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Travel & transport from BBC stories as at 04:55 06 May 2021
- 'We are desperate to go travelling again'
[4 hours old]: "Digital nomads" aim to get back to mobile working after Covid, with many countries wooing them.

- When can I holiday abroad, and which countries will be on the green list?
[13 hours old]: A new "traffic light" system for travel will classify countries as green, amber or red.

- Covid: What are my money-back rights for holidays abroad?
[12 hours old]: Quarantine-free overseas holidays may soon be possible, but what are my refund and travel insurance rights?

. Covid: What's the roadmap for lifting lockdown?
[35 hours old]: Northern Ireland is the latest part of the UK to lift some of the restrictions designed to stop the spread of Covid-19.

. Covid: Some foreign travel opening up on 17 May - Boris Johnson
[59 hours old]: More details will come soon about foreign holidays but we have to be cautious, Boris Johnson says.

. EU unveils plans for overseas tourists to return
[62 hours old]: The proposals will allow fully vaccinated non-EU travellers to enter for non-essential purposes.

. Grab: How an Uber killer became a powerful Asian super-app
[73 hours old]: South East Asian taxi firm Grab is becoming one of Asia's most powerful financial super-apps


and in other news ...

* UK sends Royal Navy to patrol Jersey amid fishing row with France
[0 hours old]: PM Boris Johnson says he supports Jersey as French fishing boats are set to protest about new post-Brexit rules.

- Millions to vote in bumper set of elections
[5 hours old]: Local and national contests - many delayed by Covid - are taking place in England, Scotland and Wales.

- Covid: US backs waiver on vaccine intellectual property
[4 hours old]: Supporters say the move would boost vaccine production but the pharmaceutical industry disagrees.

- No full-time return to the office for over a million
[5 hours old]: Almost all of 50 big UK firms tell the BBC staff will divide their time between home and office in future.

* India Covid: Government says 'double mutant' linked to surge
[0 hours old]: The current surge of the virus has already overwhelmed India's healthcare system.

- Father calls for pornography sites to require proof of age
[7 hours old]: A father and an Oxford student seek a High Court hearing to require age verification on porn sites.

- US birth rate falls 4% to its lowest point ever
[5 hours old]: The rate drops for mothers of every measured race and ethnicity, and in nearly every age group.

- Millions at security risk from old routers, Which? warns
[2 hours old]: Research by Which? looked at a selection of older routers still being used by customers.

- Broadway tickets to go on sale for September reopening
[2 hours old]: New York's major theatres have been closed since March 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

- Chelsea 2-0 Real Madrid (agg 3-1): Thomas Tuchel's side set up all-English Champions League final
[5 hours old]: Chelsea defeat Real Madrid to set up an all-English Champions League final against Manchester City on 29 May in Istanbul.

- Prince blamed for shooting one of Europe's biggest bears
[7 hours old]: Environmental groups suspect a prince from Austria killed the brown bear while hunting in Romania.

- The Papers: PM 'sends gunboats to Jersey' and 'Navy to face the French'
[5 hours old]: The UK sending Royal Navy vessels to Jersey amid a row over fishing rights with France features on the front pages.

- Mental health: 'We need to care for patients, but also ourselves'
[5 hours old]: Following the death of his cousin, Dr Dan Gearon created the charity, You Okay, Doc?

- Drone trucker: Sharing wild Australian landscapes for a cause
[5 hours old]: Truck driver Ben Stamatovich uses a drone to capture rugged landscapes on his journeys across Australia.

- Back to work: 'We're not going back to the office'
[5 hours old]: Tara Tomes of East Village PR firm in Birmingham explains why she's ditching the office.

- Tokyo 2020: The mental strain of the delayed Olympics
[5 hours old]: Two Olympic hopefuls tell the BBC about the mental health impact of the delay to the Tokyo games.

- EU negotiator Barnier spills Brexit secrets in new book
[11 hours old]: From Theresa May and Boris Johnson to English breakfasts, Michel Barnier's new book reveals all.

