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Quarantine plans for UK arrivals unveiled
22/05/2020 | news | uk | 4,734
From 8 June, people arriving in the UK must self-isolate for 14 days - but some workers will be exempt.
Mortgage payment holiday extended for three months
22/05/2020 | news | business | 696
The Treasury cautions that borrowers should continue to pay their mortgages if they are able.
NHS fees to be scrapped for overseas health staff
21/05/2020 | news | politics | 2,759
NHS staff and care workers from abroad are to be exempt, as Labour calls it "the right thing to do".
Scottish lockdown easing to begin next week
20/05/2020 | news | uk | 4,311
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon unveils a four-phase "route map" aimed at relaxing the coronavirus restrictions.
Track and trace system in place from June - PM
20/05/2020 | news | uk | 4,494
It comes as Labour accuses the government of leaving a "huge hole" in the UK's coronavirus defences.
Huge rise in Scots claiming unemployment benefit
19/05/2020 | news | uk | 476
It is thought about 75,000 more people in Scotland claimed unemployment benefit in April, the first full month of lockdown.
Borussia Dortmund 4-0 Schalke: Haaland scores in Dortmund win on Bundesliga return
16/05/2020 | sport | football | 1,289
Erling Braut Haaland scores for Borussia Dortmund as they mark the return of the Bundesliga during the coronavirus outbreak with a convincing derby win over Schalke.
We owe it to children to open schools - Williamson
16/05/2020 | news | uk | 5,304
The education secretary acknowledges some parents are "very anxious" about schools reopening in England.
League Two clubs vote to end season, but League One teams fail to decide
15/05/2020 | sport | football | 1,153
The League Two season is brought to an early conclusion after talks between clubs and the English Football League.
Sturgeon: Scots 'need to get some normality back'
15/05/2020 | news | uk | 879
The first minister says people "can't live like this forever" as she hints that minor lockdown changes could come next week.
Coronavirus infection 'R' rate in UK creeps up
15/05/2020 | news | health | 4,837
The figure is now much closer to one - the point at which the virus starts spreading rapidly.
Reopening NHS services must be safe, unions say
14/05/2020 | news | uk | 611
Hospitals face another "crucial test" when outpatient clinics and operations resume, health unions say.
Foreign holiday season 'likely to be cancelled'
12/05/2020 | news | business | 3,665
Health Secretary Matt Hancock says "big, lavish international holidays" are unlikely this summer.
Morrisons cuts petrol price to below £1 a litre
11/05/2020 | news | business | 438
It is the first time a national chain has sold petrol in the UK at this price since February 2016.
'Project Restart': Premier League facing decisive week over season resumption
11/05/2020 | sport | football | 1,486
The Premier League is set for a decisive few days in establishing whether it is possible to resume and complete the current season.
Jury trials to resume in England and Wales
11/05/2020 | news | uk | 99
They will resume next week at selected courts, including the Old Bailey, with social distancing rules.
Sturgeon: Stay at home message remains in Scotland
10/05/2020 | news | uk | 1,129
The first minister says the message in Scotland remains the same after the prime minister urged people to "stay alert".
Steve Parish: Crystal Palace chairman says Project Restart may fail
10/05/2020 | sport | football | 1,550
Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish says that unless Premier League clubs can find a way to stage matches soon, it may be a “very, very extended period” before it returns.
UK 'to bring in 14-day air passenger quarantine'
08/05/2020 | news | business | 9,501
An airline industry body says it has been told coronavirus quarantining will start from the end of May.
More substitutes and option to stop VAR when football season resumes
08/05/2020 | sport | football | 2,359
Teams will be allowed to use five substitutes when the season resumes after a Fifa proposal to help with fixture congestion was approved.
'Catastrophic mistake' to change lockdown message
07/05/2020 | news | uk | 2,437
Nicola Sturgeon extends the coronavirus lockdown in Scotland and says the stay at home message should remain in place.
Bank of England warns of sharp UK recession
06/05/2020 | news | business | 5,332
Bank head Andrew Bailey tells the BBC there will be no quick return to normality after the hit to jobs and income.
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.
England bad at penalties? Think again - say the Germans
06/05/2020 | sport | football | 222
New scientific research, from Germany of all places, suggests English footballers are actually good at spot-kicks.
Rick Parry: English Football League clubs face '£200m hole' by September
05/05/2020 | sport | football | 758
English Football League chairman Rick Parry says the season needs to be concluded before 31 July and that clubs face a "£200m hole".
