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Israel-Gaza war: Israeli forces pushing into south Gaza
Sun, 03 Dec 2023 20:45:25 GMT

The head of Israel's military says the IDF is fighting "strongly and thoroughly" in southern Gaza.

German tourist killed and Briton injured in Paris attack
Sun, 03 Dec 2023 19:35:16 GMT

The suspect tells police he was upset by "so many Muslims dying in Afghanistan and in Palestine".

Two children among four dead in New York stabbing
Sun, 03 Dec 2023 15:16:17 GMT

Two police officers were injured and the suspect was taken to hospital but later declared dead.

Snow disrupts travel as cold and icy spell persists
Sun, 03 Dec 2023 17:30:52 GMT

Thousands are still without power and cars marooned by thick snow in Cumbria, with more warnings ahead.

XL bully ban: Fears move could increase dog attacks
Sun, 03 Dec 2023 21:56:59 GMT

Unsocialised dogs may become more dangerous and other large breeds could replace XLs, says vet.

Rizz named word of the year 2023 by Oxford University Press
Mon, 04 Dec 2023 00:01:27 GMT

Slang for charisma or romantic appeal beat Swiftie and situationship in Oxford dictionary award.

BBC should be 'realistic' on licence fee - Sunak
Mon, 04 Dec 2023 01:57:58 GMT

The PM welcomes savings at the BBC and says decisions on the fee have not been made.

Ant and Dec plead 'no more politicians' in TV jungle
Sun, 03 Dec 2023 16:36:44 GMT

The call for a break comes as Nigel Farage appears Down Under this year - following Matt Hancock.

'Labour won't turn on spending taps' says Starmer
Sun, 03 Dec 2023 22:33:05 GMT

Sir Keir Starmer will say in a speech there will be "huge constraints" if Labour win power.

Glenys Kinnock: The political spouse who became a force in her own right
Sun, 03 Dec 2023 15:30:58 GMT

Glenys Kinnock, the wife of Neil Kinnock, became a prominent political figure in her own right.

Train strikes: When are the walkouts in December?
Mon, 04 Dec 2023 00:11:24 GMT

Train drivers are holding rolling walkouts in December in a long-running row over pay and conditions.

Infected blood: Tory rebellion expected on payouts amendment
Sun, 03 Dec 2023 16:02:39 GMT

Up to 30,000 people were given contaminated blood in the 1970s and 1980s. Thousands have died.

Gold Coast scraps 2026 Commonwealth Games bid
Mon, 04 Dec 2023 00:17:36 GMT

The event is in doubt after the state of Victoria withdrew from hosting duties over spiralling costs.

The Papers: Starmer's Thatcher backlash and PM on licence fee
Mon, 04 Dec 2023 00:45:32 GMT

Monday's papers look at the Labour leader's comments, as well as speculation over the licence fee.

BBC Sound of 2024: Tyla, Last Dinner Party and Kenya Grace tipped for success
Mon, 04 Dec 2023 00:00:03 GMT

Other rising music stars up for the prize include The Last Dinner Party, Elmiene and Ayra Starr.

How weather apps are trying to be more accurate
Mon, 04 Dec 2023 00:12:36 GMT

Forecasters are continuing to offer more real-time updates and personalised recommendations.

A young couple's ordeal captivates Chinese internet
Sun, 03 Dec 2023 22:26:59 GMT

Their struggles mirror the dashed hopes of so many people confronting a slowing economy.

Record number of girls on Borders College farming course
Mon, 04 Dec 2023 00:14:02 GMT

A record number of female students have started an agriculture course at Borders College.

South Africa: The region where political violence is on the rise ahead of elections
Sun, 03 Dec 2023 22:21:04 GMT

The BBC's Fergal Keane returns ahead of elections next year - 30 years since apartheid ended.

Beyoncé: Meet the designer who made her sparkle on tour
Sun, 03 Dec 2023 22:44:37 GMT

Hundreds of hours go into Gaurav Gupta's designs for Beyoncé, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion.

Could X go bankrupt under Elon Musk?
Sat, 02 Dec 2023 23:56:24 GMT

Musk's profane attack on advertisers baffled experts - without adverts, how would X survive?

Pogues, Wham! and Mariah battle to be Christmas number one
Sun, 03 Dec 2023 19:07:02 GMT

Fairytale of New York has surged since the death of Pogues' frontman Shane MacGowan.

Watch: A dusty, foggy end for power station towers
Sun, 03 Dec 2023 17:56:55 GMT

Spectators watched the partial demolition of the landmark Fiddler's Ferry power station.

Nelson Mandela's granddaughter slams "climate apartheid" by rich nations
Sun, 03 Dec 2023 13:10:43 GMT

Social activist Ndileka Mandela says "the global north is using economic and legal power to subjugate poor nations".

Liverpool FC: Friends in fateful Anfield reunion after 50 years
Sun, 03 Dec 2023 13:59:00 GMT

School best friends James and Colin lost touch in 1972 before they found each other again by chance.

Manchester City 3-3 Tottenham: Dejan Kulusevski rescues draw for Spurs
Sun, 03 Dec 2023 19:08:48 GMT

Dejan Kulusevski heads an equaliser in the 90th minute as Tottenham earn a dramatic Premier League draw against Manchester City.

Bernard Cribbins: Doctor Who pays tribute to veteran actor
Sun, 03 Dec 2023 13:21:30 GMT

The veteran actor, who died in 2022 aged 93, reprised his role as Wilfred Mott one last time.

Milford Haven: Garden ornament turns out to be live bomb
Sat, 02 Dec 2023 22:02:39 GMT

Sian and Jeffrey Edwards had always assumed the 64lb projectile in their garden was a "dummy".

