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Premier League clubs agree to resume contact training as four more test positive
28/05/2020 | sport | football | 2,095
Premier League clubs agree to resume contact training as four more individuals across three teams test positive for coronavirus.
Johnson urges UK to 'move on' from Cummings row
26/05/2020 | news | politics | 15,842
The PM rules out an inquiry into the conduct of his top aide at the height of the coronavirus lockdown.
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.
Sanzaar & Six Nations teams in talks to plan out global rugby union calendar
22/05/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 265
Sanzaar and the Six Nations - which represent the biggest 10 international teams in world rugby - are working together to align the global calendar.
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.
Acting earlier would have cut deaths - Sage member
21/05/2020 | news | uk | 1,065
Locking down the UK sooner would have made a big difference to the death rate, a scientific adviser says.
Immune clue sparks coronavirus treatment hope
21/05/2020 | news | health | 654
Better understanding of Covid-19's impact on the immune system gives hope an existing drug might aid recovery.
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.
Extra bank holiday in October being considered
19/05/2020 | news | business | 2,089
The tourist industry says another public holiday would help offset losses caused by the lockdown.
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.
UK adds loss of smell to coronavirus symptoms list
18/05/2020 | news | health | 983
Loss of smell and taste join a new cough and fever as signs that self-isolation may be necessary, experts say.
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.
Formula 1: Deal reached to hold British Grand Prix but quarantine questions remain
15/05/2020 | sport | f1 | 285
Formula 1 and Silverstone agree a deal for two grands prix to be held at the track behind closed doors this season.
London congestion charge to be reinstated
15/05/2020 | news | uk | 945
The charge will resume on Monday and go up in June to avoid a build up of traffic in the capital.
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.
Lockdown in Wales could be relaxed in two weeks
14/05/2020 | news | uk | 1,468
Wales' first minister announces a cautious plan for easing restrictions on daily life.
Coronavirus antibody test a 'positive development'
14/05/2020 | news | health | 3,824
The test, now approved in the UK, can tell who has had Covid-19 - but gives no guarantee they are immune.
Chancellor says UK facing 'significant recession'
12/05/2020 | news | business | 7,223
The UK's economy shrank at the fastest pace since 2008 during the first three months of the year.
Heads say 1 June school reopening 'unfeasible'
12/05/2020 | news | education | 2,300
Head teacher leader and council boss say they need more time to prepare for school reopening in England.
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.
World Rugby: English & French clubs want say over new schedule
11/05/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 99
The English and French clubs write to World Rugby in a bid to be formally involved in the establishment of a new schedule post-coronavirus.
'Do not drive from England to Wales to exercise'
11/05/2020 | news | uk | 2,896
People are warned not to travel to Wales from England for leisure activities or to second homes.
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.
Ministers to announce lockdown plans on Friday
07/05/2020 | news | uk | 663
Wales' first minister will outline how and when minor adjustments to the restrictions will be made.
Which Premier League squads need work in the transfer window? The top 10 clubs
07/05/2020 | sport | football | 600
With uncertainty around the next transfer window, what shape are Premier League squads in? We take a look at all 20 clubs, starting with the top 10.
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.
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.
Mass testing earlier 'would have been beneficial'
05/05/2020 | news | uk | 2,344
The UK's chief scientist tells MPs mass testing is "part of the system that you need to get right".
World leaders pledge billions for vaccine fight
04/05/2020 | news | world | 2,692
More than $8bn (£6.5bn) are pledged to help develop a vaccine and fund research into treatments.
World Rugby election: Sir Bill Beaumont beats Agustin Pichot and is re-elected chairman
02/05/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 581
Former England captain Sir Bill Beaumont is re-elected as World Rugby chairman for another four years as he beats Agustin Pichot.
Thousands signal interest in Covid-19 plasma trial
01/05/2020 | news | health | 1,251
It is hoped the antibodies recovered patients have built up will help clear the virus in others.
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.
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.
Tube may be 'overwhelmed' when lockdown is lifted
30/04/2020 | news | uk | 1,007
Transport and police in London could come under great strain if restrictions are eased, a report warns.
Coronavirus: Sport should start again 'from bottom up not top down'
29/04/2020 | sport | other | 342
Sports should return from the "bottom up not the top down" when the coronavirus lockdown lifts, says a public health adviser.
