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Differences in GP access across England 'shocking'A BBC analysis suggests there is a shocking variation in access to GPs across England, doctors' [...]

Trump hits back at Buzzfeed report he 'instructed lawyer to lie'The news report alleged that the president told his then personal lawyer to lie to Congress. [...]

Superdrug enhances pre-Botox mental health checksHigh Street store to check mental health of customers before giving Botox or fillers. [...]

Sudan protests: People flee gunshots in deadly protestGovernment forces allegedly fired directly at demonstrators demanding the president's resignati [...]

Swimming with biggest great white shark on recordFootage emerges of divers getting up close and personal with a massive great white shark. [...]

Trump-Kim summit: Second meeting by end of FebruaryThe announcement came after the US president met Kim Jong-un's right-hand man at the White Hous [...]

Prince Philip: Sandringham crash led to car 'tumbling' across roadThe duke was shaken after being freed from his Land Rover, an eyewitness to Thursday's crash sa [...]

Spain domestic violence: Trail of death shocks societyA man who allegedly killed his defence lawyer years after murdering his wife ends up killing himself [...]

'Frail' Edinburgh couple face removal to IranThe couple have lived in Scotland for years but their lawyer claims they could "live the rest o [...]

Are grey cars really silver? And other car colour questionsGrey has overtaken black as the most popular car colour choice. [...]

Crystal Palace to shelter homeless at Selhurst Park stadiumThe emergency accommodation at Crystal Palace's stadium can house up to 10 rough sleepers. [...]

Brexit worries 'add to car insurance costs'Car insurance premiums climb for the first time since 2017 with Brexit a factor, says AA. [...]

The Papers: Prince Philip gets a new car - but will he drive it?The Duke of Edinburgh has a new car a day after his crash, but the Queen "wants him to stop dri [...]

Katelyn Ohashi: My 'crazy' week as the 'perfect 10' gymnastAfter a gymnastics routine put her in the global spotlight, we speak to the woman at the centre of i [...]

When America agreed on a border barrierThe battle over the border fence has shut down the government - so how did we get here? [...]

Vogue sorry for misidentifying journalist Noor TagouriThe magazine apologises for mistakenly identifying reporter Noor Tagouri as a Pakistani actress. [...]

Statue for Wales' first black headteacher Betty CampbellBetty Campbell is chosen for the statue in Cardiff as Wales' Hidden Heroine following a BBC Wal [...]

Rent-a-sister: Coaxing Japan’s young men out of their roomsThe women trying to coax Japan’s reclusive young men out of their bedrooms. [...]

Week in pictures: 12 - 18 January 2019A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week. [...]

Ant and Dec reunite for Britain's Got Talent auditionsTen months after his arrest for drink driving, Ant McPartlin has rejoined Declan Donnelly at the aud [...]

Swimming with huge female pregnant great white sharksFootage emerges of divers getting up close and personal with massive great white shark. [...]

Sudan protests: People flee gunshots in deadly protestGovernment forces allegedly fired directly at demonstrators demanding the president's resignati [...]

Meet the Avenue Q puppet coach Nigel PlaskittAvenue Q puppet coach Nigel Plaskitt passes on his puppeteering skills to young actors. [...]

Coaxing Japan’s young men out of their roomsThe women trying to coax Japan’s reclusive young men out of their bedrooms. [...]

ICYMI: Jellyfish invasion and a cheeky canineA look at some of the stories you may have missed this week. [...]

Timothee Chalamet stars in Beautiful Boy, the real life story of a teen's drug addictionBeautiful Boy is the true life story of Nic Sheff and his battle with substance abuse. [...]

The hidden victims of the Yemen warThe conflict is having a long-term impact on the lives of people even away from the battlegrounds. [...]

Climate change: Belgium students skip school to demand actionThousands of students skip school in Belgium to join a march demanding action on climate change. [...]

US government shutdown: Cardi B says country 'in a hell hole'The rapper says federal workers going back to work without getting paid needs to be taken seriously. [...]

New York Knicks star Enes Kanter: Why I can't leave the USAEnes Kanter explains why he won't be attending his team's NBA game in London. [...]

Explosives trigger controlled avalanches in Swiss AlpsHelicopters dropped explosives to prevent larger snowslides after heavy snowfall in the region. [...]

Indonesian woman mauled to death by 700kg crocodileDeasy Tuwo, a 44-year-old scientist, was killed whilst trying to feed the 4.4m-long reptile. [...]

Kenya attack: We'll catch Dusit plotters, says President KenyattaPresident Uhuru Kenyatta vows to catch those behind the attack on Nairobi's Dusit hotel complex [...]

The 'perfect 10' gymnastics routineUS college gymnast Katelyn Ohashi's floor routine became a viral hit and has had more than 60 m [...]

Vice-President Pence says IS defeated despite Syria attackUS Vice-President Mike Pence made the claim on the same day as an apparent suicide bombing in Manbij [...]

Former volunteer Ukrainian soldier challenges LGBT taboosThe LGBT community in Ukraine is often under attack but one volunteer soldier has now gone public ab [...]

