Coronavirus: University return ‘could spark Covid avalanche’

Coronavirus: University return ‘could spark Covid avalanche’

Publishedduration30 Augustimage copyrightGetty ImagesUniversities in the UK are being urged to scrap plans for face-to-face teaching until Christmas in order to prevent a second wave of coronavirus.Academics' union UCU said more than a million students moving around the country was "a recipe for disaster".But university bosses say they have worked hard to plan for a…
Portland clashes: Fatal shooting as rival groups protest

Portland clashes: Fatal shooting as rival groups protest

Publishedduration30 Augustmedia captionThe scene following the shooting of Aaron Danielson in Portland on 29 AugustA man has been shot dead in Oregon as a large procession of supporters of President Trump clashed with Black Lives Matter protesters in Portland. Images from the scene showed medics trying to save the man, who appeared to be white.Police…
Coronavirus: Life chances at risk if pupils don’t return to school, Williamson says

Coronavirus: Life chances at risk if pupils don’t return to school,...

Publishedduration30 Augustimage copyrightGetty ImagesParents who do not send their children back to school risk putting a "huge dent in their future life chances", the education secretary has warned.Millions of pupils in England and Wales return to the classroom this week.Gavin Williamson has insisted in an open letter that schools are safe.It comes after teachers criticised…
Coronavirus: How lockdown ‘robbed’ us of grieving for mum

Coronavirus: How lockdown ‘robbed’ us of grieving for mum

Coronavirus: How lockdown 'robbed' us of grieving for mumJenny Wilson’s mum Karen died just as the UK was going into lockdown.The 18-year-old’s mother was diagnosed with throat cancer in June 2019 and died on 17 March 2020.The family were unable to hold a public funeral because of coronavirus restrictions.Jenny told the BBC about the difficulties…
Canada statue of John A MacDonald toppled by activists in Montreal

Canada statue of John A MacDonald toppled by activists in Montreal

Publishedduration30 Augustimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionMontreal's downtown statue of Sir John A Macdonald was also decapitated in 1992Activists in Montreal have pulled down a statue of Canada's first prime minister Sir John A Macdonald, who was linked to cruel policies that killed many indigenous people in the late 19th Century.Video captured the moment the statue's head…
Coronavirus in Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon ‘concerned’ over 160 new cases

Coronavirus in Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon ‘concerned’ over 160 new cases

Publishedduration31 Augustmedia captionCoronavirus in Scotland: No 'one-size-fits-all approach' for local lockdownsNicola Sturgeon has voiced concerns after 160 more people tested positive for coronavirus in Scotland.The latest increase in new cases follows 123 reported on Sunday, with a number of "clusters" across Scotland.The first minister said the rise in cases was "partly the result of a…
Seven key moments from the MTV VMAs: Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd and more

Seven key moments from the MTV VMAs: Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift,...

By Helen BushbyEntertainment and arts reporterPublishedduration31 Augustimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionLady Gaga's flamboyant fashion sense included a variety of masks, which she wore throughout the showLady Gaga led this year's MTV VMAs, winning five awards, while BTS and Ariana Grande won four each and The Weeknd won video of the year.The ceremony, filmed at several outdoor…
Europa League draw: Tottenham to face Lokomotiv Plovdiv

Europa League draw: Tottenham to face Lokomotiv Plovdiv

Boss Jose Mourinho's Tottenham finished sixth in the Premier League last seasonTottenham will travel to Bulgarian side Lokomotiv Plovdiv in the second round of Europa League qualifying.All qualifying ties are being played as single-leg encounters behind closed doors on 17 September.Meanwhile, Motherwell visit Northern Ireland side Coleraine, while Rangers will travel to Gibraltar to play…
Coronavirus: ‘Covidiots’ criticised on Tui quarantine flight

Coronavirus: ‘Covidiots’ criticised on Tui quarantine flight

Publishedduration31 Augustimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionNearly 200 passengers on a flight back from the Greek island of Zante have been told to self-isolateA flight from Zante which left nearly 200 people facing two weeks' self-isolation was a "debacle" and a "free-for-all", passengers say.One traveller said the Tui flight was full of "covidiots" and "inept crew who…
What was Edinburgh’s Royal Mile like without the festivals?

What was Edinburgh’s Royal Mile like without the festivals?

