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Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2023 19:11:21 +0000
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Keir Starmer promises to build new towns and 1.5m homes
October 10, 2023, 6:25 PM
The Labour leader says he will "bulldoze through" the planning system in England if his party wins power.
Holly Willoughby quits This Morning after 14 years 'for me and my family'
October 10, 2023, 5:31 PM
The presenter had been absent from the ITV show since an alleged kidnap plot was revealed last week.
Keir Starmer speech disrupted as protester glitter-bombs Labour leader
October 10, 2023, 3:50 PM
A man is arrested after a protester demands electoral reform in a stunt at Labour's conference.
IMF and Treasury in row over gloomy UK forecast
October 10, 2023, 4:23 PM
The influential group rejects suggestions that its latest assessment of the UK economy is too downbeat.
Four British men freed after Afghanistan detention
October 10, 2023, 2:46 PM
The UK welcomes their release after they were held for allegedly breaking the country's laws.
Jimmy Savile: The Reckoning actor Steve Coogan praised but critics say drama adds little
October 10, 2023, 1:03 PM
His portrayal of the sexual predator is "chillingly" accurate but the show adds little, critics say.
Rwanda asylum system 'biased against genuine refugees' - UN
October 10, 2023, 5:35 PM
Lawyers for the United Nations' Refugee Agency issue a warning during a Supreme Court appeal hearing.
Warm weather delays early Christmas food sales
October 10, 2023, 11:14 AM
The unusually mild weather has led to fewer people buying Christmas puddings and seasonal biscuits.
Finland investigates suspected sabotage of Baltic-connector gas pipeline
October 10, 2023, 5:33 PM
It is still unclear what caused a leak on the Baltic-connector, which is shared with Estonia.
Partygate revelations destroyed trust in government, inquiry told
October 10, 2023, 2:11 PM
Ex-cabinet secretary says 'under no circumstances' should lockdown parties have taken place.
Bedbugs: Sadiq Khan reassures Londoners over France problems
October 10, 2023, 1:02 PM
Sadiq Khan says he does not think a bedbug infestation will spread to London's transport network.
Nearly 1,000 birds die after striking Chicago building
October 10, 2023, 5:17 PM
Hundreds of millions of birds die in building collisions across the United States each year.
Drone captures flock of sheep crossing US highway
October 10, 2023, 3:12 PM
Timelapse footage shows the animals moving like a murmuration of birds near the city of Othello, in Washington state, USA.
Holly Willoughby: What next for This Morning after presenter's exit?
October 10, 2023, 6:17 PM
The show could go on with new presenters, or ITV may take the opportunity to shake up the schedule.
'Super-shoes', tumbling world records and the race for a sub two-hour official marathon
October 10, 2023, 2:42 PM
Marathon world records are tumbling in the men's and women's races, though the main topic of conversation is not the athletes, but the role played by 'super-shoes'.
Pawnbroking loans soar: 'I used my wedding ring to pay for food and bills'
October 10, 2023, 8:51 AM
New loans from pawnbrokers have risen by 25%, as the cost of living weighs on struggling households.
Keith Richards: Arthritis changed my guitar-playing
October 10, 2023, 12:55 AM
The Rolling Stones star on re-learning his instrument, Lady Gaga, and going back on the road.
Marshall Islands: The last country on Earth without a national football team
October 10, 2023, 8:02 AM
The Marshall Islands are the last country on Earth without a national football team - but Englishman Lloyd Owers is at the forefront of attempts to change that.
Libya floods: The flawed response that increased Derna death toll
October 10, 2023, 12:45 AM
The authorities made serious errors both before and after last month's tragedy in Derna, the BBC is told.
How to get rid of bedbugs and are they in the UK?
October 5, 2023, 12:34 PM
Although uncomfortable, bedbug bites are not typically dangerous and are often easily dealt with.
What interest rates mean for 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.
How to make cars less dangerous for pedestrians
October 9, 2023, 11:03 PM
New rules and tech could make cars safer for vulnerable road users like pedestrians and cyclists.
My landlord wanted to put the rent up 35% despite cap
October 9, 2023, 5:14 AM
Catherine Sheldon says she is now having to leave the property, with nowhere else to go that she can afford.
Five female MCs who changed hip-hop? Eve makes her choice
October 9, 2023, 1:09 AM
The history of hip-hop is dominated by men but a new BBC documentary sets out to correct the record.
Robert F Kennedy Jr is running for president as an independent. Who will vote for him?
October 9, 2023, 5:19 PM
Part of a famous Democratic dynasty, he will not win the White House but he could impact on who does.
The young Essex carers whose help equates to a full-time job
October 9, 2023, 5:06 AM
Charities say they have seen a "massive rise" in the number of young carers since the pandemic.
Adam Kay: Social media hides reality of parenthood, says writer and comedian
October 9, 2023, 12:53 AM
"I'm the idiot who failed to realise the realities," says the author of This is Going to Hurt.
