New cases of coronavirus have more than doubled in the city in the space of a week.
The flight was repatriating nearly 200 people stranded by the coronavirus crisis in the Middle East.
After a low in cases at the end of June, the ONS estimated infections had been rising slightly in July.
Beachgoers are urged to avoid busy areas, as temperatures in parts of the UK reached 36.4C (97.52F).
Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this Friday evening.
Photos of a naked Berlin man chasing a wild boar to get his stolen laptop back go viral.
Nicola Sturgeon said it was "unacceptable" that eight footballers had broken the rules to visit a bar in the city.
The drop in office-based working has affected commuters in London's hospitality sector, experts say.
The airline's cabin crew who are not made redundant on Friday will still face steep pay cuts.
Agencies send urgent support to help hundreds of thousands of people affected by Tuesday's explosion.
The BBC's Simon Jones encounters a boat full of migrants who have succeeded in reaching UK waters.
Sette Buenaventura ignored cramp in her calf to continue working but later found she had cancer.
Sun worshippers head to beaches and parks or cool down in fountains and open air pools.
The reality show will swap the Australian jungle for a ruined British castle for this year's series.
Jennifer Grey is set to star in the sequel to the romantic drama classic... but is it a good idea?
This year's race is being held for elite runners only.
Tatiana Hasrouty's father worked at the port in Beirut. He's been missing since Tuesday's explosion.
With eyebrow treatments still off the menu, Radio 1 Newsbeat asked a professional how it's done.
Patrick Hutchinson was photographed carrying a counter-protester to safety at a London anti-racism rally in June.
The famous mouser will spend more time "away from the limelight", he "tells" officials in a letter.
How closely have you been paying attention to what's been going on during the past seven days?
Ravi Saini, 10, survived for more than an hour at sea using advice he saw in a BBC TV documentary.
Birdwatching has boomed during Australia's Covid-19 lockdown - and it's having an unexpected benefit.
George Taplin swam 43 miles of Lake District waters over the course of the challenge.
It has been closed since April, you can’t reach it by car, and it's a two-day hike from the nearest airport.
Rising numbers of migrants are trying to cross the English Channel in dinghies and other small boats.
The huge blast in Beirut's port can be seen as a tragic symbol of Lebanon's dysfunction as a state.
Satellite and aerial images show the extent of the Beirut port explosion that ripped through the Lebanese city.
The American Song Contest is set to air in 2021, organisers have announced.
After Li Jingzhi's son went missing in 1988 she dedicated her life to searching for him. He was found in May this year.
A simple guide on how to get a good night's sleep in the heat.
The rapper on controlling her own destiny, "outlandish" new music, and receiving texts from Rihanna.
British winter sports boss Vicky Gosling explains why Team GB is aiming for a record Olympic medal haul.
New computers promise to cruise through old problems, but involve mind-boggling low temperatures.
Video game meet-up ChinaJoy was one of the first big shows staged in China since the pandemic began.
Strides made to reduce poverty in Brazil are being reversed by the economic upheaval caused by Covid.
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 was on his way to an Arsenal game when he was stabbed by a man with a history of violence.
The horrors of the Hiroshima atomic bomb are laid bare through the story of one woman's life.
From the war in 1975 to the explosion that devastated the port area of the capital, Beirut.
Many holiday clubs aren't running and some have had to hike up prices - how are parents coping?
England are clinging on in the first Test against Pakistan after Ben Stokes-led fightback on a fluctuating third day at Emirates Old Trafford.
Lewis Hamilton heads team-mate Valtteri Bottas as Mercedes dominated second practice at the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.
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.
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.
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.
Belgium, Bahamas and Andorra are the latest places from where people must quarantine on arriving in the UK.
Hot weather is expected across the UK this weekend, but how do you stay within the rules?
As quarantine rules are relaxed, holidays are back on the agenda
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.
Key graphics explaining how coronavirus has spread in the UK and the government's response.
Children seem to be at low risk from the disease, but can they still spread it?
Preston has become the latest place to impose restrictions. But how does a local lockdown work?
Teams around the world are looking into medicines for Covid-19 and scientists are starting to discover what works.
What are European countries doing to control new coronavirus outbreaks?
Schools are set to go back for the autumn term, but scientists say society may have to make trade-offs.
People who have been in close contact with someone found to have Covid-19 are now being traced.
Basketball is perhaps the sport best placed to challenge racial inequality. Is the NBA doing it right?