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.
'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".
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.
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.
Pressure to give businesses 'hope' in lockdown
23/04/2020 | news | uk | 1,584
A senior Tory MP says the government must discuss a return to normality or risk companies folding.
Banning cars made easier to aid social distancing
20/04/2020 | news | science | 1,043
Councils in England can now ban cars from streets more easily to allow space for social distancing.
RAF plane en route to Turkey amid NHS kit row
20/04/2020 | news | uk | 4,564
The government says it is working "around the clock" to end the shortage of protective gear.
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.
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.
UK to be 'guided by scientists' on face masks
17/04/2020 | news | uk | 2,226
There are growing calls for the public to wear face masks but ministers insist the evidence is mixed.
'Virtual' Parliament plans approved
15/04/2020 | news | politics | 1,039
MPs and peers plan to take part in some parliamentary business via video link.
Publish exit strategy this week - Labour
14/04/2020 | news | politics | 4,977
Labour urges clarity - but ministers say is too soon to talk about easing coronavirus restrictions.
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.
Measles resurgence fear amid coronavirus
14/04/2020 | news | health | 639
Millions of children risk missing out on measles vaccines, Unicef warns.
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.
Airbnb restricts UK bookings due to coronavirus
09/04/2020 | news | technology | 605
NHS staff and other key workers can still book accommodation through a programme called Frontline Stays.
Police warning after 660 illegal parties shut down
08/04/2020 | news | uk | 4,512
Greater Manchester Police says some house parties even featured bouncy castles, DJs or fireworks.
'Drop in global trade to be worse than 2008 crisis'
08/04/2020 | news | business | 416
The World Trade Organization (WTO) predicts a contraction of between 13% and 32% this year.
England: Who might Eddie Jones pick for the 2023 World Cup?
08/04/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 281
Which young stars might Eddie Jones pick in a bid to propel England to World Cup glory in 2023?
Most coronavirus deaths occurring in hospitals
07/04/2020 | news | health | 1,122
Latest figures show some are happening in the community but most are on hospital wards.
The Open cancelled; Masters, US Open & US PGA Championship rescheduled
06/04/2020 | sport | golf | 418
The 149th Open Championship is cancelled but 2020's three other men's majors are rescheduled because of the global coronavirus pandemic.
Closing open spaces should be 'last resort'
06/04/2020 | news | uk | 3,230
The communities secretary warns councils to be "judicious" over locking up green spaces.
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.
Warning over daily coronavirus death figures
04/04/2020 | news | health | 1,717
Spikes or dips may in part reflect bottlenecks in the reporting system, rather than real changes in the trend.
British & Irish Lions: Sir Ian McGeechan picks his best XV for 2021
04/04/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 377
Sir Ian McGeechan has twice led the British & Irish Lions to South Africa, as well as touring as a player. Here, he picks his XV for the 2021 tour.
'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.
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.
Labour leadership ballot closes
02/04/2020 | news | politics | 808
Rebecca Long-Bailey, Lisa Nandy or Sir Keir Starmer will be announced as leader on Saturday.
Eddie Jones: England boss signs new deal through to 2023 World Cup
02/04/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 530
Eddie Jones agrees a new deal to continue coaching England through to the Rugby World Cup in France in 2023.
Universal credit claims soar to nearly a million
01/04/2020 | news | politics | 356
Officials say the benefit system is coping despite unprecedented demand due to pandemic.
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?
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.
Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics: New dates confirmed for 2021
30/03/2020 | sport | other | 137
The Tokyo Olympic Games will start on 23 July, 2021 and finish 8 August, with the Paralympics following from 24 August to 5 September.
UK considers virus-tracing app to ease lockdown
30/03/2020 | news | technology | 1,769
Study describes how app would alert citizens if someone they came into contact with tests positive.
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
Government cracks down on coronavirus fake news
29/03/2020 | news | technology | 1,889
A rapid response unit is working with social media firms to take down misleading or harmful content.
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.
How fast is the coronavirus growing in the UK?
26/03/2020 | news | health | 3,850
Comparing the UK’s epidemic to other countries after Friday saw the biggest rise in deaths so far.
