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Getting heroin as 'easy' as cigarettes in Belfast

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 10:03
A Belfast councillor says the use of the drug in the city has "gone beyond epidemic".

Why young people are filling their homes with plants

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 09:18
Young people say owning houseplants is bringing them happiness and improving their mental health.

Kingston stabbing: Man killed 'after 10-man brawl' named

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 08:52
Malik Chattun was found fatally stabbed in south-west London early on Sunday morning.

'This is the best office in the world'

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 07:02
Argentinian Octavio Aizenman works as a lifeguard throughout the year.

WW1 centenary: William and PM to mark Battle of Amiens

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 04:54
Service in northern France commemorates first battle in offensive heralding the end of World War One.

Boris Johnson burka row: Tories should ditch MP, peer says

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 02:36
Calls for the Conservatives to take further action as the ex-foreign secretary stands by his comments.

First virtual reality Prom announced

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 01:14
A new production promises to bring fans closer to the music as the Proms enters an alternate reality.

Ebooks: How digital publishers are 'shaking up' the industry

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 01:05
Meet the author who had 60 rejections before hitting it lucky with an ebook publisher.

'I saved my teenage son's life with a defibrillator'

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 00:53
Stuart Askew helped save his son's life with a device which he had himself installed just two days previously.

'I was kidnapped in London and trafficked for sex'

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 00:52
Anna came to London from Romania in 2011 intending to study, but she was snatched off the street, flown to Ireland and sold for sex.

Why GDP includes the illegal drugs trade

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 00:31
Our main measure for the economy is GDP, and it includes the illegal drugs trade.

Two teenagers injured in Clarkston park disturbance

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 00:31
One 16-year-old boy was stabbed while another received a head wound in Clarkston, East Renfrewshire.

The UK's largest wall mural

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 00:27
The 1400 square metre connectivity mural has been completed in Shoreditch, London.

Down the sofa?: 169 million old £1 coins not returned

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 00:27
More than nine months after they stopped being legal tender, about 169m round £1 coins are outstanding.

Battle over rail tunnels at Lord's cricket ground rumbles on

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 00:14
As England and India players prepare for the second Test at Lord's there is a wrangle rumbling away not far from their feet.

Newspaper headlines: Boris Johnson apology call and 'Wild West Britain'

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 00:09
Headlines focus on the ex-foreign secretary's burka comments and a boy's death in a suspected arson attack.

Junk food advert ban for KFC and Kellogg's

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 00:05
The advertising watchdog found the firms breached rules about fat, sugar and salt content.

Paisley faces UK's first MP recall petition

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 00:02
If 10% of constituents in North Antrim sign the petition a by-election will be triggered.

Scanning homeless people with smartphones to donate money

UK News BBC News Feed - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 22:14
A scheme in Oxford wants to provide homeless people with QR codes, so people can donate to them using smartphones.

Murder charge over London drill rapper stab death

UK News BBC News Feed - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 21:58
Drill rapper Siddique Kamara, also known as Incognito, died after being found stabbed in London.

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