Covid-19: Traders hope shoppers return for Christmas after lockdown

Businesses hope for a positive few weeks before Christmas as they reopen after lockdown.

Sports Personality of the Year: Contenders revealed for 2020 BBC award

A shortlist of six contenders is announced for the 2020 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

Why is my area in a higher tier?

The government's new approach to determining tiers bundles together low- and high-rate local authorities.

Thieves 'will not ruin' Finley Hill's transplant anniversary

Finley Hill had a life-saving stem cell transplant in 2019 for his rare immune system disorder.

June Weatherman: 'Callous' fraudster stole from elderly hospital patients

'Relentless offender' June Weatherman stole purses, jewellery and photographs from vulnerable patients.

Premiership: Bristol Bears v Worcester Warriors (Sat)

Team news as Bristol Bears host Worcester Warriors in Saturday's Premiership fixture at Ashton Gate (15:00 GMT).

Electrician Paul Dance took own life after eye surgery

Paul Dance, who hated wearing glasses, "found his vision deteriorated" after corrective surgery.

Covid-19: Most of the West Midlands enters tier three

A swathe of areas in the region will be placed in tier three - the highest alert category.

Oscar Saxelby-Lee turns on Worcester Christmas lights

People in the city helped to raise £750,000 for the six-year-old to undergo cancer treatment abroad.

Hollie Doyle: Jockey named Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year

British jockey Hollie Doyle is named Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year for her memorable year in the saddle.

Christmas Covid rules: Who are you allowed to see?

Restrictions will be temporarily eased around the UK, but there are still rules about what you can do.

Covid vaccines: Who decides if they are safe?

Busting myths and explaining the facts around immunisation.

Jack Grealish: Aston Villa captain pleads guilty to careless driving

England and Aston Villa player Jack Grealish admitted to two incidents this year.

Covid-19: Droitwich card and gift shop flouts lockdown 'on principle'

The shop's owners say their business is essential as it sells icing and edible decorations.

Covid: How will I get a coronavirus vaccine?

Several vaccines are showing promise and one is already being reviewed by the UK regulator.

Girl, 10, hit by car in Bromyard has 'life-changing' injuries

The girl remains in hospital with serious injuries after she was hit in Herefordshire on Sunday.

Train crashed in Bromsgrove as driver 'distracted by Covid-19 texts'

A locomotive came off the tracks near Bromsgrove, in the path of an oncoming passenger train.

Premiership: Worcester Warriors v London Irish

Team news as Worcester Warriors host London Irish in Saturday's Premiership fixture at Sixways (15:00 GMT).

England Women v France Women: Laura Keates on dentistry and World Cup hopes

From World Cup winner 2014 to dental student, Laura Keates' career has taken some unexpected turns.

Coronavirus: Inside test-and-trace - how the 'world beater' went wrong

BBC News spoke to key government figures, scientists and health officials involved from the start.