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Kate Bush album fails to topple Little Mix

Kate Bush album fails to topple Little Mix

Kate Bush has failed to top this week's album chart, despite midweek sales suggesting she would reach number one. Her new live album Before the Dawn landed at number four despite strong sales early in the week putting her on course for the chart summit.

16 min. ago in Art & Culture
 
Nazi PoW leaves £384,000 to Perthshire village

Nazi PoW leaves £384,000 to Perthshire village

A former Nazi soldier has left £384,000 in his will to the Perthshire village where he was held as a prisoner of war during World War Two. Heinrich Steinmeyer was 19 when he was captured in France and held in the PoW camp at Cultybraggan by Comrie. Mr St

41 min. ago in Regional
 
Trump election: Recount efforts challenged in three US states

Trump election: Recount efforts challenged in three US states

Attorneys for US President-elect Donald Trump and his supporters are moving to block election recount efforts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan. The legal motions are designed to halt Green party presidential candidate Jill Stein's request for a ba

43 min. ago in World News
 

100 Women 2016: The winners of the BBC hackathon develop app

The BBC 100 Women team have hosted a coding competition with Facebook UK to give female developers the chance to create a unique social media product. The winners - Bunmi Aworanti, Ola Taylor and Simi Awokoya - spent two days working on an idea which the

49 min. ago in World News
 
Japanese man sends rubbish to revenge school 'bullies'

Japanese man sends rubbish to revenge school 'bullies'

A man in Tokyo has been arrested on suspicion of sending more than 500 items of rubbish to people he claims bullied him at school, reports say. Shigeta Miura, 40, allegedly posted rotten tea leaves, dirt, and women's underwear 70 times over the past year

59 min. ago in World News
 
Turkish dorm fire: Negligence fears as schoolgirls are buried

Turkish dorm fire: Negligence fears as schoolgirls are buried

Nine-year-old Bahtinur was scared of living in the dormitory for schoolgirls in southern Turkey, her parents said. Conditions were far from adequate, with many children forced to sleep together. The three-storey building in the town of Aladag, in Adana p

today, 16:51 in World News
 
BoE's Andrew Haldane warns of regional growth inequality

BoE's Andrew Haldane warns of regional growth inequality

Regional inequality in the UK is becoming more pronounced, Bank of England chief economist Andrew Haldane has warned. London and the South East are the only places in the UK where income per head is back above pre-financial crisis levels, he said. Net we

today, 16:35 in Business
 
Prostitution research to assess law change call

Prostitution research to assess law change call

Research into the "scale and changing nature of prostitution" is to take place before calls to amend laws are considered, the government has said. In July the Home Affairs Committee said soliciting for sex in England and Wales should no...

today, 16:01 in Regional
 
Famous 'Work sets you free' gate 'found' after theft from Dachau

Famous 'Work sets you free' gate 'found' after theft from Dachau

German police say they believe an iron gate stolen in 2014 from a former Nazi concentration camp at Dachau has been found in Norway. Bavaria's police say their colleagues in Bergen found a gate with the Nazi slogan "Arbeit Macht Frei"...

today, 15:59 in World News
 
Rotherham man jailed for 'hideous' child sex offences

Rotherham man jailed for 'hideous' child sex offences

An 18-year-old man who groomed, raped and abused seven girls in a series of "hideous" sex attacks has been jailed for nine years. Corie Adams, formerly of Matlby, Rotherham, used social media to target some of his victims and lied about his...

today, 15:23 in Regional
 
Millionaire 'giving up half of £20m fortune to be with lover'

Millionaire 'giving up half of £20m fortune to be with lover'

A millionaire businessman told police he was giving up half of his £20m fortune to be with his young escort lover, a court has heard. Peter Morgan, 54, of Llanellen, Monmouthshire, is accused of strangling Georgina Symonds, 25, in January. The father-of-

today, 15:07 in Regional
 
Cumberbatch gives Sherlock producer Vertue top TV award

Cumberbatch gives Sherlock producer Vertue top TV award

Benedict Cumberbatch has given Sherlock producer Beryl Vertue a lifetime achievement prize at the Women In Film and TV Awards. Vertue, who is executive producer of the hugely successful show, was honoured for her contribution to television, in which she

today, 15:02 in Art & Culture
 
Whitechapel Bell Foundry up for sale

Whitechapel Bell Foundry up for sale

A foundry which opened in Queen Elizabeth I's era and made Big Ben is up for sale. Whitechapel Bell Foundry, which opened in 1570, is in the Guinness Book of World Records as Britain's oldest manufacturing company. The company's owner Alan Hughes said he

today, 14:56 in Regional
 
Child car seats: Will you be affected by rule changes?

Child car seats: Will you be affected by rule changes?

New rules on child car seats are set to come into force after March next year and have left many parents confused about what they need to use. Changes are being made to the weight and height at which a child will be allowed to use a backless booster seat

today, 14:56 in Regional
 
Analysis: Was Richmond Park by-election a vote on Brexit?

Analysis: Was Richmond Park by-election a vote on Brexit?

There is much about the Liberal Democrats' win in Richmond Park that is worth remarking on. It saw a huge swing to the party which, just last year, saw its support collapse after five years in coalition government. The decision by the south-west London s

today, 14:49 in Politics
 


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