Stormont power-sharing talks going down to the wire – BBC News

June 28, 2017

… stand-alone Irish Language Act and rights for the LGBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender) community. BBC News NI political correspondent Gareth Gordon said there was little sign of a deal being close on Tuesday, with “rancour replacing whatever hope existed”. Sinn Fin chairman Declan Kearney said there must be a free-standing Irish Language Act for there to be progress. “The DUP have not moved on any of the substantive issues which sit at the heart of this crisis,” he …

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How Harry Potter enchanted the world – BBC News

June 27, 2017

… burn her books. One response read: “Guess it’s true what they say: you can lead a girl to books about the rise and fall of an autocrat, but you still can’t make her think.” Twenty years on from that first book, it looks like no-one’s going to be saying “Avada Kedavra” to Harry Potter anytime soon. Follow us on Facebook, on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts, or on Instagram at BBCnewsents. If you have a story suggestion email entertainment.news@BBC.co.uk. More From …

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Whaling’s ‘uncomfortable’ scientific legacy – BBC News

June 26, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRichard Sabin: “We actively use this data for marine conservation purposes now” It’s a curious thing to see a group of early whale foetuses up close – to see beings so small that have the potential to become so big. But what really strikes you, especially in those initial developmental stages, is how familiar the forms look. How like an early human foetus, they appear. “This is something you see time …

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News Daily: Van hits crowd near mosque – BBC News

June 19, 2017

… London’s Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan has said people in Kensington, west London. are “sick to death of platitudes from politicians” following the Grenfell Tower fire. He complained of “years of neglect” by the council and a “poor response” by the government to what he called a “preventable accident”. Meanwhile, ministers say households who lost their homes will receive 5,500 each. The BBC understands about 70 people may have died in last …

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Philip Hammond attacks Tory general election campaign – BBC News

June 19, 2017

But a deal designed to “punish” the UK would be even worse, he said on BBC One’s Andrew Marr show. Campaign criticism Despite being one of the most senior members of Theresa May’s government, Mr Hammond did not play a leading role in the campaign before the general election, and it was reported he faced being replaced. “It’s true that my role [in the campaign] was not the one I would have liked it to be,” he said. He did not comment on his …

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London fire: Syrian victim Mohammed Alhajali family ‘can come to UK’ – BBC News

June 19, 2017

… known to be dead or missing, presumed dead, after the fire. The BBC understands this could rise to about 70 people in total. Mr Alhajali’s older brother Omar – who was with him in their flat on the 14th floor – survived after they were separated on the way out of the burning tower block. Image copyright Getty/AFP A Home Office spokeswoman said: “We have established processes in place which allow us to consider visa applications outside the immigration rules on …

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London fire: Queen reflects on ‘sombre national mood’ – BBC News

June 17, 2017

… told BBC Newsnight the government was doing all it could to help. The PM said: “I’ve heard stories yesterday from the emergency services about the issues around the fire. “That’s why I came straight back to Downing Street and I ordered a public inquiry. “And we’ll make sure that takes place as soon as possible to get to the bottom of this.” Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May says 5m will be available for …

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London fire: Tower victims ‘may never be identified’ – BBC News

June 16, 2017

Image copyright EPA Image caption Candles and messages of condolence have been left near Grenfell Tower The leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council – the authority that owns the tower block – told BBC Two’s Newsnight it would not use the type of cladding fitted to Grenfell Tower in other buildings in the borough. The cladding – installed on the tower in a recent renovation – has come under scrutiny, with experts saying a more fire resistant type could have …

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Michael Morpurgo wins Children’s Book Award for fourth time – BBC News

June 12, 2017

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Election results 2017: May to finalise cabinet amid DUP talks – BBC News

June 10, 2017

… as home secretary. David Davis will also stay on as Brexit secretary and Sir Michael Fallon will keep his role as defence secretary. There could be changes elsewhere in the cabinet while nine middle-ranking and junior ministers, including Ben Gummer and Jane Ellison, lost their seats at the general election and will need to be replaced. BBC assistant political editor Norman Smith said the prime minister was facing calls from MPs to remove close advisers who have been blamed for the failure to …

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Election 2017 poll tracker: How the parties compare – BBC News

June 7, 2017

Who will win the general election and by how much? Check what the latest opinion polls say and follow updates from the BBC’s senior elections and political analyst Peter Barnes. The poll tracker will be updated as the campaign unfolds. Their poll was conducted today, after last night’s Question Time special, where Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn faced questions from a live audience. And they found that more people who watched the programme said it made them more likely to vote …

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Sir David Attenborough regrets missed family time – BBC News

