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May heading to Brussels amid scramble to finalise Brexit deal

Theresa May will meet EU officials later as the two sides scramble to finalise a Brexit deal in time for Sunday's summit of European leaders. The EU missed its deadline on Tuesday to complete the text of its declaration on future relations with the...

BBC, 46 min. ago
 
'I don't want everything to be about Down's'

'I don't want everything to be about Down's'

Last autumn, Brent Marriner, a 27-year-old from Sunderland, collected a Chinese takeaway by himself for the first time. He tweeted about his achievement and got more than 10,000 likes and retweets. The positive response was more than he could have...

BBC, today, 02:10
 

Brexit blind dates: June Sarpong and ex-Stig Perry McCarthy

What happens when two strong-minded individuals from opposite sides of the Brexit debate sit down for dinner? To find out, the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme has organised a series of blind dates. June Sarpong is a broadcaster who campaigned for...

BBC, today, 01:44
 
Big dog Bopper the Whopper is 'too fat for a kennel'

Big dog Bopper the Whopper is 'too fat for a kennel'

An animal shelter which rescued "Britain's fattest dog" has an even bigger problem on its hands. Bopper, an 11-year-old collie, shocked staff at Gables Farm Dogs and Cats Home in Plymouth when he waddled in weighing almost 50kg (8st). He is...

BBC, today, 01:31
 
Karen Hales murder: 1993 killing 'deprived baby of grandmother'

Karen Hales murder: 1993 killing 'deprived baby of grandmother'

A woman whose mother was killed in front of her when she was a toddler has said how sad she is that her baby son will grow up without his grandmother. Emily Hales was just 18 months old when her mother Karen was murdered at their home in Ipswich 25...

BBC, today, 01:31
 
Missing teenager Liam Smith 'got off bus in Banchory'

Missing teenager Liam Smith 'got off bus in Banchory'

A 16-year-old boy who has been missing from Aberdeen since Saturday is now believed to have got off a bus in Banchory. Liam Smith caught the 202 Stagecoach bus from Aberdeen on Saturday at 13:11. It was initially thought he had got off the bus in...

BBC, yesterday, 22:36
 
France rugby team supports Gareth Thomas with rainbow laces

France rugby team supports Gareth Thomas with rainbow laces

France's national rugby team will wear rainbow laces this weekend in support of Gareth Thomas following his assault. Former Wales captain Thomas, who played at French club Toulouse for three years, was the victim of a homophobic attack last Saturday...

BBC, yesterday, 22:36
 
Hillwalker describes 'brocken spectre' on Glen Coe mountain

Hillwalker describes 'brocken spectre' on Glen Coe mountain

A hillwalker has described her experience of a weather effect, known as a brocken spectre, above the clouds on Bidean nam Bian in Glen Coe. The effect is produced when a person is able to stand above the upper surface of a cloud with the sun behind...

BBC, yesterday, 22:36
 
Parents 'not wholly to blame for child weight gain'

Parents 'not wholly to blame for child weight gain'

Pointing the finger of blame at parents for children's weight gain may be unfair, research suggests. It has been thought that parents' feeding patterns are a major factor in whether a child is under or overweight. But a study suggests parents adapt...

BBC, yesterday, 20:12
 
'Please, please, please help me find my missing son' Desperate mum makes emotional appeal

'Please, please, please help me find my missing son' Desperate mum makes emotional appeal

The family of a teenager who has been missing since the weekend have spoken of their desperation to find him and get him home safely. Liam Smith, who was reported missing from Aberdeen, is known to have travelled on a 202 Stagecoach bus service from...

Daily Record, yesterday, 19:56
 
Thwaites Brewery travellers 'demanded £20k to leave site'

Thwaites Brewery travellers 'demanded £20k to leave site'

The leader of a 100-strong group of travellers who illegally occupied a brewery demanded "twenty grand or the place is ours", court was told. A convoy of 25 vehicles set up camp at Thwaites Brewery in Blackburn on 26 May, Preston Crown Court...

BBC, yesterday, 19:00
 

Prince William speaks about 'traumatic' air ambulance callouts

Prince William has told how "very traumatic" callouts involving children took him "over the edge" while he was working for the air ambulance. The Duke of Cambridge served as a pilot at the East Anglian Air Ambulance until last...

BBC, yesterday, 18:40
 
Two-fifths of asylum seeker accommodation 'unfit for purpose'

Two-fifths of asylum seeker accommodation 'unfit for purpose'

Less than a quarter of state-run accommodation for asylum seekers in the UK is compliant with standards, a much-delayed report has found. The Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration cited evidence of damp, dirty and vermin-infested properties. Some...

BBC, yesterday, 18:30
 
Scottish teachers set for industrial action ballot after 98 per cent reject pay deal

Scottish teachers set for industrial action ballot after 98 per cent reject pay deal

Teachers in two trade unions have voted almost unanimously to reject the pay deal put forward by Scottish ministers. EIS general secretary Larry Flanagan said the "landmark" 98 per cent vote against the pay deal by his union was "one of...

Daily Record, yesterday, 18:04
 
PRS Foundation boss Vanessa Reed on music's gender equality fight

PRS Foundation boss Vanessa Reed on music's gender equality fight

The BBC recently named Beyonce and Taylor Swift as the two most powerful women in music. The person behind them (and above Adele) in third might not be a household name, but is "shaking up the industry". PRS Foundation's boss Vanessa Reed...

BBC, yesterday, 18:00
 


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