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Sir Keir Starmer's critics in Labour become increasingly vocal
02/03/2021 | news | politics | 1,139
The Labour leader is not being strident enough in opposition, two ex-shadow ministers say.
World Cup 2030 bid backed by government
02/03/2021 | sport | football | 872
Prime Minister Boris Johnson says it is the "right time" to bid to host the 2030 World Cup and the plan is backed by football associations across the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
Covid: Police facing 'greater hostility' when enforcing rules
01/03/2021 | news | uk | 653
Rule breaking is "incredibly frustrating" for officers, says chair of the South Wales Police Federation.
Letter demands action over 'UK nature in freefall'
01/03/2021 | news | science | 447
Wildlife experts urge the prime minister to step up action on the loss of species in the UK.
Wales beat England to take Triple Crown
27/02/2021 | sport | rugbyunion | 4,482
Wales take the Triple Crown with a bonus-point win against England after early controversy in their Six Nations match in Cardiff.
Senedd election: Labour pledges energy revolution for Wales
26/02/2021 | news | uk | 486
First Minister Mark Drakeford says "wind, water and wave" can be used to create jobs of the future.
Brexit: Welsh exports to Irish Republic 'hindered by wrong ink'
26/02/2021 | news | uk | 353
CBI Wales says authorities in the Irish Republic are "zealous" when checking goods coming in.
National Trust to plant blossom trees in cities
26/02/2021 | news | science | 596
The National Trust is planning to plant dozens of blossoming trees to create new green spaces.
Coronavirus: Public need 'home truths' on economy - Hammond
25/02/2021 | news | politics | 2,970
The ex-chancellor says Boris Johnson must "do the right thing", even if it means risking unpopularity.
Brexit: NI leaders at odds on Irish sea border meeting
24/02/2021 | news | uk | 3,543
Arlene Foster says the EU was 'tone-deaf' but Michelle O'Neill says the meeting was "constructive".
Heathrow passenger numbers fall to 1970s' levels
24/02/2021 | news | business | 1,068
Covid "devastated" air travel in 2020, the UK's largest airport says, as it sinks to a £2bn loss.
Lockdown: 'England has better vision for easing lockdown'
23/02/2021 | news | uk | 872
Pub landlord Paul Slater says he is frustrated at the lack of information from the Welsh Government.
Covid lockdown: 'We are burning through about £500,000 a day'
22/02/2021 | news | business | 1,509
The owner of PureGym says lockdown has been costing his business hundreds of thousands of pounds a day.
Flood prevention in Wales 'should be national priority'
22/02/2021 | news | uk | 190
Opposition politicians call for action after Wales was hit by flooding at the weekend.
Covid vaccines: Boris Johnson pledges surplus to poorer countries at G7
19/02/2021 | news | politics | 3,819
Boris Johnson is encouraging other rich countries to donate vaccine doses at a virtual G7 meeting.
Covid-19: Johnson still working on 'roadmap' to ease lockdown
19/02/2021 | news | politics | 1,617
Ministers will "crunch the numbers" over the weekend, amid pressure to reduce Covid restrictions.
UK to launch 'high risk' science agency
19/02/2021 | news | business | 1,117
The new agency will help "cement the UK's position as a science superpower", the government says.
Sir Keir Starmer: Savings scheme would boost UK's recovery post-Covid
18/02/2021 | news | politics | 6,966
The Labour leader says there can be "no return to business as usual" as he sets out post-Covid policies.
Covid in Scotland: Inadequate preparations for Covid, says watchdog
17/02/2021 | news | uk | 1,989
Audit Scotland say preparations for the pandemic could have been better but the NHS was not overwhelmed.
Covid-19: World's first human challenge trials to start in UK
17/02/2021 | news | health | 1,895
Healthy, young volunteers will be deliberately infected with a low dose of coronavirus.
Covid: Vaccine roll out rate can now 'fly' in Wales
15/02/2021 | news | uk | 524
It comes as research looks at whether jabs will become regular and routine like the flu.
Wetherspoons calls for pubs to reopen 'to save jobs'
15/02/2021 | news | business | 2,677
The chairman of the chain is calling for pubs to reopen at the same time as non-essential shops.
Lions Watch - who impressed this weekend?
15/02/2021 | sport | rugbyunion | 1,601
Wales wing Louis Rees-Zammit stakes his claim, while some leftfield candidates close in on the scrum-half and number eight vacancies...
England bounce back against Italy
13/02/2021 | sport | rugbyunion | 1,376
England find flashes of attacking flair to bounce back from last week's Scotland defeat and claim a 41-18 Six Nations victory against Italy.
Wales edge out 14-man Scots in thriller
13/02/2021 | sport | rugbyunion | 3,003
Wales edge out 14-man Scotland in a mesmeric thriller at Murrayfield to maintain their 100% start to their Six Nations campaign.
