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Councils throw 1 June schools plan into doubt
21/05/2020 | news | education | 572
A snap-shot survey of councils in England reveals only a minority are advising schools to reopen on 1 June.
50,000 deaths in the UK’s coronavirus epidemic
11/05/2020 | news | health | 2,964
Official statistics show a large increase in the number of UK deaths above the expected level.
Workers 'should not return to unsafe workplaces'
10/05/2020 | news | business | 2,459
Union boss Len McCluskey says workers should not be "pressured" as lockdown measures start to ease.
Coronavirus has 'dramatic' impact on film industry
06/05/2020 | news | uk | 37
Twenty-five film and TV productions have been halted in Northern Ireland due to the pandemic
UK first European country to pass 30,000 deaths
06/05/2020 | news | uk | 3,919
The UK records a further 649 deaths, taking the total number of coronavirus deaths to 30,076.
UK coronavirus death toll higher than Italy's
05/05/2020 | news | uk | 5,283
The figure of 29,427 deaths is "a massive tragedy", the foreign secretary says, but steers clear of comparisons.
Daily 100,000 tests target 'likely' to be hit
30/04/2020 | news | uk | 1,052
But the target is just a "stepping stone" to more testing, Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick says.
Do British people still accept the lockdown?
30/04/2020 | news | uk | 3,284
Many say they would be uncomfortable leaving home even if restrictions were lifted.
NHS sets out six-week plan for 'return to normal'
30/04/2020 | news | health | 779
Urgent services should return to pre-Covid-19 levels, a letter to local trusts and GPs says.
UK coronavirus deaths pass 26,000
29/04/2020 | news | uk | 2,512
The foreign secretary says the figure is not a "sudden surge", as it includes retrospective deaths.
Coronavirus: Premier League clubs committed to completing season
17/04/2020 | sport | football | 1,756
Finishing the season in a 40-day window was one of the scenarios discussed at a Premier League meeting on Friday.
Virus tests expanded to more public service staff
17/04/2020 | news | uk | 2,589
Capacity is rising "sharply" but fewer NHS staff than expected are coming forward, Matt Hancock says.
Ventilator built by Airbus and F1 approved for use
16/04/2020 | news | business | 905
About 1,500 of the adapted devices will be made each week by the start of May, developers say.
Social distancing needed 'until vaccine found'
16/04/2020 | news | uk | 3,249
Scientists say "significant" measures should stay for some time, with the UK lockdown set to continue.
Premier League season: What should happen next? BBC pundits have their say
15/04/2020 | sport | football | 2,404
A festival of football and average points are among the suggestions for getting the Premier League season finished - BBC pundits explore the options.
One in five deaths now linked to coronavirus
14/04/2020 | news | health | 4,641
Coronavirus prompts spike in mortality with data showing weekly deaths have hit a record high.
Government agrees emergency funding deal with Bank
09/04/2020 | news | business | 2,103
The government is set to borrow billions of pounds from its emergency Bank of England overdraft.
Public urged to follow 'mission-critical' rules
05/04/2020 | news | uk | 8,300
The health secretary criticised "unbelievable" behaviour after people packed into sunny public parks.
Premier League clubs to consult players on 30% wage cut as resumption delayed
03/04/2020 | sport | football | 2,831
Premier League clubs will ask players to take a 30% wage cut as it is announced the season will not resume from 30 April.
'Stay at home' plea as Easter holiday looms
03/04/2020 | news | uk | 1,407
Warm weather is expected but the coronavirus lockdown remains in place, authorities warn.
First coronavirus field hospital opens in London
03/04/2020 | news | uk | 3,001
It comes as the Queen will address the nation on Sunday, as the number of deaths rises to 3,602.
NI 'too slow' on virus testing, says O'Neill
03/04/2020 | news | uk | 959
The deputy first minister's criticism of the health minister exposes political tensions.
Hancock aims for 100,000 tests a day by May
02/04/2020 | news | uk | 2,889
Just over 10,000 people were tested in the UK on Wednesday, as coronavirus deaths rose to 2,921.
Wimbledon cancelled due to coronavirus - where does that leave tennis in 2020?
01/04/2020 | sport | tennis | 805
Wimbledon is cancelled for 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic - so where does that leave tennis for the rest of the year?
Edinburgh festivals cancelled due to coronavirus
01/04/2020 | news | uk | 745
The Edinburgh Fringe and four other major cultural festivals in the city will not take place this year.
Supermarkets scrap some product restrictions
31/03/2020 | news | business | 2,699
Aldi, Morrisons, Waitrose and Asda ease limits on how many of some individual items people can buy.
F1 team helps to create coronavirus breathing aid
29/03/2020 | news | health | 1,123
Thousands of the devices, which deliver oxygen to the lungs without needing a ventilator, could be made.
Things to get worse before getting better, PM says
28/03/2020 | news | politics | 5,154
Measures to target coronavirus may get tougher, Boris Johnson says in letter sent to every UK home.
UK wary of international market for ventilators
28/03/2020 | news | uk | 1,490
The UK is avoiding buying from middlemen as prices rocket amid feverish global trading conditions.
'Mix-up' over EU ventilator scheme
26/03/2020 | news | politics | 4,482
Labour demands an "urgent explanation" from ministers over why they did not join EU equipment plan.
New Tube restrictions to stop non-essential trips
25/03/2020 | news | uk | 888
London mayor Sadiq Khan said the number of Tube passengers fell by a third on Wednesday.
PM thanks 500,000 who have signed up to help NHS
25/03/2020 | news | uk | 2,948
The role of volunteers will be "absolutely crucial" in fighting coronavirus, says Boris Johnson.
UK construction workers fear for their safety
24/03/2020 | news | business | 2,142
Pressure is growing on government to act to protect construction workers against the coronavirus risk.
Stay at home to stay safe, 1.5 million advised
21/03/2020 | news | uk | 6,986
They will be advised to stay at home for 12 weeks, as the UK's death total reaches 281.
VAR in Premier League: Frank Lampard questions video assistant referee after more controversy
22/02/2020 | sport | football | 1,302
VAR caused controversy in the Premier League on Saturday, with Chelsea boss Frank Lampard saying there is 'another huge question mark' over the technology.
No visas for low-skilled workers, government says
18/02/2020 | news | politics | 7,269
Ministers urge firms to stop relying on "cheap labour", but critics warn of damage to the economy.
Fianna Fáil largest party but Sinn Féin celebrate
10/02/2020 | news | world | 3,096
The final results of the Irish general election show Fianna Fáil on 38 seats, one ahead of Sinn Féin.