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Travel & transport from BBC stories as at 05:55 26 Jul 2021
- Flooded London hospitals ask patients to stay away
[2 hours old]: Torrential rain saw severe flooding in homes, roads and tube stations in parts of London on Sunday.

* New Zealand to allow IS-linked mother to be repatriated
[1 hours old]: Permission for a mother and her children to travel was not taken lightly, NZ prime minister says.

. Tokyo Olympics: Anna Kiesenhofer wins shock road race gold with GB's Lizzie Deignan 11th
[18 hours old]: Austria's Anna Kiesenhofer launches a remarkable solo breakaway to win road race gold on her Olympic debut, as Britain's Lizzie Deignan finishes 11th.

. The EU vaccine 'passport' and what it means for travel
[300 hours old]: An EU vaccine "passport" is being introduced, enabling holders to prove they have been jabbed.

. What are the rules for travelling to green, amber and red list countries?
[157 hours old]: Fully jabbed adults don't have to self-isolate after visiting amber-list countries - except France.

. What are the travel rules for Spain, Portugal, Malta and other holiday hotspots?
[229 hours old]: What you need to know about going to Portugal, Spain, Greece, France, Malta, Italy and Turkey.

. Rail services face cuts as staff self-isolate
[64 hours old]: Operators say they may have to run fewer trains as more employees are hit by the "pingdemic".

and in other news ...

* Adam Peaty wins GB's first gold of Tokyo Games
[1 hours old]: Adam Peaty writes his name into the history books once again as he wins 100m breaststroke gold in Tokyo to become the first British swimmer to defend his Olympic title.

- Coronavirus infections continue to fall in UK
[2 hours old]: But any rise in cases linked to the 19 July unlocking is unlikely to show up in the daily data just yet.

- Covid: Fauci says US heading in wrong direction as cases rise
[9 hours old]: President Joe Biden's top medical adviser says cases are rising in areas with low vaccination rates.

- Speakers' Corner: Woman attacked with knife
[6 hours old]: The 39-year-old was taken to hospital after the attack in London's Hyde Park, police say.

* Migrant boats getting bigger, says Home Office
[0 hours old]: Some 378 people crossed the Channel on Sunday, after record numbers made the journey last month.

- Scottish climber Rick Allen dies in K2 avalanche
[11 hours old]: The 68-year-old was attempting a new route on the world's second highest mountain.

- Tunisia PM sacked after violent Covid protests
[2 hours old]: Protesters clashed with police as they demanded the government be dismissed over Covid failings.

- Man, woman and boy die in Loch Lomond incident
[14 hours old]: The deaths near Ardlui are among six water-related fatalities in Scotland over the past three days.

- Senior doctors in England to be consulted on NHS pay offer
[4 hours old]: The BMA doctors' union says the 3% pay rise offer for NHS staff in England is "bitterly disappointing".

- Climate change: Researchers begin discussions on vital report
[5 hours old]: A two-week virtual negotiation begins on the most critical climate change report since 2013.

* The Papers: Cases fall as jabs 'turn tide' and unions fight testing plan
[1 hours old]: A sustained fall in UK cases for the first time out of lockdown is among the stories leading the papers.

- Deadly street protests over Iran water shortages
[5 hours old]: Khuzestan is one of the country's hottest regions, where temperatures can reach 50C.

- The new surgical tool inspired by a wasp
[5 hours old]: The device avoids clogging by using friction instead of suction, similar to the way a parasitoid wasp lays its eggs.

- The repair team preserving an 18th Century home
[4 hours old]: Meet the people who work to keep Dennis Severs' 18th Century house in Spitalfields open.

- The repair shop trying to fix throwaway culture
[4 hours old]: A social enterprise has opened up shop in Glasgow to encourage communities to repair and reuse their possessions.

- Unesco adds Madrid's Paseo del Prado and Retiro Park to heritage list
[8 hours old]: The famous Paseo del Prado and Retiro Park are symbols of the Spanish capital's history.

- Rockslide destroys bridge in northern India
[12 hours old]: It was one of several landslides in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday.

- Meteor wows Norway after blazing through night sky
[14 hours old]: The meteor is believed to have landed in a forest after flashes of light were seen across Norway.

- Afrobeats in Japan: British-Nigerian hip hop dancer teaching children how to dance
[5 hours old]: Yinka Oshiletu, a British-Nigerian hip hop dancer is bringing Afrobeats sounds to Japan's young dancers.

- Could Covid vaccine be taken as a pill?
[5 hours old]: Researchers are looking at easier ways for people to get the vaccine, including via inhalers and tablets.