Covid: Wales 'first in UK to hit February vaccine target'
12/02/2021 | news | uk | 710
Everyone in top four priority groups will have been offered a Covid jab by Friday, ministers claim.
UK and EU hold 'frank but constructive' talks on NI trade rules
12/02/2021 | news | politics | 3,791
The two sides vow to implement the Northern Ireland Protocol and "address all outstanding issues".
Ford returns as Lawrence dropped
11/02/2021 | sport | rugbyunion | 1,691
George Ford, Courtney Lawes, Kyle Sinckler and Mako Vunipola all return to England's starting XV for Saturday's Six Nations match against Italy.
NHS reform: 'No better time than now' for changes, says Matt Hancock
11/02/2021 | news | health | 2,326
The aim is for health and social care to join up more, but Labour questions the timing of the move.
Williams back for injury-hit Wales
11/02/2021 | sport | rugbyunion | 773
Liam Williams returns after a ban to boost injury-hit Wales for Saturday's Six Nations encounter against Scotland in Edinburgh.
Royal Mail to keep on 10,000 temporary workers
11/02/2021 | news | business | 298
The postal service plans to retain many staff taken on over Christmas after deliveries hit record highs.
Wales' average house price tops £200k in 'race for space'
11/02/2021 | news | uk | 136
Lockdown had encouraged people to buy larger properties with bigger gardens, a building society says.
Brexit: DUP boycott Brexit discussion with Irish TDs
10/02/2021 | news | uk | 1,059
It comes as NI businesses tell MPs they need longer "grace periods" for Irish Sea border checks.
Free school meals in Wales: Labour backbenchers blast snub
10/02/2021 | news | uk | 74
A budget amendment would have seen free school meals extended to families receiving Universal Credit.
Covid in Wales: Early voting proposed if Senedd election delayed
09/02/2021 | news | uk | 437
It comes as the UK and Welsh governments disagree on whether early voting should take place.
Brexit: 'Under-loved' fish renamed for British tastes
09/02/2021 | news | uk | 2,354
The spider crab and megrim sole are to be rebranded to get rid of "negative connotations".
Climate change: New targets to eliminate Wales' gases
09/02/2021 | news | uk | 405
Changes could mean replacing gas boilers in homes and finding new ways to make steel without coal.
Covid: Boris Johnson 'very confident' in vaccines being used in UK
08/02/2021 | news | uk | 4,621
A small study suggests the AstraZeneca vaccine may be less effective against the South African variant.
Wales hold on to beat 14-man Ireland
07/02/2021 | sport | rugbyunion | 1,751
Wales overcome 14-man Ireland to win a tense 2021 Six Nations opener in Cardiff.
Scots end 38-year wait for Twickenham win
06/02/2021 | sport | rugbyunion | 4,000
Scotland claim a first win at Twickenham since 1983 as fly-half Finn Russell orchestrates a shock Six Nations victory against England.
Covid-19: Avoid 'setting dates' for lifting lockdown, scientist warns
06/02/2021 | news | uk | 1,952
Leaders should not be "driven by a calendar", says a scientist advising the government.
Covid: All over-50s in UK to be offered vaccine by May
05/02/2021 | news | uk | 3,840
Nearly 11 million people have already received a first jab against coronavirus.
Covid: Local elections to go ahead in England
05/02/2021 | news | politics | 1,827
Measures include asking voters to bring pens - but some councils fear it will be too difficult to organise.
Covid: Virus cases show clear signs of fall in most of UK
05/02/2021 | news | health | 1,881
The virus's reproduction, or R, number is estimated to be between 0.7 and 1.
Covid in Wales: Youngest to return to primary schools from 22 February
05/02/2021 | news | uk | 187
Three to seven-year-olds will return to class after 22 February, ministers are expected to confirm.
Bank of England: Economy to rebound strongly due to vaccine
04/02/2021 | news | business | 4,038
High Street banks are also told to prepare for the possibility that interest rates could fall below zero.
Covid: Don't ease lockdown restrictions too soon - Starmer
04/02/2021 | news | politics | 2,050
The Labour leader urges the PM not to repeat "the mistakes of last time," amid Tory calls for easing.
Covid: 'Society might not return to normal until 2022'
04/02/2021 | news | uk | 647
Prof Helen Rees, of the World Health Organization, warns original vaccines may become less effective.
Climate change: Boris Johnson 'risks humiliation' over coal mine
04/02/2021 | news | science | 1,032
A leading scientist warns Boris Johnson digging for coal undermines the UK's climate change efforts.
Covid: New Oxford vaccine 'ready by the autumn' to tackle mutations
03/02/2021 | news | health | 2,382
An improved jab that will be more effective against variants can be made quickly, says Oxford-AstraZeneca.
PM urges EU action to ease Brexit tensions in NI
03/02/2021 | news | politics | 5,194
The UK wrote to the bloc calling for lighter enforcement of rules as port staff face threats over checks.
