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Budget 2017: MPs rally round Hammond after growth shock

Budget 2017: MPs rally round Hammond after growth shock

Gloomy economic forecasts put chancellor under pressure but Tory MPs back him on stamp duty and Brexit.

Broadband firms must ditch 'misleading' speed ads

Broadband firms must ditch 'misleading' speed ads

A radical shake-up of broadband advertising will change the way ISPs promote the speed of net services.

Multiyork collapse puts 550 jobs under threat

Multiyork collapse puts 550 jobs under threat

The furniture retailer will trade until Christmas at least as administrators seek a buyer.

Kevin Spacey: Scotland Yard investigating new sexual assault allegation

Kevin Spacey: Scotland Yard investigating new sexual assault allegation

The Metropolitan police say they are looking into a new allegation of sexual assault.

Ashington driver 'crashed to save passengers' in French Alps

Ashington driver 'crashed to save passengers' in French Alps

Maurice Wrightson crashed into boulders to avoid the coach going off the road when the brakes failed.

Runaway 15ft python Tinkerbell found in garden

Runaway 15ft python Tinkerbell found in garden

Tinkerbell needed a warm bath after braving the Greater Manchester's cool winter climate.

Grenfell Tower: Extra £28m to help fire recovery

Grenfell Tower: Extra £28m to help fire recovery

The funding will go towards mental health services and regeneration in the area, the Chancellor says.

Grenfell tower fire: Final inquests opened and adjourned

Grenfell tower fire: Final inquests opened and adjourned

The hearings examined the deaths of the last two victims of June's blaze.

Heavy rain causes flooding and leaves motorists stranded

Heavy rain causes flooding and leaves motorists stranded

A yellow "be aware" weather alert is in force until about 09:00 GMT on Thursday.

Kia Gott: Meningitis C girl's father slams vaccination decision

Kia Gott: Meningitis C girl's father slams vaccination decision

Eleven-month-old Kia Gott has had to have all four limbs amputated after contracting the condition.

Hamleys Toy Parade: Police appeal after woman punched

Hamleys Toy Parade: Police appeal after woman punched

Hamleys has apologised for having to cancel sections of the event due to "unprecedented" crowds.

Budget 2017: Reaction from Jack, Kuenssberg and Ahmed

Budget 2017: Reaction from Jack, Kuenssberg and Ahmed

The BBC's business, political and economics editors on the announcements in Philip Hammond's Budget speech.

Budget banter with Philip Hammond

Budget banter with Philip Hammond

The chancellor sprinkled his Autumn financial statement with the odd joke.

Jeremy Corbyn criticises Hammond's Budget

Jeremy Corbyn criticises Hammond's Budget

The Labour leader said the Budget announcement didn't do enough to help people out of debt.

Anne Wafula-Strike: Paralympian wins train toilet payout

Anne Wafula-Strike: Paralympian wins train toilet payout

Anne Wafula-Strike was on a three-hour train journey with an out-of-order accessible loo.

Are we ready for driverless cars?

Are we ready for driverless cars?

The government wants autonomous cars on UK roads by 2021, but how can we ensure they're safe?

Elephants on the move, to new £2.5m home

Elephants on the move, to new £2.5m home

Four elephants from Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire will head to a new £2.5m home in Blackpool.

Woman lives in car for months after being evicted

Woman lives in car for months after being evicted

Wendy from North Yorkshire hopes the chancellor will announce plans in the Budget to help homeless people.

BBC News Channel

BBC News Channel

BBC coverage of latest developments

Newspaper headlines: Budget giveaways and gloom

Newspaper headlines: Budget giveaways and gloom

Housing measures and growth forecasts attract the most headlines after the chancellor's speech.

'Just perfect'

'Just perfect'

Grandparents tell of the joy, fun and love the children give them.

Budget calculator

Budget calculator

Will tax changes in the Budget leave you better or worse off in 2018/19?

'I ripped up the rulebook'

'I ripped up the rulebook'

The Good Morning Britain host on why being "provocative" in the mornings is a good thing.

Six months on

Six months on

Charities say many children are still recovering from the emotional trauma of the terrorist attack.

Life online

Life online

Jack Maynard and Stormzy are the latest celebrities to be criticised for old offensive tweets.

'He was my idol'

'He was my idol'

Reacting to the news of the death of David Cassidy, readers share their memories of meeting the 70s star.

Speaking out

Speaking out

There are huge differences in libel laws, which might explain why the scandal has hit the US so hard.

Concorde

Concorde

Forty years on from the inaugural London-New York Concorde service, those who flew on the iconic aircraft share their memories.

