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Emma Brown: Runner who battled anorexia 'wished to live'

Emma Brown: Runner who battled anorexia 'wished to live'

An Olympic hopeful who struggled with anorexia for more than a decade "did not wish to die", a coroner has said. Emma Brown, 27, was found dead in her flat in Cambourne, near Cambridge, by her mother in August 2018. The inquest into the...

Thursday, 18:35 in Regional
 
Swiss hospital drones to take off again

Swiss hospital drones to take off again

Drones grounded following a crash near a child's play area have been given the go-ahead to take off again. The incident, in May, was the second in a year and prompted an independent safety investigation. Swiss Post and start-up dronemaker Matternet...

Thursday, 17:59 in Science &Technology
 
Libya conflict: Haftar forces threaten to target civilian planes

Libya conflict: Haftar forces threaten to target civilian planes

Rebel forces in Libya have threatened to hit civilian planes flying over the capital Tripoli, declaring the city and its surrounding areas a "no-fly zone". Mitiga, the city's only functioning airport, was closed on Wednesday after rockets...

Thursday, 17:07 in World News
 
Eminem lyrics: Rapper says album was 'not made for the squeamish'

Eminem lyrics: Rapper says album was 'not made for the squeamish'

Eminem has responded to the recent criticism of his lyrics, saying his new album was "not made for the squeamish". The rapper was criticised for the track Unaccommodating, which references the Manchester bomb attack that killed 22 people at...

Thursday, 17:05 in Art & Culture
 
Coronavirus: Man is treated for symptoms in Belfast

Coronavirus: Man is treated for symptoms in Belfast

A man is being treated at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast for symptoms associated with coronavirus, an infection which has so far killed 17 people in China. The BBC understands that the patient travelled to Northern Ireland from the city of...

Thursday, 16:59 in Regional
 
Jeremy Hunt among ex-ministers seeking committee chairs

Jeremy Hunt among ex-ministers seeking committee chairs

Jeremy Hunt is among a clutch of former cabinet ministers seeking election to chair a House of Commons select committee. The ex-health secretary will face fellow Tory MP Anne Marie Morris in the contest to chair the health and social care committee....

Thursday, 16:46 in Politics
 
Banbury couple 'starved man to death for windfall'

Banbury couple 'starved man to death for windfall'

A couple "starved" a vulnerable man to death so they could steal from his multimillion-pound estate, a court has heard. Anthony Sootheran, 59, was found dead by a doctor at his home near Banbury, Oxfordshire, in March 2014. Reading Crown...

Thursday, 16:32 in Regional
 
Mummy returns: Voice of 3,000-year-old Egyptian priest brought to life

Mummy returns: Voice of 3,000-year-old Egyptian priest brought to life

Scientists have fulfilled a mummified Egyptian priest's wish for life after death - by replicating his voice with artificial vocal chords. Nesyamun's voice has been reproduced as a vowel-like sound that is reminiscent of a sheep's bleat. The priest...

Thursday, 16:29 in World News
 
Apple says losing Lightning port will create waste

Apple says losing Lightning port will create waste

Apple says being forced to abandon the Lightning connector used on its iPhones would create an "unprecedented amount of electronic waste". While the latest Android phones have a USB-C port, Apple's iPhones still use the proprietary Lightning...

Thursday, 16:04 in Science &Technology
 
South Western Railway guards vote for more strikes

South Western Railway guards vote for more strikes

Staff at South Western Railway (SWR) have voted for more strike action in the long-running dispute over the future of train guards. More than 80% of workers who took part in the vote supported further walkouts. The National Union of Rail, Maritime and...

Thursday, 15:59 in Regional
 
Trump rolls back US water pollution controls

Trump rolls back US water pollution controls

The Trump administration is set to scrap protections for America's streams and wetlands, repealing Barack Obama's Waters of the United States regulation. The move, expected Thursday, will dismantle federal protections for more than half of wetlands...

Thursday, 15:43 in World News
 
John Bercow 'categorically' denies bullying allegations

John Bercow 'categorically' denies bullying allegations

John Bercow has "categorically" denied accusations of bullying during his time as the Speaker of the Commons. The statement comes after his former Clerk of the House, Lord Lisvane, made a formal complaint about him to the Parliamentary...

Thursday, 15:39 in Politics
 
Baroness Morgan warns BBC over licence fee 'concern'

Baroness Morgan warns BBC over licence fee 'concern'

The culture secretary has warned the BBC it would be a mistake to think the future of the licence fee was not an issue of public concern. Baroness Morgan told the BBC's Nick Robinson that the issue was "coming up more and more on the...

Thursday, 15:39 in Politics
 
Grammy Awards boss 'has evidence' votes were 'rigged'

Grammy Awards boss 'has evidence' votes were 'rigged'

A crisis at the Grammy Awards has deepened after the chief executive of the organising body, who is currently suspended, said she had evidence of "serious" irregularities in the voting. Deborah Dugan has spoken for the first time since the...

Thursday, 15:37 in Art & Culture
 

China coronavirus: Patients in Scotland tested for coronavirus

A small number of patients in Scottish hospitals are being tested after showing symptoms of coronavirus, BBC Scotland understands. It is not yet known which hospitals are treating the patients. The new strain of the virus has so far killed 17 people...

Thursday, 14:30 in Regional
 


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