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'I swapped my rifle for a sewing machine'

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 00:29:35 GMT

This former infantry soldier left the British Army to pursue his passion for fashion and is now a designer in London.

'It was like WW2 swept through our house'

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 00:25:04 GMT

A man whose father killed his mother is among three writers who tell how poetry has helped them cope.

'Marauding predator' Jake Killick jailed for sex attacks

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 18:46:55 GMT

The 23-year-old was convicted of rape, sexual assault, false imprisonment and robbery.

Footage of first polar bear cub born in UK in 25 years

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 08:25:08 GMT

The "confident and curious" cub was born at Highland Wildlife Park in Kincraig, Scotland.

'You have to present the perfect face online'

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:55:12 GMT

Lex has rosacea and says it's hard to be honest about her skin online.

Russian spy: Veteran broadcaster fears for UK-Russia relations

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 22:06:27 GMT

Veteran broadcaster Vladimir Posner says UK-Russia relations are the worst he has ever known.

17th Century plague victims laid to rest

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:40:29 GMT

A service has been held in Edinburgh to bury the remains of 77 plague victims found under a school playground.

Hart: What's living in Britain's 'best' district like?

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:13:00 GMT

Hart district in Hampshire has consistently been named best place to live in the UK.

University strikes split student opinion

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:25:25 GMT

As the lecturer strike continues, we asked students in Liverpool what they make of it.

Poisoned ex-spy: Why does UK think it was Russia?

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 07:00:24 GMT

The BBC's Gordon Corera considers the attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury.

Why I enter my child in beauty pageants

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:32:35 GMT

Tracie enters her 12-year-old daughter in competitions across the UK.

'I take 'smart drugs'... despite risks'

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 06:16:57 GMT

Leora is a student who takes a 'smart drug' to help her cope with the pressures of university.

Fly-tipped road in Battlesbridge causes 'hour-long' delays

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 14:00:54 GMT

It was the second time in a year that the road was covered in rubbish.

Conwy driver jailed for head-on crash with cyclist

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 18:42:40 GMT

The driver had fallen asleep at the wheel when his car drifted into the path of the cyclist.

Disabled girl's Hoddesdon home adapted by volunteers

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 14:29:17 GMT

A toddler who was born with a hole in her heart has had her home revamped by builders.

Can these schoolchildren spot fake news?

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:17:10 GMT

Part of BBC School Report, we put them to a fake news test.

Russian spy: Why the UK is expelling diplomats

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 19:25:40 GMT

The government's expulsion of 23 embassy officials in response to the Skripal case is explained.

Can you spot fake news?

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 06:01:53 GMT

It's the phrase of the moment but have you ever been taken in?

Jeremy Corbyn: Evidence points towards Russia

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 14:18:57 GMT

Jeremy Corbyn says the "evidence points towards Russia" but does not go as far as his shadow defence secretary who said Russia was responsible for the Salisbury attack.

Salisbury poisoning attack: 'US stands in solidarity with Britain'

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 21:10:23 GMT

US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, says Russia is behind an attack on former spy Sergei Skripal in the UK.

Stephen Hawking: Five things you may not know

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 12:33:34 GMT

From being diagnosed with a life-threatening disease at 21 to experiencing zero-gravity.

Stephen Hawking: Scientist in the public eye

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 10:27:51 GMT

From meeting presidents to popes, we look back at some of Professor Hawking's most notable public appearances.

Professor Hawking 'transformed our view of the universe'

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 04:18:14 GMT

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Hawking's daughter: 'You could ask dad any question'

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 10:46:10 GMT

Lucy Hawking describes her famous scientist father being asked - what happens if you fall into a black hole?

Stephen Hawking's three great contributions to science

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 19:24:02 GMT

The physicist will be remembered mainly for three things, says fellow scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock.

Professor Stephen Hawking's greatest wish

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 05:48:42 GMT

The physicist, who has died aged 76, had motor neurone disease.

