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General election 2019: Under-30s question politicians in TV debate
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 23:36:11 GMT

The BBC Question Time debate also saw fiery exchanges on climate change, electoral reform and trust.

General election 2019: Boris Johnson criticised over reaction to sick boy image
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 18:34:58 GMT

The PM initially refused to look at the picture of the boy and took a reporter's phone away.

New Zealand volcano: Five dead and eight missing after eruption
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 22:19:00 GMT

Two British women are among the 31 people receiving treatment in hospital, says UK official.

Surgeons withdraw support for heart disease advice
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 22:05:35 GMT

European guidelines on a form of heart disease are under review, following a Newsnight investigation.

British power plant promises to go carbon negative
Tue, 10 Dec 2019 00:04:52 GMT

Drax, which generates 5% of UK power, says it will capture more carbon than it produces by 2030.

A third of hospitals 'increased parking charges'
Tue, 10 Dec 2019 01:13:36 GMT

Income from fees jumps 10% in a year, with hourly charges of up to £4 levied.

Grandmother killer whales boost survival of calves
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 21:51:44 GMT

The "grandmother effect" was even stronger with grandmothers that had gone through the menopause.

Refugees at 'increased risk' from extreme weather
Tue, 10 Dec 2019 00:49:08 GMT

Climate change could make the problem worse, multiplying the misery for displaced people.

Serial rapist Joseph McCann given 33 life sentences
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 15:42:51 GMT

Mr Justice Edis said he had no doubt McCann was "a threat to children" and "a paedophile".

Shante Turay-Thomas: Call handler 'made mistakes' over reaction death
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 19:18:45 GMT

Shante Turay-Thomas died after falling ill at her family home in Wood Green last year.

General election 2019: Johnson 'could look at' abolishing BBC licence fee
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 16:07:37 GMT

The prime minister questions whether funding the broadcaster out of general taxation "makes sense".

General election 2019: Brexit Party expels activists over racist remarks
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 22:13:12 GMT

A councillor and party official were filmed making the comments on the election campaign trail.

'Thomas Cook crash almost ruined my marriage proposal'
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 16:54:01 GMT

First, the tour firm's failure risked a surprise marriage proposal, now Corryn Banham is trying to get her money back.

The papers: 'Volcano horror' and 'war' over boy on A&E floor
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 23:53:38 GMT

Fears for Britons after the New Zealand eruption and a hospital election row lead the front pages.

Joe Biden's campaign trail across Iowa
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 23:42:50 GMT

The Democrat candidate and former vice-president has been travelling across Iowa to rally support.

Stockton's universal basic income scheme
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 23:16:31 GMT

Stockton in California is providing poor residents with a universal basic income, but could it work nationally?

The secrets of 'food porn' viral videos
Tue, 10 Dec 2019 00:04:13 GMT

Is the fashion for filming calorie-saturated food videos encouraging unhealthy eating?

Miss Universe 2019: 'May every little girl see their faces reflected in mine'
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 12:13:37 GMT

The 26-year-old from South Africa has been described as being "a proud advocate for natural beauty".

Poland's model gingerbread village lights up for Christmas
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 11:15:12 GMT

More than 30 artists and bakers in Poland create model houses, castles, people and working trains.

British stars nominated for Golden Globe awards
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 14:08:03 GMT

Rocketman's Taron Egerton and Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge are among those up for prizes.

Glenda Jackson 'shines' on TV return
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 11:42:31 GMT

The actress returns to our screens after 27 years away, portraying a woman with Alzheimer's disease.

Giffords Circus co-founder Nell Gifford dies
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 12:54:00 GMT

"Creative genius" Nell Gifford died from breast cancer on Sunday surrounded by her family.

Election battleground: Crewe & Nantwich
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 00:20:05 GMT

Two towns, one constituency. Traditionally, one votes Labour, the other Conservative but will Brexit change that?

Hong Kong protests: Six months of rage and desperation
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 00:53:06 GMT

Here are the most striking images from an unprecedented and historic few months in Hong Kong.

Restoring the theme park abandoned for 20 years
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 00:01:47 GMT

When it is re-opened, Berlin's Spreepark will have a focus on art, culture and nature.

'Perfect' Scotch whisky collection could be worth £8m
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 00:43:05 GMT

Nearly 4,000 bottles of rare whisky owned by a US businessman will go on sale in an online auction next year.

Billionaire John Caudwell goes head-to-head with Labour's John McDonnell
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 00:15:51 GMT

John Caudwell goes head-to-head with the shadow chancellor after he stated that nobody needs or deserves to be a billionaire.

White Island: The privately-owned New Zealand volcano that is always active
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 13:01:11 GMT

Experts explain the history of New Zealand's White Island and why tourists were there when it erupted.

Should children watch toy unboxing videos?
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 00:07:09 GMT

Millions of kids are watching toy unboxing videos in the run-up to Christmas. Should parents be concerned?

Brian Cox: Why I've been exploring our scientific past
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 01:17:39 GMT

The science broadcaster explains why he's been delving into the lives of some extraordinary scientists.

'I slept in a cupboard for three months'
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 00:07:51 GMT

Entrepreneur Mathias Mikkelsen was so desperate to get into a 'hacker house' he slept in a closet.

