Travellers to the UK aged 12 and over will have to have a Covid test before departure, the government says.
Residents sprinted for cover from a giant ash cloud as Mt Semeru erupted on Indonesia's Java island.
Arthur Labinjo-Hughes' stepmother and his father were both jailed on Friday for his death.
The London force says it does not routinely investigate "retrospective breaches" of Covid regulations.
Hundreds of balloons are released in Liverpool city centre in memory of 12-year-old Ava White.
Snow, rain, and wind is set to hit areas still affected by Storm Arwen power outages, the Met Office says.
Bail is set at $1m for the couple arrested in Detroit after failing to attend court on Friday.
The US and Russian leaders will discuss Ukraine amid mounting concerns about a possible Russian invasion.
A senior GP says the move would support the "national priority" to vaccinate people quickly.
Reigning champions Manchester City move top of the Premier League for the first time this season with a dominant win over Watford.
The electricity supplier for the North East says it could have been better at talking to customers.
Changes expected on Monday are set to include getting users out of the criminal justice system.
Ghislaine Maxwell is accused of grooming girls for abuse by late paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
How abortion rights in the US look likely to be changed by a conservative majority Supreme Court.
Saturday's match between Birmingham City and Millwall paused at the six minute mark so fans could pay tribute.
Fraudsters appear to be adopting the "sinister" tactic of spiking drinks to steal money, campaigners warn.
Simon George plans to take his scale-model of Heaton Lodge junction in Kirklees on tour.
Officials at Antwerp zoo do not know how the pair - now in quarantine - caught the virus.
BBC journalist Tom Brada, who happens to be British and Jewish, investigates what's going on.
Jumping into an active volcano is just one way to spend the festive season, in news you may have missed this week.
Comedian Romesh Ranganathan is set to host a rebooted version of the BBC One quiz show.
As F1 races in Saudi Arabia, can it be a positive thing for female and LGBT rights?
A British engineer believes he may help solve one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries.
Parag Agrawal, Twitter's new CEO, is the latest of several Indian-Americans leading global tech firms.
Next week will see a handover of power from the Merkel era and this is what to expect.
The BBC's Jonathan Blake talks to voters in the West Midlands constituency ahead of the by-election.
Previous incursions have led to accusations of looting and abuse, so will it be different this time?
Social services are facing questions about their actions before Arthur Labinjo-Hughes was killed.
They arrived like rock stars 10 years ago and their love life has been the source of endless speculation.
The South African actor went from feeling like an impostor to becoming a giant of the British stage.
An interpreter who had to flee Afghanistan is given a new home by a woman who was moved by his plight.
The new variant threatens to overshadow the holiday season as campaigners fight vaccine fears.
The stories from Scotland and the north of England of those with no power a week after Storm Arwen.
Lewis Hamilton takes pole position for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix as title rival Max Verstappen crashes trying to beat the Mercedes driver's time.
Liverpool substitute Divock Origi scores a last-minute winner to sink Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League.
England beat Jamaica 66-47 in Nottingham to seal victory in their three-match series.
Belgium's Luca Brecel will face China's Zhao Xintong in the UK Championship final, with both players aiming to win the event for the first time.
Rangers move seven points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership thanks to a dominant win over Dundee.
Medical teams around the world are learning which medicines work best against Covid.
Some companies are cancelling Christmas parties over Omicron fears, but what do the rules say?
A look at the progress made in vaccinating the country's population, as more than 51 million people have received at least one dose.
Has the slow rollout of vaccines in southern Africa allowed coronavirus mutations to develop?
Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area.
Face coverings are a legal requirement again in England in shops and on public transport.
A new Covid variant has emerged that looks worryingly different to the one vaccines were designed to fight.
Swabs from PCR tests can help identify omicron, but genetic analysis is needed to confirm it.
All UK adults will be offered a Covid booster, and 12-15-year-olds will be offered a second jab.
Covid rules have been strengthened in response to concern over the newly-identified Omicron variant.
There are now pre and post arrival tests for travellers to the UK.
Secondary pupils in England and Wales are being asked to start wearing masks in school again.
What is the evidence that travel restrictions could stop the spread of coronavirus?
Covid rules are being strengthened in response to the Omicron variant
The US military has said that America's 2.1 million soldiers and sailors must all get the vaccine.
Rizgar Hussein hasn't heard from his family since the Channel disaster on Wednesday.
