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‘Pervasive racism’ blamed for failure to commemorate black and Asian troops
Thu, 22 Apr 2021 01:29:19 GMT

Thousands of black and Asian British Empire troops who fought were not commemorated properly, says a report.

Climate change: Biden summit to push for 'immediate' action
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 23:37:32 GMT

Forty world leaders will be urged to increase their carbon-cutting actions at US virtual summit.

Dyson lobbying row: Labour calls for probe into PM texts
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 23:36:20 GMT

The party wants a "thorough investigation" into Boris Johnson's conduct, amid a row over lobbying.

Heathrow refuses to allow extra flights from India
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 21:50:21 GMT

The airport tells the BBC that it turned down requests from airlines to operate additional flights.

Marcus Rashford's budget cookery serves up fish finger sandwich
Thu, 22 Apr 2021 00:02:08 GMT

The footballer and food poverty campaigner is launching a new affordable meals project.

Brit Awards to have live audience as part of Covid event trials
Thu, 22 Apr 2021 00:04:51 GMT

The audience will not have to wear masks or be socially distanced, as part of a government trial.

Navigating a mini Suez Canal in France
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 19:06:19 GMT

Mariners in France are being taught how to navigate a mini Suez Canal.

Alexei Navalny: Thousands across Russia defy ban on protests
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 22:53:23 GMT

Arrests are made as protesters demand the release of the opposition leader, who is on hunger strike.

Google and Apple attacked on app store 'monopoly'
Thu, 22 Apr 2021 00:37:54 GMT

Republican and Democrat senators criticise Apple and Google for alleged anti-competitive behaviour.

UK aid budget: Charities say £500m cuts to humanitarian aid a 'tragic blow'
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 20:45:44 GMT

The foreign secretary has set out how the UK's reduced aid budget will be spent.

Church shortlists for senior posts 'must include ethnic minorities'
Thu, 22 Apr 2021 00:31:46 GMT

Failing to act would have "devastating effects" on the future of the Church of England, a report says.

Aston Villa 1-2 Manchester City: Pep Guardiola's side eight points from Premier League title
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 22:52:37 GMT

Manchester City move closer to becoming Premier League champions as they beat Aston Villa in a match where both sides end with 10 men.

Met Office and Microsoft to build climate supercomputer
Thu, 22 Apr 2021 00:13:39 GMT

The Met Office will work with Microsoft on a supercomputer which will help model climate change.

The Papers: George Floyd's legacy and EU 'to welcome tourists'
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 23:10:13 GMT

No one story dominates the papers, but some reflect on racism in US after Derek Chauvin's conviction.

ASMR: Why is it being used more in the music industry?
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 23:03:08 GMT

Why ASMR is becoming more used within the music industry.

Climate Basics: Your carbon footprint explained
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 23:03:58 GMT

BBC Reality Check's Chris Morris explains how changing three aspects of how you live can make the biggest dent to your carbon footprint.

Is it the end of the line for landline phones?
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 23:09:10 GMT

Four million homes have dropped their fixed line phones since 2000 a trend which may see a post-pandemic boost.

What's gone wrong with Australia's vaccine rollout?
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 15:12:01 GMT

The country has been far slower than others including the UK and the US to immunise its population.

Oscars 2021: Why Two Distant Strangers is 'important and necessary'
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 23:23:08 GMT

The Oscar-nominated film tells of a black man forced to relive his killing by a US police officer.

Could this lidless paper cup cut coffee waste?
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 23:13:16 GMT

A new crop of coffee companies have solutions to cut waste in their industry.

Post Office scandal: What the Horizon saga is all about
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 23:08:36 GMT

The background to the case of sub-postmasters whose convictions were based on evidence from faulty IT.

Big Dog's Backyard Ultra: The toughest, weirdest race you've never heard of
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 23:01:51 GMT

The format might be simple - winning this race is anything but. Big Dog's Backyard Ultra is an unusually punishing challenge.

Man Utd & Liverpool owners apologise to fans for ESL involvement
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 21:56:14 GMT

Manchester United and Liverpool owners apologise to supporters for their involvement in a proposed European Super League.

British and Irish Lions: Maro Itoje backed by Sam Warburton to captain 2021 side
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 21:00:52 GMT

England's Maro Itoje is backed to lead the British and Irish Lions against South Africa this summer by the man who captained the last two tours.

