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Storm Dennis: Further flooding as storm damage continues
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 23:08:18 GMT

Fresh "danger to life" flood warnings are issued as the UK reels from damage caused by Storm Dennis.

Caroline Flack: Love Island pays tribute to presenter
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 22:24:38 GMT

Iain Stirling says he is devastated at the loss of his "true friend" as the ITV2 show returns to air.

Andrew Sabisky: No 10 adviser resigns over alleged race comments
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 21:39:14 GMT

Andrew Sabisky said that he wanted to help the government, "not be a distraction".

Julian Assange: Father fears 'worried' son's extradition
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 00:07:25 GMT

John Shipton said Julian Assange had felt "ceaseless anxiety" over the past decade.

Earl of Snowdon: Queen's nephew and his wife to divorce
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 00:11:16 GMT

David Armstrong-Jones and his wife Serena are separating after 26 years, a spokesman says.

Transgender patients self-medicating over NHS waits
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 00:01:36 GMT

One woman, who has waited over two years to be seen, said it had left her suicidal.

Woman 'conceived by rape' claim leads to arrest
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 00:01:50 GMT

"Vicky" alleges her mother was aged 13, under the age of consent, when her father raped her.

Brexit negotiator says UK must be able to set its own laws
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 22:50:29 GMT

David Frost's remarks come amid warnings the UK and EU will "rip each other apart" in trade talks.

Lewis Capaldi expected to triumph at the Brits
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 00:01:56 GMT

The singer is favourite to win best new artist and best single at the ceremony on Tuesday.

Hundreds of staff injured at Amazon UK warehouses, GMB claims
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 00:49:33 GMT

There were 622 serious injuries or near misses in three years, figures compiled by the GMB union claim.

Criminals end up with 'smaller brains'
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 00:57:47 GMT

Scans suggest people who show antisocial behaviour throughout life have some brain abnormalities.

Jeff Bezos: World's richest man pledges $10bn to fight climate change
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 19:14:35 GMT

The Amazon boss and world's richest man gives 8% of his fortune to fight the planet's "biggest threat".

Newspaper headlines: Brexit trade speech and No 10 adviser resigns
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 23:18:50 GMT

Tuesday's newspapers include reports of the UK's chief Brexit negotiator's speech in Brussels.

No putting meat on expenses, says property firm
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 00:18:00 GMT

Developers Igloo Regeneration has gone vegetarian to cut its environmental impact.

Memory quilt: Stitching together fragments of a child’s life
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 18:37:19 GMT

When teenager Jaxon Elliott-Sprysa died, his mother arranged for something deeply personal to be made.

Russian activist Anastasia Shevchenko living under house arrest
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 00:09:13 GMT

Anastasia Shevchenko is facing six years in prison for her opposition political activism.

The unlikely friendship saving Egypt’s synagogues
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 00:03:54 GMT

Magda, who is Jewish, and Marwa, who is Palestinian and Muslim, are driving a push to rescue Egypt's Jewish heritage.

Holden: Historic Australian car brand loved by families and surfers
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 13:15:45 GMT

Fans of the Australian brand Holden are sharing memories of their beloved cars on social media.

'I lost my left ear to my tanning addiction'
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 00:01:44 GMT

Anthea Smith tells the BBC's Laura Mcmullan, who also had skin cancer, that she used sunbeds for years.

Coronavirus: Bicester Village 'having a tough time'
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 00:03:59 GMT

Retailers are having a "tough time" as the coronavirus keeps Chinese tourists at home.

The doctors and lawyers giving advice on TikTok
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 00:01:05 GMT

The BBC meets the medics and lawyers across America who are using the app to help educate the public.

Rape survivor writes poem about attack
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 00:02:15 GMT

Michaela Spencer was diagnosed with PTSD after being attacked at a house party.

How safe are breast implants?
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 00:02:38 GMT

It's a question that's surprisingly difficult to answer.

HQ Trivia: Quiz app ends with drunken broadcast after 'running out of money'
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 17:52:14 GMT

A buyout collapsed, leading to the app closing and a presenter paying for final game's $5 prize.

Storm Dennis: Tylorstown landslide after heavy rain
Sun, 16 Feb 2020 12:51:22 GMT

"Multiple" landslides have been caused by Storm Dennis, including this one in Tylorstown, Rhondda.

Storm Dennis: In pictures
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 11:02:53 GMT

Images from around the UK show the strong winds and heavy rain that have swept across the country.

The monk saving Timbuktu's treasures
Sun, 16 Feb 2020 00:08:02 GMT

Why is a Benedictine monk travelling to Mali to save Islamic texts?

Young onset Parkinson's disease surgery gives Luton man 'lifeline'
Sun, 16 Feb 2020 00:00:25 GMT

The disease, which normally affects people later in life, forced Ryan to make a "scary" decision.

