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Terror arrest near Houses of Parliament

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:37:03 GMT

A man carrying knives is wrestled to the ground by armed police in an "intelligence-led" operation.

Merkel's Brexit stance shows need for Tory poll win - May

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:43:41 GMT

The prime minister says the German chancellor's stance shows why her party needs to win the election.

Antiques Roadshow expert died after hospital 'neglect'

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:06:36 GMT

Medics failed to resuscitate Alice Gibson-Watt quickly enough after a cardiac arrest, an inquest rules.

Elizabeth Hart-Browne cleared of murdering boyfriend

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:15:11 GMT

The trial heard Elizabeth Hart-Browne cried "I have just killed the man I love" after stabbing Stephen Rayner.

Police officer 'not racist' for using black monkey toy

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:35:07 GMT

His black colleague said she felt "ridiculed" after the toy was left on her desk.

Homicide and knife crime rates 'up in England and Wales'

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:20:37 GMT

The total number of recorded crimes in England and Wales rose by 9% in 2016, figures show.

Government bid to delay air pollution plan fails

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:05:12 GMT

The UK Government has lost a court bid to delay publication of its air pollution strategy.

Children 'don't feel safe online', study finds

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:35:09 GMT

The NSPCC says they are not shielded from inappropriate images, messages of self-harm and bullying.

Johnson: Difficult to say 'no' to Syria strike

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:10:43 GMT

Boris Johnson says it would be hard for the UK to refuse help but Jeremy Corbyn says he would ask the UN to step in.

Boy, 3, rescued from sinkhole on Exmouth Beach in Devon

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:04:35 GMT

The child thought he was stepping into a puddle but sank up to his waist.

Marine A Alexander Blackman to be freed 'on Friday'

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:22:44 GMT

Campaigners celebrate the imminent release of a marine jailed for killing a wounded Taliban fighter.

Why politicians are falling out over Syria

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:10:12 GMT

Boris Johnson is at the centre of divided opinion.

With this Spam I thee wed

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:08:25 GMT

An English couple have married at a Spam museum in Minnesota.

Is coconut the cream of the milk stars?

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:09:18 GMT

UK sandwich chain Pret A Manger has said that coconut is driving its sales forward - so we went out to conduct a "taste test" to see what flavours get you licking your lips.

What is a mugwump?

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:53:38 GMT

Boris Johnson has called Jeremy Corbyn a mugwump, but what does that even mean?

Where do the main parties stand on Brexit?

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:56:53 GMT

Ahead of the UK's general election, a look at where the parties stand on Brexit.

Fixing a Devon tortoise with a broken shell

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:03:15 GMT

Dora the giant tortoise had broken her shell - so how did vets go about patching her up?

Firefighter's video captures Farnborough gas main fire

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:31:49 GMT

Homes are evacuated as crews spend five hours tackling a 1,000C fire in a gas main in Farnborough, Hampshire.

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Dame Judi: I love Tracey Ullman's 'evil Judi' sketches

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:27:12 GMT

But she reveals that the sketches cause people to view her cautiously in shops in real life.

Car-free Channel Island in Avis car hire advert 'gaffe'

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:32:33 GMT

The car hire firm mistakenly recommends "untouched" Sark as a "great location" for taking a drive.

You say chorizo...

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:06:38 GMT

Masterchef viewers get heated on Twitter about the right way to say the spicy sausage.

Mugwump and Boris Johnson: What meaning did he intend?

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:25:27 GMT

The foreign secretary says he thinks the word is from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

'Strong and stable'

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:41:08 GMT

The Tories crammed 16 mentions of their election slogan into Prime Minister's Questions - does the tactic work?

Reality check

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:56:54 GMT

How does the cost of the triple-lock compare with other ways of protecting pensions?

Bridge of bikes

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:20:27 GMT

How Tadcaster, a town famous for breweries and a broken bridge, is trying to redefine itself through the Tour de Yorkshire.

Sense of loss

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 01:06:01 GMT

Molly Watt was born severely deaf but as a teenager discovered she was going blind too.

Grown ups

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 01:23:37 GMT

New research finds the age millennials feel like adults is dependent on life-changing events.