Government 'painfully slow' on protecting environment
03/02/2021 | news | politics | 438
There are serious delays in tackling “critical” issues like air quality and wildlife loss, MPs say.
UK variant has mutated again, scientists say
02/02/2021 | news | health | 2,932
The Kent variant now dominant in the UK appears to be undergoing some "worrying" new changes.
Covid: 'Earlier lockdown in Wales could have saved more lives'
02/02/2021 | news | uk | 735
Health Minister Vaughan Gething says, with hindsight, different decisions would have been made.
Online gambling faces fresh restrictions
02/02/2021 | news | business | 245
A new package of measures is designed to make online casino games less intensive and safer.
Covid-19: UK orders extra 40m doses of Valneva vaccine
01/02/2021 | news | health | 2,018
Deliveries will come towards next winter when people may need to be revaccinated.
Covid: Wales' school return could start after half-term
29/01/2021 | news | uk | 1,065
Primary children may start a phased return to school next month if Covid rates continue to fall.
Covid: EU-AstraZeneca disputed vaccine contract made public
29/01/2021 | news | world | 14,137
The European Commission argues the drug-maker is failing to fulfil its promises on the Covid jab.
Coronavirus: Germany set to limit AstraZeneca jab to under-65s
28/01/2021 | news | world | 5,216
German vaccine officials say there is not enough data about the jab, which is widely used in the UK.
Coronavirus: Vaccinate teachers at half-term - Starmer
27/01/2021 | news | politics | 1,153
Labour calls for key workers to be added to the first phase of the vaccination programme.
Blades stun Man Utd at Old Trafford
27/01/2021 | sport | football | 3,296
Bottom-of-the-table Sheffield United cause a stunning upset with a Premier League victory over title-chasing Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Burnley fight back to beat Aston Villa
27/01/2021 | sport | football | 411
Chris Wood heads in a late winner as Burnley come from behind twice to beat Aston Villa in a thrilling Premier League match.
Covid: UK virus deaths exceed 100,000 since pandemic began
26/01/2021 | news | health | 2,612
Another 7,700 registered with coronavirus on the death certificate brings the total to nearly 104,000.
Covid: Highest weekly deaths in Wales since pandemic began
26/01/2021 | news | uk | 783
Total deaths involving Covid pass 6,000, including 467 in the week ending 15 January.
Hammers still improving - Moyes
26/01/2021 | sport | football | 691
West Ham David Moyes feels his side are improving but have "not scratched the surface yet" as they beat Crystal Palace to continue their flawless start to 2021.
Chelsea sack manager Lampard
25/01/2021 | sport | football | 4,805
Chelsea sack manager Frank Lampard after 18 months in charge, with former Paris St-Germain and Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel expected to replace him.
Covid vaccines: Not clear if Wales has hit over-80s target
25/01/2021 | news | uk | 693
Vaughan Gething says he will not know if the target was hit for another day or two.
Covid: Schools will be told of reopening plans 'as soon as we can'
25/01/2021 | news | uk | 6,101
Boris Johnson says he understands parents' frustrations but the infection rate is "still very high".
Gordon Brown: Trust has broken down in way UK is run
25/01/2021 | news | politics | 4,134
The UK's nations and regions are being treated as if they were "invisible", the former PM warns.
England complete win on dramatic day
25/01/2021 | sport | cricket | 725
England complete a thrilling victory on day four of the second Test against Sri Lanka to take the series 2-0.
Abraham hat-trick sees off Luton
24/01/2021 | sport | football | 618
Tammy Abraham's hat-trick earns Chelsea victory over Luton Town in the FA Cup fourth round to relieve some pressure from boss Frank Lampard.
Man Utd beat Liverpool in cup thriller
24/01/2021 | sport | football | 4,967
Bruno Fernandes comes off the bench to fire Manchester United past fierce rivals Liverpool in a pulsating FA Cup fourth-round tie.
Coronavirus: UK R number 'between 0.8 and 1'
22/01/2021 | news | health | 4,946
The UK's chief medical adviser warns that "a very small change and it could start taking off again".
Google threatens to withdraw search engine from Australia
22/01/2021 | news | world | 883
The tech giant says it will remove its main search function from Australia if it passes a new law.
Brexit: Nissan commits to keep making cars in Sunderland
22/01/2021 | news | business | 5,149
The Japanese car maker has told the BBC its Sunderland plant is secure for the long term.
Covid: Nearly 2m UK people got first Covid vaccine in last week
21/01/2021 | news | uk | 1,890
Around 200 vaccines are being given every minute, the health secretary tells the Commons.
Covid vaccine: 'Patience and perspective' needed in Wales
21/01/2021 | news | uk | 487
Wales has made a "very good start" on delivering jabs, a former chief medical officer says.
