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June 25, 2019

Election debate: Tories dismiss criticism over Twitter 'fact-checking' row

The party says it is entitled to rebut "nonsense" amid calls for action over rebranded Twitter account.

Prince Andrew: Letter casts doubt on when duke met Epstein

The Duke of York's friendship with a sex offender was years longer than he told the BBC, the letter says.

Simon Cheng: Former UK consulate worker says he was tortured in China

The man, detained in August, says he was blindfolded and beaten for his part in Hong Kong's protests.

General election 2019: Lib Dems promise 20,000 more teachers

The party is promising billions more for schools in England, taken from a £50bn so-called "Remain bonus".

Millions 'missing out' on NHS dentistry

Patients are being turned away, stuck on waiting lists and put off by cost, BBC analysis suggests.

Tottenham: Jose Mourinho appointed after Mauricio Pochettino sacked

Jose Mourinho is appointed as Tottenham manager after the Premier League club sacked Mauricio Pochettino on Tuesday.

Ilford stabbing: Man killed in fight outside flats

The 19-year-old was found with fatal stab wounds by police in east London.

Euromillions £105m jackpot won by UK ticket-holder

The National Lottery's senior winners' adviser urged players to check their tickets.

Emilia Clarke: Nude Game of Thrones scenes were 'hard'

The actress, who played Daenerys in the HBO show, says we live in "shifting times for nudity".

Plymouth students registered to vote without consent

Plymouth City Council said admin errors meant hundreds of students were registered by mistake.

Freelancers should be paid higher minimum wage, says think tank

A higher rate would insulate workers from some of the risk they face, according to think tank Demos

General election 2019 debate: Corbyn and Johnson fact-checked

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn have clashed in the first leaders' debate, we've been looking into some of their claims.

Election debate: Five things from Johnson v Corbyn head-to-head

We look at the big moments from the party leaders' first TV debate in the run up to the general election

Election debate: How did it play out online?

As Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson faced off on ITV, their supporters clashed online.

General Election 2019: Greens pledge zero carbon by 2030 in manifesto

The party wants to spend £100bn a year on tackling climate change - and calls for a new EU referendum.

General Election 2019: Tory £1.2 trillion Labour spending claim fact-checked

The Conservative Party claims Labour's spending plans would cost an extra £1.2tn over the next five years.

How to buy an Instagram following

The growing marketplace for buying fake followers on the social media site.

Why Stormzy was 'heartbroken' after Glastonbury show

UK grime star reveals how tech issues in his historic headline set left him "in hysterics".

Line of Duty: All you need to know to get up to speed for series six

Here's a summary of all the case files to date, in our handy bluffer's guide.

Musicians 'have to be proactive' on climate change

Emma Banks puts on tours for some of the world's biggest musicians - but says they need to change.

Britain's 'unprecedented' drug shortage

File on 4 looks at the impact Britain's medicine shortage crisis is having on patients.

I'm A Celebrity: Inside the world of Jane McDonald fandom

Radio 1's Adele took a photo of the reality star into the jungle and people were confused.

I won the lottery at 22, here's what happened next

It's 25 years since the first ever National Lottery - we speak to someone who's won it.

Forgotten cache of RNLI pictures 'preserved for posterity'

About 13,000 pictures of lifeboats and crew, the oldest from the 1920s, were found in a dusty pile.

General election 2019: What questions do you have?

What do you want to know about polling, policies (or anything else) ahead of the 2019 general election?

Johnson v Corbyn: The head-to-head in three minutes

The two leaders locked horns over the NHS, Brexit and the Royal Family in a live TV debate

Dear Evan Hansen: Musical about teen suicide comes to West End

The creators of the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen reveal why they decided to make a musical centred around teen suicide.

Election debate: Conservatives defend 'factcheckUK' Twitter profile

The Tory press office was rebranded as "factcheckUK" for Tuesday's live TV debate.

The Billy Chips helping homeless people in Bristol

Meg Abernethy-Hope and her family help homeless people in Bristol in memory of her brother Billy.

Is harassment making women quit the gym?

Up to seven in 10 women have had an uncomfortable experience at the gym, according to a recent survey of 1,800 women.

Attenborough: People have shown they care about plastic pollution

Sir David Attenborough says people's response to plastic pollution has been encouraging

The Papers: 'Survival' and 'floundering' in election debate

The papers review the televised head-to-head between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn.

HMP Peterborough inmate poured flask of boiling water on guard

Stephen Shears claimed he was forced to carry out the attack by other inmates.

Man who stabbed Camelon grandmother 47 times jailed

William Finlay told police he should be "shot in the head" after killing the grandmother in her Camelon flat.

Dr Michael Watt: Neurologist 'carried out hundreds of needless procedures'

Dr Michael Watt was responsible for a huge spike in the number of blood patches carried out in 2015 and 2016.

Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder: Mum's fight for diagnosis

Catherine Griffiths eventually discovered her children had Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

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