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Norwegian Magnus Carlsen retains World Chess Championship title

Norwegian Magnus Carlsen retains World Chess Championship title

World number one Norwegian Magnus Carlsen has retained his World Chess Championship title, beating US opponent Fabiano Caruana in a tie-breaker event. He beat Caruana in three time-limited games, ending the American's hopes of becoming the first US...

28 November 2018 in World News
 
Why disabled women can't access all refuges

Why disabled women can't access all refuges

Just one in ten domestic violence refuge spaces in the UK is accessible to people with physical disabilities, a BBC investigation has found. Of the 131 councils that responded to a Freedom of Information request by BBC 100 Women, 20 had no accessible...

28 November 2018 in Regional
 
Car stolen twice by masked raiders

Car stolen twice by masked raiders

A woman's car was stolen twice - first in a car jacking and once again after it was found. Three masked men dragged the lone driver from the Volkswagen Golf at Ventura Retail Park in Tamworth, Staffordshire, on Sunday. It was found a day later, but a...

28 November 2018 in Regional
 
Huawei: Why has UK not blocked Chinese firm's 5G kit?

Huawei: Why has UK not blocked Chinese firm's 5G kit?

New Zealand government's move to prevent Huawei supplying a local mobile network with 5G equipment has raised questions about why the UK appears less concerned about use of the Chinese company's technology. A press release from Spark, the New Zealand...

28 November 2018 in Regional
 
Brexit: Why is everyone talking about fishing?

Brexit: Why is everyone talking about fishing?

The fishing industry has found itself at the heart of the debate over Brexit and the prime minister's draft deal. But how did a sector which accounts for about 0.1% of the UK's economy become such a big issue? Whale or minnow? A Commons research...

28 November 2018 in Regional
 
Georgia election: Salome Zurabichvili in the lead - polls

Georgia election: Salome Zurabichvili in the lead - polls

Exit polls in Georgia suggest that Salome Zurabichvili, backed by the ruling Georgian Dream party, has beaten a united opposition candidate in a presidential run-off. Ms Zurabichvili, a former French diplomat, won at least 55% of the vote, Edison...

28 November 2018 in World News
 
High rise to house Coventry's homeless families

High rise to house Coventry's homeless families

Coventry City Council is to rent a high-rise tower block for homeless people in a bid to tackle the rising cost of finding them accommodation. Some of the 350 families needing accommodation have been in temporary shelter like hotels and B&Bs for...

28 November 2018 in Regional
 
Some locum doctors costing hospital trust £100 an hour

Some locum doctors costing hospital trust £100 an hour

The trust managing Shropshire's main hospitals is paying some doctors more than £100 an hour to avoid A&E closures, its chief executive has said. Last week, the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust called off plans to shut Telford's emergency...

28 November 2018 in Regional
 
Southampton hospitals power cut: Patients urged to stay away

Southampton hospitals power cut: Patients urged to stay away

Patients have been urged not to visit two hospitals hit by a power cut. Crowds gathered outside Southampton General and neighbouring Princess Anne maternity hospital as corridors inside were plunged into darkness. Outpatient care, routine x-rays and...

28 November 2018 in Regional
 
Sherlock creators cast Denmark's Claes Bang as Dracula

Sherlock creators cast Denmark's Claes Bang as Dracula

Danish actor Claes Bang has been cast as Dracula the vampire in the BBC's new take on Bram Stoker's classic novel. The BBC One mini-series has been written and created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, the duo behind the award-winning Sherlock....

28 November 2018 in Regional
 
Economy could shrink 8% in no-deal Brexit - Bank

Economy could shrink 8% in no-deal Brexit - Bank

UK's economy could shrink by 8% in immediate aftermath of no-deal Brexit, the Bank of England warns. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive...

28 November 2018 in Regional
 
Migrant boats: Smugglers targeted from intelligence centre in Calais

Migrant boats: Smugglers targeted from intelligence centre in Calais

A joint intelligence centre targeting criminals smuggling people into the UK in boats has opened in France, the Home Office has announced. More than 100 migrants, the majority of whom claimed to be Iranian, have crossed the Channel from northern...

28 November 2018 in Regional
 
Ivanka Trump says her private emails not like Clinton's

Ivanka Trump says her private emails not like Clinton's

US President Donald Trump's daughter and adviser Ivanka has defended her use of a personal email account, saying it was nothing like Hillary Clinton's. "There's no equivalency," she said in an ABC interview aired on Wednesday. The first...

28 November 2018 in World News
 
Greek court suspends cleaner's 10-year jail term over CV lie

Greek court suspends cleaner's 10-year jail term over CV lie

A Greek appeals court has suspended the 10-year prison sentence imposed on a school cleaner for lying on her CV. Earlier this month a regional court found the 53-year-old, who worked at a nursery school for 15 years, guilty of defrauding the public...

28 November 2018 in World News
 


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