Virus crisis 'has paused Whitehall backbiting'
26/03/2020 | news | politics | 908
But a union boss questions whether ministers will value civil servants more "over the long term".
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.
NHS staff to get free parking amid virus outbreak
26/03/2020 | news | politics | 863
A petition signed by 400,000 called on the government to thank NHS staff by axing the fees.
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.
Tokyo 2020: Olympic and Paralympic Games postponed because of coronavirus
24/03/2020 | sport | other | 331
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games are postponed until next year because of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.
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.
Packed Tube trains make distancing 'impossible'
23/03/2020 | news | uk | 2,515
The crowding has left London Underground drivers and staff "furious", a union leader says.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wales v Scotland: Rhys Webb starts for hosts & WRU confirms game is on
13/03/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 804
Rhys Webb starts for Wales and prop WillGriff John will make his debut when they face Scotland in the Six Nations in Cardiff on Saturday.
May elections 'should be postponed to autumn'
12/03/2020 | news | politics | 126
The England and Wales polling watchdog wants to "mitigate" the impact of coronavirus on voters.
Republic of Ireland to close schools and colleges
12/03/2020 | news | uk | 2,238
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says the measures take effect from 18:00 on Thursday until 29 March.
Sunak pumps billions into economy to combat virus
11/03/2020 | news | politics | 3,936
The chancellor warns the outbreak is likely to cause a temporary but significant disruption to the UK economy, in his first Budget.
Keeping schools open 'best course of action'
11/03/2020 | news | education | 1,539
Head teachers back schools being kept open but ask for exams advice for worried parents.
Justin Tipuric: 'Don't panic, make easy fixes' flanker tells Wales
08/03/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 572
Justin Tipuric says Wales must not panic and can make "easy fixes" after their "frustrating" Six Nations defeat by England.
Six Nations 2020: Scotland 28-17 France - Grand Slam bid ends at Murrayfield
08/03/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 1,143
Mohamed Haouas is sent off as Scotland beat France 28-17 to end their bid for a Six Nations Grand Slam with a fourth consecutive Murrayfield defeat.
NHS will get 'whatever it needs' for coronavirus
08/03/2020 | news | uk | 202
The chancellor says he is also considering more support for businesses and individuals in an epidemic.
England 33-30 Wales: Dramatic end on a confusing day in the Six Nations
07/03/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 1,931
England were irresistible at the start but there was mayhem at the end after Manu Tuilagi was sent off, says Tom Fordyce.
England v Wales: George Ford v Dan Biggar and other key battles
06/03/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 533
England host Wales at Twickenham in the Six Nations on Saturday and BBC pundits Paul Grayson and James Hook look at four key battles.
England v Wales: Dan Biggar fit for Six Nations match, says Alun Wyn Jones
06/03/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 116
Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones says Dan Biggar is fit to play after the fly-half was named in Wayne Pivac's side for the Six Nations match against England at Twickenham.
SheBelieves Cup: Have England gone backwards since World Cup?
06/03/2020 | sport | football | 642
After England women lose their sixth match in nine, BBC Sport asks if the Lionesses have regressed since reaching the World Cup semi-finals.
Six Nations: The stats superbrains fine-tuning England's tactics
06/03/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 265
How two 20-somethings and their statistical modelling have become part of England's pre-match plotting.
England v Wales: Visitors drop Faletau, but Liam Williams and Dan Biggar fit
05/03/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 434
Taulupe Faletau is dropped to the bench as Josh Navidi comes in at number eight to face England in the Six Nations at Twickenham on Saturday.
England v Wales: Mark Wilson and Anthony Watson return for hosts
05/03/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 170
Flanker Mark Wilson and wing Anthony Watson will make their first England appearances since the Rugby World Cup when they face Wales in the Six Nations on Saturday.
Chris Ashton: Harlequins sign former England winger after Sale Sharks exit
04/03/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 333
Former England winger Chris Ashton joins Harlequins two days after leaving Premiership rivals Sale Sharks.
Three days more sick pay for self-isolating workers
04/03/2020 | news | uk | 1,550
Workers will get statutory sick pay from the first day off work, Boris Johnson tells the Commons.
Face mask ads banned for 'misleading' virus claims
03/03/2020 | news | uk | 400
Adverts by two firms made false claims about preventing the spread of coronavirus, watchdog rules.
