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NHS Covid-19 app in England and Wales tweaked to notify fewer contacts
The app in England and Wales will now only alert contacts from the previous two days in asymptomatic cases.
03.08.2021 - 00:08


Covid-19: Amber watch-list travel idea scrapped
A government source says they have dropped proposals for a new category in the traffic light system.
02.08.2021 - 22:17

Afghanistan: Street fighting rages as Taliban attack key city
The militants are battling to take control of a provincial capital for the first time in years.
02.08.2021 - 23:02

Dizzee Rascal: Rapper charged with assaulting woman
The rapper, whose real name is Dylan Mills, is charged with assault after an incident in south London.
02.08.2021 - 21:26

Hugs and tears at Heathrow as families reunite
Changes to UK travel rules for fully vaccinated US and EU passengers have lead to emotional scenes.
02.08.2021 - 19:01


Kidney transplants cancelled amid Belfast Trust staff shortage
Healthy kidneys from deceased donors were turned down due to a lack of nurses to support surgeons.
03.08.2021 - 00:05


Sturgeon to set out plans for lifting restrictions
Nicola Sturgeon is to confirm whether Scotland will move "beyond level zero" on 9 August as planned.
02.08.2021 - 23:58

Bridgend river death: Boy, 5, named as Logan Mwangi
Three people are arrested on suspicion of murder after Logan Mwangi, also known as Williamson, died.
02.08.2021 - 21:51

Belarus Olympian given Polish visa after refusing 'forced' flight home
Olympian Krystina Timanovskaya says she was almost forced on a plane home after criticising coaches.
02.08.2021 - 18:32


Vitaly Shishov: Head of Belarusian group missing in Kyiv
Vitaly Shishov was reported missing by his partner after failing to return from his morning jog.
03.08.2021 - 00:03


Abergele: Man charged with murder of girl, 15, at holiday park
A 15-year-old girl died following a "domestic disturbance" at a holiday park on Saturday.
02.08.2021 - 21:02

Isles of Scilly walrus spotted off Republic of Ireland
Wally has been on the islands since June and has travelled thousands of miles around Europe.
02.08.2021 - 22:33

Watch the moment Australian's handlebars fall off
Watch the moment when Australia's Alex Porter falls in the men's team pursuit following a handlebar failure.
02.08.2021 - 11:31

'The reason I'm doing this is because I was inspired by him'
Karim al-Jian was inspired to study medicine, after learning about a doctor who was killed helping civilians in Syria.
02.08.2021 - 12:31

Kenya's first female paraglider on life from a bird's eye view
"Kenya 1" aka Nyambura Kariuki, shares her thoughts on being Kenya's first ever female paraglider.
02.08.2021 - 13:05

Turkey: People flee popular tourist spots to escape wildfires
Footage has emerged showing people fleeing the deadly fires which have engulfed parts of Turkey.
02.08.2021 - 04:25

Afghanistan: Orphan's reunion with British soldier after 19 years
Ramin Paikar was among the orphans visited by British soldiers stationed in Kabul in 2002.
02.08.2021 - 01:02


'You can be African and black and play polo'
Molawa Adesuyi is calling for more young people from ethnic minority backgrounds to take up his sport.
01.08.2021 - 21:26


Tokyo Olympics: Man builds squirrel course in Hitchin garden
Steve Barley spent almost three months building the course, designed around events in a heptathlon.
02.08.2021 - 01:01

Giant panda twins born in French zoo
The event is described as "exceptional" by experts, as panda reproduction is notoriously difficult.
02.08.2021 - 06:05


Pre-surgery photoshoot 'was not pornographic'
Alison Walker signed up for a boudoir photoshoot before having a double mastectomy.
01.08.2021 - 08:59

The reluctant history-maker in sport's transgender debate
Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is set to become the first openly transgender athlete to compete in a different gender category to that which they were born at an Olympics.
01.08.2021 - 10:32


Analysis: West faces dilemmas over tanker attack
A drone attack on a ship off the coast of Oman has worsened already strained ties with Iran.
02.08.2021 - 21:41

Pingdemic: ‘I'm losing hundreds of pounds in tips’
An ill-timed alert on the NHS Covid app can mean bar staff losing out on tip income at the weekend.
02.08.2021 - 17:47

