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Travel & transport from BBC stories as at 03:55 20 Jan 2021
* Donald Trump's farewell: We did what we came to do
[0 hours old]: "We did what we came to do - and so much more," Mr Trump says, a day before he leaves office.

. Italy smoking: Want to light up in Milan? Not any more, you can't
[27 hours old]: Smoking within 10m (30ft) of others is no longer allowed in parks, play areas, bus and tram stops.

. Covid: What are the new UK travel rules?
[41 hours old]: Travellers must self-isolate on arrival and an advance coronavirus test will soon be required.

. Boeing 737 Max to be cleared to fly in Europe
[16 hours old]: The EU's aviation agency says clearance will be given next week for the aircraft, grounded after two crashes.

. 'I'm stranded at Madrid Airport'
[28 hours old]: Lisbet Stone was turned away from her flight to London due to having an outdated Covid test.


and in other news ...

- Covid: UK records new daily high of 1,610 deaths
[7 hours old]: The total number of deaths within 28 days of a positive test during the pandemic is now above 90,000.

- Theresa May: PM's foreign aid cut damaged UK's moral leadership, says predecessor
[4 hours old]: The UK has not always "lived up to its values" under Boris Johnson, his predecessor Theresa May says.

* Musicians 'failed by government' over EU touring, stars say
[1 hours old]: Some of the UK's biggest music stars sign an open letter demanding action over post-Brexit touring.

- Covid-19: Mortician says deaths have taken a toll
[7 hours old]: Senior mortician Hannah Leahy says the level of Covid fatalities is taking its toll on staff the Royal London Hospital.

- Natural wonder: Wing 'clap' solves mystery of butterfly flight
[2 hours old]: The cupped clap of a butterfly's wings may be the key to their flying abilities and their survival.

* Covid: MPs criticise HMRC over gaps in support schemes
[0 hours old]: Out-of-date tax systems mean people are falling through the cracks for help, MPs say.

- Monklands ICU staff are 'physically and emotionally' drained
[5 hours old]: James Cook returns to Monklands eight months on to find the hospital staff struggling against the odds.

* US: China 'committed genocide against Uighurs'
[0 hours old]: The declaration comes a day before the Trump administration hands over to President-elect Joe Biden.

* Trapped Chinese miners say thanks for medicine, call for sausages
[0 hours old]: Communication with 11 men trapped in Chinese gold mine sparks hope of rescue, but 11 are missing.

- NHS child gender clinic rated 'inadequate' by inspectors
[1 hours old]: Services and waiting times must improve at the NHS's child gender-identity service, inspectors say.

- Brexit: Government considers scrapping some EU labour laws
[6 hours old]: Labour accuses Kwasi Kwarteng of "unpicking" workers' rights, as minister confirms he will review rules.

- £23m support fund for struggling fishing firms
[3 hours old]: It comes as industry workers warn their livelihoods are at risk due to Brexit border problems.

- Newspaper headlines: 'It's the back of Trump' and 'vaccine pivot'
[3 hours old]: Wednesday's front pages focus on Joe Biden's inauguration later as the 46th US president.

- Paralysed ambulance call handler walks for 'NHS heroes'
[3 hours old]: An emergency call handler paralysed below the waist walks one mile to raise funds for the NHS.

- Luke Grenfell-Shaw: Cycling around the world with cancer
[3 hours old]: Cancer patient Luke Grenfell-Shaw completes the first part of his round-the-world challenge.

- Iran nuclear deal: What are Biden's plans and challenges
[3 hours old]: With so much hostility - and mistrust - between Washington and Tehran, will President Biden be able to revive the nuclear deal?

- Football in Fortnite: New sport collaboration is 'just the start'
[10 hours old]: The game announces a collaboration with some of the world's biggest football clubs.

- Pink seesaws at US-Mexico wall win design award
[9 hours old]: The installation allowed children to play together from both sides of the US-Mexico border.

- Covid: 105-year-old virus survivor celebrates birthday
[9 hours old]: Kathleen Wiltshire defied all expectations when she beat the virus in November last year.

- Americans in the UK: 'It was a four-year soap opera'
[15 hours old]: With Joe Biden set to be inaugurated, what have Americans in the UK made of the past four years?

