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Why a Frenchman built a 'Tudor' castle in Burkina Faso
Thibault Fornier lives in an ex-French colony, but is enamoured with all things British.
news.bbc.co.uk | 01-Apr-2020 01:16

How Dua Lipa and The Weeknd are bringing the 80s back… again
The 1980s are once again influencing some of the world’s biggest artists like Dua Lipa and The Weeknd.
news.bbc.co.uk | 01-Apr-2020 01:15

Coronavirus: The unusual ways countries are managing lockdowns
Countries are adopting movement restrictions ranging from the extreme to the relaxed to the creative.
news.bbc.co.uk | 01-Apr-2020 01:11

How birth is changing in the age of coronavirus
Coronavirus is throwing many birth plans up in the air and leading some health trusts to increase home births.
news.bbc.co.uk | 01-Apr-2020 01:09

Big splash: The world's largest designer of water parks
Geoff Chutter is the founder of Whitewater West, the world's largest water park design firm.
news.bbc.co.uk | 01-Apr-2020 01:05

Coronavirus: Playing classical music for South Korea hospital patients
Musicians in South Korea have played a classical music concert for coronavirus patients.
news.bbc.co.uk | 01-Apr-2020 01:01

Coronavirus: 13-year-old boy dies, says London hospital trust
Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab is thought to be the youngest person to have died with the virus in the UK.
news.bbc.co.uk | 01-Apr-2020 00:47

Coronavirus: 'Greatest test since World War Two', says UN chief
UN boss António Guterres calls for an "immediate co-ordinated" global response to tackle the crisis.
news.bbc.co.uk | 01-Apr-2020 00:42

Coronavirus: When 76 strangers sang happy birthday to a neighbour
A woman surprised her fiancé for his birthday by organising a mass sing-along in their apartment building.
news.bbc.co.uk | 01-Apr-2020 00:35

Apple buys weather app Dark Sky
The iPhone maker will shut down the Android and Wear OS versions of the app in July.
news.bbc.co.uk | 01-Apr-2020 00:27

Banks bow to pressure and axe shareholder payments
The Bank of England welcomed the decision by the UK's biggest banks and encouraged them to scrap bonuses.
news.bbc.co.uk | 01-Apr-2020 00:19

The Papers: Testing 'fiasco' and UK's youngest virus death
The "shambles" over mass testing for coronavirus and the UK's youngest virus death make the front pages.
news.bbc.co.uk | 01-Apr-2020 00:15

Coronavirus: Stock markets suffer worst quarter since 1987
The Dow Jones and FTSE 100 have fallen more than 20% since the start of the year.
news.bbc.co.uk | 31-Mar-2020 23:12

Buttler auctioning World Cup final shirt to raise money for coronavirus fight
England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler puts the shirt he wore in last summer's World Cup final victory up for auction to raise money for two hospitals.
bbc.co.uk | 31-Mar-2020 23:01

NFL team owners vote to extend play-offs from 2020 season
NFL team owners vote to extend the league by adding two extra teams to the play-offs, starting from the 2020 season.
news.bbc.co.uk | 31-Mar-2020 22:34

Coronavirus: US Navy captain pleads for help over outbreak
The captain warns of an "accelerating" coronavirus outbreak on his aircraft carrier docked in Guam.
news.bbc.co.uk | 31-Mar-2020 22:14

Coronavirus: UK must go 'further, faster' to increase testing capacity
The government is working to increase coronavirus tests, Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove says.
news.bbc.co.uk | 31-Mar-2020 21:08

US offers Venezuela sanctions relief for power-sharing agreement
The deal would lift sanctions if Venezuela's leaders agrees to share power with the opposition.
news.bbc.co.uk | 31-Mar-2020 21:01

Scottish domestic rugby season classified 'null and void' amid coronavirus pandemic
The 2019-20 season in Scottish club rugby "has been classified as null and void" because of the coronavirus pandemic.
news.bbc.co.uk | 31-Mar-2020 20:39

Coronavirus: Lockdown prompts clear fall in UK air pollution
Ground monitoring stations in major British cities detect clear reductions in two major pollutants.
news.bbc.co.uk | 31-Mar-2020 20:30

Belarus Premier League carrying on 'not comprehendible'
World players' union Fifpro says it is "frankly not comprehendible" that professional football continues in Belarus amid the coronavirus pandemic.
news.bbc.co.uk | 31-Mar-2020 20:24

Coronavirus: Family goes viral with lockdown Les Mis song adaptation
The Marshes rewrote One Day More from the musical Les Miserables into a song about self-isolation.
news.bbc.co.uk | 31-Mar-2020 20:04

Match of the Day to return with classic highlights
Football highlights are set to return to BBC One on Saturday nights with Match of the Day showing highlights of classic Premier League games.
bbc.co.uk | 31-Mar-2020 20:00

