BBC News - UK 31 March 2018

Russian spy: UK considers request to visit Yulia Skripal

The 33-year-old is understood to be conscious and talking in hospital after being poisoned in Salisbury.

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Islamic State 'Beatles' duo complain about losing UK citizenship

Two British men accused of being in the Islamic State "Beatles" gang say they will not get a fair trial.

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Prof Stephen Hawking Cambridge funeral takes place

Actor Eddie Redmayne leads tributes to the visionary scientist at Cambridge's university church.

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Esther McVey: Saturday jobs help teenagers prepare for work

Young are not "lazy" says Esther McVey, but significantly fewer now have jobs outside school.

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Alan Sugar deletes Corbyn Hitler tweet after backlash

The businessman withdraws a tweet featuring Jeremy Corbyn in a car with Hitler, after online backlash.

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Dec to present Saturday Night Takeaway alone

Dec will be presenting alone but Ant is still expected to star in a pre-recorded sketch on the show.

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Teachers raise prospect of national strike over pay

Unions are considering balloting for industrial action if members don't get pay rises of at least 5%.

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Stansted Airport bus fire: Flights resume after cancellations

Airport bosses apologise but say cancelling departures was the right thing to do after the bus blaze.

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University of Oxford 'sexist' alumni invite criticised

Former students at the university's Department for Materials were invited to bring "partners and wives".

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Six arrested after 'huge' £1.3m drugs haul in Dromore

Six people are arrested after police find herbal cannabis worth £1.3m in County Down.

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The Bucket List: Seeing things for the last time

Eight-year-old Alexa is going blind and has created a list of things she wants to see before that happens.

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The school that has a 'gift list'

One school sets up website to allow parents to pay for essential items such as tissues and pencils

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'I was Pavarotti's personal butler'

Simeon Rosset reflects on his 20-year career as a butler to the rich and famous.

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