By Angie BrownBBC Scotland, Edinburgh and East reporterPublishedduration31 Augustimage captionTodd Various said he enjoyed working as a street performer this year in Edinburgh's Royal MileHundreds of thousands of people descend on Edinburgh every August for the world's biggest arts festival.The Edinburgh Fringe attracts so many visitors that the Royal Mile - where street performers mix…
Coronavirus: Tui calls for ‘regional travel corridors’

Coronavirus: Tui calls for ‘regional travel corridors’

Publishedduration1 Septemberimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionIn a normal year, more than a million UK tourists visit Portugal's Algarve coastMinisters are considering reimposing quarantine measures for those arriving in the UK from Portugal as coronavirus cases rise, sources have told the BBC.The country has recorded more than 20 cases per 100,000 people in the past week.Normally when…
Belgian mayor’s heart found entombed in fountain

Belgian mayor’s heart found entombed in fountain

Publishedduration1 Septemberimage copyrightverviers.beimage captionThis small zinc casket containing ex-mayor Pierre David's heart was in the fountainAn ornate fountain in Verviers, eastern Belgium, has given up an object it held for more than a century: the heart of the city's first mayor.The organ, sealed in a jar of alcohol inside a small zinc casket, was found…
Tens of thousands of pupils absent from school in Scotland

Tens of thousands of pupils absent from school in Scotland

By Christopher SleightBBC Scotland newsPublishedduration1 Septemberimage copyrightGetty ImagesMore than 100,000 pupils in Scotland are absent from school with attendance down to 84.5%, according to Scottish government figures.Data collected from local authorities shows that more than 15.5% pupils were off school last Friday.However, only 22,821 of the absences are recorded as "Covid-19 related".The Scottish government said…
Jacob Blake: Father ‘refuses to play politics’ as Trump visits Kenosha

Jacob Blake: Father ‘refuses to play politics’ as Trump visits Kenosha

Publishedduration1 Septemberimage copyrightReutersimage captionJacob Blake's father said his son was "holding on for dear life" after he was shot by a police officerThe father of a black man shot by police has refused to "play politics" with his son's life when Donald Trump visits the city of Kenosha on Tuesday.Jacob Blake's shooting sparked a fresh…
Marcus Rashford brings food brand giants together to tackle child food poverty

Marcus Rashford brings food brand giants together to tackle child food...

Publishedduration1 Septembermedia caption"You should feel free, if you want to ask for help, to ask for help" - Rashford speaks to BBC Breakfast's Sally NugentFootballer Marcus Rashford has formed a taskforce with some of the UK's biggest food brands to try to help reduce child food poverty.The 22-year-old Manchester United forward successfully campaigned to extend…
Serena Williams through to US Open last 16 after battle with Sloane Stephens

Serena Williams through to US Open last 16 after battle with...

Serena Williams is looking for her first Grand Slam title since winning the 2017 Australian Open - when she was eight weeks pregnantVenue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 31 Aug-13 SeptCoverage: Selected live radio and text commentaries on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, BBC Sounds, the BBC Sport website and app.Six-time champion Serena Williams…
Daniel Prude: Grand jury to investigate ‘spit hood’ death

Daniel Prude: Grand jury to investigate ‘spit hood’ death

Publishedduration6 Septemberimage copyrightWe The People/ GoFundMeimage captionDaniel Prude died a week after he was restrained by policeNew York's attorney general has said a grand jury will be formed to investigate the death of Daniel Prude, an unarmed black man who suffocated after being restrained by police.Mr Prude - who suffered from mental health issues -…
Coronavirus: Test MPs for Covid-19 every day, says Speaker

Coronavirus: Test MPs for Covid-19 every day, says Speaker

Publishedduration6 Septemberimage copyrightUK Parliament/Jessica Taylorimage captionCrowded scenes like the ones during Brexit voting could return with regular testing, the Speaker suggestedMPs could be tested daily for coronavirus to allow them to safely fill the chamber of the House of Commons, the Speaker has suggested.Sir Lindsay Hoyle told Times Radio he had spoken to the NHS…
WW2 gunner’s son welcomes recovery of crashed bomber

WW2 gunner’s son welcomes recovery of crashed bomber

By Nic RigbyBBC News OnlinePublishedduration5 Septemberimage copyrightShrubsall familyimage captionSgt Leonard Shrubsall was part of the seven man crew of a Short Stirling BomberThe son of a crew member of a World War Two bomber that crashed into a lake in the Netherlands has welcomed the Dutch government operation to lift it.The Short Stirling Bomber, based…
Elinor Barker: ‘Spend time on sport rather than weighing kids’

