BBC News - UK 17 January 2018

Forecasters issue new warning of persistent heavy snow

Improving conditions allow stranded drivers to move but forecasters say more snow is coming.

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NHS 'haemorrhaging' nurses as 33,000 leave each year

More than one in 10 leave the NHS in England every year, enough to staff more than 20 hospitals.

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Bayeux Tapestry to be displayed in UK for the first time

President Macron is understood to have agreed to let it leave France for the first time in 950 years.

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Work paused on Carillion construction sites

Carillion building projects are frozen, but private sector service contracts continue for now.

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Celine Dookhran murder accused 'obsessed' with victim

A builder planned for weeks to abduct two women and dump their bodies in a freezer, a court hears.

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Tesco delays Clubcard rewards cut after backlash

The supermarket announces a grace period until June for its biggest rewards after a customer backlash.

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Government sorry Newsnight presenter received prison letter

A judge demanded an explanation after Edward Vines wrote to the Newsnight presenter from prison.

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Arthur Collins given longer sentence for smuggling phone into jail

Arthur Collins is sentenced to a further eight months for hiding the Nokia phone in a crutch in jail.

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Wagamama and Pret seek to reduce plastic straw usage

Wagamama and Pret will only provide plastic straws on request.

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Heathrow third runway: M25 'could be moved to make room'

The airport's owners say they could lower the motorway into a tunnel with the runway over the top.

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Rare first edition Harry Potter worth £40,000 stolen

A 1937 first edition of The Hobbit and a set of Winnie the Pooh first editions are also missing.

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Accrington food bank has 1,000 tins of spaghetti hoops stolen

A volunteer group is "devastated" after thieves steal 1,000 tins of spaghetti hoops from a food bank.

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Runaway lorry ploughs into cars

A runaway lorry ploughed into cars before crashing into a lamp post on a snowy street in North Lanarkshire. Police said that no one was injured or charged following the incident.

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Sir Desmond Swayne 'embarrassed' by Commons snooze

Sir Desmond Swayne says he is "annoyed" with himself for nodding off, blaming a long day.

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Meet Phelps the swimming hedgehog from Alness

The young animal is having supervised "swimming classes" to help build up strength in his weak hind legs.

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