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Tokyo Olympics: Triathlon mixed relay gold for Learmonth, Brownlee, Taylor-Brown & Yee
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 00:58:04 GMT

Great Britain's Jessica Learmonth, Jonny Brownlee, Georgia Taylor-Brown and Alex Yee produce a superb performance to win gold in the first Olympic triathlon mixed relay.

GB claim mixed medley swimming relay gold
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 03:45:26 GMT

Great Britain secure a fourth swimming gold at an Olympics for the first time in 113 years by winning the inaugural 4x100m mixed medley relay in a world-record time.

Simone Biles: Tokyo Olympics gymnast withdraws from two more events
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 02:10:59 GMT

American Simone Biles pulls out of the vault and uneven bars gymnastics finals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Israel accuses Iran over deadly oil tanker attack
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 23:39:29 GMT

The country's foreign minister blames "Iranian terrorism" for an attack that left two people dead.

Imelda Staunton pictured as Queen in Netflix's The Crown for first time
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 01:37:44 GMT

Staunton takes on the role played by Claire Foy and Olivia Colman for the drama's fifth series.

KT Tunstall on her show-halting hearing loss
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 23:06:23 GMT

The singer-songwriter has put her touring plans on hold over concerns she could become completely deaf.

Donald Trump ordered to hand over tax returns to Congress
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 22:56:16 GMT

The ruling is a big legal blow to the ex-president, who has not publicly disclosed his tax returns.

Nigerian Sprinter Okagbare fails drugs test
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 00:46:25 GMT

Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare is out of the Tokyo Olympics after being suspended for failing a drugs test.

Storm Evert: Falling tree injures women at party as winds rage
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 22:00:09 GMT

The pair, in their 20s, were believed to have been at an outdoor party when the tree collapsed.

'Covid vaccine scammers nearly got me'
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 22:01:52 GMT

Sioban Moore escaped disaster by a whisker after receiving a fake email inviting her for a jab.

Home car charger owners urged to install updates
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 01:43:36 GMT

Security vulnerabilities in two domestic electric car chargers were discovered by researchers.

The Papers: Summer breaks in Europe on 'brink' and 'hols hell'
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 04:00:01 GMT

Several of Saturday's front pages carry fears that Spain could be added to the UK's amber plus list.

Dorset photographer shoots Star Wars Lego in cinematic style
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 23:10:27 GMT

A 34-year-old Dorset photographer is recreating cinematic sci-fi scenes using his Star Wars Lego kits.

The man who 'killed' Pluto
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 23:11:16 GMT

How Mike Brown’s discovery of a larger object threatened Pluto’s 75-year status as a planet

Tokyo Olympics: Declan Brooks 'won't ever get over' double-backflip BMX crash
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 23:53:26 GMT

Declan Brooks was knocked unconscious in a crash that almost cost him his BMX place at Tokyo.

'Bennerley Viaduct has Facebook followers in Germany'
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 23:09:33 GMT

The Victorian rail bridge was almost demolished but now has fans all over the world.

Leg breaks to crowdfunding - Shriever's gold medal story
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 16:52:43 GMT

Bethany Shriever lost funding in 2017. Four years and one crowdfunding campaign later, she's BMX Olympic champion.

Week in pictures: 24-30 July 2021
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 23:42:31 GMT

A selection of powerful images taken around the world this week.

Jersey teenager asking world leaders for advice
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 14:34:16 GMT

Leo, 18, sent 200 letters asking for life advice and wisdom from leaders around the globe.

The separated refugees brought back together by judo
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 23:08:33 GMT

Sanda Aldass and Muna Dahouk have trained together since childhood but the war in Syria separated them.

‘If only I’d found out earlier I had pelvic congestion syndrome’
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 23:59:04 GMT

Sophie Robehmed suffered from back and stomach pains for years before being diagnosed with PCS.

Employee shortages: Where have all the workers gone?
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 22:00:41 GMT

From hospitality to road haulage, firms say they can't get staff. So are employees now calling the shots?

Elon Musk: 'I don't want to be CEO of anything'
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 00:39:20 GMT

Elon Musk reiterated on Friday that he doesn't want to be Space X or Tesla boss. What's going on?

Guli Frances-Dehqhani: The bishop tackling England's housing crisis
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 00:00:36 GMT

The Church of England owns a lot of land - Guli Frances-Dehqhani wants to use it for the common good.

Mitholz - the tranquil Swiss village facing a time bomb
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 23:14:22 GMT

More than 60 years after a deadly explosion ruined Mitholz, the village remains under threat.

Nigeria's kidnap crisis: 'I saw my two-year-old carried by a man with a gun'
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 23:17:04 GMT

Parents of schoolchildren abducted in Nigeria describe their trauma, and dilemma over the ransom demands.