Chelsea stay top of WSL after Man City draw - report & highlight
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 19:12:07 GMT

Leaders Chelsea remain in control of the Women's Super League title race after a thrilling draw at Manchester City.

Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Southampton: Bale and Son score as Spurs fight back
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 20:50:11 GMT

Son Heung-min's late penalty gives Tottenham victory against Southampton in interim head coach Ryan Mason's first match in charge.

Griffiths denies Aberdeen victory against Celtic
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 20:45:34 GMT

Leigh Griffiths' stoppage-time equaliser extends Celtic's unbeaten run against Aberdeen at Pittodrie to 11 games.

George Floyd: Lewis Hamilton, LeBron James and sporting world reacts to Derek Chauvin conviction
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 17:34:37 GMT

Lewis Hamilton was just one sporting name to react to a murder conviction handed down to the killer of George Floyd.

MOTD analysis: Phil Foden is changing games for Manchester City
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 22:59:21 GMT

Match of the Day pundits Danny Murphy and Dion Dublin praise Phil Foden for his display in Manchester City's 2-1 victory against Aston Villa.

Lockdown rules: What are the restrictions in your area?
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 10:00:13 GMT

Use our search tool to find out about coronavirus rules and restrictions where you live.

Covid: Which areas are being mass tested for variants?
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 15:25:40 GMT

People who live, work or travel through two south London boroughs are being urged to take a Covid-19 test.

Coronavirus cure: What progress are we making on treatments?
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 10:25:03 GMT

Teams around the world are looking into medicines for Covid-19 and scientists are starting to discover what works.

Covid-19 in the UK: How many coronavirus cases are there in your area?
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 17:51:26 GMT

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

Is the Australia-NZ travel bubble the way ahead?
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 00:45:04 GMT

Australia and New Zealand have quarantine-free travel, but will other countries follow their lead?

What's the roadmap for lifting lockdown?
Tue, 20 Apr 2021 12:56:45 GMT

Pubs and gyms will reopen in Scotland on Monday, as lockdown restrictions ease significantly.

Covid: When can I go on holiday abroad or in the UK?
Tue, 20 Apr 2021 16:08:26 GMT

A traffic light system ranking foreign countries by coronavirus risk is to be introduced - the rules on UK holidays are also easing.

Covid: Restaurants and pubs have reopened, but what are the rules?
Tue, 20 Apr 2021 09:02:09 GMT

Pubs, cafes and restaurants in England are open for customers seated outdoors.

Covid: How do I get a lateral flow or PCR test?
Tue, 20 Apr 2021 12:02:48 GMT

Everyone in England and Scotland is being encouraged to take rapid coronavirus tests regularly.

What are the Indian, Brazil, South Africa and UK variants?
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 15:08:07 GMT

Cases are being found in the UK and the changes the virus is undergoing are concerning.

When does the stamp duty holiday in England and Northern Ireland end?
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 12:35:43 GMT

What is the stamp duty holiday and when will it finish?

Which countries are on the red list and what are the quarantine rules?
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 15:37:19 GMT

Many travellers are no longer allowed to enter the UK from countries on the "red list".

Covid: When will I get the vaccine?
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 08:31:07 GMT

People 45 or over in England are being offered a Covid vaccine.

Coronavirus: What's the risk on transport?
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 16:40:37 GMT

As UK coronavirus restrictions continue to be relaxed, public transport could become much busier.

Covid: When will children return to school and what are the rules?
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:08:14 GMT

Children are returning to school across the UK, after months of enforced home-schooling.

Why are so many babies dying of Covid-19 in Brazil?
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 23:15:02 GMT

As the pandemic rages in Brazil, hundreds of babies and young children are dying of Covid.

The disabled doctors not believed by their colleagues
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 23:04:31 GMT

People often feel nervous when they visit a doctor, but what if you are a doctor but your colleagues don't believe you're ill?

The homeless drug addict who became a professor
Sun, 24 Jan 2021 00:15:51 GMT

Jesse Thistle, a high school dropout, overcame addiction and homelessness to pursue an academic career.

Nil-by-mouth foodie: The chef who will never eat again
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 23:56:18 GMT

Loretta Harmes hasn't eaten or tasted food for six years, but she hasn't lost her passion for cooking.

Prince Philip: A turbulent childhood stalked by exile, mental illness and death
Sat, 10 Apr 2021 11:08:59 GMT

In marrying, Philip was able to regain the "simple pleasures" of family life he had lost aged eight.

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