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SPFL: Hearts propose 14-14-14 league revamp for two years
26/05/2020 | sport | football | 788
Hearts owner Ann Budge proposes a restructured SPFL of three divisions of 14 teams for the next two seasons.
Coronavirus deaths fall to six-week low
26/05/2020 | news | health | 1,363
Early May bank holiday delays mean the true death figures are likely to have been even lower.
Minister quits over Cummings' lockdown actions
26/05/2020 | news | politics | 14,545
Douglas Ross quits the government as more than 35 Conservative MPs call for Dominic Cummings to go.
English Football League: Promotion and relegation to remain if seasons curtailed
21/05/2020 | sport | football | 1,073
Promotion and relegation will remain in the English Football League if seasons are ended amid the coronavirus crisis.
Scottish schools to reopen in August
21/05/2020 | news | uk | 212
Staff will return to schools next month to prepare for "a different model of learning" after the summer holidays.
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.
Scotland aims to ease lockdown on 28 May
18/05/2020 | news | uk | 2,273
The moves will allow some sports and outdoor activities, and meeting someone from another household.
We will have summer tourist season, promises EU
13/05/2020 | news | world | 2,247
The European Union proposes a gradual lifting of borders to kick-start the tourist industry.
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.
'Don't rush to beauty spots' plea after PM speech
11/05/2020 | news | uk | 1,127
Police, tourism bosses and politicians say they fear some areas will see an influx of visitors.
'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.
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.
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.
Passengers told to wear face masks on flights
01/05/2020 | news | business | 694
Some airlines are now making it compulsory for travellers to put on masks when they resume travel.
How the government plans to get the UK back to work
30/04/2020 | news | business | 729
Businesses and trade bodies have been asked to advise on safe ways to restart the economy.
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.
Doubt over plans to reopen rubbish tips
30/04/2020 | news | uk | 503
Some authorities say waste sites will reopen at the weekend, while others say further guidance is needed.
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.
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.
Lifting of Scottish lockdown 'likely to be phased'
23/04/2020 | news | uk | 3,343
A Scottish government paper on plans to lift lockdown warns life will not return to normal for some time.
UK borrowing in 'colossal increase' to fight virus
23/04/2020 | news | business | 2,361
The deficit will hit levels not seen in peacetime, says the head of the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
UK inflation falls as lockdown begins to bite
22/04/2020 | news | business | 955
Clothing and fuel prices slide as economists warn of sharp falls in inflation ahead.
Don't forget 'deeper emergency', says UN chief
21/04/2020 | news | science | 159
Environmental crises must not be forgotten amid the pandemic, says the UN Secretary General.
'Everyone can't be a winner in league vote as money talks for SPFL'
09/04/2020 | sport | football | 281
TV revenue for next season underpins drive to call the season as Scottish Championship becomes the key battleground to SPFL vote, writes Tom English.
More than 9 million workers could be furloughed
07/04/2020 | news | business | 1,957
New analysis underlines a surge in demand for the government's Job Retention Scheme.
'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.
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.
UK mortgage market goes into partial lockdown
31/03/2020 | news | business | 1,047
Lenders are cutting back on loans, unless borrowers have a huge deposit or plenty of equity.
Coronavirus: All football below National League to end
26/03/2020 | sport | football | 1,340
All football in England below National League level will end immediately and results will be voided with no promotion or relegation.
'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.
PM urged to face MPs during parliamentary break
26/03/2020 | news | politics | 693
Parliament has closed down for a month, meaning Boris Johnson will not be scrutinised by MPs.
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.
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.
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: Schools 'may be shut until summer'
18/03/2020 | news | uk | 396
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon warns schools may not reopen before the summer due to coronavirus.
Many schools 'will not be able to open past Friday'
16/03/2020 | news | education | 3,273
Many schools will not be able to stay open past the end of the week, says a head teachers' leader.
BBC delays over-75 TV licence fee changes
16/03/2020 | news | entertainment | 1,093
Millions were due to lose free licences on 1 June, but coronavirus means it's "not the right time".
English local elections postponed over coronavirus
13/03/2020 | news | politics | 2,767
The delay comes as visitor access to Parliament is restricted to reduce the impact of the virus.
