• By Paul Glynn Entertainment reporter 24 May 2019 Image copyright Official Charts Lewis Capaldi says it "feels good" to see his debut album race to the top of the UK charts in 2019 record time.His LP Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent sold the equivalent of 89,506 records in week one and outperformed the rest of the top 10 combined.The Scotsman beats Ariana Grande's record of 65,214 first...

  • 24 May 2019 Image copyright Getty Images The number of flights using British skies on one day is set to reach an all-time high of 9,000 on Friday.More than than six per minute are expected, exceeding the previous record of 8,854 set on 25 May 2018.A bank holiday, school half-term, the Monaco Grand Prix, and Cannes Film Festival have added to the spike, air traffic controller Nats said.The record...

  • 24 May 2019 Image copyright CPS Image caption The jury in the trial have been played a series of recordings from Carl Beech's police interview A man accused of lying about a VIP paedophile ring told police he witnessed three boys being murdered by his abusers, a court has heard.In a police interview, Carl Beech, 51, from Gloucester, claimed that one boy was deliberately run over, another was...

  • 24 May 2019 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBirmingham LGBT row school shuts early ahead of protestA school head embroiled in a row with parents over LGBT issues has vowed to "never stop" teaching pupils about equality.Hundreds of protesters have gathered once more outside Anderton Park Primary School in Birmingham as demonstrations reached their eighth week. Pupils...

  • 24 May 2019 Image copyright St Michael's Primary School Image caption Leo Latifi's face "lit up the classroom", his head teacher has said A nine-year-old boy has died after becoming trapped underneath a locker at a school in Essex.It happened at an after-school swimming club at Great Baddow High School in Chelmsford on Thursday evening.Leo Latifi, who was not a pupil at the school, was taken to...

  • 24 May 2019 Related TopicsLondon climate change protests Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Protesters occupied Oxford Circus as part of Extinction Rebellion demonstrations The Met will push for the prosecution of more than 1,100 people arrested over last month's Extinction Rebellion protests, a senior officer said.So far more than 70 activists have been charged in connection with the...

  • 24 May 2019 Related TopicsLiberal Democrat leadership contest Image copyright EPA Image caption Vince Cable will be replaced with a new leader on 23 July The Liberal Democrats have begun the process of choosing their next leader.The party's current leader, Sir Vince Cable, announced in March that he would step down after the local elections.But in a statement on Friday - following the PM's...

  • 24 May 2019 Image caption Whorlton Hall, near Castle Barnard, looked after 17 adults with learning difficulties and autism Ten workers have been arrested over the alleged abuse of patients with learning difficulties at a specialist hospital.Seven men and three women were arrested at addresses in Barnard Castle, Bishop Auckland, Darlington and Stockton.Undercover filming by BBC Panorama at...

  • 24 May 2019 Related TopicsSheffield Shiregreen child deaths Image copyright PA Image caption Forensic officers have been at the scene around the home in Shiregreen, Sheffield Two boys have died and four other children - including a seven-month-old baby - are in hospital after police swooped on a house in Sheffield.A man, 37, and a woman, 34, arrested on suspicion of murder remain in custody as...

  • 24 May 2019 comments Related TopicsConservative Party leadership contest Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMrs May became emotional as she concluded her announcementTheresa May has said she will quit as Conservative leader on 7 June, paving the way for a contest to decide a new prime minister. In an emotional statement, she said she had done her best to deliver Brexit and...

  • 23 May 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Prochlorperazine is prescribed for nausea and dizziness Four pharmaceutical firms have been accused of illegally colluding to restrict the supply of an anti-nausea tablet, driving the price paid for it by the NHS up by 700%.The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said the cost of Prochlorperazine rose from £6.49 per pack to...

  • 23 May 2019 Image copyright Getty Images A top Chinese diplomat has warned that there could be "substantial" repercussions for her country's investment in the UK, if Huawei were to be banned from Britain's 5G network.Chen Wen also told the BBC that Beijing had already "witnessed some conscious moves" in that direction. Last week, the US put Huawei on a list that curbs the ability of US firms to...

  • 23 May 2019 Image caption The court was shown a 2014 police interview with Carl Beech A man accused of making false claims of child abuse against public figures told police his dog was abducted "as a warning" from a paedophile gang which included the former head of MI5.In a video interview shown in court Carl Beech claimed ex-spy chief Michael Hanley told him it was "punishment" for missing a...

  • 23 May 2019 Related TopicsLondon Bridge attack Image copyright Getty Images A bullet missed a man by centimetres as police fired on the London Bridge attackers, an inquest has heard.Simon Edwards was in the Wheatsheaf pub in Borough Market when police shot dead the three knife-wielding assailants outside, the Old Bailey heard.The inquest into the deaths of their eight victims was shown a CCTV of...

  • 23 May 2019 Image copyright Solent News & Photo Agency Image caption Bob Higgins had denied molesting 24 boys A former youth football coach who held "supreme power" over the futures of budding players has been found guilty of indecently assaulting boys.Bob Higgins sexually touched and groped 24 victims, most of them trainees at Southampton FC and Peterborough United, between 1971 and...

  • By Nick Triggle Health correspondent 23 May 2019 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionUndercover BBC filming shows staff swearing, mocking and taunting patients with autism and learning disabilitiesWhorlton Hall hospital had at least 100 visits by official agencies in the year before abuse of inpatients there was discovered, the BBC has learned.Inspectors, council officials...

  • By Alex Therrien & Francesca Gillett BBC News 23 May 2019 Related TopicsThe UK’s European elections 2019 Image copyright PA EU citizens living in the UK have told of their anger after they were unable to vote in the European elections.The Electoral Commission said the "very short notice" from the government about the UK's participation in the elections had an impact on the process.EU...

  • 23 May 2019 Image copyright Getty Images/Judith Kerr The Tiger Who Came To Tea author Judith Kerr has died at the age of 95, her publisher HarperCollins says.Charlie Redmayne, head of her publisher HarperCollins, said she was "a wonderful and inspiring person who was much loved by everyone".Kerr, who published more than 30 books over a 50-year career, dreamed up the tiger to amuse her two...

  • 23 May 2019 Related TopicsThe UK’s European elections 2019 Image copyright Reuters Voters are heading to the polls for the European Parliament elections.Seventy-three members, known as MEPs, will be elected in nine constituencies in England, and one each in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.Each region has a different number of representatives based on its population - ranging from...

  • 23 May 2019 Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright AFP Theresa May's Brexit withdrawal bill will not be published or debated until early June, the government says.The prime minister is under pressure to resign following a backlash from her own MPs against her pledged "new deal" on Brexit.Andrea Leadsom quit as Commons Leader, saying she could not announce the bill which had "new elements that I...