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Travel & transport from BBC stories as at 10:55 27 Jan 2022
- Covid: Face mask rules and Covid passes end in England
[8 hours old]: The legal measures are dropped but some shoppers and commuters will still be asked to wear face coverings.

- Life under the Taliban: Yalda Hakim's journey back to Afghanistan
[11 hours old]: With access to the new Taliban government, Yalda Hakim travels back to Afghanistan to find out what the country is like under their rule.

. What Covid tests do I still need to travel abroad?
[23 hours old]: Fully vaccinated people travelling to the UK soon won't need to take Covid tests on or before arrival.

- Train firms bet on mindfulness to lure commuters back
[2 hours old]: Free hot drinks and other perks are on offer as train bosses try to get passenger numbers back on track.

- Road to net zero will cost trillions a year, report says
[10 hours old]: Huge investment in clean energy and agriculture needed to combat climate change, McKinsey says.

. Like a drone that you sit in – but would you feel safe?
[154 hours old]: Personal drones that can transport one or two passengers will soon be available for anyone to buy.


and in other news ...

* Covid: Care home restrictions to be eased in England
[0 hours old]: From Monday, there will be no limit on visits to care homes and self-isolation periods will be cut.

- Prince Andrew denies close friendship with Ghislaine Maxwell in US court files
[6 hours old]: In US court files, the prince, who denies assault claims, also asks for a jury trial in his accuser's lawsuit.

* Ukraine crisis: US rejects Russian demand to bar Ukraine from Nato
[0 hours old]: The US offers no concessions to Russian demands on resolving the Ukraine crisis.

* Barry Cryer: Comedian and writer dies aged 86
[0 hours old]: The comedian wrote jokes for the likes of the Two Ronnies, Tommy Cooper and Morecambe and Wise.

- Small period changes after Covid jab seen to be short-lived
[9 hours old]: Studies confirm cycles quickly return to normal, a leading reproductive expert in the UK says.

* Universal Credit: Jobseekers must widen job search more quickly
[1 hours old]: Those on Universal Credit must look for work outside their chosen field quicker or face sanctions.

- Downing Street parties: Boris Johnson vows to fight on as MPs await Sue Gray report
[13 hours old]: Boris Johnson rejects Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer's calls to quit at a stormy Prime Minister's Questions.

- Sandbach baby born at 23 weeks goes home for first time
[1 hours old]: Rachel Morgans' daughter Bonnie leaves hospital four months after a complicated delivery.

- 'I had to pay for Tourette's diagnosis'
[9 hours old]: Edie Pilkington, 16, says it was a relief to have the condition confirmed by a private consultant.

- Elon Musk SpaceX rocket on collision course with moon
[14 hours old]: Astronomers say that a rocket in space since 2015 is hurtling towards the Moon where it will explode.

- The Papers: Prince Andrew demands 'trial by jury'
[4 hours old]: Most papers report on a demand by Prince Andrew's lawyers to have a US jury trial in Virginia Giuffre's case.

- Covid: Care home rules to ease and end of masks and Covid passes in England
[3 hours old]: Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Thursday morning.

- Rose Ayling-Ellis calls for British Sign Language recognition
[11 hours old]: More than 150,000 people use British Sign Language across the UK, with around 87,000 relying on it.

- The 100-year-old volunteer with no plans to stop
[11 hours old]: Meet Beryl, the 100-year-old volunteer who is still making drinks at Ealing Hospital.

- Pet cat missing for 11 years reunited with owners
[4 hours old]: Fergus was found in Aberdeen earlier this month after going missing in Moray in 2010.

- Is this England's earliest report of ball lightning?
[9 hours old]: Earliest known report of rare ball lightning in England discovered by researchers at Durham University

* Obituary: Barry Cryer
[0 hours old]: He provided the words for many of Britain's top comedy acts and was on the stage and airwaves himself.

- Covid vaccines: The unvaccinated NHS workers facing the sack
[9 hours old]: NHS staff explain why they have chosen not to have a Covid vaccine as the mandatory deadline looms.

- My job: What it's like digging graves for a living
[10 hours old]: Mark Sealey, who has been in his job for more than 40 years, describes what the day-to-day involves.

- What is the quantum apocalypse and should we be scared?
[10 hours old]: Security experts say a quantum computing leap could crack open all our secrets - so should we worry?

- Burkina Faso coup: Return of the military strongmen to West Africa
[10 hours old]: Burkina Faso is the latest country to experience a coup in a region where democracy had seemed entrenched.

