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  1. Video content

    Video caption: David Attenborough records ship's announcements

    Not only has he given his name to the UK's new polar ship but Sir David has also lent his voice.

  2. South Yorkshire tier 3 restrictions: What we know now

    High alert sign

    With South Yorkshire set to move into tier three - very high alert - coronavirus restrictions at the weekend, this is what we know now:

  3. University's Old Joe getting overhaul

    Parts of the world’s tallest freestanding clock tower are going to be taken away and cleaned this week.

    The clock

    Old Joe, which has stood at the heart of the University of Birmingham since 1905, is being serviced this week, the university said.

    Once the parts have been refurbished they will be refitted in the coming months.

  4. Analysis: South Yorkshire looks ahead to new restrictions

    James Vincent

    Political Editor, BBC Look North

    We all knew it was coming, but I was still surprised when the announcement leapt into my inbox at 09:02 this morning.

    Shoppers in Sheffield

    Over a million people in South Yorkshire are to go into tier three of the coronavirus alert system on Saturday. It was at that point the phone started ringing. It hasn’t stopped yet...

    Agreed - or imposed? It depends on who you talk to. It has been signed off by South Yorkshire, but it doesn’t mean all the leaders here are happy about how it happened.

    Chris Read, the Rotherham Council leader, is more angry than I’ve ever seen him. He says it wasn’t a negotiation at all - just the government telling South Yorkshire what it was prepared to offer. His point is: if that was the case why not do it a week earlier?

    A sign in Sheffield

    Miriam Cates, the Conservative Penistone and Stocksbridge MP, says it’s a fair deal and heaped praise on Labour Mayor Dan Jarvis. It was similar to the way the government gave the Liverpool City Region mayor plaudits for agreeing a deal there.

    We’re all digesting how it will affect us day-to-day. There will be people trying to work out how to run their businesses, provide childcare and take care of their mental health.

    Whichever way you see it - agreed or imposed - we’re there now. A review is coming in 28 days but there is no magic number for when an area goes in or out of tier three.

    People in South Yorkshire will be asked to bear the toughest restrictions, without knowing when they’ll end.

  5. Video content

    Video caption: Sadiq Khan on Boris Johnson's Tfl 'bankrupt' claim

    The Mayor of London is “not willing to accept” extending the capital’s congestion change, “regressive” council tax hikes and fare rises above inflation.