• 27 January 2020 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Stand-up comic Brand is a regular guest on TV and radio panel showsOfcom is to take no further action over Jo Brand's controversial joke on BBC Radio 4 about throwing battery acid. The media regulator said the comic's remarks on satirical show Heresy "had clear potential to offend listeners". But it concluded her comments - made last...

  • 27 January 2020 Image copyright PA Media Image caption The Magna Carta is displayed inside the medieval Chapter House at Salisbury CathedralA man tried to steal a copy of the Magna Carta from Salisbury Cathedral using a hammer because he "doubted its authenticity", a court heard. Mark Royden, of Canterbury, Kent, is accused of smashing the case to take the 800-year-old document in 2018. Tourists...

  • 27 January 2020 Related Topics Bafta Awards Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Arterton and Mulligan are among those participating in the awareness campaignGemma Arterton and Carey Mulligan have teamed up with Time's Up UK to criticise the lack of diversity at this year's Bafta Film Awards. They and other British stars have named some of the women and people of colour they feel should be...

  • 27 January 2020 Image caption Flowers and a teddy bear have been left at the sceneFloral tributes have been left in front of a fire-damaged terraced house where a man died along with his 10-year-old daughter. Firefighters tried to save the pair from the home in Wensley Avenue, Cottingham, near Hull on Saturday. They have been named locally as 47-year-old Garry Bolton and his daughter Paige. A...

  • 27 January 2020 Related Topics The Holocaust Image copyright Duchess of Cambridge Image caption Steven Frank is seen alongside his granddaughters Maggie and TrixieThe Duchess of Cambridge has taken photographs of Holocaust survivors in a contribution to an exhibition marking 75 years since the end of the genocide. The duchess said her subjects were "two of the most life-affirming people that I...

  • 27 January 2020 Image caption The section of motorway was closed from 14:00 GMT on SundayA police officer has died in a motorway crash as he responded to an emergency call. The 47-year-old, who worked for Cumbria Police's road policing unit, died on the M6 near Carlisle at about 14:00 GMT on Sunday. His vehicle left the southbound carriageway between junctions 44 and 43, the force said. A...

  • By Abby Newbery Inside Out South 27 January 2020 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSue Lopez wants young footballers to stop heading the ballA pioneer of women's football has become the first female player to publicly blame her dementia on years of heading the ball. Sue Lopez, 74, was the first British woman to play semi-professionally abroad and represented England 22...

  • 27 January 2020 Image copyright PA Media Image caption Kobe Bryant and LeBron James have both played for the LA LakersThe BBC has apologised after footage of LeBron James was mistakenly included in its coverage of the death of his fellow basketball star Kobe Bryant. Footage of James beating Bryant's career points tally appeared in the BBC's News At Ten programme on Sunday. But the voiceover did...

  • 27 January 2020 comments Image copyright PA MediaThere have been almost 10,000 retail job losses in the UK so far in 2020, according to retail sector analysts, with more failures forecast. In total, 9,949 jobs have gone, said the Centre for Retail Research (CRR). A further 1,200 jobs are under threat with the collapse of Beales and Hawkin's Bazaar last week. "We're going to see more retail...

  • By Clive Coleman Legal correspondent, BBC News 27 January 2020 Related Topics Phone-hacking scandal Image copyright PA MediaThe Sunday People may have targeted the mobile phone of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler, court papers suggest. The tabloid newspaper is alleged to have hired private detectives to target the Dowler family in 2002. This has emerged in a civil case at the High Court brought...

  • 27 January 2020 Related Topics Labour Party leadership election Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSir Keir Starmer: "The government hasn't really got a clue"Britain needs a radical redistribution of wealth and opportunity and an end to the "monopoly of power" in Westminster, Sir Keir Starmer has said. Ahead of a speech, the Labour leadership candidate argued that goal...

  • By Pallab Ghosh Science correspondent, BBC News 27 January 2020 comments Related Topics Brexit Image copyright Getty ImagesThe Government has announced that a fast-track visa will open next month to attract the world's leading scientists. The visas will have no cap on the numbers of suitably qualified people able to come to the UK. The announcement follows a pledge last year by the PM to turn...

  • 27 January 2020 Related Topics Grenfell Tower fire Image copyright ReutersThe second phase of the Grenfell Tower fire inquiry has been opened, days after one of its panellists resigned. The inquiry will shift focus from the night of the fire to issues including the refurbishment of the building and the block's deadly cladding. It comes after Benita Mehra resigned over her links to the charitable...

  • 27 January 2020 comments Related Topics Brexit Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEU will have the upper hand in negotiations, suggests Leo VaradkarIrish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has suggested the EU will be the "stronger team" in post-Brexit trade talks with the UK. Comparing negotiations to a football match, he suggested the EU would be at an advantage due to its...

  • 26 January 2020 Image copyright Getty ImagesCow & Gate and Tesco are recalling 15 types of baby food jars as a "precautionary measure" amid concerns some may have been tampered with. Customers who bought food for babies aged over seven months in Tesco stores in the UK are advised not to use them because they may pose a safety risk. The jars should be returned to Tesco for a full refund, the...

  • 26 January 2020 Related Topics Brexit Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The UK leaves the EU on FridayThe government is aiming to secure a "zero tariff, zero quota" free trade deal with the EU, Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay has said. He told the BBC's Andrew Marr the UK would not diverge from current EU trade regulations "for the sake of it". Mr Barclay added the government's...

  • 26 January 2020 Related Topics Brexit Image copyright PA Media Image caption The coins had to be re-produced after Brexit was delayedA commemorative 50p coin marking the UK's departure from the EU has been unveiled by Chancellor Sajid Javid. The coins bear the inscription "Peace, prosperity and friendship with all nations" and the date of 31 January. Mr Javid had first ordered production of the...

  • By Ben Frampton BBC News 26 January 2020 Image caption The footpath currently runs to the right of this pond, adjacent to the naturist campsite, but is being rerouted to the leftA public footpath that cuts through the middle of a naturist campsite will be rerouted. The path runs alongside 15 caravan pitches at Dolcoed camping site in Maesycrugiau, Carmarthenshire. After a process lasting almost...

  • 26 January 2020 Image copyright Getty Images / Chris Brunskill Image caption Jordan Sinnott started his career at Huddersfield TownA 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a non-league footballer who was attacked during a night out. Jordan Sinnott, who was on loan at Matlock Town, was found unconscious in Market Place, Retford, Nottinghamshire, at about 02:00 GMT on...

  • 26 January 2020 Related Topics Labour Party leadership election Image copyright Jeff Overs/BBC/ReutersJeremy Corbyn's critics used the issue of anti-Semitism in the Labour Party to undermine him, a union boss has said. Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said such actions were "despicable" but added that the party "never handled the anti-Semitism issue correctly". Labour's response to alleged...