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France yellow vest protests: Macron promises wage rise

France yellow vest protests: Macron promises wage rise

France's President Emmanuel Macron has promised a minimum wage rise and tax concessions in response to weeks of violent protests. France has seen four weekends of violent protests against fuel tax rises, living costs and other issues. Speaking in a...

yesterday, 19:29 in World News
 
Raheem Sterling: The Man City star, off the pitch

Raheem Sterling: The Man City star, off the pitch

Chelsea have now suspended four people from matches after allegations of racial abuse towards Raheem Sterling on Saturday. If you look closely at the incident at Stamford Bridge, the 24-year-old Man City player appears to chuckle as the crowd shout in...

yesterday, 18:42 in Regional
 
Wellingborough evacuated after 'suicide vest' dumped

Wellingborough evacuated after 'suicide vest' dumped

A man whose dumping of a fake suicide vest in a bin sparked a security alert has been given a police caution. A controlled explosion had to be carried out on the mocked-up device the 28-year-old wore to a fancy dress party on Saturday. An RAF bomb...

yesterday, 18:31 in Regional
 
YouTuber Dodie: Sometimes it feels like I'm not real

YouTuber Dodie: Sometimes it feels like I'm not real

To her 1.7 million subscribers, Dodie is known by the handle doddleoddle. Up to now, the singer's career has mostly been contained on YouTube - but she's now preparing to, as she calls it, "branch out into the real world". It's something the...

yesterday, 17:45 in Art & Culture
 
Ship artist James Brereton bounces back after stroke

Ship artist James Brereton bounces back after stroke

An artist renowned for his paintings of ships and seascapes is to hold his first exhibition following a stroke and double knee operation. Art by James Brereton, 64, from Derby, sells for thousands, but he had to stop painting due to ill health in...

yesterday, 17:45 in Art & Culture
 
Push for alternative to leasehold system

Push for alternative to leasehold system

Expansion of the commonhold system of home ownership as an alternative to leasehold tenancies has been urged by the government's law reform adviser. Commonhold - where people own their homes without an expiring lease - was introduced 14 years ago, but...

yesterday, 17:44 in Regional
 
I'm A Celeb: What opportunities await Harry Redknapp?

I'm A Celeb: What opportunities await Harry Redknapp?

Harry Redknapp has kept I'm A Celeb viewers hooked during the last three weeks, thanks to his love of jam roly poly, his wife Sandra and a footballer story or two. Almost 11 million people tuned in to watch the 71-year-old win the show, meaning he now...

yesterday, 17:36 in Art & Culture
 
Roma: Netflix film showered with critics' awards as Oscars race heats up

Roma: Netflix film showered with critics' awards as Oscars race heats up

Roma, a Spanish-language black-and-white Netflix film, has been named the best film of the year in a string of US critics' awards, confirming its place as one of the leading Oscar contenders. The family drama, set in Mexico in the 1970s, was written...

yesterday, 16:59 in Art & Culture
 
'Troubling' video shows NY police grabbing child from mum

'Troubling' video shows NY police grabbing child from mum

New York City police are investigating an alleged incident of police brutality involving officers grabbing a baby from a mother during an arrest in Brooklyn. The video, shared on Facebook on Friday, shows police dragging 23-year-old Jazmine Headley...

yesterday, 16:54 in World News
 
South Africa protests to Rwanda over social media 'insult'

South Africa protests to Rwanda over social media 'insult'

South Africa has summoned the Rwandan envoy in Pretoria over apparently offensive remarks directed at South African International Relations minister, Lindiwe Sisulu. Ms Sisulu's spokesman told the BBC the remarks on social media were...

yesterday, 16:54 in World News
 
Apple denies iPhone import ban in China

Apple denies iPhone import ban in China

Chinese chip-maker Qualcomm claims it has won an injunction against Apple that effectively bans the import of a number of iPhone models, ranging from the iPhone 6S to the iPhone X. The preliminary order, issued by a Chinese court, is the latest in...

yesterday, 16:34 in Science &Technology
 
Grenfell Tower inquiry: Victims' lawyer attacks fire brigade

Grenfell Tower inquiry: Victims' lawyer attacks fire brigade

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) failed to plan for an incident on the scale of last year's Grenfell Tower fire, a lawyer for the victims has said. Danny Friedman QC told the independent inquiry into the deadly blaze that LFB Commissioner Dany Cotton had...

yesterday, 16:12 in Regional
 
Russell Bishop: Justice after 32 years for 'babes in the wood' killer

Russell Bishop: Justice after 32 years for 'babes in the wood' killer

Russell Bishop has been found guilty of the murders of nine-year-olds Karen Hadaway and Nicola Fellows. It comes 32 years after their deaths and after Bishop was originally found not guilty of a crime that shocked the nation. "It is a scene I...

yesterday, 15:44 in Regional
 
Russell Bishop: 'Cowardly' killer in decades of lies

Russell Bishop: 'Cowardly' killer in decades of lies

Russell Bishop's lies started even before his victims' bodies were found, when he turned out to help search for the two little girls he had killed. His deceit continued for decades, until a change in the law and advances in science led to his...

yesterday, 15:36 in Regional
 

Amount of deep life on Earth quantified

Scientists have estimated the total amount of life on Earth that exists below ground - and it is vast. You would need a microscope to see this subterranean biosphere, however. It is made up mostly of microbes, such as bacteria and their evolutionary...

yesterday, 15:21 in World News
 


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