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Tuesday
19th January 2021

Around the world

Conquering K2 in winter 'together'

The BBC speaks to Nirmal Purja, from the team of the first climbers to reach the K2 summit in winter.

The Capitol Police officer in a MAGA hat. What’s the real story?

He coordinated with Trump supporters during the Capitol riot - but new video suggests it was part of a ploy.

In the UK

Covid-19: 'Don't end up like us, please'

Martin Freeborn's wife, Helen, lost her fight against Covid at the Royal London Hospital, where staff are struggling to cope with rising admissions.

Manchester Arena victim’s family told she 'could have been saved'

Expert’s report finds eight-year-old Saffie ‘could have been saved’ if treated adequately for her injuries.

Politics

Covid self-employment income support scheme unfair say mothers

Campaigners are bringing a judicial review for indirect sexual discrimination on Thursday.

Matt Hancock: 'Don't blow it now, we're on the route out'

The health secretary says everyone must continue to "stay at home whenever possible".

Education

Racism in education: How 'truth pages' helped students fight back

'Truth pages', where students share their experiences of racism, have been on appearing on social media since the killing of George Floyd.

Lockdown mental health: Tips for helping your child

Lockdown has seen an increase in children under 11 seeking counselling according to the NSPCC.

Health

Covid-19: 'Don't end up like us, please'

Martin Freeborn's wife, Helen, lost her fight against Covid at the Royal London Hospital, where staff are struggling to cope with rising admissions.

Kori, nine, says transplant gives him 'another chance at life'

Kori, from Ripley in Derbyshire, was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.

Business

Can supermarket security guards help with mask rules?

Supermarkets around the UK are stepping up enforcement of mask-wearing rules.

'It kind of makes debt cool – and it's not'

Some MPs worry "buy now, pay later" services could be tempting online shoppers into overspending.

Science

The man startling millions of starlings with lasers

During starling season in winter, up to four million of the birds descend on Rome, covering streets and vehicles with their droppings.

Electric eel: An Amazon predator that 'zaps' prey

Researchers working in the Amazon filmed eels gathering in packs to herd prey, then stunning them with a synchronised electric shock.

Technology


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