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Murdered MP's widower Brendan Cox quits charities

Murdered MP's widower Brendan Cox quits charities

Brendan Cox admits inappropriate behaviour that caused "hurt and offence" to women.

Actor Emma Watson donates £1m to anti-harassment campaign

Actor Emma Watson donates £1m to anti-harassment campaign

Emma Watson is among 200 stars calling for an end to sexual harassment at work ahead of the Baftas.

Affordable homes shortage 'equivalent to size of Leeds'

Affordable homes shortage 'equivalent to size of Leeds'

The shortfall in England will soon be equivalent to a city the size of Leeds, a charity warns.

Sexual ‘exploitation’ warning to driving instructors

Sexual ‘exploitation’ warning to driving instructors

Instructors are warned over relationships with young learner drivers and could be removed from the approved register.

Driving through flood water 'risks lives'

Driving through flood water 'risks lives'

A survey finds two-thirds of drivers would drive through flood water.

MPs call for boy with epilepsy to be given medical cannabis licence

MPs call for boy with epilepsy to be given medical cannabis licence

The family of epilepsy sufferer Alfie Dingley says he has fewer seizures after taking the drug.

'Cut student interest rates' say MPs

'Cut student interest rates' say MPs

Ahead of a review of university fees, MPs call for lower interest charges and a return to grants.

Earthquake felt across much of England and Wales

Earthquake felt across much of England and Wales

Tremors are felt in Wales and England in the UK's biggest earthquake for a decade.

Barns Green: Boy and grandad die as train hits car

Barns Green: Boy and grandad die as train hits car

A 15-year-old boy and his grandfather, 72, are killed on a level crossing in Horsham.

MPs want Brexit fund for UK farmers

MPs want Brexit fund for UK farmers

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has criticised the lack of clarity for farmers post-Brexit

UKIP members vote to sack embattled leader Henry Bolton

UKIP members vote to sack embattled leader Henry Bolton

The party is looking for its fifth leader in 18 months after members vote to remove Henry Bolton.

Boy, 4, critically ill after Aberdeen window fall

Boy, 4, critically ill after Aberdeen window fall

The child fell from the window of a communal stairway in flats in Aberdeen.

Theresa May replies to 'extremely regrettable Brexit' remark

Theresa May replies to 'extremely regrettable Brexit' remark

Prime Minister Theresa May was told "things would be so much easier" if the UK stayed in the EU.

London Fashion Week: How Christopher Bailey changed Burberry

London Fashion Week: How Christopher Bailey changed Burberry

The Burberry boss has his final show at London Fashion Week, before he leaves later this year.

UK earthquake: 'The whole building shook'

UK earthquake: 'The whole building shook'

Roxanne Woolhouse describes the 4.4 magnitude earthquake that has affected parts of Wales and England.

Young curlers explain why they love the sport

Young curlers explain why they love the sport

With more than 1,000 young Scottish people regularly taking part in curling, what advice do they have?

London Fashion Week: What people are really wearing

London Fashion Week: What people are really wearing

Women and men show off their street style as London Fashion Week 2018 gets under way.

How to bag your first home for £550

How to bag your first home for £550

19-year old Tom Bates couldn't afford to rent or buy in Bristol, so he found a compact alternative.

Chinese New Year: Dance team prepare for Birmingham celebrations

Chinese New Year: Dance team prepare for Birmingham celebrations

A lion and dragon dance team from Birmingham prepare for the city's Chinese New Year celebrations.

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Concorde: Auction for original nose cone of supersonic aircraft

Concorde: Auction for original nose cone of supersonic aircraft

The unused cone is expected to sell for thousands of pounds.

Sheffield firm in hunt for 'lost' giant scissors

Sheffield firm in hunt for 'lost' giant scissors

The scissors, thought to be about 2ft-long, were loaned out for ribbon-cutting ceremonies.

Newspaper headlines: Plans to cut student fees and Brendan Cox quits

Newspaper headlines: Plans to cut student fees and Brendan Cox quits

Sunday's papers contain a proposal to cut tuition fees for arts degrees, and an apprently tough Brexit stance by the PM.

Britain reacts to an 'underwhelming' earthquake

Britain reacts to an 'underwhelming' earthquake

The earth shook on Saturday in England and Wales but most people took it in their stride.

