Vaccine manufacturers have expressed confidence that they will be able to rapidly adapt their jabs if the Omicron variant spreads.
So the new variant has a name, but we've no idea about its reputation.
A man has died after his car was hit by a falling tree in Northern Ireland as Storm Arwen batters the UK with strong winds.
The first victim of Wednesday's tragedy in the Channel has been named as Mariam Nouri Hamadameen, a 24-year-old Kurdish woman from northern Iraq.
Police investigating the murder of a 12-year-old girl in Liverpool city centre are going to review hundreds of hours of CCTV in an attempt to find out what happened.
Vets and farmers have made the "soul-destroying" move of carrying out abortion procedures on pigs because they have "run out of alternatives".
An Afghan woman who achieved international recognition after a striking photograph of her was featured on the cover of National Geographic is starting a new life in Italy.
Richard Madeley is "gutted" that he cannot return to I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! - but says he feels "fit as a fiddle".
Stephen Sondheim - the composer and lyricist behind some of the world's best-known musicals - has died aged 91.
The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) is warning that waiting times have trebled as the country battles the highest COVID infection rate in the UK.