One in six young people 'eat fast food twice a day'

One in six young people eat fast food twice a day, according to a survey of the nation’s eating habits. …read more  


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Ofcom: TV viewers 'less tolerant' of discrimination

Television viewers and radio listeners have become less tolerant of racist or discriminatory words, Ofcom research finds. …read more  


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BBC Sooty row over 'sexing up' revealed

Introducing a female puppet to Sooty’s TV show in the 1960s was so controversial that the BBC director general had to step in, a documentary reveals. …read more  


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Ben Emmerson QC resigns as child abuse inquiry lawyer

The most senior lawyer working for the independent inquiry into historical child sexual abuse in England and Wales, Ben Emmerson QC, resigns. …read more  


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Waste not

As the first anniversary of the plastic bag charge in England approaches, researchers tell BBC News what other types of packaging the government might consider charging for. …read more  


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Hinkley Point contract is signed

The UK Government and French energy giant EDF sign the key contract for the new £18bn Hinkley Point C nuclear power station. …read more  


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Two bodies are found at Breydon Water after being spotted on mudbank

Two bodies are recovered from water after being spotted on a tidal mudbank in Norfolk. …read more  


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Oxford abduction: Schoolgirl raped by men in car

A teenage girl who was abducted while walking to school was raped by “more than one man”, police say. …read more  


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Farm subsidies: Payment to billionaire prince sparks anger

Campaigners call for reform as figures reveal taxpayers are paying more than £400,000 a year to subsidise a Saudi billionaire’s farm. …read more  


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Sir Cliff's 101st album to feature Elvis 'duet'

Sir Cliff Richard is performing a “duet” with none other than the late Elvis Presley on his upcoming 101st album. …read more  


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Nurseries at risk as staffing crisis hits, campaigners say

Nurseries in England are struggling to recruit qualified staff putting them at risk of closure, campaigners warn. …read more  


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Common painkillers 'increase heart failure risk'

Taking a common kind of painkiller is linked to an increased risk of heart failure, a study suggests. …read more  


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Bras, bums and beauty

Adverts claiming to understand the experiences of modern women can be a risky strategy. BBC News has taken a look at five very different campaigns which consumers either loved or hated. …read more  


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MP Natalie McGarry charged over fraud allegations

Glasgow East MP Natalie McGarry is charged by police in connection with alleged fraud offences. …read more  


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Council turns nose up at over-threes' nappies

A council will not offer a used nappy collection service for children over three, saying most should be potty trained by that age. …read more  


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