Emile Ntamack: 'Rugby is in Romain's blood' - France fly-half's father
03/03/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 111
Former France wing Emile Ntamack says he cannot share his son Romain's on-pitch composure while watching him in the Six Nations.
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.
Labour 'braced for losses' in council elections
02/03/2020 | news | politics | 1,988
The party faces "one of its worst" performances in recent history in May, internal research suggests.
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.
England v Wales: Mako Vunipola and Luke Cowan-Dickie available for Wales game
02/03/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 471
England prop Mako Vunipola is available for Saturday's Six Nations match against Wales after missing the Ireland game for personal reasons.
Finn Russell: Exiled Scotland fly-half holds positive talks with Gregor Townsend
01/03/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 213
Finn Russell could return for Scotland's summer tour after holding positive talks with head coach Gregor Townsend.
England v Wales: Pivac-Gatland comparison unfair - Alun Wyn Jones
29/02/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 87
Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones says it will be harsh to judge new coach Wayne Pivac on a possible unwanted Six Nations statistic.
Labour leadership: Can Corbyn secure a legacy?
28/02/2020 | news | politics | 953
Allies of the Labour leader are worried about how the contest to replace him is shaping up, writes Iain Watson.
Climate campaigners win Heathrow expansion case
27/02/2020 | news | business | 3,589
Campaigners say plans for a third runway should be cancelled, but the airport says it will appeal.
UK prepared to ditch EU trade talks in June
26/02/2020 | news | politics | 8,249
Michael Gove says the UK will not accept any alignment with EU laws, as he announces the UK's strategy.
Javid: I resigned to uphold 'sensible' government
26/02/2020 | news | politics | 1,965
The ex-chancellor tells MPs No 10's plan to remove his advisers was not in the "national interest".
'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.
The UK announces its Eurovision 2020 entry
25/02/2020 | news | other | 848
Singer-songwriter James Newman will represent the United Kingdom with his song My Last Breath.
UK 'would be insane' to let in chlorinated chicken
25/02/2020 | news | business | 3,073
Farmers say allowing food imports that would be illegal to produce in the UK would be "morally bankrupt".
Former Labour PMs support Murray for deputy
25/02/2020 | news | politics | 278
Tony Blair and Gordon Brown have given their backing to their party's only remaining MP in Scotland.
We'll find out about EU talks, TUC boss warns PM
24/02/2020 | news | politics | 1,382
Frances O'Grady says "sister unions" in Europe will make sure she's "plugged in" on workers' rights.
Children to no longer head footballs in training
24/02/2020 | news | uk | 1,244
The training guidelines are effective immediately but do not recommend a heading ban during matches.
Six Nations: Stuart Hogg a fantastic Scotland captain - Rory Sutherland
24/02/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 306
Prop Rory Sutherland says Stuart Hogg has done a "fantastic" job as Scotland captain and proved it with his wonder try against Italy.
Six Nations 2020: England end Ireland's Grand Slam hopes and reignite title hopes
23/02/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 1,299
England rediscover some of their World Cup form to reignite their own hopes of landing the Six Nations title with a 24-12 win over Ireland.
Six Nations 2020: Shaun Edwards says Wales win was something special for France
23/02/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 164
Former Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards' influence is clear as France "do something special" to triumph in Cardiff.
Six Nations 2020: Referee got key Wales v France decision wrong - Wayne Pivac
22/02/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 654
Wales coach Wayne Pivac believes referee Matt Carley made a wrong decision to not award his side a second-half penalty try in the 27-23 defeat by France.
England v Ireland: 'No-one argues with a Farrell' as father and son prepare for Twickenham game
22/02/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 230
Andy and Owen Farrell are not most fathers and sons. BBC chief sports writer Tom Fordyce explains why.
Six Nations 2020: Jonathan Joseph on wing for England v Ireland
21/02/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 565
Jonathan Joseph is named on the wing with Elliot Daly at full-back for Sunday's Six Nations match with Ireland at Twickenham.
Six Nations 2020: France accuse Wales of 'lack of respect' over scrum comments
21/02/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 367
France head coach Fabien Galthie accuses Wales of a "lack of respect" ahead of Saturday's Six Nations encounter.
