Covid-19: 'Unrealistic' to expect NI lockdown to end on 5 March
22/01/2021 | news | uk | 542
Health Minister Robin Swann warns restrictions are likely to continue after latest extension.
Coronavirus: UK R number 'between 0.8 and 1'
22/01/2021 | news | health | 4,606
The UK's chief medical adviser warns that "a very small change and it could start taking off again".
Google threatens to withdraw search engine from Australia
22/01/2021 | news | world | 824
The tech giant says it will remove its main search function from Australia if it passes a new law.
Festival season 'still possible' despite Glastonbury cancellation
22/01/2021 | news | entertainment | 283
Despite Glastonbury's cancellation, smaller festivals could still go ahead, experts say.
Covid in Scotland: I'm over 80 and waiting for my vaccine
22/01/2021 | news | uk | 395
Some elderly Scots are anxious as they wait for the jab despite assurances the vaccine programme is on track.
Covid-19: Cancer surgery 'cancelled for 275 people in past week'
22/01/2021 | news | uk | 44
The Royal College of Surgeons wants to get operations "back up and running" and says any help is welcome.
UK borrowing hits highest December level on record
22/01/2021 | news | business | 361
Government borrowing hit £34.1bn last month, as the cost of pandemic support measures weighed on the economy.
Shoppers stuck at home shun new clothes in 2020
22/01/2021 | news | business | 868
Clothing was the hardest-hit sector last year, seeing a 25% drop in sales overall.
Covid: James Bond film No Time To Die delayed for third time
22/01/2021 | news | entertainment | 592
The premiere of No Time To Die, Daniel Craig's final 007 outing, is pushed back again due to Covid.
Brexit: Horticulture "incredibly frustrated" by Irish Sea border
22/01/2021 | news | uk | 179
Some common plant species, like honeysuckle and oak, are now banned from being moved from GB to NI.
Covid: Early years staff safety 'cause for concern'
22/01/2021 | news | education | 172
Nurseries, pre-schools and childminders call for rapid testing and priority access to vaccines.
Brexit: Retailers warn they could burn goods stuck in EU
22/01/2021 | news | business | 2,006
UK retailers may abandon goods EU customers want to return because it is cheaper than bringing them home.
Covid: Why won't vaccinating the vulnerable end lockdown?
22/01/2021 | news | health | 998
Doubts have been raised about lifting Covid restrictions in the spring. What are the hurdles in the way?
Covid: Museums and galleries 'fighting for survival', Art Fund says
22/01/2021 | news | entertainment | 12
A national charity renews its plea for donations to help museums hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
Brexit: Nissan commits to keep making cars in Sunderland
22/01/2021 | news | business | 3,820
The Japanese car maker has told the BBC its Sunderland plant is secure for the long term.
Covid: £800 house party fines to be introduced in England
21/01/2021 | news | uk | 137
Fines of £800 will be handed to anyone attending a house party of more than 15 people from next week.