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.
Premier League: Under 45-minute halves an option, says PFA chief Gordon Taylor
05/05/2020 | sport | football | 1,968
Professional Footballers' Association chief executive Gordon Taylor says halves of less than 45 minutes are being considered when football resumes.
Nightingale Hospital in London placed on standby
04/05/2020 | news | health | 1,815
The hospital will no longer be taking patients in the coming days - but could be used again if needed.
McDonald's to start delivery-only reopening
01/05/2020 | news | business | 749
The fast food chain will reopen 15 outlets, serving a limited menu that won't include breakfast.
UK past the peak of coronavirus, says PM
30/04/2020 | news | uk | 3,304
Boris Johnson says he will set out a plan next week on the economy, schools and transport beyond lockdown.
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.
EnQuest signals 500 North Sea redundancies
29/04/2020 | news | uk | 123
Oil and gas operator EnQuest says it expects to make about 530 redundancies in the North Sea.
US economy shrinks at fastest rate since 2008
29/04/2020 | news | business | 1,114
The head of America's central bank warns the economy will need more support.
British Airways set to cut up to 12,000 jobs
28/04/2020 | news | business | 1,093
BA boss Alex Cruz says air travel will take years to recover from the coronavirus crisis.
Millions more to be eligible for coronavirus tests
28/04/2020 | news | uk | 1,429
Staff and residents of care homes in England, and over-65s, can now be tested, the health secretary says.
Scottish government suggests covering face in shops
28/04/2020 | news | uk | 2,712
Nicola Sturgeon says there may be "some benefit" in wearing a cloth face covering in enclosed areas.
Property sales worth £82bn 'on hold' amid lockdown
28/04/2020 | news | business | 632
Some 373,000 property sales are on hold in the UK owing to the coronavirus lockdown, analysis suggests.
Real Madrid, Liverpool, AC Milan? Who are the all-time champions of Europe?
28/04/2020 | sport | football | 684
Match of the Day commentator Steve Wilson has a go at working out which team can claim to be the ultimate European champions.
'Project Restart': Premier League ramps up plans for resuming season
27/04/2020 | sport | football | 2,611
Plans to resume the Premier League season will step up this week in what has been labelled "Project Restart".
Sturgeon urges Scots to 'stick with' lockdown
27/04/2020 | news | uk | 945
Nicola Sturgeon says "real progress" has been made, but warns it is "fragile" and must be protected.
This is the moment of maximum risk, Johnson says
27/04/2020 | news | uk | 5,932
The PM returns as ministers pledge £60,000 for the families of NHS and care staff who die with Covid-19.
First patients injected in UK Covid vaccine trial
23/04/2020 | news | health | 1,761
The first two people have been injected as part of a UK study of a Covid-19 vaccine.
B&Q reopens stores after coronavirus shutdown
23/04/2020 | news | business | 1,481
Some firms, including Aston Martin and Taylor Wimpey, are starting to reopen after the lockdown.
SPFL: How would Scottish football fans reconstruct the league?
21/04/2020 | sport | football | 665
BBC Scotland asked you for suggestions on how to restructure the leagues, so we go through some of the options you gave us.
US oil prices turn negative as demand dries up
20/04/2020 | news | business | 1,730
Coronavirus downturn has put major pressure on oil prices with demand slumping and storage running out.
Wayne Rooney: England and Manchester United's record goalscorer says he was not a 'natural'
19/04/2020 | sport | football | 1,205
England and Manchester United's record goalscorer Wayne Rooney says he should have scored more career goals despite never being a "natural" finisher.
Norman Hunter: Leeds United legend dies after contracting coronavirus
17/04/2020 | sport | football | 1,316
Leeds United great Norman Hunter dies in hospital aged 76 after contracting coronavirus.
Councils 'on brink of financial failure'
17/04/2020 | news | politics | 1,723
Coronavirus has seen costs of supporting vulnerable people increase just as councils' incomes drop.
Pawn, payday and car loan repayments freeze planned
17/04/2020 | news | business | 960
The Financial Conduct Authority is seeking delays for people struggling amid the Covid-19 lockdown.
'We could end up with no business or savings'
16/04/2020 | news | business | 1,339
People who run small limited companies say they are unfairly missing out on government support.
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.
Chancellor warns of 'tough times' for UK economy
14/04/2020 | news | business | 4,408
A forecast suggests coronavirus will have "serious implications" for the UK economy, Rishi Sunak says.
