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Coronavirus: Key evidence on opening schools revealed

bbc - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 22:00
Sources say any risk to pupils is very small but any activity outside the home has risk.

Coronavirus: Eavesdropping on a W1A lockdown Zoom meeting

bbc - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 21:26
The cast and writer of W1A have reunited for a one-off Zoom meeting to "cheer people up" during lockdown.

Hong Kong: Pompeo condemns China’s law as ‘death knell’ for freedoms

bbc - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 21:19
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the law would be a “death knell” for Hong Kong’s special freedoms.

Coronavirus: Where do governments borrow money?

bbc - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 21:17
How does it work when a government wants to borrow money, and when does it have to pay it back?

Coronavirus restrictions: Scotland urged to 'stick with' lockdown rules

bbc - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 21:11
Nicola Sturgeon says that the existing rules and stay at home message remain in place over the bank holiday weekend.

Coronavirus: Police 'fighting losing battle' with campers

bbc - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 21:08
Overnight stays away from home remain banned despite the easing of the lockdown rules, police warn.

Royal Ascot 2020: Organisers announce revamped schedule for proposed meeting

bbc - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 20:01
Ascot announces its order of running for June's proposed Royal Meeting, which will be held behind closed doors.

Coronavirus: Will £4bn Parliament refurbishment be scrapped?

bbc - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 18:34
A major rethink aimed at cutting costs is under way, but some MPs fear the project will be shelved.

Hong Kong security law: What is it and is it worrying?

bbc - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 18:27
A simple guide to the new national security law China has proposed in Hong Kong and why it matters.

Tony Slattery 'moved' by reaction to documentary

bbc - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 17:39
What's the Matter with Tony Slattery? tackled depression, addiction, abuse, love and comedy.

Coronavirus: Children half as likely to catch it, review finds

bbc - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 17:28
The findings will feed into the debate around the safety of re-opening schools.

Tenet: Trailer for Christopher Nolan film arrives minus release date

bbc - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 17:18
Christopher Nolan's time-bending action espionage film was launched on the video game Fortnite.

Theo Paphitis: ‘Retail will never, ever be the same again’

bbc - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 17:11
Entrepreneur and ex-Dragons' Den star Theo Paphitis talks to the BBC about how coronavirus has hit retail.

Virgil van Dijk: Vincent Kompany says Liverpool defender Premier League's best ever

bbc - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 17:09
Former Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany tells Football Focus why he thinks Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk is the Premier League's best ever defender and a worthy title winner.

Pakistan International Airlines passenger plane crashes in Karachi

bbc - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 17:05
A PIA jet crashes in a residential area on a flight from Lahore, with more than 100 on board.

Coronavirus in Africa: Ghana WW2 veteran in Covid-19 fundraiser

bbc - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 16:53
Private Joseph Hammond is fundraising for frontline workers and vulnerable veterans across Africa.

AC Milan and Inter Milan's San Siro 'can be demolished' for new 60,000 stadium, says Italy's heritage authority

bbc - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 16:38
AC Milan and Inter Milan's plans for a new stadium are boosted as no objection is given to the demolition of the 94-year-old San Siro.

UK borrowing at record high as virus cost soars in April

bbc - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 16:23
The government borrowed £62bn in April - the highest monthly figure since records began.

Mortgage payment holiday extended for further three months

bbc - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 16:16
The Treasury cautions that borrowers should continue to pay their mortgages if they are able.

Northern and southern hemisphere nations in talks to align world calendar

bbc - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 15:55
Sanzaar and the Six Nations - which represent the biggest 10 international teams in world rugby - are working together to align the global calendar.