'This is our city'

'This is our city'

How life has changed for people in the city six months on.

Budget quiz

Budget quiz

The BBC's Budget quiz: See how much you know about the UK Budget's long and colourful history.

Obituary: Rodney Bewes

Obituary: Rodney Bewes

The actor found fame in The Likely Lads but struggled to repeat that success.

Seeking support

Seeking support

After becoming homeless, Steve says he would probably have died on the streets if he hadn't received support to rent a home.

Kids v Cars

Kids v Cars

How one woman championed a way to bring community spirit back to city streets and keep children fit.

Please don't pet!

Please don't pet!

We know guide dogs shouldn't be disturbed, but some owners say their dogs should be left alone too.

Bouncing back

Bouncing back

Jana Novotna bounced back after tearfully losing a Wimbledon final. How did other tearful sport stars fare?

Staying power

Staying power

The stories of everyday go-to gadgets that have stood the test of time.

Tampon tax

Tampon tax

The amount it has cost you depends on how old you are and when you started your first period.

World News

PNG police enter Manus asylum centre, Australia confirms

PNG police enter Manus asylum centre, Australia confirms

Papua New Guinea authorities are urging asylum seekers who remain there to leave, Australia confirms.

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa promises jobs in 'new democracy'

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa promises jobs in 'new democracy'

The incoming leader hails a new era and praises the army for removing Robert Mugabe peacefully.

Billionaire Russian lawmaker under investigation in France

Billionaire Russian lawmaker under investigation in France

Suleiman Kerimov, one of Russia's richest men, is questioned, reportedly suspected of tax evasion.

Argentina missing submarine: Russia joins search operation

Argentina missing submarine: Russia joins search operation

President Putin will send a survey vessel to the area where the sub vanished with 44 on board.

Ratko Mladic jailed for life over Bosnia war genocide

Ratko Mladic jailed for life over Bosnia war genocide

The ex-Bosnian Serb commander is convicted for major atrocities in the Bosnian war in the 1990s.

USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar pleads guilty to sex charges

USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar pleads guilty to sex charges

The USA Olympics doctor was charged with molesting seven girls in his care.

Syria war: Putin unveils plan for peace congress

Syria war: Putin unveils plan for peace congress

Russia's leader wins the backing of Iran and Turkey to host a new initiative to end the civil war.

Yemen war: Saudi coalition 'to let aid reach rebel-held port'

Yemen war: Saudi coalition 'to let aid reach rebel-held port'

UN agencies had warned that "untold thousands" would die without deliveries of fresh supplies.

Czech ex-PM's mistress guilty of setting spies on love rival

Czech ex-PM's mistress guilty of setting spies on love rival

The wife of former Czech PM Petr Necas used intelligence officers to spy on his first wife.

Georgia siege: Four dead in Tbilisi 'terror' raid

Georgia siege: Four dead in Tbilisi 'terror' raid

Three alleged militants and a special forces soldier die in a raid on a flat in Georgia's capital.

Malta journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia's family sue police

Malta journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia's family sue police

Daphne Caruana Galizia's family wants the senior officer overseeing the investigation to be removed.

MS-13 gang 'behead man' in park near Washington DC

MS-13 gang 'behead man' in park near Washington DC

One man has been arrested and charged over the gruesome gang killing.

US travellers pack roads and airports for Thanksgiving escape

US travellers pack roads and airports for Thanksgiving escape

An estimated 51 million people in the US will travel at least 50 miles in the Thanksgiving getaway.

Ratko Mladic removed from war crime court after outburst

Ratko Mladic removed from war crime court after outburst

The former Bosnian Serb commander has been found guilty of genocide in the 1990s Bosnian war.

North Korea defection: Footage of moment soldier flees

North Korea defection: Footage of moment soldier flees

He raced across the border on foot, closely pursued by North Korean troops who shot at him several times.

Mnangagwa: We want to grow Zimbabwe economy

Mnangagwa: We want to grow Zimbabwe economy

Zimbabwe's incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa tells supporters he wants to to boost the economy and create jobs.

Tears as wronged man freed 23 years on

Tears as wronged man freed 23 years on

Nevest Coleman left his prison cell near Chicago and was greeted by family members.

Forty-three migrants rescued off the Libyan coast

Forty-three migrants rescued off the Libyan coast

The rescue vessel rescued 43 migrants attempting to cross to Europe.

Reality Check: When is a train on time?

Reality Check: When is a train on time?

What counts as punctual in the UK is not the same around the world.

Flea market photo shows 'Billy the Kid and man who shot him'

Flea market photo shows 'Billy the Kid and man who shot him'

The photo purports to show the Wild West outlaw beside his future killer, experts say.

