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BBC Front Page News

Covid spreading faster in England than 'worst-case prediction', documents show

Infection levels are around four times higher than the government's worst-case plan used to prepare for winter.

Nobby Stiles: World Cup winner and former Man Utd midfielder dies aged 78

Nobby Stiles, a key member of England's 1966 World Cup-winning team, dies aged 78 after a long illness.

Earthquake hits Greece and Turkey, bringing deaths and floods

Eight die in Turkey's Izmir city and on Greece's Samos island, with a mini-tsunami triggered.

Nice attack: 'Such friendly faces' - city in shock after murders

Colleagues and neighbours pay tribute to the three victims of Thursday's attack at Notre-Dame basilica.

The Chop: Sky TV carpentry show cancelled over contestant's tattoos

An investigation into a contestant's tattoos says they "could be connected to far-right ideologies".

Corbyn anti-Semitism row: Len McCluskey urges angry members to stay in Labour

Union leader Len McCluskey says Jeremy Corbyn's suspension was "unjust" but he hopes it can be resolved.

Covid-19: Ministers striving to avoid blanket rules - Raab

It comes amid calls from some scientists to introduce a strict national lockdown in England.

The Countdown: Lil Wayne, Paul Rudd and the fight for the last votes

Lil Wayne met with Donald Trump and everybody had views about the black vote.

BBC news for Derbyshire

Peak District walker drove home as search continued

The woman did not alert anyone she was safe and was picked up on CCTV driving home.

All of Derbyshire to move into tier 2 restrictions

One MP warns the measures "probably won't be enough to get us anywhere from a health perspective".

Severn Trent expects to recycle 50,000 pumpkins after Halloween

More pumpkins are expected at food waste plants this year as people have Halloween fun at home.

Derby man with terminal cancer livestreams wedding

Alan Helliwell found out about his diagnosis after becoming engaged to his wife Emily.

Derbyshire school fires: CCTV released of 'linked' blazes

Two schools in Derby were damaged by fire in the space of 48 hours.

Bristol grief festival to examine bereavement by Covid

A social scientist at the University of Bristol says coronavirus has made death "centre stage".

Covid: Can I go to the cinema with my family? And other questions

We answer some of your questions about the rapidly changing rules and restrictions in the UK.

Local lockdown rules: What Covid tier is my area in?

Use our search tool to find out about coronavirus rules and restrictions where you live.

AskTen - Nine things you may not have noticed last week!



1. Government claims technical glitch behind surge in Covid cases. Nearly 16,000 cases of coronavirus were not entered into the national computer system used for official figures because of a technical glitch, Public Health England says. Some of the unreported cases were then added to Saturday's figure of 12,872 new cases and Sunday's 22,961 figure. It said all of the cases "received their Covid-19 test result as normal, but contacts of those who tested positive had not been approached." BBC

2. What are the Covid rules where you live? Coronavirus rules vary depending on whether you live in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland. Millions of people are also affected by extra local restrictions. Find out what the rules are in your area by simply entering your postcode. READ MORE

3. Contentious Brexit bill heads to Lords after passing Commons. The Brexit bill that controversially breaches international law has passed its final House of Commons hurdle. The internal market bill, which gives ministers the power unilaterally to rewrite elements of the withdrawal agreement with the EU, passed its third reading by 340 votes to 256 and will now go to the House of Lords, where it is expected to face stiffer opposition. The Guardian

4. Selling yourself on your resume. Job seekers often fall short when trying to stand out using their resumes and other application materials. They simply list their job duties and description as their resume. That’s really a big mistake. Instead of that approach, try this: [1] Reflect on your career and latest job; [2] Use results to show your value; [3] Tell them what sets you apart from others; [4] Catch the eye of the reader; [5] Keep the resume focused. This piece of advice was given to a delegate on 10/10, our acclaimed leadership development and mentoring programme. READ MORE


5. The delicate art of tense conversation. Even the most conflict-averse among us will inevitably end up in a difficult, tense conversation every now and again. No matter the topic - politics, ethics, strategy, and divorce - we can prepare for this moment by embracing what we call conversational receptiveness. Among other things, this involves actively working to make sure you understand and acknowledge your conversation partner's point of view, even if you don't agree with it. Such openness yields dividends, paving a path to agreement and continued discussion. Editor

6. Pandemic puts paid to retirement. One in eight older workers are planning to retire later than they had intended as the coronavirus pandemic takes its toll on Britons’ finances, according to research. The Institute for Fiscal Studies found that about a quarter of employees over the age of 54 were furloughed in June to July, with a fifth of the remainder working shorter hours - halting a decade-long rise in the number of over-50s in employment. It’s prompted calls for the government to implement greater support for older workers, akin to the Kickstart scheme aimed at young people. Financial Times

7. Ban on plastic straws starts in England. Single-use plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds are now banned in England. The new ruling makes it illegal for businesses to sell or supply the items, however, hospitals, bars and restaurants will still be permitted to provide plastic straws to people with disabilities or conditions that require them. England uses an estimated 4.7bn plastic straws, 316m stirrers and 1.8bn plastic-stemmed cotton buds annually. The Independent

8. Hopes rise for Covid-19 vaccination by Easter. Every adult in the country could receive a coronavirus vaccine by Easter, claims The Times. Scientists working on the Oxford vaccine hope it could be approved by regulators by January, with some health officials estimating that every adult could receive a dose within six months. However, others say it could take as long as a year before everyone who was eligible received the vaccine. The Telegraph

9. The bottom line. Divorce boom forecast as lockdown sees advice queries rise. The coronavirus pandemic is creating an "enormous strain" on relationships, an advice charity has warned, with family lawyers predicting a "post-lockdown divorce boom". Citizens Advice said views on its divorce webpage during September were up 25% compared with the same month in 2019. BBC

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Covid-19: Is a national blanket lockdown inevitable?

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab argues that a tiered local approach is more effective.

Labour anti-Semitism report: Keir Starmer wants to 'move on'

The Labour leader says he wanted to be able to "draw a line in the sand" after the report's publication.

Coronavirus treatment: Experimental drug in trial phase

An experimental drug that could prevent Covid-19 patients from becoming seriously ill is being trialled in England.

Guy Davies spots gap in film market for his first feature

How one independent film-maker spotted a gap in the movie market left by the coronavirus pandemic.

Planning reforms aim to making building easier, but who wins?

Government proposals to introduce planning reforms have been met with a mixed reaction.

Derby man with terminal cancer livestreams wedding

Alan Helliwell found out about his diagnosis after becoming engaged to his wife Emily.

Jeremy Corbyn: Anti-Semitism complaints 'exaggerated'

The former Labour leader says numbers of anti-Semitism complaints "exaggerated", ahead of his suspension from the party.

Starmer: Anti-Semitism report 'day of shame' for Labour

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer says a report on anti-Semitism is "a day of shame" for the party.