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Third runway at Heathrow cleared for takeoff by ministers

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:49:26 GMT

The government takes the "truly momentous" decision to approve a third runway at Heathrow.

Calais 'Jungle': Demolition crews pull down migrant camp

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:58:56 GMT

Crews dismantle the "Jungle" camp in Calais with sledgehammers as migrants continue to leave by bus.

Dreamworld: Four killed on Australian theme park ride

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:01:20 GMT

Four people are killed on a river rapids ride at the Dreamworld theme park on Australia's east coast.

British Airways jet diverted to Vancouver over 'sick crew'

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:22:34 GMT

A BA flight from San Francisco to London is diverted to Vancouver after 25 crew members become ill.

Bengoa review: Ambitious health care shake-up unveiled

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:30:52 GMT

Northern Ireland health minister unveils a 10-year plan to reform a health system 'at breaking point'.

Emma Rice: Shakespeare's Globe boss to leave over lighting row

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:04:52 GMT

Shakespeare's Globe theatre axes its artistic director because her plays are not authentic enough.

Carlos Alberto: Brazil legend dies aged 72 after heart attack

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:58:57 GMT

Brazil legend Carlos Alberto, the captain of the 1970 World Cup-winning side and scorer of one of the greatest goals in history, dies aged 72.

Quetta attack: Militants kill dozens at Balochistan Police College

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:40:05 GMT

Dozens of people are killed after militants mount an attack on a police training college in the Pakistani city of Quetta, officials say.

Mosul battle: UN receives reports of IS atrocities

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:30:25 GMT

The UN receives reports of atrocities being committed by IS militants as Iraqi forces close in on Mosul.

Michael Gove admits Tory leadership 'mistakes'

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:45:43 GMT

Former cabinet minister Michael Gove praises Boris Johnson and criticises his own behaviour during the Tory leadership contest.

John Lewis appoints Paula Nickolds as first woman boss

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:46:02 GMT

John Lewis has said Paula Nickolds will become its new managing director, replacing Andy Street.

First official UK press regulator, Impress, approved

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:16:07 GMT

The first officially recognised UK press regulator, Impress, gets the go-ahead from an independent panel.

Girl, 11, sexually assaulted by boys aged under 10 in Teddington Cemetery

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:53:24 GMT

An 11-year-old girl has been sexually assaulted by three boys under the age of 10, police say.

Essex girls rise to delete term from dictionary

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:03:37 GMT

Two Essex women launch a campaign to remove the Essex girl 'stereotype' from dictionaries.

Growing up under Heathrow's flightpath

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:24:04 GMT

At busy times planes fly over Hounslow Heath Infant and Nursery school every minute.

Calais 'Jungle' migrant camp demolition begins

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:07:22 GMT

Crews begin dismantling the "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais with sledgehammers as its inhabitants leave by coach for other parts of France.

Eyewitness: 'There were children on the ride screaming'

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:24:03 GMT

Eyewitnesses described what they saw after four people were killed on a ride at Dreamworld in Australia.

Strictly's Darcey Bussell on who might replace Len Goodman

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:04:24 GMT

Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcey Bussell says head judge Len Goodman will be missed when he leaves the BBC show after the next series.

Should 'Essex girl' be in the dictionary?

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:11:32 GMT

A group of women from Essex is campaigning to get the official dictionary definition of an "Essex girl" removed.

Gove: I am not guilty of treachery

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:36:56 GMT

Michael Gove says he did not stab Boris Johnson in the back

The history of London's Heathrow airport

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:52:45 GMT

A look back at how Heathrow grew from an airfield where passengers waited for flights in tents, to a major hub with about 75 million people passing through it each year.

Tennis player on cutting off her hair during a match

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:43:09 GMT

Svetlana Kuznetsova explains why she cut off a piece of her own ponytail during her WTA Finals match against Agnieszka Radwanska in Singapore.

