A new drug strategy will mean more funding for treatment and a crackdown on gangs, ministers say.
The ex-England player is found not guilty of assaulting Barnsley boss Daniel Stendel after a defeat.
Nigeria - which was added to the red list on Monday - describes the restrictions as "selective".
More funding is needed to prepare for pandemics and prevent gains from being lost, Dame Sarah Gilbert says.
Amelie Osborn-Smith says her brain went into "overdrive" as she fought off the reptile in Zambia.
The photo of Thomas Massie's family posing with firearms was posted days after a deadly school shooting.
This is the first verdict delivered for the ex-leader of Myanmar, who faces a total of 11 charges.
The former health secretary Matt Hancock tells the BBC he is "sorry for all the people I let down".
More than 100 have been arrested over the lynching of a Sri Lankan man accused of insulting Islam.
Boris Johnson kept his home secretary in place, saying she had not broken ministerial rules.
The 1Xtra DJ will be leaving after nine years at the network.
The James Webb Space Telescope is expected to be 100 times more powerful than the Hubble.
The legendary Canadian singer makes a rare public appearance at a ceremony hosted by Joe Biden.
Lebanon stopped has stopped subsidising many medical expenses, which leaves poorer patients in danger.
The activist pledges to use his money from acting to fund more good causes and charity events.
Mark Abbott is raising money for a charity that helped him when he was homeless 15 years ago.
A head balancer wants to break his 100th world record before retirement.
Campaigners call for a memorial to members of an RAF reconnaissance unit who died in World War Two.
The artist offers to raise £10m to buy the former prison so it can become an arts hub.
The Morecambe artwork "depicts the essence of the punch", the sculptor says.
BBC Panorama unpicks the financial webs behind leading companies, as families ask where their fees go.
They're among 10 acts tipped for success in the annual BBC list, previously won by Adele and Celeste.
The Fukushima disaster turned Japan away from nuclear. A new energy source may help it quit coal.
Long-serving senator, who recovered from terrible injuries to run for president, dies at 98
Russia and India ties are facing challenges from fast-changing geopolitics in Asia and beyond.
The treaty created an independent Irish Free State but led to the Irish Civil War.
The 20-month school closure in Uganda could have a long-term impact on many lives there.
A number of tech solutions are out there to help retailers optimise sending out our presents.
Blanket vaccination mandates are on the agenda but do they work and what are their costs?
ITV is urged to "set an example" by not flying celebrities to Australia and to base itself in Wales.
Amputee Neil Russell is planning to embark on a challenge to cycle around Scotland on his hand bike.
Former England fast bowler Darren Gough is appointed as Yorkshire's interim managing director of cricket until the end of the 2022 season.
Pick from a shortlist of six for this year's BBC World Sport Star of the Year award.
Tommy Fury's fight with Youtuber Jake Paul is expected to be called off with the Briton struggling to be fit.
The German Football Association (DFB) are investigating England midfielder Jude Bellingham's comments about referee Felix Zwayer after Borussia Dortmund's defeat by Bayern Munich.
Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area.
Medical teams around the world are learning which medicines work best against Covid.
All UK adults will be offered a Covid booster, and 12-15-year-olds will be offered a second jab.
There are now pre and post arrival tests for travellers to the UK.
Swabs from PCR tests can help identify omicron, but genetic analysis is needed to confirm it.
Covid rules have been strengthened in response to concern over the newly-identified Omicron variant.
Some companies are cancelling Christmas parties over Omicron fears, but what do the rules say?
Covid rules are being strengthened in response to the Omicron variant
A look at the progress made in vaccinating the country's population, as more than 51 million people have received at least one dose.
Has the slow rollout of vaccines in southern Africa allowed coronavirus mutations to develop?
Face coverings are a legal requirement again in England in shops and on public transport.
A new Covid variant has emerged that looks worryingly different to the one vaccines were designed to fight.
Secondary pupils in England and Wales are being asked to start wearing masks in school again.
Is there evidence that travel restrictions help stop the spread of coronavirus?
The US military has said that America's 2.1 million soldiers and sailors must all get the vaccine.
Rizgar Hussein hasn't heard from his family since the Channel disaster on Wednesday.
The BBC has uncovered evidence showing that smugglers are still telling migrants it is safe to cross.
Lives remain at risk, but as the crisis persists, the greater the political risks for the PM too.
At least 27 people died trying to reach the UK by boat. Officials are trying to find their identities.
