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Bayeux Tapestry to be displayed in UK for the first time

Bayeux Tapestry to be displayed in UK for the first time

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Bayeux Tapestry is 70m (230ft) long The Bayeux Tapestry is set to be displayed in the UK after France agreed it could leave its shores for the first time in 950 years, the BBC understands. French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to announce the loan during his visit […]

Most new cars must be electric by 2030, ministers told

Most new cars must be electric by 2030, ministers told

Media captionTheresa May: A plan to ‘nurture’ environment Three-fifths of new cars must be electric by 2030 to meet greenhouse gas targets, ministers have been warned. Homes also need to be built to a higher standard, the Committee on Climate Change – the official watchdog – says. The government says the UK is cutting emissions […]

Trump Russia: Bannon ‘ordered to testify to grand jury’

Trump Russia: Bannon ‘ordered to testify to grand jury’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Steve Bannon (centre) attended a House Intelligence Committee closed door meeting on Tuesday Steve Bannon, former chief strategist to US President Donald Trump, has been summoned to testify before a grand jury, US media report. He was reportedly subpoenaed by former FBI director Robert Mueller, who is leading an […]

Larry Nassar case: Victims confront ‘repulsive’ predator

Larry Nassar case: Victims confront ‘repulsive’ predator

Media captionWomen abused by Larry Nassar confront him in court A former babysitter who was abused by ex-Team USA gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar has told him in court: “You are a repulsive liar.” Kyle Stephens was the first of nearly 100 women to testify against the 54-year-old this week as he is sentenced. People […]

Drivers stranded on M74 as snow sweeps Scotland

Drivers stranded on M74 as snow sweeps Scotland

Media captionVideo released by a Dumfries and Galloway rescue team shows difficult driving conditions Hundreds of drivers are spending the night in their cars after becoming stranded due to heavy snow. Mountain rescue teams have been sent to help those stuck on the M74 after wintry conditions led to closures at Millbank and Beattock. Traffic […]

Family of H&M child model moved house ‘for security’

Family of H&M child model moved house ‘for security’

Media captionTerry Mango: “Does the shirt, to me, speak racism? No it doesn’t” The mother of the five-year-old H&M model caught up in a racism row has told the BBC her family has moved house in Sweden “for security reasons.” Last week, photos of Liam Mango modelling a “coolest monkey in the jungle” hoodie went […]

France will not allow another ‘Jungle’ camp in Calais, says Macron

France will not allow another ‘Jungle’ camp in Calais, says Macron

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Macron visited a migrant centre as part of a visit to northern France President Emmanuel Macron says France will not allow a new migrant camp to be set up in Calais, on a visit to the port where many gather hoping to get to the UK. Up to 700 […]

Donald Tusk: EU’s ‘heart still open to UK’ over Brexit

Donald Tusk: EU’s ‘heart still open to UK’ over Brexit

Media captionDonald Tusk: “Our hearts are still open to you” The UK would be welcome to stay in the EU if it changed its mind about Brexit, Donald Tusk has suggested. The European Council President told MEPs that the UK would leave the bloc unless it had a “change of heart”. “We haven’t had a […]

Moscow’s 2017 December was its ‘darkest’ on record

Moscow’s 2017 December was its ‘darkest’ on record

Image copyright EPA Image caption Moscow’s dark and snowy winter continues December set the record for the least amount of sunshine seen in Moscow, Russian weather experts say. “The sun didn’t come out even once for the entire month,” said the weather website Meteonovosti. According to Russia’s main weather centre, the sun did shine for […]

Jessica Falkholt: Home and Away actress has died, hospital says

Jessica Falkholt: Home and Away actress has died, hospital says

Image copyright ECASTER Image caption Australian actress Jessica Falkholt died on Wednesday, a hospital confirmed Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt has died from injuries she suffered in a car crash three weeks ago, an Australian hospital has confirmed. The accident in New South Wales on 26 December had already killed her parents, sister and […]