BBC News - UK 19 January 2018

John Worboys release will not be challenged by government

Victims will legally fight the decision to release rapist John Worboys but the government will not.

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Oxford student Oliver Mears rape case dropped by CPS

Oxford scholar Oliver Mears paused his studies while the accusation was "hanging over his head".

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'No specific plans' for Boris Johnson's Channel bridge

The foreign secretary reportedly suggested a "fixed link" between UK and France to Emmanuel Macron.

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Asda and Aldi stop energy drink sales to under-16s

Asda and Aldi will introduce ID checks from early March, after campaigners called for restrictions.

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Scottish travellers should 'get home early'

Police say people should travel home early to avoid the worst of the weather conditions.

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Music venues hail 'seismic victory' in housing noise battle

Developers, rather than venues, will have to deal with complaints from new residents, say ministers.

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Obese girl, 12, could be taken from mother's care

The girl has been placed into foster care during family court proceedings.

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Suicide pact trial: Natasha Gordon jailed over Rutland Water death

Natasha Gordon was described as a "suicide advocate" who encouraged a postman to end his life.

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Dolores O'Riordan: Inquest into Cranberries singer awaits test results

A coroner is waiting for the results of medical tests following the Cranberries singer's death.

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UKIP loses another MEP as Jonathan Arnott quits party

The MEP says leader Henry Bolton is not right for the job but attacks those "jockeying" to replace him.

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Smiling Macron and May pose for selfie

UK PM tweets a photo of her and the French President with guests at the V&A after an Anglo-French summit.

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British 'extreme kayaker' sets 128ft waterfall record

Bren Orton plunged down the Big Banana falls in Mexico, setting a British record.

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Cyrille Regis: Premier League clubs to pay tribute at this weekend's matches

Premier League clubs will hold a minute of applause and players will wear black armbands at this weekend's matches in tribute to Cyrille Regis.

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Lancashire Police uses Amazon Alexa to deliver updates

The force says the home app is being used to tell "the public about important neighbourhood issues".

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Hijab shampoo advert: L'Oreal model on 'game-changing' ad

Beauty blogger Amena Khan hopes to empower young women by wearing a hijab in a new hair advert.

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BTS superfan moves to South Korea to be near K-pop band

Stephanie moved from Scotland to South Korea just so she could be closer to the K-pop group.

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