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Father admits daughter's strangle murder in Wimbledon home

Father admits daughter's strangle murder in Wimbledon home

An antiques dealer has pleaded guilty to the murder of his seven-year-old daughter. Robert Peters throttled Sophia with a dressing gown cord in the family home in Wimbledon, south-west London, on 3 November last year. He then called police to report...

BBC, 7 min. ago
 
Sky receives £22bn formal takeover offer from Comcast

Sky receives £22bn formal takeover offer from Comcast

US cable TV giant Comcast has made a formal £22bn bid for Sky, which values the broadcaster at £12.50 a share. The move threatens Rupert Murdoch's attempts to take full control of the pay-TV group. Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox had already agreed...

BBC, 7 min. ago
 

Anzac Day: Royals lay wreaths to remember war dead

Prince Charles and Prince Harry have marked Anzac Day by laying wreaths at separate services to pay tribute to Australia and New Zealand's war dead. The day also commemorates the first major battle involving Australian and New Zealand forces in World...

BBC, 27 min. ago
 
Ten fatalities in Scotland's hills and mountains

Ten fatalities in Scotland's hills and mountains

Ten people died in Scotland's hills in the first three months of this year, official figures have recorded. Scottish Mountain Rescue (SMR) said it was "very saddened" by the recent fatalities of hill-goers and paid tribute to the efforts of...

BBC, 38 min. ago
 
Knotweed 'cannot be eradicated', Swansea Uni trial shows

Knotweed 'cannot be eradicated', Swansea Uni trial shows

The world's largest field trial on the control of Japanese knotweed, conducted in Wales, has found that eradicating the plant is not possible. Researchers from Swansea University have carried out extensive trials on the invasive plant at sites in...

BBC, 38 min. ago
 
Calvin Harris lifts lid on Jam TV's demise

Calvin Harris lifts lid on Jam TV's demise

Scots DJ Calvin Harris has told Radio 1 that a spoof channel he created, Jam TV, did not deserve to "belong on the internet forever". "It was good at the time," he told Nick Grimshaw but added the videos had now been removed from...

BBC, 38 min. ago
 
Salford fatal fire: Mum out of coma and told of children's deaths

Salford fatal fire: Mum out of coma and told of children's deaths

The mother of four children killed in an alleged arson attack on their home is out of a coma and has been told of their deaths, police have said. Demi Pearson, 15, her brother Brandon, eight, and sisters Lacie, seven, and Lia, three, all died in the...

BBC, today, 10:28
 
Supreme Court to hear NI woman's widow benefit case

Supreme Court to hear NI woman's widow benefit case

An unmarried mother from Northern Ireland who is fighting for access to a widowed parent's allowance is to have her case heard by the Supreme Court. Siobhan McLaughlin lived with her partner John Adams for 23 years and they had four children together,...

BBC, today, 07:59
 
Building material fire tests 'fail to properly assess risk'

Building material fire tests 'fail to properly assess risk'

The standard UK fire safety test of building materials fails to properly assess risk, a study conducted after the Grenfell Tower blaze has suggested. Research for insurance industry experts says the simulations in the British Standards Institution...

BBC, today, 07:07
 

News Daily: Labour anti-Semitism latest and Alfie Evans case

Hello. Here's your morning briefing: Corbyn fails to convince Jewish groups Jeremy Corbyn described his meeting with Jewish leaders on Tuesday as "positive and constructive". They, however, called it "disappointing" and a...

BBC, today, 06:53
 
Euromillions: UK ticketholder scoops £121m jackpot

Euromillions: UK ticketholder scoops £121m jackpot

A UK Euromillions ticket-holder has become the country's third biggest lottery winner of all time, after scooping a jackpot of more than £121m. Tuesday's winning numbers were 20, 23, 28, 30, 44, with Lucky Stars 03 and 07. The biggest lottery prize in...

BBC, today, 04:17
 
Times distorted Muslim foster case, regulator finds

Times distorted Muslim foster case, regulator finds

The press regulator has ruled the Times "distorted" its coverage of a five-year-old Christian girl who was placed with Muslim foster carers. The newspaper ran three front-page stories in August 2017 after the girl was removed from her...

BBC, today, 03:41
 
Sexual violence guide created for Scottish universities

Sexual violence guide created for Scottish universities

Practical guidance to help Scottish universities and colleges tackle sexual violence and harassment on campus is to be published. The guide offers advice and training for staff and highlights the need for well-publicised support information for...

BBC, today, 01:39
 
Ten-year-old ice skater Jayden Orr 'died in seconds'

Ten-year-old ice skater Jayden Orr 'died in seconds'

Ten-year-old Jayden Orr was a promising ice skater, training for the British Championships, when he suddenly collapsed on the ice rink. The leisure centre where he was skating had a life-saving defibrillator, but the person given training to use it...

BBC, today, 01:39
 

The Yorkshire Dales farmer helping asylum seekers

A Yorkshire farmer who takes on asylum seekers and refugees to help during lambing season says it is "one of the best thing I've done". Rodney Beresford, who farms 500 sheep on hills at Ribblehead, welcomes around 100 people a year from...

BBC, today, 01:32
 


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