BBC UK News

May 19, 2020

Government urged to ensure convicted sex offenders cannot work as tutors

There has been an increase in private tuition during the pandemic but concerns remain about the checks in place.

Chris Smith calls for more diversity in Government

Lord Chris Smith is calling for more diversity in Government.

Inside a domestic violence call centre

Calls to a major domestic violence charity increased by more than 50 per cent during the pandemic in 2020.

Giant telescope to listen for 'advanced civilisations'

Planned UK first hopes to be looking for extraterrestrial life within five years.

Mother and son become tap-dance lockdown sensation

Lizzi Gee and her eight-year-old son Rufus say tap routines are one positive to come out of lockdown.

Rape social media posts: How speaking out got twin sisters sued

Twins Verity and Lucy were taken to court after speaking out on social media, naming their alleged abuser.

Boris Johnson on moving from journalism to politics

The problem with being a journalist is they end up "abusing people, attacking people" says the PM on his former career.

Deborah Meaden on how the business landscape has changed

Speaking to Joanna Gosling, the Dragon's Den entrepreneur explains why companies have to get used to a new normal.

PM sets out final steps to lifting England lockdown restrictions

The final stage of easing restrictions could happen by 21 June at the earliest.

Lockdown exit: Why there are four-week gaps in the roadmap

Professor Chris Whitty explains the spacing between each stage of reopening.

Covid-19: Vallance says expect 'baseline' measures next winter

Working from home could also be expected to continue until next winter, says Sir Patrick Vallance.

Schools reopening: How at risk are children?

BBC's Health reporter Laura Foster explains what we know currently about how children are affected by the virus.

Church of England vicar ‘games for God’

A London vicar says he was "called by God" to create the virtual 'Church of Chat'.

Boris Johnson: Schools 'last to close, first to re-open' in England

The prime minister says it's safe for schools and further education settings to re-open from 8 March

Fly-tipping: Panorama finds licensing system is failing to stop dumping

A BBC Panorama investigation finds licensed rubbish collectors are involved in illegal dumping.

Covid and PTSD: Dispelling misconceptions on those who may have it and why

Lifting the lid on common misconceptions, a mother and former Facebook moderator share their experience with post traumatic stress disorder.

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