Sky National News

February 21, 2020
'They're younger than in the first wave': Life, death and heartbreak on a COVID ward

'They're younger than in the first wave': Life, death and heartbreak on a COVID ward

"We just all hope that we will live, and come out of it," says Tony Brown, a 73-year-old lorry driver, clinging to life in Barnet Hospital.

Pressure grows on PM to reopen schools amid warning children are pandemic's 'forgotten victims'

Pressure grows on PM to reopen schools amid warning children are pandemic's 'forgotten victims'

The prime minister and education secretary are coming under increasing pressure to reopen schools.

Winter tightens its grip on the UK: More sub-zero temperatures and treacherous conditions

Winter tightens its grip on the UK: More sub-zero temperatures and treacherous conditions

The icy weather is not over yet, with Britain warned to expect sub-zero temperatures and treacherous conditions in the early days of this week.

Boohoo pays £55m for Debenhams brand but stores are to shut

Boohoo pays £55m for Debenhams brand but stores are to shut

Fashion retailer Boohoo has paid £55m to acquire the brand of collapsed rival Debenhams - with the intention of relaunching it online only.

'Ground-breaking' unmanned combat aircraft project in Northern Ireland

'Ground-breaking' unmanned combat aircraft project in Northern Ireland

More than 100 jobs will be supported by production of a new unmanned combat aircraft in Northern Ireland.

Brassic's back as Sky doubles original film and TV content for 2021

Brassic's back as Sky doubles original film and TV content for 2021

Sky will be doubling its offering of original film and TV content, with more than 125 new Sky Originals planned for 2021.

Calls to child welfare hotline jump by 50% during pandemic

Calls to child welfare hotline jump by 50% during pandemic

Calls by concerned adults to an NSPCC child welfare hotline have jumped by over 50% over the course of the pandemic, the charity has said.

Micah Richards: 'There was a deep and dark side to my childhood'

Micah Richards: 'There was a deep and dark side to my childhood'

Micah Richards has spoken of the "dark side" to his childhood after he faced police discrimination and witnessed a hammer attack that left him "scarred" for more than a decade.

Carey Mulligan on The Dig: 'Platonic leads are very rare on screen… This is different'

Carey Mulligan on The Dig: 'Platonic leads are very rare on screen… This is different'

When I suggest to the director of The Dig that a film about archaeology isn't usual blockbuster fare, he quite rightly reminds me that "Lara Croft and Indiana Jones were pretty big box office hits".

Vaccine programme continues to expand with 32 new centres across England

Vaccine programme continues to expand with 32 new centres across England

More than 30 new vaccination centres are due to open in England this week as the drive continues to protect the population against COVID-19.