BBC News - UK 13 December 2017

Eight sentenced for smuggling drugs into prisons by drones

Drones were used to transport cannabis, phones and other goods into jails across the UK.

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Peter Kay cancels comeback comedy tour for family reasons

The comedian axes "all upcoming work projects" due to "unforeseen family circumstances".

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Westminster rape trial: Samuel Armstrong 'victim gave story to press'

Jurors hear a woman allegedly raped by an MP's aide gave the story to the Sun and the Mail.

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Chuka Umunna fears being pushed off a Tube platform

The Labour MP was speaking after a watchdog urged a crackdown on the rise in abuse at elections.

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Poppi Worthington inquest: Sex abuse theory 'unifying'

A Home Office pathologist says the findings of a post-mortem examination as a whole raised "concern".

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Royal Court theatre scraps play after harassment complaint against director

The Royal Court scraps Rita, Sue and Bob Too after allegations against director Max Stafford-Clark.

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Salford house fire: Pair in court over murder of three children

A man and a woman are accused of murdering three children who died in a house fire in Salford.

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Brexit: May stands firm over Commons vote demands

Theresa May insists she will give MPs a "meaningful vote" on Brexit deal as she faces possible defeat.

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Christmas rail strikes announced by two rail companies

Passengers will be affected by 24-hour strikes on 27 and 31 December.

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Leeds crash: Boy, 15, admits causing deaths

Five people - including three boys - died when the stolen car they were in hit a tree in Leeds.

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Meghan to spend Christmas with Queen

Recently engaged Ms Markle and Prince Harry will attend the church service at the Sandringham estate.

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Drone smugglers caught on camera

The Ministry of Justice has released footage of a gang caught using a drone to deliver contraband to prisons.

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Grenfell Tower fire: Helping firefighters recover

The London Fire Brigade's chaplain said around 300 firefighters had sought counselling.

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Hannah Witton: 'Why doesn't anyone wear condoms on TV?'

Sex vlogger Hannah Witton asks why there isn't more safe sex on TV and whether it matters.

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Broadband over 'wet string' tested for fun

A small, independent ISPs manages to get speeds of 3.5 megabits from broadband over wet string.

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Harry and Meghan: What happens at Christmas with the royals?

It's Meghan Markle's first Christmas with her royal in-laws to-be. So what can she expect?

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Life at the top

Exhausting, often unglamorous - but something to tell the grandchildren about in years to come.

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