- How streaming services left us with too much to watch
[10 hours old]: Multiple platforms streaming new TV shows and films risk leaving people overwhelmed by choice.

- Forced adoption: 'My baby was taken'
[14 hours old]: Mothers like Lisa Rolland, who felt pressured to give up her baby, are being asked to tell their stories.

* Barty becomes first home player to reach Australian Open women's singles final in 42 years
[0 hours old]: Ashleigh Barty becomes the first home player to reach the Australian Open women's singles final in 42 years, beating Madison Keys on Rod Laver Arena.

* Derby County's administrators given extra month to provide proof of funding for season
[0 hours old]: Derby County's administrators are given an extra month to provide proof of how the club will be funded for the rest of the season.

- Australia on top as dropped catches hurt England in Ashes Test
[3 hours old]: Missed chances hurt England as Australia take control of the crucial Ashes Test on day one in Canberra.

- Powell's brilliant century leads West Indies to T20 win over England
[10 hours old]: Rovman Powell hits a majestic century to lead West Indies to a 20-run victory over England in the third Twenty20 in Barbados.

- 'It is a sleeping giant' - meet the Englishman bidding to end Canada's World Cup misery
[4 hours old]: BBC Sport's Simon Stone talks to Canada's English coach John Herdman, who has taken them to the verge of World Cup qualification.

- What are the Covid rules in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland?
[2 hours old]: Covid rules are being eased across all four nations of the UK.

- What are the latest rules for face coverings and masks?
[2 hours old]: Masks are no longer compulsory in England, but are still recommended in some settings.

- Covid passports: Where do I still need to use one?
[2 hours old]: Mandatory Covid passports have been scrapped in England and for some venues in Northern Ireland.

- Face mask changes: 'We hope customers aren't discouraged'
[3 hours old]: Some small business owners had raised concerns about enforcing mask-wearing.

- Car production falls to lowest level for 65 years
[4 hours old]: Carmakers are hit by pandemic-related chip and staff shortages, and the closure of a major plant.

- Government pledges £100m for Sizewell nuclear site
[10 hours old]: But the investment does not commit the government to approving the £20bn power plant in Suffolk.

- Tesla expects 50% growth despite supply chain woes
[10 hours old]: Elon Musk said 2021 was "a breakthrough year for Tesla, and for electric vehicles in general".

- Cost of living: New Zealand inflation tops three-decade high
[6 hours old]: In October, New Zealand raised interest rates for the first time in seven years to rein in inflation.

- LG Energy Solution: Battery giant jumps in market debut
[4 hours old]: LG Energy Solution is now the second most valuable company on Seoul's benchmark Kospi stock index.

- US Federal Reserve says rate rise 'appropriate' soon
[14 hours old]: The US central bank is under pressure to rein in rapid price increases in the US.


and in other older news ...

. Pam & Tommy: Lily James 'a triumph' as Pamela Anderson in new series
[17 hours old]: The former Downton Abbey actress transforms into the Baywatch star for new TV drama Pam & Tommy.

. Missing girl meets her rescuer again decades later
[28 hours old]: Back in 1968, toddler Kathy Wrethman went missing in Australia but was recovered safely.

. Viral videos, stoicism and stockpiling on Ukraine’s uneasy borders
[23 hours old]: With an estimated 100,000 Russian soldiers now on Ukraine's border, what do Ukrainians make of it all?

. Instagram and Whatsapp stalker's lies 'ruined my life for years'
[28 hours old]: Women who were targeted by Matthew Hardy speak about the impact of his avalanche of messages.

. How Covid disinformation has fuelled attacks on Czech doctors
[58 hours old]: Knowing how to deal with aggressive patients has become even more important during the pandemic.

. What are the Covid rules in schools and will they stay open this term?
[24 hours old]: Schools have reopened across the UK with a variety of Covid restrictions in place.

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

. Should I be working from home now?
[43 hours old]: Scotland will follow England's example and lift its working from home guidance.

. Covid: What are the social distancing rules?
[43 hours old]: Scotland and Wales are relaxing some of their restrictions around gatherings and mixing with others.

. 'I grew up in care alone - why did no-one tell me I had siblings?'
[34 hours old]: Ashley John-Baptiste grew up in care, unaware he had siblings. His new documentary is called Split Up in Care: Life Without Siblings.

. Beijing 2022 vs 2008: Two Olympics and two very different Chinas
[82 hours old]: In 2022, the mood, the host government's attitude, and global expectations are all very different to 2008.

