Pupils sent home in half of England's secondary schools

BBC News - 20 October 2020 - 1:19pm
Attendance figures show 46% of secondary schools had pupils isolating because of Covid outbreaks.

'Rubbish' pet portraits raise £5k for homeless

BBC News - 20 October 2020 - 1:18pm
"Acclaimed artist Hercule Van Wolfwinkle" says he is overwhelmed by commissions.

Fans return, neutral venues and rule changes - what to expect from baseball's World Series

BBC News - 20 October 2020 - 1:18pm
Five things to watch out for as the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays compete in an unusual World Series.

Working lunch 'loophole' hope for pubs and restaurants

BBC News - 20 October 2020 - 1:16pm
Hospitality chiefs are seeking clarity over whether business lunches are exempt from Covid restrictions.

Grenfell Tower: Police to look into 'binned' refurbishment records

BBC News - 20 October 2020 - 1:03pm
The Met will assess whether a crime has been committed after a project manager threw away her notes.

The Countdown: Mic dropped, 50 Cent and the Twitch Among Us vote

BBC News - 20 October 2020 - 12:35pm
Hopes that Twitch will bring out the youth vote and 50 Cent has problems with Joe Biden's tax plan.

Danish submarine killer Madsen caught in prison escape

BBC News - 20 October 2020 - 12:32pm
Peter Madsen was jailed for life in 2018 for murdering Swedish journalist Kim Wall.

Exxon clarifies Trump phone call: 'It never happened'

BBC News - 20 October 2020 - 12:25pm
The oil giant distances itself from the President's "hypothetical" funds-for-contracts phone call.

Bruno Martini: Former France goalkeeper dies aged 58

BBC News - 20 October 2020 - 12:22pm
Former France goalkeeper and goalkeeping coach Bruno Martini dies aged 58 after a cardiac arrest.

Man Utd's Zelem called up after Russo pulls out of England squad

BBC News - 20 October 2020 - 12:12pm
Manchester United forward Alessia Russo withdraws from the England squad for next week's friendly against Germany because of a thigh injury, with team-mate Katie Zelem called-up.

Drink and drugs driver jailed over Lesmahagow crash

BBC News - 20 October 2020 - 11:35am
Kanad Basi is sentenced to four years and eight months over a crash that killed 16-year-old Jack Frame.

Parole system in England and Wales 'secretive'

BBC News - 20 October 2020 - 10:45am
The grandson of a man who killed his wife calls for "greater scrutiny" of Parole Board hearings.

Cricket’s bio-secure bubbles ‘untenable’ - England captain Morgan

BBC News - 20 October 2020 - 10:39am
England players can withdraw from tours if playing in bio-secure bubbles is impacting their mental health, says Eoin Morgan.

Robert Redford: Retired actor mourns the death of his son James aged 58

BBC News - 20 October 2020 - 10:26am
The film star's son James dies aged 58, after being diagnosed with liver cancer.

Gaviria tests positive for coronavirus for second time this year & is out of Giro

BBC News - 20 October 2020 - 10:01am
UAE Team Emirates rider Fernando Gaviria tests positive for coronavirus for a second time this year and is out of the Giro d'Italia.

Kyler Murray & Christian Kirk shine as Arizona Cardinals beat Dallas Cowboys

BBC News - 20 October 2020 - 9:05am
Quarterback Kyler Murray and Christian Kirk combine for two touchdowns as the Arizona Cardinals thrash the Dallas Cowboys 38-10.

Bridal couple posed on rail line for wedding shoot

BBC News - 20 October 2020 - 9:03am
Network Rail says taking photos on a stretch of track was "plain stupidity".

Covid: Burn-out fears of 'exhausted' unpaid carers

BBC News - 20 October 2020 - 9:03am
Many of those looking after vulnerable relatives or friends wonder how they will cope this winter.

UK plan to be first to run human challenge Covid trials

BBC News - 20 October 2020 - 8:30am
Volunteers will be deliberately exposed to the virus in trials due to start in January.

'Why Russell tops Carter & Wilkinson as the best 10 in France for a decade'

BBC News - 20 October 2020 - 8:25am
He's the best fly-half in France, but Gregor Townsend is still the boss... Johnnie Beattie discusses Finn Russell's return to Scotland.

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