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Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2023 18:16:23 +0000
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Five alleged Russian spies appear in London court
September 26, 2023, 5:34 PM
Five Bulgarians were charged after a UK counter-terror investigation uncovered an alleged Russian spy ring.
Canada's Speaker Anthony Rota resigns after Nazi in parliament row
September 26, 2023, 6:14 PM
Anthony Rota resigns after unwittingly praising a 98-year-old Ukrainian who fought for a Nazi unit.
Vapes '95% safer' than cigarettes messaging backfired
September 26, 2023, 4:00 PM
The messaging around vaping may be driving children and teens to take up the habit, says expert.
'France takes us for idiots' - Inside coup-hit Niger
September 26, 2023, 2:42 PM
The BBC gains access to the West African country which is among the world's most deadly for jihadist attacks.
David Walliams sues company behind Britain's Got Talent
September 26, 2023, 4:47 PM
Walliams files a High Court case against the show's production company following his exit as a judge.
Lib Dem leader Ed Davey pledges two-month cancer treatment guarantee
September 26, 2023, 4:12 PM
The Lib Dem leader launches an all-out attack on the Tories' NHS record in his conference speech.
Motorcyclist fined after fireball Cambridge car crash
September 26, 2023, 3:54 PM
Video captures the moment a motorcycle burst into flames after a collision with a car.
Shrinkflation strikes again as Galaxy chocolate gets smaller
September 26, 2023, 4:46 PM
Mars says making the bar smaller was "necessary" because of higher costs such as raw materials.
Viktor Sokolov: Russian video 'shows Black Sea fleet commander alive'
September 26, 2023, 2:16 PM
Ukraine is "clarifying" its recent reports that Russia's Admiral Sokolov died in a missile attack on Friday.
I've had physical threats over new 20mph law, says Drakeford
September 26, 2023, 3:48 PM
First minister reveals that he's received threats to his physical safety over Wales' new 20mph law.
Nagorno-Karabakh: Fuel depot blast kills 20 as refugee count rises
September 26, 2023, 5:41 PM
Officials say 290 people have been taken to hospital with dozens in a critical condition.
Chris Mason: Davey pounds Tories in election warm-up speech
September 26, 2023, 2:32 PM
Sir Ed Davey makes it clear who the Lib Dems are targeting at the general election - but will it work?
How train cancellation turned into 'insane odyssey' followed on social media
September 26, 2023, 2:46 PM
James Nokise describes a "surreal trauma" that began when his London to Edinburgh train was halted mid-journey.
Eyerolls and groans from UAW strikers at Biden and Trump visits
September 26, 2023, 6:14 PM
Workers on the picket line say the visits may politicise the strike, and urge the rivals to stay away.
Ukraine: The soldiers who can’t leave the front line until the war is over
September 25, 2023, 11:08 PM
For Ukrainian troops, life on the front line is far from easy, as the BBC's Mark Urban witnessed up close.
Viral Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce clip leads to 'crazy 24 hours'
September 26, 2023, 3:24 PM
A journalist spotted the superstar leaving an American football game with one of the sport's top players.
How dangerous is vaping - and why the concern over young vapers?
September 12, 2023, 8:12 PM
Calls are growing for a ban on cheaper disposable vapes as it becomes more popular with youngsters.
Storm Agnes: What do you need to know?
September 26, 2023, 10:10 AM
The first named storm of the 2023-24 season is likely to bring some impacts from strong winds and rain.
Idris Elba: Actors in video games like Phantom Liberty is 'sign of the times'
September 26, 2023, 12:36 AM
Idris Elba, who stars in Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, sees a future where films and games converge.
David McCallum obituary: TV favourite from NCIS and The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
September 26, 2023, 7:50 AM
The suave Scot found fame in shows and films like The Man From U.N.C.L.E., The Great Escape and NCIS.
Punjab: India row after LGBTQ couple marry in Sikh temple
September 26, 2023, 12:20 AM
The marriage was solemnised by a priest in Punjab, with the couple performing all traditional rituals.
Breast cancer: The Asian survivors tackling taboo in the community
September 25, 2023, 11:48 PM
Asian women are being encouraged to push past cultural stigma and get checked for breast cancer.
'A story of absolute heroism': 80 years on from WW2 sabotage mission
September 26, 2023, 12:24 AM
In 1943, Operation Jaywick sent 14 men from Australia on a mission to sink Japanese ships in Singapore.
HS2: What is the route and why could part of it be cancelled?
September 25, 2023, 3:37 PM
The high-speed railway between London, the Midlands and North of England could be scaled back.
Metaverse: What happened to Mark Zuckerberg's next big thing?
September 25, 2023, 4:02 PM
Two years ago, the metaverse was billed as the next big thing - but many in the tech world have already moved on.
'Gargoyle' of council leader in planning row pops up on pizza shop
September 26, 2023, 2:39 PM
The council leader depicted in the sculpture says he finds the artwork "very amusing".
