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Met Police to pay damages over holidaying officer probe

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 04:11
A former Met Police officer who sued the force for wrongly using its powers to investigate her after she went on holiday while on sick leave wins her case.

80s anxieties

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 02:59
The latest release of previously secret Foreign Office papers from the 1980s reveals a humorous footnote to the British government's ambivalent attitude towards Nelson Mandela.

Ex-runner Zola Budd triggered government row, archives show

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 02:59
A campaign to fast-track British citizenship for South African runner Zola Budd triggered a major government rift in the mid-1980s, newly released documents show.

Margaret Thatcher held secret Saudi arms talks, archives show

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 02:59
Margaret Thatcher held secret talks with Saudi Arabian rulers in 1985, leading up to the UK's largest arms sale, newly released official documents show.

Hillsborough appeal for Leppings Lane Gate C witnesses

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 02:15
Detectives leading a criminal investigation into the Hillsborough disaster release CCTV images of 19 men they want to speak to.

Brexit: Owen Smith opposes Article 50 move without vote

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 02:14
Owen Smith says if he is elected Labour leader, the party would block invoking Article 50 in Parliament unless any Brexit deal is put to the electorate.

Birmingham mosque murder victim's family 'racially abused'

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 02:00
Relatives of a Muslim man murdered by a racist say they have been recent victims of race hate abuse.

Artist Peter Doig wins case over painting he said was not his work

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 01:59
A Chicago court accepts that artist Peter Doig did not paint a landscape, valued at $10m (£7.6m) when it was believed to be by him.

'Legal high' ambulance call-outs double in London

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 01:54
The number of people needing help from paramedics after taking so-called legal highs has more than doubled each year since 2013, figures show.

Revolutionary response

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 01:43
Can treating the immune system lead to a revolution in treating depression?

Arrest laser pointer owners - CAA chief

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 01:14
People found carrying powerful laser pointers should be arrested, even if they are not in use, the head of the UK's aviation regulator says.

Top of the world

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 00:56
As talks are held to take forward a community buyout of Scotland's highest village, what would the prospective new owners be getting?

Perfume traces could help to solve crimes

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 00:48
Detecting traces of perfume could help in the fight against crime, a study suggests

MPs call for ban on plastic microbeads

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 00:48
A worldwide ban on plastic microbeads in cosmetics should be imposed as soon as possible, MPs demand.

People in Fife are the happiest in Scotland, survey says

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 00:45
People living in Fife have gone from being among the least happy in Scotland to the most happy, a survey suggests.

Ladbrokes Iron Man 3 ad banned over 'child appeal'

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 00:44
An advert for bookmaker Ladbrokes featuring the superhero Iron Man is banned by the advertising watchdog over fears it would appeal to children.

Newspaper headlines: Corbyn train seat row dominates papers

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 00:42
The row between Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Virgin Trains boss Sir Richard Branson over seat availability dominates the front pages.

Potent pills

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 00:31
With ecstasy, or MDMA, being bought more freely on the dark net, the drug is growing in popularity - and in strength.

GERS figures to show health of Scots economy

UK News BBC News Feed - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 00:21
The Scottish government is to publish its latest calculation of taxation and spending in Scotland, as a guide to the health of Scotland's public services.

The Corbyn train video that sparked a row

UK News BBC News Feed - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 22:05
Virgin Trains has questioned footage showing Jeremy Corbyn sitting on the floor of a "ram-packed" service.

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