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Covid: UK records 1,610 daily deaths

UK News BBC News Feed - 1 hour 6 min ago
The total number of deaths within 28 days of a positive test has surpassed 90,000.

Covid: Politicians drank on Senedd premises despite booze ban

UK News BBC News Feed - 1 hour 23 min ago
A group of members drank alcohol on Welsh Parliament premises, days into a ban on its sale in pubs.

Covid: Marylebone rail workers 'held lockdown baby shower' at closed station patisserie

UK News BBC News Feed - 1 hour 26 min ago
Staff say there was a Covid outbreak after the "party" in a shut patisserie at Marylebone station.

Meghan 'would have known letter could become public', argues Mail on Sunday in court case

UK News BBC News Feed - 1 hour 31 min ago
Lawyers for the Mail on Sunday claim in court she knew a letter to her father could be made public.

Only 1% of UK university professors are black

UK News BBC News Feed - 1 hour 38 min ago
Out of 23,000 professors in UK universities only 155 are black, official figures reveal.

Covid-19: No vaccine postcode lottery in NI, say doctors

UK News BBC News Feed - 1 hour 47 min ago
All practices will have their own rollout plan but they have to meet official targets, says GP committee.

Covid in Scotland: Schools to stay closed as lockdown extended

UK News BBC News Feed - 1 hour 55 min ago
Mainland Scotland and some islands to remain under toughest coronavirus rules until at least mid-February.

Schools may reopen region by region, says medical adviser

UK News BBC News Feed - 2 hours 16 sec ago
Top medical adviser suggests schools in England may reopen region by region after lockdown.

Covid in Scotland: Barra and Vatersay to enter level 4 lockdown

UK News BBC News Feed - 2 hours 24 min ago
A Covid outbreak has led to the tighter restrictions on Barra and Vatersay in the Western Isles.

Covid: Hospital children's unit moved to free up adult beds

UK News BBC News Feed - 3 hours 47 sec ago
Activity at a paediatric intensive care unit in Leicester is being moved to Birmingham.

Coal mine go-ahead 'undermines climate summit'

UK News BBC News Feed - 3 hours 41 min ago
The UK's push to secure a deal over fossil fuels is being undercut by a decision to allow a new coal mine, MPs warn.

COP26: Photographer to highlight climate change in exhibition

UK News BBC News Feed - 4 hours 6 sec ago
Wildlife photographer Brian Matthews hopes his subjects will be a hit at the COP26 conference.

Smart motorway death 'treated as PR exercise by transport minister'

UK News BBC News Feed - 4 hours 24 min ago
Claire Mercer says ministers wanted to parade her as a grieving widow at the launch of a safety review.

Covid: Positive antibody tests doubled since autumn

UK News BBC News Feed - 4 hours 35 min ago
Some 10% of the UK population is showing signs of recent infection, a doubling since October, says ONS.

HSBC to close 82 branches this year

UK News BBC News Feed - 4 hours 43 min ago
The bank has named the branches that will close between April and September, but aims to avoid redundancies.

Verbier: British skier killed in avalanche in Swiss Alps

UK News BBC News Feed - 5 hours 8 min ago
The unnamed man lived in Verbier - where the incident happened, police said.

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby gets Covid jab

UK News BBC News Feed - 6 hours 37 min ago
The Most Reverend Justin Welby encourages everyone to be vaccinated and ignore 'rumour-mongering'.

Covid: Health secretary Matt Hancock self-isolating after app alert

UK News BBC News Feed - 7 hours 19 min ago
Matt Hancock says he will stay home and urged others to do the same if "pinged" by the app.

Storm Christoph: Flood warnings in parts of England

UK News BBC News Feed - 7 hours 30 min ago
A 'major incident' is declared in South Yorkshire as rain is set to batter northern and central England.

Covid: Self-employed mothers 'deserve equal help'

UK News BBC News Feed - 7 hours 57 min ago
Campaigners say 75,000 women who took maternity leave are losing out on government Covid payments.

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