Households in England 'to face council tax rises'
20/02/2020 | news | politics | 2,388
It will amount to an average rise of up to £69 per home, the County Councils Network says.
Six Nations: Wales recall Gareth Davies and Ross Moriarty for France
20/02/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 250
Wales recall scrum-half Gareth Davies and flanker Ross Moriarty to face France in the Six Nations as coach Wayne Pivac makes two changes.
Six Nations: How is England's Tom Curry fitting in at number eight?
20/02/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 222
Ball-carrying? Base-of-the-scrum smarts? Breakdown dominance? How is England's Tom Curry coping with his changed back-row role?
Nandy: I would serve under Labour opponents
20/02/2020 | news | politics | 591
The leadership candidate calls rivals Sir Keir Starmer and Rebecca Long-Bailey "quite good mates".
How Sochi 2014 'changed four lives forever'
20/02/2020 | sport | other | 98
A celebration five years late. A doping saga still serving up plot twists. Meet the four bobsleighers whose lives changed forever after Sochi 2014.
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.
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.
Further flooding as Storm Dennis damage continues
17/02/2020 | news | uk | 1,409
Fresh "danger to life" flood warnings are issued as the UK reels from damage caused by Storm Dennis.
Budget may be delayed, says cabinet minister
16/02/2020 | news | politics | 328
Grant Shapps says the new chancellor, Rishi Sunak, needs "a few days to decide on the date".
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.
Six Nations 2020: England's Manu Tuilagi available for Ireland game, but Anthony Watson not fit
13/02/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 493
Centre Manu Tuilagi is available for England's Six Nations match against Ireland, but full-back Anthony Watson will not be fit in time, says head coach Eddie Jones
Sajid Javid quits as chancellor
13/02/2020 | news | politics | 6,939
Rishi Sunak takes over at the Treasury, as his predecessor says he had "no option but to resign".
RFU Championship: Future of second-tier competition in doubt after funding cut
12/02/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 422
The future of the second-tier Championship is thrown into doubt after the Rugby Football Union slashes funding to its clubs.
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".
Scotland-Northern Ireland bridge idea investigated
10/02/2020 | news | politics | 3,227
Number 10 says "a range of government officials" are looking at the idea of a linking bridge.
Six Nations: England's win over Scotland was ugly yet beautiful
08/02/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 1,143
Ugly looks beautiful when you have just got your Six Nations title hopes back on track, says chief sports writer Tom Fordyce.
Scotland 6-13 England: Visitors reclaim Calcutta Cup and keep Six Nations title hopes alive
08/02/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 1,393
England win back the Calcutta Cup and keep their Six Nations title hopes alive with a turgid victory over Scotland in awful weather conditions.
Ireland 24-14 Wales: Hosts hand holders first defeat in nine Six Nations games
08/02/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 612
Ireland deliver a first Six Nations defeat in nine games to holders Wales by clinching a 24-14 victory in Dublin.
Ireland v Wales: Six Nations trip will be Wayne Pivac's 'biggest test' of career
06/02/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 393
Wales coach Wayne Pivac says the Six Nations trip to Ireland in Dublin will be the biggest test of his career.
Scotland v England: Ben Youngs dropped for Six Nations match
06/02/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 8
England coach Eddie Jones benches scrum-half Ben Youngs as part of five changes to his starting XV to face Scotland.
Six Nations: Scotland v England - Ice cream vans & Finn and Gregor's domestic
06/02/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 445
BBC Scotland sits down with Scotland prop Gordon Reid to rewatch last year's astonishing Calcutta Cup draw at Twickenham.
Ministers back bill to cut school uniform costs
05/02/2020 | news | politics | 91
The new law, drafted by a Labour MP, would strengthen advice to schools to keep costs down.
Lions tour 2021: Scottish Rugby bids to host match at Murrayfield
04/02/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 267
Scottish Rugby has made a bid for Murrayfield to host a British and Irish Lions match for the first time before the South Africa tour in 2021.
Six Nations 2020: England's Manu Tuilagi to miss Scotland game
04/02/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 548
Centre Manu Tuilagi will miss England's Six Nations match with Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday with a groin strain.
'England defeat by France a tale of individual errors and confused tactics'
02/02/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 1,023
Coach Eddie Jones promised brutal physicality but mistakes and poor tactics led to a humbling England defeat in France, says Tom Fordyce.
