The Met will investigate claims of "non-recent" offences from London and elsewhere in the country.
There are calls for both sides to end the doctors' pay row, ahead of joint strike action next week.
Up to 300 officers had stood back from firearms duties after the prosecution of a colleague.
Axing the high-speed rail leg would hit links between Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds, critics say.
Two years ago, the metaverse was billed as the next big thing - but many in the tech world have already moved on.
Authorities responded to a hiker who had fallen from a cliff next the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
The airport will cancel some flights over the coming week after sickness hits air traffic controllers.
As many have now died from complications as died in the attacks, the Fire Department of New York says.
Thousands of pupils will stay at home on day one of Unison's three-day strike in a dispute over pay.
Members vote to keep a pledge to build 380,000 homes a year in England, after calls from the Young Liberals group.
Chances of seeing aurora increase as the Sun nears the peak of its 11-year cycle.
The bachelors course at Southeast Technical University in Carlow is due to start in September 2024.
Sian Sexton says she is "still in shock" after a surprise phone call saw her reunited with pet cat Daisy.
The first named storm of the 2023-24 season is likely to bring some impacts from strong winds and rain.
The high-speed railway between London, the Midlands and North of England could be scaled back.
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Tony Hawkins has not had bank access since the middle of August as Santander is branded "uncaring".
It is hoped the material from Bennu could tell Nasa how life on Earth began.
Five days of strike action will fall in Freshers' Week for many students.
As Sam Bankman-Fried awaits trial for fraud, his former investors wonder if they will ever recoup their losses.
The former nurse will stand trial next year on one count of the attempted murder of a baby girl.
The carmaker moves ahead with its plan despite delays to the UK's ban on new petrol and diesel cars.
Despite a tentative deal between writers and studios bosses, UK workers continue to suffer.
The Democratic senator says he kept nearly half a million dollars in cash at home for "emergencies".
Swift attended the game on invitation of Chiefs player Travis Kelce and watched it seated next to his mother.
James Cracknell is said to be the "clear choice" of Conservative party members in Colchester.
BBC Breakfast host Sally Nugent is left in stitches after spotting Jon Kay's doppleganger next to King Charles in Paris.
The company is in a race among big tech firms to exploit the potential of artificial intelligence.
The man failed to stop for officers then crashed into a taxi and a bin early on Monday morning.
The 89-year-old Italian actress fell at her Swiss home and sustained "serious fractures".
Andros Townsend says he broke down in tears after a free transfer move to Burnley collapsed over the summer.
Following the publication of the ECB's response to the ICEC report, former England international and broadcaster Ebony Rainford-Brent says cricket can become the most inclusive sport in the country.
Michal Helik's injury-time equaliser earns Darren Moore's Huddersfield a draw at Coventry in his first game as Terriers boss.
Football pundit Jermaine Jenas has apologised for criticising referee Rob Jones saying he "got it wrong".
Sacking Eddie Jones would be "the worst thing" Australia could do despite their troubles at the Rugby World Cup, says former captain Stirling Mortlock.
There are 10m people out of work in the UK, so if you're searching for a job you're not alone. Here are some tips on how to get started.
Grabbing food on the go can be expensive so here are some top tips on making savings at lunchtime.
With rents rising, more people are crunching the numbers to see if they can afford to buy.
The cost-of-living crisis continues to bite. Here are some things that can reduce the impact.
With weak competition adding to fuel prices, are drivers doing the right things to save money?
The interest paid on savings is better than anything seen for years, so how can you save when bills are rising?
The rate at which prices are rising has fallen but remains well above the 2% inflation target.
The BBC's Lora Jones tells you four things you can do, if your landlord asks for more money.
Many homeowners are worried about higher mortgage costs, but lenders must help those struggling.
How higher interest rates are changing the UK's housing market.
The Bank of England has held interest rates at 5.25%, bringing a run of 14 consecutive rises to an end.
Watch the BBC's Lora Jones tell you five things you can do about your mortgage, in a minute.
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Train drivers are set to strike again, and London Underground staff are also taking action.
Low-income households, pensioners and some disabled people will get extra help with energy bills.
