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Michael Gove: Boris Johnson wasn't up to the job
Michael Gove tells the BBC he is standing to be Conservative leader after deciding "reluctantly but firmly" Boris Johnson was not capable of uniting the party or the UK.
(Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:48:43 GMT)

Battle of the Somme: Queen leads centenary remembrance events
The Queen leads events to mark 100 years since the Battle of the Somme as overnight vigils begin on the eve of the anniversary.
(Thu, 30 Jun 2016 22:13:25 GMT)

Soliciting by sex workers should not be a crime, MPs say
Prostitution laws should be urgently rewritten so sex workers are no longer criminalised for soliciting, a new Commons report says.
(Thu, 30 Jun 2016 23:02:04 GMT)

Pound falls as Bank of England hints at fresh stimulus measures
The pound falls as Bank of England governor Mark Carney says it is likely "some monetary policy easing" will be required in response to the Brexit vote.
(Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:28:49 GMT)

Chief Rabbi condemns 'offensive' Corbyn anti-Semitism comments
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is accused by the Chief Rabbi of making "offensive" comments at the launch of a Labour party inquiry into anti-Semitism.
(Thu, 30 Jun 2016 18:00:09 GMT)

Woman wins appeal to use dead daughter's eggs
A woman who wants to use her dead daughter's frozen eggs to give birth to her own grandchild has won a Court of Appeal battle.
(Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:42:13 GMT)

Euro 2016: Wales captain Ashley Williams fit to face Belgium
Wales captain Ashley Williams - a doubt with a shoulder injury - says he is is fit to play against Belgium in their Euro 2016 quarter-final.
(Thu, 30 Jun 2016 14:55:25 GMT)

Airport expansion decision on hold
A decision on airport expansion in south-eastern England is to be delayed until "at least October", Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin says.
(Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:56:16 GMT)

Trumpton creator Gordon Murray dies aged 95
Gordon Murray, creator and puppeteer of the popular BBC children's series Trumpton and Camberwick Green, dies at the age of 95.
(Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:53:32 GMT)

UK to send 250 more military personnel to Iraq
The UK is sending 250 more military personnel to Iraq, almost doubling its presence in the country.
(Thu, 30 Jun 2016 10:41:47 GMT)

Max Clifford 'gyrated' in front of 17-year-old girl
Former celebrity publicist Max Clifford "gyrated" in front of a 17-year-old girl in the 1980s, a court hears.
(Thu, 30 Jun 2016 14:26:34 GMT)

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust boss Katrina Percy keeps job
The chief executive of the much-criticised Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust will keep her job, it is announced.
(Thu, 30 Jun 2016 14:22:43 GMT)

Heseltine launches scathing attack on Boris Johnson
Tory grandee Michael Heseltine says Boris Johnson has ripped the Conservative party apart, after creating the "greatest constitutional crisis in modern times".
(Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:34:52 GMT)

Somme centenary: Queen leads vigil at Grave of the Unknown Warrior
The Queen is leading events to mark 100 years since the Battle of the Somme, as Nicholas Witchell reports.
(Thu, 30 Jun 2016 22:27:59 GMT)

Somme centenary: How Britain gave away attack plan
A military historian has found evidence that British military intelligence failures at the Somme gave away the plan to attack.
(Thu, 30 Jun 2016 23:01:48 GMT)

Wimbledon 2016: Viktor Troicki in incredible on-court meltdown after overrule
Serbia's Viktor Troicki loses his cool with the umpire after the official overrules a line call to give his Spanish opponent a match point that he then takes to win.
(Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:47:11 GMT)

Boris Johnson bows out of leadership race
Leading Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson has pulled out of the leadership race to become Britain's next prime minister. James Landale reports on where it all went wrong.
(Thu, 30 Jun 2016 22:39:14 GMT)

EU referendum: 'Meet a Muslim Family' set up post-vote
London's oldest mosque has launched a campaign to tackle "increasing social tensions" after last week's EU referendum result.
(Thu, 30 Jun 2016 22:09:50 GMT)

British war veteran reflects on the Somme
A British war veteran who lost his legs in Afghanistan reflects on how times have changed for injured servicemen 100 years on.
(Thu, 30 Jun 2016 21:52:08 GMT)

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Judi Dench gets first tattoo for her 81st birthday
Dame Judi Dench reveals she got a tattoo on her wrist for her 81st birthday.
(Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:03:20 GMT)

Mayland woman warned over 'intimidating' peacocks
A pensioner has been threatened with a criminal record because her peacocks have been 'intimidating local residents'.
(Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:28:47 GMT)

Newspaper headlines: 'BoJo Brexecuted' on Tory 'Day of Treachery'
A dramatic turn of events in the Conservative Party leadership contest demands a dramatic set of headlines and front pages - and Friday's newspapers duly deliver.
(Thu, 30 Jun 2016 23:09:23 GMT)