. ‘His voice became my constant companion’ – how Dan Johnson kept his dad’s memory alive
[109 hours old]: Dan Johnson's project capturing his father's voice made him consider the importance of preserving memories.

. ‘Hi, thanks for calling. Are you OK? How far away are you?’
[130 hours old]: A telephone helpline launched in Edinburgh is keeping people company when they walk home alone.

. Finding love as a trans woman
[106 hours old]: Trans woman Daniella McDonald had bad experiences dating men until she met Josh - but thinks attitudes are slowly changing.

. Spread high energy costs over several years, says Octopus Energy boss
[46 hours old]: Smoothing price increases is the best way to avoid hefty rises in bills, says Octopus Energy.

. Inflation: Four things that are going up in price and why
[92 hours old]: From skincare products to used cars - the items that tell the story of the cost of living crisis.

. What is the UK's inflation rate and why is the cost of living going up?
[195 hours old]: The cost of living is at its highest rate for 10 years and is expected to increase further.

. What high inflation means - in 90 seconds
[186 hours old]: The BBC's consumer affairs correspondent, Colletta Smith, breaks it down.

. Gen Z on battling soaring inflation for the first time
[191 hours old]: Those aged 18 to 25 have never experienced inflation before in their lives - how are they coping?

. #NoSpendJanuary: Can it really be done?
[388 hours old]: Every year, the hashtag #nospendjanuary is seen on social media - but how literally do people take it?

. Inflation: Seven reasons the cost of living is going up around the world
[168 hours old]: Global inflation - the rate at which prices rise - is at its highest since 2008. Here are seven reasons why.

. Sainsbury's and John Lewis asks shoppers and staff to keep wearing masks
[19 hours old]: John Lewis, Waitrose and Morrisons will also ask customers to keep wearing masks in their shops when Plan B rules end.

. Jack Monroe hails inflation-measure shake-up
[18 hours old]: The food poverty campaigner had complained that official figures failed to reflect price rises for the poorest.

. Oatly ads banned over 'misleading' environmental claims
[22 hours old]: The Advertising Standards Authority has told the oat milk brand to watch its wording on the environment.

. Covid fraud: Rishi Sunak denies writing off stolen support funds
[17 hours old]: Rishi Sunak says the government will "do everything we can" to recover billions stolen by fraudsters.

. Warning shipping delay problems to continue this year
[25 hours old]: Global product shortages and shipping disruption show no signs of easing, study finds.

. Pet spending boom continues despite rising cost of living
[25 hours old]: Pets at Home says it does not expect people to cut back on pet spending as cost of living rises.

. The rejected Dragons' Den contestant now making millions
[35 hours old]: From being rejected on Dragons' Den to making millions, Alex Savelli shares his secrets to success.

. AI: Why chefs are turning to artificial intelligence
[58 hours old]: How a robot is being used in the highly specialised business of creating flavours.

. ‘They were like bandits’ - how did the rich get richer?
[56 hours old]: Did a Bank of England policy to save the UK economy during the financial crash make the wealthiest people even wealthier?

. The people deciding to ditch their smartphones
[82 hours old]: The smartphone users who are ditching their handsets to take back more control of their lives.

. What can we do to get more women into coding?
[227 hours old]: How visual, auditory and kinesthetic tools used to teach kids coding should be adapted for adults.

. How delivery apps created 'the Netflix of food ordering'
[251 hours old]: Innovative food delivery apps offer everything from multiple restaurant orders to home chef cuisine.

. CEO Secrets: 'The traditional job interview is dead'
[202 hours old]: Rachael Flanagan, founder and CEO of cleaning company Mrs Buckét, shares her business advice.

. Colombo Port City: A new Dubai or a Chinese enclave?
[250 hours old]: China is helping Sri Lanka build a new city to rival global offshore centres. Who will it benefit?

. Energy bills: 'It feels like I'm sleeping outside'
[251 hours old]: People tell of their struggles to cope, with energy bills set to soar by more than £700 this year.

. The people using YouTube to pay for their French chateau
[347 hours old]: How chateaux owners are using advertising revenues from social media posts to earn a living.

. The controversy of wood pellets as a green energy source
[395 hours old]: Wood pellets are touted as a 'green' way to make electricity, but many reject these claims.

. The AI software that could turn you in to a music star
[419 hours old]: Artificial intelligence is now smart enough to write tracks that earn streaming service royalties.


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