Coronavirus: Scottish football suspended until further notice
13/03/2020 | sport | football | 558
The remainder of the Scottish football season is suspended indefinitely over fears about the coronavirus, the SPFL confirms.
EU drafts post-Brexit trade deal ahead of talks
13/03/2020 | news | politics | 2,344
The legal text has been sent to the 27 member states, but the UK is expected to reject most of it.
Greenland and Antarctica ice loss accelerating
11/03/2020 | news | science | 789
The Earth's great ice sheets are losing mass six times faster today than they were in the 1990s.
Government wins vote after Huawei rebellion
09/03/2020 | news | politics | 1,984
Rebel Tory MPs fail to pass their amendment blocking the company's involvement in the UK's 5G network.
Von der Leyen: UK 'must consider deal trade-offs'
09/03/2020 | news | politics | 2,815
She says the closer the UK's access to the single market, the more it has to adhere to EU rules.
Global shares plunge in worst day since financial crisis
09/03/2020 | news | business | 4,444
Global stocks plunge after a sharp fall in the oil price hits markets already reeling from the coronavirus.
Could coronavirus hit more Hollywood films?
05/03/2020 | news | entertainment | 58
Other major films set to be released this spring include Mulan, Black Widow and Fast & Furious 9.
Pulev's 'destiny' to beat Joshua
02/03/2020 | sport | boxing | 207
Kubrat Pulev promises an upset when he meets Anthony Joshua in June but the 5 Live Boxing team feel Joshua will prevail to set up a Saudi Arabia fight with Tyson Fury.
UK expects 0.16% economic boost from US trade deal
02/03/2020 | news | politics | 3,154
The UK sets out its strategy for trade talks with US - as separate talks with the EU get under way.
Man City's domestic success unrivalled after latest Carabao Cup win - Pep Guardiola
01/03/2020 | sport | football | 557
Pep Guardiola says Manchester City's domestic success in recent seasons has never been matched after winning a third consecutive Carabao Cup.
Wilder 'has accepted' Fury rematch
01/03/2020 | sport | boxing | 1,105
Deontay Wilder will fight Britain's WBC heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury for a third time this summer, according to promoter Bob Arum.
Watford 3-0 Liverpool: Liverpool 'unburdened' as unbeaten run comes to end
29/02/2020 | sport | football | 815
Liverpool's trip to Watford was supposed to be a landmark day for the Reds but it ended up being one for the wrong reasons, reports Gary Rose.
El Clasico: Lionel Messi - what does future hold for Barcelona captain?
28/02/2020 | sport | football | 145
Lionel Messi has been starring in El Clasico for more than a decade but as he prepares to take centre stage again, is he happy at the Nou Camp?
EU warns UK over goods checks between NI and GB
25/02/2020 | news | uk | 175
Ministers say EU trade deal chances will be damaged unless preparations begin for checks on goods.
EU ministers agree UK trade talks mandate
25/02/2020 | news | politics | 5,419
The EU will follow this blueprint in talks, as UK ministers also agree their stance.
'Eminently forgettable but weirdly historic'
23/02/2020 | sport | other | 162
Scotland's win over Italy was no oil painting but a timely one built on solid defence. Now they need attacking flair against in-form France, writes Tom English.
Sensational Fury stops Wilder to win world title
23/02/2020 | sport | boxing | 1,522
Tyson Fury wins the WBC world heavyweight title after producing a sensational performance against Deontay Wilder.
Clothes sales fuel retail bounce-back in January
20/02/2020 | news | business | 316
Post-Christmas sales helped retailers see their best growth since March, official figures show.
Barnier: UK can't have Canada trade deal with EU
18/02/2020 | news | politics | 7,686
The chief negotiator says the UK's "particular proximity" to the bloc rules out a similar agreement.
Wages back above pre-economic crisis levels
18/02/2020 | news | business | 1,698
Average wages - when adjusted for inflation - exceed pre-crisis levels for the first time since 2008.
Frank Lampard: VAR decisions 'soul destroying' for Chelsea fans
17/02/2020 | sport | football | 979
The video assistant referee (VAR) "didn't get it right" in Chelsea's loss against Manchester United and it was "soul destroying" for the fans, says Blues boss Frank Lampard.
Tory MPs warn No 10 against conflict with BBC
17/02/2020 | news | politics | 3,349
No 10 is urged not to pick fight with broadcaster amid reports it wants it "massively pruned back".
