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Michelle Thomson MP: 'Why I talked about my childhood rape'

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:53:00 GMT

MP Michelle Thomson, who revealed in the House of Commons that she was raped at the age of 14, has explained why she decided to speak out.



Conservatives win Sleaford by-election

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:01:22 GMT

Conservative candidate Caroline Johnson has won the Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election.



Rifkind: 'Boris certainly isn't dull'

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:03:24 GMT

Former foreign secretary says Boris Johnson's appointment was a 'gamble'



Dog thrown from car in Essex paralysed but wags tail

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:31:07 GMT

A dog which is paralysed after being thrown from a car has wagged its tail and is receiving "lots of TLC", the RSPCA says.



Sheep gets head stuck in traffic cone on Hertfordshire farm

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:23:42 GMT

A sheep had a traffic cone removed from its head after the RSPCA was called to reports that it was "trapped".



Check your pocket: The £20,000 fivers

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:36:20 GMT

Artist Graham Short's tiny engravings of Jane Austen on four £5 notes could make anyone who finds one £20,000.



How MOT saved cancer sufferer's life

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:49:07 GMT

Thomas was diagnosed with prostate cancer after Errol McKellar - mechanic and cancer survivor - persuaded him to get a test during a visit to his garage.



Luciana Berger: Posts were anti-Semitic, violent and pornographic

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:30:26 GMT

The Labour MP Luciana Berger, who has suffered racial harassment online, says she is worried about the rise of far right extremists in the UK.



Brexit challenge: Gina Miller 'employs security'

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:35:44 GMT

Gina Miller, the woman behind the Brexit legal challenge, has told the BBC she has employed security to protect herself.



Car crushed after bin lorry hits car port in Colchester

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:17:12 GMT

A car is crushed after a bin lorry hits a car port, causing it to collapse.



No 10 Christmas lights switched on

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:31:05 GMT

Theresa May warms up the young crowd pantomime-style before switching on the No 10 Christmas lights.



Labour councillor: 'Stalker harassed me with letters'

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:19:10 GMT

A Labour councillor has told BBC Radio 5 live how a 'stalker' was imprisoned for harassing her with personal letters.



Father Christmas gives 'magical' sign language surprise

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:13:03 GMT

A girl has a "magical" surprise when a Father Christmas begins to talk with her using sign language.



Formula 1's Jenson Button awarded honorary degree in Bath

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:14:26 GMT

Retired racer Jenson Button MBE adds an honorary degree in engineering to his list of achievements.



Boris Johnson says Saudi Arabia is playing proxy wars

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:33:58 GMT

Boris Johnson has accused Britain's ally, Saudi Arabia, of engaging in "proxy wars" in the Middle East.



Knife crime: Why are more young people carrying blades?

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:22:27 GMT

Knife crime has risen by 9% across the UK, and in London by 16%, in the past two years. But why are more young people carrying knives?



'See past my disability, give me a job'

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:46:17 GMT

June is disabled and was unable to find a job for three years.



'Lusty's farewell': A short history of former HMS Illustrious

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:51:01 GMT

Watch a short history of aircraft carrier Illustrious as the vessel leaves its Portsmouth base for the last time.