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COVID-19: Boris Johnson under growing pressure to allow fully vaccinated close contacts to be exempt from isolation
Boris Johnson is facing growing pressure to allow fully vaccinated people who have been identified as close contacts of coronavirus cases to be exempt from isolation.
COVID-19: Scientists warn coronavirus testing could be overwhelmed by rising infections
Coronavirus testing services could become overwhelmed due to rising infections, government scientists have warned - as it was confirmed a new variant is under investigation in the UK.
Tokyo Olympics: The Games begin as tennis star Naomi Osaka lights cauldron at opening ceremony
Tennis star Naomi Osaka lit the cauldron at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics to mark the official start of this year's delayed Games.
Simone Biles: How Olympic star overcame childhood hunger and sexual abuse to become world's greatest gymnast
Simone Biles has a ritual when she competes in gymnastics that she won't be able to do at Tokyo 2020.
UK weather: Met Office warnings issued for thunderstorms and strong winds as heatwave ends
The UK's heatwave is set to come to an abrupt end with torrential rain forecast in places this weekend and weather warnings issued for thunderstorms and strong winds.
Boris Johnson's two years as PM: A casual relationship with the truth and a disdain for the rules
Throughout his life and political career, Boris Johnson has believed the rules don't apply to him. And as he marks his second anniversary as prime minister this weekend, it seems nothing's changed.
Fatuma Kadir: Parents' desperate plea to find missing 11-year-old daughter
The parents of a missing 11-year-old girl say they are "in a state of shock" as they made a desperate plea to find her.
Ryan Giggs 'kicked ex-girlfriend in the back and threw her naked out of hotel room', court hears
Former Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs allegedly kicked his ex-girlfriend in the back and threw her naked out of their hotel room, a court has heard.
COVID-19: Gareth Southgate urges young people to have coronavirus vaccine and get 'freedom back'
Gareth Southgate has stepped up to lead a government campaign to persuade younger people to get a COVID vaccine and get their freedom back.
COVID-19: Tube lines hit by pingdemic as 300 staff isolate - and train firms cut services across England
Two of London's main Tube lines are shut this weekend and there are changes to other services as 300 staff self-isolate.