- Mexico City metro: 'My dad never came home'
[12 hours old]: Mexican authorities have promised a full investigation into the collapse of a metro overpass in Mexico City, as questions mount over the line's safety.

- End of an era for Debenhams as final shops set to close
[14 hours old]: The department store will disappear from high streets on 15 May after more than two centuries.

- Covid: Black leaders blame lower vaccine take-up on racism
[4 hours old]: Mistrust and inequality may explain why vaccine take-up is lower in the black community, say campaigners.

- Safe Sweden faces up to wave of women's killings
[4 hours old]: A spate of deaths reignites a debate about domestic violence in a country praised for gender equality.

- Lelush: How a sulky Russian model became China's slacker icon
[4 hours old]: Getting trapped in a boy band reality TV contest was just the start of Lelush's unlikely journey.

- While She Sleeps: Why I spend big subscribing to my favourite band
[4 hours old]: Sheffield band While She Sleeps say they've created 'a sustainable model' for the music industry.

- Coronavirus doctor's diary: Families stranded in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh
[4 hours old]: The cost of hotel quarantine in the UK is too high for some families, who have had to delay their return instead.

- Zulu Queen: Hundreds of mourners hold parade ahead of funeral
[5 hours old]: South Africa's Zulu nation awaits a decision on who will succeed the queen, who died last month.

- Night Fever: How club culture has moved with the times
[4 hours old]: A new show looks at the origins of disco culture in the 1960s and how it's developed since.

- British and Irish Lions: Wales great Alun Wyn Jones to captain squad
[6 hours old]: Wales great Alun Wyn Jones is to be confirmed as captain of the British and Irish Lions for the tour of South Africa.

- Tuchel joy as Chelsea reach final against 'benchmark' Man City
[4 hours old]: Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel says Manchester City are the "benchmark" as his side secure a famous win over Real Madrid to set up an all-English Champions League final.

- Kerr double as Chelsea take pole position going into WSL's decisive final day
[9 hours old]: Sam Kerr scores twice to help Chelsea to a 2-0 win at Tottenham and move the Blues a step closer to retaining the WSL title.

- Raheem Sterling: Manchester City forward racially abused on social media
[9 hours old]: Manchester City and England forward Raheem Sterling receives racist abuse on social media, following English football's boycott.

- Covid: Should I be working from home or going back to the office?
[11 hours old]: As lockdown restrictions ease gradually across the UK, what are the rules about returning to work?

- What are the India, Brazil, South Africa and UK variants?
[12 hours old]: The world is carefully monitoring Covid for mutations that help it spread better or resist vaccines.

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

- KPMG's 16,000 UK staff to get more time off work
[5 hours old]: The accountancy giant is the latest firm to introduce hybrid working after lockdown.

- Peloton recalls treadmills after child's death
[11 hours old]: Home fitness equipment firm recalls Tread and Tread+ machines after six-year-old child pulled under treadmill.

- Google boss emails staff detailing return to office
[10 hours old]: In an email, chief executive Sundar Pichai suggests working three days in the office is the way forward.

- Goldman Sachs tells bankers to return to office in June
[15 hours old]: Staff are being encouraged to return to office-based working when Covid restrictions are lifted.

- ‘Going out’ gear out and athleisure in for Boohoo
[15 hours old]: The online retailer said full-year sales jumped 41% as the pandemic boosted demand for loungewear.

- Facebook's Trump ban upheld by Oversight Board for now
[7 hours old]: Facebook's top "court" says the company has six months to justify its permanent ban of Mr Trump.


and in other older news ...

. Elections 2021: What can't I do in a polling station?
[16 hours old]: The rules on everything from whether you can take a selfie to voting while drunk.

. Coronavirus: How India descended into Covid-19 chaos
[21 hours old]: Experts tell the BBC that delays in decision-making worsened the crisis of India's second wave.

