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Coronavirus: Pupils begin return to the classroom
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 23:21:17 GMT

Schools in the Borders and Shetland will be the first to reopen after the coronavirus lockdown.

Trump exits briefing as man shot near White House
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 00:41:26 GMT

After being rushed out of a news briefing, the president says the US Secret Service shot a suspect.

Coronavirus: Contact tracers to be reduced by 6,000 in England
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 16:30:51 GMT

The rest will focus on reaching positive cases and their contacts in local areas, alongside local teams.

Fixing the scars of Beirut's explosion
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 23:36:54 GMT

A plastic surgeon is offering free surgery to people like Romy, who was driving near the port when the blast hit.

Eat out to help out: More than 10.5 million meals claimed in first week
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 21:05:36 GMT

The Treasury has set aside £500m to cover the cost of the scheme for restaurants, bars and cafes.

Belarus election: Second night of clashes over disputed poll
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 23:48:51 GMT

Riot police again fire rubber bullets to quash protests, as the first unrest casualty is confirmed.

Retail sales rise despite fewer High Street visits
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 23:01:01 GMT

Sales grew again in July, but some retailers are 'hanging by a thread', the industry body says.

Gay conversion therapy: ‘It made me feel broken’
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 17:31:07 GMT

Organisations promoting the idea that sexuality can be changed argue their practices are ethical but Boris Johnson wants to ban the practice.

McDonald's sues ex-boss Easterbrook over alleged sexual relationships
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 15:54:15 GMT

The fast food giant is suing Steve Easterbrook, claiming he had relationships with four staff.

Harry Dunn death: Call for suspect Anne Sacoolas to 'face virtual trial'
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 00:58:52 GMT

Andrea Leadsom MP has asked the home secretary to consider the idea as a "way to achieve closure".

Climate change: Warming world will be 'devastating' for frozen peatlands
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 19:10:02 GMT

Huge stocks of greenhouse gases tied up in peatlands could be released as the world warms.

Downfall: BP worker sacked after Hitler meme wins payout
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 23:56:49 GMT

Scott Tracey used the scene from Downfall to portray scenes from company wage negotiations.

Giant machines for HS2's Chilterns tunnels unveiled
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 23:02:24 GMT

A 10 mile tunnel under the Chilterns will be dug but campaigners say it is "decimating countryside".

The Papers: Tracers to knock on doors and McDonald's lawsuit
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 23:09:14 GMT

Many of Tuesday's papers lead on news of a more localised plan for the NHS test and trace scheme.

Coronavirus: Does your mask need an upgrade?
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 23:38:55 GMT

Designer Anne Sophie Cochevelou decorates her face coverings with anything from Barbies to Pokemon toys.

Coronavirus: Keeping the virus at bay on S Korea's beaches
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 23:47:53 GMT

Authorities have implemented a number of safety measures to keep visitors safe this summer.

Menstrual health and mentoring in Nepal lockdown
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 00:20:48 GMT

Volunteers have delivered hygiene packs to women and girls to help overcome barriers during lockdown.

Unemployment and coronavirus: Older workers feel 'forgotten'
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 23:02:19 GMT

Julie Morris explains what it is like to be job hunting in your late fifties during coronavirus.

Queen guitarist Brian May thanks fire crews for saving home from wildfire
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 18:13:30 GMT

The Queen guitarist says his home and studio were protected from a wildfire thanks to firefighters.

Whale migration: ‘Super rare’ whale encounter on the Great Barrier Reef
Sun, 09 Aug 2020 23:02:43 GMT

A dive instructor has recorded his ‘special moment’ with a humpback whale.

Toshiba shuts the lid on laptops after 35 years
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 11:33:52 GMT

Toshiba has sold its remaining shares in its former personal computing division.

'Fake background office chatter helps me work from home'
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 15:56:03 GMT

People are turning to artificial office noise to help them while working from home during lockdown.

Beirut: Anatomy of a lethal explosion
Sun, 09 Aug 2020 23:07:02 GMT

Starting with the epicentre, we follow how the blast ripped through the city, bringing life to a halt.

'A Hinge date saved my life' and other cancer dating stories
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 00:02:27 GMT

Dating during lockdown is hard enough in 2020, but how do you deal with it when cancer is in the mix too?

Biden VP pick: Susan Rice, the diplomat and lightning rod
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 17:05:04 GMT

A former national security adviser is on the short list to become the Democratic vice-presidential nominee.

Beirut explosion: Where else is ammonium nitrate being stored?
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 00:22:52 GMT

After the Beirut disaster, concerns are being raised about stockpiles of ammonium nitrate in other countries.

Belarus: Five things you may not know about the country
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 00:34:54 GMT

The country's election has put Belarus back into the headlines but what do you know about the country?

'Bacha bazi' outrage after pandemic takes play to the small screen
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 00:30:11 GMT

The Boy Who Danced on Air is cancelled after its TV debut provokes a backlash among Afghans.

The headphones that even a DJ can't break?
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 23:01:52 GMT

A new way to produce tiny speakers promises more robust headphones with high quality sound.

Climate change: Satellites record history of Antarctic melting
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 15:37:15 GMT

European spacecraft track in fine detail the thinning that's occurred at the continent's edge.

How can Scotland's exam result system be fixed?
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 15:21:17 GMT

Education Secretary John Swinney will set out his plans to address concerns about results - but what can be done?

