symbol of Lebanon's dysfunction as a state.

Beirut explosion: Before-and-after images
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 00:20:01 GMT

Satellite and aerial images show the extent of the Beirut port explosion that ripped through the Lebanese city.

Can a Eurovision-style song contest work in the US?
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 14:29:14 GMT

The American Song Contest is set to air in 2021, organisers have announced.

'It took 32 years, but I finally found my kidnapped son'
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 00:21:12 GMT

After Li Jingzhi's son went missing in 1988 she dedicated her life to searching for him. He was found in May this year.

Hot weather: How to sleep in the heat
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 15:38:14 GMT

A simple guide on how to get a good night's sleep in the heat.

Why Nadia Rose put her 'finger up' to music bosses
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 02:59:38 GMT

The rapper on controlling her own destiny, "outlandish" new music, and receiving texts from Rihanna.

The woman pushing GB snowsport towards new heights
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 23:23:49 GMT

British winter sports boss Vicky Gosling explains why Team GB is aiming for a record Olympic medal haul.

The coldest computers in the world
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 23:27:38 GMT

New computers promise to cruise through old problems, but involve mind-boggling low temperatures.

Cosplay and Covid: Video gamers defy the virus
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 23:10:29 GMT

Video game meet-up ChinaJoy was one of the first big shows staged in China since the pandemic began.

How the pandemic is sending some Brazilians ‘two steps back’
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 00:26:02 GMT

Strides made to reduce poverty in Brazil are being reversed by the economic upheaval caused by Covid.

US election 2020 polls: Who is ahead - Trump or Biden?
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 20:35:25 GMT

An in-depth look at the polls and what they can and can’t tell us about who will win the White House.

Tashan Daniel: The Arsenal fan killed by a violent repeat offender
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 14:46:42 GMT

Tashan Daniel was on his way to an Arsenal game when he was stabbed by a man with a history of violence.

Hiroshima bomb: The day Michiko nearly missed her train
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 23:09:28 GMT

The horrors of the Hiroshima atomic bomb are laid bare through the story of one woman's life.

Beirut: Why has there been crisis after crisis in Lebanon?
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 23:01:24 GMT

From the war in 1975 to the explosion that devastated the port area of the capital, Beirut.

Coronavirus: The childcare 'jigsaw' parents are facing this summer
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 01:10:18 GMT

Many holiday clubs aren't running and some have had to hike up prices - how are parents coping?

Bowlers lead England fightback against Pakistan
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 18:34:31 GMT

England are clinging on in the first Test against Pakistan after Ben Stokes-led fightback on a fluctuating third day at Emirates Old Trafford.

Hamilton tops 70th Anniversary GP practice
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 15:42:03 GMT

Lewis Hamilton heads team-mate Valtteri Bottas as Mercedes dominated second practice at the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.

Rose Ladies Series suspended after fire at Wentworth
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 16:51:55 GMT

The final of the Rose Ladies Series will conclude on Saturday morning after play is suspended on Friday as a large fire breaks out at Wentworth.

England v Pakistan: Ben Stokes removes Mohammad Rizwan
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 18:00:32 GMT

Ben Stokes, who had not bowled in the first Test against Pakistan due to injury, traps Mohammad Rizwan with his eighth delivery on day three of the first Test at Old Trafford.

Lionel Messi and Barcelona: Is his time at Nou Camp coming to an end?
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 05:39:08 GMT

BBC Sport examines the relationship between Barcelona and Lionel Messi, who has put contract talks on hold, and is free to walk away from the Nou Camp at the end of the season.

Coronavirus: What are the UK travel quarantine rules?
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 09:53:32 GMT

Belgium, Bahamas and Andorra are the latest places from where people must quarantine on arriving in the UK.

Coronavirus: What am I allowed to do in the hot weather this weekend?
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 14:22:27 GMT

Hot weather is expected across the UK this weekend, but how do you stay within the rules?

Coronavirus: Can I get travel insurance and what are my travel rights?
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 11:43:59 GMT

As quarantine rules are relaxed, holidays are back on the agenda

Coronavirus: How to stay cool in a face mask as hot UK weather forecast
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 04:32:56 GMT

Temperatures are forecast to top 30C in some parts of the UK this weekend. Perhaps it is not the time you want to be partially covering your face.

Coronavirus in the UK: How many confirmed cases are there in your area?
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 16:43:02 GMT

Key graphics explaining how coronavirus has spread in the UK and the government's response.

Coronavirus: What are the risks of opening schools?
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 15:49:52 GMT

Children seem to be at low risk from the disease, but can they still spread it?

Coronavirus: What are the new lockdown rules for Preston and other areas?
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 17:03:16 GMT

Preston has become the latest place to impose restrictions. But how does a local lockdown work?

Coronavirus cure: What progress are we making on treatments?
Wed, 22 Jul 2020 16:37:49 GMT

Teams around the world are looking into medicines for Covid-19 and scientists are starting to discover what works.

Europe lockdown: New coronavirus curbs country by country
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 12:07:42 GMT

What are European countries doing to control new coronavirus outbreaks?

Coronavirus: How will schools reopen fully?
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 12:04:16 GMT

Schools are set to go back for the autumn term, but scientists say society may have to make trade-offs.

Coronavirus: How does test-and-trace work?
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 14:32:17 GMT

People who have been in close contact with someone found to have Covid-19 are now being traced.

NBA: Black Lives Matter and basketball’s role in discussion on racism
Fri, 31 Jul 2020 02:47:28 GMT

Basketball is perhaps the sport best placed to challenge racial inequality. Is the NBA doing it right?