BBC News Headlines

November 24, 2017

General election 2019: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn in TV debate

It comes as Boris Johnson is accused of avoiding scrutiny after ducking out of TV interviews.

Man charged with murdering Harley Watson in Loughton

Terrence Glover is also accused of dangerous driving over the death of Harley Watson, 12, in Essex.

Briton Audrey Schoeman revived after six-hour cardiac arrest

Audrey Schoeman fell unconscious when she was caught in a snowstorm while hiking in Spain.

'Dotage of a dotard': North Korea renews attack on Donald Trump

It is the first time in over a year North Korea has been openly critical of the US president.

General election 2019: Labour pledges more help for smaller firms

The party says it would set up a new agency to offer support and advice to smaller companies.

Spitfire pilots return to Goodwood after round-the-world trip

Two pilots return back to Britain after a record 27,000-mile flight around the world in a restored Spitfire.

Uber had 6,000 US sexual assault reports in two years

The figures come as the ride-hailing company is under intense pressure globally over safety issues.

Holocaust: Angela Merkel visits Auschwitz for first time

The German chancellor makes her first trip to the death camp where 1.1 million people were murdered.

Somerset homes shaken as 3.2 magnitude earthquake strikes

The 3.2 magnitude tremor caused houses to shake, says the British Geological Survey.

Hyderabad case: Police kill suspects in Indian vet's rape and murder

The men tried to attack officers after being taken to the scene of the crime, police in Hyderabad said.

New South Wales bushfires: 'Mega blaze' warning near Sydney

Three bushfires merge into an inferno spanning 300,000 hectares, prompting warnings north of the city.

Katherine Jenkins mugged after trying to help woman in street robbery

The star, who was on her way to a carol concert in Chelsea, had come to the aid of an older woman.

Most Christmas jumpers contain plastic, environmental charity warns

An environmental charity finds 95% of Christmas jumpers on sale this year are made with plastic.

Newspaper headlines: Andrew Neil challenges PM to 'oven-ready' interview

In Friday's papers, the BBC's Andrew Neil tells the PM "it's not too late" to face him on BBC One.

Was this the original Fyre festival?

Today marks 50 years since the Altamont Festival, which became notorious for the wrong reasons.

COP25 climate change conference: What are you giving up for environment?

As the annual COP25 climate change summit continues in Madrid, we asked delegates from all over the world how they were adapting their lives for the sake of the environment.

Quiz of the week: What did Trump call Trudeau?

Have you been paying attention to what's been going on during the past seven days?

Burkina Faso crisis: 'Soldiers killed seven members of my family'

Djibril says soldiers in Burkina Faso targeted his family in their fight against Islamist militants.

Sally Challen case: 'Mum killed Dad but we get to be happy again at Xmas'

David Challen gets to spend his first Christmas with his mum Sally since her release from jail.

The cassette that made me a secret daytime DJ

Moey Hassan describes how "daytimers" became the big thing for South Asian teens in 1980s Bradford.

Newquay reinvented: ‘You stopped finding knickers in your garden’

Ten years ago Newquay was known as a "Wild West" party town where anything went. What changed?

Simpsons star Harry Shearer: 'We're reliving the 1930s'

Harry Shearer has been a comedy star for decades - but describes himself as a "political animal".

Bug busters: The tech behind new vaccines

A revolution in the way vaccines are developed is raising hopes of faster protection from deadly infections.

Managerless Arsenal on worst winless run since 1977 after Brighton loss

Managerless Arsenal's season hits a new low as they are beaten at home by struggling Brighton in interim boss Freddie Ljungberg's first home match in charge.

Everton sack Marco Silva as manager after 18 months in charge

Everton dismiss manager Marco Silva after 18 months in charge with the club in the relegation zone.

Joshua would ‘definitely be bothered’ if Ruiz fight was being used to 'sportswash'

British heavyweight Anthony Joshua fields questions about Saudi 'sportwashing' human rights abuse claims with his re-match against Andy Ruiz Jr.

Controversial Shelvey goal helps Newcastle end Sheff Utd's unbeaten run

Jonjo Shelvey has a goal awarded by VAR as Newcastle stun Sheffield United to win 2-0 at Bramall Lane and move up to 11th in the Premier League.

Stevens edges Selby to reach last 16 of UK Championship

World number 43 Matthew Stevens holds his nerve against Mark Selby to earn a dramatic 6-5 victory at the York Barbican.

'Look at that!' Cricketer wows crowd with magic celebration

Watch spinner Tabraiz Shamsi wow the crowd as he celebrates a wicket during a T20 match in South Africa by performing a magic trick involving a red handkerchief.

General election 2019: Nine big things forgotten by the parties

The parties have laid out their policies on a series of issues - but which ones have been missing?

Election debate: How to watch the BBC's prime ministerial debate

Your guide to the televised BBC showdown between the two main party leaders.

General election 2019: Six ways to improve TV debates

There are more debates than ever but still people complain. Could they be improved?

General election 2019: Battle to unseat Boris Johnson in Uxbridge and Ruislip

A battle to unseat the prime minister is raging in a commuter town on the outskirts of London.

General election 2019: How do Grimsby's food bank users want to vote?

Ed Thomas meets voters living in an area where half of the children grow up in poverty.

What happened in the election campaign on Thursday?

Boris Johnson might not agree to an Andrew Neil interview - but here's what happened when Nigel Farage did.

General election 2019: How Remainers and Leavers plan to vote

Brexit triggered the general election, but is it still the most important issue for voters?

General Election 2019: Nigel Farage's interview fact-checked

Reality Check looks at claims made by the Brexit Party leader in an interview with the BBC's Andrew Neil.

General election 2019: When wanting to vote could put you at risk

Registering to vote makes your name and address public. For some people, this can be dangerous.

The Warrington sisters counting votes for over 100 years

Mary and Esther have been counting election votes together in Warrington Town Hall since the 1960s.

General election 2019: Sajid Javid EU trade deal claim fact-checked

The Chancellor of the Exchequer told the BBC there was already an agreement in principle.

General election 2019: Croydon in focus

Education, transport and Brexit are among issues Croydon people say matter to them in the election.

Election 2019: How significant is immigration to the UK?

Parties are promising greater control over the UK's immigration system, which experts describe as a mess.

Election blind dates: Ken Clarke and Alastair Campbell

What happens when two people from across the political divide are brought together for dinner?

General election 2019: Jo Swinson interview fact-checked

Reality Check looks at claims made by the Lib Dem leader in an interview with the BBC's Andrew Neil.

General election: Labour's £6,000 bill claim fact-checked

Labour says the average UK household has paid an extra £5,949 a year since 2010.

General election 2019: What happened on Wednesday

The BBC's Helen Catt explains Jo Swinson's encounters with some environment protesters and one Andrew Neil.

General election 2019: Could undecided voters change the election?

Will this election be decided by voters who have yet to make their mind up?

General election 2019: How many 'new' NHS hospitals are Conservatives building?

It's not six completely new hospitals - some involve redeveloping existing buildings and sites.

Who should I vote for? General election 2019: Compare the party manifestos

Compare where the parties stand on key issues - from Brexit and the NHS to education and the environment.

General election 2019: Parties warned over 'newspaper' election leaflets

The Society of Editors said leaflets imitating newspapers could undermine trust in local journalism.