BBC News - UK 14 March 2018

Stephen Hawking: Visionary physicist dies aged 76

The British scientist who explained the Universe to millions died peacefully at home aged 76.

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Russian spy: UK to expel 23 Russian diplomats

They have one week to leave Britain after Russia failed to explain the use of a nerve agent against an ex-spy.

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Jim Bowen: Former Bullseye host and comedian dies at 80

He became a national TV favourite thanks to the darts-based game show, which ran for 14 years.

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All Toys R Us stores to close their doors

All of the toy retailer's 100 UK stores will shut their doors in the next six weeks.

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Tax rises of £40bn 'needed by mid-2020s' to cut deficit

The government will need to collect more tax to keep spending constant, warns the IFS.

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Police inquiry over Bath school 'mock slave auction'

The boy was allegedly tied to a lamppost and whipped in a "mock slave auction".

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Jamie Carragher spitting incident: Sky suspends pundit until end of season

Ex-Liverpool and England defender Jamie Carragher is suspended by Sky until the end of the football season.

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Telford abuse: Victim numbers 'sensationalised' says police chief

A police chief says claims up to 1,000 girls were abused in the town are "sensationalised".

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Amazon recalls fire-risk power packs in UK, Europe and US

Six models of the AmazonBasics product have been identified as posing a burns hazard.

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ITN reveals 20% gender pay gap

The company makes news programmes for ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5.

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John Worboys 'entitled to release', lawyer tells High Court

Two victims of the sex attacker are challenging the parole board's decision to free the 60-year-old.

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Global tributes pour in

Theresa May and Eddie Redmayne are among those to mark the world renowned scientist's death.

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In pictures: An extraordinary life

The physicist, who battled motor neurone disease for most of his life, has died at the age of 76.

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A brief history of cameos

Prof Hawking has appeared in everything from The Simpsons to a Monty Python sketch.

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Stephen Hawking dies: Scientist's most memorable quotes

Remembering some of the key theories and quotes of the world renowned physicist, who has died.

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Stephen Hawking: Scientist in the public eye

From meeting presidents to popes, we look back at some of Professor Hawking's most notable public appearances.

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Stephen Hawking: Colleagues reflect on scientist's brilliance

Colleagues of the visionary physicist Stephen Hawking say he left a unique legacy.

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Stephen Hawking: Pop culture hero

Science aside, Stephen Hawking appeared in a number of hit television shows.

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Greg James Sport Relief challenge: DJ returning to Ben Nevis

The Radio 1 DJ is planning to complete his Pedal to the Peaks challenge, which was called off because of snow.

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