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Booster offer for England's adults by end of January

Boris Johnson promises to "throw everything" at the expanded jab rollout to beat the Omicron variant.

Ghislaine Maxwell: Epstein pilot testifies he flew Prince Andrew

The paedophile financier's pilot tells a court he also flew Bill Clinton and Donald Trump on the jet.

Covid in Scotland: All nine Omicron cases linked to single event

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says all those with the new variant had been tested on or around 23 November.

Dutch Covid: Couple win freedom from Omicron quarantine in TB ward

A couple who fled an isolation hotel in the Netherlands are told they can now go home.

Covid: Greece to fine over-60s who refuse Covid-19 vaccine

Fines of €100 (£85) will be imposed from mid-January, with the money going towards healthcare.

Covid: Push to offer booster jabs and nine Omicron cases linked to single event

Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Tuesday evening.

Arthur Labinjo-Hughes 'knew his dad was going to kill him'

Thomas Hughes and partner Emma Tustin are accused of murdering his son Arthur Labinjo-Hughes last June.

Storm Arwen: Northern power companies criticised over continued cuts

About 20,000 households have a fourth night without power and say getting information is difficult.

Four dead as storm tears through Turkey

Strong winds hit the country's western coast, destroying buildings and blowing ships ashore.

Some supermarkets will not enforce mask wearing

Most supermarkets are taking a light touch when it comes to new face mask rules.

Ray Kennedy: Former Liverpool and Arsenal midfielder dies aged 70

Former Liverpool and Arsenal midfielder Ray Kennedy has died at the age of 70.

National Action: Ben Raymond guilty of terror charges

Ben Raymond remained as a member of terror group National Action after it was banned.

Adele announces Las Vegas residency

The singer will perform at Caesars Palace Hotel, with shows running from 21 January next year.

Barbados: Rihanna made national hero as island becomes republic

The artist and businesswoman is honoured at an event marking Barbados' new status as a republic.

Norwich retailers, shoppers and commuters on mask-wearing

The reintroduction of mandatory face coverings on public transport and in shops comes into force.

Man rescued after 22 hours adrift off Japan coast

Watch the moment rescuers reach the 69-year-old, whose boat capsized in stormy waters.

Yemen: The children haunted by 'ghosts' of war

BBC Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen meets terrified families running from civil war in Yemen.

Why France is declaring Josephine Baker a national hero

Josephine Baker is the first black woman to be remembered in the resting place of France’s national heroes.

Is the British media Islamophobic?

Wajed Iqbal won damages of £180k after the Mail on Sunday falsely linked him to a grooming gang.

Labour shortage: Is Santa Claus coming to town this year?

With fewer Santas donning their suits and more demand for holiday cheer, Santa will be in short supply.

Video appears to show UK F-35 fighter crash after take-off

Dramatic footage of what appears to be a jet crashing off the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth was posted on Twitter.

Signs life is returning to normal at I’m A Celeb

Live episodes are set to return on Tuesday after damage was caused to the set by Storm Arwen.

Omicron: Do travel bans work against new Covid variants?

What is the evidence that travel restrictions could stop the spread of coronavirus?

Jack Dorsey: What's next for Twitter's co-founder?

The last time the tech visionary left Twitter, he set up another company now worth $100bn.

Mandatory masks: 'We worry people won't shop with us'

Shopkeepers are concerned about enforcing mask-wearing and fear they will have to close again.

University strikes: Will classes be cancelled?

Staff at dozens of universities are striking this week.

Nicola Sturgeon: The first minister's conference speech fact-checked

Scotland's first minister delivered her keynote address at the SNP party conference.

Sacchi's 'immortal' AC Milan and their brush with death in Belgrade

In November 1988, AC Milan travelled to Belgrade for a European Cup tie that would see one of their team-mates needing on-pitch resuscitation.

Why broken African phones are shipped to Europe

A lack of recycling facilities in Africa has spurred one Dutch company to import broken phones.

Actor Mark Bonnar revisits his dad's famous concrete hippos

The sculptures were among artworks created by Stan Bonnar for Scotland's new towns in the 1970s.

Channel disaster: A father's anguish over missing family since tragedy

Rizgar Hussein has not spoken to his family since they boarded a boat across the Channel on Tuesday.

Virgil Abloh: How he 'helped black people dream in fashion'

Radio 1 Newsbeat has been speaking to people about the legacy Virgil Abloh leaves behind.

White breaks Smith record to become England's all-time top scorer

Ellen White becomes England Women's all-time top scorer with a hat-trick in Tuesday's match against Latvia

Omicron: What are England's mask rules now?

Face coverings are a legal requirement again in England in shops and on public transport.

Omicron: What are the new Covid rules for travelling to the UK?

There are new restrictions on travellers returning from 10 southern African countries.

Omicron: How are Covid rules and booster jabs changing?

Covid rules are being strengthened in response to the Omicron variant

Covid: Who can have a booster jab and how can you get one?

All UK adults will be offered a Covid booster, the UK government has announced.

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

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

New Omicron variant: Does southern Africa have enough vaccines?

Vaccination rollouts in many parts of Africa are lagging behind the rest of the world - but is this a problem of supply or demand?

Omicron: How do you detect it?

Swabs from PCR tests can help identify omicron, but genetic analysis is needed to confirm it.

Covid vaccine: Can US troops be punished for refusing the jabs?

The US military has said that America's 2.1 million soldiers and sailors must all get the vaccine.

New Covid variant: Chris Whitty on why scientists are concerned about new Covid variant

Watch Chris Whitty, chief medical officer, speak about what scientists know about the new Omicron variant.

New Covid variant: South Africa's pride and punishment

South Africans feel they are paying the price for their ability to monitor new Covid variants.

What are the Covid variants and will vaccines still work?

A new Covid variant has emerged that looks worryingly different to the one vaccines were designed to fight.

Channel disaster: A father's anguish, a missing family

Rizgar Hussein hasn't heard from his family since the Channel disaster on Wednesday.

The gangs enticing migrants to cross the English Channel

The BBC has uncovered evidence showing that smugglers are still telling migrants it is safe to cross.

Channel migrants: Johnson under pressure to reduce small boat crossings

Lives remain at risk, but as the crisis persists, the greater the political risks for the PM too.

Channel tragedy: Scramble to identify dead off Calais

At least 27 people died trying to reach the UK by boat. Officials are trying to find their identities.

Why do migrants leave France and try to cross the English Channel?

Rising numbers of migrants are trying to cross the English Channel in small boats.

Channel migrants: Why politics is dominating the debate on migrants

UK-French rivalry is making a common solution difficult, says the BBC's Europe Editor Katya Adler.

Channel deaths: What do we know so far?

There are many unanswered questions following the deaths of 27 people. Here is what we know so far.

Why Iraqi Kurds risk their lives to reach the West

What drives people to make the perilous journey, which for many has ended in death?

Channel migrants: What happens to people crossing to the UK?

Record numbers of migrants have been crossing the English Channel in boats in recent months.

Migrant crisis: The Channel beaches that host a lethal trade in human hope

The journeys migrants make across the Channel are book-ended with beaches that tell the story of the crisis.

The ‘cocaine collectors’ retrieving smuggled drugs in Rotterdam

Young criminals are risking their lives to retrieve drugs smuggled into the Netherlands amongst freight arriving from Latin America.

CEO Secrets: From Ordsall poverty to being a billionaire

Peter Done, co-founder of Betfred and CEO of Peninsula, shares his business advice for CEO Secrets.

New mothers who died of herpes could have been infected by one surgeon

Two mothers who died of herpes after ​having Caesareans could have been infected by a single surgeon, the BBC has found.