BBC News - UK 24 December 2017

UK's Christian heritage stressed in PM's Christmas message

In their Christmas messages the prime minister and the Labour leader praise those who help others.

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M40 crash: Two men die and four people injured

One vehicle is thought to have overturned in the crash, which happened between junctions 10 and 11.

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Wagamama apology for 'don't be sick' staff notice

Noodle chain manager took "highly unusual approach" over festive staff shortage fears in London branch.

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Field Farm Fisheries' 'no Polish' sign taken down

The owner of Field Farm Fisheries said the sign went up because he had caught Polish anglers stealing fish.

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Channel 4 to air tribute to Gogglebox star

A tribute to Leon Bernicoff, who died on Saturday, will be shown before the Christmas special.

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Army halts plans to ditch 'Be the Best' slogan

The 'Be the Best' slogan and crest depicting crossed swords, a crown and a lion, will stay.

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Husband 'sitting by the phone'

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband says he hopes she could be freed within a fortnight.

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London Zoo reopens after aardvark and meerkats die in fire

An aardvark and possibly four meerkats died, and some staff needed medical treatment.

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Trump Turnberry will no longer get business rates relief

The US president's golf resort in South Ayrshire had previously received business rates relief of more than £100,000.

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Be 'proportionate' with anti-social powers, councils told

Home Office tells councils in England and Wales to avoid using anti-social orders on the "vulnerable".

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New Year's Day deadline for Chesterfield and Sheffield terror arrests

One man has been released while police continue to question three suspects over a Christmas terror plot.

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Rachel Johnson to take part in Celeb Big Brother

Journalist Rachel Johnson, who is the sister of Boris Johnson, will take part in the first all female Celeb Big Brother.

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Strictly's Bruno Tonioli becomes emotional on Desert Island Discs

The Strictly Come Dancing judge is tearful as he dedicates a song to his loved ones.

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Lost Mac the monkey returned to toddler for Christmas

People began a race to unite toddler Finn with Mac the monkey in time for Christmas.

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'Love for all'

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association are making sure the elderly do not feel alone at Christmas.

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