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Lorry driver shortage: Government working on temporary visa scheme
Sat, 25 Sep 2021 00:56:04 GMT

A shortage of drivers has disrupted supply chains and fuel deliveries, with vehicles queuing for petrol.

China frees Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig after Huawei boss released
Sat, 25 Sep 2021 02:45:39 GMT

Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig were released after tech executive Meng Wanzhou was freed in Canada.

Prince Andrew's lawyers accept he was served with US case papers
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 20:42:59 GMT

Virginia Giuffre is claiming damages from Prince Andrew over allegations he sexually assaulted her.

Boy, 12, dies after being injured at Tamworth Snow Dome
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 21:36:28 GMT

The Health and Safety Executive has been informed of the incident in Tamworth, police say.

Sabina Nessa: Hundreds gather to pay respects at London vigil
Sat, 25 Sep 2021 00:13:21 GMT

Hundreds join a vigil for the teacher who was killed as she walked to a pub in south-east London.

Afghanistan: Inside the prison staffed by former inmates released by the Taliban
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 23:18:25 GMT

The BBC has been given access to Kabul's main jail, where former Taliban inmates are now caretakers.

Ryder Cup: US dominate Europe in Friday's opening day at Whistling Straits
Sat, 25 Sep 2021 01:20:20 GMT

Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia strike first for Europe but the US win both sessions 3-1 to open their biggest lead over Europe after day one at a Ryder Cup.

Olly Stephens: Three teenagers detained over boy's stabbing death
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 16:42:05 GMT

Olly Stephens, 13, was ambushed by two boys after being lured to a field by a girl in Reading.

Angela Rayner pledges fair pay talks between workers and bosses
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 21:30:05 GMT

Deputy party leader Angela Rayner will open Labour's conference with the party's offer to workers.

Conversion therapy delay frustrates campaigners
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 23:51:41 GMT

A public consultation over the terms of a forthcoming conversion therapy ban has been delayed by a month.

One of NYC's poshest buildings facing $250m lawsuit over building defects
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 16:19:56 GMT

A posh building on NYC's Billionaire Row has been facing a series of serious woes.

Elon Musk says he and partner Grimes are semi-separated
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 17:26:00 GMT

The SpaceX founder said that their work had seen them spending significant amounts of time apart.

R. Kelly trial: A look at the key moments as jury deliberates
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 19:15:37 GMT

The five-week trial heard harrowing details of abuse and assault. Here are the key moments.

The Papers: 'Petrol panic' as 'transport chaos spreads'
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 22:25:15 GMT

Dominating Saturday's front pages is the ongoing supply chain crisis - and No 10's plans to tackle it.

Attacked by a hyena: My advice for a fellow victim
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 23:19:21 GMT

Nine-year-old Rodwell Nkomazana lost an eye, his nose, and his upper lip when he was mauled by a hyena.

Ros Atkins On… Germany’s Election Explained
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 23:18:34 GMT

Ros Atkins explains how Germany’s election works, the candidates and the issues at stake.

Switzerland to hold referendum on same-sex marriage
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 23:19:44 GMT

Voters in Switzerland go to the polls this Sunday to decide whether to allow same-sex marriage.

A look back at some of the most awkward moments at conference
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 23:18:51 GMT

From Theresa May's incident-strewn speech in 2017 to Tony Blair sweating through his shirt.

Week in pictures: 18 - 24 September 2021
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 23:54:34 GMT

A selection of powerful images from all over the globe, taken this week.

Raducanu takes on Duchess of Cambridge
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 15:11:08 GMT

US Open champion Emma Raducanu says she was "more nervous playing the Duchess of Cambridge" before her Homecoming Party than during the US Open final.

Climate change: Whisper it cautiously... there's been progress in run up to COP26
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 23:55:47 GMT

Pledges made at the UN have lifted hopes for the Glasgow summit, but some major questions remain.

La Palma volcano: Visual guide to what happened
Sat, 25 Sep 2021 00:01:43 GMT

A series of maps and charts explaining what happened after an eruption in the Spanish Canary Islands.

200-year-old palm comes down in Edinburgh Botanics renovations
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 21:55:05 GMT

The 60ft tree is too big to be removed from a hot house in renovations at Edinburgh's Botanic Gardens.

Meng Wanzhou: The PowerPoint that sparked an international row
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 20:53:49 GMT

After almost three years, Huawei's chief financial officer has had a US extradition request against her blocked.

Labour: Has Sir Keir Starmer stood by his pledges?
Sat, 25 Sep 2021 00:02:52 GMT

As Sir Keir prepares for his first in-person conference as leader, we look at the promises he has made.

Can green energy power Africa's future?
Sat, 25 Sep 2021 00:06:53 GMT

Energy access is a big issue for businesses in Africa, but can the continent go green as well?

