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November 24, 2017
Brexit: Theresa May won't lead Conservatives into next election

Brexit: Theresa May won't lead Conservatives into next election

The PM is also seeking assurances from EU leaders that the Brexit 'backstop' will be temporary.

Strasbourg shootings: Armed police mount operation in Neudorf district

Strasbourg shootings: Armed police mount operation in Neudorf district

Suspected gunman Cherif Chekatt, who killed three at a Christmas market, is still on the run.

Mike Ashley: Debenhams snubbed my £40m lifeline

Mike Ashley: Debenhams snubbed my £40m lifeline

Sports Direct's owner Mike Ashley has written a bluntly worded letter to the boss of Debenhams.

Primary school tables: Poor pupils won't catch up for 50 years

Primary school tables: Poor pupils won't catch up for 50 years

As primary school league tables are published, we reveal how long it will take for poor pupils to catch up.

Luca Campanaro: Mother 'in awe' of football death son

Luca Campanaro: Mother 'in awe' of football death son

The mother of a 14-year-old boy who died while playing football says she is "in awe" of her son.

Branson's Virgin Galactic successfully reaches space

Branson's Virgin Galactic successfully reaches space

The latest test flight by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic makes it to space and back safely.

Geminid meteor shower: Where, when and how to see it

Geminid meteor shower: Where, when and how to see it

Around the world, the shower will peak during 13 or 14 December, with up to 120 meteors per hour.

Prevent scheme: Extreme right-wing referrals up by 36%

Prevent scheme: Extreme right-wing referrals up by 36%

More than 1,300 people were referred to the authorities for extreme right-wing activity in 2017/18.

South Western Railway strikes planned for Christmas week

South Western Railway strikes planned for Christmas week

The RMT union says South Western Railway workers will hold 24-hour strikes on 27 and 31 December.

Police funding: Government pledges extra £300m

Police funding: Government pledges extra £300m

One Police and Crime Commissioner says it is still not enough, as crime rises.

Young homeless blocked from renting, says report

Young homeless blocked from renting, says report

Only one in five landlords would let to a young person who has been homeless, says report.

EastEnders set rebuild goes £27m over budget

EastEnders set rebuild goes £27m over budget

The BBC is building a brand new, HD-ready Albert Square and expanding the external EastEnders set.

Theresa May confidence vote: What was going on in committee room 14?

Theresa May confidence vote: What was going on in committee room 14?

The other-worldly aura of the committee room where Mrs May's fate was announced.

Mary Poppins Returns for European premiere

Mary Poppins Returns for European premiere

The return of Mary Poppins saw the Royal Albert Hall transformed into Cherry Tree Lane for its European premiere.

Mum finds missing son after spotting him in Bugzy Malone video

Mum finds missing son after spotting him in Bugzy Malone video

A man missing for a year is reunited with his family after being spotted in a Bugzy Malone video.

Boy writes poem to his anonymous bullies

Boy writes poem to his anonymous bullies

12-year-old Alfie Coleiro was bullied anonymously because of his ginger hair, so he wrote a poem in response.

'Every day I go to work and pray I'm safe'

'Every day I go to work and pray I'm safe'

Hotel room cleaners have long battled sexual harassment by guests. Now they are hitting back.

Meet the world's best known fictional footballer

Meet the world's best known fictional footballer

Adetomiwa Edun is the actor who plays Alex Hunter, the young star of the Fifa video game franchise. What is it like being the face of the world's best known fictional footballer?

Aquaman: Jason Momoa performs haka at premiere

Aquaman: Jason Momoa performs haka at premiere

Actress Amber Heard also tells reporters of her "badass, strong, fierce, powerful" female character.

Leopard kills Indian Buddhist monk meditating in forest

Leopard kills Indian Buddhist monk meditating in forest

The man was "meditating under a tree" in a protected tiger reserve in western India.

Nasa's Jupiter mission Juno reveals giant polar storms

Nasa's Jupiter mission Juno reveals giant polar storms

Stunning images from Nasa's Jupiter "JunoCam" show huge, "endless storms" at the planet's poles.

Pebbles and penguins: The Falklands island up for sale

Pebbles and penguins: The Falklands island up for sale

Pebble Island on the Falklands comes with an army of animals and a four-mile long beach.

