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The people with voices that tech needs to recognise

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Project Understood aims to improve voice recognition software for users with Down's syndrome.

November 20th 2019, 8:31 pm

Government refuses law change on child-abuse retrials

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Current double-jeopardy laws do not allow child-abuse suspects to be retried if new evidence emerges.

November 20th 2019, 8:31 pm

Andrew Lloyd Webber tackles West End ticket touts

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The music mogul has joined forces with ethical ticket-resellers Twickets.

November 20th 2019, 8:31 pm

'I made my film Fish to keep my son's dreams alive'

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A film shot by a father and son, while in detention on the Hungarian-Serbian border, is shown at human rights film festivals in Europe.

November 20th 2019, 8:31 pm

'Half of women will be carers by the age of 46'

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Women can expect to take on caring responsibilities more than a decade earlier than men, says study.

November 20th 2019, 8:18 pm

UK workers 'fake sickies to avoid going to work'

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A BBC survey about morals in the UK finds 40% of adults would call in sick if they needed a break.

November 20th 2019, 7:17 pm

General election 2019: Corbyn to unveil Labour's 'most radical' manifesto

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The Labour leader will say his plans are fully costed, and voters can trust the party to deliver them.

November 20th 2019, 7:17 pm

Candidate guilty of harassing seat opponent Anna Soubry

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Amy Dally Mura is also banned from campaigning in Broxtowe as a condition of bail.

November 20th 2019, 5:47 pm

General election 2019: Labour and Tories push housing policies

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Labour wants to build 100,000 new council houses a year, while the Tories vow more help for first-time buyers.

November 20th 2019, 5:47 pm

Man hit by Tube train at Oxford Circus

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The man suffered a medical episode and fell in front of a Victoria Line train during rush hour.

November 20th 2019, 4:45 pm

General election 2019: Lib Dems consider hung Parliament options

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The party thinks it can achieve its aim of stopping Brexit if there is no outright winner on 12 December.

November 20th 2019, 4:45 pm

Impeachment: Trump directed Ukraine pressure - Sondland

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In explosive testimony, a key US envoy says they sought a so-called "quid pro quo" with Ukraine.

November 20th 2019, 1:31 pm

Prince Andrew stepping back from royal duties

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The duke says his association with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein has “become a major disruption to my family's work”.

November 20th 2019, 1:14 pm

Hong Kong Polytechnic University: Protesters attempt sewer escapes

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Increasingly desperate protesters who remain at a besieged university have tried a dangerous escape route.

November 20th 2019, 12:14 pm

Iran's internet blackout approaches four-day mark

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Almost all internet connectivity in the country has been switched off since Saturday.

November 20th 2019, 10:53 am

Durham neo-Nazi teenager convicted of planning terror attack

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The 16-year-old boy listed a series of possible targets in his "guerrilla warfare" manual.

November 20th 2019, 10:40 am

Health secretary issues apology over child deaths in Glasgow hospital

BBC

Jeane Freeman expressed her "deepest sympathies" to the families of two children who died in a Glasgow hospital.

November 20th 2019, 9:39 am

General election 2019: Boris Johnson pledges cut to National Insurance

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The PM says he will raise the threshold so people do not have to pay until they earn £12,000 a year.

November 20th 2019, 9:39 am

Vegan sues Burger King for cooking Impossible Whopper on meat grill

BBC

An Impossible Foods spokeswoman says vegans should ask for the burger to be cooked in a microwave.

November 20th 2019, 9:23 am

Joseph McCann trial: Rape accused 'threatened to slit mum's throat'

BBC

Joseph McCann tied up a mother and sexually abused her children in a separate room, a court hears.

November 20th 2019, 9:23 am

Women 'step up' to dominate Grammy nominations

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Ariana Grande, Lizzo and Billie Eilish all receive multiple nominations.

November 20th 2019, 9:23 am

General election 2019: Lib Dems promise £50bn 'windfall' from stopping Brexit

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The "Remain bonus" will go on schools and cutting poverty, Jo Swinson is to say at a manifesto launch.

November 20th 2019, 8:07 am

Israel carries out ‘wide-scale strikes’ on Iranian forces in Syria

BBC

Israel's military says the strikes inside Syria were in response to rockets fired by Iranian troops.

November 20th 2019, 6:55 am

Ilford stabbing: Man killed in fight outside flats

BBC

The 19-year-old was found with fatal stab wounds by police in east London.

November 20th 2019, 6:37 am

Malta businessman Yorgen Fenech 'arrested on yacht'

BBC

Malta's PM on Tuesday stepped up the probe into the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

November 20th 2019, 6:37 am

Election debate: Tories dismiss criticism over Twitter 'fact-checking' row

BBC

The party says it is entitled to rebut "nonsense" amid calls for action over rebranded Twitter account.