Metro Bank: What's going on and is my money safe?
October 9, 2023, 9:03 AM
The bank has secured a rescue deal after reports it was looking to raise millions sent its shares plunging.
Man trains home cameras to help repel badgers and foxes
October 9, 2023, 11:16 PM
James Milward went high tech in his quest to stop the animals fouling in his Surrey garden.
Justin Timberlake and Tiger Woods hope to open St Andrews sports bar
October 10, 2023, 1:53 PM
The stars hope to turn a historic cinema in St Andrews into a luxury gastro pub with a golf simulator.
Watch: Could London get its own Vegas-style sphere?
October 10, 2023, 5:07 AM
With the Las Vegas Sphere going down a storm in the US, could one work in London?
Spain's Hermoso says image tarnished by Rubiales World Cup kiss
October 10, 2023, 2:55 PM
Spanish TV shows a statement to prosecutors where Jenni Hermoso says she felt clearly disrespected.
Warning AI industry could use as much energy as the Netherlands
October 10, 2023, 3:00 PM
A new study looks at the environmental impact of artificial intelligence if current trends continue.
Bird flu: Scientists see gene editing hope for immune chickens
October 10, 2023, 3:00 PM
Researchers have developed gene-edited chickens that are partially resistant to bird flu.
Nine-year-old boy sets Parkrun world record
October 10, 2023, 8:18 AM
Louis Robinett completed the 5km course in Poole in 17 minutes and 40 seconds.
Faux pas fireman's Beatles autographs sell for £7.4k
October 10, 2023, 9:34 AM
The signatures were obtained by a firefighter receiving his MBE on the same day as the band in 1965.
Frasier: Kelsey Grammer and Nicholas Lyndhurst reboot gets mixed response
October 9, 2023, 3:37 PM
Kelsey Grammer and Nicholas Lyndhurst star in a reboot of the sitcom, which ended 19 years ago.
Hamlet of Trevalga 'sells for £16m' after row over lord's will
October 9, 2023, 5:48 PM
Residents in Trevalga fear now being evicted and say a sale is against its late owner's wishes.
Nobel economics prize awarded to Claudia Goldin for work on women's pay
October 9, 2023, 1:02 PM
American Claudia Goldin is only the third woman to receive the prestigious economics prize.
Pressure on nature threatens many flowering plants with extinction
October 10, 2023, 3:37 AM
Almost half the world's known flowering plants could be threatened by extinction, scientists warn.
Bukayo Saka: Arsenal forward ruled out of England squad for October games
October 9, 2023, 5:15 PM
Arsenal forward Bukayo Saka is ruled out of England's games against Australia and Italy because of injury.
I lost 11 members of my family - Afghanistan earthquake victim
October 10, 2023, 4:51 AM
Entire villages were levelled after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck the province of Herat in Afghanistan.
President Biden interviewed over handling of classified files
October 10, 2023, 1:30 AM
President Biden has been interviewed by officials investigating classified files found in his home.
Chuck Feeney: Entrepreneur and philanthropist dies
October 10, 2023, 12:12 PM
The Irish-American businessman's foundation donated about $570m to causes in Northern Ireland.
Myanmar: 29 killed in artillery strike on camp for displaced people
October 10, 2023, 2:03 PM
The ruling military junta has been accused of carrying out the artillery strike in the north-east.
San Francisco: Man who crashed car into Chinese consulate shot dead
October 10, 2023, 7:40 AM
Police in San Francisco said the unidentified man was killed after officers arrived at the scene.
Police Scotland is institutionally racist, says new boss
October 9, 2023, 6:25 PM
Chief constable Jo Farrell intends to drive "an anti-discriminatory agenda" at Police Scotland.
Cricket World Cup 2023: England bounce back by thrashing Bangladesh as Dawid Malan hits century
October 10, 2023, 1:04 PM
England respond to defeat in their World Cup opener by comfortably beating Bangladesh by 137 runs in Dharamsala.
Euro 2028: Uefa confirms UK and Republic of Ireland as tournament hosts
October 10, 2023, 1:52 PM
The UK and Republic of Ireland will host the 2028 European Championship, Uefa confirms at a meeting in Switzerland.
Cricket World Cup 2023: Pakistan complete record World Cup chase to beat Sri Lanka
October 10, 2023, 5:40 PM
Pakistan superbly chase a World Cup record 345 to beat Sri Lanka in the game of the 2023 tournament so far in Hyderabad.
Eden Hazard retires: How former Real Madrid & Chelsea forward got stuck in 'miserable loop'
October 10, 2023, 3:32 PM
Eden Hazard was one of the best in the world at times - but could have been even better, says Spanish football writer Andy West.
Cricket World Cup 2023: Dawid Malan shines as England comfortably beat Bangladesh
October 10, 2023, 1:31 PM
Watch highlights as Dawid Malan's 140 sets up a comfortable 137-run victory for England over Bangladesh at the Cricket World Cup.
