BBC News - UK 8 February 2018

Bank of England hints at earlier and larger rate rises

Interest rates could rise by a "somewhat greater extent" than previously thought, the Bank of England says.

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Council tax hikes planned 'across England'

Most English councils are planning to raise taxes and charges amid fears for their stability, a survey suggests.

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Freemasons call for end to 'discrimination' of members

In full-page advertisements in national newspapers the organisation says "enough is enough".

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David Miller murder: Victim found days after police calls

A police force says its actions "fell below standards" when it came to the initial lines of inquiry.

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Matt Wright death: Glider pilot and YouTuber died in 'challenging conditions'

The experienced pilot took off in winds of up to 30 knots (35 mph), an investigation found.

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Modern slavery raid at Cornwall flower-picking farm

Three men are under arrest on suspicion of slavery offences.

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Pte Sean Benton inquest: Deepcut recruits 'crying their eyes out'

Pte Sean Benton was "full of beans" and looking forward to leaving the Army, his inquest hears.

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Betty Guy murder: Daughter and grandson jailed for life

Penelope John and Barry Rogers were found guilty of murdering 84-year-old Betty Guy in 2011.

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'Monster' Whitechapel fatberg unveiled at London museum

A mass of congealed fat, wet wipes, nappies, oil and condoms is on display at the Museum of London.

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MPs face tougher sanctions for sexual harassment and bullying

MPs will also be offered "consent training" in plans to stamp out bullying and harassment.

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British LGBT Award nominees announced

Frank Ocean, Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande and Harry Styles are all up for awards at the ceremony.

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Bid to identify remains of foot on beach at Y Felinheli

A post mortem examination finds nothing suspicious about the death, police say.

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Blackpool Tower Ballroom sparkles after spring clean

Blackpool Tower Ballroom dusts off its chandeliers during an annual spring clean.

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Council's frozen wheelie bin claim mocked

Renfrewshire Council said it could not empty wheelie bins because the waste inside had frozen.

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Couples invited to watch animal heart dissection in Dundee

Couples will be offered the chance to watch an animal heart dissection from Dundee University.

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Five key messages from the Bank of England

What are the main themes raised by the Bank's latest assessment of the UK economy?

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Personal lending increases four times faster than wages

A charity says January 2018 was its busiest ever month as unsecured personal loan debts increased.

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Winter Olympics: Eight reasons you'll end up watching

From curling to cross-country skiing and guns, there's something for everyone in the Winter Olympics.

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