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The rapid tests for labs and care homes will help distinguish between Covid-19 and seasonal illness.
The offer is valid at more than 72,000 eateries on Mondays to Wednesdays throughout August.
Nearly three times more people died than Iran's government admitted, records seen by the BBC show.
The former SDLP leader helped create the climate that brought an end to the Troubles in Northern Ireland.
Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this Monday morning.
People "should not be alarmed" by the announcement as it is "standard practice", authorities say.
Top medical adviser Deborah Birx says the virus is affecting rural communities as well as cities.
The UK's biggest bank says it may cost up to $13bn this year to cover loans going bad amid the pandemic.
The government says hundreds of prisoners tried to escape amid the chaos of the gun and bomb attack.
The probe will examine safety and wellbeing issues at hospitals in Glasgow and Edinburgh.
The MP, who was accused of rape, is on bail until mid-August.
A new campaign says the government should ban adverts for large cars like sports utility vehicles.
Three African Americans have been explaining why they left the US to find a better life in Africa.
Several of Monday's papers carry details of the new Covid tests due to be rolled out from next week.
without a screen! Primary school teacher Jade Williams has some handy advice for the summer break.
James Hodgkinson died after being punched by Jacob Dunne during a drunken brawl.
Many of the pictures in textbooks or on the internet tend to show what conditions look like on white skin, but symptoms don't always look the same on darker skin tones.
Mehndi artists share how their art helped their mental health during lockdown.
Architect Renzo Piano on his new design for the replacement for the collapsed Morandi Bridge.
Life appears to have gone back to normal in some ways, but is still very different in others.
How Kimberlee Perry grew trampoline fitness company Bounce, which is aimed at women.
As the leader of the SDLP, John Hume played a major role in bringing about the Northern Ireland peace process.
Amid the pandemic, commercial air fleets are grounded in some of the world's most remote locations.
Renowned architect Renzo Piano says his replacement for the Morandi bridge "is born of tragedy".
Meet the ward boys, or hospital assistants, who are the unsung heroes in India's Covid-19 fight.
Three business owners explain how they are weathering the economic fallout.
August marks the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.
How health bosses decide whether a town should go back into lockdown if Covid-19 cases rise.
It is "pivotal" Celtic keep striker Odsonne Edouard if they are to realise their ambitions this season, says manager Neil Lennon.
Ronnie O'Sullivan cruises into an 8-1 lead in his first-round match against Thailand's Thepchaiya Un-Nooh at the World Championship at the Crucible.
Israel Folau made a "personal choice" not to take a knee before Catalans' game with St Helens, says Steve McNamara.
Ex-Liverpool players John Barnes, Gary Gillespie and Emile Heskey on how the Premier League champions should strengthen.
Catch up with the best of the action from day seven of London 2012 as Great Britain's Victoria Pendleton storms to gold in the keirin and Jessica Ennis-Hill leads the heptathlon after the first day.
Watch all 13 goals from the opening weekend of the Scottish Premiership.
Thousands of venues will take part in a discounting scheme to help boost the hospitality industry.
Pubs and restaurants in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland can reopen inside, but do I need to book ahead?
More than four million people in northern England face new restrictions, but what does a local lockdown mean?
Key graphics explaining how coronavirus has spread in the UK and the government's response.
Loss of taste and smell have been added to the UK's list of coronavirus symptoms.
What are the tests for coronavirus, who are they for and how do they work?
How did exiled Venezuelans and former US Special Forces end up joining what looked from the outset like a suicide mission?
As lockdown restrictions are eased further, people across the UK can now set up support bubbles.
The aim is to help people who've been cut off from friends and family.
Those inside a support bubble count as one household and do not have to socially distance from one another.
A bubble is defined as a group of people with whom you have close physical contact. The idea was first introduced in New Zealand.
Single adults living alone - or single parents whose children are under 18 - can now form a support bubble with one other household.
The second household can be of any size and can now include people who are shielding.
The independent advisory group Sage has been asked to examine if, when and how people might safely be allowed to expand their bubbles.
Support bubbles must be "exclusive". Once in one, you can't switch and start another with a different household.
People in each bubble can stay in each other's homes and do not have to socially distance. They count as one household, which means that in England a further household is now allowed to stay overnight with them.
Anyone in the bubble contacted as part of England's test and trace programme must stay at home. If they develop coronavirus symptoms, everyone in the bubble must self-isolate.
One judge claims more lives could have been saved if action had been taken sooner.
The man behind the Cardiff project says it should be introduced across Wales.
Two men are arrested after the woman was hit by a Vauxhall Corsa in Merthyr Tydfil on Saturday.
The number of cremations was close to trebling in parts of Wales during the height of the pandemic.
Barbara MacArthur talks about caring for her disabled adult son during the coronavirus pandemic.
One student says it will be "almost impossible" to park at her home under the plans.
Police pledge action after incidents at Cardiff Bay with officers hurt and two people arrested.
A man who relies on carers is calling for the introduction of personal health budgets in Wales.
