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Downing Street party: No 10 staff joked about party amid lockdown restrictions
Tue, 07 Dec 2021 23:35:05 GMT
The video obtained by ITV comes after days of questions about the event that took place last year.
Covid: Early signs Omicron spreads more easily, says No 10
Tue, 07 Dec 2021 19:59:18 GMT
But PM's spokesman says exact impact is yet to be determined, as UK cases of the variant reach 437.
Afghanistan: Girls' despair as Taliban confirms secondary school ban
Wed, 08 Dec 2021 00:17:51 GMT
The BBC hears about the ban's harmful impact from teachers and students in 13 Afghan provinces.
Covid: Vaccines should work against Omicron variant, WHO says
Wed, 08 Dec 2021 00:57:13 GMT
A small study in South Africa suggests the new variant could partially evade the Pfizer jab.
Biden warns Putin of 'strong measures' amid Ukraine invasion fears
Tue, 07 Dec 2021 23:30:52 GMT
In a call with President Biden, Russia's Vladimir Putin seeks guarantees against eastward Nato expansion.
Sturgeon warns of 'rapid' rise in Omicron cases
Tue, 07 Dec 2021 15:32:21 GMT
Scotland's Covid restrictions to be reviewed daily as first minister warns that Omicron is a "significant challenge".
Afghanistan: Politics was priority during Kabul exit - official
Wed, 08 Dec 2021 00:20:26 GMT
A Foreign Office official tells the BBC the government's handling of the evacuation was "unforgiveable".
Storm Barra: Weather warnings for most of UK as gales and snow hit
Wed, 08 Dec 2021 00:16:52 GMT
Most of the UK is covered by a yellow weather warning, with wind gusts exceeding 80mph in Wales.
Ghislaine Maxwell: Jury sees never-before-seen photos of Epstein and defendant
Tue, 07 Dec 2021 22:13:06 GMT
FBI agents submit previously unseen photo evidence as third accuser testifies in Maxwell trial.
2022 Beijing Winter Olympics: Australia joins US diplomatic boycott
Wed, 08 Dec 2021 00:37:52 GMT
The US is leading the diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics, over human rights concerns.
Archers addict Camilla hosts 70th anniversary reception
Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:26:19 GMT
Camilla admits she gets "quite ratty" if disturbed while listening to The Archers.
Ubisoft NFTs, called 'Digits', launch for in-game items
Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:20:47 GMT
Game maker Ubisoft is launching its in-game NFT system this week.
The Papers: No 10 'party clowns' and 'a sick joke'
Tue, 07 Dec 2021 23:40:28 GMT
Wednesday's headlines focus on a video of No 10 staff joking about a party in Downing Street last year.
100 Women: The former child refugee helping Afghan asylum seekers
Wed, 08 Dec 2021 00:18:29 GMT
Former child refugee Rehana Popal now helps Afghans with asylum applications.
Reverse advent calendar: A simple idea helping Australians at Christmas
Wed, 08 Dec 2021 00:02:23 GMT
After starting her own reverse advent calendar to help others, Heather Luttrell took the idea nationwide.
CEO Secrets: 'Call centre work trained me to be a CEO'
Wed, 08 Dec 2021 00:07:06 GMT
Steven Bartlett, the 29-year-old co-founder of Social Chain, shares his business advice.
Throwing a tea party for children with cancer
Wed, 08 Dec 2021 00:06:04 GMT
Charity Spread a Smile has put on a tea party for seriously ill children who spent lockdown in hospital.
Quarantine hotels: Returning Brits struggle to book
Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:47:48 GMT
Some UK residents coming back from South Africa are still struggling to find quarantine hotel rooms.
US father fired on Zoom describes 'callous' call
Tue, 07 Dec 2021 22:01:46 GMT
Dad of five Christian was one of 900 employees laid-off on a Zoom call, weeks before Christmas.
Mixed-race family suffered years of racist abuse from neighbours
Tue, 07 Dec 2021 08:59:41 GMT
A family was forced to move from their home, schools and jobs by their neighbours' harassment.