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Travel & transport from BBC stories as at 18:15 04 Mar 2021
- Abbey Road sign sells at auction for £37,000
[5 hours old]: The road will forever be associated with Britain's most successful musical export - The Beatles.

. What's the roadmap for lifting lockdown?
[51 hours old]: The prime minister has announced a plan for how the lockdown will be lifted in England.

. What are the new rules for testing and hotel quarantine?
[393 hours old]: Travellers going to and from the UK face a growing number of restrictions.


and in other news ...

* Covid: Italy 'blocks' AstraZeneca vaccine shipment to Australia
[0 hours old]: The bar on shipping 250,000 doses amid a row with the firm is backed by the EU.

* Covid-19: Another new variant added to UK watch list
[0 hours old]: It shares a worrying mutation with the South Africa and Brazil variants of concern.

- Oprah interview: Meghan accuses palace of 'perpetuating falsehoods'
[4 hours old]: The Duchess of Sussex says she does not know how Buckingham Palace could expect her to "be silent".

* Philip Rutnam: £340K payout to official after Priti Patel bullying claims
[0 hours old]: Home Office boss Philip Rutnam quit his job over what he claimed was "vicious" briefing against him.

* Sutton Coldfield mum recalls being pregnant and stabbed
[1 hours old]: Natalie Queiroz recalls her partner's attack five years ago in which her unborn child was feared dead.

- Prince Philip has successful heart procedure, palace says
[6 hours old]: The Duke of Edinburgh will remain in hospital for a number of days, Buckingham Palace says.

- Budget 2021: Rishi Sunak insists Covid-recovery tax rises fair
[1 hours old]: Chancellor Rishi Sunak is accused of hitting the poorest hardest in his Budget plan to balance the books.

* Banksy confirms escaping prisoner artwork at Reading Prison
[1 hours old]: The street art appeared on the side of Reading Prison, which is under threat of development.

- Covid-19: Three UK terror plots foiled during pandemic
[2 hours old]: Police are warning that terrorists have not stopped planning attacks or radicalising people online.

- Princess Diana Panorama interview: Police rule out probe
[4 hours old]: Detectives assessed claims that false documents were used to win Diana's trust before her appearance.

* Budget 2021: Funding for Tory-held towns 'looks fishy,' says Starmer
[1 hours old]: But Prime Minister Boris Johnson defends allocations from the Towns Fund as "completely impartial".

- Love Island to return this summer, ITV confirms
[3 hours old]: The broadcaster announces the dating show will return this summer, but doesn't confirm the location.

- BTS named world's best-selling artists of 2020
[2 hours old]: The Korean boyband beat Taylor Swift and Drake to top the chart.

- SpaceX: Starship lands safely... then explodes
[8 hours old]: It is the first time Elon Musk's space exploration company has pulled off this difficult landing.

- Alec Baldwin deactivates Twitter account over 'switching accents' joke
[7 hours old]: The actor made light of a recent controversy surrounding the heritage of his wife, Hilaria.

- Tintern 'secret' medieval tunnel system found by accident
[4 hours old]: A team of electrical technicians made the discovery while moving an electrical pole in Monmouthshire.

- Louvre reunited with 'exceptional' armour stolen in 1983
[7 hours old]: The helmet and breastplate were discovered by an antiquities expert in Bordeaux.

- Ryan Thomas quits acting after 'losing the bug for it'
[5 hours old]: The former Coronation Street star says he was tired of being rejected for roles and of online trolls.

- Team Sturgeon breathes a sigh of relief
[5 hours old]: Nicola Sturgeon's team believes no real punches were landed in eight hours of questioning by MSPs.

* Towns Fund: How were the winners chosen?
[0 hours old]: There has been controversy about the 45 towns sharing just over £1bn from the Towns Fund.

- England's batting fails again in India
[6 hours old]: England's batsmen once again fail to deliver on the first day of the final Test against India in Ahmedabad.

- Kieran Hardy: Wales scrum-half ruled out of Six Nations
[7 hours old]: Wales scrum-half Kieran Hardy is ruled out of the rest of the Six Nations by the hamstring he injured in the Triple Crown win against England.

- Glasgow and Dublin at growing risk of losing Euro 2020 games
[2 hours old]: Glasgow and Dublin are at growing risk of being cut from the list of host cities for this summer's European Championship.

- Curtis Jones: Liverpool's 'streetwise' youngster with 'unusual belief'
[11 hours old]: It may feel at times like little has gone right for Liverpool this season but the rise of local boy Curtis Jones has provided a much-needed spark.

- Is there help for homeowners? And other Budget questions
[5 hours old]: Budget questions from readers on a range of topics.

- Budget 2021: 10 ways Rishi Sunak's speech affects you
[7 hours old]: Chancellor Rishi Sunak's Budget is packed with policies that will affect your finances. Here is a guide.

- How do we know Covid vaccines are safe?
[6 hours old]: Busting myths and explaining the facts around vaccines.

- Covid: What is the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine?
[3 hours old]: The Oxford University-AstraZeneca vaccines should save many lives, say experts.

- Covid: When will I get the vaccine?
[8 hours old]: Two approved Covid vaccines are being rolled out across the UK. So when might you get one?

- US suspends tariffs on single malt Scotch whisky
[2 hours old]: Tariffs on UK cheese and cashmere will also be lifted as the countries try to resolve an old trade row.

