National News

  1. Doctors' contract set to be imposed

    Ministers are expected to impose a contract on junior doctors in England after the British Medical Association rejected a final "take-it-or-leave-it" offer.
  2. Train crew shortages causing delays

    Train crew shortages have caused almost one in 10 rail delays over the past few years, the BBC learns.
  3. New Top Gear presenters revealed

    Formula 1 commentator Eddie Jordan and German racing driver Sabine Schmitz are to join the new series of Top Gear.
  4. Spy law 'needs significant changes'

    The draft internet monitoring bill needs "significant work", a committee of MPs and peers says.
  5. 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.
  6. Powers divided over Syria ceasefire

    A US push for an immediate ceasefire in Syria runs into Russian opposition ahead of talks aimed at reviving stalled peace negotiations on the conflict.
  7. Early guilty pleas 'to be encouraged'

    New sentencing guidelines intended to encourage earlier guilty pleas in England and Wales are to be consulted on.
  8. Nato offers people-smuggling patrols

    Nato is ready to patrol the Aegean Sea to deter people-smugglers taking migrants from Turkey to Greece, US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter says.
  9. 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.
  10. British Gas and EDF cut gas prices

    British Gas and EDF Energy announce they are cutting their gas prices, the last of the big six energy suppliers to do so.
  11. 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.
  12. 'Update' due on gravitational waves

    An international effort to detect ripples in space-time, called gravitational waves, has scheduled an announcement on Thursday.
  13. VIDEO: An experiment in monastic life

    A group of 36 young people are taking part in an ecclesiastical experiment; since September 2015 they have been living together as part of a quasi-monastic community.
  14. VIDEO: WW2 lovebirds' emotional reunion

    A couple who were separated following the Second World War have been reunited after more than 70 years apart.
  15. VIDEO: Bella the dog found 130 miles from home

    A dog that went missing in Rothwell last year has been found more than 130 miles (210km) away in Bristol.
  16. 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.
  17. AUDIO: Has Sesame Street been gentrified?

    Sesame Street's Elmo explains why his neighbourhood seems to have gone upmarket.
  18. VIDEO: Wheelie bin artist becomes online hit

    The work of a former motor trader-turned-wheelie bin graffiti artist proves a hit online.
  19. 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.
  20. VIDEO: Syrian rebels: 'The West has abandoned us'

    A senior Syrian rebel commander inside Aleppo tells the BBC that his fighters felt abandoned by countries such as Britain and the United States.
  21. 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.
  22. Could 'unity reshuffle' follow EU referendum?

    As the prime minister enters this last week of negotiation before the crunch EU summit in Brussels next week, ministers' minds are turning to what happens in the aftermath, not just of the summit, but the referendum itself.
  23. 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.
  24. Facebook ‘colonialism' row stokes distrust

    Comments by a Facebook board member could put Mark Zuckerberg's global plans on the back foot.
  25. Is the tax tide beginning to turn?

    Google's agreement with the UK's tax authorities has caused a public furore, but is the tide finally turning for corporate tax avoiders?
  26. 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.
  27. Mangueira's samba wins Rio Carnival

    One of Rio de Janeiro's oldest samba schools, Mangueira, wins this year's carnival.
  28. Liverpool owners scrap £77 ticket

    Liverpool's owners scrap their controversial £77 ticket and apologise for the "distress caused" by last week's pricing announcement.
  29. 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.
  30. Nestle ends IAAF sponsorship deal

    Food and drink giant Nestle ends its sponsorship of the IAAF, as it fears the doping scandal engulfing the world athletics governing body could damage its reputation.
  31. Mourinho 'is perfect for Man Utd'

    Jose Mourinho is the "perfect man" to help Man Utd compete with Pep Guardiola's Man City, says ex-Porto striker Benni McCarthy.
  32. Anxiety drags down European markets

    London's top shares fall nearly 3%, while other European markets see even bigger falls, amid anxiety about the health of the global economy.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. GPs 'ignore child cancer concerns'

    Some 42% of parents of children diagnosed with cancer feel their concerns were ignored by GPs, research by cancer charity CLIC Sargent suggests.
  37. Record rise in 'NHS dissatisfaction'

    The biggest-ever rise in public dissatisfaction with the NHS was recorded last year, according to a long-running survey.
  38. Universities to target poor white boys

    More students from white working class backgrounds are to be targeted in a university recruitment drive
  39. Teacher shortages confirmed in England

    The government has missed its teacher recruitment targets for the last four years amid growing teacher shortages, says the official spending watchdog.
  40. Google extends 'right to be forgotten'

    Tech giant Google says it will hide content removed under the "right to be forgotten" from all versions of the search engine when viewed from countries where removal was approved.
  41. Making government a bit more digital

    The UK government makes a small step towards making online communication with the public easier.
  42. Court halts Obama's key climate plan

    President Obama's plans to regulate emissions of carbon dioxide from US power plants are stalled by the Supreme Court.
  43. Climate change 'to make flights longer'

    Flights from the UK to the US could take longer due to the changes in the climate, according to a new study.
  44. 'Iron Boy' granted superhero wish

    A young Australian boy with cystic fibrosis was given the chance to save Sydney from a super villain on Thursday.
  45. 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.
  46. Can an English suit be made in Cambodia?

    The England football team suit is about to be unveiled. But how English is this England suit?
  47. VIDEO: The 'Queen of Chess' who defeated Kasparov

    In 2002, Judit Polgar became the first woman to beat then world champion Garry Kasparov.
  48. Inside the Padmini taxis of Mumbai

    Inside the Padmini taxis of Mumbai
  49. Lartigue's life in colour

    Rarely seen pictures by Jacques Henri Lartigue reveal his love of colour photographs.
  50. Goal difference

    Why are the UK's hopes for Europe not the same as other countries', asks Allan Little
  51. When Burton and Taylor starred in a student play

    When Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor took part in student production
  52. VIDEO: The dance teacher with Down's Syndrome

    The dance teacher with Down's Syndrome
  53. VIDEO: A symphony just for cats

    Music composed for feline friends
  54. Iranians speak out over sexual harassment scandal

    Iran debates sexual harassment after newsreader puts recording online
  55. China's curious cult of the mango

    The Cultural Revolution and the cult of the mango
  56. Why does treatment for pets cost so much?

    Why does treatment for pets cost so much?
  57. Can this replace black pepper?

    Foodies are turning to this new type of pepper
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