‘I'm black, my partner's white - stop asking me if this is my baby’
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 00:06:21 GMT

When Ena Miller had a baby, she was unprepared for the constant comments about her daughter's skin tone.

Drug deaths in Scotland reach new record level
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 09:17:46 GMT

The country continues to have the worst drug death rate in Europe, with a further 1,339 people dying last year.

Gold for GB in mixed relay events, and a windsurfing bronze - what's happened so far on day eight?
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 06:10:40 GMT

Great Britain kick off a golden Saturday by winning two of the new mixed relay events to take their total medal haul in Tokyo to 26.

Tokyo Olympics: GB win gold in 4x100m mixed medley relay in world-record time
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 03:48:08 GMT

Watch as Britain's Kathleen Dawson, Adam Peaty, James Guy and Anna Hopkin win mixed medley relay gold with a new world record at Tokyo 2020.

Tokyo Olympics: Jonny Brownlee finally claims Olympic gold in triathlon mixed relay
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 02:35:51 GMT

Great Britain's Jessica Learmonth, Jonny Brownlee, Georgia Taylor-Brown and Alex Yee win inaugural Olympic triathlon mixed relay.

Tokyo Olympics: Great Britain's Emma Wilson wins bronze in women's windsurfing
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 06:14:44 GMT

Great Britain's Emma Wilson celebrates a bronze medal on her Olympic debut in the women's windsurfing event at Tokyo 2020.

'Desperate' Erasmus in limelight as Lions bid for series win
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 21:43:19 GMT

The British and Irish Lions will bid to go 2-0 up in a Test series for the first time since 1997 on Saturday, but Rassie Erasmus took the limelight in the game's build-up.

Man City make £100m bid for Aston Villa's England midfielder Grealish
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 21:48:13 GMT

Manchester City make an English record £100m bid for Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish.

Tokyo Olympics: 90-shot badminton rally in women's doubles semi-final
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 06:00:13 GMT

Watch an intense 90-shot rally between the Indonesian and Korean women's doubles pairs in the badminton semi-finals at Tokyo 2020.

Tokyo 2020: Five reasons why Saturday's women's 100m will light up Olympics
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 00:11:24 GMT

Five reasons why the women's 100m will be one of the standout events on Saturday at the Tokyo Olympics.

Tokyo Olympics: Lauren Price guaranteed at least bronze after beating Atheyna Bylon
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 05:02:37 GMT

Great Britain's Lauren Price is guaranteed at least an Olympic bronze medal after a dominant win over Panama's Atheyna Bylon in the middleweight boxing quarter-finals.

Tokyo Olympics: Caeleb Dressel wins 100m butterfly gold for USA in world record time
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 02:08:19 GMT

Watch as USA's Caeleb Dressel win his third gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics Games and set a new 100m butterfly world record.

Tokyo Olympics: Two medals, no gold - what has gone wrong with GB rowing?
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 14:22:15 GMT

Team GB finishes 14th in the rowing medal table after winning only two medals at Tokyo 2020. So where did it all go wrong?

Women's Olympic football: GB suffer dramatic extra time defeat to Australia
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 13:12:16 GMT

Great Britain suffer a heartbreaking extra-time defeat by Australia in the Olympic women's football quarter-finals.

Tokyo Olympics: Bethany Shriever wins gold for GB in women's BMX final
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 04:31:38 GMT

Britain's Bethany Shriever wins gold in the women's BMX racing final, holding off two-time champion Mariana Pajon.

Tokyo Olympics: Simone Biles apparatus finals in doubt because of continuing 'twisties'
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 07:04:15 GMT

US gymnast Simone Biles says she is still struggling with the 'twisties', raising doubts about whether she will compete in the apparatus finals.

Tokyo Olympics: Alexander Zverev beats Novak Djokovic to reach final
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 14:31:45 GMT

Novak Djokovic's hopes of winning a 'Golden Slam' are over after losing to Alexander Zverev in the Olympic tennis semi-finals.

Tokyo Olympics: Dina Asher-Smith into 100m semis as Ta Lou, Fraser-Pryce & Thompson-Herah set pace
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 05:37:25 GMT

Dina Asher-Smith starts her bid to become the first British woman to win an Olympic individual sprint gold with progress in the 100m heats.

Tokyo Olympics: Ben Whittaker and Pat McCormack wins secure boxing medals
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 06:05:48 GMT

Great Britain's Ben Whittaker and Pat McCormack are both guaranteed Olympic medals after winning their respective fights on Friday.

Tokyo Olympics: Duncan Scott wins third medal with silver in 200m medley
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 03:00:55 GMT

Duncan Scott wins his third medal of the Tokyo Olympics and Great Britain's sixth in the pool with silver in the men's 200m individual medley.

