Coronavirus: Risk in UK lockdown easing too soon, warn scientists

Image copyright Getty Images Scientific advisers to the government have warned of the risk of lifting lockdown in England, as the UK heads into the weekend before rules change. Professor John Edmunds said it was a “political decision” to ease measures; Sir Jeremy Farrar said the NHS test and trace system should be “fully working”.

George Floyd death: Clashes across US as protesters demand justice

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA police station was set on fire in third night of unrest in Minneapolis Protesters have clashed with police in cities across the US over the killing of an unarmed African-American man at the hands of officers in Minneapolis. Hundreds of people rallied outside the White House,

Coronavirus: How drive-in raves and cinemas will work in the UK

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Drive-in cinema events could be the solution to finding entertainment this summer What comes to mind when you think of drive-in cinemas? It might be memories of watching Danny and Sandy’s date night in Grease or something more modern, like scenes from Netflix series Riverdale. But the chances are

Coronavirus: What are the rules on weddings?

Image copyright Getty Images About 250,000 weddings take place in the UK each year – adding an estimated £10bn to the economy. But ceremonies this year have been devastated by the coronavirus outbreak. If yours was cancelled, or you are thinking about postponing, what are your rights – and are you entitled to a refund?

Social distancing: A practical guide to how to socialise now

Image copyright Reuters Image caption “Do everything you can to signal to friends that things are not back to normal” The UK is starting to relax its coronavirus lockdown rules, meaning some of us can now see friends and family we have been separated from for months. Under the new rules: From Monday, people in

Coronavirus: Debenhams makes some restaurant employees redundant

Image copyright Getty Images Some restaurant employees at crisis-hit Debenhams say they will be made redundant at the end of the month. Staff say they will not receive redundancy pay from the company and will not have paid notice periods. They heard during a conference call on 28 May that administrators had decided to close

New Forest: Lockdown easing prompts verge parking fears

Image copyright Forestry England Image caption Cars parked on grass verges when the car forest were closed when lockdown restrictions were introduced Cars parked on grass verges in the New Forest have been causing “significant” damage to the environment, conservationists have warned. Visitors have flocked to the national park in Hampshire since coronavirus lockdown restrictions

Coronavirus: Centenarians recovering from the virus

Image copyright Sarah Balmforth Image caption Jane Collins is one of the patients aged over 100 who have recovered from the virus Scientists have said coronavirus affects the elderly population more than any other age group. But amid the stories of suffering, there have also been rays of hope. BBC News hears from three centenarians

Coronavirus: School return plan ‘like a jigsaw puzzle’

Image caption Head teacher Debbie Whiting set up a food bank to support families in poverty (photo taken before lockdown) The government has told schools to reopen for certain year groups from 1 June. But what does it mean in practical terms for schools – and how are they getting ready? We spoke to one

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