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Covid: Lockdown easing in England to be delayed by four weeks
Mon, 14 Jun 2021 00:15:44 GMT

Senior ministers sign off a decision to pause the lifting of Covid restrictions in England beyond 21 June.

Israel's new PM Naftali Bennett vows to unite nation
Mon, 14 Jun 2021 01:02:06 GMT

His pledge comes as his government is voted in, ending Benjamin Netanyahu's 12-year hold on power.

Ethiopian migrants face robbery, extortion and starvation
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 23:06:15 GMT

Every year thousands of migrants risk it all on the perilous journey from Ethiopia to Saudi Arabia.

Jess Phillips: Ditch HPV stigma to avoid the shame I felt
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 23:00:19 GMT

With more women being told they have the virus, Jess Phillips says there needs to be more discussion.

Blood donation: Gay couple 'thrilled' after rules change
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 20:58:16 GMT

Until now men who have sex with men had to wait three months before donating.

Euro 2020: England's opening win relieves tension, says Gareth Southgate
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 16:28:49 GMT

Gareth Southgate says the pressure would have "ramped up" if England had not won their opening Euro 2020 game against Croatia.

G7: World leaders promise one billion Covid vaccine doses for poorer nations
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 17:54:39 GMT

PM Boris Johnson rejects criticism the donation is not enough, saying "we are going flat out".

Sinn Féin accuses the DUP of acting in bad faith over Irish language
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 14:22:23 GMT

The party does not believe the DUP will deliver on Irish language legislation, a source says.

Euro 2020: Fan in serious condition after falling at Wembley
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 18:09:46 GMT

The England supporter was injured just after kick-off in England's match at Wembley against Croatia.

G7 summit: Biden says America is back at the table
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 16:49:28 GMT

The US president praises the three-day summit and seeks to distance himself from his predecessor.

WhatsApp launches privacy campaign after backlash
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 23:47:57 GMT

The head of WhatsApp says governments should "demand more security" as encryption comes under fire.

Renting now cheaper than buying a home, Hamptons says
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 23:45:12 GMT

There are only four regions in the UK where it is cheaper to buy a home than to rent a property.

Madrid protests: Thousands rally against Catalan pardons
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 20:58:11 GMT

Right-wing Spanish parties say plans to pardon separatist leaders are a threat to national unity.

The Papers: One last heave to freedom and magic boots of England
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 22:42:34 GMT

England's opening win at the Euros and the postponement of ending lockdown dominate the front pages.

ASMR: Former farmer, 84, is accidental YouTube star
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 23:02:41 GMT

John Butler's videos have been watched by millions after he became popular with the ASMR community.

‘Really, really rare’ seahorse spotted off UK coast
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 23:04:54 GMT

A marine biologist says it’s the first time he’s ever seen a long-snouted seahorse in the wild.

E3 2021: Microsoft shows off Halo Infinite, Starfield and Forza Horizon 5
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 20:26:53 GMT

A release date for Halo, a new Forza racer, and the unveil of Starfield were all at Microsoft's E3.

In pictures: World leaders bask in Cornwall sun at G7 summit
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 14:11:12 GMT

World leaders are by the seaside for three days of talks - and the occasional trip to the beach...

ICYMI: Squirrel security and an unusual pitch invader
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 08:21:55 GMT

From a squirrel security guard to an unusual mid-match disruption, here are some of the stories you may have missed this week.

Tourette’s Syndrome: ‘I don’t want people to think I’m a bad child’
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 06:18:27 GMT

Ten-year-old Deaglan McCallion wants people to be more understanding of his condition.

'We want another homeless hotel - and we can make it work'
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 23:50:21 GMT

The Holiday Inn in Gorton, Manchester, housed homeless people throughout the pandemic, until the end of May.

The buzzwords reflecting the frustration of China's young generation
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 23:02:07 GMT

Millions in China are expressing their desire to break free of a standard definition of success.

Euro 2020: The ways Scotland has changed since France '98
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 21:42:58 GMT

When Scotland's men last played in a major football tournament, there was no Scottish Parliament and Google didn't exist.