In pictures: Boris Johnson
Photos chronicling Tory MP and former London mayor Boris Johnson, who has ruled himself out of the race to be the next Conservative leader and prime minister.
(Thu, 30 Jun 2016 14:16:32 GMT)

Til death us do part
Singer Bat For Lashes talks about her new album The Bride, a concept record about a woman abandoned at the altar.
(Thu, 30 Jun 2016 01:48:12 GMT)

Happy holiday?
A week on from the vote, how has ordinary life changed - or not changed?
(Thu, 30 Jun 2016 02:12:14 GMT)

Lasting bond
The arrival of Newfoundland soldiers during World War One was to lead to the creation of a lasting bond with Scotland.
(Thu, 30 Jun 2016 07:15:53 GMT)

'We love the UK'
Silly walks and queues are some of the reasons why Germans say they still love Britain after the Brexit vote.
(Wed, 29 Jun 2016 23:27:42 GMT)

Robin returns
After a gap of three decades, the cult TV series Robin of Sherwood has made a comeback, in the form of an audio play.
(Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:02:29 GMT)

Forgotten battle
Many French soldiers died alongside their British allies at the bloody Battle of the Somme, but the conflict is overshadowed in France by Verdun, says Hugh Schofield.
(Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:57:46 GMT)

Soggy start
Umbrellas and Wellington boots may be order of the day as five-day rowing spectacular kicks off, but the wet weather hasn't dampened spirits.
(Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:19:26 GMT)

'I'm Terminator 4'
He's attempted Everest three times and is the oldest man to have walked to the magnetic North Pole. Now actor Brian Blessed is taking on the challenge of directing his first play.
(Wed, 29 Jun 2016 01:09:43 GMT)

Journey's end
Maureen and Roger have waited 11 years to visit the place where their son Matthew died in Iraq, to lay a small cross there and to try to understand why he died.
(Tue, 28 Jun 2016 23:40:19 GMT)

'Old school'
Electronic synthesizer built 40 years after being designed
(Wed, 29 Jun 2016 00:03:42 GMT)

'No trade talks until full Brexit'
The top European Union trade official says the UK cannot begin negotiating terms for doing business with the bloc until after it has left it.
(Thu, 30 Jun 2016 18:23:25 GMT)

Can the law stop Brexit?
Legal opinions are emerging as to how the UK's departure from the European Union might be slowed or even stopped, says Clive Coleman.
(Thu, 30 Jun 2016 10:17:23 GMT)

Brexit negotiations: Four ways to get a good deal
Having voted to leave the EU, the UK needs to negotiate a new set of trade deals with the EU - here are four key ways to get a good deal.
(Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:10:16 GMT)

Paul Nurse: 'Research needs free movement to thrive'
Sir Paul Nurse says UK science will suffer unless any post-Brexit agreement allows the free movement of people.
(Wed, 29 Jun 2016 22:55:36 GMT)

Reality Check: What has Brexit done to the economy?
Social media has been full of claims that the amounts lost already have been many times the value of the UK's annual contribution to the EU Budget. Is that fair?
(Wed, 29 Jun 2016 12:29:34 GMT)

How do the Conservatives elect a leader?
A short animation explaining the process to elect a new Conservative Party leader.
(Thu, 30 Jun 2016 10:29:58 GMT)

How does a Labour leadership contest work?
A short animation explaining the process to elect a new Labour Party leader.
(Wed, 29 Jun 2016 17:22:59 GMT)

Brexit: Martin McGuinness 'to press case' for NI's EU status
Martin McGuinness says he does not accept Northern Ireland cannot maintain any kind of special status within the EU after the UK withdraws from it.
(Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:28:57 GMT)

EU Referendum: Did the polls all get it wrong again?
While a few of the pollsters got the referendum result almost spot-on, others meant that studying the polls failed to give a clear indication of what the outcome would be on the morning of 24 June.
(Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:21:48 GMT)

Children's views on EU Leave vote
"Do we have to leave home?" among children's questions as parents respond to Brexit vote.
(Tue, 28 Jun 2016 09:51:16 GMT)

Have Leave backers changed their minds?
Reality Check looks at some of the claims and promises made during the campaign by Leave campaigners who now appear to have modified their positions.
(Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:17:03 GMT)

Five changes to finances post-vote
The UK's vote to leave the EU has had an immediate effect on some elements of our finances - but not all. Here's what has changed.
(Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:59:54 GMT)

'Go back home' - Bitter backlash post-referendum
Since the EU referendum results revealed the UK voted Leave, reports online have emerged of an anti-foreign sentiment.
(Mon, 27 Jun 2016 09:04:56 GMT)

Brexit: What happens now?
The UK has voted to leave the EU. Here is what is likely to happen next.
(Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:51:39 GMT)

EU referendum petition hijacked by bots
An online petition calling for a second EU referendum has been hijacked by automated bots adding false signatures.
(Mon, 27 Jun 2016 11:48:05 GMT)

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