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Street sign switched in mystery prank

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 09:15
A cul-de-sac street sign is being repeatedly replaced with an alternative name by a prankster in an unexplained practical joke.

Barclays profits drop by a quarter

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 08:01
Barclays reports a 25% drop in profits for the first quarter, due to a weak performance in its investment banking division.

Doubts cast on rural mayor plans

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 07:11
Plans for new elected mayors in three rural areas of England announced in the Budget by the government should be abandoned, Conservatives have said.

VIDEO: Eight-year-old memorises the Koran

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 06:09
An eight-year-old girl from Luton has amassed thousands of Facebook followers after memorising the entire Koran in Arabic.

VIDEO: Liverpool reflects on Hillsborough verdict

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 05:52
After the Hillsborough inquest found that the 96 people who died in the Hillsborough disaster died unlawfully, BBC News asked people in Liverpool what the decision meant for them and the city.

Lenny Henry to receive Bafta honour

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 02:08
Actor and comedian Sir Lenny Henry is to receive a special Bafta at this year's TV awards ceremony in May.

Revenge porn victims 'as young as 11'

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 02:05
Children as young as 11 are among more than 1,000 alleged victims of revenge porn who reported offences in the first year of the new law coming into effect, a BBC investigation reveals.

Government criticised over EU fines

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 02:04
Whitehall departments are criticised for paying fines of hundreds of millions of pounds to the European Commission because they are not spending EU funds properly.

More clean air zones needed, say MPs

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 01:40
"Clean air zones" targeting drivers of high-polluting vehicles should be extended to more cities in England, MPs say.

Hillsborough families say 'justice done'

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 01:27
Families of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster declare "justice has been done" after an inquests jury finds fans were unlawfully killed.

Hillsborough 'justice' hailed, but not on front of Sun

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 01:07
Inquest verdicts that the 96 victims of the Hillsborough tragedy were unlawfully killed are hailed as "justice" on many front pages, but the Sun opts for a political story as its lead.

Sutton suspended over discrimination claims

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 01:05
British Cycling chief Shane Sutton is suspended amid an investigation into discrimination allegations.

VIDEO: What makes Team GB rowing so strong?

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 00:22
Marcus Thompson speaks to Olympic and Paralympic rowers and trainers to see how Team GB is preparing for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

NHS 'knew of drowning death unit failings'

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 00:13
An NHS trust knew of failings at a care unit 10 months before a teenager drowned in a bath there, the BBC learns.

Team GB to reveal kit for Rio Olympics

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 00:01
Great Britain will reveal their kit for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics on Wednesday as Rio marks 100 days until the Games.

Nothing to fear in Madrid - Pellegrini

UK News BBC News Feed - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 23:47
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says he does not see Real Madrid as favourites after their 0-0 draw in the Champions League semi-final first leg.

VIDEO: Burnham calls for Hillsborough accountability

UK News BBC News Feed - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 23:37
Shadow Home Secretary Andy Burnham says that "real justice" had been delivered, but that "those responsible must be held to account".

E-voting review in union bill changes

UK News BBC News Feed - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 23:23
A review of whether to allow electronic voting in strike ballots is expected to be part of further changes to the government's Trade Union Bill.

Ding powers into Worlds semi-finals

UK News BBC News Feed - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 23:20
Ding Junhui thrashes Mark Williams 13-3 inside two sessions to become the first man into the World Championship semi-finals.

Canada and UK to press allies on ransoms

UK News BBC News Feed - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 22:02
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he and UK counterpart David Cameron will press allies over making ransom payments after the death of a Canadian hostage.

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