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Top civil servant Simon Case quits No 10 party probe amid rule breach claims

Top civil servant Simon Case quits No 10 party probe amid rule breach claims

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Published18 December 2021The UK's top civil servant has stepped aside from his role leading an inquiry into Downing Street lockdown parties, after it emerged an event was held in his own office.Simon Case had been due to report on claims Covid rules were broken at events for staff last year.But his role was put into…
Kim Potter: ‘Taser mix-up’ ex-officer weeps in manslaughter testimony

Kim Potter: ‘Taser mix-up’ ex-officer weeps in manslaughter testimony

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Published18 December 2021Media caption, Watch: Officer who shot Daunte Wright breaks down in court: "I'm sorry it happened"A former Minnesota police officer has tearfully recounted the "chaotic" moment she shot and killed a black motorist in April.Kim Potter, 49, claims she mistakenly drew her gun instead of her Taser and killed 20-year-old Daunte Wright.She now…
Climate change: How can renters make their homes warmer and greener?

Climate change: How can renters make their homes warmer and greener?

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By Becky MortonBBC NewsPublished18 December 2021Image source, Erin DavyImage caption, Erin lived in a poorly insulated home for more than three yearsMaking the UK's ageing housing more energy efficient will be key to the country reaching its climate targets - but campaign groups representing renters and landlords say more action is needed to drive improvements."At…
Covid: Socialise carefully warns PM, amid record UK cases

Covid: Socialise carefully warns PM, amid record UK cases

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By Mary O'Connor & Joseph LeeBBC NewsPublished16 December 2021Media caption, Boris Johnson appealed to the public to "get boosted now"The prime minister and England's chief medical officer have urged the public to be cautious if they socialise before Christmas, amid record UK Covid cases.At Wednesday's news conference, Boris Johnson said he was not shutting pubs…
Tasmania bouncy castle fall: Four children killed and five others injured

Tasmania bouncy castle fall: Four children killed and five others injured

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Published16 December 2021Image source, ABC News/Monte BovillImage caption, Police described the scene as "very distressing"Five children have died and four others are injured after falling from a bouncy castle that was blown into the air in Australia, police say.The accident - caused by a wind gust - happened on Thursday at a primary school fun…
Kentucky tornadoes: Lost photos found 140 miles away

Kentucky tornadoes: Lost photos found 140 miles away

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By Sophie WilliamsBBC NewsPublished16 December 2021Image source, Michaela CopelandImage caption, Michaela Copeland's wedding photo was found by a farmer and posted on FacebookDays after tornadoes ripped through the US state of Kentucky, people are being reunited with missing items, with some found more than 140 miles (225km) away. More than 70 people died in the…
The Papers: Cut back mixing, public urged as Omicron surges

The Papers: Cut back mixing, public urged as Omicron surges

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By BBC NewsStaffPublished16 December 2021Image source, Getty ImagesImage caption, Speaking at Wednesday's Downing Street news conference, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and England's chief medical officer Prof Chris Whitty told the public to be cautious if they are socialising in the run-up to ChristmasMost of the papers reflect on the words of Prime Minister Boris Johnson…
The Ashes: Jos Buttler takes ‘fine’ diving catch as Stuart Broad removes Marcus Harris

The Ashes: Jos Buttler takes ‘fine’ diving catch as Stuart Broad removes Marcus Harris

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England's Jos Buttler takes a diving catch off the bowling of Stuart Broad to remove Marcus Harris in the first session of the second Ashes Test in Adelaide. FOLLOW LIVE: Ashes second Test - Australia v England Available to UK users only, Watch highlights from every day's play of the second Ashes Test on BBC…
‘That’s greatness’ -point record

‘That’s greatness’ -point record

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Stephen Curry received plaudits from across the NBA after breaking the league's three-point record as the Golden State Warriors beat the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.The 33-year-old needed one three-point success on the night to equal the mark of 2,973 set by NBA legend Ray Allen.He got to 2,974 in the first quarter,…
Anderson and Broad in 12-man England squad for second Ashes Test

Anderson and Broad in 12-man England squad for second Ashes Test

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Frustrating to miss Tests but it's about the big picture - AndersonVenue: Adelaide Oval Dates: 16-20 December Time: 04:00 GMTCoverage: Daily highlights show on BBC iPlayer, ball-by-ball commentary on Test Match Special, plus live text commentary, UK-only clips, features and analysis on the BBC Sport website and appJames Anderson and Stuart Broad are in England's…