Coronavirus: Priti Patel says UK should have closed borders in March 2020
20/01/2021 | news | politics | 5,020
The home secretary has been recorded telling supporters she was an "advocate" of closures last year.
Covid vaccine: Priti Patel 'working to get jabs to front-line roles'
20/01/2021 | news | uk | 1,702
The PM says he wants them vaccinated "as soon as possible" but will listen to scientific advice.
Storm Christoph: Flood warnings in parts of England
20/01/2021 | news | uk | 1,405
Police in Greater Manchester and South Yorkshire say they are expecting flooding in their regions.
Covid vaccine 'delivered with increasing urgency' in Wales
19/01/2021 | news | uk | 1,325
Vaughan Gething says the challenge in Wales is "having enough infrastructure" to deliver the jabs.
Covid: UK records new daily high of 1,610 deaths
19/01/2021 | news | uk | 4,346
The total number of deaths within 28 days of a positive test during the pandemic is now above 90,000.
Covid vaccine: Health minister denies jabs being held back
18/01/2021 | news | uk | 3,795
Earlier the first minister said he did not want vaccinators "standing around with nothing to do".
Covid: Paramedic questioned job after being spat at
18/01/2021 | news | uk | 118
The Welsh Ambulance Service boss warns that difficult weeks lie ahead in Covid-19 fight.
Trampoline prices 'to soar 50% on shipping costs'
18/01/2021 | news | business | 1,202
The owner of a toy retailer says high transport costs may mean larger toys become more expensive.
Covid: Wales' new shop rules 'follow evidence of spread'
15/01/2021 | news | uk | 1,495
First Minister Mark Drakeford says there is "no doubt at all" Covid-19 is spreading in shops.
Covid-19: Early signs of lockdown restrictions working
15/01/2021 | news | health | 1,947
The R number in the UK is officially estimated at 1.2-1.3 as a further 1,280 deaths are reported.
Marcus Rashford and top chefs demand free school meals review
15/01/2021 | news | politics | 4,300
The footballer joins celebrities and campaigners to call for action in a letter to the prime minister.
Growing food: Call to give vegetable growers public cash
14/01/2021 | news | uk | 350
An alliance of food experts want more public funds to go towards Wales-grown produce.
Clean air: Coal burning ban and wet wood restrictions planned
13/01/2021 | news | uk | 977
A new clean air law could see burning house coal banned in Wales, and stricter rules on using wood fires.
Covid: Regional rules 'probably going to get tougher', says Boris Johnson
03/01/2021 | news | politics | 12,813
Boris Johnson says more areas may need tougher rules, as Labour urges England-wide curbs within 24 hours.
Who makes your Team GB women's football XI?
01/01/2021 | sport | football | 1,041
Select your Team GB women's football starting XI ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Brexit: New EU trade arrangements to begin after Parliament vote
31/12/2020 | news | politics | 6,478
The UK's hard-fought agreement with the EU is set to come into force at 23:00 GMT on Thursday.
Who needs what in January transfer window?
30/12/2020 | sport | football | 592
As the midway point of the season approaches, Phil McNulty looks at what each Premier League team might do in the transfer market.
Tougher job than we thought - Allardyce
29/12/2020 | sport | football | 1,199
Leeds demonstrate their attacking flair as they embarrass West Brom and leave Sam Allardyce searching for his first win as Albion boss.
Ten-man Villa beat Palace comfortably
26/12/2020 | sport | football | 576
Aston Villa's run of good form continues as they beat Crystal Palace despite playing for more than 45 minutes with 10 men after Tyrone Mings' sending off.
Man City see off Newcastle to go fifth
26/12/2020 | sport | football | 477
Manchester City comfortably see off Newcastle United to climb up to fifth in the Premier League table.
Brexit: Boris Johnson hails free trade deal with EU
24/12/2020 | news | politics | 11,428
The deal between the UK and EU ends months of arguments over business rules and fishing rights.
Covid: Sharp rises in infection levels in England, says ONS
24/12/2020 | news | health | 2,417
London now has the highest percentage of people testing positive in the UK, ONS figures suggest.
Brexit: Boris Johnson set to unveil trade deal with EU
24/12/2020 | news | politics | 5,448
Officials on both sides are hammering out the final details ahead of an expected announcement.
Brexit: EU-UK trade deal expected, as cabinet briefed
24/12/2020 | news | politics | 12,629
Officials continue to thrash out final details, after weeks of argument over fishing and business rules.
Covid-19: More areas of England could be moved to tier 4 restrictions
23/12/2020 | news | uk | 2,959
Ministers meet to discuss how to stem the spread of a new fast-spreading variant of the coronavirus.
Coronavirus: EU urges countries to lift UK travel bans
22/12/2020 | news | world | 3,766
Dozens of countries, alarmed by a new coronavirus variant, have suspended travel links with the UK.
Covid-19: Almost 3,000 lorries stuck in Kent as UK and France aim to restart freight
22/12/2020 | news | uk | 4,373
Politicians are in talks to resume freight, after France closed the border because of the new variant.
