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Live Reporting

James Law and Kathryn Hamlett

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye on Sunday

    James Law

    BBC News

    Our rolling coronavirus updates are coming to an end for the day.

    We will be back from 09:00 BST as we bring you the latest across England on bank holiday Monday.

    Enjoy the rest of your day and stay safe.

  2. Boy, 7, masters lockdown rugby trick shots

    Seven-year-old Oscar has been putting his time in lockdown to good use by honing his rugby trick shot skills.

    The Northampton boy has been playing rugby since he was five and turns out for a local team.

    His father, Gary Herbert, says while he loves playing the sport, there is an added motivation behind his dedication.

    "Oscar's big brother Lewis is 17 years old and is severely disabled and he always says that he is kicking for Lewis as well," said Mr Herbert.

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    Video caption: Northampton boy, 7, masters lockdown rugby trick shots
  3. How TV and film will adapt to restrictions

    Big changes to working practices in the UK film and TV industry will soon be reflected on our screens, say a leading producer, screenwriter, and union leader.

    Emmerdale, one of the popular shows which has been stalled since March due to the Covid-19 pandemic, started its "phased return to filming" this week, adhering to strict new social distancing guidelines on episodes showing characters dealing with lockdown.

    Emmerdale filming

    The new era will pose great "challenges", according to Pact union boss John McVay, but he's backing his colleagues to "creatively rise" to them, and continue to be "ambitious" and "innovative" in their approach.

    "If you've got a scene for EastEnders and everyone is in Albert Square celebrating someone's birthday... you couldn't really do that [now]. So these are physical production, business and creative challenges that we're going to have to navigate," says McVay, whose organisation represents 550 independent TV, film and creative companies.

  4. Cancelled Cornish wedding staged in Welsh garden

    Couple kissing
    Image caption: The couple exchanged rings in their back garden in front of a Cornish flag

    A couple who were "gutted" to have their dream Cornwall wedding cancelled have held a specially-themed celebration at their home in Wales.

    Gaynor Pinnell and Andy Rice ordered local pasties, cream teas, fudge and cider and exchanged rings in front of a giant Cornish flag to mark the day.

    They were supposed to have said their vows in front of 80 guests in Newquay.

    The family support worker and docks engineer were thanked by a town councillor for staying away.

  5. Staying positive during the coronavirus pandemic

    As we continue to adapt to a new way of life amid the pandemic, our lives have changed in unexpected ways.

    Melissa Power

    As a director of a limited company, Melissa Power "fell through the cracks" of the government's coronavirus pay schemes, but she was determined to stay positive.

    Now the personal trainer is hosting live streams of her classes including a free lunchtime workout.

    "One guy messaged me and said 'you've made me start doing exercise for the first time in 32 years'," said the 33-year-old from London.

    "Messages like that have been amazing."

  6. Ex-Burton boss fears for future of lower-league clubs

    Former Burton Albion boss Nigel Clough believes football clubs in League One and Two face uncertain futures because of the pandemic.

    The 54-year-old resigned as Brewers boss on Monday and will be replaced by Jake Buxton to protect other jobs.

    Nigel Clough

    "I think the future is incredibly precarious for clubs in League One and Two," he told BBC 5 live.

    "I know there are some owners who will have the funds to keep their clubs going but the vast majority are going to find it very tough."

  7. Man raises £50k in 260km Ramadan run

    A man who ran 260km (161.5 miles) during Ramadan - covering 10km each night after a 16-hour fast - has raised more than £50,000.

    Haroon Mota, 34, from Coventry, had planned to run marathons in Berlin, London, Chicago and New York, in five weeks until the lockdown made that impossible.

    But in a post on social media, Mr Mota said he had raised £52,000, smashing his £25,000 target for @pennyappeal to help people facing war and displacement in countries including Syria, Gaza and Yemen.

    Haroon Mota
  8. PM Johnson to hold press conference

    Boris Johnson

    UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will lead today's coronavirus press conference - set to start at about 17:00 BST.

    The PM is likely to face questions over the future of Dominic Cummings - following allegations the senior adviser broke lockdown rules.

  9. 'I wanted to help keep people busy during lockdown'

    The sudden changes to our everyday lives have been difficult to adapt to but it has opened new opportunities for some.

    Matt Sewell

    Shrewsbury-based artist and author Matt Sewell had a busy summer lined up with festivals, workshops and exhibitions booked in.

    But when the 43-year-old's work diary quickly dried up, he decided to start free illustration and watercolour workshops online, fitted around his wife's nursing shifts to make childcare work.

    "I was thinking about how I could help keep people busy and their spirits up," he said.

    "It was as much for me as it was for them as well."

    On average, the classes, which are live streamed on his Instagram account, have attracted about 300 people, some from as far as South Africa, Australia and the US.

