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Covid-19: More testing sites for key workers to avoid isolation in England

Getty Images More workers will be able to avoid self-isolation if they are a contact of a Covid case as the government expands workplace testing in England. Police, firefighters, ...

Tennis star Osaka lights Olympic flame as Games begin

Dates: 23 July-8 August Time in Tokyo: BST +8 Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button and online; Listen on BBC Radio 5 Live, Sports Extra and Sounds; live ...

Daily Covid cases down for third day in UK

Getty Images Covid cases are down for the third consecutive day in the UK, latest daily figures show. The UK recorded 36,389 new infections – a further drop from ...

Covid-19: One in 80 has Covid, and an Olympic opening ceremony like no other

Here are five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Friday evening. We’ll have another update for you tomorrow. 1. Covid cases down for third day in ...

Covid: Food workers given exemption from isolation rules

Getty Images Supermarket depot workers and food manufacturers will be exempt from quarantine rules as the government tries to prevent food supply problems. The move comes ...

Olympics opening ceremony to begin later

Venue: Olympic Stadium, Tokyo Date: Friday, 23 July Starts: 12:00 BST Coverage: Watch live on BBC One, BBC iPlayer and online; Listen on BBC Radio 5 Live; live text on BBC ...

People splash out on food and drink for Euro 2020

Getty Images Retail sales in the UK rose between May and June, boosted by demand for food and drink as millions watched the Euro 2020 football tournament. Sales rose 0.5% ...

Covid infections around the UK continue to rise

Getty Images Covid infections have continued to rise around much of the UK, say experts from the Office for National Statistics. Swab tests in the community suggests 1.3% ...

Omagh bomb: ‘Real prospect attack could have been prevented’

PA Media It is plausible that there was a real prospect the 1998 Omagh bombing could have been prevented by the security services, a judge has ruled. Mr Justice Mark Horner ...

Sarm Heslop: Missing woman’s parents still have hope

The parents of a British woman who vanished from her boyfriend’s yacht in the US Virgin Islands “still have hope” she will be found alive. Sarm Heslop, ...