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Covid: Number of patients on ventilators passes 4,000 for first time


Pressures on intensive care units are seeing one in 10 patients transferred to a different site.

Jan 23, 2021

Covid: 'More deadly' UK variant claim played down by scientists


One says he is surprised Boris Johnson shared the early data when it is "not particularly strong".

Jan 23, 2021

Larry King: Veteran US talk show host dies aged 87


The popular US broadcaster conducted about 50,000 interviews, from Nelson Mandela to Lady Gaga.

Jan 23, 2021

Covid: Gap between Pfizer vaccine doses should be halved, say doctors


Delaying second Pfizer doses to give more people their first is "difficult to justify", says BMA.

Jan 23, 2021

Alexei Navalny: 'More than 2,000 detained' in protests across Russia


Tens of thousands turned out in cities across Russia in support of the jailed opposition leader.

Jan 23, 2021

Tory Senedd leader Paul Davies quits over alcohol row


Paul Davies is standing down after being seen drinking with other politicians during an alcohol ban.

Jan 23, 2021

Keon Lincoln murder probe: Second teenager arrested


Keon Lincoln was attacked by a group of youths in the Handsworth area of Birmingham.

Jan 23, 2021

Sri Lanka Minister who promoted 'Covid syrup' tests positive


Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Sri Lanka's health minister, tested positive for Covid on Friday.

Jan 23, 2021

Climate change: Six questions about the Cumbria coal controversy


Green groups are calling on the PM to cancel the project - but how was the decision reached?

Jan 23, 2021

Covid: Police injured breaking up Chelsea party with '200 people'


Police uncover a string of late-night "incredibly selfish" parties in Kensington and Chelsea.

Jan 23, 2021

Student strike: 'Money taken for student housing I'm not using'


Students from more than 50 universities are taking part in a rent strike.

Jan 23, 2021

Krystina Arielle: Star Wars supports High Republic host after racist abuse


Krystina Arielle, the host of Star Wars: The High Republic Show, was attacked online.

Jan 23, 2021

Why are police in Russia detaining hundreds of protesters?


The arrest of the Kremlin's fiercest critic sparks a string of protests across Russia.

Jan 23, 2021

Loyal dog's six-day wait for poorly owner outside Turkish hospital


Boncuk waited outside a hospital in Turkey every day while her owner was being treated.

Jan 23, 2021

Will any festivals happen this summer?


As Glastonbury cancels for 2021, other festivals are also likely to fall victim to the pandemic.

Jan 23, 2021

ICYMI: Snow in the Sahara Desert and other stories from the week


The news you may have missed, including rare snowfall in the Algerian desert town of Ain Sefra.

Jan 23, 2021

Shipping crisis: I'm being quoted £10,000 for a £1,600 container'


A shortage of shipping containers, rising costs, and congestion at ports are holding back imports from China.

Jan 23, 2021

How Joe Biden's ancestral Irish home is celebrating


Celebrations broke out across Ballina when Biden's presidential victory was declared - and for the young people of the town, it meant that anything was possible.

Jan 23, 2021

Aleah James: 'I got signed by WWE in lockdown'


Essex-born 23-year-old Aleah James was offered her dream contract during the pandemic.

Jan 23, 2021

Week in pictures: 16-22 January 2021


A selection of striking images taken around the world this week.

Jan 23, 2021

Muslim students still waiting for government funding plan


In 2013 the government promised to deliver a Sharia-compliant scheme but so far it has not materialised.

Jan 23, 2021

Covid vaccine: Can Wales meet its targets?


Is Wales able to meet its vaccination targets - this weekend and next month?

Jan 23, 2021

Sea shanty: Can viral success make a music career?


Ex-postman Nathan Evans, TikTok's sea shanty star, lands a music deal, but can his new career last?

Jan 23, 2021

Larry King: US TV legend who hosted 50,000 interviews


Larry King - who has died aged 87 - was one of the giants of US broadcasting.

Jan 23, 2021

Covid hand-outs: How other countries pay if you are sick


As the UK rejects £500 Covid pay outs, how are others countries getting people to stick to the rules?

Jan 23, 2021

Covid: Side-by-side in a London mosque - funerals and a food bank


Worship has been suspended as burials average 15-a-day, yet still there is denial about the disease.

Jan 23, 2021

What next for Trump - and Trumpism?


Stripped of presidential powers and silenced online, can Trump still make a political comeback?

Jan 23, 2021

Rémy Julienne: Stunt king to the stars who fell to Covid


Rémy Julienne was one of the world's top stunt artists, devising crashes and collisions in 1,400 films.

