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Covid-19: Hugging to be allowed in England as UK alert level drops

10 May 2021 - 5:46pm
Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Monday evening.

Face masks no longer required in England's classrooms

10 May 2021 - 5:38pm
Face coverings will not be needed in England's secondary classrooms from 17 May, says the prime minister.

Zero Covid deaths for England, Scotland and NI

10 May 2021 - 5:36pm
Wales announces four fatalities as UK chief medical officers lower the Covid alert level.

Restaurants and pubs are reopening inside, but what are the rules?

10 May 2021 - 5:27pm
People in England, Scotland and Wales will soon be able to drink inside a pub.

'I have developed a great affection for the club' - Cavani extends Man Utd stay

10 May 2021 - 5:24pm
Edinson Cavani has signed a contract extension at Manchester United, keeping the Uruguay striker at the club until June 2022.

Biloela family: Locked up by Australia for three years

10 May 2021 - 5:21pm
Two young girls and their asylum seeker parents remain in detention despite years of campaigning.

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

10 May 2021 - 5:16pm
Secondary school pupils in England will no longer be required to wear them in class from next week.

Covid in Scotland: Some quarantine-free foreign travel to be allowed

10 May 2021 - 5:15pm
A traffic lights system allowing travel to some countries is set to be introduced, the BBC understands.

Covid: What's the roadmap for lifting lockdown?

10 May 2021 - 5:04pm
England has announced the latest stage of lifting lockdown restrictions.

Covid: What are the social distancing rules and the rule of six?

10 May 2021 - 5:02pm
Hugs between friends and family who don't live together will be allowed under guidance in England from 17 May.

HSBC to pilot Zoom-free Friday afternoons

10 May 2021 - 4:20pm
The trial comes in an effort to tackle stress caused by working from home during the pandemic.

Queen's Speech: What is it and why is it important?

10 May 2021 - 4:11pm
The Queen's Speech is on Tuesday.

Japan's Osaka 'not sure' Olympics should happen

10 May 2021 - 4:00pm
Naomi Osaka says she is "not really sure" the Olympics should go ahead this summer amid rising Covid-19 cases in Tokyo.

James Dean: Missing 'goal machine' footballer found dead

10 May 2021 - 3:53pm
James Dean, who played for Chorley, FC Halifax Town and Stalybridge Celtic, went missing on Wednesday.

BBC Panorama: Following the police taking on UK drug gangs

10 May 2021 - 1:43pm
Panorama filmed officers trying to disrupt networks of dealers transporting drugs worth millions of pounds.

Queen recalls effort behind junior lifeguard award

10 May 2021 - 1:27pm
Her Majesty, 95, learns during a video call that her achievement some 80 years ago was historic.

What is levelling up and how is it going?

10 May 2021 - 12:53pm
The government is promising to take more action on levelling up this year.

Coronavirus: How does the Covid-19 alert level system work?

10 May 2021 - 12:52pm
The threat of Covid-19 in England is ranked through a five-level, colour-coded alert system.

Boris Johnson facing probe over funding of 2019 holiday

10 May 2021 - 12:11pm
The MPs' standards watchdog is looking into whether costs of the trip have been correctly declared.

River Thames: Rescuers try to save stranded whale for second time

10 May 2021 - 12:03pm
The baby whale escaped an inflatable cushion that was guiding it from the River Thames to safety.

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