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BCC: ‘Robust’ manufacturing fails to boost UK growth

BCC: ‘Robust’ manufacturing fails to boost UK growth

Image copyright Getty Images Despite progress in the manufacturing sector, the UK economy grew at a muted rate in the third quarter of 2017, says the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC). It says the number of manufacturers reporting improved domestic sales and orders rose in the quarter to their highest level since early 2015. Export […]

British IS recruiter Sally-Anne Jones ‘killed by drone’

British IS recruiter Sally-Anne Jones ‘killed by drone’

Image copyright Unknown British IS recruiter Sally-Anne Jones was reportedly killed in a US drone strike in Syria, in June. Jones, from Chatham in Kent, joined so-called Islamic State after converting to Islam and travelling to Syria in 2013. Her death was first reported by The Sun. The BBC’s security correspondent Frank Gardner said Jones […]

Belfast murder victim ‘lay dead for two years’

Belfast murder victim ‘lay dead for two years’

Image copyright PAcemaker Image caption A police vehicle was stationed outside the flat complex on Thursday morning The body of a woman who is believed to have been murdered may have lain undiscovered for more than two years, police have said. Marie Conlon, 68, was discovered dead in bed in a flat at Larkspur Rise […]

Great Ormond Street Hospital ‘failing’ intersex children

Great Ormond Street Hospital ‘failing’ intersex children

Great Ormond Street Hospital is not meeting care standards for intersex children, a BBC investigation says. It found that some patients who had been born with sexual development disorders, and their families, had no access to psychological care. And not all cases were properly discussed before the patient had life changing, irreversible surgery. Health regulator […]

British IS recruiter Sally-Anne Jones ‘killed by drone’

British IS recruiter Sally-Anne Jones ‘killed by drone’

Image copyright Unknown British IS recruiter Sally-Anne Jones was reportedly killed in a US drone strike in Syria, in June. Jones, from Chatham in Kent, joined so-called Islamic State after converting to Islam and travelling to Syria in 2013. Her death was first reported by The Sun. The BBC’s security correspondent Frank Gardner said Jones […]

Belfast murder victim ‘lay dead for two years’

Belfast murder victim ‘lay dead for two years’

Image copyright PAcemaker Image caption A police vehicle was stationed outside the flat complex on Thursday morning The body of a woman who is believed to have been murdered may have lain undiscovered for more than two years, police have said. Marie Conlon, 68, was discovered dead in bed in a flat at Larkspur Rise […]

Scotland: Gordon Strachan leaves his position as national manager

Scotland: Gordon Strachan leaves his position as national manager

Gordon Strachan was appointed Scotland manager in January 2013 Gordon Strachan has left his position as Scotland manager by “mutual consent”. The decision, taken in conjunction with the Scottish FA board, follows two failed qualification campaigns. Strachan and his assistant Mark McGhee have stepped down with immediate effect. “On behalf of the board I would […]

Student fell off Seven Sisters cliff ‘posing for photo’

Student fell off Seven Sisters cliff ‘posing for photo’

Image caption Signs warning about the instability of the cliffs are in place approaching the area A student fell to her death while posing for a photograph on cliffs at Seven Sisters, an inquest heard. Hyewon Kim, 23, came to the UK to study English and on 22 June took a trip to Cuckmere Haven, […]

Deadlock over UK’s Brexit bill, says EU’s Michel Barnier

Deadlock over UK’s Brexit bill, says EU’s Michel Barnier

Media captionMichel Barnier: ‘We’ve reached a state of deadlock which is very disturbing’ The EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier says there has not been enough progress to move to the next stage of Brexit talks as the UK wants. He said there was “new momentum” in the process but there was still “deadlock” over how […]

British IS recruiter Sally-Anne Jones ‘killed by drone’

British IS recruiter Sally-Anne Jones ‘killed by drone’

Image copyright Unknown British IS recruiter Sally-Anne Jones was reportedly killed in a US drone strike in Syria in June. Jones, from Chatham in Kent, joined so-called Islamic State after converting to Islam and travelling to Syria in 2013. The BBC’s security correspondent Frank Gardner said she had been a useful propaganda agent for IS […]