Ukraine: Paris talks with Russia aim to end eastern conflict
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 00:34:15 GMT

The first face-to-face talks between the leaders of Russia and Ukraine will take place in Paris.

General election 2019: What was England like at the last December poll?
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 00:06:11 GMT

The last UK general election to be held in December was in 1923. What were the issues for voters?

Universal credit claimants one year on
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 02:25:51 GMT

Many people are out of pocket after a five-week wait for their first benefit payment, charities say.

Group B Strep: ‘A common bug could have killed my baby’
Sun, 08 Dec 2019 00:30:53 GMT

A mother whose baby got meningitis because of Group B Strep says all pregnant women should be tested.

The Tiger Who Came To Tea: Judith Kerr story heads to TV
Sun, 08 Dec 2019 00:00:51 GMT

The Tiger Who Came To Tea heads for the small screen, 50 years after Judith Kerr's book was written.

Anthony Joshua: 'A silkier, hungrier performance'
Sun, 08 Dec 2019 11:07:29 GMT

The 'new' Anthony Joshua shows true courage with a lighter, silkier, and hungrier performance.

Seychelles: The island nation with a novel way to tackle climate change
Sun, 08 Dec 2019 00:32:19 GMT

The Seychelles has swapped 5% of its national debt for a cash injection to fight climate change and save its ocean.

Arsenal fight back at West Ham for first win under Ljungberg
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 23:03:06 GMT

Arsenal beat West Ham to end a winless run of nine games and gain their first victory under interim boss Freddie Ljungberg.

Russia banned for four years to include 2020 Olympics and 2022 World Cup
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 23:45:51 GMT

Russia is handed a four-year ban from all major sporting events - including the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics - by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Rory McIlroy: World number two turned down Saudi Arabia event offer
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 23:05:45 GMT

Rory McIlroy reveals that he will not be playing in next month's Saudi International despite being offered a large appearance fee.

Everton considering Shanghai SIPG's Pereira as manager
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 22:43:31 GMT

Shanghai SIPG coach Vitor Pereira is high on Everton's shortlist to succeed Marco Silva as manager.

Klopp prepared for Salzburg 'final' as Liverpool seek to reach last 16
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 19:46:16 GMT

European champions Liverpool need a point away at Red Bull Salzburg on Tuesday to be sure of a place in the Champions League last 16.

'How did you get pregnant? That's disgusting' - Grey-Thompson on pregnancy & disability
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 08:05:19 GMT

Ex-Paralympian Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson speaks to the BBC about the attitudes and issues she encountered during her pregnancy.

Terry McLaurin, Ryan Tannehill & Mike Williams all feature in NFL Plays of the Week
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 11:25:20 GMT

A stunning one-handed catch from Washington Redskins receiver Terry McLaurin and plenty of long-range touchdowns make up NFL Plays of the Week.

General election 2019: Question Time under-30s fact-checked
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 23:26:27 GMT

Representatives of seven parties face an audience of under-30s on national television.

General election 2019: The campaign's most controversial numbers
Tue, 10 Dec 2019 01:17:55 GMT

The Reality Check team navigates the most questionable figures that have come out of the election campaign.

Muslim vote: Political chat ahead of the election
Tue, 10 Dec 2019 01:20:41 GMT

Four young Muslims discuss the issues that matter to them ahead of the election.

Liberal Democrat manifesto 2019: 12 key policies explained
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 16:57:47 GMT

The Liberal Democrats election manifesto has been launched. What are their most eye-catching promises?

Election blind dates: Owen Jones and Nimco Ali
Tue, 10 Dec 2019 01:23:02 GMT

What happens when two people from across the political divide are brought together for dinner?

Poll tracker: How do the parties compare?
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 09:09:53 GMT

Our poll tracker measures how people say they are going to vote at the next general election.

General election 2019: A really simple guide
Fri, 06 Dec 2019 12:51:50 GMT

The UK's main parties are gearing up for a general election on 12 December.

Who should I vote for? Compare party manifestos
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 15:16:05 GMT

Compare where the parties stand on key issues - from Brexit and the NHS to education and the environment.

What unites us: 10 reasons why we're not a divided nation
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 01:04:12 GMT

The issues, people and foods that win the backing of most British people.

General election 2019: The 60 second manifesto challenge
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 13:00:00 GMT

Does Adam Fleming really know what's in the main parties' manifestos? Jeremy Vine puts him to the test.

General election 2019: Brexit - where do the parties stand?
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 15:52:48 GMT

The government's Brexit legislation is on hold as the UK prepares for a general election.

How to watch the BBC Question Time under-30s special
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 08:46:47 GMT

Your guide to the BBC Question Time special debate with a young audience.

'If HS2 doesn't come to Crewe, what then?'
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 00:10:42 GMT

The demise of Crewe's railway industry has hit people hard. What are their hopes for the future?

Election 2019: Will there be checks between Great Britain and NI?
Sun, 08 Dec 2019 12:11:13 GMT

Boris Johnson has claimed only goods passing through on their way to the Irish Republic would be checked.

General Election 2019: Has your local Facebook group been hijacked by politics?
Sun, 08 Dec 2019 16:45:54 GMT

Up and down the UK, moderators are grappling with an upsurge in political debate.

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