UK Championship 2023: Ronnie O'Sullivan claims record-extending eighth title
Sun, 03 Dec 2023 22:47:24 GMT

Ronnie O'Sullivan becomes the oldest-ever UK champion with a 10-7 victory over Ding Junhui as he claimed a record-extending eighth title in York.

Man City 3-3 Tottenham: Erling Haaland criticises referee on social media
Sun, 03 Dec 2023 23:43:24 GMT

Manchester City striker Erling Haaland criticises referee Simon Hooper on social media over a controversial decision late in Sunday's dramatic 3-3 draw with Tottenham.

West Indies vs England: Shai Hope guides hosts to remarkable opening ODI win
Sun, 03 Dec 2023 22:12:43 GMT

West Indies captain Shai Hope hits an unbeaten 109 to guide his side to a four-wicket win over England.

Manchester City 3-3 Tottenham: Pep Guardiola and Ange Postecoglou deliver show-stopping game
Sun, 03 Dec 2023 21:14:44 GMT

Wins are proving hard to come by for Pep Guardiola and Ange Postecoglou, but entertainment is in plentiful supply.

Liverpool 4-3 Fulham: Jurgen Klopp says his team scored 'four worldies'
Sun, 03 Dec 2023 19:41:38 GMT

Jurgen Klopp says he doesn't think he has seen "a game with this amount of beautiful goals" after his Liverpool side beat Fulham in thriller.

MOTD2 analysis: How did Manchester City's 'huge' referee error happen?
Sun, 03 Dec 2023 23:58:43 GMT

Match of the Day 2's Mark Chapman, Jermaine Jenas and Leon Osman discuss the "monster mistake" made by referee Simon Hooper during Manchester City's 3-3 draw against Tottenham Hotspur.

MOTD2 analysis: Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold is 'heartbeat' of team like Steven Gerrard
Sun, 03 Dec 2023 23:58:40 GMT

Match of the Day 2's Jermaine Jenas and Leon Osman discuss how it's time for the "heartbeat" of the Liverpool team, Trent Alexander-Arnold, to take up a permanent role in central midfield.

Bowen: US sets clearer red lines for Israel as ceasefire ends
Sat, 02 Dec 2023 00:59:38 GMT

If Israel kills as many in south Gaza as in the north, Biden will face some tough questions over US support for its ally.

Israel-Gaza: UK launches surveillance flights to find Hamas hostages
Sat, 02 Dec 2023 22:37:51 GMT

The UK is sending unarmed, manned aircraft over Israel and Gaza to aid rescue efforts.

'I’m not ready to lose hope': The hostages still in Gaza
Fri, 01 Dec 2023 21:35:04 GMT

There are still over 100 hostages being held by Hamas in Gaza, including at least 16 women.

'A very desperate situation for the population of Gaza'
Sun, 03 Dec 2023 09:48:55 GMT

The BBC's Hugo Bachega describes the situation in the south as Israel's bombardment continues.

Released Palestinians allege abuse in Israeli jails
Fri, 01 Dec 2023 00:59:28 GMT

Palestinians tell the BBC they were beaten and had dogs set on them while in Israeli detention.

Gaza's fear and anger as ceasefire ends and fighting erupts
Fri, 01 Dec 2023 19:07:37 GMT

The UN says renewed war between Israel and Hamas is "catastrophic" and a "nightmare".

Why has the Gaza ceasefire come to an end?
Fri, 01 Dec 2023 12:40:25 GMT

Both Israel and Hamas are blaming each other for violating the terms of the agreement.

Who are the released hostages?
Fri, 01 Dec 2023 11:08:41 GMT

One-hundred-and-five people captured during the 7 October attacks have been released by Hamas.

Nearly 100,000 Gaza buildings may be damaged, satellite images show
Fri, 01 Dec 2023 11:50:06 GMT

Images commissioned by the BBC reveal the damage in Gaza before the recent temporary truce started.

Blinken steps up call for Israel to spare civilians in strongest remarks yet
Fri, 01 Dec 2023 16:15:23 GMT

The top diplomat delivers the strongest US remarks yet in Israel on protecting Palestinian civilians.

Bedouin family desperate for news on teenagers held hostage in Gaza
Thu, 30 Nov 2023 14:22:18 GMT

Two Bedouin teenagers are among the last of the young hostages yet to be released by Hamas.

Mia Schem: Wounded festival-goer in Hamas hostage video freed
Thu, 30 Nov 2023 22:14:30 GMT

Mia Schem is among eight more people released from Gaza on Thursday, in a swap for Palestinian prisoners.

Liat Beinin Atzili: US citizen among 16 Hamas hostages released
Thu, 30 Nov 2023 18:20:01 GMT

Two dual US-Israeli citizens have so far been released as part of a Qatari-brokered ceasefire in Gaza.

Mortgage rates: Five ways to save money
Thu, 10 Aug 2023 10:46:27 GMT

Experts give advice for those who might be worried about their monthly mortgage payments.

What is the minimum wage and how much is it?
Tue, 21 Nov 2023 17:30:12 GMT

The national living wage will go up next April, boosting 2.7 million people's pay.

How to get a job: Six expert tips for finding work
Mon, 14 Aug 2023 16:03:58 GMT

There are 10m people out of work in the UK, so if you're searching for a job you're not alone. Here are some tips on how to get started.

What a falling inflation rate means for your finances
Thu, 16 Nov 2023 17:15:18 GMT

Falling inflation and rising wages ease cost of living pressures for some, but money is still very tight.

Energy prices: How much will you pay from January?
Fri, 24 Nov 2023 10:59:04 GMT

Use our interactive calculator to find out how much more you'll be paying for energy each month.

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