- The cartoonists making mental health their muse
[3 hours old]: Meet the artists shaping graphic medicine - a genre of comics focused on the experience of living with mental illness.

- Greece #Metoo: Women ending silence of sport abuse shake Greece
[3 hours old]: The decision by ex-champion Sofia Bekatorou to describe how she was assaulted leads to a #Metoo moment.

- Baby Done: Comedy film explores woman's reluctance at impending motherhood
[3 hours old]: The film explores feeling mixed about being pregnant and social media pressure on expectant mums.

- Coronavirus: French students highlight pandemic's mental health toll
[3 hours old]: Student protests around the country are set to highlight the mental health impacts of the pandemic.

- Leicester top after dominant win over lacklustre Chelsea
[4 hours old]: Leicester go top of the Premier League as goals from Wilfred Ndidi and James Maddison secure victory against Chelsea.

- Premier League to investigate Snodgrass omission from West Brom squad to face former club West Ham
[6 hours old]: Robert Snodgrass' omission from the West Brom squad beaten at West Ham on Tuesday is being investigated by the Premier League.

- 'Nice to see opposition under pressure' - England coach Silverwood on humbled Australia
[12 hours old]: England coach Chris Silverwood says it is "always nice to see the opposition under pressure" following Australia's stunning defeat by India.

- Woods' season on hold after back surgery for fifth time
[5 hours old]: Tiger Woods puts his season on hold after having back surgery for the fifth time in his career.

- Lampard 'worried' by Chelsea form as slide continues
[4 hours old]: Manager Frank Lampard admits he is worried by Chelsea's form after they suffer a fifth defeat in eight Premier League games.

- West Ham win over West Brom has Moyes eyeing next level
[6 hours old]: David Moyes says he wants to take West Ham to the next level after they beat West Brom to move within two points of a Champions League place.

- Southampton see off Shrewsbury in FA Cup to set up Arsenal tie - highlights & report
[5 hours old]: Southampton earn a straightforward win over Shrewsbury in their rearranged FA Cup third-round tie at St Mary's.

- Kamala Harris and a 1986 snapshot of that Howard generation
[3 hours old]: They are all laughing at the camera, but what are the stories of the women next to Kamala Harris?

- Biden inauguration: Americans' hopes and fears for next president
[3 hours old]: Members of our voter panel all wish Joe Biden well, but they're divided over his chances of success.

- Biden Inauguration: What will Joe Biden do first?
[2 hours old]: The President-elect has a laundry list of priorities for his first 100 days in the White House.

- Kamala Harris: A beginner's guide to the vice-president
[4 hours old]: The US is about to have its first female vice-president in history. Here's what awaits Kamala Harris.

- US historians on what Donald Trump's legacy will be
[13 hours old]: The last four years have been a whirlwind - we asked the experts to break down Trump's key moments.

- What are the restrictions where you live?
[12 hours old]: Use our search tool to find out about coronavirus rules and restrictions where you live.

- Covid: When will schools reopen?
[11 hours old]: Schools are currently closed across the UK to most pupils.

- Covid-19 in the UK: How many coronavirus cases are there in your area?
[10 hours old]: Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area.

- Covid: Who has to self-isolate and for how long?
[15 hours old]: The length of quarantine has changed for contacts and people arriving from abroad.

- Covid: What are the UK's lockdown rules and when will they end?
[11 hours old]: People across England are being urged to "double down" and stick to the lockdown rules.

- Will Netflix's pandemic success continue in 2021?
[5 hours old]: The streaming firm, which has been boosted by Covid, now has more than 200 million subscribers.

- The economic challenge facing Joe Biden
[3 hours old]: President-elect Joe Biden has called for major stimulus - but how much will he be able to do?

- UK and US fail to do mini-trade deal as Trump exits
[9 hours old]: US tariffs on Scotch whisky and cashmere remain in place as UK fails to reach deal with Washington.

- Vauxhall: Future of Ellesmere Port hangs in the balance
[9 hours old]: Vauxhall's parent company warns it will no longer invest in pure diesel or petrol cars at Ellesmere Port.