November 20th 2019, 5:55 am

Prince Andrew: BT refuses to work with firm where the duke is patron

BBC

The telecoms firm says it could resume the connection if the Duke of York ended his role as patron.

November 20th 2019, 5:34 am

Behind the barricades at HK siege university

BBC

A look inside Hong Kong's Polytechnic University, the site of a fiery battleground in recent days.

November 20th 2019, 5:05 am

Emilia Clarke: Nude Game of Thrones scenes were 'hard'

BBC

The actress, who played Daenerys in the HBO show, says we live in "shifting times for nudity".

November 20th 2019, 4:19 am

Jose Mourinho named new Tottenham manager succeeding Mauricio Pochettino

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Jose Mourinho is named as Tottenham manager, succeeding Mauricio Pochettino who was sacked on Tuesday.

November 20th 2019, 2:20 am

Simon Cheng: Former UK consulate worker says he was tortured in China

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The man, detained in August, says he was blindfolded and beaten for his part in Hong Kong's protests.

November 20th 2019, 1:34 am

Euromillions £105m jackpot won by UK ticket-holder

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The National Lottery's senior winners' adviser urged players to check their tickets.

November 19th 2019, 11:18 pm

Jose Mourinho closing in on Spurs job

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Former Manchester United and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is in talks to replace Mauricio Pochettino as Tottenham manager.

November 19th 2019, 8:32 pm

The women removing landmines in Afghanistan

BBC

Fatima and Fiza are part of the first all-female team helping to make Bamiyan province mine free.

November 19th 2019, 8:02 pm

Trump impeachment: Witness comes under attack

BBC

Republicans questioned the integrity of White House official Lt Col Vindman during the hearing.

November 19th 2019, 8:02 pm

Seeing an NHS dentist 'a problem everywhere'

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Patients are being turned away, stuck on waiting lists and put off by cost, BBC analysis suggests.

November 19th 2019, 8:02 pm

General election 2019: Lib Dems promise 20,000 more teachers

BBC

They party proposes an extra £10bn a year for schools in England, taken from a £50bn "Remain bonus".

November 19th 2019, 7:14 pm

Oxford Union debate: President resigns over blind student row

BBC

Brendan McGrath apologises for his "mistakes" after Ebenezer Azamati was "accosted" during a debate.

November 19th 2019, 5:55 pm

Impeachment inquiry: Trump Ukraine phone call 'improper' - Vindman

BBC

A US official tells the impeachment inquiry that Donald Trump made inappropriate political demands.

November 19th 2019, 5:42 pm

Hitler house in Austria to become police station

BBC

The decision follows a lengthy legal battle with the previous owner and widespread debate in Austria.

November 19th 2019, 5:42 pm

Wales 2-0 Hungary: Aaron Ramsey double sends Wales to Euros

BBC

Wales emphatically secure qualification for Euro 2020 as Aaron Ramsey marks his return with two goals to inspire a joyous 2-0 win over Hungary.

November 19th 2019, 5:10 pm

FactcheckUK: Tories criticised over Twitter rebranding during election debate

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Leading UK fact-checking agency says the change during the leaders' debate was "inappropriate and misleading".

November 19th 2019, 4:26 pm

Stowaways found in refrigerated container bound for UK

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At least 26 stowaways are found in a refrigerated container on a ferry bound to the UK from the Netherlands.

November 19th 2019, 2:56 pm

Old age: Why 70 may be the new 65

BBC

Experts say health and life expectancy gains mean it is time to rethink how we measure and define being elderly.

November 19th 2019, 2:56 pm

Tottenham sack head coach Mauricio Pochettino

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Tottenham sack head coach Mauricio Pochettino after five years in charge of the club.

November 19th 2019, 2:56 pm

Epstein guards charged with falsifying records

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Two prison guards tasked with watching Jeffrey Epstein on night he killed himself charged with falsifying records.

November 19th 2019, 11:37 am

Arron Banks' Twitter account hacked

BBC

The founder of Leave.EU's account is suspended after he said hackers had stolen personal data.

November 19th 2019, 10:37 am

Australia fires: Sydney blanketed by smoke from NSW bushfires

BBC

People in Sydney woke up to a city shrouded in smoke on Tuesday, as bushfires rage across the region.

November 19th 2019, 10:07 am

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital: Babies and mums died 'amid toxic culture'

BBC

A leaked report into maternity care claims children were left disabled amid substandard care.

November 19th 2019, 10:07 am

General Election 2019: PM pledges to extend stop and search powers

BBC

Boris Johnson also announced plans to speed up the charging and prosecution of knife offenders.

