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Sunday
27th September 2020

Around the world

Trump: Barrett 'a woman of unparalleled achievement'

US President Donald Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett to be the new Supreme Court justice.

California wildfires: The inmates training to be firefighters

Brandon Smith is a former inmate firefighter and now helps former prisoners find jobs in the fire service.

In the UK

Coronavirus: No easing of theatre restrictions

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has said there will be no easing on restrictions in theatres against the current backdrop of rising infections.

Covid: Manchester Met University outbreak was 'inevitable'

Students at Manchester Metropolitan University are isolating after more than 100 tested positive for Covid-19.

Politics

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden defends university fees amid student lockdown

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has defended university fees during student lockdown.

David Lammy: 'Students done over by government'

David Lammy MP is calling for more support for students by the government.

Education

Covid: Manchester Met University outbreak was 'inevitable'

Students at Manchester Metropolitan University are isolating after more than 100 tested positive for Covid-19.

Coronavirus restrictions: Students on their 'last night of freedom'

Freshers week is a rite of passage for students across the country - but coronavirus restrictions are on the horizon.

Health

Coronavirus: UK pledges support to global vaccine-sharing scheme

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced the UK will give £500m to a new global vaccine-sharing scheme.

The threat of 'vaccine nationalism'

Ros Atkins looks at why vaccine nationalism is a growing concern in the global effort to tackle Covid-19.

Business

Chancellor Rishi Sunak on Job Support Scheme and helping UK workers

The chancellor says it is "impossible" to predict the jobs market due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Labour: Dodds reaction to Sunak Job Support Scheme

The shadow chancellor says half of her 40 requests for targeted wage support for workers were “rebuffed” by the government.

Science

Mine-detecting rat receives prestigious gold medal

Mine-detecting rat, Magawa, has sniffed out dozens of landmines and unexploded munitions in Cambodia.

What maths is involved in stirring a cup of tea?

A professor has won £2.3m for applying complex maths to simple situations - like stirring tea.

Technology

Giant 25 tonne Gundam robot shows off its moves and other news

BBC Click's Paul Carter highlights the best of the week's technology news.

How worried should we be about deadly cyber-attacks?

Experts have been warning for years that it's not a matter of if, but when, hackers will kill somebody.

Entertainment

Female street artists: 'People assume I’m not the artist'

Rosie is passionate about brightening our cities but she says she's faced sexist views on the streets.

Coronavirus: No easing of theatre restrictions

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has said there will be no easing on restrictions in theatres against the current backdrop of rising infections.