Tech firms use remote monitoring to help honey bees
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 23:11:26 GMT

From Ireland to Israel, companies are coming to the aid of the environmentally critical insect.

Netanyahu: A shrewd leader who reshaped Israel
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 18:21:39 GMT

Loved and loathed, Israel's ousted long-term PM made his mark on the country at home and abroad.

Euro 2020: Five-goal Netherlands thriller an uplifting end to traumatic weekend
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 23:10:04 GMT

After a harrowing 36 hours for European football following Christian Eriksen's collapse, the Netherland and Ukraine served up a Euro 2020 classic.

Why Scotland can surprise everyone at Euro 2020
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 18:09:55 GMT

BBC Sport Scotland columnist James McFadden sets the scene for Scotland's Euro 2020 opener versus the Czech Republic.

'Everything is possible' - Djokovic targets 'golden' Grand Slam after Paris win
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 21:25:24 GMT

Novak Djokovic says "everything is possible" as he targets a 'golden' Grand Slam in 2021 after winning the French Open for the second time.

Denmark midfielder Eriksen suffered cardiac arrest - doctor
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 14:33:42 GMT

Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest when he collapsed in Denmark's Euro 2020 match against Finland, says Danish team doctor Morten Boesen.

Neymar stars as hosts Brazil win Copa America opener
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 23:08:45 GMT

Hosts Brazil begin their Copa America title defence with victory over a Covid-affected Venezuela in the tournament's opening match.

Konta wins Nottingham Open for first title in four years
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 13:54:06 GMT

Britain's Johanna Konta wins her first title in four years by beating China's Shuai Zhang to clinch the Nottingham Open.

Covid: Is there a limit to how much worse variants can get?
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 23:16:01 GMT

The coronavirus has changed and changed again, getting more transmissible each time.

Coronavirus: When can we stop wearing face masks or face coverings?
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 07:58:32 GMT

Wearing a face covering is currently a legal requirement in many places, but could the rules change as lockdown eases further?

Covid: Should I be working from home or going back to the office?
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 07:45:41 GMT

As lockdown restrictions ease gradually across the UK, what are the rules about returning to work?

Covid-19 in the UK: How many coronavirus cases are there in my area?
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 16:05:26 GMT

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

When could social distancing end?
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 07:33:32 GMT

Will we still need to be socially distanced through the summer? A social distancing review is advising the government.

Covid: What's the roadmap for lifting lockdown?
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 07:42:32 GMT

The government is yet to decide whether to lift the remaining restrictions on 21 June.

Covid map: Coronavirus cases, deaths, vaccinations by country
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 12:38:54 GMT

Key maps and charts explaining how the virus has spread around the world.

What are the rules for weddings and can I hold a reception?
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 07:53:53 GMT

Restrictions on weddings have been eased across the UK - so how can you now celebrate?

Covid: How should I protect myself from Covid now?
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 15:28:53 GMT

What are the actions we can take to reduce our risk of catching the virus?

Lockdown easing: Four numbers to look for ahead of the 21 June decision
Tue, 08 Jun 2021 23:00:52 GMT

The key numbers that offer clues as to whether "freedom day" will proceed as planned on 21 June.

Steve Clarke: Scotland manager by those who know him best
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 15:58:27 GMT

BBC Scotland speaks to those who know Steve Clarke best to find out about the man who is about to end the nation's 23-year wait for a major men's finals.

England 1-0 Croatia: 'Southgate got big calls exactly right'
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 16:59:12 GMT

England boss Gareth Southgate's opening team selection of Euro 2020 offered up plenty of debating points - but he got it right, says Phil McNulty.

Christian Eriksen collapse: Denmark coach regrets restart v Finland
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 15:16:28 GMT

The Euro 2020 match against Finland should not have restarted after midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed, says Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand.

Euro 2020 England 1-0 Croatia: Raheem Sterling was brightest spark - Rio Ferdinand
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 15:47:33 GMT

BBC Sport pundit Rio Ferdinand says Raheem Sterling "was the brightest spark" in England's opening game against Croatia.

Spain v Sweden
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 12:59:57 GMT

Preview followed by live coverage of Monday's European Championship game between Spain and Sweden.

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