Mars landing: Photo shows Perseverance rover during landing

Nasa releases an astonishing image of its new Mars robot taken just moments before touchdown.

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Mars landing: Devon textiles firm created parachute fabric

Manufacturers Heathcoat is responsible for ensuring the rover had a “soft landing” on arrival.

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Covid-19: Sadiq Khan receives first vaccination

Sadiq Khan urges Londoners to get vaccinated against Covid-19 after receiving his first dose.

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Mars landing: Busy days ahead for Nasa’s Perseverance rover

Space agency engineers begin the process of commissioning their new robot rover on the Red Planet.

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Rocks: Drama starring schoolgirls wins British Independent Film Awards

Rocks, which cast unknown schoolgirls, wins five prizes at the British Independent Film Awards.

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Covid-19: Number of coronavirus-related deaths falls for third week

Nisra says coronavirus was recorded on 2,673 death certificates in total by 12 February.

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Uber drivers are workers not self employed, Supreme Court rules

Long running court battle ends with ruling ride hailing app drivers are workers not self-employed.

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It’s A Sin: The real women who cared

The women who helped friends and relations in the Aids crisis when the disease was still a taboo.

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Covid-19: Swann downplays easing of restrictions for Easter

Northern Ireland’s Health Minister Robin Swann says the executive will “follow the data, not dates”.

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NatWest sets aside £3.2bn to cover bad loans

The bank sinks to a loss but will resume dividend payments to shareholders

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Missing fisherman: Body of Robert Morley identified

The 38-year-old’s body was found on the coast near Bexhill in December after the Joanna C capsized.

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Covid: Sir Billy Connolly receives second ‘wee jab’

The 78-year-old Scottish comedian received his second dose of Covid vaccine near his home in Florida.

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Japan’s economy shrinks 4.8% in 2020 due to Covid

The disappointing figure comes despite surging growth in the second half of the year.

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Covid: New phase begins after first vaccine target hit in England

The rollout extends to over-65s and at-risk groups, as England and Wales say they met their target.

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Gordon Ramsay ‘needed room to breathe’ on new game show

The TV chef discusses his new BBC game show and how restaurants are coping in lockdown.

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Solving Covid easy compared with climate – Bill Gates

Solving global warming would be “the most amazing thing humanity has done”, says the billionaire.

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Computer says go: Taking orders from an AI boss

As artificial intelligence systems get more prevalent, some of us already have computers as managers.

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Decimalisation and the coin you really want to find in your change

To mark 50 years since decimalisation in the UK, an expert from The Royal Mint highlights recent coins of interest.

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Crown Resorts chief Ken Barton resigns amid money laundering scandal

Ken Barton steps down in the wake of allegations of money laundering within the Australian casino chain.

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala set to be first African boss of WTO

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is set to be the first African and female boss of the World Trade Organization.

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