UK News - BBC

June 25, 2019

Labour anti-Semitism row: Advert criticises Jeremy Corbyn

Labour lords accuse party leader Jeremy Corbyn of presiding over a "toxic culture" of anti-Semitism.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 'in psychiatric ward'

Her move to a hospital in Tehran follows a hunger strike last month in protest at her detention in Iran.

Domestic abuse report exposes hidden side of rural life

Victims of domestic abuse in rural areas suffer longer and are less likely to get support, says report.

Brexit: Bosses seek cut to immigrant salary threshold

Business lobby groups say ministers must act to avoid "acute" skills shortages after Brexit.

Older victims of crime not cared for well enough, says report

Two watchdogs have "grave" concerns about how police and prosecutors treat victims of crime aged over 60.

Apollo 11: Partial lunar eclipse on 50th anniversary

The Moon appears red on the day of the 50th anniversary of the historic space flight.

And the most-played song on UK radio is... Chasing Cars

It's a song from 2006, by a band from Northern Ireland... But what is it?

'Cordless' Dyson fan advert falls foul of watchdog

The UK Advertising Standards Authority bans a Dyson ad for implying fan is cordless.

Climate change: 'No brainer' fuel change to cut transport carbon

MPs say the simple step of adding more ethanol to the UK's fuel mix would be same as taking 700,000 cars off the roads.

Labour pledges to end in-work poverty in first full term

The party says it will eliminate the "modern-day scourge" if it wins the next election.

Exmoor big picnic to mark 70 years of national parks

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will join 500 picnickers at Exmoor national park.

Tiptree Jam factory blamed for water problems on Essex estate

People living on a new estate near the Tiptree factory say low water pressure leaves them in a jam.

What can be done about Scotland's drugs crisis?

Experts back five ways of trying to halt Scotland's rising toll of drug-related deaths.

Females to the fore? What golf is doing to attract more women

Golf has realised it needs to make the sport more attractive to women, on and off the playing course.

Syrian conflict: Helping children through the horror of bomb blasts

A new medical guide aims to improve the chances of saving children's lives, and limbs, in war zones.

Can you imagine your way to success?

Djokovic credited the power of imagining after his Wimbledon win. Sports psychologists explain how it works.

Jolyon Palmer column: Lewis Hamilton makes winning in F1 look easy

Lewis Hamilton is proving too good this season, leaving Valtteri Bottas behind, says Jolyon Palmer.

Toxic chemicals: How safe is your furniture?

MPs warn that Britons are being exposed to a "cocktail of chemicals" from birth. What are the risks?

London Bridge attacks: Unseen footage from the scene

The BBC has obtained footage of the night which shows unarmed police and members of the public as they tried to confront the armed men.

Conjoined twins: How doctors separated twins joined at the head

Exclusive access to Great Ormond Street as surgeons worked to separate two girls who shared a skull.

Scottish wildcat kittens born in captivity

Two Scottish wildcat kittens have been born in a captive breeding programme in the Highlands.

Choosing the woman who will be my new voice

When Rose Brown was aged 12, she was hit by a drink driver and left unable to walk or talk. She's now been able to choose how she sounds.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were the star guests at the Lion King premiere

The Lion King stars meet the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the film's European premiere.

Newspaper headlines: General election murmurs and TV licence pleas

Boris Johnson's reported plans for an early election and a possible no-deal Brexit lead the papers.

Yousef Makki stab death: Father 'will never stop fighting for justice'

Yousef Makki, 17, was stabbed in the heart with a flick knife, with another teenager cleared of murdering him.

East Midlands Ambulance Service: Trust makes 'significant improvements'

East Midlands Ambulance Service has previously faced financial and response times issues.

Patricia Henry: Man charged over death of missing woman

No trace of Patricia Henry, 46, has been found since she went missing from Girvan in November 2017.

PSNI 'did not hold meetings with UVF' over bonfire dispute

Senior officer responds to claim police "engaged" with an alleged UVF leader during bonfire dispute.

Education: New school curriculum 'could widen achievement gap'

A survey suggests only 30% of teachers at pilot schools think it will benefit poorer pupils.


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