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Sue Gray's No 10 parties report will be published in full, says Boris Johnson


But Boris Johnson says he does not know when the findings of Sue Gray's inquiry will come out.

Jan 27, 2022

Why has Sue Gray's report not appeared yet?


Political correspondent Iain Watson looks at what the long-anticipated report is likely to find when it appears.

Jan 27, 2022

Ukraine crisis: Nord Stream 2 pipeline could be axed, US warns


Washington threatens to halt a lucrative gas pipeline between Russia and Western Europe.

Jan 27, 2022

Boris Johnson denies authorising animal evacuation from Kabul


Boris Johnson says it is "rhubarb" animals were prioritised - after emails suggest he intervened.

Jan 27, 2022

Holocaust Memorial Day: Portraits of last remaining UK survivors unveiled


The Prince of Wales, who commissioned them, says they are a "permanent reminder" of the genocide.

Jan 27, 2022

Covid: Masks in Tesco and the man who spent his Covid loan on drugs


Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Thursday evening.

Jan 27, 2022

Barry Cryer: Tributes paid to veteran comedian and writer


John Cleese, Esther Rantzen and Stephen Fry are among the stars to have paid tribute to the comedian.

Jan 27, 2022

Kwarteng: No U-turn on National Insurance tax rise


Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng says a National Insurance rise to fund the NHS will go ahead.

Jan 27, 2022

Chris Whitty assault: Man jailed for eight weeks over attack


England's chief medical officer was accosted by two men in a London park in June 2021.

Jan 27, 2022

Liz Truss defends using government plane for Australia trip


The foreign secretary insisted all government decisions - including travel - are "based on value for money".

Jan 27, 2022

Covid: Care home restrictions to be eased in England


From Monday, there will be no limit on visits to care homes and self-isolation periods will be cut.

Jan 27, 2022

Haringey: Teen arrested after two Jewish men attacked on street


The two victims suffered minor injuries during the attack which police are treating as a hate crime.

Jan 27, 2022

F35-C fighter jet: Race is on to reach sunken US plane... before China


The $100m jet is fair game, in international waters. "It's the Hunt for Red October meets the Abyss."

Jan 27, 2022

Ukraine crisis: BBC tries to track down official bomb shelters in Kyiv


Ukrainian authorities have mapped out Kyiv's bomb shelters, but can the BBC's Sarah Rainsford find them?

Jan 27, 2022

Survivors and leaders mark Holocaust Memorial Day


Holocaust survivors and international leaders honour victims of the Nazis.

Jan 27, 2022

Dave Ryding on skiing gold: I never dreamed I'd win one


Dave "the Rocket" Ryding won Britain's first ever alpine skiing World Cup gold medal on Saturday.

Jan 27, 2022

Angel Lynn: Video shows woman's kidnap before head injury


Angel Lynn suffered severe head injuries when she fell from the vehicle she had been forced into.

Jan 27, 2022

Life under the Taliban: Yalda Hakim's journey back to Afghanistan


With access to the new Taliban government, Yalda Hakim travels back to Afghanistan to find out what the country is like under their rule.

Jan 27, 2022

NHS Tracker: How is the NHS in your area coping this winter?


Winter and Covid are putting the NHS under severe strain, find out what's happening in your area.

Jan 27, 2022

Jay Blades on how The Repair Shop supports his dyslexia


The presenter opens up about living with the learning difficulty in a new BBC documentary.

Jan 27, 2022

Rose Ayling-Ellis calls for British Sign Language recognition


More than 150,000 people use British Sign Language across the UK, with around 87,000 relying on it.

Jan 27, 2022

Face masks: What do Bury St Edmunds shoppers and retailers think?


As rules on face masks relax in many indoor settings in England, how do town centre shoppers feel?

Jan 27, 2022

Holocaust survivor: 'Those chosen to live got a number on their arm'


Arek Hersh speaks about his experience of arriving at Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Jan 27, 2022

The 100-year-old volunteer with no plans to stop


Meet Beryl, the 100-year-old volunteer who is still making drinks at Ealing Hospital.

Jan 27, 2022

Barry Cryer obituary: A life dedicated to laughter


He provided the words for many of Britain's top comedy acts and was on the stage and airwaves himself.

Jan 27, 2022

Covid vaccines: The unvaccinated NHS workers facing the sack


NHS staff explain why they have chosen not to have a Covid vaccine as the mandatory deadline looms.

