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Coronavirus: WHO advises to wear masks in public areas
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 23:11:58 GMT

The World Health Organization changes its guidance saying masks can help stop the spread of the virus.

Coronavirus: Is R number balanced on knife edge?
Sat, 06 Jun 2020 00:41:54 GMT

There are concerns coronavirus might be starting to spread in parts of England again.

Coronavirus: Care home residents face steep hike in fees
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 23:44:56 GMT

Fee rises of more than £100 a week add "insult to injury" after the wave of infections, says Age UK.

Buffalo police riot squad quit to back officers who shoved man
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 22:30:03 GMT

The police union says the two officers who pushed over an elderly man "were simply doing their job".

Prince William reveals he is secret helpline volunteer
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 21:42:37 GMT

The second in line to the throne has been secretly answering text messages from people needing help.

Coronavirus: Merseyside's 'forgotten street'
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 23:19:36 GMT

The BBC's Ed Thomas visited one street on Merseyside that's reeling from three coronavirus deaths.

D-Day anniversary: New images of Normandy memorial released
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 23:48:46 GMT

New images of the British Normandy Memorial, currently under construction, are released to mark date.

The 'unscrupulous' firms targeting key workers
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 23:15:35 GMT

The companies promise big tax savings, but some NHS staff could end up severely out of pocket.

Vindolanda Fort: Roman site becomes family's lockdown home
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 23:14:28 GMT

Oliver, 15, and Luke, 13, are living in a "history lesson" while their parents "hold the Roman fort".

Coronavirus: Two-metre rule 'must be relaxed for musicians'
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 23:06:28 GMT

The government says it's open to "innovative" ideas, after a union urges it to ease social distancing.

Coronavirus: Is China bolder in the wake of the pandemic?
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 23:16:50 GMT

As the rest of the world reels from the pandemic, China is pushing ahead with the pursuit of its national interest.

Iran blocking sites access, UN nuclear watchdog says
Sat, 06 Jun 2020 01:08:48 GMT

Iran is accused of blocking inspections of two suspect sites and exceeding the enriched uranium limit.

Coronavirus: Want to sell a home? Make the garden look nice
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 21:01:07 GMT

Property buyers and renters are on the search for outdoor space after lockdown, research suggests.

'It doesn't matter which skin colour you have'
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 22:12:48 GMT

People of all ages have been protesting, including children who say "you can't judge a book by its colour".

Coronavirus claims 10 of the Royal Chelsea Pensioners
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 23:18:34 GMT

Ten of the Chelsea Pensioners have died in the coronavirus pandemic but their comrades soldier on.

Safaris go virtual as coronavirus hits tourism
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 23:11:46 GMT

The people can't go to the animals, but some companies are finding ways to bring them into homes.

Newspaper headlines: Madeleine suspect linked to second missing girl
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 23:05:28 GMT

Many papers lead on the latest in the Madeleine McCann case, with reports of another missing girl.

Coronavirus: 40,000 UK deaths - what happened?
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 22:04:18 GMT

The UK's coronavirus death toll has passed more than 40,000, according to the latest figures.

Coronavirus: Kate Garraway opens up on husband's battle with 'evil virus'
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 11:09:53 GMT

TV presenter Kate Garraway's partner has been in a coma for nearly 10 weeks, after catching Covid-19.

George Floyd: How the USA's history has shaped today's police brutality
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 23:00:25 GMT

The BBC's Clive Myrie looks at the toxic combination of racism and inadequate police training.

Quiz of the Week: What did the crew name their spaceship?
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 23:36:28 GMT

How closely have you been paying attention to what's been going on during the past seven days?

UK zoos at risk of closure
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 19:51:14 GMT

The Covid crisis is putting the survival of one of the UK's largest zoos at risk.

Coronavirus: The body collectors of Brazil
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 23:00:23 GMT

Brazil has seen high numbers of coronavirus deaths and ordinary people are trying to help cities cope.

Alan Partridge to return with podcast from Norwich shed
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 01:24:43 GMT

The 18-part series will be recorded from the fictional Norwich-based broadcaster's shed.

Coronavirus and poverty: Is there a link?
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 23:43:25 GMT

Why poorer people are more likely to catch - and die from - Covid-19.

Coronavirus lockdown wildlife recordings appeal
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 23:18:40 GMT

Scientists want people to send them recordings of their wildlife experiences under the lockdown.

Back-to-school diary: ‘You can throw the ball, but no-one can catch it’
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 23:48:36 GMT

When 11-year-old Carl returned to primary school this week almost everything had changed.

The influencers trampling nature - and the man who's trying to stop them
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 23:22:09 GMT

Fed up with eco-oblivious influencers, some people have started naming and shaming.

My Money: 'This was not a normal week!'
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 21:30:14 GMT

Alex Wright from Leicester takes us through his weekly spending during the coronavirus pandemic.

George Floyd protests: What do 'white privilege' and 'ally' mean?
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 23:49:10 GMT

Protests following the death of George Floyd have brought some important phrases into the spotlight.