Elinor Barker: ‘Spend time on sport rather than weighing kids’

Publishedduration6 Septemberimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionElinor Barker won gold in the team pursuit at the 2016 Rio OlympicsCyclist Elinor Barker has said time spent weighing children at school after lockdown would be better used helping them find a sport they love. The Olympic gold medallist from Cardiff said she had seen athletes starve and dehydrate themselves…
Covid: Australia hopes to roll out almost 85 million vaccine doses

Covid: Australia hopes to roll out almost 85 million vaccine doses

Publishedduration7 Septemberimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionThe first doses of the vaccines, if successful, could be distributed from JanuaryAustralia says it will secure almost 85 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine if two promising trials prove successful.Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the country had struck two deals that would allow free doses to be rolled out in…
Delhi metro: India’s largest subway reopens after Covid-19 shutdown

Delhi metro: India’s largest subway reopens after Covid-19 shutdown

Publishedduration7 Septemberimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionFew commuters took the service on Monday morningThe metro in the Indian capital, Delhi, has reopened more than five months after it was shut down to prevent the spread of coronavirus.It's India's largest rapid transport system - it carried 2.7 million passengers a day before the lockdown.Masks, social distancing and temperature…
Typhoon Haishen heads to South Korea after slamming Japan

Typhoon Haishen heads to South Korea after slamming Japan

Publishedduration7 Septemberimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionWaves crash on the coast as Typhoon Haishen approaches the Japanese prefecture of KagoshimaTyphoon Haishen has touched down in South Korea after slamming through southern Japan.The storm made landfall in Ulsan, just north of Busan, South Korea's second-largest city.More than 300 flights from 10 airports were cancelled, with some train services…
Birmingham stabbings: ‘Strong response’ to manhunt CCTV

Birmingham stabbings: ‘Strong response’ to manhunt CCTV

Publishedduration7 Septembermedia captionPolice are looking for this man after an attacker killed one victim and wounded seven other people.Police hunting a man suspected of killing one person and injuring seven others in stabbings across Birmingham city centre say they have had a "strong response" after releasing CCTV footage.The attacks in the early hours of Sunday…
Brexit: Ministers plan laws overriding part of withdrawal deal

Brexit: Ministers plan laws overriding part of withdrawal deal

Publishedduration7 Septemberimage copyrightEPAimage captionFinishing talks with the EU without striking a deal would still be a "good outcome", the PM will sayMinisters are planning new legislation that could override a key part of last year's EU withdrawal agreement. The move could change the nature of new Northern Ireland customs arrangements intended to prevent a return…
What is T20 cricket

What is T20 cricket

BBC commentator Aatif Nawaz explains how T20 cricket has "fundamentally changed the way cricket is played".WATCH MORE: 'That's the way to win a series' - England hit 17 in four balls to beat AustraliaListen to live coverage of the third T20 international between England and Australia on Tuesday, 8 September from 17:45 BST on BBC…
Australian journalists flown out of China ‘amid diplomatic standoff’

Australian journalists flown out of China ‘amid diplomatic standoff’

Publishedduration8 Septembermedia captionBill Birtles: "It was a whirlwind week"The last two reporters working in China for Australian media have flown home after a five-day diplomatic standoff.The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Bill Birtles and the Australian Financial Review's Mike Smith landed in Sydney on Tuesday.Chinese authorities questioned both men before their departure. The ABC reported Birtles was…
Champion Barty pulls out of French Open over coronavirus

Champion Barty pulls out of French Open over coronavirus

Publishedduration8 Septemberimage copyrightPA Mediaimage captionAshleigh Barty won her first singles Grand Slam at Roland Garros last yearWorld number one Ashleigh Barty has decided not to defend her French Open tennis title this year, pulling out of the tournament because of coronavirus.The Australian said last year's event at Roland Garros had been "the most special tournament…
Coronavirus: ‘Long Covid’ patients need treatment programme, doctors say

Coronavirus: ‘Long Covid’ patients need treatment programme, doctors say

By Helen Clifton & Jane DeithFile on 4Publishedduration8 Septembermedia captionKeen cyclist Meredith says she is still suffering from Covid-19 symptoms months after getting itGreater NHS support is needed for people chronically ill for months with Covid-19 symptoms, experts have told BBC Radio 4's File on 4.The Royal College of GPs is calling for a national…
F1 world champion Hamilton to launch Extreme E team

