BBC News - UK 28 February 2018

UK weather: Warning upgraded to red as heavy snow hits UK

The highest level warning, meaning risk to life is likely, is issued as heavy snow causes disruption.

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Theresa May rejects EU's draft option for Northern Ireland

The prime minister attacks proposals for Northern Ireland to stay in a customs union with the EU.

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Major calls for MPs to be given free vote on Brexit deal

The former PM says allowing MPs to vote with their "own conscience" will help heal divisions.

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Toys R Us UK goes into administration

About 3,000 jobs are at risk at the UK's biggest toy retailer, but stores are still open for now.

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Toyota to build next generation of Auris in UK

It comes after the Japanese carmaker agreed a £240m investment in its Derbyshire plant last year.

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Maplin collapses as rescue talks fail

The 200-store electronics retailer is unable to secure a sale of the business, its boss says.

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Peter Wrighton murder: Ex-soldier found guilty

Alexander Palmer had a "desire to kill strangers - dog walkers seemed to be a particular bugbear".

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Universities should pay back fees for strike, says minister

Students should get money back for strike-hit lectures, says university minister.

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About 400 vehicles stranded in snow on A1 overnight

Police and ambulance staff ran a "big recovery operation" for vehicles stuck overnight.

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Meghan Markle shares stage with royals to set out charity work

She says she will "hit the ground running" as she joins William, Kate and Harry at a charity event.

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Teenage racer jailed for four years over woman's crash death

John Gribben was driving on the A77 at up to 140mph when a head-on crash killed Joan Price, 59.

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UK weather: Snow causes transport chaos

Drivers have been warned to take extra care in the snow but some people still made it to the beach.

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Homeless in the snow: 'I hope I wake up in the morning'

Bryan Gilchrist says he woke up on Wednesday morning covered in an inch of snow.

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Meghan Markle joins royals at charitable forum

Meghan Markle wants to "hit the ground running" when she joins the Royal Foundation later this year.

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Motorist jailed for driving into cyclist in Colchester

A court heard the motorist deliberately drove into the cyclist in a "momentary loss of temper".

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PG Tips to switch to plastic-free teabags

The first eco-friendly pyramid teabags go on sale next week, making them fully recyclable.

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Cumbria earthquake: Tremor of 3.2 magnitude hits county

The tremor hit the west side of the county, causing houses to shake for a short time.

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Why English courts are opening in the EU

Other countries try to lure post-Brexit business overseas by hearing legal cases in English.

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