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Sinopharm: Chinese Covid vaccine gets WHO emergency approval

Fri, 07/05/2021 - 6:16pm
It says the Sinopharm vaccine, which has been given to millions of people, is safe and effective.

Covid-19: Quarantine-free travel list revealed and face mask added to medieval shrine

Fri, 07/05/2021 - 5:57pm
Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Friday evening.

Zverev beats Nadal on clay for first time to reach Madrid Open semi-finals

Fri, 07/05/2021 - 5:34pm
Germany's Alexander Zverev beats Rafael Nadal for the first time on clay to reach the Madrid Open semi-finals.

How many cases in my area?

Fri, 07/05/2021 - 4:50pm
Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area.

Brazil violence: Rio police accused by residents of abuses in raid

Fri, 07/05/2021 - 3:33pm
Residents of a Rio de Janeiro slum accuse police of violence and abuses in a raid that left 25 dead.

Knife crime: St John Ambulance to teach teens to help stab victims

Fri, 07/05/2021 - 3:24pm
In a new scheme, St John Ambulance will teach children as young as 14 how to treat a stab wound.

Hamilton leads Mercedes one-two in second practice for Spanish GP

Fri, 07/05/2021 - 3:12pm
Lewis Hamilton leads a Mercedes one-two in second practice at the Spanish Grand Prix as Max Verstappen fails to set a representative lap time.

Covid: St Albans cathedral's new carving features facemask

Fri, 07/05/2021 - 2:52pm
The restoration of a shrine takes more than a year, having been interrupted by the pandemic.

India's Covid pandemic: Girl, 5, separated from family by Australia restrictions

Fri, 07/05/2021 - 2:51pm
Drisya and Dilin have not seen their daughter for 17 months due to Australia's Covid border closures.

Elections 2021: Labour insiders on Starmer, what went wrong and how to fix it

Fri, 07/05/2021 - 2:42pm
Sir Keir Starmer took charge of Labour a year ago and has faced his first challenge at the polls.

Barrymore pool death: Stuart Lubbock's father says 'truth will come out'

Fri, 07/05/2021 - 1:46pm
The ailing father of Stuart Lubbock, who died in 2001, says he has "done his best" for his son.

Players like Farrell can find 'confidence' again with Lions - Gatland

Fri, 07/05/2021 - 1:41pm
Players like England captain Owen Farrell can return to "playing with some confidence" on this summer's British and Irish Lions tour, hopes head coach Warren Gatland.

'Not my problem' if Champions League race is distorted - Solskjaer faces 'impossible' squad decisions

Fri, 07/05/2021 - 1:36pm
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says it is "not my problem" if he distorts the battle for Champions League places by fielding under-strength teams.

Poplar fire: London tower block blaze leaves two men in hospital

Fri, 07/05/2021 - 1:31pm
London Fire Brigade said 38 adults and four children were evacuated from the 19-storey building.

Covid travel rules: 'Green list' countries to be revealed

Fri, 07/05/2021 - 1:11pm
England’s list of “green countries”, with fewest restrictions, is expected to be released later.

Noel Clarke: BBC 'shocked' by allegations of harassment on Doctor Who set

Fri, 07/05/2021 - 12:59pm
The Guardian newspaper reports that five women allege he sexually harassed them on the Doctor Who set.

Julia James: Man's photo issued in PCSO murder hunt

Fri, 07/05/2021 - 12:51pm
Police say the man, who was in Aylesham the day after Julia James died, could help the inquiry.

Twitter adds 'tip jar' to pay for good tweeting

Fri, 07/05/2021 - 12:17pm
Twitter launches a new payment feature for good tweets - but it comes with privacy concerns.

Under 40s to be offered alternative to AZ vaccine

Fri, 07/05/2021 - 12:01pm
Link to rare blood clots leads to shift in vaccination programme for younger age groups.

Spanish Grand Prix: Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas tops first practice session

Fri, 07/05/2021 - 11:54am
Valtteri Bottas heads Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton in a tight first practice session at the Spanish Grand Prix.