- Tokyo Olympics: One athlete braved sharks and crocodiles
[5 hours old]: Training for the Olympics can be a full-time job but Jo Brigden-Jones has combined it with much more.

- Why remote working leaves us vulnerable to cyber-attacks
[5 hours old]: Experts warn working from home has led to complacency over security protocols

- Covid-19: Recent claims about cremations and vaccines fact-checked
[5 hours old]: Debunking claims shared widely on social media about cremations in the UK and US vaccine statistics.

* Tokyo Olympics: Naomi Osaka, Garbine Muguruza, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova into third round of women's singles
[1 hours old]: Japan's Naomi Osaka cruises into the third round of the Tokyo Olympics women's singles with a 65-minute victory over Viktorija Golubic.

- Parkinson takes 4-9 in Originals win but Stokes criticises 'horrific' wicket
[9 hours old]: Matt Parkinson bamboozles Birmingham Phoenix with a sensational spell of leg-spin bowling to give Manchester Originals their first win of The Hundred.

- Hugo Millan: Spaniard, 14, dies after crash at MotorLand Aragon
[11 hours old]: Hugo Millan, a 14-year-old motorbike rider, has died after crashing at a race in Spain.

* Adam Peaty: Watch emotional interview with Team GB gold medal winner at Tokyo Olympics
[1 hours old]: Watch Adam Peaty react to wining his second Olympic gold with victory in the 100m breaststroke at Tokyo 2020.

- Dominant Wright thrashes Van den Bergh to win World Matchplay
[6 hours old]: Peter Wright claims his first World Matchplay title as he thrashes defending champion Dimitri van den Bergh in Blackpool.

- 'We know they are coming' - Lions lock Itoje wary of South Africa response
[7 hours old]: Maro Itoje warns his British and Irish Lions team-mates to take heed of previous tours and expect a strong response from South Africa on Saturday.

- Watch: Peaty powers home in 100m breaststroke
[2 hours old]: Watch Adam Peaty create history by becoming the first British swimmer to retain an Olympic title with gold in the 100m breaststroke at Tokyo 2020.

- Tokyo Olympics: Boat causes false start in men's triathlon
[5 hours old]: Watch the bizarre moment a boat holds up the start of the triathlon at the Toyko 2020 Olympics.

* Watch: Coach's celebration as Titmus beats Ledecky
[0 hours old]: Watch the wild celebrations of the coach to Australian swimmer Ariarna Titmus after she wins a thrilling 400m freestyle gold at the Tokyo Olympics.

- Tokyo Olympics: Great Britain beat Canada convincingly in opening rugby sevens match
[3 hours old]: Great Britain's men begin their rugby sevens campaign with a convincing 24-0 win over Canada at the Tokyo Olympics.

- Tokyo Olympics: GB's Alex Yee wins silver in men's triathlon as Kristian Blummenfelt takes gold
[4 hours old]: Great Britain's Alex Yee wins silver in a punishing men's triathlon at the Tokyo Olympics as Kristian Blummenfelt of Norway claims gold.

- Tokyo Olympics: German women's gymnastics team wears full-body suits
[14 hours old]: Germany's gymnasts wear full-body suits in women's qualification at the Olympics as they continue their stand against the sexualisation of their sport.

- Tokyo Olympics: Oksana Chusovitina, 46, retires after eighth Olympics
[13 hours old]: After a record eighth Olympic Games, 46-year-old Oksana Chusovitina says goodbye to the sport she has loved since the age of seven.

- Tokyo Olympics: Adam Peaty breezes into 100m breaststroke final
[9 hours old]: Adam Peaty will aim to become the first British swimmer to retain an Olympic title when he competes in the 100m breaststroke final at 03:12 BST on Monday.

- Tokyo Olympics: Day-by-day guide to the key events, big stars and British medal hopes
[13 hours old]: Want to know what's happening when in Tokyo? Check out our comprehensive guide to all the action in Japan.

- Covid-19 in the UK: How many coronavirus cases are there 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.

- Covid: 'I earned less, but spent the same'
[5 hours old]: A new Couch to Financial Fitness programme aims to help people organise their finances post-pandemic.

* Tencent shares slide after Beijing crackdown on music rights
[0 hours old]: China's market watchdog said the technology giant broke the country's anti-competition rules.

- Government pingdemic response chaotic, say food supply firms
[13 hours old]: Supply firms are having to fight to keep food on supermarket shelves, an industry body warns.

and in other older news ...

. 'You'd walk out if your husband hit you - you can't when it's your child'
[29 hours old]: Parenting a violent child is a traumatic experience, and one that is often hidden from view.

