• 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",...

  • 12 November 2018 comments Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright Reuters Image caption Theresa May returning to Downing Street on Monday Ministers have been told "judgement day is coming" over Brexit as the UK and EU strive for a deal within 48 hours.Officials are trying to hammer out an agreement on the terms of the UK's exit by Wednesday to enable EU leaders to agree it by the end of the...

  • 12 November 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mustafa Kasim was accused of illegally stealing personal details from vehicle repair software A car repair worker has been sentenced to jail for stealing customers' personal data from his former employer.The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) says it is the first time someone will go to prison as a result of a case it has...

  • 12 November 2018 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat are fixed-odds betting terminals?The government is facing a rebellion over when a crackdown on fixed-odds gambling machines is introduced.Ministers have promised to cut the maximum stake from £100 to £2 in October 2019 - but some MPs are calling for it to happen sooner.More than 20 Conservatives have...

  • 12 November 2018 Image caption Chris Harris (right) has featured on Top Gear since 2016 Top Gear presenter Chris Harris has been involved in a car crash while working for the show's magazine. Harris was driving a black Porsche GT3 Touring on the A466 near Tintern in Monmouthshire when he crashed into a pick-up truck doing a three-point turn. Nobody was injured in the crash, which happened at...

  • 'Hundreds of pupils spend week in school isolation booths' By Noel Titheradge BBC News 12 November 2018 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSchool isolation rooms: 'The shelves, the windows, the bare walls... every single day'"The windows, the bare walls. It was that every day. Every single day. They put me in a room on my own, I was in isolation," says Casey, 16.More than...

  • 12 November 2018 Image copyright West Mids Police Image caption Claudia Patatas and Adam Thomas named their baby Adolf out of "admiration" for Hitler A couple who named their baby after Adolf Hitler have been found guilty of being members of a banned terrorist group.Adam Thomas, 22, and Claudia Patatas, 38, from Banbury, along with Daniel Bogunovic, 27, from Leicester, were convicted of being in...

  • 11 November 2018 Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mrs Leadsom was a prominent Brexit campaigner Any Brexit deal negotiated with the EU must not "trap" the UK in a customs arrangement it cannot choose to leave, Andrea Leadsom has told the BBC.The Brexiteer minister urged Tories to back the PM and said she was "sticking in government" to work for a good deal.But the...

  • 11 November 2018 Image copyright Humberside Police Image caption Michael Kavanagh was on remand in the prison awaiting trial on weapons charges A prisoner is on the run after being released from HMP Hull in error, Humberside Police has said.Michael Kavanagh was on remand awaiting trial for allegedly carrying an offensive weapon and intent to cause grievous bodily harm in June. He was released by...

  • 11 November 2018 Image copyright Hansons Auctioneers Image caption A 1960s Sooty and a 1970s puppet from the TV hit show are both up for sale Sooty fans have the chance to buy the ultimate toy memorabilia; original hand puppets from the TV shows.Two puppets owned by father and son, Harry and Matthew Corbett, will be auctioned along with Sooty's magic wand.One puppet used by Matthew Corbett in...