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University unconditional offers ‘undermine education’

Media captionEmile and Lleucu both have unconditional offers but said they still worked hard The education system is being undermined by universities making more unconditional offers, according to the head of Wales’ biggest college. David Jones, of Coleg Cambria, said offers were coming half way through courses and meant many A-level students were taking their […]

Video apparently shows Mo Salah using a phone while driving

Media captionVideo apparently shows Mo Salah using a phone while driving Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah has been referred to the police by his club after he was apparently filmed using a mobile phone while driving. Merseyside Police confirmed in a tweet that the video had been passed to the “relevant department”. A spokesman for the […]

Rochdale homes evacuated as mill blaze tackled

Image copyright Greater Manchester Fire Service Image caption The blaze broke out at about 22:30 BST Up to 30 homes were evacuated as firefighters tackled a blaze at a mill. At its height 10 fire engines and more than 50 firefighters were tackling the blaze on Greenfield Lane in Rochdale. The fire broke out at […]

Jeremy Corbyn ‘wreath laying’ attacked by Israeli PM

Media captionCorbyn asked about Tunisia wreath-laying criticism Israel’s PM has criticised Jeremy Corbyn over his presence at a ceremony said to have honoured the perpetrators of the 1972 Munich terror attack. Benjamin Netanyahu said Mr Corbyn deserved “unequivocal condemnation” for laying a wreath on the grave of one of those behind the atrocity. Mr Corbyn […]

Struck-off Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba wins appeal to work again

Image copyright PA Image caption Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba was convicted of manslaughter by gross negligence in 2015 A doctor who was struck off over the death of a six-year-old boy has won her appeal to practise medicine again. Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba was convicted of manslaughter by gross negligence in 2015 over the death of Jack […]

Harry Uzoka death: Three guilty of killing London model

Image copyright Harry Uzoka Image caption Harry Uzoka was killed by a stab wound to the heart in January A London model has been found guilty of killing his fashion rival in a row over a girlfriend. George Koh, 24, stabbed fellow model Harry Uzoka in the heart after he went to settle the dispute, […]

Plan to end rough sleeping in England by 2027

Image copyright Getty Images The government has vowed to end rough sleeping on England’s streets by 2027. It has promised £100m “to help people turn their lives around”, including support for mental health and addictions, and funding for housing. Homelessness has been on the rise for the past seven years, with around 4,750 people estimated […]

British Asians more socially conservative than rest of UK, survey suggests

Media captionIs homosexuality still taboo in British Asian families? BBC Three investigates British Asians are more socially conservative – and more optimistic – than the wider UK population, a ComRes survey for the Asian Network suggests. The survey found that less than half of respondents – 43% – thought same-sex relationships were acceptable. It also […]

Nicholson painting bought for £165k is ‘fake’

Image copyright BBC Studios Image caption Fiona Bruce and art dealer Philip Mould with the painting A painting bought for £165,000 has been deemed to be nearly worthless by the leading authority on the artist. The still life of a glass jug and pears was thought to be the work of British artist Sir William […]

Heathrow Airport passport queues reach 2.5 hours

Image copyright PA Image caption The boss of Virgin Atlantic, which obtained the data, called on the government to fix the long queues Delays at Heathrow Airport passport control left passengers queuing for up to two and a half hours last month, figures show. On 30 out of 31 days in July, the border force […]