Rising numbers of migrants are trying to cross the English Channel in small boats.
UK-French rivalry is making a common solution difficult, says the BBC's Europe Editor Katya Adler.
There are many unanswered questions following the deaths of 27 people. Here is what we know so far.
What drives people to make the perilous journey, which for many has ended in death?
Record numbers of migrants have been crossing the English Channel in boats in recent months.
Doctors in Afghanistan’s crisis-hit hospitals are caring for their patients in almost impossible conditions.
Stanley Menzo would encounter racism almost every week on the football pitch. When a young man abused him to his face, he struck back.
The journeys migrants make across the Channel are book-ended with beaches that tell the story of the crisis.
Young criminals are risking their lives to retrieve drugs smuggled into the Netherlands amongst freight arriving from Latin America.
Dozens of sites across south west Scotland have a school roll less than half their potential capacity.
About 30 properties in Scotland have electricity restored, a week on from the storm.
Former Scotland captain and hooker Gary Callander dies aged 62.
A 10km surveillance zone has been set up around the commercial premises in Dumfries and Galloway.
Queen of the South remain bottom of the Scottish Championship after playing out a goalless draw with Partick Thistle.
The stories from Scotland and the north of England of those with no power a week after Storm Arwen.
A daily update on the number and location of coronavirus cases in Scotland.
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1. How successful organisations motivate employees. Research shows that workers who are actively disengaged outnumber their more motivated colleagues by 2 to 1. The good news is that the organisations that defy this trend do similar things - which you can use to build a more effective workforce. READ MORE >>
2. New measures fall short of ‘Plan B’. The Health Secretary announced that face coverings are to be worn from Tuesday as the UK responds to the new Omicron variant. The Prime Minister announced that PCR tests will also be required for all overseas arrivals. The BBC noted that the measures do not go as far as the government’s Plan B, which ministers have long said is their contingency plan if intervention on Covid is needed to protect the NHS. Meanwhile, a poll in the Daily Telegraph revealed that 84% of over-60s support the return of mandatory masks in shops and on public transport. Editor
3. Top companies for social mobility. Law firm Browne Jacobson LLP has been named the top employer for social mobility, according to the Social Mobility Foundation's annual ranking. The list was released as analysis from the Institute for Fiscal Studies on social mobility showed five London universities had the biggest impact on boosting the career prospects of students who had received free school meals. Several high-profile universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, were among those that had done the least for those from lower income families. What do you think are the most effective ways to improve social mobility? CONTACT US >>
4. Worst of supply chain woes over. There are signs that global supply chain snarls are improving, yet the complicated web of producers and distributors predict things won't get back to normal until next year - as long as COVID-19 outbreaks subside, reports. Experts point to reduced pandemic-related factory closures, fewer energy shortages and loosened port-capacity limits in Asia, coupled with falling ocean freight rates. They also say big U.S. retailers have already imported most of their holiday goods. Still, challenges such as labour shortages and port bottlenecks remain. The Wall Street Journal
5. Your cup of coffee will get pricier. Brace yourself, your cup of coffee will probably become more expensive as the world faces a shortage of coffee beans together with a global supply chain crisis. Frosts and severe droughts in Brazil, the world's largest supplier of arabica coffee beans, are partly behind this shortfall, which led their price to surge to their highest levels in 10 years. Facing the price moves, coffee roasters might switch to robusta beans, a cheaper variety that still hasn't seen the same price increases. Robusta beans are harsher and more bitter in taste than the arabica variety. Bloomberg
6. Poverty ahead for 10% of Brits. One in 10 UK families are facing poverty this winter that will leave them unable to cover even basic bills such as food and heating, according to Citizens Advice. A survey by the charity found that one in five adults has cut back on their food shop or turned off the heating, while one in 10 expects to have to use food banks. The consumer group blamed a “triple whammy” of the £20 a week universal credit cut, soaring energy bills and rising inflation for the drop in living standards. The Guardian
7. Exercise may be offered before anti-depressants. New NHS guidelines have ruled that millions of people with mild depression in England should be offered therapy, exercise, mindfulness or meditation before antidepressants. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recommends the “menu of treatment options” be offered to patients by health professionals before medication is considered. Antidepressant use has soared in recent years, with more than 20m handed out to patients in just three months last year. BBC
8. Climate change ‘top public worry’. Britons think that climate change is the most important issue they face, according to a poll conducted by Ipsos MORI. About 40% of more than a thousand people who were surveyed said climate change, pollution and the environment were among their top three concerns. The Covid pandemic came second at 27% and Brexit was third, at 22%. The study showed the highest level of concern about the climate crisis since the agency began polling in 1988. The Independent
9. Honey I shrunk the homes. They may be bigger than Harry Potter’s cupboard under the stairs, but not by much: the UK’s homes are shrinking. As many as one in 15 flats in London fall below the national minimum standard of 37sqm for a one-bedroom home. It’s not just limited to the capital, either: research from the Intergenerational Foundation found that the number of micro-homes being built has increased fivefold in five years, in areas including the North West, the South East outside London and Yorkshire and the Humber. The Guardian
10. The bottom line. First there was “Fomo”, the fear of missing out. Now it seems people are suffering from “Hogo” – the hassle of going out. Restaurateurs say they are experiencing a wave of “no-shows”, owing to people deciding they can’t face leaving the house after all. The group Gusto Italian said its 12 restaurants had had 1,000 no-shows in the last week alone. The Daily Mail
As the government overhauls its drug policy, a former user told the BBC rehab for drug users is the only way forward.