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-0 Leicester City: VAR denies hosts chance to close on top four
14/02/2020 | sport | football | 583
Wolves miss out on the chance to close the gap on the Premier League's top four as they are held to a goalless draw by 10-man Leicester City amid more VAR controversy.
Focus on delivering, PM tells cabinet
14/02/2020 | news | politics | 6,306
Boris Johnson sets priorities for his top team, following Sajid Javid's shock resignation.
HS2 go-ahead 'controversial and difficult'
11/02/2020 | news | business | 2,848
The prime minister says he will appoint a full-time minister to oversee the project and "restore discipline".
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.
Aviation 'not the enemy' in climate battle
03/02/2020 | news | business | 323
The Heathrow Airport boss says flying needs to be made more environmentally friendly rather than stopped.
PM: 'No need' for UK to follow EU rules on trade
03/02/2020 | news | uk | 10,094
But the EU's Michel Barnier offers a contrasting vision of negotiations, calling for a "level playing field".
Is British film in a 'spiral of decline'?
02/02/2020 | news | entertainment | 90
New figures reveal a sharp drop in the number of independent films made in the UK.
Australian Open: Roger Federer beats Tennys Sandgren in quarter-finals
28/01/2020 | sport | tennis | 342
Roger Federer saves seven match points before beating unseeded American Tennys Sandgren in a sensational Australian Open quarter-final.
Five big decisions looming for Boris Johnson
27/01/2020 | news | politics | 840
The coming few weeks demand some big decisions from the PM and his cabinet. Find out more.
Football banter at work 'excludes women'
27/01/2020 | news | business | 3,721
A management body says sports chat in the office can be a "gateway" to more laddish behaviour.
Varadkar: EU will have stronger team in trade talks
27/01/2020 | news | politics | 6,272
The Irish PM says it will be "difficult" to reach a deal this year, but Boris Johnson is bullish.
Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool's first team will miss FA Cup replay v Shrewsbury
26/01/2020 | sport | football | 2,303
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and his first-team players will not be involved in the FA Cup fourth-round replay against Shrewsbury Town, the Reds manager says.
Pep Guardiola wanted more Man City fans at FA Cup win over Fulham
26/01/2020 | sport | football | 645
Pep Guardiola questions why more Manchester City fans did not turn up for his side's 4-0 win over Fulham in the FA Cup fourth round.
Valleys high street named the best in the UK
24/01/2020 | news | uk | 111
Treorchy has been praised for a thriving community - bursting with independent businesses.
FA Cup draw: Liverpool, Chelsea and Leicester get away ties in fourth round
23/01/2020 | sport | football | 885
Premier League leaders Liverpool will play at League One side Shrewsbury in the FA Cup fourth round.
Brexit bill clears final parliamentary hurdle
22/01/2020 | news | politics | 2,366
The legislation, which paves the way for the UK to leave the EU with a deal, now awaits royal assent.
Nandy joins Starmer on Labour leadership ballot
22/01/2020 | news | politics | 1,428
The Wigan MP receives backing from Chinese for Labour, meaning she joins Sir Keir in the final round.
Mission to reveal 'Truths' about climate change
21/01/2020 | news | science | 848
A UK-led satellite aims to get an absolute measurement of the light reflected off Earth's surface.
Give regions a 'voice' or UK may end, Brown warns
20/01/2020 | news | politics | 1,021
The former PM says the country is "not at ease with itself" and must change from "top to bottom".
Liverpool v Man Utd: Anfield side could dominate like United did - Jermaine Jenas
18/01/2020 | sport | football | 972
Liverpool can dominate English football like Manchester United did in the 1990s and 2000s, says ex-England midfielder Jermaine Jenas.
EU reveals clues ahead of post-Brexit talks with UK
16/01/2020 | news | world | 3,056
Presentation slides published online give an insight into how the future relationship might pan out.
Fundraising appeal launched for Big Ben Brexit chimes
16/01/2020 | news | politics | 3,369
A crowdfunding project aims to raise £500,000 by the weekend to pay for the bell to ring on 31 January.
Last decade confirmed as warmest on record
14/01/2020 | news | science | 2,347
Global data from three agencies also shows that 2019 was the second warmest year since 1850.
