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Brexiteers back PM amid Tory revolt

Media captionTheresa May responds to call to stand aside Leading Brexiteers in the cabinet have rallied behind Theresa May amid attempts to unseat her by Tory MPs. Michael Gove said he “absolutely” had confidence in Mrs May as he confirmed he would not be following several other ministers out of the door. And Liam Fox […]

Search on in Boston and Skegness for £76m lottery winner

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The mystery ticket holder has until 1 May to make a claim The owner of an unclaimed £76m winning lottery ticket is being encouraged to come forward. The EuroMillions ticket was bought somewhere in the parliamentary constituency of Boston and Skegness, said organisers. It matched five main numbers and […]

‘Cut lamb and beef’ to fight climate change

The number of sheep and cattle in the UK should be reduced by between a fifth and a half to help combat climate change, a report says. The shift is needed, the government’s advisory Committee on Climate Change (CCC) maintains, because beef and lamb produce most farm greenhouse gases. The report foresees an increase in […]

Parents spending heavily on mystery toys

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Collectables like this have seen speedy sales growth Parents are spending heavily on mystery toys as a craze in wrapped-up collectables is set to dominate Christmas sales. Sales of collectable toys – such as the L.O.L. range – have risen by 30% in the year so far, compared with […]

Pubs fail to stop underage gambling, watchdog warns

Image copyright Getty Images Only 10% of pubs intervene to stop children gambling on their premises, the Gambling Commission has found. The watchdog said it had found a “concerning” number of pubs where youngsters used gaming machines. Pub staff are expected to prevent under-18s playing on the machines and there should be clear signage indicating […]

Prince Charles reveals love of ‘groussaka’ as he turns 70

Image copyright Chris Jackson/Clarence House Prince Charles has revealed his love of “groussaka” – his version of the Greek dish moussaka, but with grouse instead of lamb – on the day he turns 70. The Prince of Wales made the comments in the latest edition of Country Life, which he edited to mark his birthday. […]

Rick Astley performs with Nottingham schoolchildren after Twitter campaign

Image caption The singer performed on stage with children from the primary school Pupils at a primary school “never gave up” in their quest to meet 80s singer Rick Astley – and were repaid when the pop star performed a track with them. Students at Nottingham’s Netherfield Primary School began a Twitter campaign after picking […]

They Shall Not Grow Old ‘brought the war to life for us’

Image caption They Shall Not Grow Old is available on BBC iPlayer until Sunday Teacher Tom Rogers had a surprise for his Year 12 students when they sat down in class this week – instead of normal lessons, he showed them Peter Jackson’s ground-breaking programme on World War One, They Shall Not Grow Old. It […]

Ilford crossbow death: Man charged with pregnant woman’s murder

Image caption Devi Unmathallegadoo, who was known as Sana Muhammad, died in hospital on Monday A man has been charged with the murder of a pregnant woman who was shot in the stomach with a crossbow. Devi Unmathallegadoo, 35, who was known as Sana Muhammad, was eight months pregnant but her baby survived after an […]

Queen and I bonded over sore feet, reveals Michelle Obama

Image caption Michelle Obama said she “did what’s instinctive” when she embraced the Queen It was described as a breach of royal protocol – but Michelle Obama has revealed the reason why she put her arm around the Queen’s shoulder during a 2009 reception. The monarch responded by putting her arm around the waist of […]