Tom Watson mocks Corbyn aide Andrew Murray over ‘deep state’ claims

Image copyright PA Image caption Tom Watson said Andew Murray’s claimed sounded “a bit John le Carre” Labour’s deputy leader has dismissed a suggestion by one of Jeremy Corbyn’s advisers that the “deep state” is working to undermine him. Andrew Murray has claimed someone “being paid by the taxpayer” could be behind newspaper reports of […]

Nicola Sturgeon calls for Brexit to be delayed

Media captionNicola Sturgeon says she is worried about a ‘blind brexit’ Nicola Sturgeon has called for Brexit to be delayed beyond next March if the UK has not secured a detailed agreement with the EU by then. Scotland’s first minister told the BBC it would be “absolutely reckless” to leave without knowing what will replace […]

Labour calls for ban on gambling ads during live events

Image copyright Bet365 Image caption Actor Ray Winstone is the floating face of Bet365’s advertising campaign Labour is calling for a ban on gambling advertising during live sporting events in a bid to tackle problem gambling. It also said it would stop people using credit cards to pay for bets and introduce a levy on […]

‘Don’t go cold turkey’ to quit smoking

Image copyright Getty Images Smokers looking to quit as part of the annual Stoptober campaign are being warned not to go “cold turkey”. Government health officials have said smokers stand a much greater chance of succeeding giving up by using official NHS support or turning to e-cigarettes. Research has shown only 4% of those who […]

Shropshire hospitals baby deaths review cases rise to over 100

Media captionJack Burn died hours after being born at Princess Royal Hospital in Telford A review into mother and baby deaths and injuries at hospitals in Shropshire is examining more than 100 cases, it is understood. In 2017, Jeremy Hunt ordered an investigation into maternity care relating to 23 cases at the Shrewsbury and Telford […]

Pre-sex HIV drug should be made available on NHS, MPs say

Image copyright Getty Images A drug that cuts the chances of contracting HIV during sex should be made available on the NHS in England to anyone at risk, three MPs have told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme. Tory MPs Crispin Blunt and Nigel Evans, and Labour’s Stephen Doughty said the Prep drug had been proven […]

Dutch rail crash: Four children killed on cargo bike

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The cause of the collision at a manned level crossing in Oss was unclear Four children from a Dutch day-care centre have died in a collision involving a train and an electric cargo bike. The children were being taken to local schools on the bike when the accident happened on […]

Lyon vow to ban supporter for Nazi salute at Manchester City

Lyon fans celebrated a 2-1 win over Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium French club Lyon have vowed to ban for life a fan who appeared to give a Nazi salute during the team’s Champions League win at Manchester City. The gesture was caught on video and shared on social media, where it attracted widespread […]

French police investigate gang rape videos aired on Snapchat

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Many social media users reported the footage to the cyber crime division of the French police French police are investigating what they say is the gang rape of a 19-year-old woman broadcast on social media. The victim was attacked by four men by a nightclub in the southern city of […]

Ronaldo sent off on Juventus debut

Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off for the first time in 154 Champions League games A tearful Cristiano Ronaldo was controversially sent off as Juventus claimed a hard-fought win at Valencia. The Portuguese forward, making his Champions League debut for Juve, appeared to grab Valencia defender Jeison Murillo’s hair as they tangled off the ball midway […]