Santander latest bank to set 40% overdraft rate
14/01/2020 | news | business | 897
The move comes as the bank cuts the interest rate it pays on its flagship current account.
Johnson rejects Sturgeon's indyref2 demand
14/01/2020 | news | uk | 7,149
Boris Johnson confirms he will not agree to Nicola Sturgeon's request for a second independence referendum.
Five Labour leadership hopefuls reach next round
13/01/2020 | news | politics | 4,105
Emily Thornberry gains enough support just before nominations close, but Clive Lewis withdraws.
Stormont financial package 'falls way short'
12/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,769
Finance Minister Conor Murphy says government must live up to commitments made to Stormont parties.
Valencia 1-3 Real Madrid: Zinedine Zidane's side reach Spanish Super Cup final
08/01/2020 | sport | football | 209
Toni Kroos' opportunistic goal direct from a corner helps Real Madrid reach the Spanish Super Cup final with a 3-1 victory over Valencia in Saudi Arabia.
UK's largest union backs Starmer for Labour leader
08/01/2020 | news | politics | 1,804
Unison says Sir Keir Starmer is best placed to unite the party and take it back into government.
Thousands of Greggs staff to get £300 bonus
08/01/2020 | news | business | 438
The bakery chain says its "now iconic" vegan sausage roll helped boost sales.
Full UK-EU trade deal 'impossible' by end of 2020
07/01/2020 | news | politics | 6,737
The EU Commission president says the sides must prioritise areas of agreement to meet talks deadline.
MPs resume scrutiny of PM's Brexit bill
06/01/2020 | news | politics | 3,120
Legislation implementing Boris Johnson's agreement to leave on 31 January returns to the Commons.
England in South Africa: Hosts frustrate tourists after Dom Sibley century
06/01/2020 | sport | cricket | 297
England need eight wickets for victory on the final day of the second Test after being frustrated by South Africa's top order in Cape Town.
New Labour leader to be announced on 4 April
05/01/2020 | news | politics | 4,287
The party's top body has agreed the timetable for the contest and who is eligible to vote.
England in South Africa: Tourists struggle with bat in Cape Town
03/01/2020 | sport | cricket | 746
England limp to 262-9 after another dismal batting display against South Africa on day one of the second Test in Cape Town.
Jess Phillips joins Labour leadership race
03/01/2020 | news | politics | 4,016
The third MP to join the contest says Labour members are "ready to try something different".
South Africa v England: Tourists lose first Test by 107 runs
29/12/2019 | sport | cricket | 964
South Africa claim a convincing 107-run victory as England collapse again in the first Test in Centurion.
Monterrey 1-2 Liverpool: Roberto Firmino scores stoppage-time winner
18/12/2019 | sport | football | 783
Substitute Roberto Firmino's injury-time goal gives Liverpool victory over Mexican side Monterrey and books their place in the Club World Cup final.
Thornberry enters Labour leadership race
18/12/2019 | news | politics | 6,259
The shadow foreign secretary tells the BBC she can win the contest "from the heart of the party".
Brexit bill to rule out extension
17/12/2019 | news | politics | 9,844
The move comes as MPs gather for the first sitting of the new Parliament after the general election.
Parties focus on key messages as poll day nears
09/12/2019 | news | politics | 7,986
Pitches about the NHS and Brexit come to the fore, but both Labour and the Tories face criticism too.
Johnson 'could look at' abolishing BBC licence fee
09/12/2019 | news | politics | 4,473
The prime minister questions whether funding the broadcaster out of general taxation "makes sense".
Joshua reclaims heavyweight world titles
07/12/2019 | sport | boxing | 1,622
Anthony Joshua wins his world heavyweight title rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr by unanimous decision in Saudi Arabia.
Manchester City 1-2 Manchester United: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side dent City's title hopes
07/12/2019 | sport | football | 1,788
Manchester United dent neighbours Manchester City's Premier League title hopes with a superb counter-attacking victory in the Manchester derby.
Hero World Challenge: Tiger Woods in contention as Gary Woodland leads
06/12/2019 | sport | golf | 96
Tiger Woods is two behind Gary Woodland at the Hero World Challenge as Patrick Reed gets a two-shot penalty for improving his lie in a bunker.