. Covid and cancer: The young scientists working overtime to combat lockdown disruption
[17 hours old]: Lab staff are working long unpaid hours to reduce the impact Covid is having on cancer research.

. 'I've always thought I was British'
[28 hours old]: BBC Panorama speaks to young people who say their dreams have been crushed due to their immigration status.

. The company where colleagues decide your salary
[29 hours old]: A software firm in Argentina is trying a radical experiment in employee transparency and democracy.

. Napoleon's incendiary legacy divides France 200 years on
[28 hours old]: Dictatorship and slavery taint the Napoleonic reforms that shaped modern France.

. Covid cases at Everest base camp raise fears of serious outbreak
[28 hours old]: Climbers say a growing number of people have tested positive, despite government denials.

. Cardiff University team wants to change 'lad culture' perceptions
[23 hours old]: The students stepped forward to help chaperone women home after a hoax rape post on social media.

. Covid-19: Care home residents can go on outdoor trips without isolating
[35 hours old]: People in residential care in England are now allowed low-risk trips outside without isolating afterwards.

. Election 2021: How do I vote and why could results take longer?
[158 hours old]: About 48 million people will be able to vote in a series of elections on Thursday 6 May.

. Elections 2021: How to follow the results on the BBC
[129 hours old]: Find out how to keep up to date with live election results on TV, radio, online and on social media.

. 2021 elections: What elections can I vote in this year?
[518 hours old]: National elections in Scotland and Wales and local elections in England are scheduled for 6 May 2021.

. Welsh election 2021: Who should I vote for? Compare party policies
[329 hours old]: Compare where the parties stand on key issues - from Covid-19 and the NHS to education and the environment.

. Elections 2021: How the BBC reports polling day
[38 hours old]: The BBC is not allowed to report details of campaigning while the polls are open.

. Covid: What are the social distancing rules and the rule of six?
[19 hours old]: Rules on hugging and social distancing in England are being reviewed.

. Covid: When will I get the vaccine?
[54 hours old]: People 40 or over in England are now being offered a Covid vaccine as the rollout continues.

. Coronavirus: What's the risk on transport?
[326 hours old]: As UK coronavirus restrictions continue to be relaxed, public transport could become much busier.

. Covid: Restaurants and pubs are reopening, but what are the rules?
[36 hours old]: Northern Ireland follows England, Scotland and Wales in allowing venues to reopen outdoors.

. When does the stamp duty holiday in England and Northern Ireland end?
[132 hours old]: What is the stamp duty holiday and when will it finish?

. UK holidays: When and where can I go.... and who with?
[136 hours old]: The rules on having a holiday in the UK have been relaxed - but restrictions remain.

. Covid: How do I get a lateral flow or PCR test?
[162 hours old]: Everyone in England and Scotland is being encouraged to take rapid coronavirus tests regularly.

. Asda owners to sell 27 forecourts to avoid probe
[16 hours old]: Regulators had raised concerns about potential price hikes after the Issa brothers bought Asda for £6.6bn.

. People return to supermarkets as online sales slow
[19 hours old]: Data firm Nielsen says people are more confident about shopping in supermarkets as restrictions ease.

. Ikea starts buy-back scheme offering vouchers for old furniture
[29 hours old]: The service encourages customers to sell back furniture they no longer need in return for vouchers to spend in-store.

. UK supermarkets warn Brazil over Amazon land bill
[24 hours old]: Almost 40 UK companies say proposed laws could accelerate deforestation in the Amazon region.

. UK and India agree to let more young people in
[34 hours old]: Up to 3,000 18 to 30-year-olds a year to be allowed to work in each other's countries under a new deal.

. Pfizer expects Covid vaccine demand for years
[36 hours old]: The US drugs giant says demand for the vaccine is likely to be "durable" in a similar way to flu jabs.

. Cleaner's angry resignation note sparks flood of support
[37 hours old]: A cleaner for HSBC bank walked out after 35 years, leaving a note that has gone viral on Twitter.