Teenagers in stolen vehicle lead police in Florida car chase
September 26, 2023, 11:09 AM
Video posted on social media shows the two suspects leading the police in a high-speed chase on a highway.
Chess grandmaster Hans Niemann denies using vibrating sex toy to cheat
September 26, 2023, 11:02 AM
Hans Niemann was accused of cheating after he beat Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen last September.
Zoleka Mandela: Nelson Mandela's granddaughter dies in South Africa at 43
September 26, 2023, 11:08 AM
She was well known for detailing her cancer treatment and being open about her past drug addiction.
Humans of New York's Brandon Stanton wades into India copyright row
September 26, 2023, 5:02 AM
Humans of Bombay, which follows the same format as the New York blog, is suing a similar Indian platform.
Scrapping HS2 link would be very stupid, says ex-rail chief
September 26, 2023, 12:36 PM
Former Strategic Rail Authority boss says cancelling the leg to Manchester would hurt other projects.
Iceland boss retracts HIV needle staff attack claim
September 26, 2023, 3:14 PM
Richard Walker says sorry for alleging shop workers contracted HIV from assaults with infected needles.
Met Police: London still facing armed officer shortage - Sir Mark Rowley
September 26, 2023, 1:22 PM
Sir Mark Rowley says disruption is continuing after hundreds of officers stepped back from firearms duties.
US actors' union members vote to authorise video game strike
September 26, 2023, 12:09 PM
The latest potential Hollywood strike relates to voice, motion capture and stunt work in video games.
First responder deaths from 9/11 illnesses equal number lost in attack
September 25, 2023, 8:21 PM
As many have now died from complications as died in the attacks, the Fire Department of New York says.
Aston Martin: Jessica Hawkins becomes first woman to test F1 car since 2018
September 26, 2023, 9:46 AM
Briton Jessica Hawkins says she "had to keep it secret for months" before testing Aston Martin's AMR21 in Hungary.
New images of 5,000-year-old Highland burial site
September 26, 2023, 11:08 AM
Carn Glas is Scotland's longest burial site of its kind and thought to be about 5,000 years old.
River Danube: Ukrainian captain jailed after fatal river tour boat crash
September 26, 2023, 8:06 AM
Twenty-five South Korean tourists died after a boat sank during a rainstorm on the River Danube.
The moment Philippines Coast Guard cuts China's floating barrier underwater
September 26, 2023, 9:39 AM
The Philippines says it has executed a "special operation" to remove a floating barrier in the South China Sea.
Sick days at work hit highest level for 10 years
September 26, 2023, 1:07 PM
Workers are taking more days off due to stress, Covid and the cost-of living crisis, research suggests.
Building firm wins battle with O2 over £10k fraud
September 26, 2023, 5:50 AM
Lisa Palmer says she was in tears while trying to explain the firm had fallen victim to scammers.
Newcastle Hospitals says computer error lost patient letters
September 26, 2023, 9:53 AM
The healthcare regulator seeks urgent assurances over patient safety at Newcastle Hospitals.
Adam Britton: British croc expert admits sexually abusing dogs
September 26, 2023, 4:42 AM
Adam Britton has pleaded guilty to 60 charges involving bestiality and child abuse material in Australia.
US-China rivalry spurs investment in space tech
September 25, 2023, 11:14 PM
The race to get back to the moon is fuelling US investment in private sector space firms.
Trudeau calls praise for Nazi-linked veteran 'deeply embarrassing'
September 25, 2023, 11:11 PM
A man who fought for the Waffen-SS was applauded in parliament during a visit by Ukraine's leader.
Watch: Ros Atkins on… How the HS2 plan changed over the years
September 26, 2023, 6:01 AM
The BBC’s analysis editor looks at the delays, spiralling costs and cuts affecting the proposed high speed rail line.
Spotify will not ban AI-made music, says boss
September 25, 2023, 11:33 PM
In a rare interview, Spotify boss Daniel Ek talks to the BBC about AI, regulation and Harry and Meghan.
Ben Duckett hits unbeaten century for England against Ireland before ODI is abandoned
September 26, 2023, 4:18 PM
Ben Duckett makes an unbeaten century but England are denied the chance to post a huge total as the third ODI against Ireland is abandoned because of rain.
Rugby World Cup quarter-final permutations: What England, Scotland & Ireland need to qualify
September 26, 2023, 11:54 AM
The World Cup pool stage is approaching its conclusion - here are the permutations from the remaining group games.
Cost of living: Five tips when asking for a pay rise
August 15, 2023, 10:33 AM
Recruiters, a manager and a workplace psychologist give their advice on how to negotiate for more money.
Food prices: How can I save money on my grocery shop?
July 31, 2023, 10:57 AM
The cost-of-living crisis continues to bite. Here are some things that can reduce the impact.
Renting: What are your rights as a tenant?
