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Fewer drivers on mobile phones 'caught by police'

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 00:14
The number of drivers caught using a mobile phone behind the wheel has almost halved in four years, the BBC can reveal.

Something in the water?

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 00:09
Every day 320 million litres of water travels 73 miles from Wales to Birmingham to fill kettles, baths and boilers. But why does it come so far?

Police bail restriction plans 'dangerous'

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 00:08
Government plans to restrict the use of bail in England and Wales for suspects who have not been charged are "dangerous", policing experts say.

Weak pound helps 'boost' Scottish tourist industry

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 00:04
A survey suggests business confidence in Scotland has shown signs of improvement, with the weak pound helping boost the tourist industry.

Dalzell steelworks in Motherwell to formally reopen

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 00:01
First minister Nicola Sturgeon is due to formally reopen Scotland's last major steelworks in Lanarkshire.

Grown men cried

UK News BBC News Feed - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 23:57
A year after the last steel mill on Teesside shut its doors, how has the community been coping?

'Shamed' Sam Allardyce on every front page - newspaper review

UK News BBC News Feed - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 23:25
From the Financial Times to the Daily Star, the face of Sam Allardyce - now no longer England's football coach - dominates Wednesday's newspapers.

Allardyce: 67 days in 67 seconds

UK News BBC News Feed - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 22:34
After 67 days in charge of the England team, Sam Allardyce has left by mutual agreement following newspaper allegations of conduct "inappropriate of the England manager".

Still a stronghold?

UK News BBC News Feed - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 22:31
Oldham has traditionally been an electoral stronghold for Labour, but the party is facing a mounting challenge from UKIP.

Labour conference: Jeremy Corbyn to urge end to 'trench warfare'

UK News BBC News Feed - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 22:12
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is to tell the party end the "trench warfare" and prepare for an early general election when he delivers his conference speech.

Sam Allardyce: England manager leaves after one match in charge

UK News BBC News Feed - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 21:43
Sam Allardyce leaves his post as England manager by mutual agreement with the FA after one match and 67 days in charge.

Sam Allardyce: FA chairman Greg Clarke explains why England manager had to go

UK News BBC News Feed - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 21:25
Sam Allardyce has left his post as England manager by mutual agreement with the Football Association after one match and 67 days in charge.

Huge blue topaz stone on loan to Natural History Museum

UK News BBC News Feed - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 20:12
A blue topaz stone, thought to be the largest-ever, is to go on permanent loan to the Natural History Museum in London.

What did they do next?

UK News BBC News Feed - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 18:23
Lord Sugar has said he would like the BBC to commission a new programme focusing on the progress of past winners of The Apprentice.

Indian donors prevented from giving blood over malaria fears

UK News BBC News Feed - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 17:49
More than 150 people are prevented from giving blood at an event in Belfast aimed at encouraging people from the Indian community to donate.

Corbyn on Trident: 'I want to see a nuclear-free world'

UK News BBC News Feed - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 17:00
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says he is not a supporter of nuclear weapons amid questions about Trident renewal.

Rescued battery hens get knitted poultry

UK News BBC News Feed - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 16:56
A brood of balding battery chickens have poultry pullovers knitted for them to protect them from wintry weather.

Council turns nose up at over-threes' nappies

UK News BBC News Feed - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 16:12
A council will not offer a used nappy collection service for children over three, saying most should be potty trained by that age.

Sam Allardyce: Arsene Wenger says England boss needs chance to clear name

UK News BBC News Feed - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 16:09
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says England boss Sam Allardyce needs to be allowed to defend himself, following allegations in a newspaper.

Bras, bums and beauty

UK News BBC News Feed - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 15:55
Adverts claiming to understand the experiences of modern women can be a risky strategy. Here are five very different campaigns that consumers either loved or hated.

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