Statistician Sir David Spiegelhalter speaking to Andrew Marr highlighted that 10,000 unexplained deaths happened in the four week period between 28th of March and 24th of April and that a third of deaths in care homes are not being put down to covid
Max and Alicia Platt were in lockdown under 300 miles away (a nine hour drive) from the epicentre of the covid crisis Wuhan. Find out about their story, how China reacted to the pandemic and what Chinese people really think of bat soup
The government is using GPs to build ‘shielding groups’ – lists of people who are highly vulnerable to covid-19. Here a GP tells us what the shielding groups are and what it’s like trying to identify those that should be on it
Queues to get into supermarkets, toilet roll shelves still empty, here’s some footage over the Mothering Sunday weekend as Aberdeen becomes another city to fall to the coronavirus epidemic
Blaming the media may be too simplistic a conclusion in working out the reasons for Caroline Flack’s suicide while attacking the CPS could lead to a dangerous precedent
The BBC’s hysteria-driven need to move towards social media is a decade too late and dropping Victoria Derbyshire was a decade too soon. A look at the new wave of BBC cuts
With 450 jobs going at BBC News as well as the Victoria Derbyshire Show, Head of News Output Gavin Allen explains it’s all part of a plan to get more people coming to the BBC for their news. A summary of an interview he did with Newswatch about the cuts, is here.
News stories were decided upon by computers during the election campaign. Here BBC Labs Editor Robert McKenzie explains more about what automation means for journalism