BBC News

The latest 25 UK stories from the BBC:

(Timestamp = GMT*)

  • MLAs vote against abortion law change
    - Northern Ireland Assembly members vote against legalising abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormality, rejecting the proposal by 59 votes to 40.
    BBC News - UK - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 08:11:58 +0000
  • Doctors reject 'final' contract offer
    - Junior doctors' leaders have rejected a "final" offer made by the government in the contract dispute in England, as a second 24-hour strike ends.
    BBC News - UK - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 08:07:42 +0000
  • Rape inquiry shift - but no 'sorry'
    - The way police deal with alleged sex offences comes under the microscope, while the UK's relationship with Europe continues to make headlines.
    BBC News - UK - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 06:09:14 +0000
  • Police 'should be neutral' in sex cases
    - Police should change their approach to sex abuse allegations and pursue claims with an "open mind" rather than presuming they are true.
    BBC News - UK - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 06:01:07 +0000
  • Labour's troubles with the bomb
    - Party's tortured history with weapon it created
    BBC News - UK - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 01:59:52 +0000
  • Why does treatment for pets cost so much?
    - Why does treatment for pets cost so much?
    BBC News - UK - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 01:57:42 +0000
  • Train crew shortages causing delays
    - Why do crew shortages cause one in 10 train delays?
    BBC News - UK - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 01:52:12 +0000
  • Labour MP sorry for Tunbridge map slip
    - Labour's local government spokesman acknowledges he "made a slip" when he suggested Tunbridge Wells was in Surrey rather than Kent.
    BBC News - UK - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 01:35:48 +0000
  • Radio 4's smartphone debut
    - Making Radio 4's smartphone show debut
    BBC News - UK - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 01:29:49 +0000
  • BBC's Tony Hall 'accountable to no-one'
    - The BBC's director general Tony Hall is "effectively accountable to no-one", says a new report by a group of MPs.
    BBC News - UK - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 01:08:37 +0000
  • Universities to target poor white boys
    - More students from white working class backgrounds are to be targeted in a university recruitment drive
    BBC News - UK - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 01:03:55 +0000
  • David Bowie's son to become a father
    - David Bowie's son Duncan Jones announces he is to become a father for the first time - revealing the news one month after the singer's death.
    BBC News - UK - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:35:32 +0000
  • When Burton and Taylor starred in a student play
    - When Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor took part in a student production in Oxford
    BBC News - UK - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:23:29 +0000
  • English votes system 'unstable' say MPs
    - The system of 'English Votes for English Laws' is too complicated and may not last long due its lack of support, a committee of MPs warns.
    BBC News - UK - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:17:55 +0000
  • University bosses' pay 'inflation-busting'
    - Vice-chancellors at UK universities receive average salary packages of £272,000 a year, the University and College Union says.
    BBC News - UK - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:13:53 +0000
  • VIDEO: Dressing according to Royal fashion rules
    - A new exhibition looks at how the women of the Royal Family dress in keeping with their royal duties and with current fashion.
    BBC News - UK - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:13:00 +0000
  • VIDEO: The dance teacher with Down's Syndrome
    - Hannah is one of the few dance teachers in the UK with a learning disability
    BBC News - UK - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:11:35 +0000
  • Shoppers 'fail to spot cheapest deals'
    - Most grocery shoppers are unable to identify the cheapest deals when faced with a blizzard of "special offers" in stores, financial experts say.
    BBC News - UK - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:11:35 +0000
  • Buy-to-let surge 'raising house prices'
    - Surveyors are witnessing a surge of demand from buy-to-let investors which they expect to push up house prices.
    BBC News - UK - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:10:32 +0000
  • VIDEO: An experiment in monastic life
    - Spending a year living a monastic life
    BBC News - UK - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:09:43 +0000
  • BT to divert nuisance calls
    - BT says it will launch a new service later this year to divert nuisance calls within its network before they ring on customers' phones.
    BBC News - UK - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:08:39 +0000
  • Early guilty pleas 'to be encouraged'
    - All criminals who plead guilty at the earliest opportunity could have their sentences cut by a third, under new plans in England and Wales.
    BBC News - UK - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:08:05 +0000
  • Plane's propeller fell from 2,500ft
    - A pilot was forced to make an emergency landing when a propeller fell from his 80 year-old plane at 2,500 ft (762m), an accident report finds.
    BBC News - UK - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:01:03 +0000
  • VIDEO: What options are open to junior doctors?
    - Christian Fraser examines the options open to junior doctors who are striking over pay and conditions.
    BBC News - UK - Wed, 10 Feb 2016 23:57:14 +0000
  • VIDEO: Watch the full Posh-West Brom shootout
    - Watch the whole penalty shootout as Ben Foster saves two for West Brom to help the Premier League side move into the FA Cup fifth round beating Peterborough at London Road.
    BBC News - UK - Wed, 10 Feb 2016 23:41:46 +0000