Jan 27, 2022

My job: What it's like digging graves for a living


Mark Sealey, who has been in his job for more than 40 years, describes what the day-to-day involves.

Jan 27, 2022

What is the quantum apocalypse and should we be scared?


Security experts say a quantum computing leap could crack open all our secrets - so should we worry?

Jan 27, 2022

Burkina Faso coup: Return of the military strongmen to West Africa


Burkina Faso is the latest country to experience a coup in a region where democracy had seemed entrenched.

Jan 27, 2022

How streaming services left us with too much to watch


Multiple platforms streaming new TV shows and films risk leaving people overwhelmed by choice.

Jan 27, 2022

Viral videos, stoicism and stockpiling on Ukraine’s uneasy borders


With an estimated 100,000 Russian soldiers now on Ukraine's border, what do Ukrainians make of it all?

Jan 27, 2022

Forced adoption: 'My baby was taken'


Mothers like Lisa Rolland, who felt pressured to give up her baby, are being asked to tell their stories.

Jan 27, 2022

BBC Radio 3 to shine light on 'forgotten' composers


The station will premiere forgotten orchestral works by composers from diverse ethnic backgrounds.

Jan 27, 2022

Lampard in contention for Everton job after protests against Pereira appointment


Frank Lampard remains in contention for the Everton job as owner Farhad Moshiri holds off appointing the previously favoured Vitor Pereira.

Jan 27, 2022

Talks for Joshua to step aside from Usyk rematch to allow Fury unification fight break down


Tyson Fury is unlikely to fight Oleksandr Usyk next with both sides blaming the other for a breakdown in step-aside talks with Anthony Joshua.

Jan 27, 2022

England captain Morgan ruled out of remainder of Windies T20 series by injury


England captain Eoin Morgan will miss the final two matches of the Twenty20 series against the West Indies because of a thigh injury.

Jan 27, 2022

Exeter to drop Native American-themed branding this summer


Exeter Chiefs are to end their Native American-themed branding this summer after criticism over the use of the imagery.

Jan 27, 2022

Barty reaches first Australian Open final and faces American Collins


Ashleigh Barty becomes the first home player to reach the Australian Open women's singles final in 42 years and will play Danielle Collins on Saturday.

Jan 27, 2022

Man Utd's £19m winger Diallo to join Rangers on loan


Manchester United and Ivory Coast winger Amad Diallo signs for Rangers on a six-month loan amid "competition across Europe".

Jan 27, 2022

What are the Covid rules in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland?


Covid rules are being eased across all four nations of the UK.

Jan 27, 2022

Covid: What are the care home visiting rules and how are they changing?


Rules limiting care home visits are easing in England and Scotland.

Jan 27, 2022

What are the latest rules for face coverings and masks?


Masks are no longer compulsory in England, but are still recommended in some settings.

Jan 27, 2022

What Covid tests do I still need to travel abroad?


Fully vaccinated people travelling to the UK soon won't need to take Covid tests on or before arrival.

Jan 27, 2022

What are the Covid rules in schools and will they stay open this term?


Schools have reopened across the UK with a variety of Covid restrictions in place.

Jan 27, 2022

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


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

Jan 27, 2022

Should I be working from home now?


Scotland will follow England's example and lift its working from home guidance.

Jan 27, 2022

Covid passports: Where do I still need to use one?


Mandatory Covid passports have been scrapped in England and for some venues in Northern Ireland.

Jan 27, 2022

Covid: What are the social distancing rules?


Scotland and Wales are relaxing some of their restrictions around gatherings and mixing with others.

Jan 27, 2022

'I grew up in care alone - why did no-one tell me I had siblings?'


Ashley John-Baptiste grew up in care, unaware he had siblings. His new documentary is called Split Up in Care: Life Without Siblings.

Jan 27, 2022

Beijing 2022 vs 2008: Two Olympics and two very different Chinas


In 2022, the mood, the host government's attitude, and global expectations are all very different to 2008.

Jan 27, 2022

‘His voice became my constant companion’ – how Dan Johnson kept his dad’s memory alive


Dan Johnson's project capturing his father's voice made him consider the importance of preserving memories.

Jan 27, 2022

‘Hi, thanks for calling. Are you OK? How far away are you?’


A telephone helpline launched in Edinburgh is keeping people company when they walk home alone.

Jan 27, 2022

Finding love as a trans woman


Trans woman Daniella McDonald had bad experiences dating men until she met Josh - but thinks attitudes are slowly changing.

Jan 27, 2022

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