Houseparty: How safe is Epic Games' video chat app?
Security experts back owner's assertion that chat app is not hacking other products.
news.bbc.co.uk | 31-Mar-2020 19:44

Coronavirus: 'Lonely' lockdown boy, 7, seeks pen pals
Harley Glen was due to start a new school after moving 200 miles, his mum says.
news.bbc.co.uk | 31-Mar-2020 19:42

Tom Harrison: ECB pledges £60m amid 'biggest challenge in its history'
The England and Wales Cricket Board is facing the "biggest challenge in its history" as it pledges £60m of support to counties and grassroots clubs.
news.bbc.co.uk | 31-Mar-2020 19:31

BBC's George Alagiah on living with coronavirus and cancer
Newsreader George Alagiah says he caught the virus between cancer treatments and had mild symptoms.
news.bbc.co.uk | 31-Mar-2020 19:09

Woodmancote murder probe: Family of four found dead in house are named
Two girls, aged two and four, are found dead alongside their parents at a house in West Sussex.
news.bbc.co.uk | 31-Mar-2020 19:05

Coronavirus: Thai elephants face starvation as tourism collapses
As visitors stay away because of coronavirus, many elephant keepers can no longer feed the animals.
news.bbc.co.uk | 31-Mar-2020 18:40

Coronavirus: National League's three divisions suspended indefinitely
The three divisions of England's National League are suspended indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic.
news.bbc.co.uk | 31-Mar-2020 17:58

Sajid Hussain: Fears for Pakistan journalist missing in Sweden
Sajid Hussain went into self-imposed exile in 2012 after receiving death threats connected to his work.
news.bbc.co.uk | 31-Mar-2020 17:54

Coronavirus: What powers do the police have?
Police across the UK now have wide-ranging powers to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.
bbc.co.uk | 31-Mar-2020 17:10

Scotland: Steve Clarke takes 10% pay cut along with SFA & SPFL staff
Staff at the Scottish FA and and SPFL have taken a 10% wage cut, while wage increases and annual bonuses have been waived.
news.bbc.co.uk | 31-Mar-2020 16:52

Coronavirus outbreak: Teddy bear hunt helps distract kids under lockdown
For millions of children on lockdown, teddy bear hunts are a welcome relief from the isolation.
news.bbc.co.uk | 31-Mar-2020 16:51

Self-isolation proves a boon to rainfall project
Scientists have been amazed at the public's response to help digitise the UK's old rainfall records.
news.bbc.co.uk | 31-Mar-2020 16:31

Unclaimed £58m lottery ticket bought in Ayrshire
The winning ticket matched all five main numbers and the two Lucky Star numbers two weeks ago.
news.bbc.co.uk | 31-Mar-2020 16:28

Coronavirus: Russia includes jail terms to enforce crackdown
New Russian laws impose tough penalties for violating lockdown rules.
news.bbc.co.uk | 31-Mar-2020 16:24

Coronavirus: UK considers virus-tracing app to ease lockdown
Study describes how app would alert citizens if someone they came into contact with tests positive.
news.bbc.co.uk | 31-Mar-2020 16:00

Coronavirus: Why the UK death count is an inexact science
New figures offer more information on the toll of Covid-19 but do not give us the full picture.
news.bbc.co.uk | 31-Mar-2020 15:15

Coronavirus: 'I don't want a flight voucher, where's my refund?'
The airlines' trade body wants to give vouchers for cancelled flights but passengers are unhappy.
news.bbc.co.uk | 31-Mar-2020 14:59

Red Bull boss on ventilators, coronavirus 'camps' & F1 regulations delay to 2023
Red Bull boss Christian Horner on ventilators, coronavirus 'camps' & F1's new regulations possibly being delayed until 2023.
news.bbc.co.uk | 31-Mar-2020 14:47

Paine would 'fully support' Smith captaincy return
Australian Test captain Tim Paine says he would support team-mate Steve Smith if the former captain was to lead the side again.
news.bbc.co.uk | 31-Mar-2020 14:19

Coronavirus: Paramedic protective kit 'only fit for making sandwiches'
A London paramedic says he does not feel protected while treating patients with suspected coronavirus.
bbc.co.uk | 31-Mar-2020 13:13

Coronavirus: UK mortgage market goes into lockdown
Lenders are cutting back on loans, unless borrowers have a huge deposit or plenty of equity.
bbc.co.uk | 31-Mar-2020 13:05

Spurs' non-playing staff take 20% pay cut
Tottenham's non-playing staff will take a 20% pay cut during the coronavirus pandemic, the club announces in a statement on Tuesday.
news.bbc.co.uk | 31-Mar-2020 13:04

Coronavirus: Aldi, Morrisons and Waitrose lift some restrictions
Aldi, Morrisons and Waitrose are easing restrictions on some of their products.
bbc.co.uk | 31-Mar-2020 12:41

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