  10. Tory MP criticises Dominic Cummings

    Craig Whittaker MP

    A Conservative MP has described Dominic Cummings position as “untenable”

    The PM's chief adviser is facing calls to quit amid claims he broke coronavirus lockdown rules by travelling to North East England from his London home.

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    In a tweet, Craig Whittaker, who represents the Calder Valley in West Yorkshire, said although he was sure Mr Cummings took the decision in the best interests of his family. “You cannot advise the nation one thing then do the opposite.”

  11. Team GB athlete takes to east London streets

    Team GB taekwondo athlete Lutalo Muhammad has been keeping up his training routine by practising on the streets around his Walthamstow home...

    Team GB taekwondo athlete Lutalo Muhammad
  12. Learning disability theatre company moves online

    A theatre group for people with learning disabilities has taken its classes and workshops online.

    Winchester-based charity Blue Apple Theatre used technology to adapt to the lockdown restrictions so its performers can still attend weekly virtual sessions.

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    Video caption: Coronavirus: Learning disability theatre company moves online

    The success of their classes means they hope to make it a nationwide initiative to support budding actors and actresses.

  13. Schools may open over summer, warns ex-Ofsted boss

    A head teacher in an empty classroom

    Summer holidays may have to be cancelled for some pupils, a former Ofsted chief inspector has said.

    Sir Michael Wilshaw warned that year groups about to take exams may need to make up for lost time during the summer break.

    A decision on when to reopen schools is widely expected on Thursday.

    The Department for Education (DfE) said there were no plans to cancel holidays and a teaching union said the idea was "not realistic".

  14. New 5G mast 'deliberately' set on fire

    Police are investigating after a 5G mast was deliberately set on firedays after it was put up.

    Firefighters put out the blaze in Scarborough Drive in Breadsall, Derby, just before 02:00 BST.

    Shelley Atkins, who saw the damaged mast while out walking, said her road had to be closed while engineers erected the mast last week.

    Damaged 5G mast

    Attacks on 5G masts have been fuelled by a conspiracy theory wrongly linking 5G and coronavirus.

    Claims that the wireless technology helps spread the virus have been condemned by scientists.

  15. What are the rules on caring for children during lockdown?

    Dominic Cummings

    Boris Johnson's top adviser has faced calls to resign after travelling 260 miles during lockdown in order to get help looking after his child.

    Downing Street says Dominic Cummings' actions were in line with coronavirus guidelines. So, what are the rules and how have they been applied?

    What is the relevant coronavirus guidance?

    BBC News takes a detailed look at the government advice.

  16. Payment to resume on some London buses

    bus driver

    Passengers will have to start paying again from Saturday to use some buses, Transport for London (TfL) has said.

    The need to tap in at the front of buses to pay for rides had been suspended during the coronavirus lockdown to protect drivers.

    Reinstating bus payments is one of the conditions of a £1.6bn government bailout of TfL.

    Twenty-nine London bus drivers have died after being infected with coronavirus, according to TfL.

  17. Man 'humbled' by 100th birthday card response

    Bert Vincent

    A man has received more than 700 cards after an appeal for people to mark his 100th birthday. Bert Vincent faced celebrating his centenary isolated from his family at a care home in Barnsley due to the coronavirus lockdown. Now cards have arrived from around the world, including messages from the Queen and the prime minister.

    The World War Two veteran said he was left "humbled" by the response.

  18. Hull confirm two positive tests at club

    Championship side Hull City have confirmed two people at the club have tested positive for coronavirus.

    The English Football League earlier said there were two positive cases out of more than 1,000 players and staff tested at the 24 second-tier clubs.

    Hull City stadium

    In a statement, Hull said the pair were asymptomatic and feeling no ill effects, but would self-isolate for seven days in line with EFL guidelines.

    They will both be tested again at a later date. The Tigers did not confirm whether the positive tests were from players or staff.

    It comes after reports that Hull vice-chairman Ehab Allam wrote to the EFL twice to say the season should be voided.

  19. The woman given hours to live who proved doctors wrong

    Mary Blessington in hospital

    Prof John Wright, a doctor and epidemiologist, is head of the Bradford Institute for Health Research, and a veteran of cholera, HIV and Ebola epidemics in sub-Saharan Africa.

    He is writing this diary for BBC News and tells the story of Mary Blessington, 67, who has recovered from coronavirus despite being given only hours to live at the height of her illness.

    "She remains very poorly, and is receiving help for her anxiety, but we hope she is on the mend," Prof Wright writes.

  20. 'I'm self-isolating - but I have 26 pen pals'

    Gracie Stewart

    A teenager who is in self-isolation during the spread of coronavirus has said writing to pen pals is helping her to remain connected to other people.

    Gracie, 17, has notched up 26 pen pals after deciding she wanted a "quirky" hobby three years ago.

    Eighteen months ago she was diagnosed with a rare leukaemia and Gracie said she planned to use her 12 weeks in quarantine writing more letters.

    She urged others in a similar position to use the time to "try something new".