May 19, 2020

George Floyd: Thousands join Black Lives Matter protest in London

Demonstrators condemning the death of George Floyd gathered in Hyde Park then marched to Downing Street.

George Floyd: Boris Johnson 'appalled and sickened' by death

The prime minister says people have a right to protest, but should observe social distancing.

Black Lives Matter: John Boyega speaks at march

Actor John Boyega gave an emotional speech at a London protest in response to the death of George Floyd.

PM urges public not to gather inside as weather worsens

With rain forecast in the coming days, Boris Johnson has urged the public not to gather inside.

Asian hornet: UK beekeepers on lookout for bee-eater

The bee-eating Asian hornet has already reached the Channel Islands and beekeepers fear it could soon reach the UK mainland.

Norfolk health worker reunited with daughters after nine weeks

Suzie Vaughan says she thought her "heart was going to burst" when she saw her daughters again.

Coronavirus: 'Our son with Down's syndrome is thriving in lockdown'

Zachary, 4, has been hospitalised with chest infections many times, but his parents say he has never been so well.

Massive queues as McDonald's reopens Scottish drive-thru restaurants

Police have directed long queues of traffic at some Scottish McDonald's drive-thrus.

NHS test & trace: Does contact tracing stop coronavirus?

Wales is the latest part of the UK to launch a tracing system, but how do they work?

Hussain Manawer's poem in tribute to coronavirus victims

BBC Breakfast commissioned poet Hussain Manawer to mark three months since the first UK coronavirus death.

'Some anxiety' for returning Bury St Edmunds primary school pupils

A headteacher says children were not as "bubbly and lively" as they were before lockdown.

England lockdown eases: First meeting for grandparents and new grandchild

As lockdown in England eases, Christine and David Passmore meet six-week-old Amari.

Coronavirus: Royal Papworth Hospital patient walks after 54 days

He spent four of his weeks in critical care strapped to a ventilator but now he is walking again.

George Floyd death: How black British people are reacting

Black British people react to the African-American's death, and the ongoing racial tensions in the US and UK.

Ashley Banjo: 'I looked at George Floyd and I saw my dad'

Diversity's Ashley Banjo reflects on the death of George Floyd and growing up mixed race in the UK.

Coronavirus changes how doctors deal with death

Five doctors administering end-of-life care reflect on the current crisis.

Coronavirus: Dominic Raab defends lockdown relaxation measures in England

The foreign secretary admitted that the government's five-level, colour-coded alert system was not yet at level three.

Coronavirus: IVF pause like 'rug pulled beneath you'

A couple whose IVF treatment was delayed say struggling to start a family has been "heart-wrenching".

Coronavirus: The self-isolation choir with worldwide members

This weekend thousands of people will gather as an online choir to perform Handel’s Messiah.

Coronavirus: 'Rules are for the benefit of all and apply to all'

The government's scientist gave his opinion when asked about Dominic Cumming's controverisal travel during lockdown.

ICYMI: Making waves and signature scents

From social distancing dinner dates to candle scents inspired by pubs, here are some stories you may have missed this week.

Coronavirus: What happens next?

Clive Myrie meets patients and staff on the Covid ward at the Royal London Hospital.

Coronavirus: 'Don't tear the pants out of it' warns scientist on lockdown easing

The Deputy Chief Medical Officer has warned the public to be sensible as lockdown eases in England.

DIY dentistry: What is safe to do to your own teeth?

How can you treat your own teeth while waiting to see a dentist?

Coronavirus: The environment’s big moment?

Could changes we have been forced to make in the pandemic become long-term environmental solutions?

Coronavirus: What difference did lockdown make?

Aerial shots show how the coronavirus pandemic changed the way we use public spaces.

Coronavirus: Scientists urge vigilance amid easing of lockdown measures

Lockdown measures in England are easing from Monday, but some scientists warn that the government is lifting restrictions too soon.

Coronavirus: How the virus is hitting some harder than others

The BBC’s Clive Myrie meets black and minority ethnic hospital staff and sees the impact the virus is having beyond the ward.

Coronavirus: We answer kids' questions about going back to school

The BBC's Education Editor Branwen Jeffreys answers kids' questions about going back to school.

Coronavirus: UK's tenth - and possibly final - clap for carers

People across the UK showed their appreciation for front-line workers for the tenth week in a row.

Coronavirus: Gatherings of six people allowed from 1 June

Up to six people from different households can meet outdoors from 1 June.

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson deflects questions to scientists about Dominic Cummings

The prime minister stepped in to direct questions about his closest aide away from scientific advisers at the government's daily briefing.

Coronavirus: 'Vast majority will say yes' to test and trace

Heath Secretary Matt Hancock says the vast majority of people in the UK will cooperate with the test and trace system.

Coronavirus: How a hospital and its community copes with death

How one of London’s Asian communities and its hospital copes with death during the coronavirus pandemic.

Ministry of Silly Walks comes to Sonning during lockdown

Residents of a Berkshire village have been taking advantage of quiet streets to perform their own silly walks.

Coronavirus: What a post-lockdown pub could look like

Perspex table dividers, one-way systems and social distancing are likely to be part of pub life.


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