Jan 23, 2021

English councils battling financial ruin


BBC correspondents look at why their local authorities are in trouble - and it isn't just Covid...

Jan 23, 2021

Why Sigourney Weaver had to say yes to Call My Agent


The Hollywood star explains why a role in the hit French comedy series was too good to refuse.

Jan 23, 2021

Southampton knock holders Arsenal out of FA Cup - highlights & report


A strong Southampton side knock holders Arsenal out of the FA Cup at the fourth-round stage thanks to a first-half own goal.

Jan 23, 2021

Rangers thrash Ross County to extend lead at top to 23 points


Rangers celebrate Steven Gerrard's 150th game in charge by thumping Ross County to extend their Scottish Premiership lead over Celtic to 23 points.

Jan 23, 2021

Sheffield United 2-1 Plymouth Argyle: Chris Basham and Billy Sharp goals take Blades into FA Cup round five


Premier League strugglers Sheffield United gain only their third win of the season as they beat Plymouth Argyle in their FA Cup fourth-round tie.

Jan 23, 2021

Covid-19 in the UK: How many coronavirus cases are there in your area?


Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area.

Jan 23, 2021

Coronavirus: What is the R number and how is it calculated?


The R number is a simple but crucial figure at the heart of lockdown decisions across the UK.

Jan 23, 2021

Covid: When will I get the vaccine?


Two of the three approved Covid vaccines are being rolled out across the UK, so when might you get one?

Jan 23, 2021

Covid: What are the new UK travel rules?


Travellers must self-isolate on arrival and an advance coronavirus test will soon be required.

Jan 23, 2021

Covid: What are the UK's lockdown rules and when will they end?


People across the country are being urged to "double down" and stick to the lockdown rules.

Jan 23, 2021

Covid: How worrying are the UK, South Africa, and Brazil coronavirus variants?


There is some evidence that the new UK variant may be more deadly, says PM Boris Johnson.

Jan 23, 2021

Covid: Who has to self-isolate and for how long?


The length of quarantine has changed for contacts and people arriving from abroad.

Jan 23, 2021

Coronavirus: Where does the government borrow billions from?


How does it work when a government wants to borrow money, and when does it have to pay it back?

Jan 23, 2021

Lockdown Learning: BBC puts school materials on TV, iPlayer and online


As most schools close across the UK, lessons from BBC Bitesize move on to BBC Two and CBBC.

Jan 23, 2021

Covid: Will schools reopen before Easter?


Schools are currently closed across the UK to most pupils.

Jan 23, 2021

Covid immunity: Can you catch it twice?


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

Jan 23, 2021

When does the stamp duty holiday in England and Northern Ireland end?


Stamp duty changes introduced to boost the housing market are due to end in March.

Jan 23, 2021

Covid: Why hasn't the UK banned all international flights?


Unlike many countries, the UK has not banned travel despite new variants emerging here and overseas.

Jan 23, 2021

Covid: How does mass testing work?


Mass testing can reduce the transmission of Covid-19 - especially by those who do not have symptoms.

Jan 23, 2021

Covid: Who is getting the Pfizer vaccine first and when can I have it?


Millions in the UK have now received the Pfizer Covid-19 jab, the first vaccine to be approved.

Jan 23, 2021

Covid symptoms: Is it a cold, flu or coronavirus?


With similar symptoms, deciding whether or not you need to get tested for coronavirus can be tricky.

Jan 23, 2021

Will the vaccine stop you spreading Covid? And other questions


We answer some of your questions about vaccination, travel rules and school closures

Jan 23, 2021

Shetland space launch plans submitted


The proposals which have gone to the council and could support hundreds of jobs include three launch pads for rockets.

Jan 23, 2021

Essex academic's imposter 'copied work and tattoos'


A British lecturer says a student in the US copied his work and adopted his identity at conferences.

Jan 23, 2021

Northampton Cobblers memorabilia plea for ex-player with dementia


The family of Tony Claypole, 83, want to create a memory book of his playing days in the 1950s and 60s.

Jan 23, 2021

TikTok: GP posts videos to tackle vaccine fake news


Dr Nighat Araf records messages in Urdu and Punjabi, urging people to trust the Covid jab.

Jan 23, 2021

Lockdown: Pilot fined after landing at RAF Valley 'to see beach'


Richard Charles Priestley Wood flew from Surry to Anglesey in May while Wales was in lockdown.

Jan 23, 2021

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