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Alps murders: Brother calls for High Court review

Image copyright Getty/AFP Image caption Zaid al-Hilli said he did not trust French police to solve his brother’s murder five years ago The brother of a British engineer who was gunned down with his family in the French Alps has called for a High Court review into the case. Zaid al-Hilli said there had been […]

Spy author Anthony Horowitz ‘warned off’ creating black character

Spy author Anthony Horowitz ‘warned off’ creating black character

Author Anthony Horowitz says he was “warned off” including a black character in his new book because it was “inappropriate” for a white writer. The creator of the Alex Rider teenage spy novels says an editor told him it could be considered “patronising”. Horowitz wanted a white and black protagonist in his new children’s books […]

General election campaign paused to remember MP Jo Cox

General election campaign paused to remember MP Jo Cox

Image copyright PA The general election campaign will be put on hold later as politicians set aside their differences to remember Labour MP Jo Cox. Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn and other party leaders will stop campaigning for an hour to honour the mother-of-two who was murdered last June. Her widower Brendan Cox said it would […]

General election 2017: Two million apply to register to vote

General election 2017: Two million apply to register to vote

Media captionHow do I register to vote? More than two million people have applied to register to vote in the month since Theresa May announced plans for a snap general election on 8 June. The highest number of applications so far was on 18 April, the day the prime minister made her announcement, when just […]

Labour’s Emily Thornberry ‘wrong’ over Trident review

Labour’s Emily Thornberry ‘wrong’ over Trident review

Media captionMs Griffith said Labour was “absolutely committed” to Trident Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry was “wrong” to suggest Labour might drop its commitment to the UK’s nuclear deterrent, the party’s defence spokesman has said. Nia Griffith told BBC Newsnight it was “already settled” that Trident would remain if the party came into power. Ms […]

Conservatives stand by migration target ‘aim’

Conservatives stand by migration target ‘aim’

Image copyright PA The Conservatives have defended their pledge to cut net migration to “tens of thousands” after Labour said it would never be met. Treasury Chief Secretary David Gauke told BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions it was an “aim – it doesn’t have a timetable”. But he said it would “drive policy” in terms […]

Pippa Middleton’s wedding: What can guests expect?

Pippa Middleton’s wedding: What can guests expect?

Image copyright PA Image caption James and Pippa were pictured together at Wimbledon in 2016 It is the big day for Pippa Middleton and her fiancĂ© James Matthews, whose nuptials have fuelled impatient guesses over wedding dresses, guests and menus. Miss Middleton, the younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, got engaged last year to […]

The UK’s most delayed airlines revealed

The UK’s most delayed airlines revealed

Image copyright BEN STANSALL Image caption Only 75% of UK flight arrivals landed on time, according to Which? Air Transat, Icelandair and Norwegian Air Shuttle are the least punctual airlines in Britain, research from Which? has found. The consumer group analysed landing times for 850,000 flights at 25 UK airports and found that on average […]

Labour’s Emily Thornberry ‘wrong’ over Trident review

Labour’s Emily Thornberry ‘wrong’ over Trident review

Media captionMs Griffith said Labour was “absolutely committed” to Trident Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry was “wrong” to suggest Labour might drop its commitment to the UK’s nuclear deterrent, the party’s defence secretary has said. Nia Griffith told BBC Newsnight it was “already settled” that Trident would remain if the party came into power. Ms […]

Conservatives stand by migration target ‘aim’

Conservatives stand by migration target ‘aim’

Image copyright PA The Conservatives have defended their pledge to cut net migration to “tens of thousands” after Labour said it would never be met. Treasury Chief Secretary David Gauke told BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions it was an “aim – it doesn’t have a timetable”. But he said it would “drive policy” in terms […]