Brexit: EU 'wants to know what UK wants'European leaders say Britain needs to clarify what sort of Brexit it can agree to, after MPs overwhe [...]

Why thousands of Los Angeles teachers are strikingMore than 30,000 teachers have walked out demanding more support staff, smaller class sizes and bett [...]

Nairobi hotel attackers captured on CCTVPeople are being evacuated from the Dusit hotel complex after two explosions and gunfire were heard. [...]

The ultrasound scan you can do yourselfA US company has produced an ultrasound scanner that plugs into an iPhone and costs $2,000 (£1,555). [...]

The widow who asked eight French presidents for the truthJosette Audin spent decades asking French leaders to admit responsibility for her husband's dea [...]

'I want to stand up for every woman experiencing abuse'Model Judith Heard hopes her story of sexual abuse will prompt other women to tell their stories - a [...]

Can laser shoes help people with Parkinson's walk?People with Parkinson's can freeze when they walk but laser shoes are helping them to keep movi [...]

Dating apps: What are they doing to our mental health?Will's a serial swiper, Alvin's 'addicted' and Meggy's giving up. Do we kno [...]

A church under surveillance by a man in a ToyotaUkraine has a new church, but some parishes remain loyal to the Moscow patriarch - and this sometime [...]

The European capital cobbled with Jewish gravestonesEach year millions of visitors walk through the cobbled streets of Prague's Old Town. Few know [...]

The African comic book Kugali hoping to take on DisneyFed up of non-Africans telling African stories, three friends decided to create their own anthology. [...]

Camp DASH: When a US child experiment goes wrongCamp DASH was no ordinary summer camp. Children were there to take part in a multi-million dollar nu [...]

Qandeel Baloch: Why has no one yet been convicted of her murder?A family suffering. A family torn apart. This is the story of a girl who had dreams to be a star. [...]

'I pray our child isn't born with my deformities'Bucky Bailey was born with facial deformities and is worried that his unborn baby will share the sam [...]

My filler was botched but now I love my natural lipsAfter 18 months of pain and embarrassment over botched lip filler, we follow Paige, 22, from Doncast [...]

Thread Shred: I exposed racism at my university and got suspendedChloe Long explains why she published images which led to her suspension as a student union officer. [...]

LGBTQ Christmas charity sends cards to the lonelyWe all like getting Christmas post, but what if you didn't have anyone to send you so much as a [...]

My dad saved thousands of lives by disarming bombs with bare handsKurdish colonel Fakhir Berwari deactivated hundreds of landmines with his bare hands and a pair of w [...]

I met my boyfriend 12 years after giving birth to his childWhen Jessica Share bought sperm from an anonymous man to start a family, she never imagined she woul [...]

Found: The plane wreck that could solve a 50-year-old mysteryAfter 10 years of talking to fishermen in pubs, Grahame Knott has found the wreck of a plane that fe [...]

'Sorry, Dad - I'm thinking of getting a German passport'The BBC's Adrian Goldberg is entitled to a German passport - and it might come in very useful. [...]

The Christmas present that could tear your family apartMillions of people are giving DNA testing kits as presents, but sometimes finding out more than they [...]

'A white family raised me - I learned to love being black'Gina Atinuke Knight was brought up by white parents. As a result, it took her years to fully embrace [...]

Nigel Farage 'looking for new party'The ex-UKIP leader says if the UK ends up contesting the European Parliament elections, he will be o [...]

Rory Stewart: Brexit red lines 'could shift'Rory Stewart suggests there could be some movement from the PM in Brexit talks with other parties. [...]

Boris Johnson on Brexit: 'Shameful' to extend Article 50The former foreign secretary says "the totemic date" of 29 March for leaving the EU should [...]

Brexit: Leavers and Remainers watch vote on PM's dealThree Remainers in Glasgow and three Leavers on the Wirral watch MPs vote on the PM's Brexit de [...]

Brexit: Tony Blair on calling for another EU referendumTony Blair says he is not "inserting" himself into EU negotiations but another referendum [...]

How does Theresa May proceed with Brexit?A round up of the options Theresa May has in order to proceed with Brexit. [...]

'Practising women's history is how I do my feminism'Meet one of the women behind the pink campaign that posted feminist icons across London. [...]

Rees-Mogg will 'not put Marxist in Downing St'Theresa May "could stand on her head at the despatch box and back regulatory alignment", b [...]

Bruno Le Maire: British people paying for Brexit liesThe French finance minister has expressed deep regret over the divisions Brexit has caused. [...]

Moment government survives confidence voteTheresa May has promised she will start talks with other party leaders over Brexit plans. [...]

Brexit: Theresa May gives Downing Street statementTheresa May has called on MPs to "work constructively together" after winning a no confide [...]

Jeremy Corbyn: 'Remove prospect of catastrophe of a no-deal Brexit'The Labour leader reacts after the Prime Minister sees off a bid to remove her government from power [...]

May offers to meet other leaders after no confidence vote resultAfter surviving a no confidence in Parliament, Theresa May invites the leaders of other parties to m [...]

Can pubs stand many more Dry Januarys?The abstinence campaign may be good for our health but it has left pubs and brewers feeling nervous. [...]

