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Covid-19: Three households can mix over Christmas in UK
People can form a "Christmas bubble" and mix in homes and outdoors between 23 and 27 December.
25.11.2020 - 00:09


Spending Review: Chancellor to set out government spending plans
Rishi Sunak's spending review comes amid a difficult economic backdrop caused by the Covid pandemic.
24.11.2020 - 23:30

Benefit scams worth £1bn foiled during lockdown
Thousands of identities were stolen before unusual banking activity alerted a civil servant to the fraud.
24.11.2020 - 16:19

Period poverty: Scotland first in world to make period products free
MSPs unanimously approve a bill giving a legal right to free access to sanitary products in public buildings.
24.11.2020 - 19:59


Coronavirus: French lockdown to ease after second peak passes
Non-essential shops will reopen this weekend but bars and restaurants will stay closed into January.
25.11.2020 - 00:11


President Trump pardons US Thanksgiving turkey, Corn, at White House
The US president officially pardons "Corn" in the annual White House tradition.
24.11.2020 - 21:12

Harry Dunn's parents lose High Court immunity review
Harry Dunn's mother says the ruling is "just a blip along the way" in their fight for justice.
24.11.2020 - 12:17

‘Collapse’ in secondary school attendance warning
Covid disruption worsens for England's secondary schools as 22% of pupils sent home.
24.11.2020 - 17:57

US shares set records as investor optimism grows
The Dow Jones index closes above 30,000 for the first time amid string of positive news.
24.11.2020 - 23:29


US election 2020: ‘America is back’, says Biden as he unveils team
The president-elect says the US is "ready to lead the world", as his transition gathers pace.
25.11.2020 - 00:24


Elon Musk becomes world's second richest person
The tech billionaire overtakes Bill Gates after Tesla shares soar on S&P acceptance
24.11.2020 - 18:53

The Great British Bake Off crowns its 2020 winner
After 10 gruelling episodes in the tent, Peter, Laura and Dave discover which of them has won.
24.11.2020 - 22:22

Amazon sorry for Sidewalk 'confusion'
The new network, which uses other people's broadband, is not launching in the UK.
24.11.2020 - 19:21


The papers: 'Twelve rules of Christmas' and Sunak's 'New Deal'
News that three households will be able to meet for a five-day Christmas dominates the front pages.
25.11.2020 - 01:05


Reunited after the Manchester Arena bombing
Usman and Sharon were connected forever after being caught up in the bombing's aftermath.
24.11.2020 - 01:02

Injured military dog Kuno given 'animal Victoria cross'
Kuno lost a paw after being hit by bullets in Afghanistan and is now being honoured for his bravery.
24.11.2020 - 17:52

'Thanksgiving grandma' has bittersweet reunion with guest she invited by mistake
Wanda still invites Jamal to dinner four years after a mistaken text - but this year there was an empty seat.
24.11.2020 - 04:56

Driver trapped in sinking car rescued by Ohio police officers
Officers in Ohio smashed a window to pull out the driver before the vehicle became fully submerged.
24.11.2020 - 21:31

I'm A Celebrity: Do the contestants rehearse Bushtucker trials?
Reports suggest celebrities are allowed to rehearse their Bushtucker trials. What is the truth?
24.11.2020 - 16:22

Antrim dinosaur bones 'belong to different species'
The bones found in Antrim were from a Scelidosaurus and a carnivore similar to Sarcosaurus, researchers find.
24.11.2020 - 16:24

Black Lives Matter protest organiser faces abuse over plan to honour minorities
Khady Gueye has experienced online backlash to a sculpture piece 'celebrating' ethnic minorities.
24.11.2020 - 16:23

The Queen's Gambit: Meet the real life women chess stars
Radio 1 Newsbeat speaks to two female chess players about the Netflix show and modern chess culture.
24.11.2020 - 02:19

COVID-19: 'It doesn't feel like a lockdown'
Covid-19 case numbers are dropping in most parts of England, but the South East's cases are rising.
24.11.2020 - 01:01

Pets at Home says pets have been 'a lifesaver' during lockdown
Pets at Home reports soaring sales as people increasingly turned to animals for solace amid the pandemic.
24.11.2020 - 10:28

Nagorno-Karabakh: 'It's too painful to sleep'
Whilst most Azerbaijanis are celebrating the end of fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh, some are struggling to return to normal life.
24.11.2020 - 01:04

Michelle Yeoh: 'Finally we have our own superhero, Shang-Chi'
Michelle Yeoh - soon to star in Marvel's first Asian superhero film, Shang-Chi - says it has taken time for Hollywood to offer more diverse film roles to Asian actors.
24.11.2020 - 02:20

Karl Edwards: The 'bronzed Aussie' who knew life was for living
The story behind the plaque: the fast life and freakishly unlucky death of Karl Edwards.
24.11.2020 - 01:30

Harrabin: Now will the Treasury go green?
As Boris Johnson is driving UK emissions down, is his chancellor preparing to drive them back up?
24.11.2020 - 23:43

Rishi Sunak: Why should I care what he says?
The chancellor will set out his plans for government spending, but will it be bad or good news for you?
24.11.2020 - 15:04

How to 'disappear' on Happiness Avenue in Beijing
A group of volunteers trying to avoid surveillance cameras took more than two hours to walk 1km.
24.11.2020 - 17:13

Sanna Marin: The feminist PM who says trans people have a 'right to self-identify'
Nearly a year into her job, Finnish PM Sanna Marin says it's 'everyone's job to identify themselves'.
24.11.2020 - 02:33