France 24-17 England: England lose Six Nations opener in Paris
02/02/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 2,067
World Cup finalists England fall to a chastening defeat by a resurgent France as their Six Nations hopes wilt in the Parisian rain.
Australian Open: Novak Djokovic beats Dominic Thiem to win 17th Grand Slam
02/02/2020 | sport | tennis | 601
Novak Djokovic defends his Australian Open crown and wins a 17th Grand Slam by beating Dominic Thiem in a gripping five-set final.
Six Nations 2020: Ireland win 19-12 against wasteful Scotland
01/02/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 678
Uninspired Ireland beat Scotland 19-12 in the Six Nations in Dublin as Stuart Hogg's knock-on over the line sums up Scotland's missed opportunity.
France v England: George Furbank starts Six Nations opener
31/01/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 454
Northampton's uncapped full-back George Furbank starts for England in their Six Nations opener away to France on Sunday.
France v England: Anthony Watson out of Six Nations opener
30/01/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 369
Anthony Watson is ruled out of England's Six Nations opener against France in Paris with a calf injury.
Six Nations 2020: George North at centre for Wales v Italy
30/01/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 543
George North starts at centre in Wales' Six Nations opener against Italy, with uncapped Johnny McNicholl taking his place on the wing.
Javid backs HS2 ahead of crunch meeting
29/01/2020 | news | politics | 1,688
The chancellor is expected to tell Boris Johnson he supports the London to Birmingham rail link.
Long-Bailey makes Labour leadership final ballot
29/01/2020 | news | politics | 633
She joins Sir Keir Starmer and Lisa Nandy after receiving the backing of the Fire Brigades Union.
Ian Murray gets backing of ex-PMs for Labour bid
29/01/2020 | news | politics | 338
Gordon Brown and Tony Blair throw their weight behind Ian Murray's deputy leadership campaign.
Wayne Pivac: Wales' new coach - by Steve Hansen, Eddie Jones and more
29/01/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 133
Steve Hansen, Eddie Jones, John Barclay, Nicky Little and Xavier Rush recall their experiences with new Wales coach Wayne Pivac - and analyse his challenges ahead.
Six Nations: Caelan Doris to make Ireland debut against Scotland
28/01/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 135
Leinster number eight Caelan Doris will make his Ireland debut in Saturday's Six Nations opener against Scotland in Dublin.
Migrant salary threshold fall recommended
28/01/2020 | news | politics | 2,505
Reducing the minimum by £4,400 would help recruit NHS staff and teachers, says an independent committee.
Call for powers to set up 'Scottish visa' system
27/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,282
Ministers want powers to be devolved for a "tailored" system that could boost immigration to Scotland.
Kyle Sinckler: Bristol Bears agree deal for England and Harlequins prop
27/01/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 323
Bristol Bears agree a deal to sign England prop Kyle Sinckler from fellow Premiership side Harlequins in the summer.
Premiership: Harlequins 41-14 Saracens - Quins thump relegated Sarries
26/01/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 279
Harlequins deepen Saracens' misery by thrashing the champions in their first Premiership match since their relegation was confirmed.
Unite union backs Long-Bailey for Labour leader
24/01/2020 | news | politics | 3,414
Unite leader Len McCluskey said the shadow business secretary had the "brains and brilliance" for the job.
Brexit: EU leaders sign UK withdrawal deal
24/01/2020 | news | world | 3,608
The deal formally ending UK membership is signed by EU leaders in Brussels.
Six Nations: Scotland's Finn Russell will not face Ireland after 'protocol breach'
23/01/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 877
Influential fly-half Finn Russell will not play in Scotland's Six Nations opener against Ireland next Saturday after "a breach of team protocol", Scottish Rugby have confirmed.
UK has 'crossed Brexit finish line', says Johnson
22/01/2020 | news | politics | 3,125
The prime minister urges the UK to "move forwards as one" as legislation securing the EU exit passes.
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.
Trade tensions rise as US threatens car tariffs
22/01/2020 | news | business | 2,020
The US has warned it could start taxing UK car exports if UK's tech tax goes ahead.
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.
Nigel Owens believes rugby could be made safer with fewer substitutions
22/01/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 256
International rugby referee Nigel Owens suggests the modern game could be made safer if there were fewer substitutions.