Brexit worries 'add to car insurance costs'Car insurance premiums climb for the first time since 2017 with Brexit a factor, says AA. [...]

Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland customers face payments problemsHundreds of thousands of customers were unable to do most payments transfers from online accounts. [...]

Brexit: Liam Fox yet to seal no-deal trade agreementsInternational trade secretary says other countries must "put the work in" ahead of possibl [...]

Hundreds could lose money as Dream Lodge Group enters administrationDream Lodge Group runs eight luxury lodge holiday parks across England. [...]

Ryanair issues profit warning as fares fallThe airline cuts its forecast, blaming a fall in air fares and over-capacity on short-haul routes. [...]

Reality Check: Has immigration hit wages?Boris Johnson says the availability of workers from overseas has helped some big firms hold down wag [...]

Murdoch asks to merge Times titlesRupert Murdoch asks for permission to share some resources between the Times and the Sunday Times. [...]

Amazon issues no-deal advice to UK sellersThe online retail giant has advised UK businesses to consider moving stock to their European warehou [...]

Black Friday steals Christmas shoppersRetail sales fell last month after consumers brought forward their Christmas shopping to November. [...]

Elon Musk's Tesla to cut about 3,000 jobs as cars 'too expensive'The electric carmaker, founded by Elon Musk, says it will cut about 3,000 jobs to boost profits. [...]

Nissan says Ghosn received $9m in improper paymentsA Nissan-Mitsubishi investigation found Carlos Ghosn received funds from a joint venture between the [...]

Germany 'considers ban on Huawei' amid global backlashOther countries have barred the Chinese firm from their network infrastructure over security concern [...]

Netflix shows Bird Box and Elite drive subscriber growthThe streaming giant says the subscriber growth reflects the success of its original programmes. [...]

Bids for Scottish shopping centre to start at £1The Postings mall in Kirkcaldy is being sold after it failed to attract enough tenants. [...]

Grey is the UK's favourite car colour for the first timeHalf a million people chose a grey car in 2018 making it the most popular colour for the first time. [...]

Cooper Tire Europe: Firm confirms 300 workers to lose jobsA Wiltshire tyre firm has confirmed 300 of its job roles will be made redundant [...]

Philips to close Suffolk factory putting 430 jobs at riskThe electronics giant will close its site at Glemsford in 2020, putting 430 jobs at risk. [...]

Oxford University suspends Huawei donations and sponsorshipsThe institution suspends donations from the Chinese telecoms giant amid continuing spying controvers [...]

How Corn Flakes became a million dollar ideaThe BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how Corn Flakes became a million dollar idea. [...]

Swimming with huge female pregnant great white sharksFootage emerges of divers getting up close and personal with massive great white shark. [...]

Giant ice disc appears in Presumpscot River, WestbrookThe approximately 91m (298ft) wide frozen slab formed naturally and has been slowly spinning. [...]

World's loneliest frog finds a possible mateThe world's loneliest frog, known as Romeo, finds friends (and a possible date) after water fro [...]

The women fighting fast fashion wasteClaire and Emily run a hub that empowers people to turn their old clothes into new ones. [...]

Giant hi-tech tomato glasshouse set to produce millions of the fruitThe facility is set to produce 150 million tomatoes a year, helped by red LED lights and bees. [...]

How dynamite became a million dollar ideaThe BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how dynamite became a million dollar idea. [...]

The 210ft fatberg lurking in Sidmouth sewerTake a look at the 210ft (64m) mass of congealed fat and rubbish clogging up Sidmouth's sewers. [...]

Essex little owls win wildlife photographer's affection"I love their facial expressions," says wildlife cameraman Russell Savory. [...]

Winter birds thrill Norfolk wildlife photographers"We haven't seen many this winter so it's no wonder these have caught people's a [...]

Walking and howling with wolvesThe Travel Show's Christa Larwood takes two wolves for a stroll and learns how to howl with the [...]

Capt Lou Rudd is first Briton to cross Antarctic unaidedA British Army officer has become the second person ever to trek unaided across Antarctica. [...]

Police diver adopts dog rescued from icy lakeA puppy was saved from a frozen lake by a police diver in Turkey. [...]

World's rarest bird gets new home in MadagascarConservationists hope to save a species of duck called the Madagascar pochard from extinction. [...]

SpaceX launches military satellite after four attemptsThe Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral on Sunday after four previous launches were canc [...]

Rare albino orangutan 'Alba' returns to the wildAlba, the world's only known albino orangutan, has been through many months of rehabilitation. [...]

Christmas plastic workshop to help reduce festive wasteWorkshops have been held in Whitley Bay to help reduce the use of plastic over Christmas. [...]

Hamish the polar bear turns oneHamish the polar bear celebrates his first birthday in his Highland home. [...]

'I'm not having children to help fight climate change'Environmentalist Jason MacGregor and his partner aren't having children because they don't [...]

Extinction Rebellion: The story behind the activist groupThey've blocked bridges, protested outside the BBC, held die-ins and closed roads - all in the [...]

Botanical artist brings rare plants back to lifeArtist Lucy Smith draws plants so that they can be recorded for science at the Royal Botanic Gardens [...]