BBC News - UK 23 December 2017

Aardvark killed in London Zoo fire

Staff from the zoo were treated for injuries and one person taken to hospital in the blaze.

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Tanni Grey-Thompson told there was 'no room' on train for her

Tanni Grey-Thompson says she could not board a train after a passenger said there was "no room".

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Aldi stabbing: Jodie Willsher murder-accused Neville Hord in court

Neville Hord, 44, has been charged with stabbing supermarket worker Jodie Willsher, 30, to death.

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Tesco: No edible food will go to waste by February 2018

The supermarket giant says its 2,654 stores will no longer throw away food that is fit to be eaten.

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Princess Michael of Kent sorry for wearing 'racist' brooch

The royal apologises for wearing a brooch which depicted an African man.

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Turkey blunder 'a potential dementia sign'

Seeing relatives for the first time in a while could be an opportunity to spot signs of confusion.

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'Pay-per-mile' scheme for HGVs considered

The transport secretary says it would help ensure UK and international drivers pay for road upkeep.

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Crisis warns of rise in UK's 'hidden' homeless

Homeless charity Crisis says 9,100 people will spend Christmas sleeping in cars, trains and tents.

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Southend women 'try to steal family Christmas dinner'

Two women are arrested by Essex police at a Waitrose store in Southend.

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Daphne du Maurier's Cornish home listed

The riverside home that inspired Daphne du Maurier's first novel is given Grade II listed status.

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London Zoo 'devastated' by aardvark fire death

A nine-year-old aardvark has died after a fire at London Zoo, with four meerkats unaccounted for.

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Big Ben's iconic bongs return

The moment the Great Bell of the Elizabeth Tower's hourly chimes resumed for the festive period.

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Broadway's Hamilton opens in London

Lin-Manuel Miranda explains how he used hip-hop and a diverse cast to tell a story set two centuries ago.

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GP warns Santa to 'give sherry a miss'

The head of the Royal College of GPs said we can all help Father Christmas get fitter this year.

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