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Meet the godfathers of the Christmas carol

Meet the godfathers of the Christmas carol

Everyone knows Silent Night, but contemporary carols are still being written. We meet the composers.

Trump Russia affair: Key questions answered

Trump Russia affair: Key questions answered

Get your head around the sprawling saga of alleged collusion between the Trump team and Moscow.

The secret life of a fantasy shopper

The secret life of a fantasy shopper

Some people take window-shopping to the next level. Sue Elliott-Nicholls describes the escapist allure of a posh fitting room.

David Dimbleby's 25 years on Question Time

David Dimbleby's 25 years on Question Time

How has the face of public debate changed during the veteran presenter's tenure?

Marmite sprouts? Why retailers are pushing the boundaries with festive food

Marmite sprouts? Why retailers are pushing the boundaries with festive food

From pigs-in-blankets tea to Christmas tree crisps, retailers are pushing the boundaries with festive food.

'If the factory closes what could I afford to eat?'

'If the factory closes what could I afford to eat?'

As the EU threatens to end Cambodia's tariff-free status, textile workers fear it could lead to factory closures and job losses.

Lake Titicaca: Underwater museum brings hope to shores

Lake Titicaca: Underwater museum brings hope to shores

The underwater museum will showcase archaeological sites found at the bottom of Lake Titicaca.

Team Sky: Adoration, loathing and ambivalence - now clouds fall across Sky's future

Team Sky: Adoration, loathing and ambivalence - now clouds fall across Sky's future

From basking in a golden glow to being pilloried for operating in ethically grey areas - maybe it is a natural time for Team Sky to end, writes Tom Fordyce.

England would have to 'screw-up' to not win World Cup, says James Anderson

England would have to 'screw-up' to not win World Cup, says James Anderson

England would have to "screw-up" to not win the 2019 World Cup, according to fast bowler James Anderson.

FA chief executive Glenn to leave at end of season

FA chief executive Glenn to leave at end of season

Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn is to step down at the end of the 2018-19 season.

'I celebrate like every football fan!' - blind Liverpool supporter on becoming viral hit

'I celebrate like every football fan!' - blind Liverpool supporter on becoming viral hit

Blind Liverpool supported whose exchange with his cousin has gone viral tells BBC Sport, "I celebrate like every football fan!"

WTA changes rules to give returning mothers increased rankings protection

WTA changes rules to give returning mothers increased rankings protection

Mothers returning to tennis will have increased rankings protection on the WTA Tour from next season after a rule change.

Why is Jeremy Corbyn not trying to topple Theresa May right now?

Why is Jeremy Corbyn not trying to topple Theresa May right now?

Jeremy Corbyn is being urged to call a no-confidence vote in the PM by other opposition parties.

Brexit: Your simple guide to the UK leaving the EU

Brexit: Your simple guide to the UK leaving the EU

Feeling a little lost about what's going on with Brexit? Here's our basic guide.

Brexit: Does Brussels blink?

Brexit: Does Brussels blink?

How has Brussels dealt with political complications in the past?

Brexit: What does Ireland do if there’s no deal?

Brexit: What does Ireland do if there’s no deal?

BBC NI correspondent John Campbell looks at what might happen to Ireland in the event of a no deal.

European media unimpressed by May confidence vote

European media unimpressed by May confidence vote

Newspapers on the continent say the UK PM's survival of a no-confidence vote has changed little.

Q&A: The Irish border Brexit backstop

Q&A: The Irish border Brexit backstop

BBC News NI assesses the current position on the Irish border and Brexit.

Brexit, the Irish border, backstop - does anyone really understand?

Brexit, the Irish border, backstop - does anyone really understand?

Newsbeat's De'Graft Mensah cuts through the difficult stuff and answers "What's The Fuss about Brexit?"

Mrs Wilson: Still searching for the real Alexander Wilson

Mrs Wilson: Still searching for the real Alexander Wilson

As the BBC drama Mrs Wilson ends, Alexander Wilson's family don't know what to believe, his grandson writes.

Triple child murders: The lodger who destroyed a family

Triple child murders: The lodger who destroyed a family

David McGreavy murdered and mutilated three young children 45 years ago, a crime that remains as shocking as it was inexplicable.