BBC World News

  • New Top Gear presenters revealed
    - Formula 1 commentator Eddie Jordan and German racing driver Sabine Scmitz are to join the new series of Top Gear.
    BBC News - Home - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 08:47:09 +0000
  • Facebook ‘colonialism' row stokes distrust
    - Comments by a Facebook board member could put Mark Zuckerberg's global plans on the back foot.
    BBC News - Home - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 08:26:30 +0000
  • Hong Kong shares sink nearly 4%
    - Hong Kong shares join the regional downward trend, falling nearly 4%, as trading resumes after the Lunar New Year break.
    BBC News - Home - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 08:17:49 +0000
  • Doctors reject 'final' contract offer
    - Junior doctors' leaders have rejected a "final" offer made by the government in the contract dispute in England, as a second 24-hour strike ends.
    BBC News - Home - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 08:07:42 +0000
  • Rio Tinto reports slump in profits
    - Rio Tinto reports a slump in net profits and keeps its dividend flat, hit by the fall in commodity prices.
    BBC News - Home - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 07:41:27 +0000
  • Oregon occupiers 'ready to surrender'
    - The armed occupiers of a US wildlife reserve in the state of Oregon are preparing to surrender, a member of the group says on a live internet feed.
    BBC News - Home - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 06:50:27 +0000
  • Rape inquiry shift - but no 'sorry'
    - The way police deal with alleged sex offences comes under the microscope, while the UK's relationship with Europe continues to make headlines.
    BBC News - Home - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 06:09:14 +0000
  • Police 'should be neutral' in sex cases
    - Police should change their approach to sex abuse allegations and pursue claims with an "open mind" rather than presuming they are true.
    BBC News - Home - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 06:01:07 +0000
  • Labour's troubles with the bomb
    - How Clement Attlee's decision in the 1940s to arm Britain with nuclear weapons looms over the party's debate on renewing Trident.
    BBC News - Home - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 01:59:52 +0000
  • Why does treatment for pets cost so much?
    - Why does treatment for pets cost so much?
    BBC News - Home - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 01:57:42 +0000
  • Train crew shortages causing delays
    - Train crew shortages have caused almost one in 10 rail delays over the past few years, the BBC learns.
    BBC News - Home - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 01:52:12 +0000
  • Labour MP sorry for Tunbridge map slip
    - Labour's local government spokesman acknowledges he "made a slip" when he suggested Tunbridge Wells was in Surrey rather than Kent.
    BBC News - Home - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 01:35:48 +0000
  • Can this replace black pepper?
    - Foodies are turning to this new type of pepper
    BBC News - Home - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 01:34:35 +0000
  • Aleppo fighting 'displaces 50,000'
    - Fighting in Syria's Aleppo province has displaced about 50,000 people and the humanitarian situation is deteriorating rapidly, the Red Cross says.
    BBC News - Home - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 01:29:56 +0000
  • How Putin is succeeding in Syria
    - Russia is succeeding in Syria where the West has failed, by setting an achievable goal and committing enough force to reach it, as Jonathan Marcus reports.
    BBC News - Home - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 01:11:03 +0000
  • How IS's Libya foothold threatens UK
    - The Met Police is increasingly concerned that so-called Islamic State’s foothold in Libya could become a springboard for terrorist attacks on the UK, as Frank Gardner reports.
    BBC News - Home - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 01:10:21 +0000
  • BBC's Tony Hall 'accountable to no-one'
    - The BBC's director general Tony Hall is "effectively accountable to no-one", says a new report by a group of MPs.
    BBC News - Home - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 01:08:37 +0000
  • Inside the Padmini taxis of Mumbai
    - Inside the Padmini taxis of Mumbai
    BBC News - Home - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 01:07:58 +0000
  • Iranians speak out over sexual harassment scandal
    - Iran debates sexual harassment after newsreader puts recording online
    BBC News - Home - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 01:03:10 +0000
  • AUDIO: Has Sesame Street been gentrified?
    - Sesame Street's Elmo explains why his neighbourhood seems to have gone upmarket.
    BBC News - Home - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 01:01:56 +0000
  • China's curious cult of the mango
    - The Cultural Revolution and the cult of the mango
    BBC News - Home - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 01:00:33 +0000
  • Goal difference
    - Why are the UK's hopes for Europe not the same as other countries', asks Allan Little
    BBC News - Home - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:57:27 +0000
  • David Bowie's son to become a father
    - David Bowie's son Duncan Jones announces he is to become a father for the first time - revealing the news one month after the singer's death.
    BBC News - Home - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:35:32 +0000
  • VIDEO: Battle of Hong Kong's street food hawkers
    - The BBC talks to vendors in Mong Kok after clashes following an operation to clear unlicensed street food stalls.
    BBC News - Home - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:32:21 +0000
  • When Burton and Taylor starred in a student play
    - When Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor took part in student production
    BBC News - Home - Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:23:29 +0000

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