Coronavirus: Is the world winning the pandemic fight?
Sun, 09 Aug 2020 23:33:04 GMT

Covid-19 has changed the world - are we winning or is the virus still taking hold, and when will it end?

'It will break my heart to have to walk away'
Sun, 09 Aug 2020 23:01:59 GMT

Why has the number of self-employed people started to fall?

Trump WeChat ban 'an unwelcome signal' for Chinese community
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 12:34:25 GMT

For China's global community, the app provides a vital means of staying in touch with home.

Fernandes' extra-time penalty sends Man Utd into Europa semi-finals
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 22:13:03 GMT

A Bruno Fernandes extra-time penalty sees Manchester United into the Europa League semi-finals with victory over FC Copenhagen.

O'Sullivan & Trump trail in World Championship quarter-finals
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 22:29:06 GMT

Ronnie O'Sullivan and Judd Trump face battles to stay in the World Championship after falling behind in their quarter-final matches.

Liverpool sign left-back Tsimikas from Olympiakos
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 20:05:33 GMT

Kostas Tsimikas says he has moved to "the biggest club in the world" as Liverpool sign the left-back from Olympiakos.

Sportswomen tell BBC survey about 'scary' social media abuse
Sun, 09 Aug 2020 23:01:04 GMT

Elite British sportswomen speak out about "horrific abuse" on social media, telling a BBC Sport survey about constant comments they receive.

British gymnasts are treated like 'pieces of meat' - Olympic medallist Wilson
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 17:00:06 GMT

Olympic medallist Nile Wilson criticises a "culture of abuse" in British gymnastics, saying athletes are "treated like pieces of meat".

World Snooker Championship: Judd Trump and Kyren Wilson make a series of basic errors
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 20:29:12 GMT

Judd Trump and Kyren Wilson make a series of basic errors in the closing stages of the 12th frame of their quarter-final match at the Snooker World Championship.

MLB: LA Angels rookie Jo Adell suffers epic fielding fail
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 12:30:42 GMT

Los Angeles Angels right fielder Jo Adell messes up a fairly routine catch, allowing the ball to bounce out of his glove and over the wall, costing the Angels a run.

Coronavirus: Will schools fully reopen for the new term?
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 16:19:12 GMT

Schools are set to go back for the autumn term, but scientists say society may have to make trade-offs.

Coronavirus: How can I use the 'eat out to help out scheme'?
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 12:19:16 GMT

Thousands of venues are taking part in a discounting scheme to help boost the hospitality industry.

How will I get my A-level, GCSE or BTEC exam results this year?
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 10:08:57 GMT

Exams in the UK were cancelled this year, but how are students learning their results?

Coronavirus: What are the UK travel quarantine rules?
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 09:53:32 GMT

Belgium, Bahamas and Andorra are the latest places from where people must quarantine on arriving in the UK.

Coronavirus: What happens when the furlough scheme ends?
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 15:40:01 GMT

Almost 10 million people have accessed the scheme, which closes in October.

Coronavirus pandemic: Tracking the global outbreak
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 10:20:16 GMT

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

Coronavirus: What is a second wave and is one coming?
Wed, 24 Jun 2020 09:09:11 GMT

What are second waves and how big a problem are they?

Coronavirus symptoms: What are they and how do I protect myself?
Thu, 30 Jul 2020 09:04:32 GMT

A new continuous cough and fever are also symptom,s but how do you know what to look for?

When does the stamp duty holiday end?
Wed, 08 Jul 2020 16:52:16 GMT

The government has announced changes to stamp duty to help cut costs for anyone buying a home.

Coronavirus: What are the risks of opening schools?
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 12:25:19 GMT

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

Coronavirus: What are the UK's travel rules and which countries can you visit?
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 11:37:57 GMT

New rules mean people entering the UK from certain countries will not have to quarantine.

Europe lockdown: New coronavirus rules country by country
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 09:18:31 GMT

What are European countries doing to control new coronavirus outbreaks?

Coronavirus in the UK: How many confirmed cases are there in your area?
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 17:11:04 GMT

Key graphics explaining how coronavirus has spread in the UK and the government's response.

Coronavirus immunity: Can you catch it twice?
Fri, 17 Jul 2020 17:13:12 GMT

Immunity is the crucial question and understanding it will tell us how the pandemic will end.

Coronavirus: What am I allowed to do in the hot weather this weekend?
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 14:22:27 GMT

Hot weather is expected across the UK this weekend, but how do you stay within the rules?

Coronavirus: Where can I now go on holiday in the UK?
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 09:48:03 GMT

Where can I go and what can do on a holiday in the UK?

Coronavirus: What are the new lockdown rules for Preston and other areas?
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 17:03:16 GMT

Preston has become the latest place to impose restrictions. But how does a local lockdown work?

Coronavirus: What are social distancing and self-isolation rules?
Fri, 31 Jul 2020 14:53:20 GMT

Social distancing and lockdown rules are changing in England - but what can you now do?

Coronavirus: Can I get travel insurance and what are my travel rights?
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 11:43:59 GMT

As quarantine rules are relaxed, holidays are back on the agenda

Coronavirus: How to stay cool in a face mask as hot UK weather forecast
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 04:32:56 GMT

Temperatures are forecast to top 30C in some parts of the UK this weekend. Perhaps it is not the time you want to be partially covering your face.

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