Covid-19: More than 40 countries ban UK arrivals
21/12/2020 | news | uk | 12,078
Spain and India are among the nations to suspend flights amid concern over spread of new variant.
School staff 'broken' by England's late Covid test plan
18/12/2020 | news | education | 4,025
Last minute plans for mass testing in England's secondary schools to be run by teachers anger staff.
Covid: 11,000 positive tests delayed in Welsh figures
17/12/2020 | news | uk | 1,021
Public Health Wales warns IT maintenance has led to "significant under-reporting" of cases.
'My season rail pass has risen £12,000 since 1997'
16/12/2020 | news | business | 674
Fares will rise more than expected next year, although the 2.6% increase will be delayed until March.
Brexit: 'Narrow path' in view for trade deal - EU chief
16/12/2020 | news | politics | 5,963
The president of the EU Commission says the "next few days" will be decisive for trade negotiations.
Covid vaccine: More than 130,000 vaccinated in UK in first week
16/12/2020 | news | health | 1,134
Health Minister Nadhim Zahawi says it is a "really good start" to the UK's programme.
Farming: ‘Radical’ changes set out in post-Brexit plan
16/12/2020 | news | uk | 129
Welsh Government says it is planning the biggest shake up of farming policy in Wales for a generation.
High death rate 'may be starting to fall'
15/12/2020 | news | health | 1,899
Total deaths in the UK have been 20% above normal in recent weeks, but that figure has now dropped.
Covid: Christmas coronavirus rules easing 'makes no sense'
14/12/2020 | news | uk | 1,444
Front-line staff warn relaxing rules for the festive period is not a "luxury" the NHS can afford.
Brexit: UK and EU restart trade talks after leaders' call
14/12/2020 | news | politics | 9,840
A final decision on a deal was expected on Sunday, but the two sides sent negotiators back to the table.
Brexit trade talks: UK and EU to 'go the extra mile' in effort to agree deal
13/12/2020 | news | politics | 12,651
Ursula von der Leyen says talks were "constructive", but Boris Johnson warns no deal is "most likely".
Brexit: UK-EU talks continue as Navy boats put on standby
12/12/2020 | news | politics | 5,580
Four Navy boats get ready to patrol UK fishing waters in event of no deal, as negotiations resume.
Covid: NAHT 'hopeful' Wales' schools will close for Christmas after Friday
10/12/2020 | news | uk | 144
NAHT expects schools in Wales to shut so children can isolate before seeing relatives at Christmas.
Brexit: 'Large gaps' remain after trade talks with Ursula von der Leyen
10/12/2020 | news | politics | 11,332
Sunday becomes the new deadline for a decision on trade talks, after the PM and EU chief meet in Brussels.
Covid in Wales: Record high case rates in half of council areas
09/12/2020 | news | uk | 982
Twelve council areas in Wales hit their highest Covid-19 case rates since the pandemic began.
Rich countries hoarding Covid vaccines, says People's Vaccine Alliance
09/12/2020 | news | health | 934
Poorer nations will miss out despite steps to ensure access is fair, campaigners warn.
Brexit: Boris Johnson to meet Ursula von der Leyen for trade deal talks
09/12/2020 | news | politics | 1,555
Boris Johnson will meet Ursula von der Leyen for talks over dinner, as time runs out to reach a trade deal.
Brexit: UK and EU reach deal on Northern Ireland border checks
08/12/2020 | news | politics | 3,425
The UK will drop plans to override the Brexit divorce deal, removing a potential obstacle to a trade deal.
Brexit: PM says 'sweet reason' can get UK and EU to trade deal
08/12/2020 | news | politics | 4,967
Boris Johnson says "hope springs eternal" ahead of a meeting with the European Commission president.
Brexit: Trade talks 'have reached critical stage'
07/12/2020 | news | politics | 9,859
The UK says it is still working for a deal, but the EU's mood is described as "gloomy".
Covid: Wales only part of UK without falling coronavirus rates
07/12/2020 | news | uk | 1,489
Welsh ministers are considering further action after the Christmas period as cases continue to rise.
England beat France in dramatic final
06/12/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 2,215
Owen Farrell finally finds his kicking boots to land a sudden-death penalty to subdue a stand-in France and win the Autumn Nations Cup at Twickenham.
Brexit stalemate: Boris Johnson and Ursula Von Der Leyen seek to break trade deal deadlock
05/12/2020 | news | politics | 8,914
EU and UK negotiators call in leaders in last ditch effort to secure a trade deal.
Covid-19: UK 'confident' of having 800,000 vaccine doses by next week
04/12/2020 | news | uk | 1,583
Alok Sharma says he expects the doses to arrive for the start of the UK's vaccination programme.
Virus levels falling across most of England, says ONS
04/12/2020 | news | health | 1,217
Infection levels are down among all age groups and all regions apart from one, data suggests.
