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Supreme Court to rule on foreign spouse income limit

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:11:48 GMT

The income barrier prevents thousands of Britons from bringing their foreign spouse to the UK.

Street parties planned to remember murdered MP Jo Cox

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:52:04 GMT

Her widower said the event was a "fitting tribute" to the mother-of-two, who was murdered last June.

Southern guards in 24-hour walkout after failed talks

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:24:33 GMT

Southern rail says it expects to run up to 75% of services despite the walkout in the safety row.

NICE advice to look for 'soft' signs of child abuse

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:47:00 GMT

Signs may include excessive clinginess, recurrent nightmares or over-friendliness towards strangers.

British suicide bomber dies in attack on Iraqi forces in Mosul

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:34:16 GMT

A man who blew himself up in Iraq two days ago was Ronald Fiddler, an ex-Guantanamo Bay inmate, the BBC understands.

Liverpool killer Shaun Walmsley in armed escape

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:52:42 GMT

Police say two armed men helped killer Shaun Walmsley escape while on a hospital visit.

Prince Harry praises teacher 'compassion'

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:18:05 GMT

The best teachers go beyond academic lessons to pass on lessons in compassion, says Prince Harry.

Tube disruption as drivers walk out

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:06:03 GMT

Both the Central line and Waterloo and City line face severe disruption.

PCs bought tea at McDonald's before attending 999 call

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:48:39 GMT

The police officers stopped to buy a cup of tea before attending a 999 call to a suicidal woman.

Thousands of firms sued for rate arrears

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:09:37 GMT

New research suggests that thousands of businesses across England and Wales were taken to magistrates courts last year for non payment of their business rates.

School building repairs 'to cost £6.7bn', report estimates

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:56:53 GMT

The government has pledged billions for free schools while existing buildings are deteriorating, watchdog finds.

By-election campaigning in Stoke and Copeland draws to a close

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:06:13 GMT

Candidates make a final pitch to voters in contests prompted by the resignations of two Labour MPs.

Get Carter gangland murder appeal rejected

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:54:01 GMT

Michael Luvaglio maintains he did not kill Angus Sibbet in a suspected gangland execution in 1967.

Magnitsky bill turns UK into 'hostile environment' for kleptocrats

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:59:26 GMT

The bill was largely prompted by Sergei Magnitsky, who died after uncovering fraud in Russia.

Scottish Conservative MSP Annie Wells on being young and gay

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:21:23 GMT

Scottish Conservative MSP Annie Wells tells Holyrood that coming to terms with being gay as a young teenager took her to a "dark and confusing place".

Prince Harry: Best teachers go beyond text books

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:25:41 GMT

Prince Harry explains what he thinks the best teachers can do for pupils.

Police pension widow 'made to choose between love or money'

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:06:45 GMT

Pension rules for police widows in Wales and England have been called "antiquated" and "manifestly unfair".

Ordsall Chord: Manchester rail link bridge lifted into place

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:44:57 GMT

The 600 tonne bridge across the River Irwell will link Manchester's Victoria and Piccadilly stations.

Pie-eating Sutton keeper Wayne Shaw resigns

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:06:07 GMT

Sutton United have accepted the resignation of reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw, who is under investigation for potentially breaching betting rules.

Trafficking victim: 'I was raped and blindfolded underground'

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:01:06 GMT

'Anna' was trafficked from Albania into the UK last year by someone pretending to be her boyfriend.

Fearne Cotton talks about her struggle with depression

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:03:44 GMT

The TV and radio host has written a personal book on coping with depression.

BBC Breakfast

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:41:12 GMT

BBC coverage of latest developments

Mystery Irish woman gives £50k fiver to charity

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:03:47 GMT

An Irish woman who found a five-pound note engraved with a portrait of Jane Austen donates it to charity.

Brit Awards: Skepta and Bowie expected to take home prizes

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:44:23 GMT

The countdown to the Brit Awards has begun. Who's performing, and who's going to win?

Newspaper review: The £1m bomber and 'storm chaos'

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:30:40 GMT

A British suicide bomber makes many of the front pages, while others warn of the incoming Storm Doris.

Hens housed

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:08:55 GMT

Stickers are appearing on egg boxes to clarify that previously free range hens have been kept indoors.

Reality Check

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:54:30 GMT

Aggregate figures exclude inflation and an adjustment for successful appeals.

Co-ordinated campaign?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:10:26 GMT

Why are pro-Russian social media accounts suddenly targeting UKIP?

Label laws

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:28:22 GMT

How Brexit might create complications for the way food in the UK is labelled.

'Fabulous supervillain'

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:02:13 GMT

Internet "supervillain" Milo Yiannopoulos is dropped from a conference and has a book deal cancelled.

Jeepers Creepers

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:59:35 GMT

After the actress ate a spider's leg, we look at whether the UK should embrace eating insects.

Inexcusable inaction

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:41:33 GMT

More than 600 black South Africans drowned in WW1 when their ship was struck by a Royal Mail vessel. But why did the captain blamed for the tragedy do nothing to help?