The Silent Child producers go back to school

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 18:00:58 GMT

Oscar-winning filmmakers Rachel Shenton and Chris Overton show off their award for the Silent Child to schoolchildren in Birmingham.

Stephen Hawking: Student tributes to Cambridge professor

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:32:10 GMT

A book of condolence has been opened at Gonville and Caius, the college where he was a fellow.

Stephen Hawking: Colleagues reflect on scientist's brilliance

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 12:52:25 GMT

Colleagues of the visionary physicist Stephen Hawking say he left a unique legacy.

Google captures museum treasures

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:56:45 GMT

Thousands of objects around the National Museum of Scotland go on virtual display.

Male nursery teacher: 'Men don't have to be macho'

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 01:36:41 GMT

Two in three councils that provide nursery services do not employ a single man, new figures suggest.

Labour MP Rupa Huq: Suspicious package 'part of a pattern'

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 18:26:56 GMT

Labour's Rupa Huq says security must be improved after she and other MPs from Muslim backgrounds were targeted.

Sussex student helps Nasa with space telescope

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 06:33:12 GMT

Jessica May Hislop trained as an opera singer but is now working on a Nasa telescope.

Russian spy: Putin challenged over Salisbury poisoning

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 15:47:02 GMT

The BBC's Steve Rosenberg asks Russia's president if Moscow was behind the attack on Sergei Skripal.

Hampshire 11-year-old wins international karate gold

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:18:05 GMT

Carla Rudkin-Guillen is taking on the world and has Olympic ambitions.

Telford abuse: 'I was sold twice a night'

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 11:19:09 GMT

"Holly" was a victim of child exploitation in Telford from the age of 14.

Sadiq Khan reads out online racist abuse and death threats

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 11:14:09 GMT

Sadiq Khan reads out personal racist abuse and death threats he has received online.

Meet the mum and son learning construction together

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 10:28:51 GMT

What is it like being a mum and son at construction college, and would they go into business together?

Noel Edmonds 'humbled' by suicide attempt response

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 10:33:07 GMT

TV star Noel Edmonds says he tried to take his own life after being the victim of fraud.

Spy poisoning: Johnson 'giving Russia until midnight to explain'

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 11:00:30 GMT

Boris Johnson says the reckless use of chemical weapons must end after an attack on a former Russian spy.

May: Former spy poisoned by 'military-grade nerve agent'

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 17:55:55 GMT

The prime minister tells MPs it is "highly likely" that Russia was responsible for the attack.

Watch five of Ken Dodd's best gags

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 20:03:52 GMT

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Microplastics are 'littering' riverbeds

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 20:18:03 GMT

The BBC's Victoria Gill looks under the microscope to discover the microplastics lurking in our waters.

Jamie Carragher caught on camera 'spitting' from his car

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 16:35:41 GMT

Jamie Carragher has apologised after this video emerged of him spitting towards a car from his vehicle.

Why two sisters are both having double mastectomies

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 08:01:59 GMT

A faulty gene means two sisters are at a higher risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.

Sir Vince: Brexit voters driven by nostalgia for a 'white' Britain

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 23:06:15 GMT

The Lib Dem leader said older people had "crushed the hopes and aspirations of young people".

Sugar tax: The Norwegians travelling to Sweden for sweets

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 22:59:01 GMT

Here's why some Norwegians are making a day trip to Sweden to get their sugar fix.

Legendary comedian Sir Ken Dodd has died aged 90

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 05:55:45 GMT

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Marina Litvinenko: 'Lessons haven't been learned'

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 09:59:27 GMT

Marina Litvinenko, the widow of ex-Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko who died in London from radioactive polonium, says she was given assurances this wouldn't happen again.

'Being a mum harder than fighting fires'

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 12:19:51 GMT

A mother of five who works as a retained firefighter says being a mum is harder than tackling fires.

Climbing Mount Everest while doing 'keepy uppies'

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 10:50:42 GMT

John Farnworth spent the last 10 days juggling a football all the way to Mt Everest's base camp.