We report this percentage every month but here are three things you may not know.
In January the prime minister said five priorities should be used to hold his government to account.
Technical glitches have caused disruption at airports but passengers do have rights.
The prime minister has rolled back some net zero policies, but says he's still committed to targets.
Car makers will still have to ensure over a fifth of cars sold are electric from 2024.
We look at claims about seven bins, heat pumps and cutting emissions.
The PM announces changes to his green approach, but says 2050 net zero targets will still be met.
Some manufacturers have raised concerns that the move to 2035 could put drivers off switching to electric.
Watch what the prime minister has said in the past, and what he's saying now.
The UK may weaken some key green commitments, despite its pledge to reach "net zero" by 2050.
The PM's predecessor warns that firms cannot afford for ministers to lose "ambition" on climate goals.
Sunak's mooted changes to net zero targets are far from tinkering at the edges, our political editor writes.
But the dilution of green policies has sparked anger among some Tories and opposition parties.
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2. Work 'shift' revealed. Unprecedented numbers of people in their 50s and older are in part-time work, according to new data from the Office for National Statistics. The study revealed that 3.6 million older people are working part-time in the UK: a record high and a 12% increase since 2021. This is also a 26% increase in the past decade and a 56% increase in the past two decades. The findings have been hailed as a "paradigm shift in how we view work and retirement". The Guardian
3. Slowdown cost estimated. The UK economy's slowdown has cost households the equivalent of £1,400, according to the Resolution Foundation. The think tank said the economy has suffered from a prolonged productivity slowdown and stagnant business dynamism, with the private sector seeing the worst pace of economic change in nearly 100 years. The British economy has "spent the past 15 years struggling from one major crisis to another", said the Resolution Foundation’s research director. The Times
4. Rates held for the first time in ages. The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee met to set interest rates in one of the most finely balanced decisions since it began raising rates in December 2021. Markets had factored in a 15th consecutive rise: from 5.25% to 5.5%. But lower than expected August inflation figures led the committee to pause. Forecasters said that the fall in headline CPI inflation to 6.7% meant the rate of price rises could drop to around 5% by year end – ensuring the Chancellor and PM are on course to meet their goal of halving inflation by Christmas. Financial Times
5. The values we want in our children. When asked to consider 12 qualities that children could be taught at home, and to pick five that are especially important,12% of British adults chose obedience, down from 42% in 1990. The proportion of people choosing “thrift” also fell, from 26% in 1990 to 19%. By contrast, 48% chose “hard work”, up from 29%; 37% valued “imagination”, up from 18%; and 53% selected “independence”, up from 42%. As in 1990, “good manners” (selected by 85% of respondents the World Values Survey) remained the most valued quality. The Times
6. Sunak eyes inheritance tax. Rishi Sunak is preparing plans to slash inheritance tax. Cutting what his officials have called "the most hated tax in Britain", before eventually abolishing it entirely, is one of a "raft of crowd-pleasing announcements" being considered before next month's Tory conference. Sunak would frame the policy as an "aspirational offer to voters" ahead of the general election, said the paper. This would make inheritance tax an "election issue" and "put Keir Starmer on the spot" about whether he was prepared to make the same cuts, said the paper. The Sunday Times
7. Are you a high street hypocrite? Many factors have contributed to the ongoing struggle of British high streets, from inflated retail rents to changing work practices. But how much responsibility should an increasingly online-dependant consumer take? An opinion piece suggests that despite many of us expressing nostalgia towards traditional shopping experiences and mourning the loss of much-loved high-street businesses, UK consumers are not willing enough to part with the convenience of e-commerce. The Observer
8. Smaller population 'positive'. Population growth will lead to a decline in living standards, said the chief forecaster of the government’s spending watchdog. Although the Office for Budget Responsibility has previously said that lower birth rates and longer life expectancy would create a £250bn hole in government finances by the mid-2070s, the OBR has now said that dwindling populations could be positive for leading economies. Forecasters said that by 2070, the total population figure will be around one million lower, at 66 million. The Telegraph
9. Can you learn a new language in weeks? Would you love to learn a new language, but feel overwhelmed by the complexity and time commitment it requires? You're not alone - according to a 2023 British Council study, 26% of UK adults regret never learning another language fluently. Research has revealed how long it takes to learn various languages based on a US State Department categorisation. Some take 24-30 weeks [Spanish and Swedish], others 36 weeks [German and Swahili], others 44 weeks [Hindi and Ukrainian], but the most difficult languages are estimated to take 88 weeks [Mandarin and Japanese]. The Economist
10. The bottom line. Six thousand. That’s how many of Britain’s high-street shops have closed in the past five years: one out of every seven high-street premises now lies vacant. Moreover, 48% of voters think the economy will get worse over the next 12 months. 22% think it will get better. Only 27% think the Tories are managing it well. The Observer
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The prison escapee is arrested in north-west London, after leaving Wandsworth prison on Wednesday.