Rishi Sunak's Spending Review: Four things to look out for
The Spending Review marks the start of the chancellor's economic recovery strategy. Here's what to watch for.
24.11.2020 - 10:23

Goodbye ATMs. How local shops offer access to cash
Is this the post-Covid future for millions of people who still need to pay using notes and coins?
24.11.2020 - 01:30

The Great British Bake Off: How has the show changed since series one?
It's 10 years since the first Great British Bake Off, and the original series was quite different.
24.11.2020 - 03:02

The Indian bride who wore a pantsuit to her wedding
In a country where marriages are steeped in tradition, Sanjana Rishi's wedding outfit drew criticism.
24.11.2020 - 01:30

US election 2020: What is the presidential transition?
The transition process is finally under way even though President Trump has not given up his legal challenges.
24.11.2020 - 11:48

Afghanistan, home to the heroin trade, moves into meth
A new report warns Afghanistan is becoming a major methamphetamine producer, leaving addicts in its wake.
24.11.2020 - 01:36


Oxford vaccine: How did they make it so quickly?
Good fortune and scientific brilliance were behind the Covid-19 vaccine being developed so quickly.
23.11.2020 - 11:59


Fernandes scores twice as Man Utd close in on knockout stages
Bruno Fernandes scores twice as Manchester United beat Istanbul Basaksehir but says he turned down the chance of a treble to keep his word to Marcus Rashford.
25.11.2020 - 00:28


Christophe Dominici: French rugby legend dies aged 48
Christophe Dominici was best known for helping France knock New Zealand out of the 1999 Rugby World Cup.
24.11.2020 - 20:01

Rennes 1-2 Chelsea: Blues seal early qualification to Champions League last 16
Chelsea reach the Champions League knockout stage with two games to spare as Olivier Giroud's late header seals victory at Rennes.
24.11.2020 - 21:21

Quicker than anyone to 15 Champions League goals - can Haaland be the world's best?
Erling Braut Haaland just cannot stop scoring. Is the Norway and Borussia Dortmund striker destined to dominate world football?
24.11.2020 - 22:24

'Mine was better, Jonny's was not too bad' - which wonder try was the best?
Was Jonny May's superb score against Ireland on Saturday better than Chris Ashton's sublime long-range effort against Australia a decade before? Rugby Union Weekly, including Ashton himself, argues it out.
24.11.2020 - 16:32

Ibrahimovic and Bale query Fifa video game name and image rights
Gareth Bale and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are consulting their lawyers about the use of their names and images in Fifa video games.
24.11.2020 - 19:08

England's Lawrence to miss Wales game with hip injury
Centre Ollie Lawrence will miss England's Autumn Nations Cup match against Wales in Llanelli on Saturday with a minor hip issue.
24.11.2020 - 18:54

Christmas Covid rules: Who are you allowed to see?
Restrictions will be temporarily eased around the UK, but there are still rules about what you can do.
24.11.2020 - 20:31

Covid: How to keep the virus at bay this Christmas
Christmas could be a dangerous time to contract the virus - but precautions can be taken.
24.11.2020 - 19:01

Covid-19: What can and should you do this Christmas?
How you and your family can celebrate Christmas and minimise the spread of coronavirus.
24.11.2020 - 21:57

Covid vaccines: How safe are they really?
Busting myths and explaining the facts around immunisation.
24.11.2020 - 18:22

Covid: How will I get a coronavirus vaccine?
Several vaccines are showing promise and one is already being reviewed by the UK regulator.
24.11.2020 - 02:58

Covid: What are the quarantine rules when arriving in the UK?
Travellers arriving from almost all other countries must self-isolate on entry to the UK.
24.11.2020 - 10:18

Covid: The new lockdown rules for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
England will move to a tougher version of tiered coronavirus restrictions when lockdown ends next week.
24.11.2020 - 20:55

Can transplant patients have the Covid vaccine? And other questions
We answer some of your questions about the Oxford vaccine.
24.11.2020 - 13:52

Covid-19 in the UK: How many coronavirus cases are there in your area?
Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area.
24.11.2020 - 18:54


Covid vaccine update: When will one be ready?
Hopes are rising that an effective vaccine against Covid-19 will be available soon.
23.11.2020 - 09:24

Why the Oxford vaccine matters
Why news on this vaccine is particularly important for people living in the UK.
23.11.2020 - 14:54

Covid: What is mass testing and how does it work?
Liverpool has the UK's first mass Covid testing pilot, with other high-risk areas to follow.
23.11.2020 - 13:14


Coronavirus: How to be happier while working from home
Tips on happier ways to work from home in the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.
17.11.2020 - 01:35


Covid: What does my boss have to do to keep me safe?
With Boris Johnson self-isolating after a meeting, what do employers have to do to keep their staff safe?
18.11.2020 - 11:17

Coronavirus: How does Covid-19 test-and-trace work?
The scheme told Dido Harding she had to self-isolate, a week after her husband was also told to isolate.
18.11.2020 - 12:13


Covid symptoms: What are they and how do I protect myself?
A new cough, fever and change in smell or taste are the key symptoms that mean you may have coronavirus.
25.09.2020 - 12:29


The assassination of a ‘Brave Journalist of Afghanistan’
Aliyas Dayee, a "voice for the voiceless" in Helmand, was killed by a bomb earlier this month.
23.11.2020 - 02:24