Brexit: 'Prospect of breakthrough receding' in UK-EU talks
03/12/2020 | news | politics | 7,540
Talks continue, as a source tells the BBC that Brussels are "bringing new elements into the negotiation".
Brexit: It's nearly now or never for UK-EU trade deal
03/12/2020 | news | politics | 1,995
As pizza-fuelled talks continue into the night, there appears to be stuff worth chewing over.
Covid-19: Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine judged safe for use in UK
02/12/2020 | news | health | 5,840
The UK is the first country to approve the Pfizer vaccine - with 800,000 doses due to arrive soon.
Covid: Alcohol ban for Welsh pubs and restaurants from Friday
30/11/2020 | news | uk | 4,254
Pubs and restaurants will have to shut at 6pm and will not be able to serve alcoholic drinks.
Covid in Wales: Greater restrictions for pubs ahead of Christmas
27/11/2020 | news | uk | 1,429
Bowling alleys and indoor entertainment venues will also have to close under new restrictions.
Covid: Close schools early for Christmas, says union
27/11/2020 | news | uk | 227
There are fears Covid cases in schools may force children and teachers to self-isolate at Christmas.
R number for UK below 1 for first time since August
27/11/2020 | news | health | 3,211
Scientific advisers to the government estimate the coronavirus epidemic is no longer growing.
Royal Mail could save £225m by cutting Saturday post, regulator says
27/11/2020 | news | business | 436
The postal regulator says it could drop weekend letter deliveries and still meet people's needs.
Joelinton finding his strength - Bruce
27/11/2020 | sport | football | 465
Callum Wilson and Joelinton score in the final two minutes as Newcastle United beat Crystal Palace in the Premier League.
M4 congestion: Spend £800m on public transport, report says
26/11/2020 | news | uk | 529
A "workplace parking levy" and cheap tickets to encourage public transport use are also suggested.
Over-55s growing less satisfied with the BBC, Ofcom says
25/11/2020 | news | entertainment | 2,752
Satisfaction with the BBC among its most loyal audiences is showing "signs of waning", Ofcom says.
Burnley claim first league win of season
23/11/2020 | sport | football | 276
Burnley move out of the Premier League relegation zone after beating Crystal Palace at Turf Moor for their first win of the season.
Unemployment: Wales sees largest rise in rate across UK
10/11/2020 | news | uk | 201
The jobless rate for July to September in Wales leapt to 4.6%, an increase of 28,000.
Brexit: Government's bill suffers heavy House of Lords defeat
10/11/2020 | news | politics | 3,269
Peers vote overwhelmingly to remove a section that would allow ministers to break international law.
Covid vaccine: First 'milestone' vaccine offers 90% protection
09/11/2020 | news | health | 5,815
The vaccine is a "significant step" forward for getting life back to normal, but challenges remain.
UK's nuclear future to be decided at key meeting
09/11/2020 | news | business | 261
The government is committed to building nuclear power stations to decarbonise the UK's electricity.
Brexit: 'Significant differences remain' over trade deal
07/11/2020 | news | politics | 10,796
The PM and EU Commission president agree to "work hard" to reach a deal when talks resume on Monday.
Covid: Lockdown 'should continue for months' in Merthyr
06/11/2020 | news | uk | 845
A consultant says Merthyr Tydfil should not come out of lockdown "for weeks, even months".
Brexit: Watchdog warns of 'significant' border disruption
06/11/2020 | news | politics | 1,653
The National Audit Office says traders are unlikely to be ready for changes due from next January.
What now for Man Utd boss Solskjaer?
05/11/2020 | sport | football | 1,817
Demba Ba's goal in the win over Manchester United has been described as 'comical' and 'embarrassing' - so what now for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the latest loss?
Covid: MPs to vote on England's four-week lockdown
04/11/2020 | news | politics | 1,359
It comes as the head of NHS England says nearly 11,000 patients with Covid are now in hospital.
Covid: Destructive rules only current option, says Chris Whitty
03/11/2020 | news | politics | 1,060
England's chief medical officer defends lockdowns as a further 397 coronavirus deaths are recorded.
Covid: Cwm Taf Morgannwg reports 99 deaths linked to outbreaks
03/11/2020 | news | uk | 204
Health board bosses say the virus is stubborn and "very challenging".
Universities and colleges face Covid funding shortfalls
03/11/2020 | news | education | 154
Worries about overseas students, Covid and pensions are damaging university finances, says report.
Nigel Farage: Brexit Party to focus on fighting lockdown
02/11/2020 | news | politics | 5,227
The party leader applies to change its name to Reform UK, calling the PM's Covid response "woeful".
Covid: Wales faces a 'rising tide of poverty'
02/11/2020 | news | uk | 244
Nearly a quarter of people lived in poverty before the pandemic hit, a report says.