Ireland v New Zealand: Aaron Smith tells Irish to expect a 'totally different' All Blacks side
October 10, 2023, 3:51 PM
Scrum-half Aaron Smith tells Ireland to expect a "totally different" All Blacks side in Saturday's World Cup quarter-final to the one they faced last summer.
Supernova festival: Facing gunman was pure terror, says survivor
October 10, 2023, 5:25 AM
Noa Beer says she feared for her life when militants opened fire at Israel's Supernova festival.
Hamas hostages: Who are the people taken from Israel?
October 10, 2023, 3:30 PM
From elderly grandparents to young children, these are the people known to have been taken captive.
Israel-Gaza attacks: Parents scared as Jewish schools' security increases
October 10, 2023, 4:28 PM
They speak of police patrols, cancelled trips and no school blazers as fears for their children grow.
Watch: Rockets and gun fights - A look inside Israel and Gaza
October 10, 2023, 9:39 AM
Since Hamas attacked Israel on Saturday, more than 1,700 people have been killed in shootings and air strikes.
Hamas hostages: 'The terrorists have her and her babies'
October 10, 2023, 1:47 PM
Yossi Sneider says his cousin and her two children were taken from their home in southern Israel.
People struggle to leave Israel as flights book up
October 10, 2023, 4:23 PM
One travel agent says he has been "inundated" with calls from people trying to get flights back to the UK.
What we know about British victims in Israel
October 10, 2023, 9:00 AM
Jake Marlowe is among those who are missing and the family of Dan Darlington believe he is dead.
Supernova festival: How massacre unfolded from verified video and social media
October 10, 2023, 4:02 PM
The footage that shows joy turning to horror at an Israeli music festival in the desert.
Why did it take Israel so long to deal with Hamas's attack from Gaza?
October 9, 2023, 4:44 PM
It took two full days for Israel to clear Hamas fighters from its land - and some are asking why.
Did Iran support plan for attack on Israel?
October 9, 2023, 5:21 PM
Iran has long backed Hamas, and questions are being asked about its role in the militant group's attack on Israel.
Gaza: 'I wish I could be a normal child living with no war'
October 9, 2023, 4:02 PM
Children in Gaza have been expressing their longing for an end to the air strikes.
Israelis, united in shock, rally behind war to punish Hamas
October 9, 2023, 4:12 PM
The country is adjusting to a new reality as the conflict enters uncharted territory
No electricity, food, water or gas for Gaza, says Israel
October 9, 2023, 8:27 PM
Israel has announced a "complete siege" on the Strip in response to Saturday's attacks.
Hamas Israel attacks: The international victims of the assault on Israel
October 10, 2023, 8:29 AM
A number of those identified as dead or missing since Hamas launched attacks on Israel are from overseas.
Watch: Moment explosion goes off during BBC interview
October 9, 2023, 3:04 PM
Abdelkader Hammad is a surgeon currently stuck in Gaza, and was speaking to the BBC when two explosions went off in the building next door.
What is Hamas, what is happening in Israel and Gaza Strip, and other questions
October 10, 2023, 3:52 PM
We explain the background to the militant group, the scale of their attack on Israel and what could happen next.
Chris Mason: Cautious Labour dares to believe it can win
October 10, 2023, 8:09 AM
The party has a understated confidence but shadow ministers also want a clear a vision to sell.
Labour conference: Six takeaways from Keir Starmer's speech
October 10, 2023, 6:02 PM
Glitter, being a builder, bashing Sunak - what did the Labour leader say in his speech?
Inside a Labour election rally: It's buzzing - up to a point
October 10, 2023, 7:09 AM
Party activists in Liverpool are daring to dream about victory, but caution is never far away.
Watch: What's the mood at conference?
October 10, 2023, 5:07 AM
The BBC's Ione Wells conveys the atmosphere at Labour party conference ahead of Keir Starmer's speech.
Profile: Keir Starmer hoping for keys to No10
September 6, 2023, 12:29 PM
A profile of the former lawyer hoping to return his party to power after 13 years in opposition.
Labour conference votes to nationalise energy
October 9, 2023, 5:40 PM
Despite the vote Labour leadership say proposals will not be in the next manifesto.
What is the UK inflation rate and why is it so high?
October 10, 2023, 11:14 AM
The rate at which prices are rising has fallen but remains well above the 2% inflation target.
What is GDP and how is it measured?
September 13, 2023, 8:54 AM
A basic guide to how the economy is measured and why that calculation matters.
What is a recession and how could it affect me?
September 13, 2023, 11:04 AM
Britain's economy is predicted to shrink in 2023 but is not expected to fall into recession.
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?
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.
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.
Six tips for getting a job if you're over 50
March 16, 2023, 11:05 AM
Recruiters and charities give their advice for anyone wanting to get back into work.
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?
Cheaper train tickets: Five ways to save money
August 16, 2023, 8:56 PM
As rail fares increase, we find the ways passengers can keep journeys as cheap as possible.

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