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Baby names: Hunter and Aurora join top 100

Baby names: Hunter and Aurora join top 100

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Aaron and Jasper are declining in popularity but Nigel is making a comeback of sorts Hunter and Aurora have joined the top 100 names for baby boys and girls in England and Wales, according to official statistics. Oliver and Olivia remain the most popular names, positions they have held […]

NatWest, RBS and Ulster Bank say online banking glitch ‘resolved’

NatWest, RBS and Ulster Bank say online banking glitch ‘resolved’

Image copyright Getty Images RBS, NatWest and Ulster Bank say the problems that meant customers could not access their bank accounts online on Friday have been “resolved”. For about five hours customers were locked out of their accounts until the problem was fixed mid-morning. Many took to social media to complain, a day after technical […]

NHS to save ‘hundreds of millions’ in landmark drug ruling

NHS to save ‘hundreds of millions’ in landmark drug ruling

Image copyright Olga Ignatova Image caption Wet age-related macular degeneration affects around 26,000 people in the UK A landmark ruling against two leading drug companies could save the NHS “hundreds of millions” a year. Novartis and Bayer were trying to stop NHS doctors from prescribing a cheaper treatment for a serious eye condition. Health bosses […]

Police ‘aware’ undercover officer was in relationship

Police ‘aware’ undercover officer was in relationship

Image caption Ms Wilson’s two-year long relationship with Mark Kennedy began in 2003 Police have admitted for the first time that an undercover officer had a sexual relationship with an environmental activist with the knowledge of bosses. Legal documents seen by the BBC reveal they knew about Mark Kennedy’s relationship with Kate Wilson and allowed […]

Storm Bronagh brings flooding and strong winds

Storm Bronagh brings flooding and strong winds

Media captionBBC Weather’s Helen Willetts with the forecast Parts of the UK have been experiencing heavy rain, flooding and strong winds, with gusts of 61mph. Storm Bronagh is moving eastwards across Wales and England, with 56.4mm of rain been recorded already in Powys. Flooding has been reported in northern England and there are at least […]

Imprisoned suffragette letter discovered

Imprisoned suffragette letter discovered

Image copyright LSE Library Image caption Annie Kenney (left), holding the placard with Christabel Pankhurst, wrote after becoming the first jailed suffragette A previously unknown letter from the first suffragette to be jailed in the campaign for the vote has been discovered by an Oxford historian. Written the day after Annie Kenney was released from […]

Universities warned over potentially misleading claims

Universities warned over potentially misleading claims

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The consumer watchdog says universities need to make sure marketing information is reliable Universities have been warned against making “potentially misleading claims” in their advertising. The Which? consumer group says some universities are claiming high status without any “verifiable” evidence. The Advertising Standards Authority last year told universities they […]

Westminster inquest: Khalid Masood ‘sent kissing emoji’ before attack

Westminster inquest: Khalid Masood ‘sent kissing emoji’ before attack

Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption The inquest was shown CCTV images of Khalid Masood in the days before the Westminster attack The widow of Westminster attacker Khalid Masood has said he was “evil” as she described his violent outbursts while on steroids to an inquest. Rohey Hydara apologised to his victims’ families for not […]

Meghan Markle and Doria Ragland at Grenfell cookbook launch

Meghan Markle and Doria Ragland at Grenfell cookbook launch

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Meghan Markle’s mother Doria Ragland said she was “head over heels” with pride Meghan Markle has launched a charity cookbook to help those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire – with a little help from her mum. Ms Markle, who has been working with campaigners on the book, Together, […]

Donald Tusk: Theresa May’s Brexit trade plan won’t work

Donald Tusk: Theresa May’s Brexit trade plan won’t work

Media captionDonald Tusk: UK’s Chequers Brexit plan ‘won’t work’ Theresa May’s proposed new economic partnership with the EU “will not work”, the head of the European Council has said. Donald Tusk said the plans risked undermining the EU’s single market. He was speaking at the end of an EU summit in Salzburg where leaders of […]