07 Dec
2016
22:15

FC Porto 5-0 Leicester City

news.bbc.co.uk - Already qualified Leicester lose in their final Champions League group game as Porto thrash a much-changed XI to join the Foxes in the last 16. More... (England)
07 Dec
2016
22:11

Ex-Celtic football coach Jim McCafferty charged with sexual activity with a child

news.bbc.co.uk - Police in Northern Ireland have charged a former Celtic Football Club youth coach with sexual activity with a child. More... (Northern Ireland)
07 Dec
2016
22:00

Warren Gatland picks predictable trio but leaves space for Lions surprises | Robert Kitson

www.guardian.co.uk - Lions coach named Andy Farrell, Steve Borthwick and Rob Howley in his backroom team but also has a few fascinating elements in place for the New Zealand tourThe beauty of every British & Irish Lions tour is the delicious uncertainty, despite the rather limited shock factor created by the announcement of Warren Gatland’s three assistant coaches.Gatland continues to believe the odds can be overturned in New Zealand and, together with his lieutenants Andy Farrell, Rob Howley and Steve Borthwick, has been busy incorporating some fascinating elements into his plan for next summer. Related: Warren Gatland names Steve Borthwick and Andy Farrell in Lions coaching team Continue reading... More... (Rugby union)
07 Dec
2016
22:00

Warren Gatland tells George North: ‘forget about rugby, put health first’

www.guardian.co.uk - Lions coach says Wales and Northampton wing’s concussion is ‘concerning’ Gatland says quality goal-kickers give Lions big advantage over All BlacksThe British & Irish Lions head coach, Warren Gatland, has told George North to “forget about rugby” and concentrate on his long-term health as an official investigation continues into how the Wales wing was allowed to return to the field after apparently been knocked out playing for Northampton last weekend. Related: George North case leaves Saints and Premiership with questions to answer | Andy Bull Continue reading... More... (Rugby union)
07 Dec
2016
21:57

Dele Alli breathes life into Tottenham to give them a Wembley win against CSKA

www.guardian.co.uk - There was more at stake for Tottenham Hotspur than securing their place in the last 32 of the Europa League in February - the merits of which continue to feel a little dubious - and Mauricio Pochettino knew it. How else could his team selection have been explained?The starting XI that he sent out was stronger than that which he had named in the previous Champions League tie away against Monaco, when the club’s hopes had been on the line. This time, Kyle Walker and Jan Vertonghen played, rather than Kieran Trippier and Kevin Wimmer - although Mousa Dembélé was rested. Christian Eriksen started and he excelled. Continue reading... More... (Football)
07 Dec
2016
21:45

Porto’s André Silva brings Leicester down to earth in final group game

www.guardian.co.uk - As chapters in a Champions League adventure go, this could hardly have been less romantic. Better sides than Leicester have fallen at Estádio do Dragão and it spoke warmly of their achievements to this point that Claudio Ranieri could afford to field a skeleton lineup for what could have been their toughest Group G assignment.The shame in this defeat, confirmed by two goals from André Silva either side of slick finishes from Jesús Corona and Yacine Brahimi before Diogo Jota completed the rout, is superficially slight but Porto could not have dreamed of more supine opposition against which to ensure their own progress. Any thoughts of a pick-me-up before the critical meeting with Manchester City on Saturday were exposed as fantasy. Continue reading... More... (Football)
07 Dec
2016
21:44

Shane Sutton: Ex-British Cycling director lost Jess Varnish case over use of word 'bitches'

news.bbc.co.uk - A letter obtained by BBC Sport shows British Cycling cleared Shane Sutton of eight of the nine allegations made by Jess Varnish. More... (UK)
07 Dec
2016
21:44

Warmest December day since 1994 recorded

news.bbc.co.uk - With temperatures reaching 15.9C at Magilligan in County Londonderry on Wednesday, it has been the warmest December day since 1994. More... (Northern Ireland)
07 Dec
2016
21:44

Feeling hot, hot, hot

news.bbc.co.uk - With temperatures reaching 15.9C at Magilligan in County Londonderry on Wednesday, it has been the warmest December day since 1994. More... (Northern Ireland)
07 Dec
2016
21:43

Joey Barton: 'The Scottish media built me up to me a Messi or Neymar'

news.bbc.co.uk - Joey Barton reflects on his ill-fated spell at Rangers, which ended after making just eight appearances for the club. More... (Scotland)
07 Dec
2016
21:43

Joey Barton: 'The Scottish media built me up to be a Messi or Neymar'

news.bbc.co.uk - Joey Barton reflects on his ill-fated spell at Rangers, which ended after making just eight appearances for the club. More... (Scotland)
07 Dec
2016
21:43