Saracens: Premiership Rugby urge club to be more transparent
21/01/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 567
Saracens have been urged to be more transparent with fans over how they came to be relegated to the Championship, says Premiership Rugby chief executive Darren Childs.
Steve Borthwick to join Leicester Tigers as head coach after England duties end
21/01/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 104
Steve Borthwick will join Leicester Tigers as head coach once he has completed his coaching commitments with England.
Dixons gets its sales figures the wrong way round
21/01/2020 | news | business | 645
Currys PC World owner reissues its Christmas trading statement to say sales went down, not up.
England: Six Nations will be good for Saracens players, says coach Eddie Jones
20/01/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 368
Eddie Jones says his Saracens players will thrive in adversity during the Six Nations, despite the salary cap crisis at the club.
Six Nations 2020: England call up eight uncapped players
20/01/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 556
England head coach Eddie Jones names eight uncapped players in his 34-man squad for the Six Nations.
Saracens relegated from Premiership at end of 2019-20 season for salary cap breaches
19/01/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 1,827
Premiership Rugby confirms Saracens will be relegated to the Championship this season after salary cap breaches.
Heineken Champions Cup: Permutations for final pool-stage matches
18/01/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 241
Saracens, Northampton, Gloucester, Glasgow and Ulster are set to duel it out for three quarter-final spots in the final round of pool matches in the Heineken Champions Cup.
Tears and relief as the UK's MEPs bid goodbye
16/01/2020 | news | politics | 1,369
It's been a "grim" last week for some but others are "delighted" to be leaving the European Parliament.
Don't just blame 2019 campaign - Starmer
16/01/2020 | news | politics | 303
The leadership hopeful tells the BBC's Laura Kuenssberg he can restore trust in Labour as a "force for good".
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.
Six Nations: Johnny Sexton to captain Ireland as Andy Farrell's reign begins
15/01/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 138
Johnny Sexton will succeed Rory Best as Ireland captain after being chosen to lead Andy Farrell's first squad.
Health secretary hints at end to A&E target
15/01/2020 | news | politics | 677
Matt Hancock tells BBC Radio 5 Live the government should be judged on "the right target".
Brexit day gathering in London gets go-ahead
15/01/2020 | news | politics | 2,126
Nigel Farage says the Parliament Square party on 31 January will mark a "big moment" in UK history.
Six Nations: Louis Rees-Zammit and Nick Tompkins called up by Wales
15/01/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 485
Teenage wing Louis Rees-Zammit and Saracens centre Nick Tompkins are among five uncapped players in Wayne Pivac's first Six Nations Wales squad.
Stuart Lancaster: Leinster redemption for former England coach
15/01/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 104
How former England coach Stuart Lancaster rebuilt his reputation in Dublin and helped develop one of Europe's most dominant teams.
Stuart Hogg: Exeter Chiefs full-back to captain Scotland in Six Nations
15/01/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 289
Stuart Hogg is named Scotland captain as head coach Gregor Townsend includes six uncapped players in his 38-man squad for this year's Six Nations.
Next phase of Labour leadership contest under way
15/01/2020 | news | politics | 423
Lisa Nandy wins the NUM's backing as the candidates seek endorsements from unions and local parties.
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.
James Hook: Ospreys and Wales back to retire at end of season
13/01/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 176
Wales back James Hook will retire from rugby at the end of the season as he eyes coaching and becoming a children's author.
Anthony Watson injured as Bath lose to Harlequins in Champions Cup
10/01/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 101
England winger Anthony Watson suffers another injury as he limps out of Bath's 25-19 defeat by Harlequins in the Champions Cup.
Deal 'holds NI to ransom' over health staff pay
10/01/2020 | news | uk | 823
Unison accuses Julian Smith of trying to infringe on human rights with Stormont deal.
MPs give final backing to Brexit bill
09/01/2020 | news | politics | 2,570
The Withdrawal Agreement Bill will now pass to the House of Lords for further scrutiny next week.
Six Nations: France coach Fabien Galthie unveils squad with 19 uncapped players
08/01/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 206
Fabien Galthie marks the start of his reign as France coach with a new-look squad for the Six Nations, featuring 19 uncapped players.
