BBC News - UK 7 January 2018

May drops planned fox-hunting vote after election 'message'

The PM confirms there will be no vote on repealing current ban as she prepares for cabinet reshuffle.

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Worboys case: Release of taxi rapist triggers parole review

The way parole is considered is to be examined following the decision to release rapist John Worboys.

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Royal Wedding: Late pub opening hours for Harry and Meghan

Opening hours may be extended on 18 and 19 May for Prince Harry's wedding, the government says.

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Former Guardian editor Preston dies at 79

The journalist led the paper for 20 years, and his last column was published on New Year's Eve.

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Acid attacks: Retailers sign up to voluntary ban on acid sales

Some of the UK's largest retailers agree to voluntarily restrict sales in a bid to curb attacks.

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Emergency repairs close Liverpool station

No trains will run in or out of Liverpool Lime Street station for two days, Network Rail says.

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Aspall cider sold to US beer giant

The Suffolk-based cider maker that has been family-run for almost 300 years is bought by Molson Coors.

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Carillion scrambles to stay afloat

The company will present a new business plan to lenders on Wednesday in a bid to avoid collapse.

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Northern Forest: Plan to plant 'ribbon of woodland' across England

'Ribbon of woodland' will be planted, but critics say other projects are destroying ancient forests.

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Toby Young row: PM 'not impressed' by comments

Theresa May criticises the university watchdog appointee and warns he may not keep his job.

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Churches suspends sign of peace due to flu

The Diocese of Down and Connor has also advised priests to disinfect their hands before they distribute Holy Communion.

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Teenagers turn to wrestling to help with mental health

Gym staff say wrestling has helped teenagers with a range of conditions to better manage their symptoms.

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John Worboys: Theresa May 'fully recognises concerns'

The prime minister says she "fully recognises" why people are concerned about the release of serial sex attacker John Worboys.

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Desert Island Discs: Black Mirror's Charlie Brooker on his 'goofy' persona

The Black Mirror creator says he is "goofier and more awkward" than people think.

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Five things to expect from Dancing on Ice's return

As the show makes its return on Sunday, we bring you five things you can expect from the contest.

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Snow Patrol singer on his return after writer's block

Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody discusses his battle to overcome four years of writer's block.

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