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New Covid rules in northern England ban households mixing

Stricter measures will be introduced in Liverpool, Warrington, Hartlepool and Middlesbrough

Covid-19: Growth in cases may be slowing in England

But case numbers remain high and we are still at "a very critical period", a study suggests.

Brexit: EU starts legal action against UK over Brexit deal

It comes after an EU deadline for the UK to ditch powers to override its Brexit divorce deal expired.

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend speak of 'deep pain' of losing baby

The model and TV presenter was expecting her third child with singer husband John Legend.

Dame Jenni Murray: 'Very strange' to host final Woman's Hour

The Radio 4 show's longest-serving presenter signed off by thanking all of the show's listeners.

Archie Lyndhurst: CBBC star and son of Nicholas Lyndhurst dies aged 19

The actor, the son of Only Fools and Horses star Nicholas, played Ollie Coulton in So Awkward.

Ministers were warned of 'high risk' of Covid loans fraud

The government was told in May its bounce back loans were at "very high risk of fraud" from organised crime.

PM's father Stanley Johnson pictured in shop without face covering

Stanley Johnson has apologised - as has former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who broke the "rule of six".

Presidential debate: Rules to change after Trump-Biden spat

Tuesday's ugly and ill-tempered first US presidential debate is being widely condemned.

California wildfires: Glass Fire as seen by firefighters

Firefighters film their journey through the Glass Fire, one of many wildfires burning in California.

Australian jailed for Islamophobic attack on pregnant woman

Stipe Lozina punched and stomped on the woman at least 15 times in a suspected Islamophobic attack.

Plastic straw ban in England comes into force

Businesses can no longer sell or supply the single-use items as part of efforts to reduce pollution.

'I worked a five-hour shift and got paid nothing'

A 19-year-old woman begins a campaign to ban unpaid work trials after working a shift for no pay.

Seal of approval: Gavin the seal makes a splash

A Sussex seal's habit of hitching a ride with passing paddleboarders is making him a local celebrity.

Newspaper headlines: PM warns rule breakers as dad shops without mask

Boris Johnson's statement about a "critical moment" in the pandemic dominates most front pages.

Onions, ironing and 'sex appeal': Who is Tony Abbott?

The gaffe-prone former prime minister is a polarising figure in Australia.

US Election: Whoever becomes the next president, social media is changing

Both Trump and Biden want to take away the US law that protects platforms from being liable for what their users post.

Coronavirus: Dorset festival artwork tribute to victims

In Memoriam has been created out of bed sheets and was installed on the beach at Sandbanks.

The fight for women's prayer rights in Israel

How a group of Jewish feminists demanded the same prayer rights as Jewish men.

Sonic boom heard across Paris

People in the French capital are interrupted by a loud bang as a plane travels at supersonic speed.

'It's all on me': The struggle of being a mother during the pandemic

Three mothers talk about life in a pandemic, and the 'total chaos' of working from home with kids.

Coronavirus: How Italy has fought back from virus disaster

Italy was the first country in Europe to be overwhelmed by the virus but is so far keeping it in check.

Coronavirus: How to survive a pandemic as a young entrepreneur

'We've learnt to be agile': Emily, Keaton and Zoe share their tips

Denise Johnson: Posthumous solo album finally puts singer centre stage

Denise Johnson was almost ready to release her solo debut when she died unexpectedly in July.

Biodiversity: Why the nature crisis matters, in five graphics

Human destruction of nature has led to the extinction of many plants and animals.

Palantir: The controversial data firm now worth £17bn

The rise of the US tech company has been shadowed by concerns about privacy and surveillance.

Coronavirus: 'We have next to no income. There is no help for us'

Dejection over latest government help for business has left many small firms fearing for their futures.

Black History Month: 'This story is the future'

Black History Month on BBC Sport launches with the film Black History Matters, written and voiced by Deanna Rodger.

'We are not going to stand for this' - US team walk off after 'homophobic slur'

San Diego Loyal forfeit a match in protest after an alleged homophobic comment was aimed at their openly gay midfielder Collin Martin.

Britain's Evans 'seething' at 'embarrassing chat' from French Open doubles opponents

Britain's Dan Evans says his doubles opponents were "embarrassing" after becoming involved in a on-court row at the French Open.

'That miss or the colour of my skin should not define me'

Former Scotland international striker Chris Iwelumo on the importance of learning as he embarks on a Black History Month project for the BBC.

England win five-over thriller to complete clean sweep against West Indies

England complete a clean sweep in their Twenty20 series against West Indies with a three-wicket win in a truncated fifth and final match in Derby.

Coronavirus: What are the rules for face masks or face coverings?

People around the UK must now wear face coverings in many public places, but what are the rules?

Europe lockdown: New coronavirus rules country-by-country

What are European countries doing to control new coronavirus outbreaks?

Job Support Scheme: What will I be paid after furlough?

The government has announced a job support scheme for when furlough ends.

Covid-19 in the UK: How many coronavirus cases are there in your area?

Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area.

Covid: What happens if someone in school tests positive?

Schools are adopting measures to reduce the spread of coronavirus and keep pupils safe.

Covid rules: How much of the UK is now under some sort of lockdown?

More areas of Wales are set to face extra restrictions.

Voicemail from prison: How a mum and daughter rebuilt their relationship

A voicemail app makes it easier to speak to family members in prison, as one young woman found when her mum was jailed.