Covid-19: Ministers striving to avoid blanket rules - Raab
30/10/2020 | news | uk | 1,563
It comes amid calls from some scientists to introduce a strict national lockdown in England.
Covid: Merkel warns of 'long, hard winter' as lockdowns return
29/10/2020 | news | world | 949
Germany and France reintroduce strict measures amid dire warnings over rising Covid-19 cases.
Covid-19: Nearly 100,000 catching virus every day - study
29/10/2020 | news | health | 3,475
England is at a "critical stage" with infections doubling every nine days, a major analysis estimates.
Government won't cut 300,000 housing target - Robert Jenrick
29/10/2020 | news | politics | 45
Some Conservative MPs have criticised the government's housing plan as "ill-conceived".
Rashford caps special week with maiden hat-trick
29/10/2020 | sport | football | 1,093
Told to "stick to his football", Marcus Rashford scores a hat-trick for Manchester United in the Champions League thrashing of RB Leipzig.
Covid-19: 'Too early to say' what Christmas rules will be says minister
28/10/2020 | news | politics | 5,312
Environment Secretary George Eustice says people "may not be able to get together in larger groups".
Next sees online jump but store sales still down
28/10/2020 | news | business | 77
Next says future lockdowns of non-essential stores would cost it millions of pounds before Christmas.
Covid: Antibodies 'fall rapidly after infection'
27/10/2020 | news | health | 2,287
This is likely to mean immunity levels decline and raises the risk of reinfection, researchers say.
Covid: Don't let north get 'left behind' Tory MPs warn PM
27/10/2020 | news | uk | 3,025
More than 50 Tory MPs call for a "clear road map" out of lockdown restrictions for northern England.
HSBC says it could charge for current accounts
27/10/2020 | news | business | 458
The bank says it is considering charging for basic bank services after its profits dived 35%.
Wales lockdown: Tesco 'wrong' to say period products 'not essential'
26/10/2020 | news | uk | 4,380
It had cordoned off the aisle after a break-in, but told a customer it was due to lockdown rules.
Boots to offer 12-minute turnaround on Covid nasal swab test
26/10/2020 | news | health | 1,297
The £120 nasal swab test will be available to people not showing any symptoms.
Wales lockdown to start in bid to 'save lives not Christmas'
23/10/2020 | news | uk | 1,134
Pubs, restaurants and non-essential shops will shut when the 17-day lockdown starts at 18:00 BST.
Brexit: Trade talks continue as negotiators meet in London
23/10/2020 | news | politics | 5,938
The EU's Michel Barnier has warned "every day counts" ahead of December's deadline to reach a deal.
Transport for Wales rail services to be nationalised
22/10/2020 | news | uk | 1,125
Ministers step in to "stabilise the network and keep it running" as income plummets due to Covid.
New government Covid scheme to pay up to half of wages
22/10/2020 | news | business | 2,558
Chancellor Rishi Sunak increases support for firms and workers as lockdown restrictions spread.
Covid rules: Stoke, Coventry and Slough face tighter restrictions in tier 2
22/10/2020 | news | uk | 1,545
In all of these areas the infection rate is over 100 per 100,000 people, the health secretary says.
Planners 'must prepare' for weather extremes - Met Office
22/10/2020 | news | science | 285
The Met Office is launching a tool to help planners prepare for further weather extremes.
Tory MPs attack celebrity free school meal campaigners
21/10/2020 | news | education | 2,149
MPs voted against a proposal to extend free school meals over the school holidays until Easter 2021.
Boris Johnson blames London mayor for TfL 'bankruptcy' before Covid-19
21/10/2020 | news | uk | 960
Sadiq Khan has responded to Boris Johnson's allegation by calling the prime minister "a liar".
Brexit: UK 'ready to welcome EU' to continue trade talks
21/10/2020 | news | politics | 2,369
The two chief negotiators for a post-Brexit trade deal spoke on the phone earlier on Wednesday.
Brexit: Trade talks are back on - but what's changed?
21/10/2020 | news | world | 311
The UK's big walkout - and the EU's tough talking - had more than a hint of political theatre.
Covid: Starmer attacks 'miserly' Johnson in Covid cash row
21/10/2020 | news | politics | 1,065
The Labour leader accuses the PM of "grubby" deals with struggling regions after Manchester stand-off.
'We didn't have exact measures' in place for Covid says ex-civil service head
21/10/2020 | news | politics | 2,091
Lord Sedwill, former civil service head, talks to the BBC about coronavirus, Dominic Cummings and Donald Trump.
Covid: Redundancy warning in lockdown appeal to Treasury
20/10/2020 | news | uk | 645
First Minister says the Welsh Government's lockdown could lead to job losses without UK help.
Covid: Greater Manchester facing 'winter of hardship' without support - Burnham
20/10/2020 | news | uk | 2,781
Greater Manchester's mayor says more financial help is needed as the region is set to enter tier three rules.
