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Grenfell Tower fire: First public inquiry hearing to open

Grenfell Tower fire: First public inquiry hearing to open

Image copyright Reuters A public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire, which killed at least 80 people in June, officially opens later. It will examine the cause and spread of the fire, high-rise regulations, and the actions of the local authority. The head of the investigation, judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick, will give a 45-minute statement […]

May to set out post-Brexit ‘partnership’

May to set out post-Brexit ‘partnership’

Image copyright Reuters Theresa May will travel to Florence to make a speech on Brexit in a move likely to be seen as a bid to break the deadlock in negotiations. The prime minister will give the speech on 22 September, days before Brexit negotiations resume in Brussels. Downing Street said the PM will underline […]

Women ‘more likely to lose interest in sex than men’

Women ‘more likely to lose interest in sex than men’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Relationships of longer than a year were a factor in women’s lack of interest in sex Women are more than twice as likely as men to lack interest in sex when living with a partner, a study of British sexual attitudes suggests. It found that while men and women […]

G4S: ‘Serious questions’ over immigration removal centre profits

Image caption Brook House is operated privately by G4S on behalf of the Home Office Documents seen by the BBC’s Panorama suggest G4S has been making significant profits from running two immigration removal centres near Gatwick Airport. One, Brook House, was the focus of a Panorama investigation, which exposed chaos, bullying and the abusive treatment […]

Graham Taylor ‘warned of abuse’ at Aston Villa

Graham Taylor ‘warned of abuse’ at Aston Villa

Image copyright Tony Brien Image caption Aston Villa first team squad photo 1988-89, featuring manager Graham Taylor (bottom, centre) and Dave Richardson (next to him) Ex-Aston Villa manager Graham Taylor was warned about the abuse of young players in the 1980s, the FA’s inquiry into sexual abuse has been told. One victim told the Victoria […]

Jane Austen polymer £10 note enters circulation

Jane Austen polymer £10 note enters circulation

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bank of England governor Mark Carney with the new note The new £10 note featuring novelist Jane Austen has entered circulation – marking a return of a woman in addition to the Queen on Bank of England notes. The launch comes after a four-month period when women, apart from […]

Rent rises ahead as landlords pull out of UK housing, says Rics

Rent rises ahead as landlords pull out of UK housing, says Rics

Landlords are likely to pull out of the UK housing sector in the coming year owing to policy changes, surveyors say. Nearly two-thirds of surveyors asked by their trade body said more landlords would exit the market than join it in the coming year. Investors have been hit by changes such as a stamp duty […]

Is the UK reaching coffee shop saturation point?

Is the UK reaching coffee shop saturation point?

Image copyright Getty Images At 10am the morning rush is already over at our local Starbucks and Costa. Only Nero’s has a queue, and they’re all BBC staff. Thanks to the soaring number of coffee shops on UK High Streets, you seldom have to go far for a caffeine fix. But according to investment bank […]

Trump blocks sale of US tech firm to Chinese company

Trump blocks sale of US tech firm to Chinese company

Image copyright Getty Images The Trump administration has barred the sale of a US technology firm to a Chinese-backed company, citing national security risks. Since November, Chinese-backed Canyon Bridge Capital Partners has been seeking approval for a $1.3bn (£984m) deal to buy Lattice Semiconductor. The firms said they were “disappointed” by the decision. The order […]

Kuala Lumpur school fire kills students and teachers

Kuala Lumpur school fire kills students and teachers

At least 25 students and teachers have been killed in a fire at a religious school in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, officials say. The fire broke out in the early hours of the morning at the school in the Jalan Datuk Keramat area. “The number of confirmed dead are 23 students and two wardens,” […]