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GCSE and A-level results 'could be affected by bias'
GCSE and A-level students in England could get poor grades due to bias from teachers, say MPs
(Sat, 11 Jul 2020 02:01:44 GMT)

Nóra Quoirin death: Malaysian authorities to begin inquest in August
The family of the teenager who died in Malaysia in August last year have campaigned for an inquest.
(Sat, 11 Jul 2020 02:08:28 GMT)

MoD announces measures to tackle 'unacceptable' discrimination
A 24-hour helpline and training on how to call out inappropriate behaviour are part of the plans.
(Sat, 11 Jul 2020 03:02:39 GMT)

Iron Age 'mystery' murder victim found in Wendover HS2 dig
A Stonehenge-style wooden formation and a lead-lined Roman burial are also among the finds.
(Fri, 10 Jul 2020 23:04:18 GMT)

Coronavirus: Downturn must not increase north-south divide, Labour warns
Labour urges the government not to leave regions behind after the PM promised to "level up" the country.
(Sat, 11 Jul 2020 02:24:32 GMT)

Coronavirus: Holiday homes in Wales reopen after lockdown
Holidaymakers are due to arrive at cottages and caravans in Wales for the first time since March.
(Fri, 10 Jul 2020 23:03:14 GMT)

Coronavirus: Taxpayers to lose billions to virus fraud - report
Fraud and error could cost the government between £1.3bn and £7.9bn, a think tank estimates.
(Sat, 11 Jul 2020 02:52:28 GMT)

Coronavirus: No 10 considering mandatory face masks in shops in England
Face coverings are already compulsory on transport in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus.
(Fri, 10 Jul 2020 21:18:06 GMT)

Ghislaine Maxwell requests bail due to 'significant' coronavirus risk
The British socialite denies grooming underage girls for the late paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
(Fri, 10 Jul 2020 20:13:43 GMT)

Leicester lockdown factories 'almost doubled staff' during Covid-19
A whistleblower in Leicester says demand for cheap clothing left workers exposed to Covid-19.
(Fri, 10 Jul 2020 16:22:04 GMT)

Shropshire maternity scandal: Hundreds more cases under review
Inquiry into care by NHS trust is now assessing about 1,500 cases, the BBC learns.
(Fri, 10 Jul 2020 16:00:22 GMT)

EasyJet 'using sickness records to decide job cuts'
Pilots say the airline will include sick days when assessing job losses - a claim EasyJet rejects.
(Fri, 10 Jul 2020 15:11:20 GMT)

Coronavirus lockdown: Parents 'frustrated' by birth registration delays
Parents say it is frustrating to wait months to register their babies, as councils face large backlogs.
(Fri, 10 Jul 2020 19:58:23 GMT)

Coronavirus: Lockdown song written by Cardiff children
Schoolchildren sing about their worries for relatives and wanting to see friends again.
(Fri, 10 Jul 2020 23:01:50 GMT)

Coronavirus: Welsh pubs and cafes to reopen indoors on 3 August
Wales had been the only part of the UK not to set a date for the reopening of indoor hospitality.
(Fri, 10 Jul 2020 18:00:08 GMT)

Coronavirus: Face coverings now compulsory in Scotland's shops
In a bid to suppress coronavirus, people in Scotland must now cover their face when they enter shops.
(Fri, 10 Jul 2020 13:48:09 GMT)

Micheál Martin: Irish PM 'concerned about GB-Ireland travel'
Micheál Martin says he stands over advice that warns against travel off the island of Ireland.
(Fri, 10 Jul 2020 13:24:49 GMT)

Coronavirus: When can I go to the gym, nail salon, tattoo studio or pool?
As lockdown eases, more activities will soon be allowed.
(Fri, 10 Jul 2020 10:54:43 GMT)

Coronavirus: Evening update as No 10 considers face coverings in shops rule
Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this Friday evening.
(Fri, 10 Jul 2020 16:50:37 GMT)

Coronavirus: Who should wear a face mask or face covering?
Face coverings are compulsory on public transport in England and Scotland.
(Fri, 10 Jul 2020 17:22:01 GMT)

Coronavirus: Can I get travel insurance and what are my travel rights?
As quarantine rules are relaxed, holidays are back on the agenda but will your insurance cover you?
(Fri, 10 Jul 2020 07:56:07 GMT)

Coronavirus: 'Big fat British Asian weddings' forced to slim down
How has the coronavirus pandemic hit the Asian weddings industry in the UK?
(Thu, 09 Jul 2020 23:12:07 GMT)

Coronavirus: The British-Pakistani doctors saving lives in both countries
From his laptop in Essex, Dr Tahir Akhtar is advising Pakistani doctors on treating coronavirus patients.
(Thu, 09 Jul 2020 23:48:53 GMT)

Coronavirus: Outdoor concerts, plays and opera get government go-ahead
Open-air gigs, festivals and theatre shows can resume from this weekend, the government says.
(Thu, 09 Jul 2020 17:01:27 GMT)

The Italian prisoners who found 'escape' in football
The last surviving Italian PoW to have been held in Orkney recalls the importance of football for those in the camps.
(Fri, 10 Jul 2020 23:17:35 GMT)

Instagram: From boy bullied for acne to beauty guru
Scott McGlynn says bullies targeted him at school, leaving him lonely and depressed.
(Fri, 10 Jul 2020 23:02:29 GMT)

Coronavirus: Disabled job hunters 'should not be forgotten'
One woman said potential employers would hear she had MS and "the call would go dead".
(Fri, 10 Jul 2020 23:04:02 GMT)

'I left Smile Bank today due to the ongoing outage'
Smile Bank customers have been unable to access their accounts for days due to an ongoing outage.
(Fri, 10 Jul 2020 20:47:52 GMT)