The BBC has uncovered evidence showing that smugglers are still telling migrants it is safe to cross.
Lives remain at risk, but as the crisis persists, the greater the political risks for the PM too.
At least 27 people died trying to reach the UK by boat. Officials are trying to find their identities.
Rising numbers of migrants are trying to cross the English Channel in small boats.
UK-French rivalry is making a common solution difficult, says the BBC's Europe Editor Katya Adler.
There are many unanswered questions following the deaths of 27 people. Here is what we know so far.
What drives people to make the perilous journey, which for many has ended in death?
Record numbers of migrants have been crossing the English Channel in boats in recent months.
Doctors in Afghanistan’s crisis-hit hospitals are caring for their patients in almost impossible conditions.
Stanley Menzo would encounter racism almost every week on the football pitch. When a young man abused him to his face, he struck back.
The journeys migrants make across the Channel are book-ended with beaches that tell the story of the crisis.
Young criminals are risking their lives to retrieve drugs smuggled into the Netherlands amongst freight arriving from Latin America.
Nicola Sturgeon says there is community transmission of the new variant but it is not widespread.
The £110m facility looks set to be built at Port of Nigg with Scottish and UK government support.
The ring was returned to Peggy MacSween, 86, after it was unearthed by a metal detectorist.
A £300m steel plant is among the plans for the former oil and gas fabrication yard in the Highlands.
Inverness-based Tulloch Homes has been acquired by Moray-based Springfield Properties.
The birds are now a red list species due to numbers falling by 81% since 1961.
Fort William's new manager Shadab Iftikhar on mentor Roberto Martinez and his colourful career path.
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1. How successful organisations motivate employees. Research shows that workers who are actively disengaged outnumber their more motivated colleagues by 2 to 1. The good news is that the organisations that defy this trend do similar things - which you can use to build a more effective workforce. READ MORE >>
2. New measures fall short of ‘Plan B’. The Health Secretary announced that face coverings are to be worn from Tuesday as the UK responds to the new Omicron variant. The Prime Minister announced that PCR tests will also be required for all overseas arrivals. The BBC noted that the measures do not go as far as the government’s Plan B, which ministers have long said is their contingency plan if intervention on Covid is needed to protect the NHS. Meanwhile, a poll in the Daily Telegraph revealed that 84% of over-60s support the return of mandatory masks in shops and on public transport. Editor
3. Top companies for social mobility. Law firm Browne Jacobson LLP has been named the top employer for social mobility, according to the Social Mobility Foundation's annual ranking. The list was released as analysis from the Institute for Fiscal Studies on social mobility showed five London universities had the biggest impact on boosting the career prospects of students who had received free school meals. Several high-profile universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, were among those that had done the least for those from lower income families. What do you think are the most effective ways to improve social mobility? CONTACT US >>
4. Worst of supply chain woes over. There are signs that global supply chain snarls are improving, yet the complicated web of producers and distributors predict things won't get back to normal until next year - as long as COVID-19 outbreaks subside, reports. Experts point to reduced pandemic-related factory closures, fewer energy shortages and loosened port-capacity limits in Asia, coupled with falling ocean freight rates. They also say big U.S. retailers have already imported most of their holiday goods. Still, challenges such as labour shortages and port bottlenecks remain. The Wall Street Journal
5. Your cup of coffee will get pricier. Brace yourself, your cup of coffee will probably become more expensive as the world faces a shortage of coffee beans together with a global supply chain crisis. Frosts and severe droughts in Brazil, the world's largest supplier of arabica coffee beans, are partly behind this shortfall, which led their price to surge to their highest levels in 10 years. Facing the price moves, coffee roasters might switch to robusta beans, a cheaper variety that still hasn't seen the same price increases. Robusta beans are harsher and more bitter in taste than the arabica variety. Bloomberg
6. Poverty ahead for 10% of Brits. One in 10 UK families are facing poverty this winter that will leave them unable to cover even basic bills such as food and heating, according to Citizens Advice. A survey by the charity found that one in five adults has cut back on their food shop or turned off the heating, while one in 10 expects to have to use food banks. The consumer group blamed a “triple whammy” of the £20 a week universal credit cut, soaring energy bills and rising inflation for the drop in living standards. The Guardian
