Iraq builds mass grave in the desert as coronavirus deaths surge - BBC News

Iraq builds mass grave in the desert as coronavirus deaths surge – BBC News

Iraq is facing a big surge in coronavirus cases, with aid agencies warning the pandemic threatens to cause havoc in a country already badly hit by a fall in oil prices. The number of confirmed cases now exceeds 100,000 and the authorities have built huge new graveyards in the desert to cope with the rising …

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Flu vaccine for over 50s and young children in England - BBC News

Flu vaccine for over 50s and young children in England – BBC News

The flu vaccine is to be offered to more than half of England’s population this winter to help prevent the health service being overwhelmed by another surge in coronavirus cases. 30 million free jabs will be provided, including to people aged 50 and over and children under 11. Clive Myrie presents BBC News at Ten …

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Three teenagers convicted of killing PC Andrew Harper - BBC News

Three teenagers convicted of killing PC Andrew Harper – BBC News

Three teenagers have been convicted of the manslaughter of PC Andrew Harper, who died in Berkshire last year, after being dragged for a mile along a country road by a car. The officer, who’d been investigating an attempted robbery, had married his childhood sweetheart just four weeks earlier. Today she spoke of her disappointment that …

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Boris Johnson admits government “didn’t understand” coronavirus for months - BBC News

Boris Johnson admits government “didn’t understand” coronavirus for months – BBC News

Boris Johnson has admitted the government didn’t understand the coronavirus in the “first few weeks and months” of the pandemic, and conceded that things “could have been done differently”. Speaking as he marked his first full year in office the Prime Minister said there were “very open questions” over whether the lockdown came too late. …

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My pregnancy in a pandemic - BBC News

My pregnancy in a pandemic – BBC News

Coronavirus has meant pregnant women around the world have had to face additional challenges – like changing birth plans, social isolation, and financial challenges. Three women in Argentina, Vancouver and London have documented their birth stories for the BBC, to show what it’s like to actually have a baby in a pandemic. Producer Director: Natalia …

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