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UK fraud police release wanted list

<b>A list of 10 alleged fraudsters who are accused of owing £20m between them has been published by police in the UK.</b><p>It includes a Bollywood film producer accused of a £4.5m fraud, and a Nigerian alleged to have been in a gang that stole more than £12m from the NHS.<p>The list was drawn up by City of …

Labour leadership: Labour 'too timid' on tax - Owen Smith

<b>Labour has been "too timid" about taxation, leadership hopeful Owen Smith has said, and pledged that he would raise the top income tax rate to 50p.</b><p>Mr Smith, who joins Angela Eagle in challenging Jeremy Corbyn, said the tax system needed to be more "progressive".<p>On Brexit, he said people should not …

UK offered Brexit free trade deal with Australia

<b>Australia has called for a free trade deal with Britain following its exit from the European Union.</b><p>Theresa May described the move as "very encouraging" and insisted it showed Brexit could work for Britain.<p>In a phone call to the new PM, her Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull said he urgently …

David Davis: Trigger Brexit by start of 2017

<b>The new minister in charge of Brexit says the UK should be able to formally trigger its departure from the EU "before or by the start of next year".</b><p>David Davis called for a "brisk but measured" approach, with a likely exit from the EU around December 2018.<p>He said the "first order of business" …

Nice attack: At least 84 killed by lorry at Bastille Day celebrations

<b>At least 84 people have been killed, including more than 10 children, after a lorry slammed through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in the southern French city of Nice.</b><p>The driver ploughed on for 2km (1.2 miles) on the Promenade des Anglais at about 23:00 local time on Thursday, before being shot …

Theresa May shakes up government with new-look cabinet

<b>Prime Minister Theresa May has unveiled a nearly completely new look cabinet, in a major departure from predecessor David Cameron's top team.</b><p>George Osborne, Michael Gove, John Whittingdale, Nicky Morgan and Oliver Letwin have all been sacked by Mrs May.<p>Liz Truss is justice secretary, Justine …

UK expedition explores potential and risks of deep sea gold rush

A scientific expedition has been launched from the UK to explore the mining of rich metal deposits on the deep ocean floor, which are the focus of a new gold rush around the world.<p>The UK research vessel, the RRS James Cook, left Southampton on Thursday, heading for the underwater ridge in the …

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Jeremy Corbyn 'proud to be carrying on'

Jeremy Corbyn said he was given a mandate to lead the Labour Party by "hundreds of thousands" and will carry on.<p>He is expected to face a challenge to his leadership as many of his MPs say they have lost confidence in him.

Boris Johnson rules himself out of Conservative leader race

<b>Ex-London mayor Boris Johnson has ruled himself out of the race to be the next Conservative leader and prime minister.</b><p>In a speech in London - billed as his campaign launch - Mr Johnson said he did not believe he could provide the leadership or unity needed.<p>It comes after Justice Secretary and …

EU referendum: Tate & Lyle Sugars joins campaign to leave EU

<b>Tate & Lyle Sugars has written a pro-Brexit letter to staff saying leaving the EU would benefit the business.</b><p>The letter, written by senior vice-president Gerald Mason, says that the EU has pushed up the firm's costs.<p>TLS, which was sold to American Sugar Holdings in 2010 by FTSE 250 company Tate and …

EU referendum: Leave and Remain clash in BBC Great Debate

<b>Leading names from both sides of the EU referendum have traded blows in a live TV debate at Wembley Arena on the eve of the final day of campaigning.</b><p>The BBC's Great Debate featured almost two hours of questions on immigration, the economy and sovereignty.<p>Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson …

EU referendum: Labour MP John Mann to vote for Brexit

<b>Labour MP John Mann has said he will vote to leave the EU and says Labour voters "fundamentally disagree" with the party's official position.</b><p>He told the BBC the EU was "broken" and "undemocratic" and told the Sun many Labour councillors would "shock" Westminster with their referendum vote.<p>Veteran …