- Budget 2021: 'Scrooge Sunak not levelling with people' on cuts
[3 hours old]: The Budget leaves the chancellor looking more Scrooge than Santa, says the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

- Deliveroo unveils plans for 'bn' London listing
[6 hours old]: The food delivery firm hopes to list its shares on the London Stock Exchange this year.

* Women retirees win £2.7bn for underpaid pensions
[0 hours old]: About 200,000 pensions may get top-ups averaging £13,500 after nearly two decades of shortfalls.

- Apple investigated in UK over 'unfair' App Store claims
[4 hours old]: The Competition and Markets Authority has launched an investigation into how Apple's app store is run.

- Amazon Fresh till-less grocery store opens in London
[11 hours old]: The shop will stock hundreds of new own-brand items including locally-sourced milk and desserts.

- Sands pulling out of Las Vegas to bet big on Asia
[15 hours old]: The gaming giant will invest in Singapore and Macau, where it is building a London-themed resort.


and in other older news ...

. Rare black fox spotted in London garden
[18 hours old]: The fox frequently visits the garden of Faroz and his daughter Sophia, who initially thought it was a wolf.

. The 'vaccine hunters' helping older people get Covid jabs
[19 hours old]: Americans baffled by the complex system for getting a shot now have help from tech-savvy young people.

. Life discovered deep beneath an Antarctic ice sheet 'shouldn't be there'
[18 hours old]: Researchers hoping to collect mud samples deep beneath an Antarctic ice sheet were amazed to discover small creatures living in the dark, freezing water.

. Why are QAnon believers obsessed with 4 March?
[17 hours old]: Believers are using an old, irrelevant law to herald the supposed return to power of Donald Trump.

. 'After the first cancellation it didn't go back to normal'
[18 hours old]: The so-called sharing economy has been greatly affected by the continuing Covid-19 pandemic.

. Argentina: Can one country's change of abortion law alter a continent?
[17 hours old]: Pro-choice activists hope Argentina's legalisation of abortion will bring about change elsewhere.

. India Supreme Court: Calls for Justice Sharad Bobde to quit over rape remarks
[17 hours old]: Calls are growing in India for Chief Justice Sharad Bobde to resign over his "atrocious" remarks.

. Girl In Red: 'I'm a genre-free artist. Open to everything'
[22 hours old]: How the singer went from making "queer pop" in her bedroom to working with Billie Eilish's brother.

. Then and now: A 'megadrought' in California
[17 hours old]: See how extreme weather has affected an vital reservoir in California.

. LeBron James: NBA superstar's evolution from high school prodigy
[18 hours old]: This is the story of LeBron James, the high school phenomenon who turned three failing franchises into NBA-winning teams.

. Budget 2021: What is levelling up and how is it going?
[24 hours old]: Levelling up was one of the themes of the chancellor's Budget.

. Freeports: What are they and where will they be?
[27 hours old]: The government says the low-tax zones will boost struggling parts of the UK, but not everyone agrees.

. Five things we learnt from the Budget
[22 hours old]: The BBC's Jonathan Blake takes us through the big things that stood out from this year's Budget.

. Budget 2021: Key points at-a-glance
[26 hours old]: Rishi Sunak has delivered his annual Budget in the House of Commons. Here's what you need to know.

. Covid: How many people get self-isolation payments?
[88 hours old]: Figures for England and Wales suggest two-thirds of people who ask for self-isolation payments get rejected.

. Lockdown Learning: What educational resources are on TV, iPlayer and online?
[57 hours old]: As schools remain closed to most pupils, the BBC is offering a wealth of educational material.

. Budget 2021: 'I'm finding it hard to celebrate'
[16 hours old]: There's more support for many in the Budget, but for some it still falls short.

. Budget 2021: Million more set to pay income tax by 2026
[23 hours old]: People who get a pay rise between this April and 2026 may find themselves paying a higher rate of tax.

. Reddit chief: I was late to spot GameStop stock mania
[18 hours old]: Steve Huffman says he supported the aims of a Reddit group taking on the hedge funds.

. Budget 2021: Covid deaths set to cut state pension costs
[24 hours old]: Forecasts suggests inheritance tax receipts will also rise, partly due to over-65s dying of Covid

. Twin sisters worth millions thanks to female gamers
[18 hours old]: The Nakajima twins develop games for women and three-quarters of their workforce are female.

. Budget 2021: Rishi Sunak warns tax rises to follow spending spree
[25 hours old]: The UK economy is expected to recover six months faster than expected from the pandemic, the chancellor says.

. How can we make washing machines last?
[42 hours old]: Sweden is trying to encourage consumers to repair household items like washing machines.

. 'Find people who complement your weaknesses'
[42 hours old]: Amber Atherton, boss of tech firm Zyper, says you need staff who are good at things you might not be.

. Waste food: What do you do with 86 tonnes of celeriac?
[90 hours old]: With hospitality closed during lockdown, charities and apps are stepping in to help cut food waste.

. Teen entrepreneurs: 'My friend's pug inspired my business'
[90 hours old]: Meet three teenagers who decided to set up their own businesses in lockdown.

. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala makes history at WTO
[79 hours old]: The former Nigerian finance minister becomes the first woman, and the first African, head of the WTO.

. 'Farms are going to need different kinds of robots'
[90 hours old]: A growing number of tech firms are helping farmers better look after their animals and crops.


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