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Cambridge Analytica: Facebook row firm boss suspended

Media captionTuesday’s broadcast showed Mr Nix saying he met Donald Trump ‘many times’ Cambridge Analytica, the firm involved in a row over its use of Facebook data, has suspended its boss Alexander Nix. The chief executive’s comments, secretly recorded by Channel 4 News, “do not represent the values or operations of the firm,” it said. […]

Red Arrows engineer killed in RAF Valley jet crash

Media captionA large black plume of smoke was seen coming from the crash site An engineer has died after a Red Arrows jet crashed at RAF Valley on Anglesey. The RAF confirmed the pilot of the Hawk aircraft, which is used by the famous aerobatic display team, survived and was receiving treatment in hospital. Eyewitnesses […]

Spy poisoning: Corbyn says ‘all fingers’ point to Russia

Image copyright AFP Image caption Vladimir Putin was re-elected for his fourth term as president Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said the UK must still deal with Russia despite “all fingers” pointing to it over the Salisbury spy attack. He said he would “do business” with Vladimir Putin but assertively and on the basis of […]

Fixed-odds maximum bet ‘should be cut to £30’

Image copyright PA The maximum stake for fixed odds betting terminals (FOBT) should be cut to £30 or less, the UK’s Gambling Commission has recommended. It comes after consultation on FOBTs for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). The DCMS wants “to reduce the risks that consumers, especially those that are vulnerable, […]

Briton Anna Campbell killed fighting with Kurdish YPJ unit

A British woman volunteer with the all-female Kurdish armed unit the YPJ has been killed in Syria, her father has told the BBC. It is understood Anna Campbell, 26, from Lewes in East Sussex, died on 15 March in Afrin, which has been under bombardment by Turkish forces. Dirk Campbell said his daughter was “very […]

Ant McPartlin held over drink-driving after collision

Image copyright Getty Images TV presenter Ant McPartlin has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after a collision involving three vehicles in south-west London. The Metropolitan Police said officers were called to Lower Richmond Road in Mortlake at 15:59 GMT. The ambulance service and London Fire Brigade also attended and a number of people were […]

Drivers stranded on A30 in Devon amid heavy snow

Image copyright PA Image caption Collisions started to cause delays on the A30 on Sunday afternoon Dozens of vehicles have been stranded on the A30 dual carriageway in Devon amid heavy snow. The wintry showers which disrupted many parts of the UK over the weekend have largely stopped but a Met Office amber warning remains […]

Travel warnings as snow and ice hit UK

Media captionBBC Weather’s Helen Willetts presents the weather forecast Snow and ice are causing further disruption to road, rail and air travel in parts of the UK. A Met Office amber warning of a possible risk to life because of snow is in place in south-west England until the early hours of Monday morning. Airports […]

Revellers injured as car driven into Gravesend nightclub

Media captionBBC Radio 1Xtra DJ Reece Parkinson posted footage from the scene on Twitter A number of people have been injured after a man drove a car into a busy nightclub, police have said. The driver was believed to have been asked to leave the club in Gravesend following an earlier altercation, Kent Police said. […]

Russia spy: UK lab could be poison source, says ambassador

Russia’s EU ambassador has suggested a UK research laboratory could be the source of the nerve agent used in the attack on an ex-spy and his daughter. Vladimir Chizhov told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show that Russia had “nothing to do” with the poisoning in Salisbury of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. He said […]