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  1. Covid: Positive antibody tests doubled since autumn

    Some 10% of the UK population is showing signs of recent infection, a doubling since October, says ONS.
  2. Trump decree on Covid visiting rules rebuffed as he enters final day

    Joe Biden will reverse Donald Trump's latest decree on Covid travel, as Wednesday's inauguration looms.
  3. Storm Christoph: Flood warnings in parts of England

    A "major incident" is declared in South Yorkshire as rain is set to batter northern and central England.
  4. Covid: Health secretary Matt Hancock self-isolating after app alert

    Matt Hancock says he will stay at home and urged others to do the same if "pinged" by the app.
  5. Schools may reopen region by region, says medical adviser

    Top medical adviser suggests schools in England may reopen region by region after lockdown.
  6. Verbier: British skier killed in avalanche in Swiss Alps

    The unnamed 38-year-old lived in Verbier - where the incident happened, police said.
  7. Motor neurone disease: Edinburgh scientists reveal breakthrough

    University of Edinburgh scientists are a step closer to being able to reverse the damage caused by MND.
  8. Japan: One dead as snowstorm causes 130-car pile-up

    One person is killed and at least 10 are injured after cars collide on the Tohoku Expressway.
  9. Covid: Cash refusal 'creeping into UK economy'

    A survey by consumer group Which? raises concerns over coronavirus leading to more cashless stores.
  10. HSBC to close 82 branches this year

    The bank has named the branches that will close between April and September, but aims to avoid redundancies.
  11. Conservative rebel MPs pressure government over genocide clause

    Tory MPs want Parliament to debate ending trade deals with countries deemed responsible for genocide.
  12. ONA: Vegan restaurant becomes first in France to get Michelin star

    ONA in the south-west is the first eatery serving plant-based food to win a prestigious Michelin star.
  13. Americans in the UK: 'It was a four-year soap opera'

    With Joe Biden set to be inaugurated, what have Americans in the UK made of the past four years?
  14. 'My boss made me come to work and I caught Covid'

    Despite the risks, people say they are being asked to work on site when they could do it from home.
  15. Depop: 'I felt so violated when my account was hacked'

    Hackers are selling Depop app account details on the dark web for as little as 77p each online.
  16. Newspaper headlines: Jab complacency fears and smart motorway inquest

    Tuesday's front pages report fears that millions of people could ignore Covid rules once they are vaccinated.
  17. Royal Papworth Hospital proposal by man who spent Christmas alone

    Family members watched online as Jordan got engaged to his partner, with the help of nurses.
  18. Melania’s jacket and nine other defining images of Trump's presidency

    As Donald Trump prepares to leave office, here are some of the key moments of his presidency.
  19. Conquering K2 in winter 'together'

    The BBC speaks to Nirmal Purja, from the team of the first climbers to reach the K2 summit in winter.
  20. Covid-19: 'Don't end up like us, please'

    Martin Freeborn's wife, Helen, lost her fight against Covid at the Royal London Hospital, where staff are struggling to cope with rising admissions.
  21. Woman 'so lucky' after swan crashes through bathroom window

    RSPCA inspector Keith Ellis says he has not seen anything like it in his 40-year career.
  22. The Hong Kong migrants fleeing to start new lives in the UK

    A new visa will give 5.4m Hong Kong residents the right to resettle in Britain. How many will leave?
  23. Olivier Duhamel: French incest allegations prompt victims to speak out

    A sex abuse case involving a well-known intellectual sparked a deluge of testimonies by victims of abuse.
  24. Italy smoking: Want to light up in Milan? Not any more, you can't

    Smoking within 10m (30ft) of others is no longer allowed in parks, play areas, bus and tram stops.
  25. Why Iran’s nuclear facilities are still vulnerable to attack

    Putting sites underground does not mean they're beyond the reach of those who want them scuppered.
  26. How to investigate a firm with 60 million documents

    Artificial intelligence helped investigators in a daunting examination of Airbus's business.
  27. First Dates: Channel 4 series will feel 'more like real life'

    The latest daters are in unfamiliar surroundings as the Channel 4 series moves to a new restaurant.
  28. This doctor saw Yemen hospital empty after fake Covid death text

