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Coronavirus: PM considering England lockdown next week


A new "stay at home" order across England could be announced as soon as Monday, it is understood.

Oct 31, 2020

Coronavirus: US sees record-high daily Covid numbers as election nears


Days before the presidential election, dozens of states are experiencing serious Covid-19 surges.

Oct 31, 2020

Covid: When will it be over and we can do this again?


Christmas? Spring? A return to life as we knew it could be quite a long way off.

Oct 31, 2020

'Millions face hardship' as government support ends


Renters and the self employed could be among those facing tough times this winter, charities warn.

Oct 31, 2020

Earthquake hits Greece and Turkey, bringing deaths and floods


Twenty-two die in Turkey's Izmir province and on Greece's Samos island, with a mini-tsunami triggered.

Oct 31, 2020

Covid: UK-wide Christmas rules meeting 'expected', says Drakeford


The UK government wants a meeting to find a "common" approach, the Welsh first minister says.

Oct 31, 2020

Stockton food bank: 'Dealers don't swap drugs for a tin of beans'


Food bank organisers and users hit out at claims free school meal vouchers are used for drugs.

Oct 31, 2020

Breonna Taylor: Police officer sues shot black woman's boyfriend


Jonathan Mattingly was injured in the raid in Kentucky in which police shot dead the black woman.

Oct 31, 2020

Six Nations 2020: England seek to lift mood of the nation by winning title says Jamie George


England "hope to bring smiles to a lot of people" by winning the Six Nations on Saturday, says hooker Jamie George.

Oct 31, 2020

Covid: Birmingham shisha cafe shut down after second breach


Police say the raided cafe was hit with the fine for another breach earlier this month.

Oct 31, 2020

Rare 'blue moon' to enchant Halloween stargazers


A full moon at Halloween is a rare event but this year it is a blue moon which is even more unusual.

Oct 31, 2020

The Papers: 'National lockdown looms' and Stiles tributes


Several of Saturday's papers lead with reports that nationwide restrictions will be introduced.

Oct 31, 2020

Growing up as a black child in post-war Germany


The racism and abuse suffered by thousands of children born to African-American fathers and white German mothers in post-war Germany.

Oct 31, 2020

Bhangra brothers: We danced every day in lockdown


The brothers ran high-energy dance classes from their living room in Harrow every day during lockdown.

Oct 31, 2020

Scared but socially distant in a Tokyo 'haunted house'


Could this zombie-inspired experience be for people who want to be frightened but be Covid-19 safe?

Oct 31, 2020

Halloween: How the Boulet Brothers' Dragula blends drag and horror


Drag stars Boulet Brothers chat about dressing up at Halloween and their popular reality show Dragula.

Oct 31, 2020

Covid: Clive Myrie visits the Navajo Nation


Clive Myrie has visited the Navajo Nation in Arizona where the death rate is the highest in the US.

Oct 31, 2020

Covid-19: 'Bleak future' as traders prepare for tier 3


As West Yorkshire heads for tier three, the BBC talks to business owners across the county.

Oct 31, 2020

Ariana Grande's Positions: Album 'solid but doesn't sparkle' say critics


Positions gets a lukewarm reception from critics, who say it does not break any new ground.

Oct 31, 2020

Covid: A town's intoxicating will to press on through the pandemic


In an ex-mining community hardship is nothing new, but a two-week lockdown presents new challenges.

Oct 31, 2020

Climate change: You've got cheap data, how about cheap power too?


The iPhone transformed mobile phones in just 10 years. Could green energy see a similar revolution?

Oct 31, 2020

Coronavirus: Slovakia holds national test but president calls for delay


Everyone in Slovakia over the age of 10 is to be tested for Covid - but the president is sceptical.

Oct 31, 2020

Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and her dad: Should we make holograms of the dead?


The hip-hop artist gave his wife a hologram of her dead father. How did he do it - and is it ethical?

Oct 31, 2020

Coronavirus: Is virtual reality tourism about to take off?


Tourism boards, hotels and destinations are turning to virtual reality to woo potential visitors.

Oct 31, 2020

Nobby Stiles: The 'toothless fella' who meant so much to fans


Nobby Stiles, who has died aged 78, will be remembered for his World Cup celebrations - but it should not be the only reason.

Oct 31, 2020

Teenage debutant Ait-Nouri scores as Wolves beat Palace to go joint top


Teenager Rayan Ait-Nouri scores on his Wolves debut as Nuno Espirito Santo's side move joint top of the Premier League with a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace.

Oct 31, 2020

England World Cup winner Stiles dies aged 78


Nobby Stiles, a key member of England's 1966 World Cup-winning team, dies aged 78 after a long illness.

Oct 31, 2020

Six Nations final weekend: Why England have the edge over France and Ireland


The Six Nations concludes this weekend - 237 days after it was stopped by coronavirus - with either Ireland, England or France to be crowned champions.

Oct 31, 2020

Championship leaders Reading beaten at Coventry


Leaders Reading fall to their first Championship defeat of the season as Coventry pick up their first league win in seven attempts.

Oct 31, 2020

Nobby Stiles the unlikely hero - World Cup winner dies aged 78


BBC Sport looks back at the life of World Cup-winning England midfielder Nobby Stiles who has died, aged 78, after a long illness.

Oct 31, 2020

MOTDx: Viv Anderson on becoming England's first black international


Viv Anderson, England's first black international footballer, tells MOTDx about the racism he endured as a player and how things have changed.

Oct 31, 2020

US election 2020: Trump is in the fight of his political life


In the throes of an epoch-defining election, those looking for a healing process will be disappointed.

Oct 31, 2020

US election: What Latino first-time voters want


Every 30 seconds, a Latino in the US turns 18 and becomes eligible to vote.

Oct 31, 2020

US election 2020: Fact-checking Trump and Biden's final week


The presidential campaigns are coming to an end. We've fact-checked the candidates' latest claims.

Oct 31, 2020

US election 2020 polls: Who is ahead - Trump or Biden?


An in-depth look at the polls and what they can and can’t tell us about who will win the White House.

Oct 31, 2020

The Countdown: Lil Wayne, Paul Rudd and the fight for the last votes


Lil Wayne met with Donald Trump and everybody had views about the black vote.

Oct 31, 2020

US election: 'How we learn about voting in India, France and US'


The US trails other developed countries when it comes to voter turnout. Could it learn from others?

Oct 31, 2020

US election: The women who hold the key to Trump's survival


Suburban women are a key voting bloc this election - but can Trump still count on their support?

Oct 31, 2020

Trump v Biden: A tale of two rallies


Donald Trump and Joe Biden slug it out in Florida, with very different campaign styles.

Oct 31, 2020

Coronavirus vaccine: When will we have one?


Medical researchers around the world are working on a vaccine for Covid-19.

Oct 31, 2020

Local lockdown rules: What Covid tier is my area in?


Use our search tool to find out about coronavirus rules and restrictions where you live.

Oct 31, 2020

Halloween and coronavirus: Can we go trick or treating?


Big parties and sharing sweets may be out, but that doesn't mean Halloween is cancelled altogether.

Oct 31, 2020

Covid: Can I play sport in another Covid-tier area? And other questions


We answer some of your questions about the rapidly changing rules and restrictions in the UK.

Oct 31, 2020

Coronavirus: What are the rules for face masks or face coverings?


People around the UK must now wear face coverings in many public places, but what are the rules?

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