Joey Barton: 'Scottish media built me up to be a Messi or Neymar'

news.bbc.co.uk - Joey Barton reflects on his ill-fated spell at Rangers, which ended after making just eight appearances for the club. More... (Scotland)
07 Dec
2016
21:43

Leicester thrashed 5-0 by Porto

news.bbc.co.uk - Already qualified Leicester lose in their final Champions League group game as Porto thrash a much-changed XI to join the Foxes in the last 16. More... (UK)
07 Dec
2016
21:41

UK MPs back government's Brexit timetable

news.bbc.co.uk - MPs have voted to "respect" the government's timetable for triggering talks on leaving the EU. More... (Europe)
07 Dec
2016
21:39

MLS has more high-earning players than Italy's Serie A, report finds

www.guardian.co.uk - 5% of MLS players earn €100,000 or more weekly, compared to 3% in Serie AKaká and Sebastian Giovinco are the top earners in Major League SoccerMLS had more players in 2016 earning a six-figure weekly salary than Italy’s Serie A, according to research released this week.The study, conducted by Verve Search, a marketing agency in London, and Axo Finans, a Norwegian financial consultant, found that 5% of players earned €100,000 ($107,000) or more per week in North America, as opposed to 3% in Italy. Continue reading... More... (Football)
07 Dec
2016
21:37

Tottenham Hotspur v CSKA Moscow: Champions League - as it happened

www.guardian.co.uk - Spurs eased past a poor CSKA side to book their place in the knockout stage of the Europa League. 9.37pm GMT Wembley jinx? What Wembley jinx? Spurs ran out easy winners tonight: it should have been a few more. They’ll play Europa League football in the New Year. And they won’t be coming back here next season with a complex. A fine evening’s work! 9.34pm GMT 90 min: Another rendition of When The Spurs Go Marching In. Dixieland-on-Thames. Spurs are two added minutes from a place in the knockout stage of the Europa League. Continue reading... More... (Football)
07 Dec
2016
21:37

Porto v Leicester City: Champions League - as it happened

www.guardian.co.uk - With top place already secured Leicester performed awfullyFringe players failed to shinePorto reach last 16 at the expense of Copenhagen 9.37pm GMT The best that can be said about that from a Leicester perspective is that they fulfilled their fixture obligations. The performance was abysmal, as none of the fringe players cast into the starting lineup made any case for further inclusion. Porto are a nifty side and they had it easy today. 9.33pm GMT 90 min: The ref will insist on playing at least three more minutes. Continue reading... More... (Football)
07 Dec
2016
21:24

37-year-old man shot dead in Blackpool area of Cork

news.bbc.co.uk - A 37-year-old man dies in hospital after being shot a number of times in the Blackpool area of Cork. More... (Northern Ireland)
07 Dec
2016
21:24

Charleston church gunman Dylann Roof 'evil, evil, evil'

news.bbc.co.uk - A prosecutor tells a jury that Charleston massacre accused Dylann Roof had a "cold and hateful heart". More... (Americas)
07 Dec
2016
21:22

Pipe dreams

news.bbc.co.uk - In Canada, some aboriginal communities embrace oil and gas development, rather than oppose such projects. More... (Americas)
07 Dec
2016
21:17

John McCain: 'Pearl Harbor forever changed the world'

news.bbc.co.uk - The US Senator John McCain has said that many families were changed after Pearl Harbor. More... (Americas)
07 Dec
2016
21:14

Cheltenham anorexia sufferer 'in a state of denial'

news.bbc.co.uk - A man from Gloucestershire who developed anorexia after intense dieting gives an insight of what it is like living with the condition. More... (England)
07 Dec
2016
21:09

Glencore and Qatar buy $11.3bn stake in Russia's largest oil company

news.bbc.co.uk - Glencore and Qatar buy a 20% stake in Rosneft, Russia's biggest oil company, despite US and EU sanctions. More... (Europe)
07 Dec
2016
21:06

Ex-football coach Jim McCafferty charged with sexual activity with a child

news.bbc.co.uk - Police in Northern Ireland have charged a former Celtic Football Club youth coach with sexual activity with a child. More... (Northern Ireland)
07 Dec
2016
20:47

Tata Steel commitment a 'significant moment' for Port Talbot

news.bbc.co.uk - A commitment to secure jobs and production at Port Talbot and other steelworks across the UK is announced by Tata Steel. More... (Wales)
07 Dec
2016
20:43

José Mourinho: Frozen pitch needs ‘miracle’ to be playable against Zorya

www.guardian.co.uk - Manchester United’s final Europa League tie in Ukraine threatened Mourinho says it’s too late in year to play European games in UkraineJosé Mourinho says the pitch for Manchester United’s Europa League group match may require a “miracle” to be playable and has questioned why Uefa allowed their final tie, against Zorya, to be played in mid‑December in Ukraine. Related: Mourinho and Mkhitaryan target Europa League progress against Zorya Continue reading... More... (Football)
07 Dec
2016
20:40