F1 world champion Hamilton to launch Extreme E team

Hamilton is bidding for a record-equalling F1 world title this yearSix-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton will enter a team in the new Extreme E racing series.Briton Hamilton, 35, said the new climate-aware sport, which is scheduled to begin in January 2021, appealed "because of its environmental focus".His X44 team will race electric SUVs…
Moria migrants: Fire destroys Greece’s camp on Lesbos

Moria migrants: Fire destroys Greece’s camp on Lesbos

Publishedduration9 Septembermedia captionThe BBC's Jean Mackenzie spent time speaking to people at the camp just six months ago and reflects on her experiences thereFires have destroyed Greece's largest migrant camp, an overcrowded facility on the island of Lesbos, leaving nearly 13,000 people without shelter.Some 20 firefighters battled the blaze at the Moria camp - designed…
Coronavirus: Social gatherings above six banned in England from 14 September

Coronavirus: Social gatherings above six banned in England from 14 September

Publishedduration9 Septembermedia captionHealth Secretary Matt Hancock says the new rule will help prevent a second peakSocial gatherings of more than six people will be illegal in England from Monday - with some exemptions - amid a steep rise in coronavirus cases.The law change will ban larger groups meeting anywhere socially indoors or outdoors, the government…
Brexit: Ministers to unveil law on policing UK trade

Brexit: Ministers to unveil law on policing UK trade

Publishedduration9 Septemberimage copyrightPA Mediaimage captionEU negotiator Michel Barnier arrives in London for talksThe government will later publish plans which could override key elements of its Brexit deal with Brussels, in breach of international law.The Internal Market Bill will set out how powers currently held by the EU will be shared out after the post-Brexit transition…
Coronavirus: Oxford University vaccine trial paused after participant falls ill

Coronavirus: Oxford University vaccine trial paused after participant falls ill

Publishedduration9 SeptemberFinal clinical trials for a coronavirus vaccine, developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, have been put on hold after a participant had a suspected adverse reaction in the UK.AstraZeneca described it as a "routine" pause in the case of "an unexplained illness". The outcome of vaccine trials is being closely watched around the world.The…
Coronavirus: Gatherings ban, vaccine trial halted and student struggles

Coronavirus: Gatherings ban, vaccine trial halted and student struggles

Here are five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Wednesday morning. We'll have another update for you at 18:00 BST. 1. 'Safe six'Social gatherings of more than six people are to be banned in England in an effort to curb a steep rise in coronavirus cases. The ban will come in…
England’s Morgan & Roy fit for Australia ODI series

England’s Morgan & Roy fit for Australia ODI series

Venue: Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester Date: 11 September Time: 13:00 BSTCoverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, Radio 4 LW, online, tablets, mobiles and BBC Sport app. Live text commentary and in-play clips on the BBC Sport website. Highlights on BBC Two at 23:20 BST.England captain Eoin Morgan and…
Stonehaven derailment: Report says climate change impact on railways ‘accelerating’

Stonehaven derailment: Report says climate change impact on railways ‘accelerating’

Publishedduration10 Septembermedia captionStonehaven derailment: Work to remove train carriages beginsNetwork Rail has admitted that the impact of climate change on its network "is an area that is accelerating faster than our assumptions".It said a fatal derailment near Stonehaven on 12 August showed that the industry must improve its response to extreme weather.The driver, conductor and…
Winchester school bus bridge crash leaves children injured

Winchester school bus bridge crash leaves children injured

Publishedduration10 Septembermedia captionThree children were seriously injured in the crashThree children were seriously injured when their school bus hit a railway bridge.The double-decker's roof was torn off in the crash in Wellhouse Lane, Winchester, shortly after 08:10 BST.Pupils from Henry Beaufort School "started screaming" when the roof fell on top of them, leaving a further…
Coronavirus: Maximum size of gatherings in Scotland cut to six

Coronavirus: Maximum size of gatherings in Scotland cut to six

Publishedduration10 Septembermedia captionScotland sets 'rule of six' for people meeting upThe number of people allowed to meet up in Scotland has been cut to six amid concerns about the coronavirus pandemic "accelerating".It came as First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced a "tightening and extension" of lockdown rules.Changes planned for next week have been put back until…
Coronavirus: No student parties and more online learning

