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Coronavirus: UK measures 'making a difference'

People are heeding the advice to stay home to keep pressure off the NHS - and it's working, says adviser.

Coronavirus: Trump says US in good shape to meet 'peak'

The US president says he is confident American hospitals will have enough ventilators to cope.

Coronavirus: Free school meals children to get food vouchers

Ministers say the vouchers could be available to families in England as early as Tuesday afternoon.

Blood test 'can check for more than 50 types of cancer'

The test could help diagnose tumours sooner, often before any symptoms, scientists hope.

Woodmancote murder probe: Two adults and two children found dead

The four bodies found at the country property are believed to be members of the same family.

Coronavirus: Millions of garden plants set to be binned

The Horticultural Trades Association says many producers could go bust because of the coronavirus.

Coronavirus: US death rates v China, Italy and South Korea

The US has seen its cases spike dramatically in recent days and these graphs show what could be in store.

Coronavirus: Airport handlers at risk of collapse

Aviation services companies are calling on the government for urgent assistance due to the pandemic.

Lack of childcare 'forcing key workers to stay home'

As many childcare providers close their doors, key workers with young children tell the BBC they are "stuck".

Coronavirus: Foreign Office links up with airlines to fly stranded Britons home

Foreign Office to work with airlines to get tens of thousands home - and spend £75m on other charter flights.

Delay Brexit deadline amid coronavirus, say MEPS

The UK is due to stop following EU rules by the end of 2020 but a group of MEPs say the date should be pushed back.

Jack Grealish: Aston Villa captain 'embarrassed' after car incident

Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish says he is "deeply embarrassed" after being pictured at the scene of a car accident on Sunday.

The Papers: 'Sickening abuse' and 'overzealous' police warning

The abuse of NHS staff and a warning to officers not to be "overzealous" in enforcing social distancing are among the front page stories.

Coronavirus: Protecting yourself in a migrant camp

The often unsanitary conditions in refugee and migrant camps, like this one on Lesbos, pose a challenge for residents trying to avoid coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Has the virus brought borders back to Europe?

The BBC’s Gavin Lee took a road trip in Europe's Schengen area to see how free movement has changed.

How (not) to cut your hair at home

Stuck at home, some people have enlisted their children to help cut their hair.

In pictures: Building NHS Nightingale Hospital London

The temporary hospital, in London's Docklands area, will have between 4,000 and 5,000 beds.

In pictures: Daily life with the coronavirus

Images from around the world as the coronavirus continues to spread.

Coronavirus: Britons stranded in the Philippines

Travel restrictions and growing costs mean hundreds of foreign travellers are unable to get home.

The Marvel Spiderman artist teaching children in Ireland to draw

Irish artist Will Sliney is keeping thousands of kids entertained with daily drawing challenges.

Coronavirus: How do I get a food parcel?

At least 50,000 free weekly food parcels are to be sent out to clinically vulnerable people in England.

Coronavirus: The good that can come out of an upside-down world

There are reasons to believe the world may emerge from this upheaval enhanced, writes Matthew Syed.

'The phone slipped into the bath': Conference call tales

How to avoid some of the pitfalls of teleconferencing and how it is changing the way we meet and do business.

Coronavirus: What should you do if you are stuck abroad?

The government has outlined plans aimed at bringing stranded Britons home.

Coronavirus: Why are planes still flying?

A number of global airlines are still running passenger flights amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: Why are British travellers struggling to get home?

UK tourists stranded around the world want to know why more is not being done to help them get home.

Coronavirus doctor's diary: Why are people stealing hospital supplies?

Dr John Wright explains how Bradford Royal Infirmary is preparing for a "tsunami" of Covid-19 cases.

Kane 'stupid' not to leave Spurs if he wants to win league - Sutton

Harry Kane would be "stupid" not to leave Tottenham if Liverpool or Manchester City came in for the England striker, says Chris Sutton.

Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics: New dates confirmed for 2021

The Tokyo Olympic Games will start on 23 July, 2021 and finish 8 August, with the Paralympics following from 24 August to 5 September.

Sixty-six clubs call for FA to 'urgently' reconsider decision to expunge season

Sixty-six non-league clubs send an open letter to the Football Association, calling for it to "urgently" reconsider expunging their seasons.

Coronavirus in F1: Red Bull's Helmut Marko told team's drivers to become infected

Red Bull motorsport boss Helmut Marko says he told his team's drivers to become infected with coronavirus while the season is in hiatus.

Lancashire chairman Hodgkiss dies after contracting coronavirus

Lancashire chairman David Hodgkiss dies at the age of 71 after contracting coronavirus.

'The support has really motivated me' - crowd-funded Dasaolu sets sights on Tokyo after overcoming injury

How personal training and public generosity are fuelling James Dasaolu's bid to return as Britain's sprint king at next year's Olympics.

Saunders has boxing licence suspended after domestic abuse 'advice' video

Billy Joe Saunders has his boxing licence suspended after he released a video advising men how to hit their female partners.

Coronavirus information: What should I do?

Step-by-step, what to do to help prevent the spread of the virus.

Coronavirus: A visual guide to the pandemic

Key charts explaining how the respiratory virus has spread and how it is being dealt with.

Coronavirus: How to wash your hands - in 20 seconds

Dr Adele McCormick from the University of Westminster demonstrates how to wash your hands.

Coronavirus: Is the UK testing enough people?

The UK is lagging behind many comparable countries when it comes to coronavirus tests.

Coronavirus in UK: How many confirmed cases are there in your area?

Key graphics explaining how coronavirus has spread in the UK and the government's response.

Coronavirus: What are social distancing and self-isolation?

Everybody should be avoiding non-essential contact, and you should stay at home wherever possible.

Coronavirus update:: Why does staying at home help?

After Boris Johnson brings in new measures, the BBC explains why staying in is a matter of life and death.

Coronavirus symptoms: What are they and how do I protect myself?

The virus is spreading around the world, but what is it and what are the symptoms?

Coronavirus: How close are we to a vaccine or drug?

We answer some of the big questions about vaccines and how long one for coronavirus could take.

Coronavirus: What is it?

Everything you need to know about the coronavirus – explained in just one minute.

Coronavirus: What it does to the body

What is it like to have the coronavirus, how will it affect you and how is it treated?

Coronavirus: 'I'm begging you, please be careful'

A woman being treated for coronavirus has made an appeal for people to stay home.

Coronavirus: When will the outbreak end and life get back to normal?

The huge challenge the world faces to find an exit strategy to end the lockdowns and return to normal.

Coronavirus death rate: What are the chances of dying?

The current best guess of a 1% death rate does not apply to everyone.

The workers braving coronavirus

From supermarkets to warehouses to pharmacies, these are the people keeping things running.

Coronavirus: More myths to ignore

Reality Check tackles misleading health advice being shared online.

The volunteer army helping self-isolating neighbours

The coronavirus outbreak has left many feeling trapped indoors, but for some help may not be far away.

Coronavirus: 'How I'm coping with self-isolation'

With the impact that coronavirus is having on our daily lives, people are finding new ways to fill their free time.

Coronavirus: The rough sleepers who can't self-isolate

With soup kitchens closing and hostels 'like a Petri dish', homeless people are scared about the future.