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UK News

Irish abortion referendum: Polls closeHarvey Weinstein released on $1m...Afghan interpreters' scheme utter...TSB crisis: No end in sight for...British men 'increasingly' targeted...Royal Wedding 2018: Meghan Markle...BBC presenter on finding out her...Holloway carer death: Man, 95, held...Champions League final: Second...YouTube stars 'might encourage kids...Irn Bru bottles recalled over fears...Biggest Weekend: Manic Street...Newspaper headlines: Weinstein...Tight swimming trunks UK's 'most...France #MeToo: Standing up to street...GDPR: Empty inboxes, ignored emails...Yours for a pound: The firms sold on...Plastic pollution: Images of a...Dippy the diplodocus rebuilt in...Royal wedding cellist Sheku...Fox catches rabbit, then eagle...Spanish rapper on the run after...Ed Sheeran fans fume over invalid...Quiz: What caused Oprah's quick change?Danny Boyle to direct next Bond filmBBC News ChannelTiahleigh Palmer: The 12-year-old...How many £1m-plus homes are sold...The rise of the dog-napperIndependence: Could Scotland keep...The making of Liverpool manager...Parachute plot: The ex-girlfriend...Angelina Jolie's Breadwinner...'I took 57 painkillers a day to get...GDPR: 'Don't panic!' data watchdog...The strawberry-picking robots doing...Giro d'Italia: Chris Froome wins...England v Pakistan: Tourists lead by...'We're here because we're Liverpool'BMW PGA Championship: Rory McIlroy...England v Pakistan: Babar Azam to...Frances Tiafoe: The janitor's son...Mark Hughes: Southampton boss signs...Sex, lies and payday loans: The...The family who broke records and...Undercover with badger baiters as...Murder and fraud: What happened to...'My lovely dad tried to kill me'

BBC Front Page News

Irish abortion referendum: Exit polls suggest landslide for repealIrish abortion referendum: Exit polls suggest landslide for repeal

Two exit polls suggest a landslide in favour of liberalising the law, as counting is due to begin.

Harvey Weinstein released on $1m bail over rape and abuse chargesHarvey Weinstein released on $1m bail over rape and abuse charges

The former film mogul was charged with rape and sexual abuse after turning himself in to New York police.

Afghan interpreters' scheme utter failure, say MPsAfghan interpreters' scheme utter failure, say MPs

No Afghan civilians who worked for the Army have been resettled in the UK so far, MPs say.

TSB crisis: No end in sight for customersTSB crisis: No end in sight for customers

Five weeks into the IT crisis, the bank says experts from IBM will remain "for as long as it takes".

BBC news for Dorset

Dorset fraudsters recaptured after £1m tax scamDorset fraudsters recaptured after £1m tax scam

The pair fled to Spain after falsely claiming tax rebates on houses that were never built.

TSB left man on hold as his wedding savings were stolenTSB left man on hold as his wedding savings were stolen

A customer took more than four hours to get through to TSB by which time most of the money had gone.

Divers fail to find spiny seahorses in Studland BayDivers fail to find spiny seahorses in Studland Bay

About 40 spiny seahorses were recorded in Studland Bay in 2008 but none had been found since 2015.

Parliament passes Dorset councils merger plan despite legal challengeParliament passes Dorset councils merger plan despite legal challenge

Christchurch council, which formally opposed the plans, has already launched a legal challenge.

AskTen - Ten things you may not have noticed last week!


  1. The royal wedding is a TV hit. The Royal Family’s twitter account posted a message of thanks to everyone who followed the wedding. Among them were a fifth of all Britons, with BBC viewing figures peaking at 13.1m at the height of proceedings, just after 1pm. The average audience of 8.7m, combined with ITV’s average of 2.5m, accounted for 82.5 per cent of all television viewers and eclipsed the audience for the FA Cup final, which averaged 6.7m viewers on BBC One. The Sun
     
  2. Most Britons ‘have felt overwhelmed by stress’. Most Britons have felt “overwhelmed” by stress within the past year, with one in three left feeling suicidal and one in six self-harming in response, a new survey suggests. The research, commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation think tank, is the biggest ever carried out into the impact of stress. Experts say the NHS should do more. Daily Mail
     
  3. Dementia exercise programmes ‘don’t work’. Researchers at Oxford University have concluded that NHS exercise programmes for people with mild to moderate dementia “don’t work”. Exercise is thought to be one of the best ways of stopping healthy adults contracting dementia - but the study suggests it does not improve thinking skills or behaviour once the disease has taken hold. BBC
     
  4. 'Cynical' Theresa May announces nine Tory peers. The prime minister has been accused of "hypocrisy" after appointing nine new Conservative peers to the House of Lords, including several ex-ministers. Theresa May, who had previously stated that senior politicians should not expect automatic ennoblement, sent six former MPs to the upper chamber. Critics called May "cynical" for releasing the news on the eve of the Royal Wedding, when it would receive little attention. The Independent
     
  5. Supersize us. Britain is starting to overtake America in obesity rates, with the latest figures showing that more children in England are classed as obese at the age of 11 than in the US. The proportion of US children aged 9 to 11 who are obese is 18.5%. The figure for children in their final year of primary school in England is at a record high of 20%. The Times
     
  6. Cold marketing isn’t dead. Royal Mail was criticised for advising businesses to exploit a loophole in new data protection laws. From 25 May, firms will in many cases need people’s consent before they can send them marketing material. Royal Mail suggests they get around this by sending the bumf out in unaddressed envelopes. Daily Mail
     
  7. The sun sets on Club 18-30. The tour operator known for shipping generations of young Brits to cheap Mediterranean resorts for a week of sun, sex and tequila may be coming to an end. Thomas Cook says the concept doesn’t appeal to millennials, and is reportedly putting the business up for sale. Daily Telegraph
     
  8. Quote of the week. There is power in love,” declared Bishop Michael Curry, the American pastor whose volcanic wedding sermon made Britain’s latest royal extravaganza quite unlike any before it. “Do not underestimate it,” he went on. “Anyone who has ever fallen in love knows what I mean.” askten
     
The bottom line. Potholes cost motorists £1m each month, according to the AA. There were more claims for pothole-related damage in the first four months of this year than for the whole of 2017. Metro

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