BBC News - UK 5 March 2018

Big thaw leaves thousands without water

Burst water mains are adding to the problems, with households urged to use only what they need.

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Church may have made children feel 'responsible' for abuse

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse begins its investigation of cases in the Church of England.

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Energy drinks: UK supermarkets ban sales to under-16s

Boots becomes the latest retailer to introduce an age limit to the high-caffeine and sugary drinks.

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Leonne Weeks murder: Jailed Shea Heeley 'liked killing'

Leonne Weeks, 16, was found stabbed to death in South Yorkshire in January 2017.

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Theresa May: Young are 'right to be angry' about lack of homes

Theresa May says it is wrong that only those with family support can afford to own their own homes.

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Met Office boss Rob Varley stands down

Rob Varley leaves with immediate effect amid concerns over "governance and management" controls.

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FA chief sorry for Star of David comments

FA chief Martin Glenn apologises "for any offence" after comparing the Star of David with symbols such as the Nazi swastika.

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Frances McDormand praises Grenfell Three Billboards stunt

The Oscar-winning actress says it is "exciting" that Three Billboards is inspiring other campaigns.

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Two critical after Salisbury substance 'exposure'

The pair were found in Salisbury city centre, where several locations have been cordoned off.

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Aid groups report 80 harm cases in wake of Oxfam scandal

Cabinet minister Penny Mordaunt tells a safeguarding summit the cases include reports of child sex abuse.

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Royal Mail halts three million scam letters

The company says it has stopped hoards of scam letters after responding to criticism of its role.

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Oscars 2018: Shenton promised to sign her speech

Rachel Shenton says she promised Maisie Sly, her six-year-old co-star in The Silent Child, to sign her Oscars acceptance speech.

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Oscars 2018: Gary Oldman on Best Actor win for Darkest Hour

The British actor thanked his mum after his Oscar win for playing Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour.

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The Silent Child filmmakers on Oscars win

Rachel Shenton and Chris Overton won an Oscar for The Silent Child, which tells the story of a girl who struggles to communicate.

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Oscars 2018: Roger Deakins and Daniel Kaluuya

Roger Deakins on his Oscar win - at the 14th attempt.

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Big Cheese festival apologises for running out of cheese

Organisers are now offering refunds after being criticised on social media.

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14th time lucky for Oscar-winning cinematographer

It's taken 14 nominations and two decades but at last the cinematographer gets his statuette.

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The transgender arguments dividing society

Society is struggling to find consensus over a number of issues relating to trans peoples' rights. What are the key arguments?

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