UK economy 'could be 6% smaller' after EU exit, warns Treasury

<b>Britain's national income could be 6% smaller by 2030 if the UK leaves the European Union, a major report by the Treasury will say.</b><p>The 200-page report says the size of the cut in gross domestic product would be the equivalent of about £4,300 a year for every household.<p>Trade barriers will be higher …

Petition to stop pro-EU leaflets gets 100,000 backers

<b>A petition against a £9m government campaign to promote EU membership will be considered for debate in Parliament, after getting over 100,000 signatures.</b><p>The e-petition was set up after news broke that leaflets would be sent out to 27 million UK homes from next week.<p>One MP told the BBC some Tory MPs …

Pyjama fairies: Making hospital friendlier for children

Four-year-old Harry received part of his father's liver in a ground-breaking operation.<p>'Wrap Pyjama Fairies', which made matching hospital gowns featuring his favourite superheroes for him and his dad, made his stay easier, according to his family.<p>Volunteers at the charity say they have been …

EU referendum: 250 business leaders back exit, say campaigners

<b>The Vote Leave campaign group has published a list of 250 business leaders who it says support Britain leaving the EU.</b><p>The list includes former HSBC chief executive Michael Geoghegan, the founder of Phones 4u John Caudwell and the hotelier Sir Rocco Forte.<p>But Britain Stronger in Europe said Vote …

Surrey Police payout for Breck Bednar's parents

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-35797349<p><b>The parents of a 14-year-old boy murdered by a man he met online have received a payout from police over how the case was handled.</b><p>Breck Bednar was killed in 2014 after being lured to the home of Lewis Daynes, 20, who is now serving life.<p>His mother …

Boris Johnson: EU exit 'win-win for us all'

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Eurozone 'will affect UK whether in or out', says ex-Bank of England boss

<b>The UK will be affected by the euro area whether it votes to stay in or leave the EU, according to former Bank of England boss Mervyn King.</b><p>Lord King said the eurozone would still be the UK's biggest trade partner, even though the euro had been a "mistake".<p>Leave campaigners argue the UK could strike …

EU reform on UK sovereignty not achievable, says Johnson

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1230000/1230681_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524694897_145bc27761f943a7d0dc2108c59ea8dc<p><b>EU reforms on UK sovereignty are "not achievable" and the government has not delivered "fundamental change", Boris Johnson has said.</b><p>David Cameron has …

Michael Gove says backing UK leaving the EU is 'optimist's choice'

Justice Secretary Michael Gove explains to BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg why he is backing the UK leaving the EU in this 24-minute interview.<p>Mr Gove challenges the claim that the EU renegotiation is legally binding and says his "deep feelings" on the issue outweighed his friendship with the …

EU referendum: PM says UK will not 'retreat from world'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1226000/1226157_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524694923_d719a40ff2fe46e4c504b8a2c666b95a<p><b>David Cameron has said Britain will never "retreat from the world" and it is in Europe's interests for the UK to stay in a reformed European …

US election 2016: Primaries, caucuses and delegates

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1222000/1222798_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524694896_e164d5d4e5bd805900dd6676b09bf036<p><b>US presidential hopefuls have been trading barbs for months, but now the people get to have a say on who leads their party. Here's a guide to the long</b> …

EU reform will not deter UK-bound migrants - Jose Manuel Barroso

<b>Cutting benefits for new EU migrants would not put people off wanting to move to the UK, a former European Commission president has said.</b><p>Jose Manuel Barroso said plans for an "emergency brake" on in-work benefits for migrants was a creative compromise but would not reduce immigration.<p>He said the EU …

US election 2016: Trump and Sanders win New Hampshire

<b>Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders have shaken up the US presidential race with decisive victories in the New Hampshire primary.</b><p>Billionaire Mr Trump is likely to get more than twice the number of votes of the next Republican candidate.<p>Senator Bernie Sanders, who beat Democratic …