Sustainable fashion: From the red carpet to our wardrobes?
Sat, 25 Sep 2021 00:06:10 GMT

Hannah Peel wore a sustainable dress to the Mercury Awards - but is the fashion industry changing?

Sabina Nessa killing: Does following the 'rules' keep women safe?
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 14:23:58 GMT

Safety tips for women continue to suggest murderers have an excuse for killing.

Ryder Cup: Bryson DeChambeau hits 'huge' 417-yard drive
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 20:15:33 GMT

Watch as Bryson DeChambeau hits an ''absurd'' 417-yard drive on day one of the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.

McIlroy left out of Ryder Cup session for first time
Sat, 25 Sep 2021 01:31:35 GMT

Rory McIlroy is left out of a Ryder Cup session for the first time in his career after losing both his matches on Friday's opening day.

Joshua v Usyk - all you need to know about Saturday's showdown
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 21:19:56 GMT

BBC Sport previews Anthony Joshua's 11th successive world title bout as he fights Oleksandr Usyk in front of more than 65,000 people.

County Championship: Warwickshire beat Somerset to win first title since 2012
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 16:57:44 GMT

Warwickshire beat Somerset at Edgbaston to win their first County Championship title in nine years.

West Brom come from behind to go top of Championship
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 22:06:40 GMT

QPR keeper Seny Dieng gifts West Brom an equaliser as two-goal Karlan Grant's winner puts the Baggies top of the Championship.

Emma Raducanu: British number one splits with coach after US Open win
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 14:40:49 GMT

British number one Emma Raducanu splits with the coach who helped guide her to a first Grand Slam title at the US Open.

Ryder Cup: Spieth, McIlroy & Finau feature in best shots from day one
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 23:30:46 GMT

Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and Tony Finau all feature in the best shots of the foursomes and fourballs on the opening day of the Ryder Cup.

What can I do if my energy supplier goes bust?
Thu, 23 Sep 2021 12:01:28 GMT

Nearly 1.5 million customers have seen their energy firm collapse amid soaring gas prices.

Gas prices: Why are they so high and what is the energy price cap?
Thu, 23 Sep 2021 14:23:32 GMT

Householders face a rise in energy bills - as well as the possibility their supplier could go bust.

Where does the UK get its gas and is it facing a shortage this winter?
Tue, 21 Sep 2021 14:35:33 GMT

A surge in gas prices has prompted fears of hard times ahead - but how bad could it get?

Heat pumps: What are the alternatives to gas boilers?
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 16:50:21 GMT

No new gas boilers should be sold from 2025 according to the the International Energy Agency.

Why is there a CO2 shortage and how will it hit food supplies?
Thu, 23 Sep 2021 12:18:53 GMT

The UK's food industry has been told it must pay five times more for carbon dioxide in future.

Covid-19 in the UK: How many coronavirus cases are there in my area?
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 16:20:06 GMT

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

Covid: People are vaccinated - so why are there so many cases?
Wed, 22 Sep 2021 08:58:03 GMT

More than four out of five UK adults are now fully vaccinated, but daily case rates remain high.

Covid: Should I be working from home or going back to the office?
Wed, 22 Sep 2021 10:16:10 GMT

People in England could be told to work from home once again through the autumn and winter.

Covid passports: How do I get one and when will I need it?
Wed, 22 Sep 2021 14:13:07 GMT

People in Scotland will need to be fully vaccinated to go to clubs, sporting events and concerts.

Covid rules: What's in England's 'Winter Plan'?
Tue, 14 Sep 2021 15:45:19 GMT

Lockdown rules have changed across the UK, but some restrictions remain in place.

CEO Secrets: 'In my business, you eat what you kill'
Tue, 21 Sep 2021 23:16:52 GMT

Music executive Riki Bleau shares his business advice for our CEO Secrets series.

'How we re-delivered a baby's postcard - 75 years on'
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 01:01:30 GMT

After an illness, Stu began reuniting old postcards with their owners - and revived some buried memories.

Ryder Cup: Tales behind Great Britain's wins over the United States
Tue, 21 Sep 2021 22:53:39 GMT

Britain only defeated the US three times in the first 25 Ryder Cups, but behind each victory is a wealth of remarkable stories.

The torso in the Thames: A 20-year mystery
Tue, 21 Sep 2021 04:58:22 GMT

Twenty years ago, a young African boy was murdered and his torso was dumped in the Thames. It's the longest unsolved child murder case in the recent history of the Metropolitan Police.

Paul Rusesabagina: From Hotel Rwanda hero to convicted terrorist
Mon, 20 Sep 2021 11:09:42 GMT

Paul Rusesabagina, who was portrayed in Hotel Rwanda, has gone from national hero to enemy of the state.

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