What I'd say to my younger self

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 00:24:40 GMT

Four people from the University of Birmingham's 1000 Elders group on what they might do differently.

Why I take my dog to a 'top notch five-star doggie hotel'

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 09:49:06 GMT

A canine creche near Ipswich has a pool, grooming salon, rooms with televisions and play areas.

Police officer tries to stop Birmingham ram-raid

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 18:23:32 GMT

The gang used a white flat-bed lorry to smash the front window of a jeweller in Birmingham.

Customers cancelling after Salisbury spy poisoning

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 12:11:09 GMT

Business owner Molly Cook says salon appointments have been cancelled because "people are scared".

Tumour patient's donor plea over snow-hit blood stocks

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 10:26:35 GMT

Beth Cobbold, 21, from Ipswich, said she would not be alive without blood donations.

3D nipple tattoos - helping women after mastectomies

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 01:00:04 GMT

Lucy, from Bradford, uses a US developed technique currently not available in the UK, to produce realistic 3D looking nipples for breast cancer survivors.

Norwich student artist uses junk plastic to make artwork

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 10:24:30 GMT

Norwich art student Jessica Mae Gower uses her spare time to recycle plastic to make art.

Jade Hameister: Silencing sexists in a -50C wind chill

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 00:03:23 GMT

The girl who became one of the youngest people to ski to the South Pole – and made a sandwich to counter sexist critics.

'The smell of air freshener brings it back'

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 06:51:00 GMT

Fiona was groomed into prostitution at 15 and has now won the legal right not to have to tell employers.

Surgeon's eight-mile snow trek to help patient

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 12:02:42 GMT

A surgeon who trekked through the snow for almost three hours to operate on a cancer patient has been thanked by the man she treated.

Footballer Jonathan Walters opens up about the death of his mother

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 10:16:26 GMT

Footballer Jonathan Walters opens up about the death of his mother.

The Crufts dogs dining at Birmingham hotel

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 13:38:08 GMT

The dogs who are showing at Crufts can join owners while they eat at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole.

'Bullying and harassment' at House of Commons

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 04:52:58 GMT

A BBC Newsnight investigation uncovers allegations of mistreatment of female employees.

Meet ParalympicsGB's curling team

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 02:55:15 GMT

Nikki Fox tries out wheelchair curling with the team, before they head to Pyeongchang.

Irish abortion referendum: Two women's stories

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 19:04:39 GMT

The Irish public is to vote in a referendum on abortion, prompting women to share their stories.

Meghan Markle hugs schoolgirl on International Women's Day visit

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 13:34:43 GMT

The girl, who dreams of being an actress, met the Suits star at an event promoting girls' careers in science.

Jess Phillips reads names of women 'killed by male violence'

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 16:02:53 GMT

Jess Phillips read out a list of women killed by male violence in the UK in the last year.

Five ways to break up with plastic

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:57:04 GMT

From boar hair toothbrushes to beeswax food wrap, here's how you can dump the disposable plastics.

Finally going home after Westminster Bridge attack

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 03:12:58 GMT

Police officer Kris Aves was paralysed after being hit by the van in the Westminster Bridge attack.

International Women's Day: The 93-year-old spy still keeping war secrets

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:22:27 GMT

Helen Taylor Thompson signed the Official Secrets Act at 19 and worked in Churchill's "secret army".

Porton Down: Britain's secret research facility

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 14:53:05 GMT

Ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia have been poisoned by a nerve agent. It was identified at Porton Down, which is Britain's military research base.

'Swerve the car' footage shows dangers of 'stupid' game

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 18:27:15 GMT

Police release footage of "swerve the car" game to show the dangers.

You might think it's stopped, but...

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 14:49:35 GMT

Snow is still causing disruption across northern Wales and England.

