BBC News - UK 18 January 2018

Winter weather: Thousands without power after gales hit UK

Gusts of up to 83mph bring down trees, and 24,600 homes are still without power in parts of England.

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UK pledges extra £44m for Channel border security

The UK government money will be spent on fencing, CCTV and infrared detection technology.

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Chris Tarrant banned for drink-driving

The presenter was given a breath test at his home after being reported to the police.

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TV stars settle 'six-figure' hacking claims

TV's Vic Reeves and Kate Thornton agree compensation with News Group Newspapers before going to court.

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Wolf captured after six-hour escape

The animal was loose - prompting a warning for residents to stay indoors - for about six hours.

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Dispatch box first for female Muslim MP

MP Nus Ghani becomes the first Muslim woman minister to speak in the House of Commons.

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Michael Barrymore: Pool death inquest bid blocked

Stuart Lubbock was found floating in a pool at the home of entertainer Michael Barrymore in 2001.

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MPs reject biscuit gifts from chicken firm

The chicken supplier is being investigated for alleged breaches of food safety and hygiene concerns.

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Fresh NI devolution talks announced

Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley says there is an opportunity to make progress at Stormont.

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Pressure 'easing' on England A&E units

Latest weekly figures show rise in numbers of patients going to their GP and being admitted to hospital.

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Jaswant Rathore: 'Arrogant' GP jailed for sexual assaults

Jaswant Rathore is sent to prison for 12 years for sexual assaults on four female patients.

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Department S Actor Peter Wyngarde dies aged 90

Wyngarde's best known role was in the show Jason King - he also starred in Doctor Who and Flash Gordon.

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Bayeux Tapestry explained... by kids

The 11th Century artwork tells the story behind one of the most famous battles in English history.

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Emily Maitlis fears stalker will never stop

TV presenter Emily Maitlis tells BBC 5 live she fears her stalker will never stop harassing her.

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Rebecca Loos says Max Clifford offered her £1m to do sex tape

Rebecca Loos says the disgraced celebrity publicist Max Clifford offered her £1 million to do a sex tape.

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RAF Marham: F-35 fighter jet simulator unveiled

The F-35 fighter due to arrive at RAF Marham in Norfolk this summer.

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Margaret Thatcher set to lose out in Parliament Square statue battle

A monument to Britain's first female prime minister opposite Parliament looks set to be rejected.

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Sir Tom Courtenay given freedom of city of Hull

Sir Tom Courtenay, who was born in Hull, was presented with the scroll by the lord mayor.

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What to do if you're being stalked

Recording what's happening is one of the important steps to take if you're worried you're being stalked.

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