. The experiences replacing closed High Street stores
[29 hours old]: Go-karts, bowling alleys and eateries have taken the place of closed retailers on the High Street.

. Excitement over wooden shipwreck found in Antigua's seabed
[29 hours old]: Historians believe the wreck found in Antigua to be the 1762 Beaumont, a French merchant ship.

. Sign up for the BBC Sport app
[957 hours old]: With latest scores and headlines sent straight to your device, personalisation and much more, ensure you have a great sporting life with BBC Sport.

. Tokyo Olympics medals table
[278 hours old]: Medals table for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

. Tokyo Olympics: Yuto Horigome wins first ever Olympic skateboarding gold
[22 hours old]: Watch as 22-year-old Yuto Horigome of Japan makes history by becoming the first Olympic skateboarding gold medallist.

. Tokyo Olympics: Australia set world record in women's 4x100m freestyle relay
[22 hours old]: Watch as the Australian women's 4x100 freestyle relay team set a new world record to win gold on day two of the Tokyo Olympics.

. Tokyo Olympics: Tunisia's Ahmed Hafnaoui wins gold, surfing and skateboarding debut & Jade Jones beaten
[23 hours old]: Watch key moments from the early events of day two at the Tokyo Olympics including a swimming shock, new sports taking centre stage and heartbreak for Jade Jones.

. Two-time champion Jones loses in Olympics first round
[25 hours old]: Watch the final moments as two-time champion Jade Jones loses in her first match at the Tokyo Olympics to Kimia Alizadeh of the Refugee Olympic Team.

. Tokyo Olympics: I beat an Olympian... when I was younger
[90 hours old]: Radio 1 Newsbeat speaks to people who can boast they once beat some of the current Team GB.

. Tokyo 2020: Top 10 days for Team GB at the Olympics
[159 hours old]: BBC Sport selects the top 10 unmissable days for Team GB fans at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

. GB's defending champion Whitlock set to make pommel final
[41 hours old]: Great Britain's defending champion Max Whitlock reaches the pommel horse final at the Tokyo Olympics with a score of 14.900.

. Tokyo Olympics: First gold of Games goes to China's Yang Qian in shooting
[46 hours old]: Chinese shooter Yang Qian wins the first gold of the Olympics but has to sing her anthem behind a mask and hang her own medal round her neck.

. Tokyo Olympics: BBC TV schedule, radio and online coverage - times and channels
[35 hours old]: Full listings and coverage channels for the Tokyo Olympics across BBC TV, BBC iPlayer, BBC radio and online.

. Tokyo Olympics: Table tennis 12-year-old Hend Zaza, gymnast Zou Jingyuan and 3x3 basketball - best moments
[46 hours old]: Watch some of the best moments from the opening events of the Tokyo Olympics including a 12-year-old table tennis player and debut of 3x3 basketball.

. Tokyo Olympics: Syria's Hend Zaza, 12, is out, but hopes to inspire others
[47 hours old]: Youngest Olympian Hend Zaza, the 12-year-old Syrian table tennis star, wants to inspire others despite losing 4-0 in the preliminary round.

. Tokyo 2020: How well do you know Olympic sports lingo?
[264 hours old]: Ever heard of a guppy hold? Know which sport would see a pancake used? Test how good your knowledge of Olympic lingo is.

. Polly Swann: Olympic rower on working the wards, training in her shed & unfinished business
[94 hours old]: BBC Scotland speaks to Olympic rower Polly Swann on juggling training for Tokyo with working in a surgical ward in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

. Tokyo Olympics: Watch best opening ceremony moments in two minutes
[60 hours old]: Watch all the best bits from the Tokyo 2020 opening ceremony - including the best of the athletes' entrances and the lighting of the iconic Olympic flame by Naomi Osaka.

. Team GB athletics - who are the medal hopes?
[598 hours old]: Who are Great Britain's big hopes and long shots to get on the podium in Tokyo? London 2012 Olympian and former world silver medallist Hannah England gives her view...

. Long Covid: What is it and what are the symptoms?
[233 hours old]: New research links as many as 200 different symptoms to the condition.

. Covid: What do under-30s need to know about the vaccine?
[85 hours old]: All over-18s can now get the Covid jab, but the government has criticised take-up among young people.

. Covid: Who has to self-isolate, which workers are exempt and what if I'm fully vaccinated?
[46 hours old]: A small number of named employees in key sectors will be exempt from some rules

. Covid vaccines: How fast is progress around the world?
[65 hours old]: Charts and maps tracking the progress of Covid vaccination programmes.

