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Labour demands changes to Brexit repeal bill

Labour demands changes to Brexit repeal bill

Image copyright EPA Image caption Sir Keir Starmer wants six changes to the government’s repeal bill Labour will back Conservative rebels over Brexit unless the prime minister accepts changes to its repeal bill, the party’s shadow Brexit secretary says. Sir Keir Starmer wants six changes to the bill, which aims to transfer EU legislation into […]

Home-buying to be ‘faster and less stressful’ following review

Home-buying to be ‘faster and less stressful’ following review

Image copyright PA Home-buying and selling in England could be “faster and less stressful” under new plans aimed at tackling gazumping and speeding up the process. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid launched an eight-week review, saying he wanted to “hear from the industry” on how to streamline home-buying. Ways of locking in deals and stopping sellers […]

Taxpayer-funded drugs ‘too expensive for patients’

Taxpayer-funded drugs ‘too expensive for patients’

Image copyright iStock Taxpayer-funded medical research is producing medicines which are increasingly unaffordable for patients who need them, says a new report. Campaigners claim that the NHS spent more than £1bn on drugs developed from publically funded research in 2016. But the UK pharmaceutical industry said the main driver of price was the value of […]

Kyron Webb Moston stabbing: Teens charged with murder

Kyron Webb Moston stabbing: Teens charged with murder

Image caption Kyron Webb was found unconscious on Worsley Avenue in Moston on Tuesday evening Two teenagers have been charged with the murder of a 15-year-old boy in Manchester. Kyron Webb was found unconscious on Worsley Avenue in Moston at 19:10 BST on Tuesday with serious stab wounds. He died in hospital on Friday. Two […]

Bradford baby death: Woman arrested on suspicion of murder

Bradford baby death: Woman arrested on suspicion of murder

Image caption West Yorkshire Police was called to Barkerend Road, Bradford, at about 17.10 BST A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after an 18-month-old baby fell from a sixth-floor window and died. Police were called to Barkerend Road, Bradford, at about 17:10 BST on Saturday. Officers said it “quickly became apparent” the […]

Naked Indonesia

Naked Indonesia

What is it like to be a nudist in a country that prizes modesty and where public nudity is strictly forbidden? Clara Rondonuwu of the BBC’s Indonesian service went to meet some members of the country’s nudist community to find out. There isn’t a single thread on Aditya’s body. As he speaks to me, droplets […]

Japan goes to the polls in snap election

Japan goes to the polls in snap election

Image copyright EPA Image caption Millions of Japanese are voting on Sunday Japan is heading to the polls a month after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called a snap election in the face of the rising threat from North Korea. Voting opened at 07:00 local time on Sunday (22:00 GMT Saturday). Mr Abe called the election […]

Catalonia independence: Puigdemont ‘will not accept’ Rajoy plan

Catalonia independence: Puigdemont ‘will not accept’ Rajoy plan

Media captionSome 450,000 people protested on Saturday, local police said Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont says Catalonia will not accept Madrid’s plan to impose direct rule on the region. He described it as the worst attack on Catalonia’s institutions since General Franco’s 1939-1975 dictatorship, under which regional autonomy was dissolved. Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy’s plans include […]

Man City extend lead, Man Utd lose – Saturday’s big Premier League stories

Man City extend lead, Man Utd lose – Saturday’s big Premier League stories

Media playback is not supported on this device Things you didn’t know about Sergio Aguero Manchester City moved five points clear at the top of the Premier League as second-placed Manchester United’s unbeaten run surprisingly ended at Huddersfield Town. City’s quality eventually shone through in a 3-0 home win against Burnley as Sergio Aguero equalled […]

Sergio Aguero equals Manchester City goalscoring record

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