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Russia spy poisoning: 23 UK diplomats expelled from Moscow

It also closes the British Council in Russia - amid tensions over the nerve agent attack on an ex-spy.

'Mini Beast from the East' brings snow and ice to parts of UK

More than 100 flights at Heathrow Airport are cancelled due to snow, as drivers warned to take care.

St Leonards shooting: Two women shot dead at house

A man is arrested on suspicion of murder and a firearm is seized in St Leonards, East Sussex.

Russian exiles contacted over safety after tycoon murder

Safety advice is issued as police investigate the death of Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov.

Telford abuse: New victims come forward to police

Police say the reports relate to non-recent child sexual exploitation offences in the Shropshire town.

Mariam Moustafa death: Post-mortem results inconclusive

Mariam Moustafa died three weeks after she was attacked while waiting for a bus in Nottingham.

Enfield murder: Man dies after being shot and stabbed

Police were called to South Street in Enfield at 00:40 GMT where they found two men injured.

'Bored stiff' Paignton pensioner retires aged 91

Joe Bartley, who took a job as a waiter aged 89, says age has caught up with him.

Schools and nurseries warned over scarlet fever rise

The disease is highly infectious - with 476 children in Wales diagnosed in the first two months of 2018.

Hemsby cliff-top homes 'perilously close' to edge

The chalets are "perilously close" to the edge of a cliff being lashed by high winds and waves.

Russia spy poisoning: Britain won't tolerate threat, says May

Prime Minister Theresa May says Russia is in "flagrant breach" of the law after the UK spy poisoning.

Paralympics 'pit lane? where athletes get repairs

Have you ever wondered how athletes cope when their prosthetic limbs or wheelchairs break?

'It was like WW2 swept through our house'

A man whose father killed his mother is among three writers who tell how poetry has helped them cope.

'I swapped my rifle for a sewing machine'

This former infantry soldier left the British Army to pursue his passion for fashion and is now a designer in London.

Why are high street restaurants in trouble?

Why diners seem to have gone cold on mid-market chain restaurants.

UK to Russia: 'We will always defend ourselves'

Russia's counter-sanctions were handed to Britain's ambassador in Moscow Laurie Bristow.

'Marauding predator' Jake Killick jailed for sex attacks

The 23-year-old was convicted of rape, sexual assault, false imprisonment and robbery.

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Greg James (finally) finishes Sport Relief Challenge

The Radio 1 DJ has completed his Sport Relief Pedal to the Peaks challenge

Can kids hold pens in the digital age?

Are the fine motor skills necessary to hold a pencil still needed in an age when toddlers swipe?

Newspaper headlines: Russian exile killed and high-rise attack fear

The news that police are treating the death of businessman Nikolai Glushkov as murder leads several papers.

Andrew Lloyd Webber: My career in 7 songs

The composer shares the untold stories behind Cats, Joseph, Evita and Phantom of the Opera.

'Nobody asked me any questions about abuse'

Grooming, rape and trafficking are just some of the ways children in the UK are being sexually exploited.

Parsons Green attack: The Iraqi fantasist who wanted attention

Ahmed Hassan came to the UK for "a better life" but used a gift card he won at college to buy bomb-making materials.

Alexandra and the UK's 'problem' with confident women

"Women shouldn't feel that if they come across as too confident it can be mistaken for arrogance."

Will Danny Boyle direct the next Bond film? Here's what we know so far

The Slumdog Millionaire director says he's working on the next film with Trainspotting's John Hodge.

Four parents who take term-time holidays explain why

Some say they actively budget for fines, while others believe the penalty system is a "mess".

Who was UK-based Russian exile Nikolai Glushkov?

A murder investigation opens into a Russian magnate who, with his friend, sought refuge in the UK.

Tracy Beaker is back as a single mum - like these women who grew up in care

As Tracy returns as an adult, Newsbeat talks to two women who grew up in care and are now single parents.

Why are tourists flocking to Scotland?

For the sixth year running, Scotland's visitor attractions have outperformed the rest of the UK.

?Integration? It?s about top exam grades?

Two of England's top schools are Muslim schools in Blackburn. What's their view on integration?

How to cope when the bots take your job

In the first of our Future of Work series, we look at how new tech could change our working lives.

How I saw Stephen Hawking's death as a disabled person

Why one disabled BBC journalist has found the reporting of Stephen Hawking's death troubling.

BBC game challenges young people to spot "fake news"

Young people can play the role of a newsroom journalist, making their own decisions on what is true or false in the new BBC iReporter interactive game.

Winter Paralympics: The explosion that got me to the Paras

Owen Pick signed up to the Army when he was 16 years old, two years later he would be caught up in an explosion and take up para-snowboarding.

The five-year-old girl changing perceptions of Down's syndrome

A girl's video raising awareness of Down's syndrome has been watched almost 10 million times on Facebook.

Buddha tattoos and e-cigs: Things that get you arrested abroad

The government is warning travellers about laws and customs abroad as trips to further flung places increase.

School Report: Do we get too much homework?

Reality Check teams up with BBC School Report to look at homework.

Penny pitching: Your eight uses for 1p and 2p coins

The Treasury is seeking views about the future of our coins - but what uses do 1p and 2p pieces have?

How The Greatest Showman defied the critics to become an enduring smash

Hugh Jackman's musical has defied the critics to become the most enduring film hit for a decade.

'Men can be nursery teachers too'

How can more men be encouraged to teach nursery-age children?

Cabbage: We're on a secret public enemy list

Manc band on their "difficult debut album" and the "violent wisdom" of Mark E Smith.