• Brexit: Poles in UK should 'consider' returning, Polish ambassador says 18 September 2019 Related TopicsEU Settlement Scheme Image copyright PA Media Poland's ambassador to the UK has written to 800,000 Polish nationals, advising them to "seriously consider" returning home after Brexit.He called on Poles living in the UK to secure their future by either applying for settled status or...

  • 18 September 2019 Related TopicsBA pilots' strike Image copyright Getty Images British Airways pilots have called off the next strike in their dispute, which had been scheduled for 27 September.Last week, a two-day stoppage called by the pilots' union, Balpa, forced BA to cancel almost all its flights.The strike followed failed negotiations between the union and the airline over a pay offer of...

  • By James Gallagher Health and science correspondent, BBC News 18 September 2019 Babies born by Caesarean section have dramatically different gut bacteria to those born vaginally, according to the largest study in the field. The UK scientists say these early encounters with microbes may act as a "thermostat" for the immune system.And they may help explain why Caesarean babies are more likely to...

  • 18 September 2019 Image caption John Humphrys in the Today programme studio Broadcaster John Humphrys is to present his final edition of BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Thursday.The presenter's departure will bring to a close his 32 years on the flagship show, during which time he built a reputation as a tenacious interrogator of politicians.His last show will feature interviews with former...

  • By Matt McGrath Environment correspondent 18 September 2019 Related TopicsClimate change Image copyright Getty Images Coastal areas in the UK and Northern Europe will experience an increase in "compound flooding" in coming decades say researchers. These events, where storm surges and heavy rainfall combine, will become more common thanks to rising global temperatures. Devon, Cornwall and the...

  • 18 September 2019 Image caption PC Andrew Harper had been married for four weeks when he was killed on duty Three teenagers have been charged with the murder of a police officer who was killed while investigating a burglary.The Crown Prosecution Service said it had authorised Thames Valley Police to charge Henry Long, 18, and two 17-year-old boys with murder and conspiracy to steal a quad...

  • Teens in unregulated homes face 'organised abuse' By Noel Titheradge BBC News 18 September 2019 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe BBC's Ed Thomas reports on how teens in unregulated care homes are being put at risk of abuseVulnerable teenagers in care are being placed at risk of abuse while living in unregulated homes in England and Wales, a BBC News investigation has...

  • 18 September 2019 comments Related TopicsParliament suspension 2019 Image copyright EPA The legal battle over the suspension of Parliament has finished for a second day at the Supreme Court.The government's lawyer, Sir James Eadie QC, said it was not for the courts to "design a set of rules" over prorogation as it was a political matter.But Aidan O'Neill QC, on behalf of campaigners against the...

  • 17 September 2019 Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright PA Media Labour would "carry out whatever the people decide" in another referendum on Brexit, says Jeremy Corbyn.The party leader told the Guardian he would hold a fresh vote if he became PM - offering a Labour-negotiated deal and Remain on the ballot paper. Mr Corbyn said the pledge made Labour "the only UK-wide party ready to put our trust...

  • 17 September 2019 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionYour money or your loaf: The armed robber fled after being chased off by a girl and her dadAn armed robber's attempt to rob a corner shop was thwarted when an 11-year-old girl and her dad pelted him with bread and bottles of squash.CCTV shows the knife-wielding man bursting into the shop in Worthing, Sussex, slicing at...

  • 17 September 2019 Image copyright Martin Cavaney/Athena Pictures Image caption Dyfed-Powys Police and the Marine Accident Investigation Branch are investigating the fatal crash A firefighter has been killed after two boats collided during a training exercise in a marina.The 35-year-old, who worked for Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, died after the crash in Neyland Marina,...

  • 17 September 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Particles of black carbon - or soot - can cross the placenta, a study has found.The Nature Communications research is the first direct evidence the particles can get into the part of the placenta that feeds the developing fetus.It could be the first step to explaining why high pollution is linked to an increased risk of miscarriage, premature birth...

  • By Dulcie Lee & Kate West BBC News & File on 4 17 September 2019 Image copyright Family photo Image caption Dani says she was sexually harassed at Cambridge University Dozens of students who reported sexual assaults to their university have said they were failed by complaints processes that left them traumatised.A BBC investigation found universities received more than 700 allegations of...

  • 17 September 2019 comments Related TopicsLiberal Democrats Party Conference Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWe must stop Brexit, says Jo SwinsonLib Dem leader Jo Swinson has warned Boris Johnson that "if he thinks being a woman is somehow a weakness, he's about to find out it is not".She said the PM's choice of insults such as "big girl's blouse" and "girly swot" were...

  • 17 September 2019 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSolid gold toilet stolen in Blenheim Palace heistA second man has been arrested as police continue to hunt for a solid gold toilet stolen from Blenheim Palace.The artwork, valued at $6m (£4.8m), was stolen in a raid at the stately home in Woodstock, Oxfordshire on Saturday.Police said the 36-year-old man, from...

  • 17 September 2019 Image copyright West Midlands Police Image caption CCTV images have been released of the man suspected of three attacks on women around Soho Road Police are hunting a man suspected of attacking three women in under an hour.All three attacks happened on Sunday evening around Soho Road in Birmingham, West Midlands Police said.A 35-year-old was raped and robbed of her necklace...

  • 17 September 2019 Image copyright Liverpool Coroner's Court Image caption The large branch smashed through the car's windscreen The "complete failure" of a council to check for dangerous trees contributed to the death of an unborn child hit by a falling branch, an inquest heard. Elizabeth Stear, who was 36 weeks pregnant, was driving on Arrowe Park Road, Wirral, when a branch smashed through the...

  • By Leo Kelion Technology desk editor 17 September 2019 Image copyright Gatwick Airport Image caption Gatwick first trialled facial-recognition-based checks at some of its departure gates last year Gatwick has become the UK's first airport to confirm it will use facial-recognition cameras on a permanent basis for ID checks before passengers board planes.It follows a self-boarding trial carried...

  • 17 September 2019 Related TopicsLondon violence Image caption Jodie Chesney was fatally attacked in a park near Romford, east London A 17-year-old girl was killed in a "terrible and cowardly" stabbing during a drug turf war, a court has heard. Jodie Chesney was stabbed in the back while playing music and smoking cannabis with friends in a park in Harold Hill, east London, on 1 March.She may not...

  • 17 September 2019 comments Related TopicsParliament suspension 2019 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Advocate General for Scotland, Lord Keen QC, argued on behalf of the governmentThe most senior judge in the UK says the case surrounding Boris Johnson's suspension of Parliament raises "a serious and difficult question of law". Lady Hale and 10 other judges must...