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Covid-19 pandemic: Japan widens emergency over 'frightening' spike

Fri, 30/07/2021 - 12:43pm
The Olympics host is facing record Covid case numbers, fuelled by the virulent Delta strain.

Women's Olympic football: GB suffer dramatic extra time defeat to Australia

Fri, 30/07/2021 - 12:37pm
Great Britain suffer a heartbreaking extra-time defeat by Australia in the Olympic women's football quarter-finals.

Tokyo Olympics: Team GB beat the USA to reach the semi-finals of the women's rugby sevens -highlights

Fri, 30/07/2021 - 12:34pm
Watch highlights as Great Britain beat the USA 21-12 to reach the semi-finals of the women's rugby sevens and keep their Olympic medal hopes alive in Tokyo.

Covid: What's the advice for pregnant women and those who haven't had the jab?

Fri, 30/07/2021 - 12:29pm
Doctors and midwives are seeing a rise in unprotected pregnant women in hospital with Covid.

Tokyo Olympics: Relive how GB's Bethany Shriever and Kye Whyte won historic BMX medals

Fri, 30/07/2021 - 12:27pm
Watch the best bits from GB's history-making day in the BMX racing finals, as Britain's Bethany Shriever wins gold in the women's final and Kye Whyte takes silver in the men's final.

'Brighton cat killer' Steven Bouquet jailed for stabbing 16 pets

Fri, 30/07/2021 - 12:21pm
Steven Bouquet has been jailed for more than five years after he killed nine cats in night attacks.

Covid vaccines: How fast is progress around the world?

Fri, 30/07/2021 - 11:56am
Charts and maps tracking the progress of Covid vaccination programmes.

The X Factor: 'It's always something I'm proud of'

Fri, 30/07/2021 - 11:55am
Former X Factor contestants on what it was like to star in one of the biggest show on TV.

Max Verstappen fastest in Hungarian Grand Prix first practice

Fri, 30/07/2021 - 11:44am
Red Bull's Max Verstappen heads Mercedes drivers Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton in first practice at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Tokyo Olympics: Alexander Zverev beats Novak Djokovic to reach final

Fri, 30/07/2021 - 11:39am
Novak Djokovic's hopes of winning a 'Golden Slam' are over after losing to Alexander Zverev in the Olympic tennis semi-finals.

British and Irish Lions: Rassie Erasmus' video a 'sideshow' and 'unacceptable'

Fri, 30/07/2021 - 11:33am
Rassie Erasmus' complaints about the refereeing in the British and Irish Lions series opener is called a "sideshow" and "unacceptable".

Tokyo Olympics: Alexander Zverev beats Novak Djokovic to reach tennis final

Fri, 30/07/2021 - 11:25am
Germany's Alexander Zverev defeats top seed and world number one Novak Djokovic at the Tokyo Olympics, ending the Serb's hopes of a "Golden Slam".

Esther Dingley: Remains confirmed as those of missing hiker

Fri, 30/07/2021 - 11:25am
Esther Dingley disappeared in the Pyrenees mountains in November.

Covid map: Coronavirus cases, deaths, vaccinations by country

Fri, 30/07/2021 - 11:06am
Key maps and charts explaining how the virus has spread around the world.

Turkey fires: Blazes threaten Marmaris and other coastal resorts

Fri, 30/07/2021 - 10:57am
Villages and hotels are evacuated as firefighters attempt to put out dozens of blazes.

Covid rules: What has changed?

Fri, 30/07/2021 - 10:48am
Major changes to lockdown rules have taken effect in England and Scotland, but some restrictions remain.

Drug deaths in Scotland reach new record level

Fri, 30/07/2021 - 10:17am
The country continues to have the worst drug death rate in Europe, with a further 1,339 people dying last year.

Proms conductor: 'We're going to play our hearts out'

Fri, 30/07/2021 - 9:58am
Dalia Stasevska discusses the pressures of a pandemic Proms, and the return of Rule, Britannia!

British Airways owner IAG to ramp up flights

Fri, 30/07/2021 - 9:50am
IAG, which also owns Iberia, says it plans to run at 75% of its 2019 passenger capacity by the end of the year.

Storm Evert: Strong winds and heavy rain cause disruption

Fri, 30/07/2021 - 9:44am
A yellow warning for strong to gale force winds remains in place as Storm Evert hits the UK.