NEWS FOR 22/04/2021 (Thursday the 22nd of April, 2021 - 2:55:51am bst)
'Our survival depends on real climate action': Earth Day summit aims for more consensus on cutting emissions
Posted on Thursday, 22/04/2021, 12:33:00am bst
US President Joe Biden will aim to kick-start a crucial year of action on climate change today as he hosts 40 world leaders at an Earth Day summit.
Nearly 60% vow to fly less after getting COVID-19 vaccination
Posted on Wednesday, 21/04/2021, 10:29:00pm bst
Nearly 60% of adults say they intend to fly less after being vaccinated against COVID-19 - with fears over spreading new variants of the virus among the top concerns.
MPs criticise lack of detail on foreign holidays - and demand more by end of month
Posted on Wednesday, 21/04/2021, 8:17:00pm bst
MPs have accused the government of a "missed opportunity" in failing to give more detailed plans on how Britons might be able to enjoy foreign holidays this summer.
BRIT Awards to host in-person ceremony with first indoor live acts for more than a year
Posted on Wednesday, 21/04/2021, 3:20:00pm bst
The BRIT Awards will have an audience of 4,000 people at its O2 Arena ceremony next month, making it the first major indoor, and in-person, live music event in more than a year.
Prince Philip's 'no fuss' funeral was 'how he would have liked it', says Mike Tindall
Posted on Wednesday, 21/04/2021, 8:40:00pm bst
Prince Philip's reduced-size funeral was "how he would have liked it", his grandson-in-law Mike Tindall has said.
US to investigate Minneapolis policing after conviction over George Floyd murder
Posted on Wednesday, 21/04/2021, 4:44:00pm bst
The US Justice Department is opening an investigation into policing practices in Minneapolis after the murder conviction of former officer Derek Chauvin, it has been announced.
Premier League seeks 'big six' sanctions after Super League crisis
Posted on Wednesday, 21/04/2021, 5:10:00pm bst
Executives from clubs which sparked a civil war in English football by joining the now-abandoned European Super League have been handed an ultimatum to step down from key Premier League sub-committees.
Surge testing deployed in more parts of Birmingham after case of South African variant
Posted on Wednesday, 21/04/2021, 5:17:00pm bst
Surge testing is being deployed in parts of Birmingham after a case of the South African variant was discovered.
Syrian anti-aircraft missile strikes near Israeli nuclear reactor, military says
Posted on Thursday, 22/04/2021, 1:05:00am bst
A missile launched from Syria has struck Israel's Negev desert region, setting off air raid sirens near the country's nuclear reactor.
UK reports another 22 coronavirus deaths - as 350,000 more people have second vaccine dose
Posted on Wednesday, 21/04/2021, 2:57:00pm bst
The UK has reported a further 22 coronavirus-related deaths and 2,396 new cases in the latest 24-hour period, according to government figures.
‘Pervasive racism’ blamed for failure to commemorate black and Asian troops
Posted on Thursday, 22/04/2021, 2:29:19am bst
Thousands of black and Asian British Empire troops were not commemorated properly, says a report.