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.
Harry Kane: Tottenham will not sell striker to domestic rival this summer
13/04/2020 | sport | football | 1,581
Tottenham do not intend to let England striker Harry Kane leave the club this summer and will not sell to a domestic rival.
Scottish football season suspended until 10 June
09/04/2020 | sport | football | 345
The SFA says there is "no prospect of training, let alone organised football" as the season is pushed back further.
Premier League players' NHS initiative not knee-jerk reaction - Simon Francis
09/04/2020 | sport | football | 1,362
Bournemouth captain Simon Francis gives an insight into how Premier League players came together to support the National Health Service.
Closing schools has 'marginal impact' on virus
06/04/2020 | news | health | 2,296
Countries should now question whether keeping schools shut is justified, says one team of scientists.
Match of the Day: Top 10 podcast - Premier League goalkeepers
05/04/2020 | sport | football | 1,096
Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Ian Wright debate who is the greatest Premier League goalkeeper - and you can rank your top 10 too.
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.
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.
Can the UK do 100,000 coronavirus tests a day?
03/04/2020 | news | health | 3,885
The government has pledged to increase daily testing tenfold by the end of the month.
Coronavirus: Premier League players should take a pay cut - Matt Hancock
02/04/2020 | sport | football | 2,573
The "first thing" Premier League footballers can do is "take a pay cut and play their part" to help out during the coronavirus pandemic, says health secretary Matt Hancock.
Champions League & Europa League suspended 'until further notice'
01/04/2020 | sport | football | 1,253
All Champions League and Europa League matches are suspended "until further notice" because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Morrisons store staff get bonus for coming into work
01/04/2020 | news | business | 1,201
The chain is the latest supermarket to reward staff for their extra efforts during the crisis.
Harry Kane: Tottenham striker 'stupid' not to leave for Man City or Liverpool - Chris Sutton
30/03/2020 | sport | football | 1,045
Harry Kane would be "stupid" not to leave Tottenham if Liverpool or Manchester City came in for the England striker, says Chris Sutton.
Ilkay Gundogan: Fair to award Liverpool Premier League title if season not completed
29/03/2020 | sport | football | 2,083
It would only be "fair" to award Liverpool the title if the Premier League season is not completed, says Manchester City's Ilkay Gundogan.
Harry Kane: End of June the limit for season, says Tottenham striker
29/03/2020 | sport | football | 1,640
England captain Harry Kane says the Premier League season should be scrapped if it cannot be completed by the end of June
Police to enforce virus lockdown with fines
26/03/2020 | news | uk | 727
New powers will allow Scottish police to hand out fines to anyone breaking social distancing rules.
Off-licences added to list of 'essential' shops
25/03/2020 | news | business | 2,020
Government updates list of shops allowed to open during the pandemic to include those selling alcohol.
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.
ExCeL Centre to be used as coronavirus hospital
24/03/2020 | news | health | 1,362
The space will become a critical care centre, amid fears NHS intensive care units will be overwhelmed.
Emergency touches every part of UK life
23/03/2020 | news | politics | 206
The PM's announcement from Downing Street has no comparison in our recent history.
Strict new curbs on life in UK announced by PM
23/03/2020 | news | uk | 3,797
Gatherings of more than two people are banned, shops ordered to close and social events halted as part of rules to keep Britons at home and stop the spread of coronavirus.
Gary Neville: Too soon to consider games behind closed doors
23/03/2020 | sport | football | 706
Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville says it is too early to consider playing football matches in stadiums without fans.
Greggs to close all stores to prevent virus spread
22/03/2020 | news | technology | 1,675
Restaurant chains including McDonald's and Nando's close, saying they want to protect staff and customers.
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.
Coronavirus: How might 2019-20 season play out?
21/03/2020 | sport | football | 1,646
With the 2019-20 football season suspended across Europe, BBC Sport enlists the help of data experts to see how it might pan out.
Supermarkets go on hiring spree amid virus crisis
20/03/2020 | news | business | 2,713
Supermarket chains to take on thousands of staff, but Topshop owner Arcadia closes all its stores.
Social distancing may be needed for ‘most of year’
20/03/2020 | news | uk | 2,545
The government's scientific advisers say this will help to limit the spread of coronavirus.
Coronavirus: English football suspension extended until at least 30 April
19/03/2020 | sport | football | 1,325
English football will be suspended until at least 30 April because of the continuing coronavirus outbreak.
