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Rotherham child sexual abuse: Six men jailed

Fri, 16/11/2018 - 15:30
The men were convicted of a total of 22 offences including rape and indecent assault.

Poverty causing 'misery' in UK, and ministers are in denial, says UN official

Fri, 16/11/2018 - 15:27
A UN expert from Australia says he encountered "misery" as he spent 12 days touring the UK.

Handyman admits bludgeoning pensioner to death in her Romford home

Fri, 16/11/2018 - 14:30
Paul Prause called police claiming he found the 85-year-old dead at her Romford home on 15 May.

Publisher pulls plug on ShortList magazine

Fri, 16/11/2018 - 13:47
Free men's mag with 500,000 circulation ends print edition as publisher focuses on Stylist.

Gamekeeper was vegetarian for 18 years

Fri, 16/11/2018 - 13:39
Megan Rowland says she took up deer stalking to understand the process behind the food she eats.

Escaped ponies roam in rush hour Hellesdon traffic

Fri, 16/11/2018 - 13:24
The 30 animals got out of a locked field and were spotted roaming around Hellesdon, near Norwich.

No books loaned from Barrow Island library in a year

Fri, 16/11/2018 - 13:13
Eighteen books were technically "checked out" but they were by staff making sure the machine worked.

Liverpool and Scotland's Kenny Dalglish receives knighthood

Fri, 16/11/2018 - 13:06
The footballer and manager was honoured for "services to football, charity, and the city of Liverpool".

EE and Virgin Media fined £13.3m for overcharging customers

Fri, 16/11/2018 - 08:44
The companies overcharged phone and broadband customers leaving their contracts early, Ofcom says.

Theresa May under pressure after Gove rejects Brexit secretary job

Fri, 16/11/2018 - 08:25
Cabinet minister Michael Gove is considering whether to step down, it is understood, as the PM defends her Brexit deal.

Hockney painting breaks auction record for living artist

Fri, 16/11/2018 - 07:19
The price of Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) is the highest for a living artist.

Cheryl says she's been 'seeing someone' for anxiety for the past year

Fri, 16/11/2018 - 06:46
The singer told Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw that she's been getting help for the past year for anxiety.

'Bleeping' parrot sparks Daventry emergency call-out

Fri, 16/11/2018 - 06:26
Fire crews "amazed" by Jazz the parrot's alarm impression after an emergency alert.

Bristol artist creates giant Romeo and Juliet murals

Fri, 16/11/2018 - 05:21
Jasmine Thompson was commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company 'to attract diverse audiences'.

Blue plaque for Birmingham 'painting attack' suffragette

Fri, 16/11/2018 - 05:16
Bertha Ryland caused Birmingham's art gallery to be closed for six weeks following the 1914 attack.

Newspaper headlines: 'May fights on' amid Brexit deal resignations

Fri, 16/11/2018 - 05:08
The papers say the PM has vowed to carry on in the face of a backlash over her Brexit deal.

Whiston park murder suspect arrested

Fri, 16/11/2018 - 04:13
The arrest comes after the death of Peter Seeclear who had been camping in Stadt Moers Park, Whiston.

Greenpeace activist has 'no regrets' over New Zealand protest

Fri, 16/11/2018 - 01:52
Sara Howell swam in the path of the world's largest oil exploration vessel - but ended up in court.

Sophia Jex-Blake: The battle to be Scotland's first female doctor

Fri, 16/11/2018 - 01:00
Sophia Jex-Blake was a pioneer of women's education on her way to be Scotland's first female doctor.

Schools admit informally excluding pupils

Fri, 16/11/2018 - 00:45
A dozen schools have admitted informally excluding pupils at some stage last year, the BBC has learned.


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