News

  1. UK employment falls by biggest amount in over a decade

    Employment decreased by 220,000 between April and June, with younger and older workers worst hit.
  2. Debenhams to cut 2,500 more jobs amid pandemic

    This is on top of the 4,000 announced since May, meaning the retailer will have cut a third of its staff.
  3. Coronavirus: Test and trace system 'successful', says health minister

    Health minister Edward Argar says it is "evolving and flexing", amid plans to cut 6,000 contact tracers.
  4. Celtic & Aberdeen's Scottish Premiership games off after Covid breach

    Celtic and Aberdeen have their next two Scottish Premiership matches postponed after their players broke lockdown rules.
  5. Scottish pupils return to classrooms after lockdown

    Physical distancing among students is not required but hand sanitisers and one-way systems is the norm.
  6. Coronavirus: Putin says vaccine has been approved for use

    The Russian president says the vaccine has passed all the required checks but experts are sceptical.
  7. Facial recognition use by South Wales Police ruled unlawful

    Ed Bridges, 37, from Cardiff, brought a legal challenge after having his image captured twice.
  8. Belarus election: Opposition leader Tikhanovskaya fled 'for sake of her children'

    Svetlana Tikhanovskaya is in Lithuania after disputing election results she says were rigged.
  9. Stilton drives wedge between UK-Japan Brexit deal

    Stil-tons to do as talks over blue cheese become an unlikely obstacle to a post-Brexit trade agreement.
  10. Cambridge's Dutch roundabout damaged by hit-and-run driver

    The £2.3m Dutch-style roundabout was the scene of a crash the day before it officially opened.
  11. Stunning 'reverse waterfall' filmed near Sydney

    Wild weather on the New South Wales coast in Australia has blown waterfalls upstream.
  12. Newry boy has part of gut removed after swallowing magnets

    The tiny ball magnets can cause life-threatening sepsis when lodged in a child's intestines.
  13. In pictures: Spectacular storms light up England skies

    Overnight thunderstorms lit up the skies around England and more are forecast this week.
  14. Coronavirus: Does your mask need an upgrade?

    Designer Anne Sophie Cochevelou decorates her face coverings with anything from Barbies to Pokemon toys.
  15. Having sex safely in the summer of coronavirus

    Using face coverings and not kissing is also recommended by the Terrence Higgins Trust.
  16. Jack Leslie: Black footballer statue campaign reaches goal

    A statue for Jack Leslie who was dropped by England in 1925 will stand outside Home Park in Plymouth.
  17. Sam Fender starts Gosforth Park socially-distanced gigs

    Sam Fender kicks off a series of concerts where audience members have their own viewing platforms.
  18. Beirut explosion: 'Who could replace her?'

    Sahar Fares, a firefighter medic, was called to the scene of a fire. She died in blast that followed.
  19. South Africa: Gabola church 'connects with God by drinking alcohol'

    South Africa's Gabola church believes in connecting with God by consuming alcohol.
  20. Fixing the scars of Beirut's explosion

    A plastic surgeon is offering free surgery to people like Romy, who was driving near the port when the blast hit.
  21. Menstrual health and mentoring in Nepal lockdown

    Volunteers have delivered hygiene packs to women and girls to help overcome barriers during lockdown.
  22. Gay conversion therapy: ‘It made me feel broken’

    Organisations promoting the idea that sexuality can be changed argue their practices are ethical but Boris Johnson wants to ban the practice.
  23. Unemployment rate: How many people are out of work?

    The number of people claiming benefits has surged, but the unemployment rate has barely moved. Why?
  24. 'A Hinge date saved my life' and other cancer dating stories

    Dating during lockdown is hard enough in 2020, but how do you deal with it when cancer is in the mix too?
  25. Who rescues migrants in the Channel?

    The number of migrants crossing the English Channel is increasing, but who is responsible for them?
  26. Missing Cryptoqueen: Why did the FCA drop its warning about the OneCoin scam?

