Coronavirus: UK 'to monitor flights from China' as precaution

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe BBC’s online health editor talks us through what we know about the virus The UK is expected to begin monitoring flights arriving from China, as part of a series of precautionary measures after the spread of a new coronavirus.The measures, set to be announced later, will […]

Orlando Bloom to voice Prince Harry in animated series

Image copyright Getty Images The man who brought us Family Guy is now making an animated series about the Royal Family.Inspired by a popular Instagram account, The Prince will tell the story of the Windsors through the eyes of six-year-old Prince George.The HBO Max show will poke fun at the UK’s most famous family, with […]

Sainsbury's boss Mike Coupe in surprise exit

Image copyright Getty Images Sainsbury’s has announced its chief executive Mike Coupe will retire from the supermarket group in May.Mr Coupe has led Sainsbury’s for almost six years, during which he oversaw a failed attempt to merge with rival supermarket Asda.The head of Sainsbury’s retail and operations, Simon Roberts, will take over from Mr Coupe.”This […]

Gauff sets up another Osaka meeting in last 32

Coco Gauff is making her first appearance at the Australian Open2020 Australian OpenVenue: Melbourne Park Dates: 20 January to 2 FebruaryCoverage: Listen on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra and online; Live text on selected matches on the BBC Sport website and app.American teenager Coco Gauff recovered from a set down to set up a […]

Kate launches childhood survey to help under-fives

Image copyright REUTERS/Eddie Keogh Image caption The Duchess of Cambridge visited Thinktank, a science museum in Birmingham, as part of the launch The Duchess of Cambridge has launched a UK-wide survey to help improve early childhood.The five-question online survey aims to “spark a national conversation” to help create “lasting change for generations to come”, Kensington […]

New China virus: Officials warn it 'could mutate and spread further'

Image copyright Kevin Frayer Image caption Authorities confirmed that human-to-human transmission of the virus took place A new virus that has killed nine people could mutate and spread further, Chinese health officials have warned, as they step up containment measures.There are now 440 confirmed cases of the outbreak that originated from a market with illegal […]

Earth's oldest asteroid impact 'may have ended ice age'

Image copyright INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION Image caption An image of the Yarrabubba area taken from the International Space Station Scientists have identified the world’s oldest asteroid crater in Australia, adding it may explain how the planet was lifted from an ice age.The asteroid hit Yarrabubba in Western Australia about 2.2 billion years ago – making […]

Watson fights back to reach Australian Open second round

Heather Watson reached the third round of the Australian Open in 20132020 Australian OpenVenue: Melbourne Park Dates: 20 January to 2 FebruaryCoverage: Listen on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra and online; Live text on selected matches on the BBC Sport website and app.Britain’s Heather Watson showed tremendous fight in blustery conditions to win her […]

Trump impeachment trial opens as senators clash over rules

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mitch McConnell (C) wants to block subpoenaing key witnesses or documents The US Senate has rejected repeated Democratic attempts to secure new evidence in President Donald Trump’s impeachment as his trial began.Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell meanwhile backed off on a plan to fast-track the hearings after coming under pressure […]

New 'transformational' code to protect children's privacy online

Image copyright Getty Images Social media sites, online games and streaming services used by children will have to abide by a new privacy code set by the UK’s data watchdog.Elizabeth Denham, the information commissioner, said future generations will be “astonished to think that we ever didn’t protect kids online”.She said the new Age Appropriate Design […]