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Fiona Bruce confirmed to host Question Time

Image copyright Getty Images Fiona Bruce has said it is “an honour” to be confirmed as the new host of BBC One’s Question Time. Known for presenting the BBC News at Six and Ten and Antiques Roadshow, she will be the first full-time female host in the show’s 40-year history. A senior BBC source said […]

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Newspaper headlines: Salisbury 'extradition move'

Image caption The Times, quoting security sources, says the UK is planning to seek the extradition from Russia of two suspects identified as the perpetrators of the Salisbury poisonings that left one person dead and three injured. The paper says the move would reignite a diplomatic row with Moscow. Image caption The Guardian says the […]

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Fake news a democratic crisis, MPs warn

Image copyright PA The UK faces a “democratic crisis” due to the spread of “pernicious views” and the manipulation of personal data, a parliamentary committee is set to warn. The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee has been investigating disinformation and fake news following the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. In its first report it […]

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Man dies in suspected stabbing attack in Cambridge

Image copyright Google Image caption The man was found in Ditton Walk, Cambridge A man has died in a suspected stabbing attack after being found with serious injuries. Police were called to Stourbridge Common in Cambridge at about 16:15 BST. They found the man nearby in Ditton Walk. Cambridgeshire Police said the man in his […]

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Oldbury chemical leak: Homes evacuated due to ammonia

Image copyright @WMFS_PICS Image caption Emergency services are at the scene in Summerton Road An ammonia leak on an industrial estate has led to the evacuation of nearby homes. About half-a-tonne of the gas was believed to be have leaked from Beta Heat Treatment Ltd in Summerton Road, Oldbury, West Midlands, on Friday. West Midlands […]

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Sir David Attenborough backs world's biggest butterfly count

Image copyright PA Spending time with nature offers “precious breathing space” from modern life, Sir David Attenborough has said, as he called on the the public to join the world’s biggest butterfly count. The naturalist said watching butterflies in his garden takes his mind off “the woes of Brexit”. The exercise involves spending 15 minutes […]