UK interest rates cut to lowest level in history
19/03/2020 | news | business | 3,271
The Bank of England takes more emergency action to support the British economy.
Tokyo Olympics & coronavirus: Lord Coe says too early to decide on cancellation
19/03/2020 | sport | other | 337
It is too early to decide whether to cancel the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, says World Athletics chief Lord Coe.
Train cancellations due to coronavirus
19/03/2020 | news | uk | 114
A decrease in travel and an increase in staff absence has affected several routes.
Bank of England boss: Don't fire people
18/03/2020 | news | business | 736
There is help for firms thinking of cutting jobs because of the coronavirus crisis, says Andrew Bailey.
Dozens of Tube stations to shut over coronavirus
18/03/2020 | news | uk | 704
The night Tube will be stopped from this weekend as part of new contingency plans across London.
Glastonbury festival axed due to virus concerns
18/03/2020 | news | entertainment | 597
Taylor Swift, Sir Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar had been due to headline the event in June.
Pound plunges to its lowest level in over 30 years
18/03/2020 | news | business | 2,540
The pound falls to its lowest level against the dollar since 1985, trading at $1.15.
Coronavirus: Champions League and Europa League could be decided by mini-tournament
16/03/2020 | sport | football | 1,268
A mini-tournament to decide the Champions League and Europa League will be one option put forward to ease fixture congestion caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
US stocks see worst fall since 1987 on virus fears
16/03/2020 | news | business | 4,540
Wall Street's Dow Jones slides 12.9% as Donald Trump says economy "may be" heading for recession.
Coronavirus: Premier League and EFL suspended in England - Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland halt
13/03/2020 | sport | football | 3,581
All elite football in Britain is suspended until at least 3 April as a result of the spread of coronavirus.
Eurovision Song Contest cancelled over coronavirus
13/03/2020 | news | entertainment | 672
"We, like the millions of you around the world, are extremely saddened," say organisers.
Nations League draw: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales discover opponents
03/03/2020 | sport | football | 304
England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales find out who they will face in the 2020-21 Nations League.
Fifth of workers 'could be off sick at virus peak'
03/03/2020 | news | uk | 5,061
Non-urgent NHS care may be delayed if the coronavirus outbreak worsens, the government says, as the number of UK cases rises to 51.
Coronavirus could spread 'significantly' - PM
02/03/2020 | news | uk | 2,680
Boris Johnson says expansion of the virus is "on the cards" in the UK, as the number of cases rises to 39.
Watford 3-0 Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp's side lose first Premier League game of the season
29/02/2020 | sport | football | 2,976
Liverpool suffer their first Premier League defeat of the season as Watford winger Ismaila Sarr scores a double at Vicarage Road.
Real Madrid 1-2 Manchester City: Gabriel Jesus & Kevin de Bruyne give City win in first leg
26/02/2020 | sport | football | 1,272
Gabriel Jesus and Kevin de Bruyne score late goals as Manchester City fight back to beat Real Madrid 2-1 and take control of their Champions League last-16 tie.
'No excuses for not cutting crime', police told
26/02/2020 | news | uk | 1,597
The home secretary signals the return of crime targets, saying "outcomes" in key areas will be measured.
Odion Ighalo: Manchester United sign Nigeria striker on loan until end of season
01/02/2020 | sport | football | 1,438
Manchester United sign former Watford striker Odion Ighalo from Shanghai Shenhua on loan until the end of the season.
'Liverpool celebrations after beating Man Utd symbolic & moment of release'
19/01/2020 | sport | football | 1,266
Liverpool fans' celebrations at full-time against Manchester United carried greater conviction than they have for years, writes Phil McNulty.
Johnson hails 'radical' Queen's Speech
18/12/2019 | news | politics | 6,537
Seven Brexit-focused bills and plans for extra NHS funding are unveiled in the Queen's Speech.
Aston Villa 5-0 Liverpool: Dean Smith's side overwhelm young Liverpool side
17/12/2019 | sport | football | 1,469
Aston Villa overwhelm Liverpool's youngest-ever starting line-up 5-0 at Villa Park to cruise into the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup.
Sturgeon: PM has 'no right' to block Indyref2
13/12/2019 | news | politics | 5,073
Scotland's first minister says the SNP election victory strengthens the mandate for another referendum.
Manchester derby: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Man Utd remain 'bigger club'
06/12/2019 | sport | football | 502
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still believes Manchester United are a bigger club than Manchester City before the sides meet in the derby.