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.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Man Utd first half against Man City worst this season
07/01/2020 | sport | football | 1,002
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says his side hit a season low point in the EFL Cup loss to Manchester City.
Chris Ashton: Sale Sharks winger aims for Premiership try century
07/01/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 95
Sale's Chris Ashton says he is aiming for a record 100 Premiership tries before his club career is over.
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.
'Infrastructure revolution' in March Budget
06/01/2020 | news | business | 678
Chancellor Sajid Javid sets 11 March as the date for his first Budget - the first since the general election.
Rory Burns: England opener set to miss Sri Lanka tour
05/01/2020 | sport | cricket | 70
England opener Rory Burns is likely to miss the Sri Lanka series in March with the ankle injury which ended his tour of South Africa.
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.
Northern could lose rail franchise, says Shapps
02/01/2020 | news | business | 874
The transport secretary says he is "not prepared" to tolerate the firm's "unacceptable" performance.
Jonny Gray: Scotland lock nears Exeter Chiefs move
01/01/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 141
Glasgow lock Jonny Gray is expected to join Scotland team-mate Stuart Hogg at Exeter Chiefs next season.
Premiership: Exeter Chiefs beat Saracens 14-7 with superb defensive display
29/12/2019 | sport | rugbyunion | 244
Exeter produce a superb defensive display to beat champions Saracens and return to the top of the Premiership.
Premiership: Northampton beat Gloucester 33-26 in thriller despite Rees-Zammit hat-trick
28/12/2019 | sport | rugbyunion | 71
Welsh wing Louis Rees-Zammit claims a first hat-trick but Gloucester's narrow loss puts Northampton back top of the Premiership.
South Africa v England: Tourists collapse as 15 wickets fall on second day
27/12/2019 | sport | cricket | 631
An England batting collapse gives South Africa the upper hand in the first Test as 15 wickets fall on an entertaining second day in Centurion.
MPs back Johnson's plan to leave EU on 31 January
20/12/2019 | news | politics | 8,400
The PM says Brexit is "one step closer" after MPs back his EU withdrawal bill by a majority of 124.
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.
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".
Corbyn's 'comic indecision' on Brexit - Blair
17/12/2019 | news | politics | 2,496
Former prime minister Tony Blair says Labour "let our country down" at the general election.
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.
Thornberry 'warned Labour over Brexit neutrality'
16/12/2019 | news | politics | 1,652
The shadow foreign secretary told the BBC in September a pro-Remain stance would help its election chances.
Rob Kearney: Leinster full-back left out of Andy Farrell's 45-man Ireland squad
16/12/2019 | sport | rugbyunion | 70
Full-back Rob Kearney is omitted from a 45-man squad for Andy Farrell's first training session as Ireland coach in Dublin next week.
MPs' vote on Brexit bill planned for Friday
16/12/2019 | news | politics | 4,783
No 10 says the government wants to begin the legislation process before Christmas.
Rob Baxter: Exeter boss content to rule out England after signing new deal
16/12/2019 | sport | rugbyunion | 155
Exeter boss Rob Baxter says he is not a "career coach" after ruling himself out of an England role until at least 2023 by signing a new contract.
Johnson to welcome new MPs to Westminster
15/12/2019 | news | politics | 2,971
A priority will be a vote on the EU withdrawal bill that the PM wants to bring back before Christmas.
Let the healing begin, urges PM after poll win
13/12/2019 | news | politics | 5,831
Boris Johnson says he hopes his party's "extraordinary" election victory will bring "closure" to years of acrimony.
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.
Johnson: I will repay the trust of voters
13/12/2019 | news | politics | 6,284
The PM meets the Queen to ask to form a new government, following the Conservatives' election victory.
Leaders in final push for votes ahead of election
10/12/2019 | news | politics | 5,749
The party leaders focus on key messages in the critical final hours before polls open on Thursday.
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".
Labour Budget to 'end austerity' in first 100 days
08/12/2019 | news | politics | 7,011
John McDonnell says Labour would "remake government" in a February Budget if it wins the election.
PM 'misrepresenting' Brexit deal, says Corbyn
06/12/2019 | news | politics | 4,130
The Labour leader says he has "hard evidence" disproving claims there will be no border in the Irish Sea.