Coronavirus: How libraries provided a lifeline in lockdown
Libraries kept in touch with customers via various acts of kindness as the coronavirus pandemic hit.
(Fri, 10 Jul 2020 13:49:33 GMT)

'I'm furious that we can't reopen'
Beauty salons and gyms in England get a date to reopen but some treatments remain blacklisted.
(Thu, 09 Jul 2020 21:03:16 GMT)

What are my rights if I'm stopped and searched?
Why is the police watchdog launching a review into whether the tactic is discriminatory?
(Fri, 10 Jul 2020 10:20:02 GMT)

Battle of Britain: The schoolgirl who helped design the Spitfire
Meet the young mathematician who helped design the Spitfire, the iconic aircraft that took part in the Battle of Britain, which started 80 years ago today.
(Fri, 10 Jul 2020 10:11:57 GMT)

Mike Skinner: 'Music is genuine chaos'
The Streets man drops a mixtape of rap duets ahead of a musical film about his recent life as a DJ.
(Fri, 10 Jul 2020 01:02:50 GMT)

John Lewis: Watford store closure 'incredibly sad for our town'
How will the loss of a store giant affect one town's high street?
(Thu, 09 Jul 2020 17:06:07 GMT)

The Crown: Netflix adds final sixth season to cover 1990s royal drama
There was too much royal drama in the '90s to fit into a single final season of the Netflix hit.
(Thu, 09 Jul 2020 16:19:55 GMT)

UK universities comply with China's internet restrictions
But universities reject that tests on online learning in China are accepting "censorship".
(Thu, 09 Jul 2020 08:21:25 GMT)

Rishi Sunak's Summer statement: 'We've been overlooked'
Under-30s have been hardest hit in lockdown, so what did they think of the chancellor's summer update?
(Wed, 08 Jul 2020 14:43:52 GMT)

What is VAT and how does it work?
Rishi Sunak is cutting VAT on hospitality and tourism, but how does the tax work?
(Wed, 08 Jul 2020 13:08:31 GMT)

Pop music is getting faster (and happier)
After years of slower beats and introspective lyrics, pop is becoming optimistic again. Here's why.
(Thu, 09 Jul 2020 01:13:23 GMT)

Killing Eve: How author Luke Jennings created Villanelle
We speak to the man who created the character of Villanelle, author Luke Jennings.
(Wed, 08 Jul 2020 02:47:15 GMT)

'I was terrified to put on weight' - the 'culture of fear' in British gymnastics
In a special investigation, several gymnasts tell BBC Sport of an alleged "culture of fear" in the sport of weight shaming and abuse.
(Tue, 07 Jul 2020 21:27:01 GMT)

The spying game: China's global network
The latest controversy around Huawei has shone a spotlight on the murky world of Chinese espionage.
(Tue, 07 Jul 2020 21:17:57 GMT)

Shooting celebrities: Thirty years behind the lens
Celebrity portrait photographer Andy Gotts celebrates 30 years behind the camera.
(Tue, 07 Jul 2020 22:51:46 GMT)

Cumberlege review: The patients who fought for answers
The way patients' concerns over side effects were dealt with is addressed in a long-awaited review.
(Tue, 07 Jul 2020 21:13:25 GMT)

UK social distancing rules - one metre or two metres?
The UK government is advising people to practise social distancing, but the distance varies depending on where you are.
(Thu, 09 Jul 2020 19:18:47 GMT)

What are the questions for Ghislaine Maxwell?
The arrest of Jeffrey Epstein's former girlfriend has reignited interest in her and her alleged role in Epstein's abuse of minors.
(Fri, 10 Jul 2020 07:38:09 GMT)

Stormzy's surprise paint job for Croydon teen's bedroom
The musician also talks about why he was cheering at the recent Black Lives Matter protests in London.
(Wed, 08 Jul 2020 23:30:02 GMT)

Former police chief: 'Raoul Moat isn’t a hero'
Officer who led manhunt for Moat speaks about the operation 10 years on.
(Thu, 09 Jul 2020 07:52:38 GMT)

Black Lives Matter: What is systemic racism? Kids’ questions answered
A politician, historian and academic answer kids' questions on Black Lives Matter.
(Wed, 08 Jul 2020 23:08:29 GMT)

Rishi Sunak: Three things to know from chancellor's speech
The BBC's Nick Eardley gives the lowdown on Rishi Sunak's economic plan after the Covid-19 lockdown.
(Wed, 08 Jul 2020 16:31:00 GMT)

Newspaper headlines: 'Wear masks in shops' and 'get back to the office'
The papers cover the PM urging people to wear face coverings in shops and return to work if they can.
(Fri, 10 Jul 2020 23:38:36 GMT)

Kelly Fauvrelle death: Aaron McKenzie guilty of murder
Aaron McKenzie stabbed Kelly Fauvrelle, who was 33 weeks pregnant, 21 times while she slept.
(Fri, 10 Jul 2020 18:30:50 GMT)

Coronavirus: Jet2 suspends all flights to Spain from Scotland
The airline halts flights for the next two weeks after the Scottish government left Spain off the quarantine exemption list.
(Fri, 10 Jul 2020 17:49:07 GMT)

Bobby Storey: Belfast City Council votes for independent inquiry into cremation
It comes after a leaked report into events at the crematorium says fewer than 30 mourners were present.
(Fri, 10 Jul 2020 15:38:13 GMT)

Betsi Cadwaladr: Full report on psychiatric ward must be released
A redacted report published in 2015 describes the unit as being "in serious trouble".
(Fri, 10 Jul 2020 23:02:09 GMT)

Leicester lockdown: The loneliness of the lockdown city
As the lockdown is extended in the city, how is it affecting the most isolated residents?
(Fri, 10 Jul 2020 23:05:56 GMT)

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