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Boohoo 'set to buy Debenhams brand and website'
The fast fashion retailer is not purchasing the stores or taking on its staff, the BBC understands.

Travellers: Shocking lack of pitches for families, charity warns
Only 18 out of 251 authorised traveller sites have any free spaces, research from a charity suggests.

Blue envelope plan for Scottish jab dates delayed
Vaccination appointments for over 70s in Scotland will arrive on Monday as planned - but in white envelopes.

Care home worker thought cancer misdiagnosis was a 'cruel joke'
Janice Johnston had 18 months of needless chemotherapy, causing her numerous physical problems.

Barclaycard customers face higher minimum payments
The changes affecting some customers take effect as finances are squeezed by Covid and Christmas.

Kickstart: Most job roles for youths not yet filled
About 118,000 placements for young people are yet to be filled due to coronavirus lockdowns.

Boeing 737 Max cleared to fly again 'too early'
A former Boeing manager says more investigations are needed on the plane, grounded after two crashes.

Snow: Severe weather warnings in place across UK
Motorists are urged to take care with sub-zero temperatures forecast into Monday.

Covid-19: White House criticises 'chaotic' vaccine rollout
A senior Biden aide says the Trump administration had no plan for vaccine distribution across the US.

Covid: Israel vaccinates 16 to 18-year-olds ahead of exams
Israel has vaccinated more than a quarter of its population and now high school students are eligible.

US police vehicle ploughs into crowd watching 'burnouts'
Footage shows a police car apparently driving through a group at a street race in Washington state.

Taiwan reports large incursion by Chinese warplanes for second day
China's moves coincide with the start of the Biden administration, which has shown support for Taiwan.

The Papers: Schools out 'till Easter' for 'lost generation' kids
Many of Monday's papers lead with calls from parents and MPs for schools to reopen in England.

Egypt's dreams of democracy still alive?
It's been 10 years since Egyptians took to the streets to unseat their longest-serving President, Hosni Mubarak.

Pandemic diaries: How are people coping in lockdown?
The BBC speaks to four people about their experiences in the latest lockdown.

Detective Jane Mugo: Meet Kenya's 'spy queen'
BBC Africa Eye looks at the inside story of Detective Jane Mugo, the woman they call Kenya’s "spy queen".

Covid-19: Vaccine divides in the Middle East
Israel is vaccinating against Covid-19 faster than anywhere else, but most Palestinians are waiting.

Pets and kids enjoy snow day
People sent in their footage of snowy landscapes to the BBC, and shared content on social media.

Snow in the UK: Wintry weather in pictures
Heavy snow brings a flurry of opportunities to take wintry photographs.

Katie Price on Harvey's 'terrifying' move to a specialist college
Reality TV star and ex-model, Katie Price reveals the challenges of finding a specialist college for her eldest son Harvey, who has complex needs.

Covid: Why I'm breaking lockdown rules
The government says breaking Covid lockdown rules costs lives. But some people are doing it anyway.

Lebanon's Coronavirus lockdown: 'We can't leave our homes day or night'
People in Lebanon describe the impact of being confined to their homes for 24 hours a day.

Why your face could be set to replace your bank card
Already widely used in China, facial recognition payment is now expanding in other countries.

Can we really feel the benefits of nature through a screen?
Scientists attempt to understand how best to bring the great outdoors to those stuck inside.

Zuckerberg's Biden problem
President Biden's open dislike of Facebook could spell problems for the social network.

Covid-19: Why the US hasn't hit vaccine targets so far
Biden says the vaccine rollout has been a failure, as he pledges 100 million shots in his first 100 days.

Jim Haynes: A man who invited the world over for dinner
The extraordinary life of an American who invited hundreds of thousands to his Paris home for dinner.

Brady guides Buccaneers to NFC title and place at Super Bowl
Tom Brady inspires the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to beat the Green Bay Packers and reach their first Super Bowl in 18 seasons.

'Don't worry about us' - Liverpool boss Klopp encouraged but Man Utd's Fernandes the 'difference maker'
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp responds to his side's FA Cup defeat by Manchester United by saying "don't worry about us".

Root one of best I've seen against spin, says Vaughan - plus rank top Test batsmen
Former England captain Michael Vaughan says Joe Root is one of the best players of spin he has seen after his 186 in the second Test against Sri Lanka in Galle.

Arsenal agree Odegaard loan deal with Real - Monday's football gossip
Arsenal reach agreement to sign Odegaard on loan, Real Madrid turn to Erling Braut Haaland, Solskjaer willing to let Lingard leave, plus more.

Trilogies, Pacquiao or YouTuber - what next for beaten McGregor?
After being beaten by Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 - a third defeat in six UFC fights - what are the options for Conor McGregor?

Covid: Can I spread coronavirus after the vaccine and will I get a passport?
The growing number of people vaccinated may have more freedom to work and travel in future.

Covid: When will I get the vaccine?
Two of the three approved Covid vaccines are being rolled out across the UK, so when might you get one?

Covid: Why hasn't the UK banned all international flights?
Unlike many countries, the UK has not banned travel despite new variants emerging here and overseas.

Covid: How does mass testing work?
Mass testing can reduce the transmission of Covid-19 - especially by those who do not have symptoms.

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

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

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

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

Coronavirus: What is the R number and how is it calculated?
The R number is a simple but crucial figure at the heart of lockdown decisions across the UK.

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

Covid: What are the UK's lockdown rules and when will they end?
People across the country are being urged to "double down" and stick to the lockdown rules.

Covid: How worrying are the UK, South Africa, and Brazil coronavirus variants?
There is some evidence that the new UK variant may be more deadly, says PM Boris Johnson.

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

Coronavirus: Where does the government borrow billions from?
How does it work when a government wants to borrow money, and when does it have to pay it back?

Covid: Will schools reopen before Easter?
Schools are currently closed across the UK to most pupils.

Covid immunity: Can you catch it twice?
Immunity is the crucial question and understanding it will tell us how the pandemic will end.

When does the stamp duty holiday in England and Northern Ireland end?
Stamp duty changes introduced to boost the housing market are due to end in March.

Covid: Who is getting the Pfizer vaccine first and when can I have it?
Millions in the UK have now received the Pfizer Covid-19 jab, the first vaccine to be approved.

Covid symptoms: Is it a cold, flu or coronavirus?
With similar symptoms, deciding whether or not you need to get tested for coronavirus can be tricky.

Will the vaccine stop you spreading Covid? And other questions
We answer some of your questions about vaccination, travel rules and school closures

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