EastEnders: 'I was ignorant about my schizophrenia'
Antonio Ferreira is using his personal experience to advise the soap on a storyline.
02.08.2021 - 01:34

Why bonding over the Euros appeared to increase Covid cases in men
Psychologists say men need to be part of a group in order to vent their feelings and emotions.
02.08.2021 - 01:34

Then and now: The burning issue of wildfires
Scientists are increasingly concerned climate change is making fires more frequent and more intense.
02.08.2021 - 01:21

Annabel Williams: Behind the scenes secrets of a celebrity vocal coach
She has voice-trained Amy Winehouse, Jennifer Hudson and reckons she can help anyone to sing.
02.08.2021 - 01:35

Nottingham church minister's journey from drugs and gang crime
Paul Traynor is an ordained minister but he was once caught in a cycle of crime, drugs and violence.
02.08.2021 - 01:35

Iran water: What's causing the shortages?
Iranian officials have warned of historic drought while experts blame years of poor water management.
02.08.2021 - 01:03

Nigerian student shocked to see friend's body in anatomy class
Nigerian students often dissect "unclaimed" bodies from mortuaries but some are victims of police violence.
02.08.2021 - 01:01

Finding answers to the world's drinking water crisis
Scientists are racing to come up with technologies that can solve the world's clean water shortage.
02.08.2021 - 01:22

Team eventing gold for GB & Campbell wins historic weightlifting medal - what's happened on day 10?
Great Britain win a first Olympic team eventing gold since 1972, with silver medals for Tom McEwen and weightlifter Emily Campbell.
02.08.2021 - 16:18

South Africa's Erasmus faces misconduct hearing for criticising officials in defeat by Lions
South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus will face a misconduct hearing after his criticism of the match officials following their first-Test defeat by the British and Irish Lions.
02.08.2021 - 21:17

Kane absent from Spurs' training ground amid transfer speculation
Harry Kane, a transfer target for Manchester City, fails to return to the Tottenham training ground as expected on Monday morning amid speculation over his future.
02.08.2021 - 17:16

The Hundred - Oval Invincibles v Welsh Fire: Juggling catches & whipped sixes - best of Monday's action
Watch the best moments from Monday's action in the men's and women's Hundred as Oval Invincibles took on Welsh Fire at the Oval.
02.08.2021 - 23:10

'I just want my friend to be OK' - Root on Stokes' absence
Ben Stokes has "an opportunity to put himself first", says England Test captain Joe Root as the all-rounder takes an indefinite break from cricket.
02.08.2021 - 15:28

VAR 'won't penalise trivial things' in Premier League
The use of video assistant referees will be 'dialled back' in the Premier League, with officials told not to penalise "trivial things".
02.08.2021 - 23:35

'Without coffee I wouldn't be champion' - Hassan wins 5,000m for first leg of gruelling treble
Sifan Hassan takes 5,000m gold as she bids for an unprecedented Olympic treble on the track in Tokyo.
02.08.2021 - 15:57


Tokyo Olympics: Laurel Hubbard out of weightlifting after failing to register successful lift
Transgender athlete Laurel Hubbard makes Olympic history but fails to record a successful lift in the women's +87kg weightlifting.
03.08.2021 - 00:19


Tokyo Olympics: Great Britain eventers win team gold and Tom McEwen claims individual silver
Great Britain win Olympic team eventing gold for the first time in 49 years and Tom McEwen adds a silver in the individual category.
02.08.2021 - 15:45

Tokyo Olympics: Simone Biles on start list for beam final
Simone Biles will compete in the beam final as she takes up her final chance of an individual medal at an Olympics where she has withdrawn from four other finals.
02.08.2021 - 11:02


Tokyo Olympics: Emily Campbell becomes first British female weightlifter to win Olympic medal
Emily Campbell becomes the first British female weightlifter to win an Olympic medal with +87kg silver.
03.08.2021 - 00:28


Tokyo 2020 Olympics: What's coming on Tuesday?
Want to know what's happening when in Tokyo? Check out our comprehensive guide to all the action in Japan.
02.08.2021 - 17:53

Tokyo Olympics: Adam Peaty to take short break to mentally recharge before busy 2022
British swimmer Adam Peaty is taking a month-long break from the sport to protect his mental health and recharge before a push for more success in 2022.
02.08.2021 - 08:31

