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UK wage growth still below inflation

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:11:39 GMT

Earnings grew by 2.3% in the three months to October, falling behind inflation for a seventh month.

Leeds crash: Boy, 15, admits causing deaths

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:09:22 GMT

Five people - including three boys - died when the stolen car they were in hit a tree in Leeds.

Chris Froome: UCI 'right' to ask questions over adverse test result

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:07:28 GMT

Team Sky cyclist Chris Froome is asked to provide more details after adverse findings show he had double the allowed level of a legal asthma drug in his urine.

Salford house fire: Murder charges over deaths

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:33:12 GMT

Two people are charged with murder over the deaths of three children in a house fire in Salford.

Rebellion threat to EU Withdrawal Bill

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:03:08 GMT

Rebel MPs line up behind an amendment to guarantee Parliament a vote on the final Brexit deal.

Myles Bradbury: Victim 'destroyed’ by Addenbrooke's abuse doctor

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:53:34 GMT

The blood cancer specialist used a spy pen to take pictures of his victims and was jailed for 22 years.

Water bills set to fall by up to £25 from 2020

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:24:00 GMT

Water bills in England and Wales will fall by between £15 and £25 a year from 2020 onwards, the regulator Ofwat says.

'I was saved from a £10,000 car scam'

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:45:19 GMT

Bank staff now alert police when a potential scam victim attempts to withdraw large sums of cash.

Weakest schools struggle with teacher 'burnout'

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:00:10 GMT

Ofsted is warning of persistently underachieving schools in England which struggle to recruit teachers.

North Belfast: Baby's ashes stolen in burglary

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:55:26 GMT

It is feared thieves took the ashes after mistaking them for drugs.

Lottery good causes income down 15% as players shun draws

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 04:35:53 GMT

National Lottery cash for good causes fell 15% to £1.6bn last year, the spending watchdog finds.

Baby born with heart outside body 'doing well'

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:07:52 GMT

How a baby born with her heart outside her body has survived after surgery at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester.

Star power: Princes turn out for Star Wars premiere

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:39:29 GMT

William and Harry joined cast and crew of The Last Jedi at London's Royal Albert Hall.

'It's another Grenfell waiting to happen'

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:39:55 GMT

Six months on from the fire that claimed 71 lives, we look at safety in similar buildings.

Marine flare explodes at Waterbeach recycling centre

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:26:03 GMT

The marine flare goes off as a worker at a recycling centre is sifting through waste.

Hannah Witton: 'Why doesn't anyone wear condoms on TV?'

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:01:58 GMT

Sex vlogger Hannah Witton asks why there isn't more safe sex on TV and whether it matters.

Moeen Ali: 'Cricket changed my life'

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:32:15 GMT

England all-rounder Moeen Ali visits his hometown in Sparkhill, Birmingham to reflect on his younger days and how street cricket helped him tackle his confidence.

Male sex work: 'Rape has become normalised'

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:28:48 GMT

It is estimated there are as many as 100,000 sex workers across the UK, and about 20% of them are male. "Tyler" - not his real name - says he was raped.

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Meghan to spend Christmas with Queen

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:07:01 GMT

Recently-engaged Ms Markle and Prince Harry will attend the church service at the Sandringham estate.

Boaters 'forced off London's waters'

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:45:52 GMT

Proposals to change the rules for mooring rights in London "will force people off the water" it is claimed.

Newspaper headlines: Tories 'go green' and a 'white' Christmas

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:36:24 GMT

A predicted surge in gas prices and weather predictions for 25 December make Wednesday's front pages.

Life at the top

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:18:15 GMT

Exhausting, often unglamorous - but something to tell the grandchildren about in years to come.

Screaming with laughter

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 02:01:37 GMT

Alyssa and best friend Carly run comedy nights for parents where anything goes.

Not feeling so blue

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:13:47 GMT

Despite being based in a small Welsh town, the Hiut Demin Company is exporting its jeans globally.

Life as a male sex worker

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 02:26:33 GMT

One man says he had his drink spiked and woke up to find himself with four naked men around him.

Monster 'fatberg' on display

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:23:11 GMT

A slice of a monster fatberg, clogging up London's sewers, is going on display in a museum.

My on-air nightmare

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:30:02 GMT

When Alex Ritson's blood sugar dropped, he was glad his team at the BBC World Service knew what to do.

Keith Chegwin: From Swap Shop to Big Brother

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:11:32 GMT

Veteran TV presenter Keith Chegwin's career stretched from 1970s children's programmes to reality TV.

On the hoof

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:50:54 GMT

Birmingham's financial credentials make it an unsurprising choice for a new home for the Bank of England.

Pricey season

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:08:32 GMT

From smoked salmon to smartphones, 2017 is shaping up to be an expensive Christmas for consumers.

Britain on the verge: Life along the A1

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 01:00:08 GMT

Photographer Peter Dench takes a trip along Britain's longest road recording the places and faces encountered on the way.