1. Lockdown has made many families happier. Lockdown has put a strain on a lot of families, but according to a new study, a quarter of parents say their relationship with their children has improved in the past three months – and less than 5% say it has got worse. Previous studies from the Understanding Society Covid-19 Survey found that women have taken on a disproportionate amount of the childcare burden during lockdown. But slightly more women than men said they were getting on better with their children. MSN
2. Two magic words for work discussions. Work conversations - whether it's with a boss, a colleague or a client - can sometimes feel like dangerous territory. Just when we need them most, words can fail us. Two words that can help open conversations are: "Tell me." When we start a question with "tell me," we give our conversation partners the space to share their views openly, free of language that may lead them in one direction or another. An answer to a "tell me" question could give you the kind of window into another person that can help build stronger relationships. This technique is among many presented during the communication lesson of 10/10, our government funded leadership development and mentoring programme. [LEARN MORE]
3. Government set to launch ‘Get Ready for Brexit’ campaign. The government will launch a “Get Ready for Brexit” campaign next week. As part of the multi-million-pound initiative, controversial Brexit border plans will be published on Monday along with fresh detail on post-Brexit immigration. Meanwhile, the government has secretly purchased 11 hectares (27 acres) of land 20 miles from Dover to build a new Brexit customs clearance centre for the 10,000 lorries that come through the port. The Guardian
4. Covid-19 spreads fastest at 4ºC. Covid-19 spreads fastest at 4ºC, government scientists have concluded, fuelling fears of a winter resurgence. The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies studied the precise temperature as Melbourne, which is currently in its coldest month, re-entered a six-week lockdown due to a steep spike in cases. Average temperatures in Britain during January and February have fluctuated between 3º and 5ºC in three of the last six winters. The Telegraph
5. Coronavirus immunity may be lost within months. Covid-19 survivors may lose their immunity to the virus within months, according to new research. Scientists who analysed the immune response of more than 90 patients and healthcare workers at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS foundation trust found that while 60% of people had a “potent” antibody response at the height of their battle with the virus, only 17% retained it three months later. BBC
6. Workers in no rush to return to the office. With the pandemic shaking up how and where workers toil, it seems most of us aren’t in a rush to head back to the office - for a full five days a week, in any case. One recent study found that 47% of newly remote workers would prefer to continue working from home between one and four days each week, while 40% want to stay home every day and just 14% prefer the office. But when it comes to whether working from home lends itself to both productivity and creativity, experts remain divided. The Times
7. Working to pension age far from assured. By 2028, people won’t be able to claim their state pension until they’re 67 – but though we are living longer, we may not be healthy enough to work for longer. Researchers used data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing to calculate how long the typical 50-year-old in England can expect to remain healthy and in work. They found that the “healthy working life expectancy” of this age group is about nine years – which means many people may not be healthy enough to work to the current pension age, let alone future ones. The Observer
8. Keir Starmer boosted by results of opinion poll. A poll has found that half of UK voters say they have formed a more favourable view of the Labour party since Keir Starmer became its leader in April. Some 52% of voters now say they could imagine Starmer inside No 10. Two weeks ago, another study found more people cited Starmer as their preferred choice as prime minister (37%) than Boris Johnson (35%). The Express
9. The bottom line. Only a year after he signed over a quarter of his fortune to his wife, the Amazon founder is richer than ever. Jeff Bezos’s net worth was estimated at $171.6bn last week, more than the GDP of Hungary or Algeria. Daily Mail
without a screen! Primary school teacher Jade Williams has some handy advice for the summer break.
A woman with incurable cancer is reunited with her mother for the first time since March.
With thousands of vines to prune and not enough staff, the owners put out a plea for help on social media.
Meet the extreme savers who live for an end of the nine-to-five.
Watch the highlights of a very different Bafta TV Awards, where awards were accepted virtually.
India Atkinson's videos address misconceptions about a condition that left her without fingers on one hand.
Best friends, Ayaan and Mikaeel, aged six, want to help children suffering in the Yemen crisis.
Boris Johnson says casinos, bowling alleys and skating rinks must remain closed for two more weeks.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock on what households can and can't do in affected areas of northern England.
One year on, we return to the Derbyshire town almost swept away after a dam collapsed.
Matty Hatton, 15, has received messages from astronaut Tim Peake and TV presenters Ant and Dec.
The BBC’s Laura Foster explains how you can recognise the symptoms of coronavirus.
Ibiza's nightclub scene has been hit hard by coronavirus, leaving people in need of support.
Three people share what they have done to support Black Lives Matter without going to protests.
Families describe how they felt when the ability to grieve together "was basically taken away".
A recent survey suggests a quarter of mammals are at risk of extinction - here's how you can help.
The blaze caused a black cloud of smoke to billow across the area.
Six-year-old girl says she tried to swim to the surface after falling 100ft (30m) down a waterfall.
Instead of being measured up and shipped out, pantomime costumes and props fill the high shelves.
A job coach offers eight tips for performing your best during a video interview.
Popular attractions are hoping the lifting of lockdown will see tourists and their pounds return.
Rough sleeper Simon was offered a hotel room, after the government released emergency funding to get people off the streets during lockdown.
The ballet world is competitive and the pressure on young dancers to achieve the "perfect physique" is high.
In the past year, Anisa lost her mother, her job and her house and had hoped Hajj would help her find solace.
A new pre-eclampsia screening programme using low dose aspirin has helped reduce the number of cases.
An armchair gift upholstered in a replica WW2 uniform worn by Capt Sir Tom "amazing", says family.
Video shows the driver crossing the tracks as the barrier was closing, completely tearing it off.
Aretha and Youlande set up Mindful Equity UK to tackle the lack of BAME teachers in leadership roles.
Serlina Boyd created Cocoa Girl after finding nothing on the market aimed at her daughter's age group.
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