    A decision to delete an online alert was exploited by those promoting the multi-billion-pound crime.
  27. Unemployment in the pandemic: 'It's hard to stay positive'

    The government's furlough scheme has stopped unemployment surging, but that may be changing.
  28. Belarus: Five things you may not know about the country

    The country's election has put Belarus back into the headlines but what do you know about the country?
  29. English Channel migrants: Where they're from and what they're escaping

    Migrants are coming from some of the world's most chaotic parts with hopes of a new life in the UK.
  30. How coronavirus and finances affect elite British sportswomen

    A fifth of elite British sportswomen believe they may have to give up their sport because of coronavirus - here are some dilemmas they face.
  31. New rules inside the Champions League bubble - from laundry to urine tests

    Players involved in the Champions League 'final eight' have lots of new rules to follow - here are some of the more specific and interesting ones.
  32. Selby beats Robertson to reach last four of Worlds

    Three-time champion Mark Selby reaches the World Championship semi-finals with an emphatic victory over Neil Robertson.
  33. Champions League quarter-finals: Pick your favourite last-eight tie

    What are your favourite Champions League last-eight ties? We've looked back and picked out a top 10 for you to choose your favourite.
  34. London 2012: Mo Farah gold and bronze for Tom Daley - relive day 15

    Britain's Mo Farah claims his second gold with a stunning win in the 5,000m and Tom Daley takes bronze in the pool - relive the best of London 2012 day 15.
  35. Athletes afraid to speak out on 'culture of abuse' - Minichiello

    Athletes are afraid to speak out about a culture of abuse because they fear not being selected or losing funding, says coach Toni Minichiello.
  36. What is redundancy, who can be made redundant and what are my rights?

    As thousands of job losses owing to coronavirus are announced, here is a guide to your financial entitlements.
  37. Coronavirus: Will schools fully reopen for the new term?

    Schools are set to go back for the autumn term, but scientists say society may have to make trade-offs.
  38. Coronavirus: How can I use the 'eat out to help out scheme'?

    Thousands of venues are taking part in a discounting scheme to help boost the hospitality industry.
  39. How will I get my A-level, GCSE or BTEC exam results this year?

    Exams in the UK were cancelled this year, but how are students learning their results?
  40. Coronavirus: What are the UK travel quarantine rules?

    Belgium, Bahamas and Andorra are the latest places from where people must quarantine on arriving in the UK.
  41. Coronavirus: What happens when the furlough scheme ends?

    Almost 10 million people have accessed the scheme, which closes in October.
  42. Coronavirus pandemic: Tracking the global outbreak

    Key charts and maps explaining how the respiratory virus has spread around the world.
  43. Coronavirus: What is a second wave and is one coming?

    What are second waves and how big a problem are they?
  44. Coronavirus symptoms: What are they and how do I protect myself?

    A new continuous cough and fever are also symptom,s but how do you know what to look for?
  45. When does the stamp duty holiday end?

    The government has announced changes to stamp duty to help cut costs for anyone buying a home.
  46. Coronavirus: What are the risks of opening schools?

    Children seem to be at low risk from the disease, but can they still spread it?
  47. Coronavirus: What are the UK's travel rules and which countries can you visit?

    New rules mean people entering the UK from certain countries will not have to quarantine.
  48. Europe lockdown: New coronavirus rules country by country

    What are European countries doing to control new coronavirus outbreaks?
  49. Coronavirus in the UK: How many confirmed cases are there in your area?

    Key graphics explaining how coronavirus has spread in the UK and the government's response.
  50. Coronavirus immunity: Can you catch it twice?

    Immunity is the crucial question and understanding it will tell us how the pandemic will end.
  51. Coronavirus: What am I allowed to do in the hot weather this weekend?

    Hot weather is expected across the UK this weekend, but how do you stay within the rules?
  52. Coronavirus: Where can I now go on holiday in the UK?

    Where can I go and what can do on a holiday in the UK?
  53. Coronavirus: What are the new lockdown rules for Preston and other areas?

    Preston has become the latest place to impose restrictions. But how does a local lockdown work?
  54. Coronavirus: What are social distancing and self-isolation rules?

    Social distancing and lockdown rules are changing in England - but what can you now do?
  55. Coronavirus: Can I get travel insurance and what are my travel rights?

    As quarantine rules are relaxed, holidays are back on the agenda
  56. Coronavirus: How to stay cool in a face mask as hot UK weather forecast

    Temperatures are forecast to top 30C in some parts of the UK this weekend. Perhaps it is not the time you want to be partially covering your face.