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February 21, 2020
New UK coronavirus cases fall for second day in a row

New UK coronavirus cases fall for second day in a row

The number of new coronavirus cases recorded in the UK has fallen for the second day in a row.

Man held on suspicion of supplying firearm over police officer shooting

Man held on suspicion of supplying firearm over police officer shooting

A man has been arrested on suspicion of supplying a firearm following the fatal shooting of a police officer in a custody suite.

Violence against police 'getting worse', federation warns - as officers killed are honoured

Violence against police 'getting worse', federation warns - as officers killed are honoured

The level of violence against police has increased in recent years, according to an organisation representing rank and file officers in England and Wales.

Half of Wales under local restrictions as lockdowns announced in three more counties

Half of Wales under local restrictions as lockdowns announced in three more counties

Three more counties in Wales are to be put into local lockdown following a rise in coronavirus cases.

Government wants 'strong' BBC chair - amid reports PM's old boss will get role

Government wants 'strong' BBC chair - amid reports PM's old boss will get role

The government wants "a strong, big person who can hold the BBC to account" amid reports the corporation's next chair could be Boris Johnson's former newspaper boss.

Here are all the universities affected by coronavirus outbreaks

Here are all the universities affected by coronavirus outbreaks

At least 32 universities in the UK now have confirmed cases of COVID-19, and another one has suspected cases.

'Follow the rules if you want students home for Christmas', says culture secretary

'Follow the rules if you want students home for Christmas', says culture secretary

University students will be able to return home to their families for Christmas if the public sticks to the new COVID-19 restrictions and helps bring the virus under control, the culture secretary has told Sky News.

Parts of two motorways closed after crashes leave two seriously injured

Parts of two motorways closed after crashes leave two seriously injured

Parts of two motorways have been closed following crashes that left two people badly injured.

'Unthinkable students could be locked in for Christmas': Labour calls on govt to take action

'Unthinkable students could be locked in for Christmas': Labour calls on govt to take action

The government must promise university students they will be able to return home to their families for Christmas, Labour's shadow education secretary says.

Big Ben roof scaffolding will begin to be removed in 'memorable moment'

Big Ben roof scaffolding will begin to be removed in 'memorable moment'

One of London's most famous landmarks will begin to be revealed this week after three years of extensive renovation.