Should organ donors be paid? The heavy toll of US kidney shortage
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 00:01:46 GMT

Thousands of Americans die from kidney failure each year, but efforts to find organ donors remain contentious.

How are weather forecasts made?
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 00:04:35 GMT

Extreme weather events are happening around the world regularly and forecasts can help people prepare.

Why your new work colleague could be a robot
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 00:01:58 GMT

Better sight, better hands and more intelligence are allowing robots to take on more and more jobs.

FW de Klerk and the South African row over apartheid and crimes against humanity
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 00:05:25 GMT

A row over comments by South Africa's last white president, FW de Klerk, reopens old wounds.

'I reinvented the hair tie from my uni halls'
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 00:25:07 GMT

Sophie Trelles-Tvede is the boss of Invisibobble, which is now sold in more than 70 countries.

Caroline Flack: Who decides whether someone should go on trial?
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 13:33:16 GMT

Every case is different, but these are the steps that could lead to someone facing charges.

Nicola Roberts: 'I was nervous to take the mask off'
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 14:20:16 GMT

The Girls Aloud star says winning The Masked Singer was a "liberating" experience.

Brit Awards: 10 memorable moments ahead of 40th ceremony
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 00:11:10 GMT

Starring Jarvis Cocker, Stormzy, Adele, John Prescott and current host Jack Whitehall.

Brexit: What trade deals has the UK done so far?
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 12:44:32 GMT

Securing a UK-EU trade deal will be top a priority over the months ahead.

Egg-freezing: What's the success rate?
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 00:10:39 GMT

The fertility expert Lord Winston warns the success rate could be as low as 1% but others say it is considerably higher.

French reforms: Why France is resisting Macron's push on pensions
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 00:11:39 GMT

President Macron's pension reforms reach the National Assembly - but the protests have not gone away.

Coronavirus: A Cameroon student on how he recovered
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 00:12:06 GMT

China-based student Kem Senoua is the first African known to have contracted the virus - he spoke to the BBC.

Can we fix our way out of the growing e-waste problem?
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 00:04:12 GMT

Levels of electrical and electronic waste are expected to more than double by 2050, according to the UN.

Do voters need therapy?
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 02:59:50 GMT

Psychotherapy might have the answers about why we are so emotional about politics.

'City of Women': A refuge for Colombia's displaced
Sun, 16 Feb 2020 00:06:12 GMT

Women displaced by Colombia's armed conflict created their own community to offer each other support.

Swiss Crypto AG spying scandal shakes reputation for neutrality
Sun, 16 Feb 2020 00:14:08 GMT

The revelation that foreign intelligence used a Swiss company's devices for spying provokes outrage.

Crossing Divides: The hostel promoting tourism to ease Israel's tensions
Sun, 16 Feb 2020 00:17:46 GMT

An Arab-Jewish-owned hostel caused controversy but is being held up as a symbol of change.

Why being gay in Russia is about "love and passion"
Sat, 15 Feb 2020 00:19:02 GMT

The secret moment between two gay Russian lovers that defied haters.

Man Utd win at Chelsea in game full of VAR controversy
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 22:48:53 GMT

Manchester United are up to seventh in the Premier League after beating Chelsea 2-0 in another game in which the video assistant referee played a key role.

Gloucester 'supporting' Cipriani after Twitter abuse over ex-girlfriend Flack
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 18:26:44 GMT

Gloucester say they are "looking after" Danny Cipriani after he was abused on Twitter grieving for ex-girlfriend Caroline Flack.

Saracens: Barnet Council considered ending £22.9m stadium redevelopment loan
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 21:21:43 GMT

Barnet Council "considered" terminating its £22.9m loan to redevelop Saracens' stadium after the club's relegation but instead have frozen further payments.

Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder: A knockdown, a fightback, a heated corner and a rematch
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 12:24:49 GMT

Tyson Fury hit the canvas, Deontay Wilder celebrated and ringside arguments broke out in three minutes boxing will never forget.

Women’s Footballer of the Year contender Julie Ertz
Wed, 12 Feb 2020 07:00:25 GMT

BBC Sport profiles Chicago Red Stars and USA midfielder Julie Ertz, one of five nominees for the BBC Women's Footballer of the Year 2020 award.

Which player is an intelligent lad who listens? Garth Crooks' team of the week
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 23:30:41 GMT

Which goalkeeper is world class? Who is worth £30m in today's market? And which player is an intelligent lad who listens? Find out in Garth Crooks' team of the week.

Arsenal U15s' Kieran Petrie takes on BBC Sport's Wonderkids challenge
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 08:42:56 GMT

In the second episode of BBC Sport's Wonderkids series, Arsenal Under-15 footballer Kieran Petrie aims to beat Leo Castledine's score in a three-part skills challenge.

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