- Biden economic plans challenged at Yellen hearing
[9 hours old]: Janet Yellen, Joe Biden's choice to be treasury secretary, appears at her confirmation hearing in Washington.

- HSBC to close 82 branches this year
[15 hours old]: The bank has named the branches that will close between April and September, but aims to avoid redundancies.

- MGM Resorts ends bid to buy Ladbrokes owner Entain
[13 hours old]: Entain's shares tumble after the US casino operator walks away from a takeover attempt.

- Arcadia set to shut 31 shops with loss of 700 jobs
[14 hours old]: Administrators for Sir Philip Green's empire have been seeking buyers for the group since November.

- Tokyo Olympics 'unlikely to go ahead in 2021'
[13 hours old]: Former London 2012 Olympics boss says Tokyo event likely to be disrupted by Covid-19 pandemic.

- 'There is beauty and strength in diversity'
[3 hours old]: Elona Mortimer-Zhika, chief executive of Iris Software Group, shares her business advice.


and in other older news ...

. Dinosaurs In Love: Tom Rosenthal and daughter's song made into book
[99 hours old]: Dinosaurs In Love went viral, musician Tom Rosenthal and his daughter Fenn were the ones behind it.

. Ulrika Jonsson defends Stacey Solomon: 'What matters is we’re good mothers’
[16 hours old]: Ulrika Jonsson defends Stacey Solomon against critics and recalls her hurt at being nicknamed "4x4".

. 'My boss made me come to work and I caught Covid'
[27 hours old]: Despite the risks, people say they are being asked to work on site when they could do it from home.

. Depop: 'I felt so violated when my account was hacked'
[27 hours old]: Hackers are selling Depop app account details on the dark web for as little as 77p each online.

. Newspaper headlines: Jab complacency fears and smart motorway inquest
[22 hours old]: Tuesday's front pages report fears that millions of people could ignore Covid rules once they are vaccinated.

. Royal Papworth Hospital proposal by man who spent Christmas alone
[27 hours old]: Family members watched online as Jordan got engaged to his partner, with the help of nurses.

. The Hong Kong migrants fleeing to start new lives in the UK
[27 hours old]: A new visa will give 5.4m Hong Kong residents the right to resettle in Britain. How many will leave?

. Olivier Duhamel: French incest allegations prompt victims to speak out
[20 hours old]: A sex abuse case involving a well-known intellectual sparked a deluge of testimonies by victims of abuse.

. Why Iran’s nuclear facilities are still vulnerable to attack
[27 hours old]: Putting sites underground does not mean they're beyond the reach of those who want them scuppered.

. How to investigate a firm with 60 million documents
[27 hours old]: Artificial intelligence helped investigators in a daunting examination of Airbus's business.

. First Dates: Channel 4 series will feel 'more like real life'
[25 hours old]: The latest daters are in unfamiliar surroundings as the Channel 4 series moves to a new restaurant.

. This doctor saw Yemen hospital empty after fake Covid death text
[51 hours old]: One doctor tells her story of battling the pandemic alone in Yemen after her colleagues fled.

. Nazi Ravensbrück camp: How ordinary women became SS torturers
[51 hours old]: Female SS guards enjoyed home comforts at a camp where they tortured thousands of inmates.

. Who's exempt from wearing masks?: 'I'm scared of abuse for not wearing one'
[50 hours old]: At the moment, there's no official way to prove you don't have to wear a face covering

. Brexit: 'Putting UK, not GB, delayed my fish for 24 hours'
[50 hours old]: New trading rules are causing problems for some firms, creating backlogs and uncertainty.

. Biden cabinet: Does this new team better reflect America?
[797 hours old]: The role of a president's inaugural cabinet goes beyond just policy - let's take a closer look.

. Trump presidency: A flashback through four turbulent years
[28 hours old]: Donald Trump won a surprise victory in 2016 partly because he promised to shake things up. And boy, did he.

. Joe Biden inauguration: When are he and Kamala Harris sworn in?
[29 hours old]: The inauguration of a new president is a day that usually follows decades of custom. Not this time.

