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BBC News is an operational business division of the British Broadcasting Corporation responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs. The department is the world's largest broadcast news organisation and generates about 120 hours of radio and television output each day, as well as online news coverage. The service maintains 50 foreign news bureaus with more than 250 correspondents around the world.
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  • Daily Mail

    The Quorn conspiracy? Factory worker 'hid a chicken nugget in pack of vegetarian cocktail sausages'

    A rogue factory worker is suspected of putting a chicken nugget in a pack of Quorn cocktail sausages to sabotage the brand and upset vegetarians. The manufacturer has interviewed staff and studied CCTV footage of its production line after a vegetarian was horrified to discover the nugget in a pack bought at a store in Kent. Matthew Barlow, 42, of Maidstone, who has not eaten meat for 20 years, wasn't sure what the nugget was even after taking a bite. 'The texture seemed odd to me,' he said. 'It was chewy and not like a normal veggie product's texture. I have no idea what meat should feel or taste like any more.' He contacted Quorn Foods, which had the nugget collected for testing and confirmed

  • Daily Mail

    Dame Vivienne Westwood claims an insider is trying to destroy her fashion empire amid rumoured coup

    Dame Vivienne Westwood has been at the forefront of fashion ever since she started selling her punk-inspired designs in Sex Pistols manager Malcom McLaren's influential King's Road boutique, Sex, in the Seventies. But now the eccentric designer, whose eponymous label is worn by the likes of Kate Moss, Angelina Jolie and Theresa May, fears for the future of her empire as she claims it is under attack from a powerful insider. 'I've got a problem with an evil person who's trying to break up the whole company. He's the devil,' she tells me, adding that such is the urgency of her predicament, it was one of the reasons she skipped celebrating her 78th birthday earlier this month. A spokesperson for

  • Daily Mail

    The Queen's sports-loving nephew Arthur Chatto shows off his thighs outside a gym in Chelsea

    The Queen's rufty-tufty nephew Arthur Chatto is making sure he doesn't gain any extra pounds while on his Easter holidays from Edinburgh University. The 20-year-old history of art student, who regularly posts pictures of his six-pack on social media, turned heads this week when he showed off his muscular thighs outside a gym in Chelsea. The former Page of Honour to the Queen — whose parents are Princess Margaret's daughter, Lady Sarah Chatto, and Daniel Chatto — appears keen to stay in shape for his girlfriend Lizzie Friend, a fellow second-year student at Edinburgh. Arthur's exercise regimen, honed on the playing fields of Eton, includes Arctic diving, boxing and mountain climbing. 'It's not

  • Daily Mail

    Fleabag: The star's stepmother is a passive aggressive, scheming artist who snubs her at every turn

    She's been described as 'a sociopath wrapped in a layer of whipped cream'. But nobody's dared to ask just who the 'delightfully evil' stepmother in the BBC's Fleabag — brilliantly played by Olivia Colman — is based on. The award-winning series, which scooped plaudits for its creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge and a role in scripting the next Bond film, was hailed as the new way forward in British TV drama. The series that has just ended will be the last, but TV companies are trying to recapture the magic with similar ideas. Meanwhile, Phoebe and her wayward character Fleabag — a late-20s single woman who says: 'I'm not obsessed with sex. I just can't stop thinking about it' — are still much-discussed

  • Daily Mail

    Mother's machine caught fire AFTER being fixed... Whirlpool made her sign a pledge not to speak out

    A major electrical manufacturer used a gagging order to stop a woman speaking out about a fire in a supposedly safe tumble dryer. Whirlpool, whose brands include Hotpoint, last night faced demands to reveal how many victims it has paid to keep silent about blazes in machines it had apparently 'fixed'. It paid a five-figure sum to gag a mother forced to flee with two young children as a blaze engulfed her home after her drier had been modified, the Mail has learned. Under the legal deal – signed in the middle of a Government inquiry into the potentially lethal dryers – the woman promised not to discuss how her appliance was the cause of the terrifying fire. Campaigners and MPs said the use of

  • Daily Mail

    Don't murder our Midsomer plaques! Bid to block tributes in town where detective drama was filmed

