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The UK's all-speech radio service is live with non-stop news and information updated throughout the day. After 8pm we bring you all the information you may have missed on the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, rolling until midnight.

We are now broadcasting on DAB Digital Radio in Glasgow and Portsmouth - if you live, work or visit these areas, you might need to perform a retune on your radio set before you can see us. We'll be adding more places soon.

We're the first radio station to offer a national rolling news format, bringing you today's headlines in 10 minutes, every 10 minutes. But we are still very much an experiment, taking the time to work on this unique format in the UK before making it more widely available.

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  • Radio.Net - now available on this platform as featured in Audi Cars
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23rd November, 10:44

Ice bucket challenge co founder dies aged 37

The co-founder of the viral “ice bucket challenge”, which has raised more than 200 million dollars (£150 million) worldwide for research into motor neurone disease, has died at the age of 37. Pat Quinn was diagnosed with motor neurone disease – known as Lou Gehrig’s disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in the US – in 2013, a month after his 30th birthday..
23rd November, 10:12

People should do their own Christmas risk assessment expert

People should decide for themselves whether it is safe to meet relatives at Christmas even if governments allow it, a public health expert has said. Professor Linda Bauld said that, with infection levels higher than we would wish across the UK, meeting indoors offers an opportunity for Covid-19 to spread and people could be particularly concerned for older relatives..
23rd November, 09:52

PM to outline post lockdown plan for strengthened tiers and a limited Christmas

Boris Johnson will set out plans for a strengthened three-tier system of coronavirus restrictions to replace the national lockdown in England and to pave the way for a limited relaxation at Christmas. The Prime Minister is to detail his winter strategy on Monday afternoon, with a proposal to deploy a major testing scheme in an attempt to win over rebels on the Conservative backbenches..