    One doctor tells her story of battling the pandemic alone in Yemen after her colleagues fled.
  29. Nazi Ravensbrück camp: How ordinary women became SS torturers

    Female SS guards enjoyed home comforts at a camp where they tortured thousands of inmates.
  30. Who's exempt from wearing masks?: 'I'm scared of abuse for not wearing one'

    At the moment, there's no official way to prove you don't have to wear a face covering
  31. Brexit: 'Putting UK, not GB, delayed my fish for 24 hours'

    New trading rules are causing problems for some firms, creating backlogs and uncertainty.
  32. India stun Australia to clinch one of the greatest Test series victories

    India pull off an astonishing run-chase to inflict Australia's first defeat at the Gabba since 1988 and take one of the all-time great series.
  33. Norway great Riise to take England interim role after Neville exit

    Norway great Hege Riise is set to lead England on a temporary basis after Phil Neville's departure as Lionesses manager.
  34. Two players test positive for Covid-19 before Australian Open

    The news comes amid a growing row over quarantine rules for the players ahead of the tournament.
  35. Karen Carney column: Why Lampard must be given time at Chelsea

    In her latest BBC Sport column, Karen Carney discusses why Chelsea should give Frank Lampard more time to build a winning mentality at the club.
  36. 'Bruce's way' starts with defeat - but are there signs it could be the right way?

    Newcastle boss Steve Bruce has declared he will do things "my way" from now on - but are there signs it is the right way?
  37. Covid: Can my boss force me to go to work?

    As England and Scotland enter new coronavirus lockdowns, what are the rules about going to work?
  38. When will you get a Covid vaccine?

    Three vaccines have been approved and two are being rolled out across the UK, so when might you get one?
  39. Covid: Who has to self-isolate and for how long?

    The length of quarantine has changed for contacts and people arriving from abroad.
  40. Covid: What are the UK's lockdown rules and when will they end?

    People across England are being urged to "double down" and stick to the lockdown rules.
  41. What is Europe doing about Covid?

    What restrictions are being put in place in Europe to control the second wave of coronavirus?
  42. Coronavirus: How are weddings working around the UK?

    Very restricted wedding ceremonies can now take place around the UK, but receptions are banned.
  43. Covid: What are the new UK travel rules?

    Travellers must self-isolate on arrival and an advance coronavirus test will soon be required.
  44. How many cases are there in your area?

    Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area.
  45. Lockdown Learning: BBC puts school materials on TV, iPlayer and online

    As most schools close across the UK, lessons from BBC Bitesize move on to BBC Two and CBBC.
  46. What progress has been made on treatments?

    Teams around the world are looking into medicines for Covid-19 and scientists are starting to discover what works.
  47. How worrying are the new variants?

    Scientists have discovered a new mutated version of the virus from Brazil, in addition to the ones from the UK and South Africa.
  48. Can you catch coronavirus from a jogger?

    The risks of catching Covid indoors are well-known, but what are the chances of being infected outdoors?
  49. Did we see a Christmas coronavirus spike?

    Christmas gatherings were cut back but was there still an impact on Covid cases?
  50. Which shops are open and what are the rules about click-and-collect?

    There are strict rules across the UK about which shops can open during lockdown and how they must run.
  51. What are the social distancing rules?

    Keeping a certain distance away from other people cuts the risk of passing on - or catching - coronavirus.
  52. Trump presidency: A flashback through four turbulent years

    Donald Trump won a surprise victory in 2016 partly because he promised to shake things up. And boy, did he.
  53. Biden inauguration: How security threats and Covid have changed ceremony

    Troops descend on US capital to ensure the new president can be sworn in amid threats of violence.
  54. Joe Biden inauguration: When are he and Kamala Harris sworn in?

    The inauguration of a new president is a day that usually follows decades of custom. Not this time.
  55. Biden inauguration: How the White House gets ready for a new president

    Taking down pictures and clearing out desks is part of a huge operation readying for a new president.
  56. US Election 2020: What do countries around the world want from Joe Biden?

    We speak to reporters in six global regions about hopes and expectations for the new US administration.