November 19th 2019, 9:37 am

Prince Andrew 'not a role model for students'

BBC

University of Huddersfield students have called for the Duke of York to be sacked as their chancellor.

November 19th 2019, 9:37 am

Sri Lankan bombings: British victims 'unlawfully killed' says coroner

BBC

Anita Nicholson and her two children were among the victims on Easter Sunday.

November 19th 2019, 9:19 am

Julian Assange: Sweden drops rape investigation

BBC

Prosecutors drop a rape inquiry into Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who is in custody in the UK.

November 19th 2019, 8:37 am

General election 2019: Workers under Labour 'will take back control'

BBC

John McDonnell also says there would be a cap on chief executives' pay in the public sector.

November 19th 2019, 8:17 am

US and Australian hostages 'freed in Taliban prisoner swap'

BBC

Two university professors have been freed in exchange for three high-ranking Taliban prisoners.

November 19th 2019, 7:17 am

TSB board lacked common sense before IT meltdown, says report

BBC

Some customers were left without online banking access for several weeks after the problems last year.

November 19th 2019, 6:48 am

Chip shop death: Geoffrey Bran cleared of murdering wife with oil

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A man accused of throwing scalding oil over his wife in their chip shop is cleared of her murder.

November 19th 2019, 6:18 am

General election 2019: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn to face off in TV debate

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It comes after the Lib Dems and SNP lost their legal challenge to be included in the ITV programme.

November 19th 2019, 6:18 am

US settlement move endorses 'law of jungle' - Palestinians

BBC

Palestinians condemn the US for saying Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank are not illegal.

November 19th 2019, 4:48 am

Charities call for Glasgow homeless shelter to open early

BBC

An unexpected cold snap has seen winter supplies run low before seasonal appeals have even begun.

November 19th 2019, 4:16 am

Margam rail workers deaths: Families left 'devastated'

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"Everyday is a living nightmare" for the families of two men who were hit by a train.

November 19th 2019, 4:16 am

EasyJet relaunches package holiday business

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The airline is seeking to move into the gap in the industry left by the demise of Thomas Cook.

November 19th 2019, 2:58 am

Did a 'soap spill' really divert a flight?

BBC

Evidence seen by the BBC casts doubt on American Airlines' reason for two crew members falling unconscious.

November 19th 2019, 2:17 am

New Epstein accuser calls on Prince Andrew to talk

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Woman identified as "Jane Doe 15" accuses Jeffrey Epstein of abusing her as a 15-year-old.

November 19th 2019, 12:27 am

Sydney blanketed by smoke from Australia fires

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Bushfires raging to the north of the city are creating a dense haze and "hazardous" air quality.

November 18th 2019, 10:29 pm

Hong Kong protests: A city's identity crisis

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Meet the Hongkongers, mainlanders and families being torn apart by the fight for Hong Kong's identity.

November 18th 2019, 9:59 pm

Marine E reveals identity and suicide attempt

BBC

The ex-Royal Marine was acquitted of the murder of a wounded Taliban fighter in 2011.

November 18th 2019, 9:59 pm

Grace Millane murder trial: Backpacker died 'accidentally during sex'

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The man accused of murdering Grace Millane says she died accidentally during consensual sex.

November 18th 2019, 9:40 pm

Attenborough: World 'changing habits' on plastic

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"I think we're all shifting our behaviour," the BBC broadcaster says as he wins a prestigious award.

November 18th 2019, 9:29 pm

General election 2019: Tories back 'whole life orders' for child murder

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The party wants to tackle "sickening injustice" but the final decision will remain with judges.

November 18th 2019, 9:10 pm

General election 2019: Income tax rise will boost NHS budget - Lib Dems

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The penny rise would allow it to match Labour's NHS front-line spending plans, the party says.

November 18th 2019, 8:40 pm

General Election 2019: Greens to pledge zero by carbon by 2030 in manifesto

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The party wants to spend £100bn a year on tackling climate change - and calls for a new EU referendum.

November 18th 2019, 7:56 pm

Tory donor calls for Russia interference report to be published

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A former Russian official says a paper on alleged Russian interference in UK democracy should be released.

November 18th 2019, 5:40 pm

Amateur MMA boxer Sai Aletaha dies after Southampton match injury

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Sai Aletaha, 26, suffered a brain injury during a Fast and Furious Series event in Southampton.

November 18th 2019, 4:40 pm

Hong Kong Polytechnic University: Police fire tear gas on protesters leaving site

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Protesters leaving the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong were met with tear gas and rubber bullets.

November 18th 2019, 3:20 pm

Jewish settlements no longer illegal - US

BBC

The US shifts its position on Israeli settlements, no longer viewing them as inconsistent with international law.