Crowds gather to protest against Saudi visit

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 09:30:30 GMT

Demonstrators protest near Downing Street during a visit by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

CCTV shows poisoned spy buying scratchcards

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 17:27:47 GMT

Footage has emerged of Sergei Skripal at a shop in Salisbury just five days before he collapsed.

Saudi Crown Prince's billboard welcome

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:23:23 GMT

Huge signs promoting the high profile visitor to the UK have appeared around London.

Facebook boss tells women not to fear 'failing hard'

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:22:00 GMT

Nicola Mendelsohn uses International Women's Day to urge more women to join the tech industry.

Female firefighter hangs up boots

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 23:54:55 GMT

Heather Smart, the first woman firefighter in Northern Ireland, speaks to BBC News NI as she hangs up her helmet after 27 years.

Martin Lewis: ‘Mum's death was end of my childhood’

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 07:53:52 GMT

Money saving expert Martin Lewis opens up about the death of his mum when he was just 12-years-old.

When step-free on London's Tube isn't actually step-free

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 01:04:06 GMT

Wheelchair users say London's newest "step-free" Tube stations still aren't accessible.

What drove Milly Thomas to write a play about suicide?

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 03:27:15 GMT

Playwright Milly Thomas explains why she wanted to create a play about suicide.

May stony faced at Corbyn 'mansplaining'

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 14:54:57 GMT

Jeremy Corbyn mentions International Women's Day and Theresa May accuses him of 'mansplaining'.

Meet the award-winning bus mechanic mum

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 12:04:52 GMT

Pamela Chapman was a single mother with poor qualifications, now she's an award-winning bus mechanic.

Tree spikes to keep the birds away

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 17:35:39 GMT

The RSPB said the spikes were an "accepted method to prevent birds".

Guess how many calories are in your lunch

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 11:55:05 GMT

Newsbeat went to find out if people could guess how many calories are in typical lunchtime meals.

Blind footballer 'can't imagine life without' guide dog

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 12:38:00 GMT

Blind footballer Nathan Edge said he 'can't imagine life without' guide dog Hudson who is retiring because of hip dysplasia.

Grime through time: A brief history of one of the UK's biggest music genres

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 05:09:20 GMT

These are the moments that helped make grime one of the biggest music genres to come out of the UK.

Whistleblower: ‘I stole politicians’ rubbish’

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 22:36:39 GMT

A former private investigator has spoken out about criminal activity he was involved in while obtaining information for newspapers including the Sunday Times.

Devon vigilante Reg battles 'pothole plague'

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 01:27:10 GMT

A Devon councillor is on a one-man mission to fill potholes left by atrocious weather.

Tom Rebair wins ambassador award after overcoming anorexia

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 17:13:57 GMT

Tom Rebair has won a Prince's Trust award for turning his life around after developing anorexia.

The recycling industry's £2.8bn problem

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 17:26:49 GMT

In England, the packaging industry contributes less than 10% of the £2.8bn needed to recycle their plastics.

Teen with dwarfism hopes success will end prejudice

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 11:29:49 GMT

A Bristol teenager who has a growth disorder scooped 14 medals at the World Dwarf Games.

I've been snowed-in for six days

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:49:47 GMT

Deb Huby from Nenthead in Cumbria says "the snow goes three quarters of the way up the door".

The 'alarming rise' of counterfeit drug Xanax

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:03:35 GMT

Xanax tablets laced with a deadly painkiller are being used as a party drug.

Turning unwanted objects into mosaic art

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:04:35 GMT

Art teacher Caroline Jariwala talks mosaics and why she doesn't grade her students.

Russian spy incident: What we know

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 06:46:42 GMT

Two people fell ill on a park bench in Salisbury, and now a nerve agent is revealed to be the cause.

Trampoline park injuries 'more serious', hospital finds

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:16:38 GMT

Children suffered worse injuries at trampoline parks than when using home equipment, a hospital finds.

Paddleboarding 'a wonderful way to journey'

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 11:05:43 GMT

Sian Sykes is aiming to become the first person to stand-up paddleboard around Wales.