7. Exercise may be offered before anti-depressants. New NHS guidelines have ruled that millions of people with mild depression in England should be offered therapy, exercise, mindfulness or meditation before antidepressants. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recommends the “menu of treatment options” be offered to patients by health professionals before medication is considered. Antidepressant use has soared in recent years, with more than 20m handed out to patients in just three months last year. BBC
8. Climate change ‘top public worry’. Britons think that climate change is the most important issue they face, according to a poll conducted by Ipsos MORI. About 40% of more than a thousand people who were surveyed said climate change, pollution and the environment were among their top three concerns. The Covid pandemic came second at 27% and Brexit was third, at 22%. The study showed the highest level of concern about the climate crisis since the agency began polling in 1988. The Independent
9. Honey I shrunk the homes. They may be bigger than Harry Potter’s cupboard under the stairs, but not by much: the UK’s homes are shrinking. As many as one in 15 flats in London fall below the national minimum standard of 37sqm for a one-bedroom home. It’s not just limited to the capital, either: research from the Intergenerational Foundation found that the number of micro-homes being built has increased fivefold in five years, in areas including the North West, the South East outside London and Yorkshire and the Humber. The Guardian
10. The bottom line. First there was “Fomo”, the fear of missing out. Now it seems people are suffering from “Hogo” – the hassle of going out. Restaurateurs say they are experiencing a wave of “no-shows”, owing to people deciding they can’t face leaving the house after all. The group Gusto Italian said its 12 restaurants had had 1,000 no-shows in the last week alone. The Daily Mail
BBC journalist Tom Brada, who happens to be British and Jewish, investigates what's going on.
Tally the Turtle is recovering in a UK zoo awaiting a flight back to the warm waters of Mexico.
Nuns, imams and Buddhist monks are among those sharing successful - and often fun - short-form videos on social media.
Ros Atkins investigates a Christmas party at Downing Street in the midst of 2020 Covid restrictions.
Labrador Bailey was once described as "untrainable" but turned out to be a fantastic search dog.
Labour MP Chris Bryant says the direction taken by some in government makes him feel less safe.
Omicron is the 13th variant of the Covid-19 virus to receive a Greek name but the pronunciation is up for debate.
The six were separated from their mothers during Storm Arwen and will spend winter with the RSPCA.
How long do symptoms last for, is it more harmful to children? Experts answer your questions.
Alex and Sam, who have spinal muscular atrophy, are struggling to find the support they need.
Haider Malik landed a dream position after finding a unique way to attract employers' attention.
Keir Starmer asks if a party was held at No 10 while the rest of the country faced lockdown measures.
Lorry drivers say more investment is needed to make the UK industry more attractive to workers.
Behind-the-scenes of the West End show, which features 300 costumes and a giant blue elephant.
A project is celebrating hair stories of black women in Essex and preserving their history.
Dr Lily Fulton-Humble is one of thousands in Scotland and northern England who are living without power.
Restaurateurs say they are worried Christmas parties will not go ahead this year over Covid fears.
Watch highlights as England thrash Latvia 20-0 to record their biggest-ever competitive victory and Ellen White becomes the Lionesses' record goalscorer.
The heath secretary says people should however be "a bit cautious".
Richard Moore, known as "C", warns of China data and debt traps and the need for a robust UK response.
Wajed Iqbal won damages of £180k after the Mail on Sunday falsely linked him to a grooming gang.
Boris Johnson says people will be worked through by age group - as at other stages of the Covid vaccine roll-out.
Customers have spent three nights at the Tan Hill Inn in Yorkshire, after being snowed in by Storm Arwen.
Presenters Nick Robinson and Martha Kearney of Radio 4's Today programme had to evacuate the building.
Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Van-Tam says that it is ''not all doom and gloom'' surrounding Omicron variant.
The health secretary says Covid vaccinations have been moving at a “blistering pace” with 17 million booster doses given.
Top medical adviser Dr Susan Hopkins urges people to take action now to reduce transmissions.
Boris Johnson says changing the rules on wearing masks in England is "the right approach".
This highly specialised team guards Britain's radioactive stockpiles.
People in England will be legally required to wear a mask in shops and public transport, the health secretary says.
The South African doctor who found the new variant says patients are showing very mild symptoms so far.
Watch Boris Johnson set out new measures after two cases of the Omicron variant were found in the UK.
Scotland's first minister says the response to the Omicron Covid variant must be "proportionate" but more action may be needed in the coming days
Elodie Bateson, 11, from Limavady who is blind has become an expert at making short animated movies.