Women's Olympic football: Canada beat USA to set up Sweden final
Canada secured a 1-0 victory over world champions the United States to set up a women's Olympic football final against Sweden at Tokyo 2020.
02.08.2021 - 15:09

Tokyo Olympics: Elaine Thompson-Herah stays on course as Laura Muir progresses
Elaine Thompson-Herah stays on course for a sprint double as Laura Muir progresses to the 1500m semi-final
02.08.2021 - 17:33

Tokyo Olympics: Sifan Hassan falls on last lap of 1500m heat but storms back to win
Netherlands' Sifan Hassan falls within the last lap of her 1500m heat but still comes back to win at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo.
02.08.2021 - 04:16


Tokyo Olympics: 'Can we have two golds?' - high jumpers share win
An incredible Olympic high jump final ended with both Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim and Italy's Gianmarco Tamberi taking gold medals.
01.08.2021 - 16:36

BMX 360 backflip: The trick that secured Charlotte Worthington Team GB gold
A trick revered, unexpected and never done by a woman before - what is the backflip 360 pulled off by Charlotte Worthington?
01.08.2021 - 16:28

Tokyo Olympics: How Team GB's Max Whitlock won pommel horse gold as rivals faltered
Watch how Team GB's Max Whitlock defended his Olympic pommel horse title, performing the first routine in the final and setting a mark that his rivals could not match at Tokyo 2020.
01.08.2021 - 16:27

Tokyo Olympics: How GB swimmers roared their way to record success at Tokyo 2020
From missed medal targets to funding cuts - how Team GB's swimmers have gone onto succeed in Japan and how bright does the future look heading towards Paris?
01.08.2021 - 17:46

Tokyo Olympics: Xander Schauffele wins gold on dramatic final day
American Xander Schauffele clinches the men's golf gold medal on a dramatic final day in the men's Olympic golf.
01.08.2021 - 11:24

Tokyo Olympics: Mourad Aliev in ring protest after Frazer Clarke defeat
Frenchman Mourad Aliev refuses to live the ring in the aftermath of his controversial loss to Great Britain's Frazer Clarke.
01.08.2021 - 09:20

Tokyo Olympics: GB's Charlotte Worthington wins BMX freestyle gold in dramatic final
Watch the dramatic closing stages of the BMX freestyle final as Britain's Charlotte Worthington narrowly beats USA's Hannah Roberts to gold at Tokyo 2020.
01.08.2021 - 05:51

Scott wins most GB medals at single Olympics
Great Britain win a record eighth swimming medal in Tokyo while Duncan Scott becomes the most decorated British Olympian at a Games.
01.08.2021 - 06:20

Tokyo Olympics: Great Britain win record eighth swimming medal with men's 4x100m relay silver
Great Britain wins a record eighth swimming medal in Tokyo while Duncan Scott ends with four medals - the most by a Brit at a Games - after silver in the men's 4x100m medley relay.
01.08.2021 - 05:40


Tokyo Olympics: Who are the contenders for Usain Bolt's 100m crown?
For the first time since 2004 an athlete other than Usain Bolt will win the men's Olympic 100m - but who are the contenders for gold?
30.07.2021 - 13:54


Tokyo Olympics: Novak Djokovic hurls and smashes racquet in bronze medal match defeat
Novak Djokovic displays his frustrations during his bronze medal match against Pablo Carreno Busta, throwing a racquet and then smashing another against a net post.
31.07.2021 - 11:16


Tokyo Olympics: Medal table - which country has won most golds?
Which country is leading the medal table? How are Great Britain getting on? Medals table for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
01.08.2021 - 16:10


Tokyo Olympics: Take a tour of the incredible venues
They range from an arena built by a father and son, to a legendary home of Japanese martial arts.
28.07.2021 - 01:01


How many cases are in your area?
Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area.
02.08.2021 - 18:13

Coronavirus: How does the NHS test-and-trace system and app work?
A record number of alerts are being sent by the NHS Covid app.
02.08.2021 - 18:06

What are the Delta, Gamma, Beta and Alpha Covid variants?
UK coronavirus cases are rising due to a variant first identified in India that spreads more easily.
02.08.2021 - 11:56

