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George Floyd death: New charges for all four sacked officers
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 21:02:07 GMT

Ex-officer Derek Chauvin now faces second-degree murder, while three others face abetting charges.

Madeleine McCann: German prisoner identified as suspect
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 21:42:48 GMT

The 43-year-old German was seen driving a camper van in the resort where she disappeared, police say.

Stalled vaccine programmes 'put children's lives at risk'
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 23:00:28 GMT

Disruption to immunisation campaigns caused by Covid-19 could lead to many preventable deaths.

Coronavirus: Prince Charles says he 'got away lightly'
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 22:10:50 GMT

The prince says he was "lucky" to have mild symptoms as other are enduring "unbelievably testing" times.

Coronavirus: Thousands of homeless 'back on streets by July'
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 01:19:23 GMT

Rough sleepers who were given emergency accommodation could be evicted within weeks, a charity warns.

Russia's Putin declares state of emergency after Arctic Circle oil spill
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 00:05:18 GMT

Russia's President Putin declares a state of emergency after 20,000 tonnes of oil leak into a river.

Alok Sharma: Cabinet minister tested for virus after being taken ill
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 21:32:05 GMT

Business Secretary Alok Sharma is tested for coronavirus after feeling unwell during a debate.

George Floyd death: Thousands join London protest
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 21:01:20 GMT

It comes as UK police chiefs say they stand alongside all those "appalled and horrified" by the death.

Remote hearings for family courts 'horribly cruel'
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 00:13:26 GMT

Lawyers and charities say justice is impeded if sensitive cases are not held face-to-face.

Coronavirus: How the UK is sleeping under lockdown
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 23:36:47 GMT

More than half the population has struggled with sleep during the lockdown, especially younger people.

Demands grow for 'green industrial revolution'
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 23:45:12 GMT

Campaigners demand the government prioritises the environment in any post-Covid-19 stimulus package.

Shooting in Brent: Young child among four hurt
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 22:58:43 GMT

Three adults and a child from Brent, north London, are taken to hospital with gunshot injuries.

Migrant crossings hit single day record
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 21:03:59 GMT

In total 166 migrants attempt to cross the English Channel in 24 hours - with 64 people on one boat.

The Papers: New suspect in Madeleine case 'biggest break yet'
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 21:57:09 GMT

Many of Thursday's papers lead with the new development in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

Coronavirus in Russia: 'I don't trust Putin any more'
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 23:18:17 GMT

In Russia, coronavirus ahs seen the long-time president's approval rating fall to an all-time low.

Life After Death: How I coped becoming a widower
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 00:23:28 GMT

Mark and Marco explain what their lives have been like since losing their partners.

Derbyshire brothers make cushions for 'tired' key workers
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 00:12:22 GMT

Ronnie, 10, and seven-year-old Reggie Cockroft want to help NHS and supermarket workers.

Sudan banned FGM - what happens next?
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 23:21:54 GMT

FGM was outlawed by Sudan's new Sovereign Council, who have been in power since August 2019.

White House likens Trump to Churchill in WW2
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 23:26:49 GMT

The White House compares President Donald Trump to Winston Churchill during World War Two.

'I’m ready to face quarantine just to get away'
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 14:32:50 GMT

As the UK's 14-day quarantine plan looms, many have decided to take a summer holiday regardless.

Bafta TV Awards: Fleabag and Game of Thrones up for 'must-see moment'
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 15:22:53 GMT

Viewers have until 15 July to cast their vote for the only Bafta TV award decided on by the public.

Coronavirus: Are protests legal amid lockdown?
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 16:35:33 GMT

Black Lives Matter protests continue in the UK - but are they illegal under restrictions on gatherings?

'My brothers on Europe's last death row'
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 23:40:34 GMT

Any day now two men may be executed in Europe's only country that still has the death penalty.

Coronavirus: 'I may lose it all, but there’s no help for me'
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 23:06:56 GMT

Layla Barnes is one of thousands of small business owners who are getting no government support in the pandemic.

Viewpoint: What it's like to be an African in the US
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 23:03:03 GMT

Kenyan journalist Larry Madowo writes about the racism he has experienced in the US.

The young actors joining an industry on pause
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 23:12:31 GMT

With theatres closed, and TV and movie filming on hold, acting school graduates are struggling.

The 100-year wound that Hungary cannot forget
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 23:14:22 GMT

Hungary lost two-thirds of its territory in the 1920 Trianon treaty and now aims to revive its past.

Coronavirus: Can superspreading be stopped?
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 17:30:29 GMT

Identifying superspreading events could be crucial in the fight against the virus, scientists say.

George Floyd death: How many black people die in police custody in England and Wales?
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 18:05:14 GMT

George Floyd's death has sparked protests across the world and raised questions about police practice.

How coronavirus tore through Britain's ethnic minorities
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 16:34:34 GMT

Covid-19 has affected BAME people disproportionately. Now they want to know why.

Premier League clubs to discuss options if season ends early
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 19:19:10 GMT

Premier League clubs are set to discuss on Thursday what should happen if the season comes to a premature conclusion.

'Snake' Ford used me as 'pawn' during 2015 World Cup - Burgess
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 19:57:39 GMT

Sam Burgess calls Mike Ford "a snake" and accuses him of treating Burgess as a "pawn" during England's 2015 World Cup campaign.

Tottenham confirm one positive coronavirus test
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 15:49:50 GMT

Tottenham announce one positive coronavirus result in the latest round of testing by the Premier League.

'It is good that Lewis, as a sports superstar, speaks out' - Wolff backs Hamilton over Floyd views
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 16:06:26 GMT

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff backs Lewis Hamilton for speaking out on racism and diversity following the civil unrest in the USA.

