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General election 2017: Two million register to vote

General election 2017: Two million register to vote

Image copyright Reuters Image caption People have until the end of Monday 22 May to register More than two million people have registered to vote in the month since Theresa May said she wanted to hold a snap general election on 8 June. The highest number of registrations so far was on 18 April, the […]

Cigarettes sold in plain green packs under new rules

Cigarettes sold in plain green packs under new rules

Image copyright PA Image caption All cigarettes must be sold in plain green packaging with health warnings New rules have come into force which mean cigarettes and tobacco must be sold in plain green packets and carry graphic health warnings. The rules, which also end the sale of packets of 10, are designed to deter […]

Labour’s Emily Thornberry ‘wrong’ over Trident review

Labour’s Emily Thornberry ‘wrong’ over Trident review

Media captionMs Griffith said Labour was “absolutely committed” to Trident Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry was “wrong” to suggest Labour might drop its commitment to the UK’s nuclear deterrent, the party’s defence spokesman has said. Nia Griffith told BBC Newsnight it was “already settled” that Trident would remain if the party came into power. Ms […]

Conservatives stand by migration target ‘aim’

Conservatives stand by migration target ‘aim’

Image copyright PA The Conservatives have defended their pledge to cut net migration to “tens of thousands” after Labour said it would never be met. Treasury Chief Secretary David Gauke told BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions it was an “aim – it doesn’t have a timetable”. But he said it would “drive policy” in terms […]

Pippa Middleton’s wedding: What can guests expect?

Pippa Middleton’s wedding: What can guests expect?

Image copyright PA Image caption James and Pippa were pictured together at Wimbledon in 2016 It is the big day for Pippa Middleton and her fiancĂ© James Matthews, whose nuptials have fuelled impatient guesses over wedding dresses, guests and menus. Miss Middleton, the younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, got engaged last year to […]

The UK’s most delayed airlines revealed

The UK’s most delayed airlines revealed

Image copyright BEN STANSALL Image caption Only 75% of UK flight arrivals landed on time, according to Which? Air Transat, Icelandair and Norwegian Air Shuttle are the least punctual airlines in Britain, research from Which? has found. The consumer group analysed landing times for 850,000 flights at 25 UK airports and found that on average […]

Violet-Grace Youens death: Driver Aidan McAteer jailed

Violet-Grace Youens death: Driver Aidan McAteer jailed

Image copyright Merseyside Police Image caption Driver Aidan McAteer, left. and passenger Dean Brennan, right, ran past Violet-Grace Youens as she lay injured on the ground A man has been jailed for the hit-and-run death of a four-year-old girl who was struck by his speeding car when it mounted a pavement in Merseyside. Violet-Grace Youens […]

School in ‘lockdown’ after travellers arrive

School in ‘lockdown’ after travellers arrive

Image copyright EDDIE MITCHELL Image caption Up to 30 caravans pitched up on the school field A school went into “lockdown” when travellers with up to 30 caravans moved onto its playing field while pupils were in their lessons. They parked up at Hazelwick School in Crawley, West Sussex, after a padlock securing the grounds […]

Cyclist Becky James’ mother breaks pelvis in bike knock

Cyclist Becky James’ mother breaks pelvis in bike knock

Image copyright @ChrisCwmheulog/Twitter The mother of a Welsh Olympic medal-winning cyclist has been knocked over while cycling, breaking her pelvis. Olympian Becky James, 25, pleaded with people to “think bike” after her mother Christine James was hit. The 55-year-old, from Abergavenny, tweeted a picture of herself wearing a neck brace after the incident in Monmouthshire […]

Stephen Port: Victims’ families ‘appalled’ at police inquiry progress

Stephen Port: Victims’ families ‘appalled’ at police inquiry progress

Media captionRelatives of Stephen Port’s victims want to know why no officer has been interviewed about failings in the investigation Families of victims of a serial killer are appalled at the inquiry into police failings associated with the case. Stephen Port, 42, was sentenced to life imprisonment in November 2016 after being found guilty of […]