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Nasa successfully flies small helicopter on Mars

The Ingenuity drone completes the first powered, controlled flight by an aircraft on another world.

Super League: Why are football's biggest clubs starting a new tournament?

Europe's biggest teams have suffered during the Covid pandemic and say they want financial stability.

Coronavirus: 'Only sensible' to cancel India trip says Johnson

The PM's visit has been cancelled amid concerns over rising Covid cases in the country.

Harry Richford: East Kent NHS Trust pleads guilty over baby death

East Kent Hospitals Trust admits failings that came to light after family's campaign for "justice".

AJ Tracey: Gig organisers fined £10k for Covid rule breach in Manchester

Greater Manchester Police has warned of flouting restrictions after gathering in Platts Field Park.

Mourinho sacked by Tottenham after 17 months in charge

Jose Mourinho is sacked by Tottenham Hotspur after just 17 months in charge.

Two men killed in Tesla car crash 'without driver' in seat

One victim was found in the front passenger seat and the other was in the back after the accident in Texas.

Young people to be reinfected with Covid for study

Scientists will see how the immune system copes second time round, by deliberately infecting volunteers.

Low-deposit mortgage scheme launched

First-time buyers will get cheaper deals if they can stretch to a bigger deposit, analysts say.

Couple marry in hospital as son waits for transplant in Southampton

Two-year-old Romeo is unable to leave hospital because of his rare heart condition.

HSBC boss Noel Quinn scraps executive floor at London HQ

Bank chief Noel Quinn says the "new reality of life" is people will not be in the office five days a week.

Handcuffed, blindfolded and beaten on Libya's front line

Special correspondent Feras Kilani on what it's been like to cover the 10 years since Colonel Gaddafi was deposed and killed.

The Papers: Queen's 'loneliest birthday' and Super League fury

Many papers lead with the aftermath of Prince Philip's funeral and what the Royal Family does next.

Teenage blacksmith Ben Perkins forges social media following

Ben Perkins built a blacksmith's forge in his back garden and taught himself the traditional craft.

Plane ditches in ocean during Florida airshow

The World War Two-era aircraft made an emergency landing in shallow water.

Surrey cyclist's 5,000-mile challenge inspired by barefoot walk

Josh Garman is aiming to cycle around the coastline of Great Britain for charity.

Helen McCrory was 'meteor in our life', says husband Damian Lewis

The Peaky Blinders star's husband Damian Lewis says she armed her family with "courage to go on".

Inside the chemist's made entirely out of felt

After wowing art lovers in the US and China, Lucy Sparrow's latest felt fantasy is her first UK show in five years.

European Super League: 'I'm disappointed and disgusted' - Danny Murphy

Former Liverpool and Tottenham midfielder Danny Murphy explains why he cannot see any positives from plans for a breakaway European Super League involving England's 'big six' clubs.

Covid-19 vaccines: What's happening to unused jabs?

Surplus vaccine doses are piling up in some countries while others say they are not getting enough.

The disabled doctors not believed by their colleagues

People often feel nervous when they visit a doctor, but what if you are a doctor but your colleagues don't believe you're ill?

Abba: Why the UK gave the Swedish band 'nul points' at Eurovision

Björn Ulvaeus on the Swedish band's song contest win on British soil, and the future of streaming.

Northern Ireland: Did anyone warn about Brexit border checks?

Border checks have caused tension in Northern Ireland but were there warnings in the Brexit campaign?

Time: A love story coloured by incarceration

Garrett Bradley may become the first black director to win an Oscar for her first feature documentary.

European Super League a 'grotesque concept', says Villa chief executive Purslow

Aston Villa chief executive Christian Purslow says the European Super League would go against everything football stands for.

England's 'big six' agree to join new European Super League

Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham are among 12 clubs who agree to join a new European Super League.

'Absolutely disgusting, bang out of order' - MOTD2 pundits discuss European Super League plans

Match of the Day 2 pundits Danny Murphy and Dion Dublin discuss the news that six Premier League clubs have agreed to join a new European Super League.

Amateur jockey Brooke dies in hospital after fall at Taunton

Amateur jockey Lorna Brooke dies in hospital after a fall during a race at Taunton earlier this month.

'I want everyone to feel rugby is for them' - Monye to chair new RFU advisory group

Former England wing Ugo Monye hopes that as chair of a new RFU advisory group he can help everyone feel rugby "is a game for them".

'A chance to create history' - Leicester reach first FA Cup final since 1969 - highlights & report

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers says his side have "the chance to create history" after reaching their first FA Cup final since 1969 at the expense of Southampton at Wembley.

Election 2021: How do I register to vote?

About 48 million people will be able to vote in a series of elections on Thursday, 6 May.

2021 elections: What elections can I vote in this year?

National elections in Scotland and Wales and local elections in England are scheduled for 6 May 2021.

2021 elections: A simple guide to the Scottish, Welsh and local elections

A bumper crop of elections are being held on 6 May across England, Scotland and Wales.

Scottish election 2021: The voters the parties are vying to win over

We speak to five voters who have yet to make up their minds in the Scottish election.

Election 2021: Why is turnout so low in one Hull ward?

People in a ward with one of the lowest election turnouts in England give their views on voting.

What are the Indian, Brazil, South Africa and UK variants?

Cases are being found in the UK and the changes the virus is undergoing are concerning.

Coronavirus: What's the risk on transport?

As UK coronavirus restrictions continue to be relaxed, public transport could become much busier.

What's the roadmap for lifting lockdown?

Pub gardens and non-essential shops can now open in England - as part of the next stage of easing lockdown rules.

Covid: When will children return to school and what are the rules?

Children are returning to school across the UK, after months of enforced home-schooling.

Covid: When will I get the vaccine?

People 45 or over in England are being offered a Covid vaccine.

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.

Why are so many babies dying of Covid-19 in Brazil?

As the pandemic rages in Brazil, hundreds of babies and young children are dying of Covid.

Prince Philip: A turbulent childhood stalked by exile, mental illness and death

In marrying, Philip was able to regain the "simple pleasures" of family life he had lost aged eight.

Race report: Was controversy part of the plan?

How the government handled the release of a contentious report on racial disparity in the UK.

'We found a baby on the subway - now he's our son'

Danny Stewart saw something on the floor of an NY subway station - soon he would treasure it more than anything.