The government is pledging to dismantle county line gangs in a drugs policy overhaul.
A head balancer wants to break his 100th world record before retirement.
BBC journalist Tom Brada, who happens to be British and Jewish, investigates what's going on.
A serious case review is underway following the death of six-year-old Arthur Labinjo-Hughes.
Tally the Turtle is recovering in a UK zoo awaiting a flight back to the warm waters of Mexico.
Nuns, imams and Buddhist monks are among those sharing successful - and often fun - short-form videos on social media.
Ros Atkins investigates a Christmas party at Downing Street in the midst of 2020 Covid restrictions.
Labrador Bailey was once described as "untrainable" but turned out to be a fantastic search dog.
Labour MP Chris Bryant says the direction taken by some in government makes him feel less safe.
Omicron is the 13th variant of the Covid-19 virus to receive a Greek name but the pronunciation is up for debate.
The six were separated from their mothers during Storm Arwen and will spend winter with the RSPCA.
How long do symptoms last for, is it more harmful to children? Experts answer your questions.
Alex and Sam, who have spinal muscular atrophy, are struggling to find the support they need.
Haider Malik landed a dream position after finding a unique way to attract employers' attention.
Keir Starmer asks if a party was held at No 10 while the rest of the country faced lockdown measures.
Lorry drivers say more investment is needed to make the UK industry more attractive to workers.
Behind-the-scenes of the West End show, which features 300 costumes and a giant blue elephant.
A project is celebrating hair stories of black women in Essex and preserving their history.
Dr Lily Fulton-Humble is one of thousands in Scotland and northern England who are living without power.
Restaurateurs say they are worried Christmas parties will not go ahead this year over Covid fears.
Watch highlights as England thrash Latvia 20-0 to record their biggest-ever competitive victory and Ellen White becomes the Lionesses' record goalscorer.
The heath secretary says people should however be "a bit cautious".
Richard Moore, known as "C", warns of China data and debt traps and the need for a robust UK response.
Wajed Iqbal won damages of £180k after the Mail on Sunday falsely linked him to a grooming gang.
Boris Johnson says people will be worked through by age group - as at other stages of the Covid vaccine roll-out.
Customers have spent three nights at the Tan Hill Inn in Yorkshire, after being snowed in by Storm Arwen.
Presenters Nick Robinson and Martha Kearney of Radio 4's Today programme had to evacuate the building.
Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Van-Tam says that it is ''not all doom and gloom'' surrounding Omicron variant.
The health secretary says Covid vaccinations have been moving at a “blistering pace” with 17 million booster doses given.
Top medical adviser Dr Susan Hopkins urges people to take action now to reduce transmissions.
Boris Johnson says changing the rules on wearing masks in England is "the right approach".
This highly specialised team guards Britain's radioactive stockpiles.
People in England will be legally required to wear a mask in shops and public transport, the health secretary says.
The South African doctor who found the new variant says patients are showing very mild symptoms so far.
Watch Boris Johnson set out new measures after two cases of the Omicron variant were found in the UK.
Scotland's first minister says the response to the Omicron Covid variant must be "proportionate" but more action may be needed in the coming days
Elodie Bateson, 11, from Limavady who is blind has become an expert at making short animated movies.