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Labour is 'ready' to govern, Jeremy Corbyn tells party conference
The Labour leader vows to "rebuild and transform our country" in his party conference speech.
(Wed, 26 Sep 2018 14:19:01 GMT)

Birmingham pub bombing inquests: Suspects will not be named
Suspects in the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings will not be named at inquests, the appeal court rules.
(Wed, 26 Sep 2018 14:35:01 GMT)

Thames whale: 'Lost' beluga moves towards estuary
The whale, nicknamed Benny, was first spotted around barges in Gravesend on Tuesday.
(Wed, 26 Sep 2018 12:47:50 GMT)

Contaminated blood scandal: We are sorry, says government
Lawyers for the government tell public inquiry, "things happened that should not have happened".
(Wed, 26 Sep 2018 14:13:34 GMT)

Pret inquest: Flight crew did not use defibrillator on dying girl
Cabin crew stood by emergency exits instead of fetching a defibrillator, an inquest hears.
(Wed, 26 Sep 2018 14:40:42 GMT)

Two dead at Manchester's Britannia Hotel
One man fell to his death and another was found in a room at the Britannia Hotel.
(Wed, 26 Sep 2018 12:17:35 GMT)

Boohoo sales boost after summer of cycling shorts
Sales have more than doubled at Boohoo brands PrettyLittleThing and NastyGal after a resurgence of 90s trends.
(Wed, 26 Sep 2018 13:30:36 GMT)

Girlguiding says girls not at risk from trans inclusion
The response came after two volunteers were expelled for protesting against the organisation.
(Wed, 26 Sep 2018 07:16:04 GMT)

PM calls for jailed mother to be released
Theresa May makes a plea for a British-Iranian woman to be freed in talks with Iran's president.
(Wed, 26 Sep 2018 11:00:27 GMT)

Monkeypox: Heathcare worker is third UK case of disease
The person was involved in the care of a patient with the disease, Public Health England says.
(Wed, 26 Sep 2018 10:48:40 GMT)

Fall in strength and fitness of 10-year-olds, study shows
The children were heavier and taller but scored worse in strength and fitness tests, the study found.
(Wed, 26 Sep 2018 11:21:53 GMT)

Powys restaurant The Checkers returns Michelin star
The owners of The Checkers in Powys hand back the prestigious award to "put family first".
(Wed, 26 Sep 2018 12:51:04 GMT)

Groomed by a gang: A survivor's story
A victim of Newcastle's grooming gangs tells the BBC she believes "warning signs" were missed.
(Wed, 26 Sep 2018 03:17:55 GMT)

The millennials mixing drinks like Harry Potter
At a new Harry Potter-inspired cocktail bar, groups of friends are wrapped in cloaks, waving wands and sipping potions out of smouldering cauldrons.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 23:06:05 GMT)

Whale in Thames spotted near Gravesend again
A whale seen in the Thames near Gravesend re-surfaces in the area again.
(Wed, 26 Sep 2018 11:53:33 GMT)

Labour conference: Corbyn on Brexit and EU trade deal
Jeremy Corbyn warns the PM that if she cannot negotiate a "sensible deal" then she needs "to make way for a party that can and will".
(Wed, 26 Sep 2018 13:36:09 GMT)

London knife crime: Who was Jermaine Goupall?
Family members and friends remember Jermaine Goupall, who was 15 years old when he was murdered.
(Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:04:45 GMT)

At the Labour Party conference for the first time
Elsie is attending her first Labour Party conference. Fellow party activist Chris showed her around.
(Wed, 26 Sep 2018 04:16:17 GMT)

Manchester transgender vicar leads church diversity push
A transgender vicar has led a unique project to foster better diversity in the Church of England.
(Wed, 26 Sep 2018 11:20:29 GMT)

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(Mon, 03 Sep 2018 06:55:21 GMT)

Philip Pullman loses His Dark Materials ballpoint pen
The Oxford-based writer has turned to Twitter in the hope the pen case, Montblanc ballpoint pen and pencil can be tracked down.
(Wed, 26 Sep 2018 12:39:07 GMT)

What the F? Raindance film festival adopts new rating
The Raindance film festival is one of the largest to date to use the female-friendly classification.
(Wed, 26 Sep 2018 14:35:14 GMT)

Meghan closes a car door and some people can't handle it
There is praise and ridicule as the Duchess of Sussex shuts a door, but did she break protocol?
(Wed, 26 Sep 2018 11:10:39 GMT)

Edinburgh nightclub meme: What was being said
The story behind a nightclub photo that has exploded on the internet.
(Wed, 26 Sep 2018 09:48:30 GMT)

Baby names: Is Muhammad the most popular?
Oliver was declared the most popular boys' name but are there actually more babies called Muhammad?
(Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:45:09 GMT)

A postcard from Bristol: Dead fish and derelict pubs
More than 100 pictures showing the "proper" side of Bristol are sent to a community competition.
(Wed, 26 Sep 2018 01:12:50 GMT)

'I hid my baby from social services in case they took it away'
How some disabled mothers are often seen as a risk to their children.
(Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:32:22 GMT)

The Apprentice: 'Not one candidate is actually stupid'
Lord Sugar explains why contestants are often much smarter than they appear on the series.
(Wed, 26 Sep 2018 10:19:06 GMT)

Are young kids getting too much homework?
Rob Delaney sparks a social media debate about whether children should have more time to play.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 19:17:01 GMT)

Reality Check: What is Labour's Brexit plan?
Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer has outlined how his party will react to any Brexit deal.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 16:25:15 GMT)

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