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March 25, 2020 - 05:54 PM

Six children die with Strep A bacterial infection

There has been at least one death of a child in Wales but the data is not yet available for other nations.

What is Strep A and what are the symptoms to look out for?

Another UK child has died from this highly contagious infection. What should people look out for?

Finland's Sanna Marin says Europe would be in trouble without US

"I must be brutally honest with you," Sanna Marin says. "We would be in trouble without the US."

Alex Jones files for bankruptcy after Sandy Hook verdict

He was recently told to pay almost $1.5bn (£1.2bn) for claiming a 2012 school shooting was a hoax.

Glastonbury 2023: Elton John will headline Pyramid Stage in final UK gig

The pop star will headline the Pyramid Stage on Sunday 25 June, as he wraps up his farewell tour.

Indonesia set to punish sex before marriage with jail time

The parliament is set to pass a new law which would also outlaw pre-marital cohabitation.

'Somewhat bloodthirsty' NYC rat catcher wanted

New York City is recruiting a director of rodent mitigation - or rat tsar - for its war on the pest.

Grand Prix cancelled due to Covid 'difficulties'

Formula 1 confirms the 2023 Chinese Grand Prix will not go ahead because of the country's "ongoing difficulties" with Covid.

Prince William to meet US President Joe Biden ahead of climate prize

The Prince and Princess of Wales will hand out awards for their Earthshot Prize on Friday evening.

Tesco shoppers switching from fresh to frozen food

The supermarket boss says there have been many changes to how people shop due to the cost of living.

Inquiry launched into transgender charity

The regulator says it has found "issues" with the charity's governance and management.

Ros Atkins on... The UK’s home insulation problem

BBC Analysis editor Ros Atkins looks at why millions of UK homes don’t have adequate home insulation – and what the government plans to do about it.

Cost of living: 'Christmas is coming but everybody's worried'

Funmilayo Akinriboya runs a support group for African, Caribbean and Portuguese communities.

How to cut your energy bills

Energy bills have gone up, but there are some easy ways households can reduce costs.

Big Zuu shares his budget cooking secrets

The TV chef and rapper shares his big three tips for making the most of your weekly food shop.

'We are chasing never-ending debt to pay for basics'

Citizens Advice says homeowners and pensioners are among those increasingly seeking debt advice.

Foraging in the forest as a way to make ends meet

More people are foraging from the land as a way to make ends meet, says an experienced forager.

'We can only buy one £2.10 school meal a week for our daughter'

Alishah doesn't qualify for free school meals, but her parents are among many struggling with lunch costs.

Cost of Living: 'The stress of rising costs and a child with cancer'

Gemma Jones has epileptic fits most days due to worrying about her daughter and the cost of living.

Energy bills: 'We cut back but are paying three times as much'

Many households are seeing their energy bills going up despite the power they use going down.

Cost of living: Struggling single dad flooded with offers of help

The BBC returned to give Samuel some good news.

Christmas savings clubs help spread the festive costs

How small businesses are using savings clubs to help customers spread the cost of Christmas

Home insulation: How can it cut energy bills?

Better home insulation could save some households hundreds of pounds a year on their energy bills.

Cost of living: 'Each week, we are fighting to survive'

Stacey McDonnell and Darren Setford live in Leicester and are full-time carers for family members.

What is the windfall tax on oil and gas companies?

The government has extended the windfall tax on oil and gas companies.

Driven to breaking point, China's youth find a voice

Driven to breaking point by zero Covid, educated young Chinese are questioning the Communist Party's rule.

What is it like to be repeatedly asked where you are from?

It is a question that ethnic minorities are constantly asked, but why exactly is it so loaded?

Quiz of the week: Dua Lipa became a citizen of which country?

How closely have you been paying attention to what's been going on over the past seven days?

'5G makes my phone pretty worthless'

Some users are finding the next generation of mobile internet slow and patchy, three years after it launched.

Cyril Ramaphosa: South Africa's president considers future amid corruption scandal

South Africa's ruling party is discussing the president's future, after corruption allegations.

Egypt mothers misled into Caesarean sections - campaigner

Egypt has a high Caesarean section rate, with doctors accused of using it for cash and convenience.

Scene-stealer: Child star Lenny Rush's rise to fame

The Children in Need and Am I Being Unreasonable? star on herding celebrities and improvising.

Ian Blackford: Why has SNP Westminster chief stepped down?

Who is the Ross, Skye and Lochaber MP, and why has he stepped down as the SNP's Westminster leader?

The Papers: Harry and Meghan's 'bombshell' and calls to end strikes

Friday's papers focus on the release of Prince Harry and Meghan's Netflix trailer, and Christmas strikes.

NHS: Ambulance delays as paramedic holds for GP

When ambulance crews bring patients to hospital they are meant to be able to handover their patients to A&E staff within 15 minutes.

House prices: What happens when they fall?

How are rising interest rates changing the housing market around the UK?

Russian mercenary videos 'top 1bn views' on TikTok

The platform is said to be hosting hundreds of videos that celebrate the Russian Wagner group.

World Cup 2022: South Korea 2-1 Portugal: Late Hwang Hee-chan goal sends South Korea into last 16

Hwang Hee-chan gave South Korea a sensational late victory over Portugal that meant they pipped Uruguay to a place in the last 16 on goals scored.

World Cup 2022: Ghana 0-2 Uruguay - De Arrascaeta scores twice

Luis Suarez's heroics for Uruguay are in vain as victory over Ghana is not enough to send them through, with both sides knocked out of the World Cup

Pakistan v England: Will Jacks says 'crazy moments' are needed to win first Test

England will need "a few crazy moments" to go their way to win the first Test against Pakistan, according to all-rounder Will Jacks.

World Cup: South Korea reach last 16 with dramatic last-gasp win over Portugal

Hwang Hee-chan scores a late winner for South Korea to beat Portugal 2-1 and reach the last 16 of the World Cup.

World Cup 2022: Best action as Luis Suarez goes through all the emotions against Ghana

Twelver years on from their controversial meeting in South Africa, Luis Suarez once again stole the show as Ghana took on Uruguay at the World Cup.

Tyson Fury v Derek Chisora: Reigning WBC champion weighs in heavier for title bout

Tyson Fury weighs in heavier than Derek Chisora and warns to 'expect carnage' in their WBC heavyweight title fight on Saturday at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

World Cup 2022: Why fitness is as important as quality at this World Cup - Danny Murphy

Danny Murphy says work-rate and athleticism are becoming as decisive as technical ability, and explains why he expects fewer surprise results from now on.

World Cup 2022: Dutch boss Louis van Gaal criticises 'negative' coverage of his side

Netherlands head coach Louis van Gaal says the "negative" criticism of his team will not distract them from trying to win the World Cup.

World Cup 2022: German media and pundits react to group stage elimination

Germany's elimination in the World Cup group stages for the second time in a row has led to a scathing reaction in the media at home.

World Cup 2022: Japan goal has fans making their own VAR explainers on social media

With no images released to show why Japan's controversial winner against Spain was not ruled out, fans online have taken matters into their own hands.

World Cup 2022: 'I am very afraid', says Qatari transgender woman

Shahd says authorities told her to remove breast tissue that grew after she began taking oestrogen.

World Cup 2022: Ghana aim for revenge against Uruguay for 2010 exit

Ghana face Uruguay in the Qatar World Cup, bringing back memories of their controversial meeting in the 2010 quarter-finals.

World Cup 2022: Canada 1-2 Morocco: Boss Walid Regragui says 'why not?' on winning

Morocco end 36 years of World Cup hurt by progressing to the knockout stage - then set their sights on going all the way.

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