In China, free fish heads for life for an underwater rescuer

In China, free fish heads for life for an underwater rescuer

A Chinese man is awarded free cooked fish heads for life after he performs a dramatic underwater rescue

'Mr Police' lands Indonesia police job

'Mr Police' lands Indonesia police job

A former construction worker is given role at a police station because of his name.

Tajik leader told 'you are worthy' as cult takes off

Tajik leader told 'you are worthy' as cult takes off

Tajikistan has stepped up its leader's cult of personality on the 25th anniversary of his rule.

Eel-airplane hybrid named Japan's best mascot

Eel-airplane hybrid named Japan's best mascot

Hundreds of thousands vote airport's mascot as Japan's favourite.

Domino effect?

Domino effect?

South Africa's governing African National Congress has lessons to learn from the fall of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe.

Miscarriage of justice?

Miscarriage of justice?

Celebrities tweet #FreeCyntoiaBrown to support a former teen abuse victim jailed for murder at 16.

Jumbled genders

Jumbled genders

The government steps into a growing row over gender equality in the French language.

Doctor Who?

Doctor Who?

One of British India's earliest practising doctors, who also got Queen Victoria to dissolve her marriage.

'War is still going on'

'War is still going on'

Victims of Ratko Mladic say his life sentence will not change anything in divided Bosnia.

New approach

New approach

Aaron Aquino says that since he took charge last month, only one suspect died in 1,341 operations.

Will Zimbabwe change?

Will Zimbabwe change?

Zimbabweans are celebrating change, but is the old regime just getting a new face?

Zanu-PF purges to win back trust

Zanu-PF purges to win back trust

Zimbabwe's ruling party is intent on retaining power after the earthquake of Robert Mugabe's overthrow.

The unanswered questions

The unanswered questions

After a dramatic week in Zimbabwe, questions remain unanswered about Robert Mugabe's downfall.

Zimbabwe crisis: Looking for Grace Mugabe in her heartland

Zimbabwe crisis: Looking for Grace Mugabe in her heartland

Meet the Zimbabweans who say that Grace Mugabe seized their land.

Five things to fix economy

Five things to fix economy

The measures needed to get the country's finances off life-support and into recovery mode.

Emmerson Mnangagwa: The 'crocodile' who snapped back

Emmerson Mnangagwa: The 'crocodile' who snapped back

Zimbabwe's former vice-president has had a volatile political career.

Sports News

'Help us' - Conte complains of 'strange' scheduling as Chelsea progress in Europe

'Help us' - Conte complains of 'strange' scheduling as Chelsea progress in Europe

Antonio Conte asks for help with fixture scheduling as Chelsea reach the last 16 of the Champions League by beating 10-man Qarabag.

Man Utd beaten by Basel after 'perfect first half - without the goals'

Man Utd beaten by Basel after 'perfect first half - without the goals'

Manchester United miss the chance to book their place in the Champions League last 16 as Basel score an 89th-minute winner.

Rampant Paris St-Germain put seven past Celtic

Rampant Paris St-Germain put seven past Celtic

Celtic open the scoring in France but are then overwhelmed by Paris St-Germain, who register their biggest Champions League win.

Joshua 'would love' Parker fight - but won't split revenue 65-35

Joshua 'would love' Parker fight - but won't split revenue 65-35

Anthony Joshua "would love to fight" Joseph Parker but Eddie Hearn says the New Zealander will not receive 35% of the revenue.

USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar pleads guilty to sex charges

USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar pleads guilty to sex charges

The USA Olympics doctor was charged with molesting seven girls in his care.

Konta deal with coach Joyce appears to be close

Konta deal with coach Joyce appears to be close

Michael Joyce - a major part of Maria Sharapova's team for six years - emerges as a strong contender to coach Johanna Konta next season.

How family man Aubameyang helped put Gabon on the map

How family man Aubameyang helped put Gabon on the map

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a family man following in his father's footsteps to boost his country's global profile.

North to leave Northampton and return to Wales

North to leave Northampton and return to Wales

George North is to leave Northampton Saints and return to Wales on a national dual contract at the end of the season.

Inside the £80K operation to police Feyenoord fans

Inside the £80K operation to police Feyenoord fans

BBC Sport links up with Greater Manchester Police to see what it takes to police a high-profile football match.

Messi on bench and Barca goalless again - but reach last 16

Messi on bench and Barca goalless again - but reach last 16

Lionel Messi starts on the bench as Barcelona qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League despite a second successive 0-0 group stage draw.

