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MPs warn of tax phone line 'collapse'

UK News BBC News Feed - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 03:23
Plans to move tax services online could lead to another "disastrous decline" in customer service, MPs warn

More upsets

UK News BBC News Feed - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 03:10
After the Richmond Park result, a look at some notable by-elections of the recent, and not-so-recent, past

Faith school push will not 'help results'

UK News BBC News Feed - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 02:28
Education levels will not rise if faith schools take more pupils on religious grounds, a report says.

Brits announce Critics' Choice trio

UK News BBC News Feed - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 01:54
Three new acts are tipped for success in 2017 with the release of the shortlist for the Brits Critics' Choice Award.

Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs dies aged 86

UK News BBC News Feed - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 01:23
Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs, who played Spanish waiter Manuel in the sitcom, has died at 86, his family confirms.

Newspaper headlines: 'Chelsea 'hush money' claim & 'soft Brexit'

UK News BBC News Feed - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 01:11
Two papers lead on the football abuse scandal - while the UK's exit from the EU is also covered.

Didier Drogba charity may have 'misled' donors - Charity Commission

UK News BBC News Feed - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 00:52
An investigation into a charity run by former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba finds "no evidence of fraud or corruption" but says it may have "misled" donors.

Smart money?

UK News BBC News Feed - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 00:23
As global student loan debt reaches crisis levels, can tech start-ups help cut costs?

Fake Apple chargers fail safety tests

UK News BBC News Feed - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 00:18
Investigators warn of potentially fatal risks after 99% of fake Apple chargers fail safety tests.

Fawlty fame

UK News BBC News Feed - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 00:14
Actor who achieved fame as the bumbling Spanish waiter in Fawlty Towers.

Asbestos claims over schools reach £10m

UK News BBC News Feed - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 00:03
BBC News finds councils in England have paid out £10m due to school asbestos compensation claims.

Anne-Marie Ellement: Mum backs Army anti-harassment drive

UK News BBC News Feed - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 00:03
The mother of a soldier who killed herself after being bullied welcomes an Army campaign aimed at tackling harassment.

Leicester's Roman skeletons have 'African links'

UK News BBC News Feed - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 00:03
Skeletons found in Leicester may be the earliest examples of African people living in the diverse city.

Andrew Sachs: Fawlty Towers' 'I know nothing' scene

UK News BBC News Feed - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 23:43
Watch the Fawlty Towers scene which created waiter Manuel's most famous line. Andrew Sachs, the actor who played him, has died at the age of 86.

Prince Harry and Rihanna get HIV tests in Barbados

UK News BBC News Feed - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 23:06
Prince Harry and Rihanna have taken HIV tests together in Barbados to raise awareness on World Aids Day.

Isle of Muck gets new teacher after online search

UK News BBC News Feed - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 22:58
Earlier in the year the BBC brought you a story about the Isle of Muck having trouble finding a new teacher. A woman saw that report, and liked the look of island life.

Boy George sketch outsells Gormley artwork in charity auction

UK News BBC News Feed - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 22:30
A sketch by Boy George makes more in a charity auction than an original artwork by Antony Gormley.

Richmond Park by-election: Polls close

UK News BBC News Feed - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 22:07
The polls close in the Richmond Park by-election, triggered by the MP's resignation over Heathrow Airport.

Watch this dog find illegal cigarette stash

UK News BBC News Feed - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 20:58
Hundreds of millions of cigarettes made in Eastern Europe are being smuggled into the UK - watch tobacco dogs uncover traders' hiding places.

National Teaching Service dropped, government confirms

UK News BBC News Feed - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 18:43
A scheme to recruit top teachers to work in deprived areas has been dropped, the government confirms.

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