Tokyo Olympics: Medal table - which country has won most golds?
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 16:30:15 GMT

Which country is leading the medal table? How are Great Britain getting on? Medals table for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Tokyo Olympics: Day-by-day guide to the key events, big stars and British medal hopes
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 14:10:27 GMT

Want to know what's happening when in Tokyo? Check out our comprehensive guide to all the action in Japan.

Tokyo Olympics: Take a tour of the incredible venues
Tue, 27 Jul 2021 23:01:24 GMT

They range from an arena built by a father and son, to a legendary home of Japanese martial arts.

‘Covid passports’: How to get the NHS Covid Pass
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 08:56:06 GMT

People in England can use the pass for travel and to visit venues which ask for them.

What are the holiday rules for travel to green, amber and red list countries?
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 08:31:34 GMT

People vaccinated in Europe or the US will no longer need to isolate when arriving from amber countries.

What are the travel rules for Spain, Portugal, Malta and other holiday hotspots?
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 13:40:24 GMT

What you need to know about going to Portugal, Spain, Greece, France, Malta, Italy and Turkey.

Covid vaccine: How many people in the UK have been vaccinated so far?
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 10:10:10 GMT

The progress made in vaccinating the country's adult population, as more than 46 million people have received at least one dose.

How many cases are in your area?
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 16:06:28 GMT

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

Hunt for certainty over Covid cases continues
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 15:18:45 GMT

Flurry of Covid data does not resolve debate around state of the pandemic in the UK.

Covid: What's the advice for pregnant women and those who haven't had the jab?
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 11:29:14 GMT

Doctors and midwives are seeing a rise in unprotected pregnant women in hospital with Covid.

Covid symptoms: Is it a cold or coronavirus?
Mon, 14 Jun 2021 10:57:37 GMT

With similar symptoms, deciding whether or not you need to get tested for coronavirus can be tricky.

The EU vaccine 'passport' and what it means for travel
Tue, 13 Jul 2021 16:50:48 GMT

An EU vaccine "passport" is being introduced, enabling holders to prove they have been jabbed.

Covid: What do under-30s need to know about the vaccine?
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 15:57:40 GMT

All over-18s can now get the Covid jab, but the government has criticised take-up among young people.

Coronavirus: How does the NHS test-and-trace system and app work?
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 11:54:11 GMT

A record number of alerts are being sent by the NHS Covid app.

Coronavirus: Four numbers that reveal the real trends
Tue, 27 Jul 2021 23:59:17 GMT

Does a week of falling case numbers mean we're close to the end?

Covid: Who has to self-isolate, which workers are exempt and what if I'm fully vaccinated?
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 11:14:44 GMT

A small number of named employees in key sectors will be exempt from some rules

Beta coronavirus variant: What is the risk?
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 08:57:20 GMT

There are fears that this version of coronavirus, first identified in South Africa, is

Covid passports: How do they work around the world?
Mon, 26 Jul 2021 21:01:32 GMT

How are countries enforcing vaccine passports and what can people use them for?

Covid rules: What has changed?
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 09:48:44 GMT

Major changes to lockdown rules have taken effect in England and Scotland, but some restrictions remain.

What are the rules and guidance for face masks and coverings from 19 July?
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 09:34:00 GMT

Masks are no longer compulsory in England, but remain necessary in Scotland and Wales.

Lockdown muscle loss: Five ways to get back in shape
Fri, 14 May 2021 23:06:27 GMT

Lockdown inactivity may have left people with weaker muscles - there are simple solutions.

Long Covid: What is it and what are the symptoms?
Fri, 16 Jul 2021 11:45:32 GMT

New research links as many as 200 different symptoms to the condition.

Covid vaccines: How fast is progress around the world?
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 10:56:32 GMT

Charts and maps tracking the progress of Covid vaccination programmes.

Covid: Which children are being vaccinated and why?
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 15:47:27 GMT

Hundreds of thousands of children at higher risk from coronavirus infection will be offered a Covid vaccine in the UK.

Care homes worst hit by Covid – search the data
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 16:26:04 GMT

Figures from Care Quality Commission lay out the pandemic's 'devastating impact' on care homes in England.

Covid map: Coronavirus cases, deaths, vaccinations by country
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 10:06:03 GMT

Key maps and charts explaining how the virus has spread around the world.

Tokyo Olympic Games: When are they and how will Covid affect them?
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 13:04:48 GMT

The Tokyo Summer Olympics have begun, despite a surge in Covid cases in Japan.

Covid: Why is social distancing coming to an end?
Fri, 16 Jul 2021 08:49:29 GMT

Social distancing rules are changing across the UK.

Covid-19: Five ways to avoid catching the virus indoors
Wed, 14 Jul 2021 09:36:07 GMT

As social distancing restrictions end in England and ease in Scotland, good ventilation remains vital.

Coronavirus cure: What progress are we making on treatments?
Wed, 23 Jun 2021 14:28:52 GMT

Medical teams around the world are learning which medicines work best against Covid.