Championship Covid-19 testing: Nine people test positive
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 18:36:27 GMT

Nine people at six different Championship clubs test positive for Covid-19 in the latest round of testing.

George Floyd: Michael Jordan, Jadon Sancho, Serena Williams speak out, past protests and why this time might be different
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 19:59:35 GMT

BBC Sport's Nesta McGregor rounds up some of the reaction and discusses the history of American sports stars speaking out against "ingrained racism".

Thursday's gossip: Real interested in Dortmund's Sancho
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 20:23:29 GMT

Real target Jadon Sancho, Juventus show interest in Ousmane Dembele, plus more.

Will I get paid if I have to self-isolate?
Fri, 29 May 2020 09:59:15 GMT

Will employees still get paid if they are told to self-isolate? And other questions answered by BBC experts.

Coronavirus: Which schools are reopening for pupils?
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 12:16:37 GMT

Which children are the first to go back to school, and what about the rest?

Coronavirus: Could social distancing of less than two metres work?
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 13:46:35 GMT

The government is under pressure to relax the 2m social distancing rule - but is it safe to do so?

Coronavirus: What tests are being done in the UK?
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 16:40:09 GMT

What are the tests for coronavirus, who are they for and how do they work?

Coronavirus: What are the UK travel quarantine rules?
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 14:33:43 GMT

What do you need to know if you're planning to fly during the Covid-19 pandemic?

NHS test & trace: Does contact tracing stop coronavirus?
Mon, 01 Jun 2020 23:03:28 GMT

Wales is the latest part of the UK to launch a tracing system, but how do they work?

Coronavirus: How dangerous is lifting lockdown?
Mon, 01 Jun 2020 23:57:25 GMT

Why is lifting restrictions being described as a "dangerous moment"?

Coronavirus: What are social distancing and self-isolation rules?
Mon, 01 Jun 2020 12:55:59 GMT

You can now meet more people and play certain non-contact sports in the UK - but what are they?

Coronavirus: Why we don't know how many are being tested
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 16:47:18 GMT

The UK Statistics Authority has criticised the government's handling of Covid-19 testing data.

Hay fever v coronavirus: what are the symptoms?
Sun, 19 Apr 2020 23:14:43 GMT

The Royal College of General Practitioners is warning people not to mix up the symptoms.

Coronavirus: When will shops open and what will the rules be?
Mon, 01 Jun 2020 11:14:21 GMT

Non-essential shops can reopen in England in June, but will I be able to buy a book or have a haircut?

Social distancing: A practical guide to how to socialise now
Sat, 30 May 2020 08:43:46 GMT

Meeting friends? Here's how to handle the awkward new rules - from sharing food to avoiding hugs.

Coronavirus: Parents shamed for back-to-school choices
Fri, 29 May 2020 01:28:57 GMT

Parents of year six and year one pupils have been falling out over whether to send them back to school.

Coronavirus: We answer kids' questions about going back to school
Thu, 28 May 2020 23:00:48 GMT

The BBC's Education Editor Branwen Jeffreys answers kids' questions about going back to school.

Coronavirus: School return plan 'like a jigsaw puzzle'
Sat, 30 May 2020 00:28:10 GMT

A head teacher explains how she is piecing school life back together before children return.

Coronavirus: What are the risks for children?
Fri, 29 May 2020 18:05:38 GMT

Children seem to be at low risk from the disease, but can they still spread it?

Coronavirus: Who should be shielding?
Sun, 31 May 2020 16:15:29 GMT

People most at risk of needing hospital treatment if they get coronavirus are being asked to stay home.

Coronavirus: Are these targets being hit?
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 11:05:14 GMT

Ministers have set targets for testing, medical equipment and hospital beds. Have they delivered?

Coronavirus: What are the rules on weddings?
Sat, 30 May 2020 01:05:20 GMT

There is a lot of uncertainty around when and how weddings are allowed to take place. What are your rights?

All you need to know about new measures
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 18:25:39 GMT

How will social and work life be different after the easing of some restrictions around the UK?

Coronavirus: How safe is it to get on a plane?
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 13:00:06 GMT

Many airlines are planning to resume flying, but they first need to reduce the risks of Covid-19.

Coronavirus: What does it mean if I've been furloughed by work?
Fri, 29 May 2020 17:42:21 GMT

Millions unable to do their job due to coronavirus will have their wages paid by a new scheme.

Coronavirus: What help are self-employed getting from government?
Fri, 29 May 2020 16:13:48 GMT

What is being done for the five million self-employed people in the UK facing a sudden loss of income?

Coronavirus: Dental practices to reopen from 8 June
Fri, 29 May 2020 14:08:50 GMT

Dental practices in England have been told they can reopen from Monday, 8 June.

Dominic Cummings: Fact-checking the row
Sat, 30 May 2020 15:58:39 GMT

Senior Conservatives are still questioning adviser's account of driving his family 260 miles during lockdown.

Coronavirus: How does contact tracing work in England?
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 17:47:18 GMT

People who have been in close contact with someone found to have Covid-19 are now being traced.

Coronavirus: What can you do in Scotland from Friday?
Thu, 28 May 2020 14:09:00 GMT

After almost 10 weeks of lockdown which restrictions are being eased - and which remain in force?

A cluster of islands: How Shetland locked down early and stopped the virus in its tracks
Sun, 31 May 2020 23:12:09 GMT

Shetland was one of the UK areas worst hit by Covid-19 - now there have been no new cases for six weeks. How did they do it?

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