. Covid vaccine: How many people in the UK have been vaccinated so far?
[84 hours old]: The progress made in vaccinating the country's adult population, as more than 46 million people have received at least one dose.

. Covid: Which children are being vaccinated and why?
[157 hours old]: Hundreds of thousands of children at higher risk from coronavirus infection will be offered a Covid vaccine in the UK.

. Coronavirus: How does the NHS test-and-trace system and app work?
[67 hours old]: The contact tracing app could be changed to make it less sensitive, so it sends fewer alerts.

. Care homes worst hit by Covid – search the data
[108 hours old]: Figures from Care Quality Commission lay out the pandemic's 'devastating impact' on care homes in England.

. Covid map: Coronavirus cases, deaths, vaccinations by country
[65 hours old]: Key maps and charts explaining how the virus has spread around the world.

. What are the rules and guidance for face masks and coverings from 19 July?
[163 hours old]: Masks are no longer compulsory in England, but remain necessary in Scotland and Wales.

. Tokyo Olympic Games: When are they and how will Covid affect them?
[63 hours old]: The Tokyo Summer Olympics have begun, despite a surge in Covid cases in Japan.

. Covid symptoms: Is it a cold or coronavirus?
[1002 hours old]: With similar symptoms, deciding whether or not you need to get tested for coronavirus can be tricky.

. Covid rules from 19 July: What has changed?
[85 hours old]: Major changes to lockdown rules have taken effect in England and Scotland, but some restrictions remain.

. Covid: Why is social distancing coming to an end?
[236 hours old]: Social distancing rules are changing across the UK.

. Covid: When will I get the vaccine?
[135 hours old]: Vaccine experts recommend that a limited group of children should be offered Covid jabs ahead of winter.

. 'Covid passports': How can the NHS Covid Pass prove I've had both jabs?
[156 hours old]: Clubbers and people attending mass events in England will have to prove they've had both Covid jabs.

. Beta coronavirus variant: What is the risk?
[136 hours old]: There are fears that this version of coronavirus, first identified in South Africa, is

. Covid-19: Five ways to avoid catching the virus indoors
[283 hours old]: As social distancing restrictions end in England and ease in Scotland, good ventilation remains vital.

. Coronavirus cure: What progress are we making on treatments?
[782 hours old]: Medical teams around the world are learning which medicines work best against Covid.

. Daily tests not self-isolation for police, fire, borders, transport and freight staff
[33 hours old]: Police, fire, borders and transport staff are now eligible in England, with 200 new test centres promised.

. Covid: The holidaymakers having to self-isolate abroad
[54 hours old]: Some holidaymakers who tested positive for Covid while abroad are having to stay and self-isolate.

. Covid: Food exemption scheme delayed until Monday
[55 hours old]: Iceland warns the move will not solve the issue of staff shortages in supermarkets themselves.

. Rural vacuum for getting hold of cash
[67 hours old]: People living in rural areas have less chance of withdrawing or depositing cash nearby, research finds.

. Covid: New testing plan will not work, warn firms
[59 hours old]: Industry body the CBI criticises government plans that allow some key staff to bypass the NHS Covid app.

. Firm fined £2.6m for claiming clothes prevent Covid
[67 hours old]: Australian activewear company Lorna Jane is branded "exploitative" and "predatory" by a judge.

. People splash out on food and drink for Euro 2020
[67 hours old]: Retail sales rose by 0.5% as millions stocked up on food and drink to watch the football tournament.

. India Zomato: Shares of food delivery app soar on market debut
[70 hours old]: The firm's stock exchange listing sets the pace for other start-ups that are thriving in the pandemic.

. Didi shares fall on reports China is planning penalties
[73 hours old]: The ride-hailing giant's shares are now down by more than 25% since their New York market debut last month.

. How global conferences are using tech to stay in business
[101 hours old]: Moving events online kept the industry going during the pandemic and now they're here to stay.

. Heatwave: The worst jobs to have when temperatures soar
[105 hours old]: Not all jobs are equal when it comes to working in extreme heat, but which are the worst?

. Is there a solution to the hospitality staff crisis?
[126 hours old]: Aside from Covid and Brexit, are there other reasons for the shortage of hospitality workers?

. CEO Secrets: 'Four-day weeks are good for business'
[117 hours old]: CEO Joe Munns says giving his workers a three-day weekend makes them happier and more productive.

. The little tech firm gunning for an airspeed record
[149 hours old]: Electroflight has built the E-NXT which it hopes will break the electric airspeed record.

. Using plastic waste to help solve sand shortages
[173 hours old]: With construction sand in short supply crushed plastic is being used as an alternative.

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