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Around the world

Brett Kavanaugh: Embattled Trump nominee 'not going anywhere'

Brett Kavanaugh takes to Fox News with his wife to fight back against sexual assault allegations.

S-300 missile system: Russia to upgrade Syrian air defences

Israel warns that the delivery of the S-300 system to Syria will "magnify dangers" in the region.

In the UK

Scammers steal half a billion pounds from UK banking customers

Fraudsters managed to steal more than £500m from UK banking customers in the first half of 2018.

Labour threat to vote against Theresa May's Brexit plan

Sir Keir Starmer attacks PM's Chequers plan, as Labour members prepare to debate a new referendum.

Politics

Labour threat to vote against Theresa May's Brexit plan

Sir Keir Starmer attacks PM's Chequers plan, as Labour members prepare to debate a new referendum.

Labour conference: Starmer says EU remain option on the table

It comes after confusion over Labour's stance on whether a fresh EU referendum should include staying in.

Education

Labour conference: No new free schools or academies, Angela Rayner pledges

Schools will not lose their current status but would have to follow "national rules", the party says.

Dentists call for pudding and sweet soft drinks ban in schools

Dentists are asking the Scottish government for a "bolder approach" on healthy food choices in schools.

Health

Electrical implant helps paralysed people to walk again

Three paralysed patients are able to walk after an electrical patch is fitted to their spinal cords.

Contaminated blood scandal: Inquiry 'must uncover truth'

Inquiry hears emotional testimonies by people caught up in the "worst-ever NHS treatment disaster".

Business

Scammers steal half a billion pounds from UK banking customers

Fraudsters managed to steal more than £500m from UK banking customers in the first half of 2018.

Brexit: Flights 'at risk' under no-deal, government warns

Government papers warn airlines would lose automatic rights to fly from UK to EU without an agreement.

Science

Quiz: Test your knowledge of evolution

There are many myths and misunderstandings about evolution - how much do you know?

Climate change kills Antarctica's ancient moss beds

Climate change is killing Antarctic's mosses, hardy plants growing at the bottom of the planet for centuries.

Technology

3D-printed gun pioneer bailed after sex assault charge

Cody Wilson has been released from prison in Houston after being charged with the sexual assault of an under-age girl.

Gamer with terminal cancer achieves 'Ultimate' goal

Chris Taylor who has bone cancer got to play Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game early following a social media campaign.

Entertainment

Dara O'Briain on why comedians are reluctant to do Mock The Week

Dara O'Briain says comedians often feel intimated by the environment on the show.

David Attenborough says BBC should prioritise arts

The veteran broadcaster says the corporation should produce more arts and culture programmes.

Tuesday
25th September 2018