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Meat testing: A fifth of samples reveal unspecified animals’ DNA

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images More than a fifth of meat sample tests in 2017 found DNA from animals not on the labelling, the BBC has learned.Out of 665 results from England, Wales and Northern Ireland collected by the Food Standards Agency, 145 were partly or wholly made up of unspecified meat.The FSA said the levels were consistent with "deliberate inclusion" - but added testing had targeted those businesses suspected
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Labour anti-Semitism ‘caveats’ criticised – BBC News

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption The Labour leader leaving the NEC meeting on Tuesday Jewish groups have criticised Labour's ruling body for including "caveats" when it adopted an anti-Semitism definition in full.The National Executive Committee on Tuesday accepted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's definition and accompanying examples. But a statement was also agreed by the NEC aimed at protecting free speech.The Jewish Leadership Council said this addition would "drive
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The joy of a £4m jackpot

[ad_1] Melissa Ede won £4m last Christmas thanks to a National Lottery scratchcard. The money has transformed her life, writes the BBC's Mike Thomson, and even seems to be bringing her happiness.On a grey and blustery afternoon in Hull, I'm a passenger in a gleaming white BMW convertible gliding through the city's wind-blown streets. People turn their heads as the car cruises past, top down and radio blaring. Many smile
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Newspaper headlines: Cancer ‘wonder drug’ and ‘Babs heart op’

[ad_1] Newspaper headlines: Cancer 'wonder drug' and 'Babs heart op' By BBC News Staff Image caption The Metro leads on the news a life-saving cancer treatment will be given to young people on the NHS in England after it was fast-tracked for approval. The paper says "wonder drug" Kymriah is among a new generation of treatments and has cured 40% of people with late-stage leukaemia in trials. Image caption The
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Amesbury poisoning: Experts confirm substance was Novichok

[ad_1] Image caption Dawn Sturgess died on 8 July The substance that killed a woman in Amesbury was the same Novichok nerve agent that poisoned Sergei and Yulia Skripal, experts have confirmed.The independent Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons report backs up the UK government's findings.Dawn Sturgess, 44, died in hospital on 9 July after handling a contaminated container, months after the Skripals were poisoned in Salisbury.The foreign secretary
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Light aircraft crashes into sea at Pembrokeshire beach

[ad_1] Image copyright Ella Richardson photography Image caption The plane landed in the sea on the edge of the beach A pilot has been taken to hospital after his light aircraft crashed into the sea at a beach in Pembrokeshire.It ended up nose-first in the water at Whitesands Bay in St Davids following the incident at about 13:30 BST.The pilot was pulled from the aircraft by lifeguards and taken to
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Orkney Library’s Fortnite joke tweet is internet hit

[ad_1] Image copyright Epic Games Image caption Fortnite is a gaming sensation A joke tweet about the gaming craze Fortnite from a Scottish island library has become a social media hit.Orkney Library already has a big following for its off-the-wall use of Twitter.The latest thread started by saying children kept asking for books about Fortnite, but staff had never heard of it so asked what it was.However, the punch line
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Fire at Roding Primary School, Dagenham

[ad_1] Image copyright @67jrde Image caption Roding Primary School has a pupil roll of 1,297 Dozens of firefighters are tackling a fire at a large primary school in east London.Twelve fire engines and about 80 firefighters were called to Roding Primary School, Dagenham, shortly before 05:00 BST.The Metropolitan Police said road closures had been put in place, and that there were no reported injuries.According to Roding Primary School, it is
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Newspaper headlines: Boris v May and Evans quits BBC

[ad_1] Image caption The Daily Express carries the headline "Boris v May" as it focuses on the former foreign secretary's attack on the prime minister's Brexit plan. Does the "vitriolic assault... signal the start of an audacious bid for No 10?" asks the Express. Image caption The i says Theresa May is "under siege from Brexit rebels" from both sides. It reports the attack on the Chequers deal from pro-Europe
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The hospice remembering children in birdsong

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionChildren cared for at a south Wales hospice will be remembered through birdsong.For 19 captivating seconds, Abigail Harvey's family listen intently to the song of a robin. They're sitting in the sunshine of the memorial garden at the hospice where Abigail spent many happy hours. Ty Hafan's children's hospice, just along the coast from Barry Island in south Wales, holds a
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Labour’s ruling body set for crunch anti-Semitism talks

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Critics say Labour has been slow to discipline those guilty of anti-Jewish prejudice Labour's ruling body will meet later to discuss whether to adopt in full the internationally recognised definition of anti-Semitism following months of acrimony over the issue.Its National Executive Committee is under pressure to incorporate the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance guidelines and its examples.MPs say this will help restore trust among
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Dog rescued after plunging 80ft down mineshaft in Ceredigion

[ad_1] Image copyright Dylan James Image caption Springador Ruby was taken to the vet with a small cut in her back leg but was otherwise unharmed A dog was rescued by firefighters in Ceredigion after falling 80ft (25m) down a disused mineshaft. Dylan James, 36, from Penrhyn Coch was walking the dog late on Sunday afternoon when she chased a rabbit and disappeared into a dense fern hedge.The nine-month old
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Payout for man who lost penis to superbug at Southend hospital

[ad_1] Image copyright Slater and Gordon solicitors Image caption Andrew Lane, pictured with his wife Sue, said he feels like "less of a man" since his life-changing operation A cancer patient who lost most of his penis to a flesh-eating superbug has won a six-figure payout.Andrew Lane, 63, contracted the potentially fatal necrotising fasciitis infection following surgery to remove his prostate gland in March 2013.His bowel was punctured during the
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Drunken children threaten Morecambe lifeboat crew

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption RNLI volunteer told "come near me and I'll hit you" after six youngsters venture into sea Lifeboat volunteers were threatened with violence after being called to help a group of drunken children who had been in the sea at Morecambe.Six youngsters, aged between 11 and 15, had gone into the water fully clothed close to the town's clock tower on Sunday.Morecambe RNLI launched an
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2018 ‘joint-hottest summer’ for UK

[ad_1] 2018 was joint-hottest summer on record for UK as a whole and the hottest for England, Met Office saysThis breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version.You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to get the latest alerts. [ad_2] Source link
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Chris Evans: Who will take over Radio 2 breakfast show?

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionChris Evans announces his departure live on air.Chris Evans has announced he is leaving the Radio 2 breakfast show, prompting the question: who will take over?Tony Blackburn told BBC Breakfast earlier that whoever it is "will have quite a job on their hands"."The breakfast show is the most important show of the day," said the veteran broadcaster of the nation's most
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Chris Evans to leave Radio 2 breakfast show

[ad_1] Chris Evans has announced he will be leaving the Radio 2 after eight years at the helm, and 13 years at the station."I'm leaving. I'm leaving Radio 2," he told listeners, but promised he'd stay on air until Christmas.Explaining the decision, he said: "Some of us are mountain climbers and if you get to the top of your favourite mountain and you stay there, you become an observer."I want