What to look out for at London Fashion Week

What to look out for at London Fashion Week

Including plus-sized protests and Christopher Bailey's last Burberry collection.

Teenager Mercy Ngulube with HIV fighting for change

Teenager Mercy Ngulube with HIV fighting for change

For 16 years, Mercy Ngulube felt unable to tell people she had HIV - but now she's a vocal campaigner.

Miscarriage: 'I just felt like it was my fault'

Miscarriage: 'I just felt like it was my fault'

Three women and one man describe the shock, guilt and distress of losing a baby through miscarriage.

Would you work for free to secure a job?

Would you work for free to secure a job?

If you didn't have a job, how far would you go to get one?

Nike London advert: The inside story from some who feature

Nike London advert: The inside story from some who feature

Newsbeat finds out what it's like to be in Nike's Nothing Beats A Londoner ad alongside Harry Kane and Skepta.

Barry Bennell: A cruel and arrogant paedophile

Barry Bennell: A cruel and arrogant paedophile

Barry Bennell was a predatory paedophile and an arrogant man, police and ex-neighbours say.

Endometriosis: I want my womb removed like Lena Dunham

Endometriosis: I want my womb removed like Lena Dunham

Sofie Hartley, who's 27, wants to have a hysterectomy so that she can take back control of her body.

Can 'beauty banks' help fight hygiene poverty?

Can 'beauty banks' help fight hygiene poverty?

Journalist Sali Hughes hopes donating toiletries to Beauty Banks will help fight hygiene poverty.

Why this book firm is only publishing women in 2018

Why this book firm is only publishing women in 2018

One publishing company has taken up a challenge to put out only books by female authors this year.

Did Boris Johnson succeed with his big Brexit speech?

Did Boris Johnson succeed with his big Brexit speech?

The foreign secretary aimed to bring Leave and Remain camps together but reaction shows extent of divisions.

Lynette White: The Cardiff murder that sparked a miscarriage of justice

Lynette White: The Cardiff murder that sparked a miscarriage of justice

Why the notorious Lynette White case is still causing damage 30 years on.

Valentine's Day: Restaurant staff reveal their most awkward stories

Valentine's Day: Restaurant staff reveal their most awkward stories

People who wait tables reveal exactly what they see when serving couples on Valentine's Day.

World News

Passenger plane crashes in Iran mountains

Passenger plane crashes in Iran mountains

Passenger plane carrying at least 60 people crashes in mountainous area of central Iran - local media.

Israel rebukes Poland PM for 'Jewish perpetrators' remark

Israel rebukes Poland PM for 'Jewish perpetrators' remark

Mateusz Morawiecki said Jews were among the perpetrators of the Holocaust, drawing Israeli scorn.

Sacred Tibetan monastery in Lhasa hit by fire

Sacred Tibetan monastery in Lhasa hit by fire

The blaze at the ancient Jokhang monastery in Lhasa was quickly put out, Chinese state media say.

Florida school shooting: Trump links FBI's missteps to Russia investigation

Florida school shooting: Trump links FBI's missteps to Russia investigation

The US president says the agency is "spending too much time trying to prove" Russia-Trump ties.

Israel Gaza: Four Israeli soldiers injured in border blast

Israel Gaza: Four Israeli soldiers injured in border blast

Four soldiers are hurt in what is said to be the worst border incident since the 2014 war with Hamas.

Mexico earthquake: Helicopter crashes in emergency killing 14

Mexico earthquake: Helicopter crashes in emergency killing 14

The aircraft was carrying Mexico's interior minister and the Oaxaca state governor but both survived.

Russia-Trump inquiry: Russian foreign minister dismisses FBI charges

Russia-Trump inquiry: Russian foreign minister dismisses FBI charges

The Russian foreign minister reacts a day after the US indicted 13 Russians over election meddling.

Rare cello returned after knifepoint theft in Paris

Rare cello returned after knifepoint theft in Paris

The instrument, made in 1737, is worth more than €1m but was returned undamaged.

Pope renews Vatican's anti-sexual abuse panel

Pope renews Vatican's anti-sexual abuse panel

Pope Francis reactivates his child protection panel on sexual abuse amid fresh controversy.