Coronavirus: Swiss Alps yearn for the sound of tourists
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 23:17:25 GMT

The hills come alive again with the noise of mountain railways and cable cars.

Madeleine McCann: What is known about the German suspect?
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 17:54:53 GMT

Named as Christian B, 43, the man currently in jail has many previous convictions.

George Floyd: Five pieces of context to understand the protests
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 23:24:18 GMT

All the background that helps explain why these protests are happening, and why now.

Coronavirus doctor's diary: The older doctors risking their lives to battle Covid-19
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 00:49:15 GMT

Though medical staff are in the Covid-19 firing line, there has been a surge of interest in healthcare as a career.

Home haircut fine is 'absolute joke' - Dortmund's Sancho
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 20:19:21 GMT

Jadon Sancho says it is an "absolute joke" he has been fined by the German football league after being pictured having a home haircut without a mask.

Jordan to donate $100m to fight for racial equality
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 20:56:27 GMT

Michael Jordan says he will donate $100m to groups fighting for racial equality and social justice.

Rangers propose B teams next season in 14-14-18 Scottish league reconstruction
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 18:57:30 GMT

Rangers and Celtic would both have 'B' teams in the bottom tier of a 14-14-18 league set-up being proposed by the Ibrox club for next season.

BBC Radio 5 Live to broadcast at least seven games a week when Premier League returns
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 19:05:53 GMT

A minimum of seven games will be broadcast live every week on BBC Radio 5 Live when the Premier League returns later this month.

O'Sullivan returns with moustache and win - but has 'struggled' in 'bubble'
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 21:10:30 GMT

Ronnie O'Sullivan says he has "struggled" in the "bubble" of the Championship League, which is being played behind closed doors.

George Floyd death: Morgan Lake, Chris Lambert and Lianne Sanderson speak out
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 09:23:25 GMT

Morgan Lake, Chris Lambert and Lianne Sanderson speak about how they feel after the death of George Floyd.

Saturday's gossip: Man Utd prioritise Villa's Grealish
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 20:25:38 GMT

Man Utd switch attention to Havertz, Leicester 'relaxed' on Chilwell future, Everton eye Thiago Silva, plus more.

Your tributes to those who have died
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 14:40:01 GMT

A collection of your tributes to some of the thousands of people in the UK who have died with coronavirus.

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?

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.

Coronavirus UK map: How many confirmed cases are there in your area?
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 15:26:36 GMT

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

Coronavirus: Who should wear a face mask or face covering?
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 20:34:53 GMT

Face coverings are to become compulsory for people using public transport in England.

Coronavirus and face coverings: the correct way to wear them
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 16:43:52 GMT

Across the world, people are being asked to wear face coverings to help stop coronavirus from spreading.

Can I start a new relationship? And other questions
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 06:38:31 GMT

Starting a new relationship is difficult during the current crisis, but not impossible.

Coronavirus: How does contact tracing work in England?
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 08:40:47 GMT

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

Coronavirus: Which schools are reopening for pupils?
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 14:24:39 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 symptoms: What are they and how do I protect myself?
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 19:53:57 GMT

Loss of taste and smell have been added to the UK's list of coronavirus symptoms.

Coronavirus: What tests are being done in the UK?
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 13:46:03 GMT

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

Coronavirus: What are the UK travel quarantine rules?
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 15:32:59 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: 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?
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 14:20:16 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: 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?

Samoan rugby team that set off 104 days ago still not home
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 04:07:23 GMT

While waiting for flights to resume, 20 players shared a single room in Auckland for three months.

Remote working: How cities might change if we worked from home more
Sun, 31 May 2020 23:15:45 GMT

Our homes, transport and city-centre spaces would change if we worked from home for good.

Nude sunbather mistaken for dead body near railway line in Essex
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 16:15:52 GMT

Rail workers spotted a pair of feet "but no signs of life" within the railway boundary in Essex.

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.

Our masked identities: Cartoons of India's new normal
Sun, 31 May 2020 23:08:26 GMT

Cartoonist Priya Kuriyan documents how masks became prevalent in India - even before its lockdown.

From cats to cakes: The photo that made me
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 23:37:10 GMT

Members of the Association of Photographers select a picture that kick-started their career.

#WeAreTired: Nigerian women speak out over wave of violence
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 23:25:48 GMT

Thousands sign a petition and use the hashtag #WeAreTired to protest against recent rapes and killings.

Dancing On My Own: The story behind Robyn's 2010 'sad banger'
Sun, 31 May 2020 23:18:10 GMT

The Swedish singer discusses her pop classic, and how she once became 'tired of the broken heart'.

Coronavirus: Kenyan boy who made hand-washing machine awarded
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 16:52:33 GMT

Stephen Wamukota came up with a hand-washing machine that helps prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Philando Castile death: 'I lost my best friend in a police shooting'
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 01:08:37 GMT

Four years before George Floyd's death made global headlines, another man was shot dead in the same part of the US.

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