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Sue Gray met PM to discuss photos being included in report


The final report about alleged lockdown breaches in Downing Street is set to be published next week.

May 21, 2022

Monkeypox: Doctors concerned over impact on sexual health


Staff at sexual health clinics warn the virus is already stretching the workforce in many places.

May 21, 2022

Moldova should be equipped to Nato standard, says UK's Truss


The foreign secretary says smaller nations should be helped to counter Russian aggression.

May 21, 2022

HRT swaps to fix supply shortage for UK women


Pharmacists will be able to give suitable replacements, without needing a brand new prescription.

May 21, 2022

Russia halts gas supplies to Finland


Finland has refused to pay for gas in roubles but also angered Moscow by applying to join Nato.

May 21, 2022

Parliament could burn down any day, says Andrea Leadsom


Andrea Leadsom says MPs need to "get on" with the project to renovate the building.

May 21, 2022

Manchester Arena attack survivor finally 'happy and healthy'


Five years on from having to learn how to walk again, Freya Lewis is now preparing for a charity 10k.

May 21, 2022

Video shows Germany tornado's path of destruction


Eyewitness footage shows severe weather in Paderborn, injuring at least 40 people and killing one man.

May 21, 2022

Elon Musk denies sexual misconduct allegations


A report claims Musk's company SpaceX paid an employee $250,000 to settle the claim against him.

May 21, 2022

Wimbledon: ATP & WTA strip ranking points from Grand Slam over ban for Russians and Belarusians


Players will not receive ranking points at Wimbledon following the decision to ban Russian and Belarusian players from the tournament.

May 21, 2022

Cannes: Topless woman protests against sexual violence in Ukraine


The woman stripped on the Cannes red carpet to show the words "stop raping us" and the Ukrainian flag.

May 21, 2022

The Papers: 'Cost of living crunch' and desire to arm Moldova


Pressures on the prime minister over the cost of living and talks on sending more weaponry to Moldova lead the papers

May 21, 2022

Nigeria's facial scars: The last generation


The marks were a way of identifying the lineage of people, but the practice has been outlawed.

May 21, 2022

The desperate journey Cubans make by water to the US


Elian Lopez hoped his life-changing journey would go smoothly - then the wind changed and sun went down.

May 21, 2022

Week in pictures: 14 - 20 May 2022


A selection of powerful images from all over the globe, taken in the past seven days.

May 21, 2022

From foster care to fostering our own children


Two former foster children say their experience shaped their decision to help others.

May 21, 2022

Dying of cold on the streets of São Paulo


A deadly cold snap hits Latin America's biggest city as the number of homeless people grows.

May 21, 2022

Non-binary in Iraq: ‘People get killed’


For Iraq's non-binary community, life is difficult and dangerous.

May 21, 2022

Top Gun: Cruise encounter sees helicopter couple at premiere


Tom Cruise used Alison Webb's Baginton garden to land his helicopter then returned the favour.

May 21, 2022

Quiz of the week: What's in the Platinum Jubilee pudding?


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

May 21, 2022

Jamie Oliver stages Eton mess protest outside No 10


Chef and campaigner Jamie Oliver has been protesting over delays to the government's obesity strategy.

May 21, 2022

Monkeypox: Time to worry or one to ignore?


We are facing an unusual and unprecedented monkeypox outbreak but how worrying is it?

May 21, 2022

Wagatha Christie: Six takeaways from the Vardy and Rooney trial


Six takeaways from the High Court libel trial, which has sparked huge media interest in recent weeks.

May 21, 2022

Formula milk: Online groups hunt for baby milk during US shortage


A shortage of infant formula across America has led parents to share supply locations online.

May 21, 2022

Rwanda deal: Migrants in Calais say they'll still try to cross to UK


Many in the camp say they are still determined to reach the UK, citing family ties and jobs.

May 21, 2022

Ukraine war: The volunteer drivers risking their lives to save others


Drivers describe evacuating people from Russian-held areas under threat of mines and military attack.

May 21, 2022

Self-scan supermarket tills and the rows over their use


Do you relish scanning your own groceries or are you missing the human cashiers?

May 21, 2022

Will there be a national rail strike?


A strike ballot of 40,000 members of the RMT union closes on Tuesday.

May 21, 2022

Israeli police accused of violence towards shot Palestinian's family


Relatives say police used unjustifiable force on them inside the hospital treating the wounded man.

May 21, 2022

Aurangzeb: Why is a Mughal emperor who died 300 years ago being debated on social media?


Aurangzeb ruled India 300 years ago - but a modern day dispute has seen hatred for him boil up again.

May 21, 2022

US PGA Championship: Will Zalatoris opens one-shot lead


Will Zalatoris will take a one-stroke lead into the weekend at the US PGA Championship as Rory McIlroy fades on day two.