‘Covid passports’: How to get the NHS Covid Pass
People in England can use the pass for travel and to visit venues which ask for them.
02.08.2021 - 10:51


Lockdown muscle loss: Five ways to get back in shape
Lockdown inactivity may have left people with weaker muscles - there are simple solutions.
15.05.2021 - 01:06


Covid: What do under-30s need to know about the vaccine?
All over-18s can now get the Covid jab, but the government has criticised take-up among young people.
29.07.2021 - 17:57


Covid symptoms: Is it a cold or coronavirus?
With similar symptoms, deciding whether or not you need to get tested for coronavirus can be tricky.
14.06.2021 - 12:57


Covid: How is furlough changing and when will it end?
Employers will contribute more to the cost of keeping their staff furloughed from 1 August.
29.07.2021 - 11:50

Covid: Who has to self-isolate, which workers are exempt and what if I'm fully vaccinated?
A small number of named employees in key sectors will be exempt from some rules
29.07.2021 - 13:14


Covid map: Coronavirus cases, deaths, vaccinations by country
Key maps and charts explaining how the virus has spread around the world.
02.08.2021 - 12:28

What are the holiday rules for travel to green, amber and red list countries?
People vaccinated in Europe or the US will no longer need to isolate when arriving from amber countries.
02.08.2021 - 10:24


What are the travel rules for Spain, Portugal, Malta and other holiday hotspots?
What you need to know about going to Portugal, Spain, Greece, France, Malta, Italy and Turkey.
30.07.2021 - 15:40


Covid vaccine: How many people in the UK have been vaccinated so far?
The progress made in vaccinating the country's adult population, as more than 46.8 million people have received at least one dose.
02.08.2021 - 18:44


Hunt for certainty over Covid cases continues
Flurry of Covid data does not resolve debate around state of the pandemic in the UK.
30.07.2021 - 17:18

Covid: What's the advice for pregnant women and those who haven't had the jab?
Doctors and midwives are seeing a rise in unprotected pregnant women in hospital with Covid.
30.07.2021 - 13:29


The EU vaccine 'passport' and what it means for travel
An EU vaccine "passport" is being introduced, enabling holders to prove they have been jabbed.
02.08.2021 - 11:53


Coronavirus: Four numbers that reveal the real trends
Does a week of falling case numbers mean we're close to the end?
28.07.2021 - 01:59


Beta coronavirus variant: What is the risk?
There are fears that this version of coronavirus, first identified in South Africa, is
29.07.2021 - 10:57


Covid passports: How do they work around the world?
How are countries enforcing vaccine passports and what can people use them for?
26.07.2021 - 23:01


Covid rules: What has changed?
Major changes to lockdown rules have taken effect in England and Scotland, but some restrictions remain.
30.07.2021 - 11:48


What are the rules and guidance for face masks and coverings from 19 July?
Masks are no longer compulsory in England, but remain necessary in Scotland and Wales.
19.07.2021 - 11:34


Long Covid: What is it and what are the symptoms?
New research links as many as 200 different symptoms to the condition.
16.07.2021 - 13:45


Covid vaccines: How fast is progress around the world?
Charts and maps tracking the progress of Covid vaccination programmes.
02.08.2021 - 13:03

Covid: Which children are being vaccinated and why?
Hundreds of thousands of children at higher risk from coronavirus infection will be offered a Covid vaccine in the UK.
19.07.2021 - 17:47


Care homes worst hit by Covid – search the data
Figures from Care Quality Commission lay out the pandemic's 'devastating impact' on care homes in England.
21.07.2021 - 18:26


Tokyo Olympic Games: When are they and how will Covid affect them?
The Tokyo Summer Olympics have begun, despite a surge in Covid cases in Japan.
23.07.2021 - 15:04

Covid: Why is social distancing coming to an end?
Social distancing rules are changing across the UK.
16.07.2021 - 10:49


Covid-19: Five ways to avoid catching the virus indoors
As social distancing restrictions end in England and ease in Scotland, good ventilation remains vital.
14.07.2021 - 11:36

Coronavirus cure: What progress are we making on treatments?
Medical teams around the world are learning which medicines work best against Covid.
23.06.2021 - 16:28