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March 25, 2020

Iceland boss quits Tories labelling party out of touch

Richard Walker had tried to become a Tory MP but has quit the party on the eve of the annual conference.

Spain Nightclub fire kills six in Murcia

Four other people were injured in the fire in south-eastern city of Murcia, authorities say.

Shoplifter Police need to stop people like me

A persistent shoplifter says stealing is easy and that police could do more to stop people like her.

Turkey Two officers injured in blast outside interior ministry

The interior minister says two people in a commercial vehicle were involved, one blew himself up.

Redonda Tiny Caribbean islands transformation to wildlife haven

Once a desolate rock, the island of Redonda is now a protected area bursting with biodiversity.

US Congress avoids government shutdown in lastminute deal

President Biden signs a bill to keep the government funded for 45 days - but Ukraine aid is not included.

Winter warning as new energy price cap comes in

The annual energy bill for a typical household falls on Sunday but is high by historical standards.

Rouen fire Major fire breaks out in French city

A huge fire tears through two disused buildings in the French city, with flames and smoke rising high into the sky.

Bradley Lowery Two held over taunts aimed at Sunderland fans

South Yorkshire Police say the arrests are part of its investigation into alleged public order offences.

Brexit New system begins for moving goods from GB to NI

A key part of the Windsor Framework is implemented with "green and red lanes" at NI ports.

Ban on singleuse plastic cutlery comes into force in England

Polystyrene cups and balloon sticks are also banned in England as part of efforts to cut waste.

The Papers More Ukraine support and Tory conference looms

Politics leads several of the Sunday papers on the day the Conservative Party conference begins.

Its bears versus robot wolves in ageing Japan

As bear attacks rise in Japan's sparsely populated villages, robot wolves have become a solution.

Yury Garavsky Swiss trial acquits man who admitted abducting Belarus politicians

A Belarusian is released despite giving a detailed account of disappearing opposition members.

Linda Sharp The pioneer woman surfer in a sea of men

Linda Sharp made her own wetsuit out of rubber gloves, a rugby shirt and jeans when she started.

Your pictures on the theme of my garden

A selection of striking images from our readers around the world.

Last supermoon of the year captured on camera

Space enthusiast in Kathmandu, Nepal and the US state of Colorado filmed the spectacle.

Vivienne Westwoods own wardrobe raided to be used in Paris catwalk show

Vivienne Westwood's widower chose clothes she wore and made over 30 years for the brand's new collection.

Slovakia elections Populist party wins vote but needs allies for coalition

Former PM Robert Fico, who opposes military support for Ukraine, will try to form a government.

Tottenham 21 Liverpool PGMOL admits significant human error over disallowed Luis Diaz goal

PGMOL admits the decision to disallow Luis Diaz's goal in Liverpool's 2-1 defeat at Spurs was "a significant human error".

Covid inquiry What is it investigating and how does it work

The second round of public hearings examining the UK's handling of the pandemic starts on 3 October.

Glastonbury Festival 2024 tickets rise to 360

The South West event is considerably more expensive than other festivals that have released prices.

Enfield First baby beaver born in London in 400 years

Enfield council launched reintroduction programme in 2022 to bring beavers back to the capital.

Billy Connolly had serious falls after balance issues says wife

The comedian's wife says the issues are the "most significant" symptom of his Parkinson's disease.

Jody Cundy Learning Strictly Come Dancing routines is taxing

Jody Cundy says the "mental part" of dancing was "getting me".

Outstanding prostate cancer trial could change radiotherapy

Experts say the findings could lead to "enormous change" in the way the treatment is delivered.

Motorist fined after dog seen behind wheel of car

Police in Slovakia have fined a man after a dog was pictured in the driving seat of his Skoda.

Driver caught drinking mug of tea on motorway

A tea-drinking motorist is fined £100 after being caught on camera driving on the M6 in Cheshire last year.

US urges Serbia to withdraw troops from Kosovo border as tensions rise

In response to the "current situation", the UK sends troops to join Nato peacekeepers Kfor in Kosovo.

Train strikes set to cause travel disruption

Aslef union members are walking out in a long-running dispute over pay and conditions.

Week in pictures 2329 September 2023

A selection of striking images from around the world, taken over the past seven days.

Evergrande The rise and fall of the property giants billionaire founder

Hui Ka Yan, the founder of a crisis-hit Chinese property giant, is under police surveillance.

British baked beans become reality after successful Lincolnshire harvest

Scientists have successfully adapted the haricot variety so it can be grown in British soil.

Sycamore Gap We are devastated its so sad to see the tree gone

Members of the public have been sharing memories of the 300-year-old tree in Northumberland, after it was cut down this week.

Ask Dont Assume Disability Rights UK deletes misjudged post on ads

Disability Rights UK deletes a post which accused the government of "murderous ableist policies".

Hijabs allowed in athletes village at Paris 2024 IOC

The IOC say hijabs will be allowed inside the athletes' village at next year's Olympics, despite hosts France banning their team members from wearing them.

Aston Villa women to wear sweatheavy shirts despite talks with manufacturer Castore

Aston Villa boss says her players have concerns over the club's shirts but will have to wear them for their WSL opener against Manchester United on Sunday.

Woman in 37000 payout after boss dismissed menopause excuses

Karen Farquharson, 49, was told to "get on with it" after being off work ill due to her symptoms.

Lizzo asks judge to dismiss dancers harassment allegations

The US singer has lodged her first legal response against harassment claims made by her ex-dancers.

Nottingham University Hospitals Trust failed to send 400000 letters

A former employee told the BBC there was a lack of responsibility over a new computer system.

Saul Canelo Alvarez beats Jermell Charlo to defend supermiddleweight titles

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez defends his undisputed super-middleweight title by beating Jermell Charlo on points in Las Vegas.

Tottenham 21 Liverpool Contrasting emotions but both sides can be Premier League title contenders

Tottenham and Liverpool prove they can both be contenders for this season's Premier League amid their pulsating encounter on Saturday.

Match of the Day analysis Alan Shearer Micah Richards react to VAR decisions against Liverpool

Match of the Day pundits Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Micah Richards discuss the controversial VAR decisions which ruled out Luis Diaz's goal and saw Curtis Jones sent off for Liverpool against Tottenham.

Etienne Vaessen RKC Waalwijk v Ajax abandoned after keeper knocked unconscious

A Dutch-top flight match between RKC Waalwijk and Ajax is abandoned after the home goalkeeper Etienne Vaessen is knocked unconscious.

Weve got to produce one of our best ever performances

Scotland will require one of their "best ever performances" if they are to beat Ireland and reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup, says Gregor Townsend.

Energy price cap What is it and will bills continue to go down

The price cap which sets typical annual household energy bills is falling slightly from October.

Energy bills What can I do if I cant afford to pay

If you're struggling to afford your gas and electricity bills, what options are available?

Energy saving tips Five ways to cut costs this winter

Energy prices will be lower this coming winter - but you may be able to save even more on your bill.

Rent increases What you can do about a rise from your landlord

The BBC's Lora Jones tells you four things you can do, if your landlord asks for more money.

Interest rates How the Bank of Englands decision affects you and your money

The Bank of England has held interest rates at 5.25%, bringing a run of 14 consecutive rises to an end.


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