June 7, 2017

… spreading, and the seas are warming – all those factors cause great changes in our fortunes.” When asked which animal he felt a kinship with, Sir David replied: “That has to be an ape. Because our kinship is a reality. I don’t feel it with a mosquito or, indeed, a whale.” Follow us on Facebook, on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts, or on Instagram at BBCnewsents. If you have a story suggestion email entertainment.news@BBC.co.uk. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended …

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General election: Sadiq Khan warns of ‘unsustainable’ police cuts – BBC News

June 6, 2017

… argument”. The BBC’s assistant political editor Norman Smith said he expected there to be a remorseless focus on the issue of security in the final 48 hours of the election campaign before Thursday’s poll despite attempts by the Conservatives to focus on Brexit. Labour has accused Theresa May of “letting austerity damage her ability to keep us safe” by allowing total police officer numbers to fall by nearly 19,000 while she was home secretary. ‘Deeply …

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London attack: Police ‘know identities of killers’ – BBC News

June 6, 2017

… the BBC’s Asian Network, an unnamed man said one of the attackers had become more extreme over the past two years. ‘I did my bit’ “We spoke about a particular attack that happened and, like most radicals, he had a justification for anything – everything and anything. “And that day I realised that I need to contact the authorities,” he said. He said no action was taken. “I did my bit… but the authorities didn’t do their bit”. …

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London attack: PM’s condemnation of tech firms criticised – BBC News

June 5, 2017

Mrs May said: “We cannot allow this ideology the safe space it needs to breed. “Yet that is precisely what the internet, and the big companies… provide.” Culture Secretary Karen Bradley said social media companies had successfully taken action against indecent images of children. “We now need to see the same response in terms of extremism and radicalisation. We know it can be done and we know the internet companies want to do it,” she told the BBC. …

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Election 2017: 10 things we’ve learned over seven weeks – BBC News

June 5, 2017

… with LBC’s Nick Ferrari, while party leader Jeremy Corbyn stumbled over the cost of Labour’s plan for free childcare on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, managing only “a lot”. “It was almost a Diane Abbott moment,” says BBC assistant political editor Norman Smith. “He was clearly struggling badly for the numbers.” It was names that proved tricky during the ITV leaders’ debate for UKIP leader Paul Nuttall. He called Plaid Cymru’s …

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Election 2017: Five key things about the Question Time special – BBC News

June 4, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSee the tough questions to Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn in a special BBC Question Time show Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn faced a grilling from members of the public in a BBC Question Time election special. Here are five key takeaways. 1. The audience was on fire It might not have been the head-to-head many people wanted – which Mr Corbyn said was a “shame” – but the audience didn’t hold back when it …

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Fresh bid to oust Unite union boss Len McCluskey – BBC News

June 2, 2017

Mr Coyne says he was the victim of repeated harassment and interference by union employees loyal to Mr McCluskey. Unite employees repeatedly breached guidelines that meant they should have been neutral in the contest to be general secretary, he said. He told the Today Programme on BBC Radio 4: “The full weight of the union machine was used against me and as this is not North Korea, we are a democratic country and it’s a democratic organisation, then I have the opportunity to …

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Election blind dates: Peter Stringfellow and Mary Beard – BBC News

June 1, 2017

Mary Beard Describe yourself: I’m Mary Beard and I am a professor of classics at the University of Cambridge. My day-job is working on Roman history and ancient Roman history. A few years ago now, I started doing Roman documentaries on both BBC Two and BBC One. It’s got my face out there – for better or worse. Political beliefs: I would summarise my politics very simply as the maverick left and proud. How was your date?: I had a good time. He’s an engaging old …

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Liam Gallagher: ‘I love you Manchester…’ – BBC News

June 1, 2017

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General election 2017: Sturgeon to unveil SNP manifesto – BBC News

May 31, 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May has repeatedly said that “now is not the time” for a second referendum on independence. BBC Election Live: Rolling video and text updates Corbyn and May grilled on live TV And the Conservative manifesto promises there will be no referendum until the Brexit process has “played out” and unless there is “public consent” for one to be held – although it does not specify what that means. Speaking ahead of launching her …

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Why the UK election isn’t exciting Americans – BBC News

May 30, 2017

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Meet the women and girls who rocked Comic Con – BBC News

May 30, 2017

“I love the movie and the character. She’s passionate and kind so I was inspired to be like her. “I love the atmosphere here – it’s really good for young women because it’s non-judgmental. Sophie: “I’m playing Maleficent, the Angelina Jolie version. I love cosplay because it gives you the chance to play someone else for a day. It’s escapism, pure fantasy. “You can be covered or wear the smallest of clothes, it’s a very …

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