Leicester City helicopter ‘did not respond to pilot’s command’

Media playback is unsupported on your device The widely shared footage shows the helicopter taking off The helicopter that crashed outside Leicester City's stadium, killing five people, did not respond to the pilot's command, initial findings...

Remembrance Day: Service rounds off Armistice commemorations

Media playback is unsupported on your device Flowers are laid at the grave of the Unknown Warrior and Prince Charles reads from the Gospel of John The Queen has attended a remembrance service at Westminster Abbey...

Trolley man: Funds flood in for Melbourne’s homeless hero

A funding campaign has raised almost A$100,000 (£55,000; $72,000) to help a homeless man who tried to stop a knife-wielding attacker in Melbourne by ramming him with a shopping trolley. Michael Rogers, dubbed "Trolley Man"...

Minister Jo Johnson quits over Brexit and calls for new vote

Transport minister Jo Johnson has quit the government, calling for the public to have a fresh say on Brexit. The MP, who is Boris Johnson's brother, said the withdrawal deal currently being negotiated with the...

Ryanair plane seized by French authorities in cash row

A Ryanair plane has been seized by French authorities in a row over money in the latest problem for the airline. The French civil aviation authority grounded the Boeing 737 on Thursday at Bordeaux...

Leave.EU and Arron Banks insurance firm face £135,000 in fines

Pro-Brexit campaign group Leave.EU and an insurance company owned by its founder Arron Banks face total fines of £135,000 over breaches of data laws. It follows an Information Commissioner investigation into the misuse of personal...

Major home care provider future ‘at risk’

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Pro-betting MPs ‘more persuasive’ than me – Tracey Crouch

Ex-sports minister Tracey Crouch has said MPs interested in the betting industry are behind "delays" to new laws on fixed-odds betting machines. Ms Crouch resigned from her post after Chancellor Philip Hammond said the cut...

Jeremy Heywood: UK’s former top civil servant dies

Sir Jeremy Heywood, former cabinet secretary and civil service head, has died of cancer aged 56, just two weeks after stepping down from government. Sir Jeremy was cabinet secretary from 2012 until 2018 and head...

Woking fireworks: Eight children hurt in fall from inflatable slide

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Medical cannabis products available on prescription

Medicinal cannabis products can now be legally prescribed to some patients across the UK for the first time. The treatments can be prescribed only by specialist doctors in a limited number of circumstances where other...

‘Don’t be taken in by anti-vaccine myths on social media’

People who believe the myths spread by anti-vaccine campaigners "are absolutely wrong", England's top doctor has said. Prof Dame Sally Davies said the MMR vaccine was safe and had been given to millions of children...

Climate change: Oceans ‘soaking up more heat than estimated’

Researchers say that the world has seriously underestimated the amount of heat soaked up by our oceans over the past 25 years. Their study suggests that the seas have absorbed 60% more than previously thought. They...

Street harassment ‘relentless’ for women and girls

The government is failing to address street harassment of women and young girls in the UK, a new report has said. The Women and Equalities Committee of MPs is calling for urgent action to...

More takeaways on high street despite anti-obesity push

UK high streets have the highest concentration of fast food outlets in almost a decade, figures show. Despite town halls attempting to limit their spread, in most areas the number of takeaways per 100,000 people...

Cervical screening: Millions missing smear tests

Media playback is unsupported on your device What happens during a smear test? About three million women across England have not had a smear test for at least three-and-a-half years. GPs are trying to improve take-up rates...
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Rarely seen red jellyfish spotted in deep water – BBC News

A rarely seen red jellyfish has been spotted in deep water off the coast of southern California. Scientists from Exploration Vessel Nautilus used a remotely controlled vehicle to dive down and observe deep sea creatures. When...

Jamal Khashoggi case: Saudi Arabia says journalist killed in fight – BBC News

Journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a fight in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, the country's state TV reports, quoting an initial inquiry. Deputy intelligence chief Ahmad al-Assiri and Saud al-Qahtani, senior aide to Crown...

Pret a Manger confirms second allergy death

A second customer died from an allergic reaction to a product bought from Pret a Manger, the chain has confirmed. The individual died in 2017 after eating a "super-veg rainbow flatbread" which was supposed...

Labour threat to vote against Theresa May’s Brexit plan

Labour MPs are "likely" to be ordered to vote against any Brexit deal based on Theresa May's Chequers plan, Sir Keir Starmer will say on Tuesday. The plans look set to fail the six tests...