May 21, 2022

Leeds & Burnley threaten legal action against Everton and Premier League over handling of club's finances


Leeds and Burnley threaten legal action against Everton and the Premier League over the handling of the club's finances.

May 21, 2022

'What a day, what a game' - Why 2011-12 final day was the Premier League's greatest ever


Ten years on, BBC Sport looks back on a thrilling final day of the 2011-12 Premier League season.

May 21, 2022

Spanish GP: Lewis Hamilton 'super happy' with Mercedes progress as Charles Leclerc tops practice


Lewis Hamilton hails what he believes is a breakthrough with his Mercedes after a promising showing in Spanish Grand Prix practice.

May 21, 2022

Dina Asher-Smith: British sprinter 'light years' ahead of 2019 form


Britain's Dina Asher-Smith says her form is "light years" ahead of where it was when she won two world medals in 2019.

May 21, 2022

Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool boss says there is no pressure despite quadruple on the line


Jurgen Klopp says there is no pressure on Liverpool as they put their historic quadruple pursuit on the line on the final day of the Premier League season.

May 21, 2022

Gambling sponsor shirt ban included in draft government white paper


Premier League clubs could face a gambling sponsor shirt ban after the proposal was included in a draft white paper, sources have told BBC Sport.

May 21, 2022

What is the UK's inflation rate and why is the cost of living going up?


UK inflation is rising at 9%, its fastest rate for 40 years, and could go even higher.

May 21, 2022

What are Rishi Sunak's options?


There are ways the chancellor could tackle the strain on people's pockets - but what do they cost?

May 21, 2022

Cost of living: The Ipswich man who feeds his dog rather than himself


Brian Turner, who lives alone after the death of his partner, is trying to live on £642 a month.

May 21, 2022

Ros Atkins on… the windfall tax debate


Why is the government facing growing pressure to announce a windfall tax on oil and gas companies?

May 21, 2022

When might the inflation rate come down?


How long is UK inflation likely to remain high, and what can the government do to fight back?

May 21, 2022

Why your haircut is getting more expensive


Chain Trevor Sorbie says they are now spending thousands more each month.

May 21, 2022

Cost of living: 'There's days the kids eat and I don't'


As prices rise to a 40-year high, BBC News NI hears from families struggling to make ends meet.

May 21, 2022

Cost of living: Calls to bring benefit and pension rises forward


Big increases are due next April but charities say soaring prices mean people need the money now.

May 21, 2022

UK inflation: 'There's not much more I can do to save money'


We asked people across the country how they are coping with the rising cost of living.

May 21, 2022

Energy prices: What is a windfall tax and how would it work?


Labour are calling for a windfall tax on the profits of oil and gas companies.

May 21, 2022

How countries are responding to the cost of living


BBC Newsnight launches its Global Tracker to assess the impact of the cost of living across across the world.

May 21, 2022

Ukraine says giant Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant can't supply Russia


Russia occupies Europe's biggest nuclear plant and now wants to sell power from it back to Ukraine.

May 21, 2022

Ukraine round-up: Row over Ukraine's nuclear power and a colourful protest


Russia wants to sell energy from a seized plant and a man paints anti-war slogans on his shop.

May 21, 2022

Ukraine war: One Russian's anti-war protest on the side of his shopping centre


Dmitry Skurikhin has listed the Ukrainian towns attacked by Russia on the side of his shopping centre.

May 21, 2022

Ukraine war in maps: Tracking the Russian invasion


Russian forces are continuing their slow advance in eastern Ukraine after using heavy firepower to weaken defences there.

May 21, 2022

Russia's laser weapon claim derided as propaganda


Moscow says it has destroyed a drone with a laser, but Kyiv says it can't mask battlefield failure.

May 21, 2022

How can I offer a UK home to Ukrainian refugees?


The government has launched two schemes to let Ukrainian refugees come to the UK.

May 21, 2022

Russian McDonald's buyer to rebrand restaurants


The fast food giant says the new owner of its 850 Russian restaurants will operate them under a new brand.

May 21, 2022

Ukrainian widow confronts Russian soldier accused of killing her husband


The 21-year-old serviceman has pled guilty to killing her husband in a village in Ukraine's north-east.

May 21, 2022

Ukraine invasion could cause global food crisis, UN warns


UN chief Antonio Guterres warns that developing countries face disaster due to rising prices.

May 21, 2022

Twitter steps up Ukraine misinformation fight


The social media platform says it will put false claims from official accounts behind warning notices.

May 21, 2022

Ukraine war: 'I had to stay below ground for more than 60 days'


Katerina spent more than two months beneath the besieged Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, Ukraine.

May 21, 2022

What is a war crime and could Putin be prosecuted over Ukraine?


If Russia has carried out war crimes in Ukraine how could Putin or his army generals be prosecuted?

May 21, 2022

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