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UK offers more assurances to EU citizens

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Ahead of a key summit, Theresa May vows to make it as easy as possible for them to stay in the UK.

Chief Constable Hamilton investigated by ombudsman

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The chief constable and two senior officers deny allegations of misconduct in public office and criminality.

Sir Tom Jones: Abuse is common in music industry too

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The singer tells the BBC an encounter early in his career made him feel "terrible".

Hundreds of families block organ donation

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Legally, consent lies with the deceased, but in practice, relatives' wishes are always respected.

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UK banks 'linked to SA money laundering'

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HSBC and Standard Chartered may inadvertently have been conduits for laundered money, Lord Hain says.


'Steep rise' in self-harm among teenage girls

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Researchers say it is likely the increase is real and not just down to better awareness from GPs.

How are the Brexit talks progressing?


After five rounds of talks, both sides are making competing claims about progress. How much has really been made?


One in four people 'trapped in low paid jobs'

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The Social Mobility Commission says low pay is "endemic" in the UK.


Ex-England captain Butcher 'devastated' by son's death

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Terry Butcher said his son Christopher's life had been "tragically cut short".

Theresa May to scrap universal credit helpline charges

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But PM rejects Labour's calls to pause the new benefit's roll-out as she loses symbolic Commons vote.


Militants kidnap four Britons - Nigerian police

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The four were reportedly taken by suspected militants last week, police say.

Mark Sampson: FA sorry over race remarks to Eniola Aluko & Drew Spence

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The FA apologises to two players for racially discriminatory remarks made by sacked England's women's boss Mark Sampson.

Chippenham explosion leaves man with serious burns


The cause of the blast at a property in Chippenham is not yet known.


Bodyform advert replaces blue liquid with red 'blood'


Bodyform has ditched the blue liquid, saying it wants to confront the taboos about periods.


Divorce numbers for opposite-sex couples highest since 2009


The number rose 5.8% in 2016 among opposite-sex couples - the biggest year-on-year jump since 1985.

Moston stabbing: Boy, 13, held over teen attack


The 15-year-old victim remains in a life-threatening condition following the stabbing, say police.


Lady Somerleyton loses heirloom pendant in Morrisons supermarket

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The emerald and diamond pendant was being worn by Lady Somerleyton on the day she visited the supermarket.

EU Withdrawal Bill 'won't be debated this month'

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Labour says the "further delay" shows "the government's Brexit strategy is in paralysis".


Children 'embarrassed by tipsy parents'


Adults do not have to drink a lot for children to notice changes in their behaviour, a study says.


Redcar SSI site regeneration plan 'may create 20,000 jobs'

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Redevelopment over the next 25 years would make the area a "national asset", say planners.

Wednesday, Oct 18

Wales scraps tuition fee rise to £9,295


The education secretary also confirms the income level at which loans have to be repaid will rise.

Scotland only part of UK to hit A&E target

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Hospital performance slumps across UK with staff warning hitting key targets now an 'impossible' job.

Traffic jams: UK's worst motorway disruption revealed

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Spilt fuel, emergency repairs and a burning lorry cost millions in wasted time and money.

Brook House: Inquiry call into immigration centre allegations


BBC footage of alleged abuse at immigration removal centre may suggest a "wider" problem, says human rights body.

Tuesday, Oct 17

Parsons Green Tube stabbing: Victim named as Omid Saidy


Omid Saidy was fatally wounded in the attack outside Parsons Green Tube station.

Hurricane Ophelia: Schools closed and thousands without power

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Schools remain shut and hundreds of thousands are without power in Ireland and the UK.

UK inflation at highest since April 2012

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Increases in transport and food prices push inflation to the highest rate for more than five years.

Brexit talks must speed up, Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker say

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Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker have a "friendly" dinner - but there's no sign of a breakthrough.

Monday, Oct 16

Hurricane Ophelia: Three people die as storm hits Ireland

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Thousands are without power as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia reaches the British Isles.

UK PM May to dine with EU chiefs

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The PM will be accompanied by the Brexit secretary as she aims to break the stalemate with the EU.

Fault delays new high-speed train's first journey from Bristol to London


Broken air conditioning and delays overshadow the launch of a new fleet of high-speed engines.

Race on to spend old £1 coins as deadline looms

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Some retailers say they will still accept old £1 coins beyond the official withdrawal.

Sunday, Oct 15

UK police investigate new Harvey Weinstein claims

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Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is accused of a number of sexual assaults in London, the BBC understands.

Killer drivers to receive life sentences in law change

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Crimes featuring mobile phones, speeding or racing will receive similar sentences to manslaughter.

Patients to be asked about sexuality

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NHS England says the question will deter discrimination against lesbian, gay and bisexual people.

'Wishing her dead'

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Families with disabled children describe being abused online and in the street.

Saturday, Oct 14

British man falls to death in India on 'middle-aged gap year'


Roger Stotesbury fell 30ft while taking photos at a temple during a world trip with his wife.

Carrying acid in public could lead to six months in jail

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The victim of an attack tells the BBC those carrying out such assaults should face a life sentence.

Birmingham tower blocks have no central fire alarm


A BBC investigation also finds more than 100 tower blocks in Birmingham have just one exit stairwell.