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Face masks are "still better than nothing" when protecting against the new, more transmissible COVID-19 variant, says virologist Dr Julian Tang from @uniofleicester . Read more to see answers to your questions about face mask use and their impact:

🗣YOUR THOUGHTS: As the UK shuts its borders to South America, do you feel Face Masks provide enough protection from the new #Covid  variants? ✍️If you have any questions or concerns please let us know, as we'll be putting put them to a scientist later.

⚽️ It's official! @WayneRooney  is hanging up his boots after being appointed the new manager of Derby County. More to follow:

A further 157 people have died after testing positive for COVID-19 in hospitals in the Midlands. It brings the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 59,519.

The 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham may not go ahead, the leader of Birmingham City Council has admitted. It's as the virus continues to wreak havoc on the sporting schedule. The full story:

The Plough Inn in Cropwell Butler was fined £1000 after police found 4 people drinking around a table, watching TV with a member of staff.

Blog: top tips to help support children in the pandemic

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A mouse has been captured tidying up bits and bobs in a pensioner's shed. Stephen McKears from Gloucestershire says he couldn't understand how small metal items were returning to their box every night. So he set up a special night-time camera to find out ? ?

This is the touching moment binmen surprised their favourite customer with a 100th birthday cake ? leaving her crying tears of joy . Read more:

A D-Day veteran lost his war medals at a service station and is asking anyone who finds them to hand them back

Watch this to see an impressive way to spend lockdown... 🤩 85-year-old Violet Slater from Telford is on target with her football skills! 👏 🎥: Kodi Slater

BREAKING: Birmingham rapper Mist has been shot during a robbery in the Algarve in Portugal. Burglars are said to have broken into the villa the rapper was staying and he was shot in the leg. They allegedly took his passport, phones and jewellery. Mist remains in hospital.

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? Jess Phillips doesn't hold back! ? "Of course somebody like me could be the leader of the #Labour  party... ...We're going to have to do what needs to be done in the Labour Party and I'll absolutely be part of that solution" #ge2019 

Lidl say they're investigating after footage emerged of what appears to be a staff member beating a man with a leg of pork as he cycles down the street.

Police ask Twitter users to help find missing 9-week-old baby taken from Walsall

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