Grace Mugabe PhD: Arrest made over corruption allegations

Grace Mugabe PhD: Arrest made over corruption allegations

An investigation was launched after the former first lady was awarded a doctorate in just months.

Nirav Modi fraud investigation makes first arrests

Nirav Modi fraud investigation makes first arrests

Three people have been arrested over alleged fraud linked to a luxury celebrity jeweller.

Iranian wrestler Karimachiani banned for throwing match

Iranian wrestler Karimachiani banned for throwing match

Karimachiani would have faced an Israeli in the next round, and deliberately lost the match.

Mexico earthquake: Tremor shakes newspaper office

Mexico earthquake: Tremor shakes newspaper office

Journalists at the office of Mexican newspaper Milenio film the moment a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit.

Florida students to lawmakers: 'Shame on you'

Florida students to lawmakers: 'Shame on you'

Students have been addressing a rally after the February 14 shooting in which 17 people died.

'I knew I had to get out' of DR Congo

'I knew I had to get out' of DR Congo

The crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo has produced millions of refugees. Some are finding sanctuary in Uganda.

Woman challenges definition of 'feminine' on Thesaurus.com

Woman challenges definition of 'feminine' on Thesaurus.com

Thesaurus.com says it will review its entry after Kaya Day complained about the word's "comical" synonyms.

ICYMI: Tiny dogs and robots skiing (badly)

ICYMI: Tiny dogs and robots skiing (badly)

Some of the stories you might have missed this week.

Florida school shooting: Thousands mourn at vigil

Florida school shooting: Thousands mourn at vigil

Fred Guttenberg's daughter Jaime was killed in the Florida shooting, he paid tribute to her at a vigil.

Oxfam head: 'I know we have a problem'

Oxfam head: 'I know we have a problem'

Executive Director of Oxfam International Winnie Byanyima says she does not know how many sexual predators are still working for the charity.

Uzbek nurses, firefighters told to get on their bikes

Uzbek nurses, firefighters told to get on their bikes

Nurses and firefighters are issued with bicycles in order to provide "more efficient" services.

New Zealand man fined for drink-driving motorised cool box

New Zealand man fined for drink-driving motorised cool box

Police in New Zealand and Australia say the "unauthorised" vehicles should not be on the roads.

Taiwan's pedestrian crossing men get girlfriends

Taiwan's pedestrian crossing men get girlfriends

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Taiwan's street crossing men have got girlfriends.

Zuma's fall a chance to take moral leadership in Africa

Zuma's fall a chance to take moral leadership in Africa

The BBC's Fergal Keane on a moment of hope in South Africa - a nation that both infuriates and inspires.

The mystery of Toronto's gay village killings

The mystery of Toronto's gay village killings

Toronto’s LGBT community grieves after one of their own is charged with targeting and killing gay men.

How I joined a French wine brotherhood

How I joined a French wine brotherhood

Hugh Schofield has a weird and charming day in a wine region and asks questions about Brexit.

Kiwis consider foreign house buyer ban

Kiwis consider foreign house buyer ban

New Zealand is set to introduce a radical measure to tame its soaring property market

Hong Kong art: Miniature art shows disappearing Hong Kong

Hong Kong art: Miniature art shows disappearing Hong Kong

An exhibition of miniature dioramas offers a glimpse into a disappearing way of life in Hong Kong, reports Grace Tsoi from BBC Chinese.

The country breeding a generation of chess whizz kids

The country breeding a generation of chess whizz kids

Since 2011, all children in Armenia from six to eight years old have compulsory chess lessons - and some now are very good indeed.

The Indian artist challenging 'dirty taboos' on Instagram

The Indian artist challenging 'dirty taboos' on Instagram

Kaviya Ilango is getting attention for her satirical and poignant sketches of "millennial problems".

Florida school shooting: A killer comes to 'paradise'

Florida school shooting: A killer comes to 'paradise'

Students re-live Wednesday's shooting in Florida - and demand tougher gun laws from their government.

The week in pictures

The week in pictures

A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

New Zealand goose: How one blind bisexual bird became an icon

New Zealand goose: How one blind bisexual bird became an icon

Henry the goose spent many years in a love triangle with two swans, helping raise their children.

Reality Check: Has Shinzo Abe's 'womenomics' worked in Japan?

