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4th December 2023

Around the world

Israel-Gaza war: Israeli forces pushing into south Gaza

The head of Israel's military says the IDF is fighting "strongly and thoroughly" in southern Gaza.

Paris attack near Eiffel Tower leaves one dead and two injured

The suspect tells police he was upset by "so many Muslims dying in Afghanistan and in Palestine".

In the UK

Snow disrupts travel as cold and icy spell persists

Thousands are still without power and cars marooned by thick snow in Cumbria, with more warnings ahead.

XL bully ban: Fears move could increase dog attacks

Unsocialised dogs may become more dangerous and other large breeds could replace XLs, says vet.


'Labour won't turn on spending taps' says Starmer

Sir Keir Starmer will say in a speech there will be "huge constraints" if Labour win power.

BBC should be 'realistic' on licence fee - Sunak

The PM welcomes savings at the BBC and says decisions on the fee have not been made.


Ofsted inspection played part in Ruth Perry’s death, GP says

Ruth Perry's inquest has heard she feared house prices would fall following the Ofsted inspection.

Sir Frederick Gibberd College in Harlow to be demolished

The school in Harlow, which opened in 2019, will be demolished and rebuilt due to construction issues.


Rishi Sunak could miss NHS waiting list target over strikes, says Victoria Atkins

New health secretary Victoria Atkins says strikes by medics have delayed 1.1 million appointments.

Why Naga Munchetty is asking: ‘How are your periods?'

The Radio 5 Live presenter finds out that the answer could help many women like her.


'Labour won't turn on spending taps' says Starmer

Sir Keir Starmer will say in a speech there will be "huge constraints" if Labour win power.

Train strikes: When are the walkouts in December?

Train drivers are holding rolling walkouts in December in a long-running row over pay and conditions.


How weather apps are trying to be more accurate

Forecasters are continuing to offer more real-time updates and personalised recommendations.

Record number of girls on Borders College farming course

A record number of female students have started an agriculture course at Borders College.


Could X go bankrupt under Elon Musk?

Musk's profane attack on advertisers baffled experts - without adverts, how would X survive?

Three network down for tens of thousands across UK

The network says it is working on the issue to fix it as soon as possible.


BBC Sound of 2024: Tyla, Last Dinner Party and Kenya Grace tipped for success

Other rising music stars up for the prize include The Last Dinner Party, Elmiene and Ayra Starr.

Beyoncé: Meet the designer who made her sparkle on tour

Hundreds of hours go into Gaurav Gupta's designs for Beyoncé, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion.