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Heathrow chosen for expansion with third runaway

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:32:56 GMT

The government agrees to expand UK airport capacity through a third runway at Heathrow.

Calais migrants: 'Jungle' camp demolition set to begin

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:26:58 GMT

French authorities are expected to begin dismantling the "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais, as more residents prepare to leave for other areas of France.

Dreamworld: Four killed on Australian theme park ride

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:16:27 GMT

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

The 30-second chat that can trigger weight loss

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:16:33 GMT

Doctors who spend 30 seconds telling patients they need to lose weight can have a dramatic impact, a study shows.

Rurik Jutting: Hong Kong murder trial shown 'torture' video

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:21:31 GMT

Jurors in the Hong Kong murder trial of a British banker are shown mobile phone footage of the attack on one of the victims.

Labour fined over 'Ed Stone' general election costs

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:21:29 GMT

Labour is fined for not declaring all of its general election expenses - including the 'Ed Stone'.

Bengoa review: Radical health care shake-up unveiled

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:22:42 GMT

Northern Ireland's health minister unveils a radical plan to improve a health and social care system 'at breaking point'.

Quetta attack: Militants kill dozens at Balochistan Police College

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:47:00 GMT

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

Councils 'don't pay fair price for care'

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:00:54 GMT

Nine out of 10 councils in the UK are failing to pay realistic prices to support older and disabled people in their own homes, the industry says.

Missing RAF airman Corrie Mckeague: New possible sighting

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:13:54 GMT

A new possible sighting of missing RAF airman Corrie Mckeague is reported to police.

Kim Kardashian West drops Paris robbery lawsuit

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:28:58 GMT

The reality star had said she would take US celebrity gossip site MediaTakeOut to court but has dropped the case.

Women 'nearing equality with men - in alcohol consumption'

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:11:14 GMT

Women have caught up with men, at least when it comes to knocking back alcohol - a global study of drinking habits shows.

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.

Baby Lynlee 'born twice' after life-saving surgery

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:08:42 GMT

A baby girl is "born" twice after she is taken out of her mother's womb for 20 minutes for life-saving surgery.

'IS fighters sat on bed as we hid underneath'

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:41:13 GMT

Students in Iraq tell the BBC's Shaimaa Khalil about their close encounter with militants from so-called Islamic State.

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.

Happy to leave the Jungle?

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:35:26 GMT

The first migrants to leave the Calais 'Jungle' camp describe their feelings.

South Africa's golden rhino of Mapungubwe travels to London

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:15:17 GMT

One of South Africa's greatest historical artefacts is the star attraction of an exhibition of the country's art opening at the British Museum in London on 27 October.

Will America's evangelical Christians still back Trump?

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:36:14 GMT

Will the allegations of sexual misconduct surrounding Donald Trump stifle Republican support in America's Christian evangelical churches?

FOBT addict: 'I spent month's wages in 30 mins'

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 01:02:32 GMT

The government is to review gambling machines amid concerns they may harm vulnerable people.

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Wed, 16 Mar 2016 12:34:37 GMT

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Svetlana Kuznetsova cuts own hair on way to win 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.

Dorothy's Wizard of Oz slippers to be saved after campaign hits $300,000

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:23:51 GMT

The famous ruby red slippers worn by Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz film will be preserved thanks to a $300,000 Kickstarter campaign.

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.

Hugh Schofield: What next after the Jungle?

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:22:06 GMT

The French authorities have already made detailed plans for moving migrants out of the Jungle camp near Calais.

David Edmonds: How crowds really work

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:56:23 GMT

Is our growing understanding of the complex psychology of crowds feeding in to how we police large groups of people?

Airport expansion: How the cost of delays stacks up

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:07:50 GMT

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

Reality Check: Could Walloons sink a Brexit trade deal?

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:11:02 GMT

Regional governments in Belgium have blocked the EU's trade deal with Canada - could they do the same to the UK?

The real-world uses for virtual reality

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 07:02:01 GMT

VR is increasingly being used in real-world situations by schools, charities, hospitals and... kitchen retailers.

What's behind plan to move San Francisco homeless?

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 02:59:15 GMT

Wealthy San Francisco tech investors are bankrolling a law to ban the city's homeless from pitching tents - will it work?

Which Sirs have had their knighthoods taken away?

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:28:06 GMT

As MPs back calls for Sir Philip Green to be stripped of his knighthood, we look at figures from the past who have lost the honour.

At-a-glance - Draft Scottish Independence Referendum bill

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:11:55 GMT

The key points from the Scottish government's draft legislation consultation on a second independence referendum.

Newspaper review: 'Calais clearout' and Pete Burns tributes

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 04:37:51 GMT

The clearance of Calais's "Jungle" camp and tributes to 80s pop star Pete Burns make Tuesday's front pages.

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.

Anthony Joshua will not fight Wladimir Klitschko in 2016 but spring bout expected

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 20:56:00 GMT

A fight between Britain's IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko will not happen before 2017.

Prop WP Nel out of Scotland squad with a neck injury

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:19:41 GMT

Prop WP Nel is left out of Scotland squad for autumn Tests with after picking up a neck injury.

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?

Station Road

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 22:59:25 GMT

It is the most common residential road name in Great Britain, but what is it like living in Station Road in Islington, London?