Reality Check: Has Shinzo Abe's 'womenomics' worked in Japan?

PM Shinzo Abe claims narrowing the gender gap is a political priority. But how much progress has actually been made during his time in office?

Kosovo turns 10 but has little to celebrate

Kosovo turns 10 but has little to celebrate

Ten years after declaring independence Kosovo still struggles to find its place in the world.

In Pictures: Millions celebrate Lunar New Year

In Pictures: Millions celebrate Lunar New Year

People around the world usher in the Year of the Dog with dancing, feasting, prayers and ceremony.

Sports News

Groves beats Eubank Jr to retain WBA title

Groves beats Eubank Jr to retain WBA title

George Groves retains his WBA super-middleweight title as a unanimous points win over Chris Eubank Jr takes him into the World Boxing Super Series final.

GB's Woods narrowly misses out on medal - highlights & report

GB's Woods narrowly misses out on medal - highlights & report

Great Britain's James Woods narrowly misses out on a medal in the men's ski slopestyle as Norway's Oystein Braaten wins gold.

'They have to get rid of the bad and make VAR perfect' - Mourinho after offside decision

'They have to get rid of the bad and make VAR perfect' - Mourinho after offside decision

Jose Mourinho says VAR still needs some work after Manchester United had a goal ruled out in their FA Cup fifth-round win at Huddersfield.

Winter Olympics: 'Fantastic' Marcel Hirscher secures second gold of Games

Winter Olympics: 'Fantastic' Marcel Hirscher secures second gold of Games

Austria's Marcel Hirscher secures his second gold of the Games with a commanding performance in the men's giant slalom in Pyeongchang.

Winter Olympics: Lizzy Yarnold to consider skeleton future after retaining title

Winter Olympics: Lizzy Yarnold to consider skeleton future after retaining title

Lizzy Yarnold is to consider her future after becoming the first Briton to defend a Winter Olympic title.

Winter Olympics 2018: James Woods misses out on slopestyle medal as Oysteing Braaten wins gold

Winter Olympics 2018: James Woods misses out on slopestyle medal as Oysteing Braaten wins gold

Watch highlights from the men's ski slopestyle as Great Britain's James Woods agonisingly misses out on medal as Norway's Oystein Braaten wins gold.

Homework on the team bus - the 16-year-old who could face Spurs

Homework on the team bus - the 16-year-old who could face Spurs

Rochdale's squad for the FA Cup match with Spurs is likely to feature a deputy head boy who is preparing for his GCSEs.

FA Cup: Mata's goal ruled out by VAR at Huddersfield in the FA Cup fifth round

FA Cup: Mata's goal ruled out by VAR at Huddersfield in the FA Cup fifth round

Manchester United are denied a 2-0 lead following a controversial VAR decision.

Winter Olympics: Great Britain curling team lose 8-6 to Sweden

Winter Olympics: Great Britain curling team lose 8-6 to Sweden

Great Britain's women's curling team lose in controversial circumstances in an extra end against Sweden.

Winter Olympics: Oystein Braaten wins men's slopestyle gold

Winter Olympics: Oystein Braaten wins men's slopestyle gold

Watch the run that won Norway's 22-year-old rail expert Oystein Braaten men's slopestyle gold in the 2018 Winter Olympics at Pyeongchang.

Pardew 'furious' with Evans and Barry over taxi incident in Barcelona

Pardew 'furious' with Evans and Barry over taxi incident in Barcelona

West Brom manager Alan Pardew felt he had to give two of his players a chance in the FA Cup despite their involvement in an incident in Spain.

Greg Rutherford wins British indoor long jump title in Birmingham

Greg Rutherford wins British indoor long jump title in Birmingham

Former Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford returns to action with victory at the British Indoor Championships in Birmingham.

Man Utd to face Brighton in FA Cup quarter-finals

Man Utd to face Brighton in FA Cup quarter-finals

Manchester United will play Brighton in the FA Cup quarter-finals, a repeat of the 1983 final.

Great Britain's women finish Argentina Test series with one win in five

Great Britain's women finish Argentina Test series with one win in five

Great Britain's women avoid a series whitewash against Argentina, but finish with a final Test defeat on Saturday.