Bob Higgins: Ex-Southampton coach 'showered naked' with Malta youth players

news.bbc.co.uk - A former Malta youth footballer claims his coach Bob Higgins would "shower naked" with young players. More... (Europe)
07 Dec
2016
20:39

Pope Francis condemns 'media disinformation'

news.bbc.co.uk - Pope Francis condemns disinformation as "probably the greatest damage that the media can do". More... (Europe)
07 Dec
2016
20:31

West Belfast candle fire prompts Christmas safety warning

news.bbc.co.uk - A fire at a west Belfast house caused by an unattended candle, has sparked a safety warning from the fire service. More... (Northern Ireland)
07 Dec
2016
20:18

Watch: Bonnyrigg Rose savour cup tie with Hibernian

news.bbc.co.uk - BBC Scotland's David Currie visits Bonnyrigg Rose - the junior club that knocked Dumbarton out of the Scottish Cup to earn a dream tie against Hibs. More... (Scotland)
07 Dec
2016
20:09

Ladbrokes bookmakers refund punter after taking £1,300 from ‘dormant’ account

www.guardian.co.uk - Mark Mackay claims firm also restricted his bets after several wins Ladbrokes described withdrawals as an ‘inactive account fee’A racing punter who stopped using his Ladbrokes account after he was restricted to betting in pennies has called for stricter regulation of online bookmakers’ rules, after the firm later removed nearly £1,300 from his balance in what was described as an “inactive account fee”.Mark Mackay, who had the account with Ladbrokes for several years, said on Wednesday that he had not been contacted by the bookmaker before it started to remove money from his balance. The money has since been returned to his account, but he believes his case highlights the significant sums that gambling firms may be raising from so-called “dormant” or “inactive” accounts, using rules that they can, in effect, make for themselves. Continue reading... More... (Horse racing)
07 Dec
2016
19:56

George North case leaves Saints and Premiership with questions to answer | Andy Bull

www.guardian.co.uk - Against Leicester the Northampton wing hit his head hard, went limp, and lay motionless for a minute - so why was he allowed to play on in the match?George North never much liked to talk about concussion. In 2015 he was ordered to take a four-week lay-off because he had taken four bad blows to the head in five months. In the end it was nine weeks before North could say he felt OK and almost six months before he was able to play. In one of the few in-depth interviews he did give on this topic, to Rugby World, North explained that he considered quitting for good. “I thought: ‘I don’t deserve this, I don’t need this hassle in my life.’” At the end of it all, he said, “the biggest lesson I learnt, and I’d emphasise this to anyone who has concussion, if it’s not right for you then stop. Don’t do it.”A year later, North has been hit again. Against Leicester on Saturday he jumped to take a bouncing ball and fell over the shoulder of Adam Thompstone. As he landed his head bounced down on the ground. He lay still, seemingly unconscious. Two minutes later, North was led off the pitch for a head injury assessment. And then he was allowed back into the match. Northampton’s head coach, Jim Mallinder, insisted that North had not been knocked out. The club have since decided that North needs to be referred for further assessment. They say that if he was knocked out neither Mallinder nor their medical team knew about it. Related: Northampton defend handling of George North as concussion row is reignited Continue reading... More... (Rugby union)
07 Dec
2016
19:56

Syria conflict: 'Israel missiles' hit Damascus military airport

news.bbc.co.uk - Syrian state media say an Israeli missile strike targeted a military airport on the edge of Damascus. More... (Middle East)
07 Dec
2016
19:53

Trump presidency: Border hawk ex-general to run US security

news.bbc.co.uk - Retired General John Kelly has been reportedly tapped to lead the Department of Homeland Security. More... (Americas)
07 Dec
2016
19:51

Former Peterborough player expresses anger that Bob Higgins carried on coaching

www.guardian.co.uk - Footballer appeared on 1997 Dispatches programme about sex abuse Former Peterborough youth team player: ‘What he did was disgusting’A former youth footballer who spoke out two decades ago about Bob Higgins, the coach named in connection with allegations of historical sexual abuse, has expressed anger that the coach was allowed to continue to work in the game until now. Related: Matt Le Tissier accuses ex-Southampton coach of 'very wrong' actions Continue reading... More... (Football)
07 Dec
2016
19:49

MPs back government's Brexit timetable

news.bbc.co.uk - MPs have voted to "respect" the government's timetable for triggering talks on leaving the EU. More... (UK)
07 Dec
2016
19:46

'See past my disability, give me a job'

news.bbc.co.uk - June is disabled and was unable to find a job for three years. More... (UK)
07 Dec
2016
19:46

