• 14 November 2018 Image copyright PA Image caption Steve Bannon spoke at the European Broadcasting Union's News Xchange conference in Edinburgh The Oxford Union has been criticised for inviting Donald Trump's former advisor Steve Bannon to speak to its members.The former White House adviser's scheduled visit on Friday has been met with anger on social media, with protests planned by...

  • 14 November 2018 Image copyright Family handout Image caption Louise Medus-Mansell died in her sleep, her family said Tributes have been paid to the Thalidomide campaigner Louise Medus-Mansell, who has died at the age of 56.Louise Medus-Mansell was born without arms and legs after her mother was prescribed the drug Thalidomide during pregnancy.In the 1960s, her father fought a high-profile...

  • By Nick Triggle and Dominic Howell BBC News 14 November 2018 Image copyright Science Photo Library More than 40,000 women in England have not received information regarding cervical cancer screening after a failure to send out letters by the NHS.The errors were made between January and June.Around 4,000 of them were results of tests, the remainder were letters inviting them for screening or...

  • 14 November 2018 Image caption Sana Muhammad died in hospital on Monday The death of a pregnant woman who was killed in a crossbow attack in her own home has "shocked people to the core", an MP has said.Sana Muhammad, 35, died on Monday after the attack in Ilford, east London, but her unborn son was delivered safely.Ilford North MP Wes Streeting said in Parliament her death had left people in...

  • 14 November 2018 comments Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat are fixed-odds betting terminals?The maximum bet on fixed-odds betting terminals will be cut from April after the government bowed to pressure.Ministers had been facing a parliamentary defeat, with several Tory MPs joining opposition politicians to table amendments to the finance bill.The chancellor said in...

  • 14 November 2018 Related TopicsManchester Arena attack Image copyright Libyan Interior Ministry Image caption Fayez Al Sarraj said the delay in Hashem Abedi's extradition was due to the legal process The brother of Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi will be extradited to the UK by the end of the year, according to Libya's prime minister.Hashem Abedi was arrested in the country shortly after...

  • 14 November 2018 Image caption A handbag from TK Maxx was made from fox fur, while shoes bought from the store online contained raccoon dog fur Shops including Amazon and TK Maxx have been selling faux fur clothes and bags which are actually made from rabbit, fox and raccoon dog fur, a BBC Watchdog Live investigation has found.Widespread concern over animal cruelty has led to real fur very...

  • 14 November 2018 Image copyright Family handout Image caption Lucy McHugh was found dead near Southampton Sports Centre in July A man has been charged with the murder of a teenage girl found stabbed to death in woodland.Lucy McHugh, 13, was found dead near Southampton Sports Centre in July.Hampshire Constabulary said Stephen-Alan Paul Nicholson, 24, of no fixed address, has been charged with...

  • 14 November 2018 Related TopicsBrexit Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May says she believes with her "head and her heart" that it is in the best interests of the UKThe cabinet has backed a draft withdrawal agreement between the UK and the EU, Theresa May has said.The prime minister was speaking after what she said was a "long, detailed and impassioned debate" in...

  • 13 November 2018 Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright Getty Images Britons will not need visas for short stays in the EU even if there is no Brexit deal, the European Commission has said.Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans said there would be an exemption to visa rules - as long as the UK did the same for EU nationals.It would apply to trips of up to 90 days within any 180-day period.The...

  • 13 November 2018 Related TopicsMadeleine McCann disappearance Image caption Madeleine McCann was three when she went missing in 2007 Police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have received a further £150,000 in government funding.Madeleine was three when she was last seen while on holiday with her parents in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in May 2007.The Metropolitan Police...

  • 13 November 2018 Related TopicsAsia Bibi blasphemy case Image copyright Handout Three British imams have joined calls for the UK to offer asylum to Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian woman recently acquitted of blasphemy.It comes after former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, and other politicians, urged the government to help her.Ms Bibi was freed last week after eight years on death row,...

  • 13 November 2018 Image copyright PA Image caption Fiona Onasanya denies perverting the course of justice A Labour MP plotted with her brother to evade a speeding prosecution, a court has heard.Fiona Onasanya claimed a Russian man was behind the wheel when her Nissan Micra was clocked doing 41mph in a 30mph zone in July last year, jurors at the Old Bailey were told. Ms Onasanya, 35, denies one...

  • 13 November 2018 Image copyright PA Image caption Charles Bronson was first jailed for armed robbery in 1974, and has served more than 40 years in jail A prison governor has described to jurors the moment notorious inmate Charles Bronson held him on the floor and threatened to gouge his eyes out.Mark Docherty claims Bronson, 65, attacked him at the start of a welfare meeting at HMP Wakefield on...

  • 13 November 2018 Image copyright CPS Image caption (L-R) Simon Pellett, David Baker and Alex Howard will be sentenced on Friday A corrupt UK border officer has been found guilty of attempting to smuggle firearms and drugs into the country.Simon Pellett, from Dover, was on duty when he was arrested by French officers in October last year.Jurors at Isleworth Crown Court heard he was caught with...

  • By Paul Gribben BBC News 13 November 2018 Related TopicsWorld War One Image caption They Shall Not Grow Old is available on BBC iPlayer until Sunday Teacher Tom Rogers had a surprise for his Year 12 students when they sat down in class this week - instead of normal lessons, he showed them Peter Jackson's ground-breaking programme on World War One, They Shall Not Grow Old.It uses technology to...

  • 13 November 2018 Image caption Sana Muhammad died in hospital on Monday A man has been charged with the murder of a pregnant woman who was shot through the stomach with a crossbow.Sana Muhammad, 35, was eight months pregnant but her baby survived after an emergency Caesarean section, the Evening Standard reported. The Met Police said the baby was in a "stable condition" in hospital after the...

  • 12 November 2018 Image copyright PA A member of the House of Lords should be suspended for sexually harassing a woman and offering her "corrupt inducements to sleep with him", the Lords Privileges Committee has said.The committee recommended a suspension of Lord Lester of Herne Hill until 2022, which would be the longest in modern parliamentary history.The House of Lords will debate a motion to...

  • 12 November 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Salmond told BBC Scotland in an interview in the summer that he had never sexually harassed anyone Police have spoken to staff at Edinburgh Airport as part of their inquiry into the conduct of former First Minister Alex Salmond.It emerged in August that two women had made complaints to the Scottish government about Mr Salmond.Airport...

  • 12 November 2018 Ministers have defended the choice of Sir Roger Scruton to head a new housing body, amid calls for him to quit.The conservative academic was recently named as chairman of a new public body to encourage better designed homes.But Labour said past "hateful" comments about homosexuality, which he once said was "not normal", and Islamophobia, which he called a "propaganda word",...