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The moment is captured on video as Dorchester in Dorset celebrates its annual Heritage Open Day.
The first anniversary King Charles' accession has been marked with gun salutes across the UK.
The band confirms the release of Hackney Diamonds, their first album of original material since 2005.
Sara's father, stepmother and father's brother flew to Pakistan the day before she was found dead at her home in Woking.
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After weeks of mixed weather, it's getting a lot warmer in the UK this week.
The former cabinet minister says he regrets using inappropriate language in texts sent to Wendy Morton.
Dorset officers hope the use of tactical watercraft will help increase patrols of the coastline.
Education Secretary Gillian Keegan has apologised for her language after her earlier interview.
Education Secretary Gillian Keegan is caught using expletives about the concrete crisis in schools after an interview with ITV News finishes.
The PM says the government acted as "swiftly as possible" when concrete issues were found in schools across England.
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The former editor of the Daily Mirror denies ever hacking phones or telling anyone to do so while he was at the newspaper.
The shadow education secretary says Labour could force a vote in parliament over schools at risk of crumbling concrete.
Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is pressed about closures in more than 100 schools at risk of concrete collapses.
The high-profile Egyptian businessman lost his son Dodi in the car crash that killed Princess Diana.
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England head coach Sarina Wiegman dedicates the Uefa women's coach of the year award to Spain's national team.
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In England and Wales, new rules will allow judges to order an offender to attend their sentencing hearing.
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The footage shows the moment a brick was hurled at the Premier League team's bus as it left Burnley.
It's the first visit by a UK foreign secretary in five years, following a deterioration in relations.
Award winning actor Alan Cumming is aiming for a West End hit with A Strange Loop, currently at the Barbican Theatre in London.
Three women raped by the same man say they want to reform the way victims of sex offences are treated in courts.
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The Met Office said the waterspout was spotted on Saturday morning.
John Tinniswood recommended "exercising the mind" as he was presented with a card from the King.
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BBC News looks at the seaworthiness of the inflatables being used by many of the migrants who cross the English Channel - and why experts warn they're death traps.
The nurse, who killed seven babies, is the UK's most prolific child serial killer in modern times.
A Hendon family business houses the largest privately owned costume collection in the world.
England fans are heartbroken after their one-nil defeat to jubilant Spain in the Women's World Cup final.
The Prince of Wales and Princess Charlotte wish the England team well for the Women's World Cup final.
The nurse who was found guilty of murdering seven babies at the Countess of Chester Hospital is led from her home into a police car.
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Network Rail has released footage from covert cameras at level crossings to raise safety awareness.
A cot protected a baby from injuries after a car crashed into its tent, says the campsite's owner.
The striker said he would always cherish the support he received during his time at Spurs.
Sussex police released video of the moment Mohammed Ahmed led police on a high-speed chase.
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Young people living either side of a peace wall gate in Belfast lobby for it to remain open later.
House of Deviant is making its debut at the National Eisteddfod in Gwynedd.
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Gusts of up to 65mph expected to batter the coastlines in the UK.
More than 33,000 items from the former Queen lead singer's home are up for sale.
Convicted sex offender Nicholas Rossi assumed a new identity and fled to Scotland to escape justice.
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Barbara Blake-Hannah became Britain’s first black female TV reporter back in 1968.
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