BBC News Channel

Wed, 16 Mar 2016 12:34:37 GMT

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Svetlana Kuznetsova cuts own hair during match at WTA finals

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:12:24 GMT

Svetlana Kuznetsova hacks off part of her own hair en route to a three-sets win over Agnieszka Radwanska at the WTA Finals.

AI creates gallery of nightmare images for Halloween

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:16:24 GMT

Scientists have created a "nightmare machine" to teach AI systems how to be scary.

Gavin Lee: Day one of dismantling the Jungle

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:41:41 GMT

The BBC's Gavin Lee reports on the first day of the dismantling of the sprawling Jungle migrant camp in Calais, northern France.

Divisions persist about who should regulate UK press

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:52:54 GMT

BBC media correspondent David Sillito says the approval of a press regulator could change everything for newspapers in the UK.

What lies behind the Quetta police academy attack?

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:45:24 GMT

The BBC's M Ilyas Khan asks why militants are attacking Quetta, a city caught in struggles between regional powers and militant groups.

Heathrow expansion: How the cost of delays stacks up

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:16:21 GMT

The decision to opt for a new runway at Heathrow is the latest chapter in a 50-year saga - but how much have the delays cost the UK economy?

Concrete Canvas

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:31:45 GMT

After nearly three years of war, South Sudanese artists want to get the country thinking and talking about peace, and have landed on a novel way to do it.

Snowdonia in autumn

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:40:28 GMT

Casgliad o luniau'r hydref yn Eryri // Images of Snowdonia in all its autumn glory

In pictures: Living off-grid

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:01:05 GMT

Photographer Ed Gold explores the woodland community at Tinkers Bubble in Somerset.

Your pictures

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:43:22 GMT

Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week, we asked for your pictures on the theme of "bricks".

Week in pictures: 15-21 October 2016

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 23:13:11 GMT

A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

Watford investigated by Football League over 'forged bank letter' claims

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:14:12 GMT

Watford are being investigated by the Football League for allegedly supplying false financial information.

Autumn internationals: Scotland select five Premiership players amid dispute

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:43:16 GMT

Vern Cotter names five England-based players in the squad for Scotland's autumn Tests amid a funding dispute with Premiership Rugby Ltd.

Man Utd: Reasons for Jose Mourinho to be cheerful

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:21:06 GMT

After Manchester United's humbling 4-0 defeat by Chelsea on Sunday, BBC Sport looks at reasons why Jose Mourinho should still be cheerful.

New tactics

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:23:38 GMT

As the Iraqi army and Kurdish forces close in on Mosul, Islamic State militants are mounting a fight-back with a series of new tactics, says Richard Galpin.

Why are people confusing Tom Hanks and Bill Murray?

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:27:01 GMT

A photo from 2013 has really confused the internet - again.

Project dignity

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:36:03 GMT

At the age of 13, Natasha Annie Tonthola was subjected to a ritual sexual initiation at the hands of an older man, but that was just the start of her troubles.

Water war?

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:54:48 GMT

In Central Asia, a crisis is brewing over water and electricity. Some countries have energy, the others water - but they cannot seem to agree how to share resources.

Pete Burns

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:37:15 GMT

From Top of the Pops to Celebrity Big Brother via lots of plastic surgery, Pete Burns was one of British pop's larger-than-life personalities.

Now what?

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:06:21 GMT

These days there's no shortage of things to keep you awake at night, whatever your politics. So what's the best way to handle all that uncertainty?

Break-out hit

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:26:45 GMT

From modest ambitions, prison play Key Change soars above the razor wire.

Game changer

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:18:10 GMT

A feminist icon, a virtual blow-up doll, the sixth Spice Girl, a cyberbabe, an ambassador for Britain, or a distorted male fantasy? Lara Croft has been described as all of these. BBC News looks at her legacy as Tomb Raider turns 20.

Clicks and bricks

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:03:15 GMT

The building industry has not been known for digital innovation, but virtual reality design and project management software are changing perceptions.

Blockchain bandits

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:19:09 GMT

Are hack attacks aimed at the technology behind Bitcoin and other virtual currencies undermining confidence in the digital cash world?