Coronavirus: No student parties and more online learning

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Thousands of students are preparing to return to university after the coronavirus lockdown Universities should switch to full online learning only as a last resort in the event of a local coronavirus outbreak, new guidance says.The hundreds of thousands of students due to arrive at England's universities in the…
Coronavirus: Birmingham lockdown restrictions increased

Coronavirus: Birmingham lockdown restrictions increased

Publishedduration11 Septemberimage copyrightPA Mediaimage captionRestrictions will begin in the second city on TuesdayHouseholds in Birmingham have been banned from mixing in new lockdown measures announced following a spike in coronavirus cases.The rate of infection has more than doubled in the city in a week to 90.3 cases per 100,000.The measures also cover neighbouring Sandwell and…
Coronavirus: UK epidemic growing as R number goes above 1

Coronavirus: UK epidemic growing as R number goes above 1

Image copyright Getty Images Public health officials have warned of "worrying signs" of infection among the elderly, as an official measure indicated the UK's epidemic is growing again.The R number was raised to between 1 and 1.2 for the first time since March.Any number above one indicates the number of infections is increasing.The number of…
Coronavirus: Face masks in shops to be mandatory in Wales

Coronavirus: Face masks in shops to be mandatory in Wales

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFirst Minister Mark Drakeford says he is confident there will be "good levels of compliance"People in Wales must wear face masks in shops and other indoor public spaces from Monday as coronavirus cases rise.First Minister Mark Drakeford said the change was because 20 people in every 100,000…
Roglic extends overall lead as Martinez claims maiden Tour de France stage win

Roglic extends overall lead as Martinez claims maiden Tour de France...

Martinez prevailed after an arduous battle with KamnaPrimoz Roglic extended his lead in the yellow jersey on the Tour de France after Daniel Martinez claimed a superb win on stage 13.Roglic and fellow Slovenian Tadej Pogacar dropped all of their rivals on a gruelling final climb to Puy Mary.Defending champion Egan Bernal slipped to third…
Coronavirus: What are the new local lockdown rules?

Coronavirus: What are the new local lockdown rules?

Image copyright Getty Images Tighter coronavirus restrictions are being introduced in the north of England and Northern Ireland.Liverpool City Region, Warrington, Hartlepool and Middlesbrough are imposing new local measures from Saturday 3 October. The area covered by Derry City and Strabane council is also introducing new restrictions on 5 October.What new measures are being introduced?In…
Salah hat-trick sees Liverpool sink Leeds in seven-goal classic

Salah hat-trick sees Liverpool sink Leeds in seven-goal classic

Mohamed Salah is the first Liverpool player to score a hat-trick in the opening game of a league season since John Aldridge against Charlton in 1988-89Leeds United made a dramatic return to the Premier League after a 16-year absence as they produced a magnificent display only to lose to a late penalty in a thriller…
Strictly Come Dancing: Blackpool special cancelled for 2020

Strictly Come Dancing: Blackpool special cancelled for 2020

The annual Strictly Come Dancing special in Blackpool will not take place this year, the BBC has confirmed.A BBC spokesman said while contestants would not physically go to Blackpool's Tower Ballroom in 2020, they would still be "celebrating the iconic venue" from Elstree studio.It follows changes made to the show due to coronavirus restrictions. Beginning…
US wildfires leave dozens missing in Oregon, state governor says

US wildfires leave dozens missing in Oregon, state governor says

Image copyright EPA Image caption Wildfires swept through the town of Berry Creek in California More than 30 people have been killed by wildfires that are sweeping through US West Coast states, officials say.Dozens of people are missing in Oregon alone, with one emergency official saying the state should be preparing for a "mass fatality…
Coronavirus testing system ‘falling over’

Coronavirus testing system ‘falling over’

Image copyright Getty Images People across England have told BBC News they are struggling to access coronavirus tests. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said last week that no-one should have to travel more than 75 miles for a test, after the BBC revealed some were being sent hundreds of miles away. But dozens have now reported…
Brexit: Michael Gove says bill will protect ‘integrity’ of UK

Brexit: Michael Gove says bill will protect ‘integrity’ of UK

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMichael Gove: "What we can't have... is the EU disrupting or putting at threat the integrity of the UK"Michael Gove has defended plans to override parts of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement as a means of protecting the "integrity" of the UK.The Cabinet Office minister said the UK…