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Meghan accuses palace of 'perpetuating falsehoods'


The Duchess of Sussex says she does not know how Buckingham Palace could expect her to "be silent".

Mar 4, 2021

Prince Philip has successful heart procedure, palace says


The Duke of Edinburgh will remain in hospital for a number of days, Buckingham Palace says.

Mar 4, 2021

Budget 2021: Rishi Sunak insists Covid-recovery tax rises fair


Chancellor Rishi Sunak is accused of hitting the poorest hardest in his Budget plan to balance the books.

Mar 4, 2021

Covid-19: Updated vaccines can be fast-tracked like flu jabs


Rapid approval without lengthy tests can happen if new vaccines are needed to fight variants, say regulators.

Mar 4, 2021

Women retirees win £2.7bn for underpaid pensions


About 200,000 pensions may get top-ups averaging £13,500 after nearly two decades of shortfalls.

Mar 4, 2021

Amazon Fresh till-less grocery store opens in London


The shop will stock hundreds of new own-brand items including locally-sourced milk and desserts.

Mar 4, 2021

Brexit: EU negotiating 'with partner it can't trust', says Coveney


Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney says the EU is being driven towards legal action by the UK.

Mar 4, 2021

US Capitol police warn of possible militia plot to breach Congress


A session is cancelled because of "potential threats" from a militia to storm the Congress building.

Mar 4, 2021

SpaceX: Starship lands safely... then explodes


It is the first time Elon Musk's space exploration company has pulled off this difficult landing.

Mar 4, 2021

Myanmar coup: 'Everything will be OK' teenage protester mourned


Kyal Sin, known as Angel, was one of 38 people killed in anti-coup protests on Wednesday.

Mar 4, 2021

Ryan Thomas quits acting after 'losing the bug for it'


The former Coronation Street star says he was tired of being rejected for roles and of online trolls.

Mar 4, 2021

Mariah Carey's brother sues over emotional distress caused by her memoir


The star's older brother, Morgan Carey, accuses the star of "malicious falsehoods" in her memoir.

Mar 4, 2021

The Papers: 'Spend now, tax later Budget' and 'war at palace'


The papers focus on the Budget and the investigation into claims the Duchess of Sussex bullied royal staff.

Mar 4, 2021

Budget 2021: 'I'm finding it hard to celebrate'


There's more support for many in the Budget, but for some it still falls short.

Mar 4, 2021

Alec Baldwin deactivates Twitter account over 'switching accents' joke


The actor made light of a recent controversy surrounding the heritage of his wife, Hilaria.

Mar 4, 2021

The 'vaccine hunters' helping older people get Covid jabs


Americans baffled by the complex system for getting a shot now have help from tech-savvy young people.

Mar 4, 2021

Life discovered deep beneath an Antarctic ice sheet 'shouldn't be there'


Researchers hoping to collect mud samples deep beneath an Antarctic ice sheet were amazed to discover small creatures living in the dark, freezing water.

Mar 4, 2021

Reddit chief: I was late to spot GameStop stock mania


Steve Huffman says he supported the aims of a Reddit group taking on the hedge funds.

Mar 4, 2021

Rare black fox spotted in London garden


The fox frequently visits the garden of Faroz and his daughter Sophia, who initially thought it was a wolf.

Mar 4, 2021

Mars: Nasa's Perseverance rover sends stunning images


Amazing images as Nasa's Perseverance rover lands on Mars and seeks signs of past microbial life.

Mar 4, 2021

'Entire pavement stolen' from Storrington village overnight


Whoever took the slabs had "made a right old mess", according to local resident Alan Stainer.

Mar 4, 2021

London Euston cat-astrophe averted for train-surfing puss


A cat avoided almost certain death after it was spotted on the roof of a high speed train before it departed.

Mar 4, 2021

Minecraft: Bishop of Ely joins game for Gospel teachings


"I am so pleased to have participated in a new way to share Bible stories," says the Bishop of Ely.

Mar 4, 2021

Why are QAnon believers obsessed with 4 March?


Believers are using an old, irrelevant law to herald the supposed return to power of Donald Trump.

Mar 4, 2021

'After the first cancellation it didn't go back to normal'


The so-called sharing economy has been greatly affected by the continuing Covid-19 pandemic.

Mar 4, 2021

Argentina: Can one country's change of abortion law alter a continent?


Pro-choice activists hope Argentina's legalisation of abortion will bring about change elsewhere.

Mar 4, 2021

India Supreme Court: Calls for Justice Sharad Bobde to quit over rape remarks


Calls are growing in India for Chief Justice Sharad Bobde to resign over his "atrocious" remarks.

Mar 4, 2021

Girl In Red: 'I'm a genre-free artist. Open to everything'


How the singer went from making "queer pop" in her bedroom to working with Billie Eilish's brother.

Mar 4, 2021

Then and now: A 'megadrought' in California


See how extreme weather has affected an vital reservoir in California.

Mar 4, 2021

LeBron James: NBA superstar's evolution from high school prodigy


This is the story of LeBron James, the high school phenomenon who turned three failing franchises into NBA-winning teams.

Mar 4, 2021

Curtis Jones: Liverpool's 'streetwise' youngster with 'unusual belief'


It may feel at times like little has gone right for Liverpool this season but the rise of local boy Curtis Jones has provided a much-needed spark.

Mar 4, 2021

I never had a goal drought like this, says Chelsea's Werner


Chelsea forward Timo Werner says there is more to come from him after admitting he has never experienced a goal drought like this season.

Mar 4, 2021

Deese Kasinga: What happens when the Premier League academy dream dies?


Only 180 of the 1.5 million youth football players in England will make it to the Premier League. So what happens to the rest?

Mar 4, 2021

Pollard hits six sixes in an over - off Sri Lanka bowler who had earlier taken a hat-trick


Kieron Pollard hits six sixes in one over off Akila Dhananjaya, who had earlier taken a hat-trick, in West Indies' T20 defeat of Sri Lanka.

Mar 4, 2021

Formula 1: Porsche & Volkswagen Group considering entering F1


Porsche and its parent company are considering entering Formula 1, depending on the direction of the sport's next engine regulations.

Mar 4, 2021

Budget 2021: What is levelling up and how is it going?


Levelling up was one of the themes of the chancellor's Budget.

Mar 4, 2021

Budget 2021: 10 ways Rishi Sunak's speech affects you


Chancellor Rishi Sunak's Budget is packed with policies that will affect your finances. Here is a guide.

Mar 4, 2021

Freeports: What are they and where will they be?


The government says the low-tax zones will boost struggling parts of the UK, but not everyone agrees.

Mar 4, 2021

Five things we learnt from the Budget


The BBC's Jonathan Blake takes us through the big things that stood out from this year's Budget.

Mar 4, 2021

Budget 2021: Key points at-a-glance


Rishi Sunak has delivered his annual Budget in the House of Commons. Here's what you need to know.

Mar 4, 2021

What's the roadmap for lifting lockdown?


The prime minister has announced a plan for how the lockdown will be lifted in England.

Mar 4, 2021

Covid: How many people get self-isolation payments?


Figures for England and Wales suggest two-thirds of people who ask for self-isolation payments get rejected.

Mar 4, 2021

Covid: When will I get the vaccine?


Two approved Covid vaccines are being rolled out across the UK. So when might you get one?

Mar 4, 2021

What are the new rules for testing and hotel quarantine?


Travellers going to and from the UK face a growing number of restrictions.

Mar 4, 2021

Lockdown Learning: What educational resources are on TV, iPlayer and online?


As schools remain closed to most pupils, the BBC is offering a wealth of educational material.

Mar 4, 2021

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