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HS2 franchise: Bidder shortlist revealed

The companies bidding for the West Coast Partnership rail franchise, which will design and run the HS2 high speed services between London and Birmingham, have been revealed.The Department for Transport (DfT) said First Trenitalia West Coast, MTR West Coast...

Cholesterol-lowering jab to help prevent heart disease

Human trials of a cholesterol-lowering vaccine to help prevent heart disease are under way after successful studies in mice. Researchers at the Medical University of Vienna are testing the safety of their experimental treatment in 72 volunteers.The jab is...

London fire: 58 missing, presumed dead – police

A total of 58 people are dead or missing, presumed dead, following the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in west London, police have said.Commander Stuart Cundy said that number "may increase". The BBC understands it could be about 70...

London fire: Relative cites 'lack of co-ordination' in response

As anger mounts over the Grenfell Tower fire, many relatives are finding it hard to get the information they are desperate for. One man told the BBC of his frustration at the official response.He is looking for information -...

Great Get Together events honour Jo Cox

The family of murdered MP Jo Cox say they hope they are "doing her proud" as events honouring her take place.The Great Get Together is based on the message in her maiden speech in Parliament that "we have more...

Michelle Carter guilty of texts urging boyfriend's suicide

A Massachusetts judge has ruled that a woman who sent dozens of texts encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide is guilty of his death.Michelle Carter, now 20, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for her messages to 18-year-old Conrad Roy...

Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey meets disease survivors

Media playback is unsupported on your device Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey has returned to...

US interest rates rise by 0.25%

The US Federal Reserve has said it would raise its key interest rate by 0.25%, the second rise this year.The central bank voted to raise its key rate target to a range of 1% to 1.25%.That's the highest level...

Raqqa battle: 'Staggering' civilian toll in strikes on IS

UN war crimes investigators say US-led coalition air strikes on Islamic State militants in the Syrian city of Raqqa are causing "staggering loss of life".Hundreds of civilians are reported to have been killed since March, as coalition warplanes support...

Jermaine Baker shooting: Firearms officer will not be charged

A Met Police firearms officer will face no charges over the shooting of a man who was killed in a botched attempt to free a prisoner, prosecutors said.It comes after Jermaine Baker, 28, was killed by armed officers in...

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Dublin flight to Abu Dhabi diverted over 'security threat onboard'

An Etihad Airways flight from Dublin to Abu Dhabi was diverted to Al Minhad military base in Dubai on Friday.The diversion followed a "security...

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