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UK News

Ireland abortion referendum: PM...Korean leaders meet in surprise summitChampions League final: Fans set out...YouTube stars 'might encourage kids...Ed Sheeran 'not trying to stitch...Search for missing Wimbledon girl...100 Women: Fatma Samoura - the most...Afghan interpreters' scheme utter...Harvey Weinstein released on $1m...'Slap in face of abusive power'Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson...How does your diagnosis make you feel?Week in pictures: 19 - 25 May 2018Birmingham Pride: My parents don't...Sheep gets stuck on Norfolk river...'Wolf-like' creature shot near...Paddle steamer MV Oliver Cromwell...Newspaper headlines: Weinstein...Cycling through Africa: Turkish...The mysterious musician who wears a...BBC presenter on finding out her...Tight swimming trunks UK's 'most...France #MeToo: Standing up to street...BBC News ChannelHow to survive a parachute failureEd Sheeran 'warms up' the Biggest...Real Madrid v LiverpoolWhy we travelled #HomeToVote on...Zhao Kangmin: The man who...Dungeons & Dragons: The revival of a...What will director Danny Boyle bring...England v Pakistan: Alastair Cook...Champions League final: How will...Fatma Samoura: 'Some don't think a...World Cup countdown: Luis Suarez's...Cheltenham car mystery: Couple find...Stags on Rum found tangled in...Church of England offers prayers...Is this hairy crab the newest...Aston Villa fan, 9, wins prize to be...Sex, lies and payday loans: The...The family who broke records and...Undercover with badger baiters as...Murder and fraud: What happened to...'My lovely dad tried to kill me'

BBC Front Page News

Ireland abortion referendum: PM hails 'quiet revolution'Ireland abortion referendum: PM hails 'quiet revolution'

Leo Varadkar says Irish people have voted for a "modern constitution for a modern country".

Irish abortion referendum: Why people voted how they didIrish abortion referendum: Why people voted how they did

A vote for Yes was pro-choice; a vote for No was anti-abortion. So how did Irish people vote, and why?

Korean leaders meet in surprise summitKorean leaders meet in surprise summit

The talks happened as efforts continue to get Donald Trump's summit with Kim Jong-un back on track.

Ed Sheeran 'not trying to stitch fans up' over UK tour ticketsEd Sheeran 'not trying to stitch fans up' over UK tour tickets

Speaking about a row over tickets for his UK tour, the star says he wants to stop fans getting "ripped off".

BBC news for Worcestershire

Jesse Richards murder: Police hunt for body in CorleyJesse Richards murder: Police hunt for body in Corley

Jesse Richards was attacked over a drugs debt and died in 2009, but his body has never been found.

Aston Villa fan, 9, wins prize to be Wembley mascotAston Villa fan, 9, wins prize to be Wembley mascot

Hayden, nine, will be Aston Villa's mascot for their Championship play-off final game on Saturday.

Should it be easier to get a divorce in England and Wales?Should it be easier to get a divorce in England and Wales?

A "desperately unhappy" woman is trying to part from her husband - but he won't let her.

One-Day Cup: Durham beat Worcestershire on DLS methodOne-Day Cup: Durham beat Worcestershire on DLS method

Durham beat Worcestershire via the DLS method, despite totalling only 209 in a rain-hit game at Gosforth.

AskTen - Ten things you may not have noticed last week!


  1. The royal wedding is a TV hit. The Royal Family’s twitter account posted a message of thanks to everyone who followed the wedding. Among them were a fifth of all Britons, with BBC viewing figures peaking at 13.1m at the height of proceedings, just after 1pm. The average audience of 8.7m, combined with ITV’s average of 2.5m, accounted for 82.5 per cent of all television viewers and eclipsed the audience for the FA Cup final, which averaged 6.7m viewers on BBC One. The Sun
     
  2. Most Britons ‘have felt overwhelmed by stress’. Most Britons have felt “overwhelmed” by stress within the past year, with one in three left feeling suicidal and one in six self-harming in response, a new survey suggests. The research, commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation think tank, is the biggest ever carried out into the impact of stress. Experts say the NHS should do more. Daily Mail
     
  3. Dementia exercise programmes ‘don’t work’. Researchers at Oxford University have concluded that NHS exercise programmes for people with mild to moderate dementia “don’t work”. Exercise is thought to be one of the best ways of stopping healthy adults contracting dementia - but the study suggests it does not improve thinking skills or behaviour once the disease has taken hold. BBC
     
  4. 'Cynical' Theresa May announces nine Tory peers. The prime minister has been accused of "hypocrisy" after appointing nine new Conservative peers to the House of Lords, including several ex-ministers. Theresa May, who had previously stated that senior politicians should not expect automatic ennoblement, sent six former MPs to the upper chamber. Critics called May "cynical" for releasing the news on the eve of the Royal Wedding, when it would receive little attention. The Independent
     
  5. Supersize us. Britain is starting to overtake America in obesity rates, with the latest figures showing that more children in England are classed as obese at the age of 11 than in the US. The proportion of US children aged 9 to 11 who are obese is 18.5%. The figure for children in their final year of primary school in England is at a record high of 20%. The Times
     
  6. Cold marketing isn’t dead. Royal Mail was criticised for advising businesses to exploit a loophole in new data protection laws. From 25 May, firms will in many cases need people’s consent before they can send them marketing material. Royal Mail suggests they get around this by sending the bumf out in unaddressed envelopes. Daily Mail
     
  7. The sun sets on Club 18-30. The tour operator known for shipping generations of young Brits to cheap Mediterranean resorts for a week of sun, sex and tequila may be coming to an end. Thomas Cook says the concept doesn’t appeal to millennials, and is reportedly putting the business up for sale. Daily Telegraph
     
  8. Quote of the week. There is power in love,” declared Bishop Michael Curry, the American pastor whose volcanic wedding sermon made Britain’s latest royal extravaganza quite unlike any before it. “Do not underestimate it,” he went on. “Anyone who has ever fallen in love knows what I mean.” askten
     
The bottom line. Potholes cost motorists £1m each month, according to the AA. There were more claims for pothole-related damage in the first four months of this year than for the whole of 2017. Metro

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