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General election 2017: Labour wants four new bank holidays

BBC - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 2:56am
They would be on each nation's patron saint day - 1 March, 17 March, 23 April and 30 November.

France votes for new president amid high security

BBC - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 2:49am
Tens of thousands of police are on duty as voters cast ballots in a hotly fought presidential election.

Paper review: Tories increase poll lead - or do they?

BBC - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 2:44am
The Sunday paper polls suggest the Conservatives may or may not have a commanding lead over Labour.

Happy Days actress Erin Moran dies at 56

BBC - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 1:19am
Erin Moran also starred in the show's spin-off series Joanie Loves Chachi.

Nafisah Baba wins BBC Young Dancer 2017 prize

BBC - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 12:42am
The London-based dancer beat four other finalists to win this year's prize.

The seats that could decide the election

BBC - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 12:25am
Where do the Conservatives, Labour and the Lib Dems have to fight hardest to win the general election?

Ecuador fines media for not publishing a story

BBC - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 11:54pm
Outlets that did not cover an opposition politician's alleged offshore banking were sanctioned.

General election 2017: UKIP manifesto to pledge a burka ban

BBC - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 11:23pm
The party's leader Paul Nuttall is also expected to propose a ban on Sharia law in the UK.

Three apologises after network problems

BBC - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 10:19pm
The mobile phone company says some customers were unable to send texts or make calls on Saturday.

Let's talk about mental health... but then what?

BBC - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 9:15pm
Two "mental healthers" hijack Ouch to discuss this week's big news

Seven ways it helps to have rich parents

BBC - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 8:51pm
How wealthy your parents are is likely to matter more for young adults than it did for older generations.

Arthur Collins arrested over London nightclub 'acid attack'

BBC - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 8:35pm
Arthur Collins had been urged to hand himself in by his celebrity girlfriend Ferne McCann.

To Ray Davies, America is a 'beautiful but dangerous' place

BBC - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 7:50pm
America is "a beautiful but dangerous place," says Ray Davies, as he discusses his new album.

Why Rome sends trains filled with rubbish to Austria

BBC - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 7:34pm
Austria is providing an ingenious solution to the desperate problem of overflowing rubbish in Rome.

Is Maria Sharapova still a box office draw for sponsors?

BBC - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 7:27pm
Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova returns to action next week looking to boost her sponsor appeal.

Target Somalia: The new scramble for Africa?

BBC - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 7:21pm
Many different countries are trying to get a toehold in Somalia as it slowly emerges from chaos.

The blind cheerleader

BBC - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 7:15pm
Steph is an international cheerleader. She’s also blind.

Gunshot survivors bare all for photographer

BBC - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 7:02pm
Photographer Kathy Shorr has photographed 101 gun shooting survivors throughout the US in a powerful new photography project.

Hilda Ogden's iconic curlers, headscarf and pinny to be auctioned

BBC - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 6:46pm
The family of Jean Alexander, who played the Coronation Street battleaxe, found them in a wardrobe.

Premier League and FA Cup double is definitely on for Chelsea, says Alan Shearer

BBC - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 6:02pm
Alan Shearer says Chelsea FA Cup semi-final victory against Tottenham shows why they will go on and win the Premier League.