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Ban on legal highs comes into force

UK News BBC News Feed - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 00:08
A blanket ban on so-called legal highs comes into force across the UK, with new laws criminalising their production, distribution, sale and supply.

Capsize photos and population predictions

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 23:42
Dramatic images of a migrant boat capsize feature on many front pages, while projections of a population rise in England also attract headlines.

VIDEO: 'I was 10 when I first tried to end it all'

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 22:55
The biggest study of the causes of suicide among young people in England highlights bereavement, bullying, exam pressure and physical health problems as some of the main factors.

Exam stress 'among teen suicide causes'

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 22:14
Exam pressures and physical health problems, like acne, are major contributory factors in the suicides of young people, according to new research.

New NI power-sharing executive formed

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 20:16
A new team of ministers has been appointed to the Northern Ireland power-sharing executive, with most jobs shared out between the DUP and Sinn Féin.

Tights firm blames BHS woe for collapse

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 20:15
A clothing firm which supplied BHS has gone out of business, blaming the collapse of the high street store.

Steel pension changes considered

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 20:10
Government considering changes to British Steel pension scheme to help protect steel making in the UK.

Benitez stays as Newcastle manager

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 19:50
Rafael Benitez is staying as Newcastle United manager after signing a new three-year contract at the relegated club.

Vardy finally ties the knot at castle

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 19:20
Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy marries at a star-studded ceremony - after postponing his nuptials three times.

Snooker's Steve Davis to DJ at Glastonbury

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 19:13
Snooker player Steve Davis is to play a DJ set at this year's Glastonbury.

Arrests over legal highs ahead of ban

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 18:31
Two people are arrested in connection with legal highs which resulted in nine people falling ill in Rochdale, say police.

'I'm drowning in my failing marriage'

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 18:24
Stories of relationships endured, failed... and also saved

Student suicide figures increase

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 18:23
Student suicides have risen to their highest level since at least 2007, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.

Who is 'Mrs M&S'?

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 17:57
The key woman for retail giant's fortunes - but does she exist?

Image rights hold up Mourinho deal

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 17:46
Negotiations over image rights delay a deal to appoint Jose Mourinho as the new Manchester United manager.

Murray survives epic five-set battle

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 17:12
Andy Murray fights back to beat wildcard Mathias Bourgue and secure his place in the French Open third round.

Electric shock dog collar used on boy

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 17:05
A former soldier who gave a toddler electric shocks using a dog training collar is told she faces jail.

No tension with Rosberg - Hamilton

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 16:26
Lewis Hamilton says he feels no tension with Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg despite their crash together at the previous race in Spain.

Thomas Cook cabin crew vote to strike

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 15:59
Thomas Cook cabin crew have voted by three-to-one in favour of industrial action in a row over health and safety, Unite union says.

Toddler 'murdered with garden chair'

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 15:56
A garden chair was used to murder a 17-month-old by his mother's lover - and she lied to cover it up, a court hears.

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