July 21, 2023, 9:03 AM
With one in five people now renting in the UK, it's important to understand your rights as a tenant.
First time home buyers: How much can I borrow?
May 12, 2023, 9:47 AM
With rents rising, more people are crunching the numbers to see if they can afford to buy.
Debt: What should I pay first and what can I do?
September 25, 2023, 11:59 AM
What help and options are available to people struggling with debt repayments?
How to get a job: Six expert tips for finding work
August 14, 2023, 4:03 PM
There are 10m people out of work in the UK, so if you're searching for a job you're not alone. Here are some tips on how to get started.
Five ways to save money on your packed lunch
September 18, 2023, 4:36 PM
Grabbing food on the go can be expensive so here are some top tips on making savings at lunchtime.
Fuel cost: How to save petrol and diesel
July 3, 2023, 1:01 PM
With weak competition adding to fuel prices, are drivers doing the right things to save money?
How to save money even when the budget is tight
September 23, 2023, 11:19 PM
The interest paid on savings is better than anything seen for years, so how can you save when bills are rising?
What is the UK inflation rate - and why is it so high?
September 21, 2023, 11:59 AM
The rate at which prices are rising has fallen but remains well above the 2% inflation target.
Rent increases: What you can do about a rise from your landlord
October 17, 2022, 10:42 PM
The BBC's Lora Jones tells you four things you can do, if your landlord asks for more money.
Mortgages: What happens if I am struggling to pay?
August 10, 2023, 12:44 PM
Many homeowners are worried about higher mortgage costs, but lenders must help those struggling.
What's happening to house prices - and could they crash?
August 1, 2023, 12:47 PM
How higher interest rates are changing the UK's housing market.
Interest rates: How the Bank of England's decision affects you and your money
September 22, 2023, 8:49 AM
The Bank of England has held interest rates at 5.25%, bringing a run of 14 consecutive rises to an end.
What to do if you're worried about your mortgage rate
August 3, 2023, 3:44 AM
Watch the BBC's Lora Jones tell you five things you can do about your mortgage, in a minute.
Mortgage calculator: how much will my mortgage go up?
July 12, 2023, 4:29 PM
Use our calculator to find out how much mortgage payments could go up for your household.
UK inflation rate calculator: How much are prices rising for you?
September 20, 2023, 6:17 AM
Use our calculator to find out how much the cost of living is going up in your household.
Train strikes: When is the next action happening?
September 25, 2023, 3:59 PM
Train drivers are set to strike again, and London Underground staff are also taking action.
Cost-of-living payments: Who is getting them and when?
September 19, 2023, 11:08 PM
Low-income households, pensioners and some disabled people will get extra help with energy bills.
Why inflation is falling but prices are still rising
July 19, 2023, 7:29 AM
We report this percentage every month but here are three things you may not know.
Rishi Sunak's five promises: What progress has he made?
September 20, 2023, 8:09 AM
In January the prime minister said five priorities should be used to hold his government to account.
What are my rights if my flight is cancelled or delayed?
August 29, 2023, 2:58 PM
Technical glitches have caused disruption at airports but passengers do have rights.
Could Rishi Sunak's green review threaten UK net zero?
September 20, 2023, 7:17 PM
The prime minister has rolled back some net zero policies, but says he's still committed to targets.
Electric cars quota remains despite petrol ban delay
September 21, 2023, 3:50 PM
Car makers will still have to ensure over a fifth of cars sold are electric from 2024.
Seven bins and Sunak's other net zero claims fact checked
September 21, 2023, 2:06 PM
We look at claims about seven bins, heat pumps and cutting emissions.
Rishi Sunak: Cars, boilers and net zero - key takeaways from PM's speech
September 20, 2023, 6:21 PM
The PM announces changes to his green approach, but says 2050 net zero targets will still be met.
Car makers split on decision to delay petrol ban
September 21, 2023, 8:02 AM
Some manufacturers have raised concerns that the move to 2035 could put drivers off switching to electric.
Then and now: How the PM shifted on green policies
September 20, 2023, 7:11 PM
Watch what the prime minister has said in the past, and what he's saying now.
What is net zero - and will the UK reach it?
September 20, 2023, 9:15 PM
The UK may weaken some key green commitments, despite its pledge to reach "net zero" by 2050.
Don't falter on green pledges, Boris Johnson urges Rishi Sunak
September 20, 2023, 3:05 PM
The PM's predecessor warns that firms cannot afford for ministers to lose "ambition" on climate goals.
Chris Mason: Sunak seeks to grab the agenda with green gamble
September 20, 2023, 3:27 AM
Sunak's mooted changes to net zero targets are far from tinkering at the edges, our political editor writes.
Rishi Sunak's green approach is pragmatic, says Suella Braverman
September 20, 2023, 11:49 AM
But the dilution of green policies has sparked anger among some Tories and opposition parties.

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