. Huawei and ZTE left out of India's 5G trials
[22 hours old]: India has signalled a tighter approach to its mobile networks, which could affect Huawei and ZTE.

. Odeon to reopen most cinemas in May with new safety measures in place
[40 hours old]: Following rival Cineworld, Odeon plans to reopen sites with new safety measures in place.

. Bill and Melinda Gates agreed 'separation contract' before announcing divorce
[36 hours old]: The billionaire couple reportedly agreed how to divide their assets before announcing their divorce.

. Record mortgage borrowing as owners move or improve
[38 hours old]: Stamp duty holidays and low mortgage rates push borrowing to the highest levels since records began.

. Hospitality bosses lose court battle over indoor opening
[55 hours old]: The High Court has ruled in favour of the government in a battle over indoor reopening dates in England.

. HelloFresh sees meal kit demand surge as shift to online continues
[42 hours old]: The company gains three million customers in a year but continues to struggle with bottlenecks.

. Pandora says laboratory-made diamonds are forever
[46 hours old]: The world's biggest jeweller says it will no longer use mined diamonds in a bid to become more sustainable.

. People in problem debt get 60-day break scheme
[44 hours old]: The new system means people receiving debt advice can be shielded from interest and charges.

. £1bn UK-India trade deals will create 6,000 UK jobs, says PM
[38 hours old]: The deals will create new jobs in the health and tech sectors, Boris Johnson says.

. Investor Warren Buffett names Berkshire Hathaway successor
[48 hours old]: Company's vice-chairman Greg Abel will take over, but Mr Buffett has no plans to step aside.

. Bill and Melinda Gates divorce after 27 years of marriage
[41 hours old]: The billionaire couple, who jointly run a charity organisation, say they can no longer "grow together".

. Yahoo sold again in new bid to revive its fortunes
[61 hours old]: The internet trailblazer is sold as part of a bn deal that includes another pioneer, AOL.

. Vodafone using Google's cloud and AI to retain customers
[55 hours old]: Telcos are increasingly turning to machine learning, cloud and data analytics to boost revenues.

. Millions offered half price broadband from BT
[69 hours old]: Low-income customers will be offered more than 50% off a fibre broadband package from June.

. Rental market unusually uncertain, Nationwide says
[77 hours old]: The building society's buy-to-let arm says housing preferences shifted during the pandemic.

. Apple faces Epic Games in court
[77 hours old]: Epic’s antitrust lawsuit against the tech giant could decide the future of Apple's App Store.

. Food giants respond to worries over packaging
[53 hours old]: The phasing out of single-use plastics gathers pace with big companies adopting alternatives.

. Microchip shortage: Inside a factory racing to meet demand
[53 hours old]: Katie Silver tours a microchip factory in Singapore racing to meet demand amid a global shortage.

. My Money: 'It feels like a luxury to shop for non-essential items'
[77 hours old]: Social care worker Sarah takes us through her weekly spending as England's national lockdown lifts.

. 'More and more people don't want a traditional burial'
[77 hours old]: With cremations on the rise, firms now offer such things as turning your ashes into artificial reef formations or human compost.

. Why virtual away days may be here to stay
[172 hours old]: Firms have been holding away days online to boost morale and team sprit during the pandemic.

. eBay launches new trainer authentication scheme
[173 hours old]: A new authentication scheme is launching in the UK to help spot counterfeit trainers.

. CEO Secrets: Why crying can help you succeed in business
[196 hours old]: Tina Chen explains how it can be tough starting a business on your own in a new country.

. Electric cars: What will happen to all the dead batteries?
[221 hours old]: In the next 10 years millions of old electric car batteries will need to be recycled or discarded.

. Vegan butchers: Could one be opening on your high street?
[214 hours old]: Is the arrival of vegan butchers on high streets the logical next step in the fake meat trend?

. The salmon you buy in the future may be farmed on land
[245 hours old]: A giant fish farm in Florida is rearing salmon for the US market in a huge indoor facility.


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