107054651 p079xp8j - We Are Middlesbrough: Pregnant teenagers tell their story
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We Are Middlesbrough: Pregnant teenagers tell their story

Middlesbrough has the highest rate of teenage pregnancy in England and Wales. But for two teenagers it changed their lives for the better. Robyn used to “get mortal” and “end up at random parties”. But on discovering she was pregnant at 16, she vowed to change. She stopped drinking and smoking marijuana, saying: “I used […]

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The effects of air pollution on human health

In the UK many of us won’t notice if the air quality has worsened, but if you have a lung condition it can be life-threatening. Haziqah Zaman, six, Peter Edwards, 33, and Bridget Malin, 73, all feel the effects of pollution. In January 2020 the city they live in will introduce a clean air zone […]

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Politicians and the perils of projectiles

Cats, shoes, eggs and milkshakes – why people throw things at politicians. From John Prescott to Viscount Castlereagh, Nigel Farage follows a long line of politicians who have had objects thrown at them. Dr Matt Clement, a criminologist at the University of Exeter, charts the history. Do you have a view about this post? Leave […]

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Newspaper headlines: May's final gamble and Jamie's 'kitchen nightmare'

Newspaper headlines: May’s final gamble and Jamie’s ‘kitchen nightmare’ By BBC News Staff Image caption Theresa May’s announcement that MPs will get a vote on a “new” Brexit deal leads most of Wednesday’s papers. The Guardian says the PM’s “final desperate attempt” to patch together a parliamentary majority for her plan appears to have backfired. […]

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Brexit: Is there anything new in Theresa May's 'new deal'?

Image copyright Reuters Theresa May has urged MPs to back what she has described as a “new” Brexit deal – but what exactly is different in this updated withdrawal agreement? The prime minister’s “new Brexit deal” isn’t all that new. For a start, the withdrawal agreement itself – which includes the backstop plan for the […]

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Charles and Camilla attend Fermanagh garden party

Image caption Charles and Camilla arrived at the garden party at Castle Coole on Tuesday afternoon The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have arrived in County Fermanagh on the second day of their visit to the island of Ireland. They are guests at the Northern Ireland secretary’s garden party, taking place in […]

107051019 facebookpic - Cardiff woman's purse contents returned after 10 years
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Cardiff woman's purse contents returned after 10 years

Image copyright Becca Milsom Image caption George said in the note he hoped some cards would come in handy A woman who had her purse stolen 10 years ago has had the contents returned. Becca Milsom, from Cardiff, said she was “gobsmacked” after she was sent a letter signed by a man called George who […]

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Why are post boxes being painted blue?

Image caption A post box in Southampton city centre was painted blue People have been left stumped as post boxes have been painted blue in various towns and cities across England. The paint jobs, spotted in the centres of Southampton, Leeds, Nottingham and Taunton, sparked speculation among locals. But after some noticed the locations were […]

107053038 p079xbb7 - Brexit: Theresa May offers MPs vote on another referendum
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Brexit: Theresa May offers MPs vote on another referendum

Theresa May says she does not want another referendum, but tells MPs they can “make their case” for one if they back her Brexit deal. The prime minister says they need the Withdrawal Agreement Bill to pass in order “to make it happen”. The bill is due for a Commons vote in the first week […]

107049063 hi054114145 - Ex-JLS star's tour manager 'tried to start threesome'
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Ex-JLS star's tour manager 'tried to start threesome'

Image copyright PA Image caption Jamien Nagadhana denies sexually assaulting a woman The tour manager of former JLS star Oritse Williams told a jury he tried to start a threesome as the singer had “awkward” sex with a fan. Jamien Nagadhana, 32, of Hounslow, West London, denies sexually assaulting a woman as she was allegedly […]

p079x5cj - Contaminated blood inquiry: Victim's 'life of fear and anger'
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Contaminated blood inquiry: Victim's 'life of fear and anger'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionContaminated blood inquiry: ‘It messes with your head’ A man who was infected by contaminated blood has told a public inquiry of a life of fear, paranoia and anger. Hearings into what has been called “the worst treatment scandal in the history of the NHS” opened in […]

107051275 54d04f28 e49c 49e1 966f f1d3b3c3c0bb - English councils 'face £50bn funding black hole'
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English councils 'face £50bn funding black hole'

Image caption Rising demand for services like social care could mean councils resort to providing the “bare minimum”, the group says English councils face a funding “black hole” of more than £50bn over the next six years unless extra cash is made available, a lobby group has said. The County Councils Network said rising costs […]