. Covid: Can you catch the virus outside?
[106 hours old]: The risks of catching Covid indoors are well-known, but what are the chances of being infected outdoors?

. When might lockdown be lifted?
[157 hours old]: Keeping a certain distance away from other people cuts the risk of passing on - or catching - coronavirus.

. Covid: Can my boss force me to go to work?
[17 hours old]: As England and Scotland enter new coronavirus lockdowns, what are the rules about going to work?

. When will you get a Covid vaccine?
[38 hours old]: Three vaccines have been approved and two are being rolled out across the UK, so when might you get one?

. What is Europe doing about Covid?
[35 hours old]: What restrictions are being put in place in Europe to control the second wave of coronavirus?

. Coronavirus: How are weddings working around the UK?
[274 hours old]: Very restricted wedding ceremonies can now take place around the UK, but receptions are banned.

. Lockdown Learning: BBC puts school materials on TV, iPlayer and online
[185 hours old]: As most schools close across the UK, lessons from BBC Bitesize move on to BBC Two and CBBC.

. What progress has been made on treatments?
[159 hours old]: Teams around the world are looking into medicines for Covid-19 and scientists are starting to discover what works.

. How worrying are the new variants?
[112 hours old]: Scientists have discovered a new mutated version of the virus from Brazil, in addition to the ones from the UK and South Africa.

. Did we see a Christmas coronavirus spike?
[99 hours old]: Christmas gatherings were cut back but was there still an impact on Covid cases?

. Which shops are open and what are the rules about click-and-collect?
[107 hours old]: There are strict rules across the UK about which shops can open during lockdown and how they must run.

. Covid: Cash refusal 'creeping into UK economy'
[17 hours old]: A survey by consumer group Which? raises concerns over coronavirus leading to more cashless stores.

. Superdry warns of uncertainty amid Covid sales hit
[18 hours old]: The fashion chain says its cash pile is strong as lockdown leads to a sharp drop in sales.

. Barclays not liable for couple defrauded of £700,000
[17 hours old]: They thought they were assisting a fraud probe when they transferred cash to accounts in the UAE.

. CBI calls for more business support before Budget
[19 hours old]: The business lobby group calls for the extension of support schemes for firms affected by Covid.

. Covid: Self-employed mothers 'deserve equal help'
[18 hours old]: Campaigners say 75,000 women who took maternity leave are losing out on government Covid payments.

. Will the UK really refuse trade deals over human rights?
[25 hours old]: The government is being scrutinised over trade deals with countries with poor human rights records.

. Big businesses told to speed up payments to small suppliers
[23 hours old]: Changes to the Prompt Payment Code mean large companies will have half as long to pay small firms.

. EasyJet Holidays sees summer bookings surge 250%
[33 hours old]: 'People want to go on holiday,' says the airline's boss, as bookings for this summer rise sharply.

. Next in race to buy Topshop owner Arcadia as bid deadline nears
[39 hours old]: A consortium including the fashion chain wants to buy the Arcadia group out of administration.

. Trampoline prices 'to soar 50% on shipping costs'
[42 hours old]: The owner of a toy retailer says high transport costs may mean larger toys become more expensive.

. Brexit: Fishing firms hold London protest over disruption
[32 hours old]: Boris Johnson promises £23m in compensation for exporters which have lost orders due to delays.

. Covid self-employment income support scheme unfair say mothers
[27 hours old]: Campaigners are bringing a judicial review for indirect sexual discrimination on Thursday.

. A wristband that tells your boss if you are unhappy
[51 hours old]: Technology to help our mental wellbeing has grown in popularity during the coronavirus lockdowns.

. Will the Trump corporate backlash make a difference?
[75 hours old]: After the storming of the US Capitol, Donald Trump is facing "a very different set of calculations".

. Can supermarket security guards help with mask rules?
[102 hours old]: Supermarkets around the UK are stepping up enforcement of mask-wearing rules.

. 'It kind of makes debt cool – and it's not'
[123 hours old]: Some MPs worry "buy now, pay later" services could be tempting online shoppers into overspending.

. Protecting fragile ecosystems from lithium mining
[123 hours old]: More lithium is needed to supply the electric car market, but can it be produced in a sustainable way?


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