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October 01, 2019

John Hume: Nobel Peace Prize winner dies aged 83

The former SDLP leader helped create the climate that brought an end to the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

Coronavirus: New 90-minute tests for Covid-19 and flu 'hugely beneficial'

The rapid tests for hospitals and care homes will distinguish between Covid-19 and seasonal illness.

Coronavirus: Sewage testing for Covid-19 begins in England

Samples will be checked for signs of the virus, to get early warnings of spikes in infection levels.

Nolan sisters Linda and Anne undergoing cancer treatment

The two members of The Nolans have both had chemotherapy during lockdown.

Tory chief whip 'was told about MP's behaviour'

The MP, who was accused of rape, is on bail until mid-August.

Wisbech man police feared had been killed found after five years

Ricardas Puisys was found deep in woods, where it is thought he was trying to avoid exploitation.

Sheffield Spearmint Rhino dancers drop secret filming case

Campaigners sent private investigators to film secretly inside two Spearmint Rhino clubs.

DW Sports chain collapse threatens 1,700 jobs

The firm, founded by former Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan, ran 73 gyms and 75 stores across the UK

Coronavirus: 'Relief' for Leicester firms out of lockdown

"We are already one month behind," the owner of one restaurant in Leicester said.

Dame Barbara Windsor moves to care home as Alzheimer's worsens

Husband Scott says the 82-year-old's condition has worsened during lockdown.

NHS test hope for children with suspected genetic illness

Critically ill children with suspected genetic illnesses in Wales are to be offered a new NHS test in UK first.

Teenagers on inflatable doughnut rescued from sea

The rescue in the Moray Firth came during a busy weekend for the RNLI and coastguard in Scotland.

Coronavirus: How can I use the 'eat out to help out scheme'?

Thousands of venues will take part in a discounting scheme to help boost the hospitality industry.

Coronavirus: Eight ways life in the UK has changed

Life appears to have gone back to normal in some ways, but is still very different in others.

Coronavirus weddings: 'It's heartbreaking to see my fiancee's face'

Couples are frustrated that wedding receptions of up to 30 people are still not allowed in England.

Coronavirus: Can the pandemic make us rethink our courts?

The court system needs to innovate - but some of the ideas go back to the past, a former top judge says.

Coronavirus: What happens if I'm in an area on the watchlist?

How health bosses decide whether a town should go back into lockdown if Covid-19 cases rise.

Obituary: John Hume, SDLP leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner

As SDLP leader, John Hume played a major role in bringing about Northern Ireland's peace process.

Five surprising facts about inequality in the UK

Although the gap in wages is narrowing, inequalities in wealth across the UK are rising, a report suggests.

The boss who bounced her way to £3m from just £200

How Kimberlee Perry grew trampoline fitness company Bounce, which is aimed at women.

'I've got to know the man I killed'

James Hodgkinson died after being punched by Jacob Dunne during a drunken brawl.

Coronavirus: How henna can help your mental health

Mehndi artists share how their art helped their mental health during lockdown.

Boys' lemonade stand raises thousands for Yemen crisis

Best friends, Ayaan and Mikaeel, aged six, want to help children suffering in the Yemen crisis.

The rise, fall, and rise of the status pineapple

For a couple of centuries, the British were in an unlikely frenzy for the exotic fruit.

Denis Murray: John Hume 'was a giant of world politics'

Former BBC Ireland Correspondent Denis Murray picks out key moments in the life of one of Northern Ireland's foremost political leaders.

Teacher's tips for keeping kids entertained without a screen

without a screen! Primary school teacher Jade Williams has some handy advice for the summer break.

Coronavirus: Shielding cancer patient reunited with mum

A woman with incurable cancer is reunited with her mother for the first time since March.

Coronavirus causes vineyard problems

With thousands of vines to prune and not enough staff, the owners put out a plea for help on social media.

FIRE: The people trying to retire as early as possible

Meet the extreme savers who live for an end of the nine-to-five.

Bafta TV Awards: The best moments

Watch the highlights of a very different Bafta TV Awards, where awards were accepted virtually.

Newspaper headlines: 'Game-changing' 90-minute test and over-50s backlash

Several of Monday's papers carry details of the new Covid tests due to be rolled out from next week.

Coronavirus: Major incident declared in Greater Manchester

People "should not be alarmed" by the announcement as it is "standard practice", authorities say.

John Hume: Reaction to the death of a 'political titan'

Politicians and others are reacting to the death of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

Coronavirus in Wales: Pubs and restaurants reopen indoors

Pubs, cafes and restaurants are also now able to serve people indoors from Monday.

Cyclist run over 'in deliberate attack' in Fleetwood

The victim was left with serious injuries to his arm and leg, police said.

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