'Russell best 10 in France for decade'
20/10/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 609
He's the best fly-half in France, but Gregor Townsend is still the boss... Johnnie Beattie discusses Finn Russell's return to Scotland.
Covid: Call to cut VAT for beauty businesses 'to survive'
20/10/2020 | news | uk | 27
There are calls for the beauty sector to have a VAT cut to match the hospitality sector.
Covid: Wales to go into 'firebreak' lockdown from Friday
19/10/2020 | news | uk | 5,113
People in Wales told to stay home from Friday, with pubs and restaurants ordered to close.
Covid lockdown: Wales poised for decision on circuit-breaker
19/10/2020 | news | uk | 1,134
The Welsh Government is expected to announce its decision on a "firebreak" lockdown later.
'Pilot universal basic income and shorter working weeks in Wales'
19/10/2020 | news | uk | 345
A policy influencer says the next Welsh Government should also pilot a universal basic income.
Covid-19: Firms warn of 'catastrophic' impact of new coronavirus rules
18/10/2020 | news | business | 265
More financial support is needed to avoid mass redundancies and closures, businesses say.
Brexit: Trade talks with the EU are over, says No 10
17/10/2020 | news | politics | 17,913
"No point" in further discussions with the EU unless it changes course, Downing Street says.
Covid: Andy Burnham holding the government 'over a barrel', says Raab
16/10/2020 | news | uk | 2,458
Do "the right thing" and accept tougher rules, the foreign secretary urges Greater Manchester's mayor.
Covid alert level: London, Essex, York and other areas moving to Tier 2
15/10/2020 | news | uk | 3,335
Millions of people face more restrictions from Saturday, including a ban on households mixing indoors.
Covid: Wales to ban people coming from UK hotspots
14/10/2020 | news | uk | 2,844
People from areas with high coronavirus rates will be banned from travelling to Wales from Friday.
Covid: Circuit breaker preparations under way in Wales
14/10/2020 | news | uk | 616
But an expert says the move would be "doomed to failure" and bring "cost without benefit".
Covid-19: Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer calls for circuit breaker
13/10/2020 | news | uk | 592
Sir Keir Starmer says the government has lost control of coronavirus, as daily deaths rise to 143.
Covid: Sage scientists called for short lockdown weeks ago
13/10/2020 | news | uk | 2,515
The government took "robust action" at the time, such as the rule of six, a cabinet minister says.
De Bruyne tips England for major titles
10/10/2020 | sport | football | 807
Belgium's Kevin de Bruyne says England should be contenders at next year's European Championship and the 2022 World Cup.
Brexit: Trade negotiators meet, as deadline looms
09/10/2020 | news | politics | 3,062
The EU and UK still disagree on important issues, but Downing Street calls talks in London "useful".
Covid-19: New restrictions to be announced for parts of England 'within days' - Jenrick
08/10/2020 | news | uk | 1,943
Minister Robert Jenrick did not rule out closing pubs and restaurants in the worst-affected areas.
Concern over Covid transmission in Wales' pubs
08/10/2020 | news | uk | 466
It follows a spike of 33 cases linked to a workingmen's club and another venue in a village.
PM challenged to publish 10pm pub closure evidence
07/10/2020 | news | politics | 3,211
Labour's Sir Keir Starmer says the early closing time in England must be reviewed if it isn't justified.
Covid in Scotland: Tighter restrictions on Scottish pubs expected
07/10/2020 | news | uk | 1,309
The new rules are likely to be focused on licensed premises in areas with higher levels of the virus.
Tesco profits surge as online orders double
07/10/2020 | news | business | 335
Profits jumped as people bought more food during lockdown, but clothing sales fell almost 20%.
September was world's 'hottest on record'
07/10/2020 | news | science | 1,300
Scientists say it is a clear indication of temperatures rising because of emissions from our society.
Councils warning on plan to relax developer rules
07/10/2020 | news | politics | 217
A local government group says exempting small sites from affordable housing rules is a "huge concern".
Johnson lays out vision of post-Covid UK
06/10/2020 | news | politics | 5,653
The prime minister says he wants to build a "new Jerusalem" but warns the UK cannot return to "normal".
Lloyd and Sheedy named in Wales squad
06/10/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 375
Bristol pair Callum Sheedy and Ioan Lloyd are among seven uncapped players named in the Wales autumn squad.
Welsh councils hit for £325m during pandemic
06/10/2020 | news | uk | 38
The spending watchdog says councils face millions in increased costs and lost income.
Boris Johnson urged to 'save outdoor education'
05/10/2020 | news | education | 129
Outdoor centres warn coronavirus rules mean they cannot reopen and could fold.
West Ham end Leicester's 100% winning start
04/10/2020 | sport | football | 556
West Ham pick up where they left off against Wolves last weekend with another impressive display to end Leicester's 100% winning start to the season.