    As far as feuds go, it's unlikely to be the bloodiest this rural idyll has seen. Nevertheless, a row over plans to put up red plaques around the quaint town of Thame to mark its part in the filming of Midsomer Murders means a few individuals are having to watch their backs. Six red tributes commemorating the detective series were set to be displayed on listed buildings in the Oxfordshire market town, which features as fictional Causton. Thame Town Council had hoped the plaques would attract visitors to the buildings when themed walking tours were not operating. But the plans were rubbished by conservation officers at South Oxfordshire District Council, who wrote in a damning report: 'While the

  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution

    Romney 'sickened' by White House 'dishonesty'

    4:30 p.m. Republican Sen. Mitt Romney says he's "sickened" by the level of dishonesty the special counsel found in President Donald Trump's administration. Romney also said Friday he was "appalled" that, according to special counsel Robert Mueller's findings, Americans working on Trump's 2016 presidential campaign welcomed election help from Russia. The one-time GOP presidential nominee tweeted that it's "good news" Trump was not charged with wrongdoing in the investigation. But Romney, who's now a senator from Utah, was critical of what he called the "pervasiveness of dishonesty and misdirection" at the highest levels of the administration, "including the president." 9:45 a.m. The chairman of

  • Daily Mail

    Leopard decapitates baby after snatching him from cot in India

    A leopard decapitated a nine-month-old baby after snatching him from his cot while he was sleeping next to his mother in India. Dhaval Rathwa was attacked while snoozing at his house in Zari at around 4am on Tuesday. The eight-year-old leopard clamped its jaws around Dhaval before dragging him away as his mother slept on. His mutilated body was found later that day, reports Times Now.  Rangers from the Gujarat State Forest Department caught the big cat in the early hours a day later by using cages with bait inside them.   From there, the animal was taken to the department's rescue centre in Pavagadh, where it is being monitored. His father, Jaswant Rathwa, was given compensation from the government

  • Line of Duty's Vicky McClure takes a break from hunting bent coppers — at Tesco
    Daily Mirror

    Line of Duty's Vicky McClure takes a break from hunting bent coppers — at Tesco

    No, DI Kate Fleming isn't heading undercover as a supermarket shopper. This is Vicky McClure, the actress who plays Kate, going about her regular life. Vicky, 35, may star in one of the top-rated shows on television but even famous folk need to do their weekly shop. She was seen packing her groceries away, wearing a white over-sized T-shirt. This week it emerged the BBC show, which attracts eight million viewers, will conclude its fifth series with a 90-minute episode on May 5. Time for us all to get the snacks in... The latest episode of Jed Mercurio's crime thriller series had viewers on their edge of their seats. And at one moment, f ans were convinced that an apparent production mistake was

  • Ava DuVernay recalls a miscarriage of justice in Netflix limited series When They See Us: Watch trailer
    Consequence of Sound

    Ava DuVernay recalls a miscarriage of justice in Netflix limited series When They See Us: Watch trailer

    The miniseries will re-examine the unjustified 1990 convictions of five young men in New York City.

  • Daily Mail

    More than a third of college graduates with student loans say they DIDN'T get their money's worth

    Some 36 percent of college graduates with student loans say the debt wasn't worth the degree they earned, according to a new survey. On average, young adults graduate with $36,888 in student debt – and it's becoming a burden that has many wondering if their education was worth it, according to the survey of more than 2,700 U.S. adults ages 18-34 by Merrill Lynch and Age Wave. The survey also found that those young adults allocate an average of 9 percent of their pre-tax salary for student loan repayments – averaging $371 a month for 10 years. The problem is far-reaching: nearly half (43.3 percent) of young American families have student loan debt, according to Federal Reserve data. The total

  • BBC News

    Turpin captivity case: Children forgive parents for torture

    A California couple's children have forgiven them for years of torture and starvation as the parents were sentenced to life in prison. David and Louise Turpin's children told a court they still love their mother and father despite all the abuse. The couple were arrested in January 2018 when their 17-year-old daughter escaped the filthy home in Perris. The Turpins pleaded guilty to the abuse of all but one of their 13 children for at least nine years. They are expected to serve the rest of their lives behind bars, unless granted parole in 25 years. What did the children say? The court heard victim-impact statements from four of the children at Friday's hearing. "I love both of my parents so much,"