British Squash Championships: Laura Massaro beaten by Wales' Tesni Evans

British Squash Championships: Laura Massaro beaten by Wales' Tesni Evans

Reigning champion Laura Massaro suffers defeat to Wales' Tesni Evans at the British Squash Championships in Manchester.

Genesis Open: Graeme McDowell is two shots off the lead in California

Genesis Open: Graeme McDowell is two shots off the lead in California

Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell sits joint third after the third round of the Genesis Open, hitting a one-under-par 70 to leave him two shots off the lead.

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Winter Olympics 2018: James Woods 'in awe of himself' after slopestyle final

Winter Olympics 2018: James Woods 'in awe of himself' after slopestyle final

GB's James Woods admits he didn't have a 'perfect run' but says he is "in awe of himself" after narrowly missing out on a slopestyle Winter Olympic medal in Pyeongchang.

Winter Olympics: BBC commentators react to Yarnold & Deas medals

Winter Olympics: BBC commentators react to Yarnold & Deas medals

BBC Sport's commentary team of John Jackson, Amy Williams and John Hunt react as Great Britain's Lizzy Yarnold and Laura Deas Olympics skeleton medals are confirmed.

FA Cup Huddersfield v Manchester United in the FA Cup fifth round

FA Cup Huddersfield v Manchester United in the FA Cup fifth round

Watch the best moments as a Romelu Lukaku brace saw Manchester United into the FA Cup quarter-finals at the expense of Huddersfield.

Winter Olympics Playlist: GB medal rush & more pain for Christie

Winter Olympics Playlist: GB medal rush & more pain for Christie

Watch the best of the action from day eight at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

FA Cup: Lukaku makes it two for Man Utd at Huddersfield in the FA Cup fifth round

FA Cup: Lukaku makes it two for Man Utd at Huddersfield in the FA Cup fifth round

It is clinical stuff from Romelu Lukaku as Man Utd make it two, the Belgian runs almost the entire length of the pitch to score.

Winter Olympics: Lizzy Yarnold defends skeleton gold

Winter Olympics: Lizzy Yarnold defends skeleton gold

Great Britain's Lizzy Yarnold defends her Winter Olympic title with a gold medal in the women's skeleton as team-mate Laura Deas claims bronze.

FA Cup: West Brom's Salomon Rondon nets sublime volley against Southampton

FA Cup: West Brom's Salomon Rondon nets sublime volley against Southampton

West Bromwich Albion's Salomon Rondon scores a sublime volley in the Baggies' 2-1 FA Cup fifth round defeat to Southampton at The Hawthorns.

FA Cup: Romelu Lukaku scores Manchester United opener against Huddersfield

FA Cup: Romelu Lukaku scores Manchester United opener against Huddersfield

Romelu Lukaku scores his 20th of the season to give Manchester United the lead at Huddersfield, following neat play from Matic.

Highlights: West Brom 1-2 Southampton in the FA Cup fifth round

Highlights: West Brom 1-2 Southampton in the FA Cup fifth round

Highlights of the FA Cup fifth round tie between West Bromwich Albion and Southampton.

FA Cup: The inside story of Wigan’s win over Manchester City in the 2013 final

FA Cup: The inside story of Wigan’s win over Manchester City in the 2013 final

How Wigan shocked Manchester City to win the 2013 FA Cup final - as told by the players, coaches and backroom staff who were at Wembley - and what happened next.

The snowboarder who won skiing gold on borrowed skis

The snowboarder who won skiing gold on borrowed skis

Ester Ledecka is a snowboard world champion, but now she is a skiing gold medallist after a shock victory in the super G in Pyeongchang.

FA Cup fifth-round predictions - Lawro v YouTube star Tekkerz Kid

FA Cup fifth-round predictions - Lawro v YouTube star Tekkerz Kid

BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson and YouTube star Tekkerz Kid predict the outcome of this weekend's fifth-round FA Cup ties.

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 Winter Olympics, FA Cup fifth round football and coverage of the British Athletics Indoor Championships.

Savage to captain team in 12-hour five-a-side challenge for Sport Relief

Savage to captain team in 12-hour five-a-side challenge for Sport Relief

Eight celebrities led by captain Robbie Savage will play five-a-side football for 12 straight hours to raise money and awareness for Sport Relief.

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