November 18th 2019, 2:50 pm

Prince Andrew: KPMG not renewing sponsorship of royal's scheme

BBC

The controversy over the duke's ties to Jeffrey Epstein is understood to have been a factor in the move.

November 18th 2019, 1:21 pm

NHS to pay tax bills to get doctors back to work

BBC

The row over pensions has led to doctors refusing to do overtime because they were being landed with hefty tax bills.

November 18th 2019, 1:05 pm

Essex lorry deaths: Vietnam bills grieving families to return bodies

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Government loans are offered to relatives of the Essex lorry dead to repatriate their loved ones.

November 18th 2019, 1:05 pm

Hong Kong Polytechnic University: Protesters flee campus on motorcycles

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Some manage to escape by abseiling from a bridge to get out of the surrounded Polytechnic University.

November 18th 2019, 12:51 pm

Passenger on wrong EasyJet flight causes Liverpool Airport security scare

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Travellers are forced to disembark an EasyJet plane after a man gets on the wrong flight by mistake.

November 18th 2019, 12:04 pm

General election 2019: Lib Dems and SNP lose ITV debate legal challenge

BBC

The parties took the channel to court after their leaders were left out its head-to-head debate.

November 18th 2019, 11:34 am

Chiropractors should have first aid training, says coroner

BBC

A coroner has made recommendations for chiropractors after a man's neck broke during treatment.

November 18th 2019, 11:05 am

Jodie Chesney: Two teens jailed for murder

BBC

The 17-year-old was stabbed in the back as she sat with friends in a case of mistaken identity.

November 18th 2019, 11:05 am

Sir Paul McCartney to headline Glastonbury's 50th anniversary in 2020

BBC

The star will top the bill on the festival's Pyramid Stage, one week after his 78th birthday.

November 18th 2019, 10:33 am

Ford unveils all-electric car - the Mustang

BBC

The new vehicle has a 370-mile range, no door handles and storage under the front bonnet.

November 18th 2019, 10:03 am

Pawnbroker warns probe could spark loan shark rush

BBC

Shares in H&T Pawnbrokers are hit after it reveals the City watchdog is reviewing historic lending.

November 18th 2019, 9:02 am

Oxford Union debate: Blind student 'violently' pulled from seat

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Ebenezer Azamati says he felt "unwelcome" in Britain after being "violently removed" from the Oxford Union.

November 18th 2019, 7:18 am

Bronte Parsonage Museum bids to bring Charlotte's 'little book' home

BBC

The rare miniature story book is estimated to sell for £650,000 in Paris on Monday.

November 18th 2019, 7:01 am

Jennifer Arcuri: Boris Johnson should 'man up and call me'

BBC

US businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri has accused the prime minister of "ignoring and blocking" her.

November 18th 2019, 6:31 am

Nicola Stevenson death: Man charged after body found in wheelie bin

BBC

Police have named the victim as Nicola Stevenson, 39, although she has yet to be formally identified.

November 18th 2019, 6:01 am

GCSEs: Qualifications Wales urges exams to be kept in reforms

BBC

The exams should be kept, says a watchdog, as the school curriculum in Wales heads for major reforms.

November 18th 2019, 6:01 am

Prince Andrew: Royalty has failed Epstein's accusers, says lawyer

BBC

A lawyer for one of Epstein's alleged victims says Prince Andrew's BBC interview was "depressing".

November 18th 2019, 5:48 am

Joker becomes first R-rated film to make $1bn at global box office

BBC

The origin tale, starring Joaquin Phoenix, reached the landmark despite not being released in China.

November 18th 2019, 5:31 am

Newspaper headlines: 'Regret' and 'success' over Andrew's interview

BBC

Prince Andrew's TV interview with the BBC once again dominates many of the newspapers.

November 18th 2019, 4:18 am

Good grades and a desk 'key for university hopes'

BBC

High parental expectations and being happy at school are also important factors, a study suggests.

November 18th 2019, 2:31 am

International Criminal Court may investigate UK 'war crimes cover-up'

BBC

Evidence of a cover up revealed by the BBC could lead to the ICC's first inquiry into the UK military.

November 18th 2019, 1:18 am

Huge Flow Country wildfire 'doubled Scotland's emissions'

BBC

The massive fire in the Flow Country in May doubled Scotland's greenhouse gas emissions while it burnt.

November 17th 2019, 10:13 pm

Israel Folau criticised for 'appalling' Australia bushfire remarks

BBC

Israel Folau used a sermon to link Australia's bushfire crisis to same-sex marriage and abortion laws.

November 17th 2019, 10:13 pm

Gareth Southgate says England 'further ahead' than after last qualification campaign

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Gareth Southgate says his England side are "further ahead" than they were at the corresponding stage of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.

November 17th 2019, 9:42 pm
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