Sharing fees shouldn't be a call players have to make - Cole

Sharing fees shouldn't be a call players have to make - Cole

Sharing match fees with Samoa is not a decision that should have to be made by England's players, says prop Dan Cole.

Marco Silva: Everton could switch focus from Watford boss as they seek new manager

Marco Silva: Everton could switch focus from Watford boss as they seek new manager

Everton may be forced to switch their managerial search away from Marco Silva after failing to break the deadlock over the move.

Scotland start Maitland against Australia

Scotland start Maitland against Australia

Sean Maitland is one of four changes to Scotland's starting line-up after the Saracens wing was a late call-up to the squad.

Sevilla confirm Berizzo has cancer - but did not reveal it at half-time

Sevilla confirm Berizzo has cancer - but did not reveal it at half-time

Sevilla confirm head coach Eduardo Berizzo has cancer following his side's dramatic comeback against Liverpool in the Champions League.

In-form O'Sullivan outclasses Jones in Belfast

In-form O'Sullivan outclasses Jones in Belfast

Mark Allen is out of the Northern Ireland Open after losing a final frame decider to China's Tian Pengfei in Belfast.

Robert Kubica to test for Williams with view to Formula 1 return

Robert Kubica to test for Williams with view to Formula 1 return

Robert Kubica will test for Williams in Abu Dhabi after this weekend's season-closing grand prix, as he looks to return to Formula 1 after seven years away.

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Ashes 2017-18: Michael Vaughan's guide to surviving the Ashes down under

Ashes 2017-18: Michael Vaughan's guide to surviving the Ashes down under

BBC Test Match Special summariser and former England captain Michael Vaughan gives advice on how to survive an Ashes tour in Australia.

Nathan Peterman: Osi & Jason look at one of the very worst NFL debuts

Nathan Peterman: Osi & Jason look at one of the very worst NFL debuts

Osi Umenyiora and Jason Bell look at "one of the worst" NFL debuts of all time, as Nathan Peterman controversially replaced Tyrod Taylor as the Buffalo Bills quarterback.

Joseph Parker offers £20,000 for knockdown footage and 'gifts' for videos of Anthony Joshua

Joseph Parker offers £20,000 for knockdown footage and 'gifts' for videos of Anthony Joshua

WBO world heavyweight champion Joseph Parker offers £20,000 to anyone who can provide video footage of him being knocked down.

The football club with two sets of identical twins

The football club with two sets of identical twins

BBC Essex meets the two sets of identical twins from FA WPL Southern Division side C&K Basildon Ladies who have their team-mates seeing double.

Ashes 2017-18: England's Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes and Jonny Bairstow take on Birmingham street cricketers

Ashes 2017-18: England's Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes and Jonny Bairstow take on Birmingham street cricketers

England cricketers Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow and Chris Woakes rock up in Sparkhill, Birmingham to take on a group of young street cricketers at their own game.

Champions League: Who is through and who has work to do?

Champions League: Who is through and who has work to do?

Manchester City, Chelsea and Spurs are through to the Champions League last 16, but which other teams are, and who has work to do?

Ashes predictions - does anyone think England will win?

Ashes predictions - does anyone think England will win?

Can England upset the odds or will Australia continue their dominance on home soil? Find out what the experts think.

'I didn't want to walk round in circles' - meet the golfer who needed 27 operations

'I didn't want to walk round in circles' - meet the golfer who needed 27 operations

Marc Cayeux tells BBC Sport about his incredible recovery from a car crash that needed 27 operations and left him an inch shorter.

Should Root bat at three? Who did you pick in your England team?

Should Root bat at three? Who did you pick in your England team?

BBC Sport users have selected their England XI for the first Test - they disagree with the selectors, and Joe Root's batting position is not clear cut.

'Out of this misery, our athletes still rise' - British Virgin Islands sport's recovery after hurricane

'Out of this misery, our athletes still rise' - British Virgin Islands sport's recovery after hurricane

After the British Virgin Islands were hit by two category five hurricanes in September, BBC Sport discovers how they are recovering and aiming for sporting glory.

'Relaxed and pristine' Abu Dhabi masks track's failings

'Relaxed and pristine' Abu Dhabi masks track's failings

As a facility, it's hard to fault Yas Marina but look past the superficialities and it's all a bit of a let down, writes Andrew Benson

Sport on the BBC: Best of this week's TV & radio coverage

Sport on the BBC: Best of this week's TV & radio coverage

This week's sport on the BBC includes the first Test of the Ashes series, Rugby League World Cup semi-finals and the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

African Footballer of the Year vote open - who should win?

African Footballer of the Year vote open - who should win?

Voting for the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2017 has opened. Find out more about the five shortlisted players and cast your vote now.

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