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40 years behind the lens

Image copyright Eric Luke Image caption Eric Luke’s picture of the little boy standing behind guns in Belfast in 1977 Where is this Belfast boy now? Photographer Eric Luke sometimes wonders about him. He took this photo in 1977 when he travelled north from Dublin to cover the Queen’s Silver Jubilee visit for the Irish […]

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Rape victim says judge 'right about women's drunkenness'

Image caption “I think the judge was using my case,” Megan Clark said A rape victim whose attack led to a judge saying drunk women were putting themselves in danger has defended the comments, saying the judge was “right”. Megan Clark, 19, was raped by a man she met in Burger King when she was […]

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Divorce bill

The claim: The UK’s “divorce bill” from the European Union could be as high as €60bn (£52bn). Reality Check verdict: Yes, it could. Is that likely to be the final figure? Almost certainly not. The battle over the money will begin with legal arguments but will end with hard-nosed politics. To get to any potential […]

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Next step

Image copyright Getty Images The first cliche of the Brexit process is about to bite the dust. For months European officials have batted away questions about the financial and political implications of the UK’s departure from the EU with the mantra “no negotiation without notification.” Well, now we are about to have notification, so at […]

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Bowel cancer tool to boost diagnosis in under-50s

Image copyright Deborah James GPs have been given access to a new risk assessment tool to help diagnose young people at risk of bowel cancer. Experts say people under 50 do not act on bowel cancer symptoms quickly enough and 20% have to visit a GP five times before being referred to a specialist. The […]

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Devon farmer challenges Tesco over promotional picture

Image copyright Tesco An organic farmer has persuaded Tesco to take down a photograph of him from its website. Martin Godfrey said he had never supplied Tesco and was surprised to find the picture being used on the firm’s website. The supermarket chain acquired the image through an agency. A Tesco spokesperson said: “We work […]

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MPs deny foreign aid cash being 'wasted'

Image copyright Department for International Development MPs have denied accusations that a lot of foreign aid cash is “wasted” and have said that the government should do more to publicise its good work. The International Development Committee said money should be allocated “on evidence rather than media coverage”. Some programmes seemed to have been closed […]

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Capturing a city's changing skyline

An architect is making a name for himself by photographing buildings in his spare time. Tim Cornbill is an amateur photographer who captures the changing skyline of Birmingham. Now he’s won an international photography award for a picture of a building he took while on holiday in Berlin. Tim has won the Architecture and UK […]

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MSPs to back call for Scottish independence vote

Image copyright Scottish Parliament Image caption The backing of the Greens gives the SNP a pro-independence majority at Holyrood MSPs are set to back First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s call for a second independence referendum in a Holyrood vote. Members will vote after the resumption of a debate which was cut short in the wake of […]

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Newspaper headlines: May-Sturgeon 'stand-off' and 'choking' EU red tape

Image caption The government should light a “bonfire of EU red tape” when Article 50 is triggered on Wednesday, the Daily Telegraph writes. The newspaper says senior MPs and business leaders back its calls for the Tories to sweep aside “needless” EU regulations. Image caption Business leaders, army veterans and senior civil servants could run […]

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London attack survivor recounts being hit

London attack survivor Owen Lambert says he wants people to “unify through love” instead of hate. The 18-year-old student, who was photographed with a head wound shortly after the attack, told the BBC what happened to him on Westminster Bridge. Mr Lambert, from Morecambe, Lancashire, was one of four students from Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, […]

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Windsor Castle barriers installed for Changing of the Guard

Image caption The new barriers will be in addition to the normal road closures which had already been arranged for the Wednesday event Security barriers are being placed around Windsor Castle ahead of the next Changing of the Guard. Police said the decision was made following a review of security after the terror attack at […]