Bidston boy admits making US hoax bomb threats

news.bbc.co.uk - A boy admits making a series of hoax bomb threats against schools and airports in the US, which saw flights grounded and buildings evacuated. More... (England)
07 Dec
2016
19:45

Iraq conflict: Air strikes on IS-held border town 'kill dozens'

news.bbc.co.uk - More than 60 people are reportedly killed in air strikes on an IS-controlled town in western Iraq. More... (Middle East)
07 Dec
2016
19:44

European Cross County Championships: Butchart to captain Brits

news.bbc.co.uk - Scotland's Andrew Butchart captains the British senior men's team at the European Cross Country Championships. More... (Scotland)
07 Dec
2016
19:33

Mannequin challenge of gunfight misfires

news.bbc.co.uk - A gunfight-themed mannequin challenge has resulted in two people being arrested. More... (Americas)
07 Dec
2016
19:28

Italy's Renzi hands in resignation amid political turmoil

news.bbc.co.uk - Italy's PM hands his resignation to the president, three days after losing a key referendum vote. More... (Europe)
07 Dec
2016
19:21

Girl, 8, injured in Edinburgh 'stabbing'

news.bbc.co.uk - An eight-year-old girl is taken to hospital with serious injuries after police were called to a house in Edinburgh. More... (Scotland)
07 Dec
2016
19:19

WW2 pilot died after two attacks on Yeovil District Hospital ward

news.bbc.co.uk - A World War Two veteran died after twice being attacked by another patient on a hospital ward, an inquest hears. More... (UK)
07 Dec
2016
19:19

Fifa president Gianni Infantino suggests 16 three-team groups for revamped World Cup

www.guardian.co.uk - Fifa working on five different formats ranging from 32 to 48 teams Changes would come into place in ten years’ timeGianni Infantino has suggested having 16 three-team groups if the World Cup expands to 48 countries. Members of the Fifa Council received a recommendation from world football’s governing body setting out five proposed formats for its showpiece event from 2026: two 48-team team options, two 40-team options and sticking with 32.Infantino first advocated a new, opening playoff round for 32 of the 48 finalists. Before a meeting of Asian soccer nations in Singapore this week, he drew up a new configuration for a 48-team World Cup that Fifa hopes is easier to understand. Continue reading... More... (Football)
07 Dec
2016
19:19

Fifa’s Infantino suggests 16 three-team groups for revamped World Cup

www.guardian.co.uk - Fifa working on five different formats ranging from 32 to 48 teams Changes would come into place at 2026 finalsGianni Infantino has suggested having 16 three-team groups if the World Cup expands to 48 countries. Members of the Fifa Council received a recommendation from world football’s governing body setting out five proposed formats for its showpiece event from 2026: two 48-team team options, two 40-team options and sticking with 32.Infantino first advocated a new, opening playoff round for 32 of the 48 finalists. Before a meeting of Asian soccer nations in Singapore this week, he drew up a new configuration for a 48-team World Cup that Fifa hopes is easier to understand. Continue reading... More... (Football)
07 Dec
2016
19:15

Celtic: Supporters 'continually letting club down', says Mark Wilson

news.bbc.co.uk - Former Celtic defender Mark Wilson says the Hoops supporters are "letting the club down badly" after crowd trouble at Manchester City. More... (Scotland)
07 Dec
2016
19:14

Formula 1's Jenson Button awarded honorary degree in Bath

news.bbc.co.uk - Retired racer Jenson Button MBE adds an honorary degree in engineering to his list of achievements. More... (England)
07 Dec
2016
19:12

Mourinho and Mkhitaryan target Europa League progress against Zorya

www.guardian.co.uk - ‘While we are in the competition we try to win it’ says United manager Mkhitaryan happy to have more playing timeJosé Mourinho and Henrikh Mkhitaryan were in no mood to admit it, yet winning the Europa League may be Manchester United’s best chance of Champions League qualification.On offer for the winner of the continent’s second-tier competition is entry into next season’s European Cup and as Mourinho has previously frankly claimed that is where United should be playing. Continue reading... More... (Football)
07 Dec
2016
19:00

Gatting and Holding would have seen red but sendings off should be rare | Vic Marks

www.guardian.co.uk - The MCC’s plan to give umpires the power of dismissal is more the result of a decline in behaviour in the recreational game than the top level and the hope is it will be seldom if ever be usedFor years the MCC could be relied on for its crustiness, an unwavering bastion of the old establishment, but you cannot trust it to behave according to expectation in the 21st century.Suspicions have been aroused for a while - the advent of a sign erected outside the toilets at the back of a stand at Lord’s has been a bit of a giveaway. “Gentlemen” it proclaims but underneath is added: “Nappy Changing Facilities Available.” One can only surmise what Gubby Allen, a former president whose hand was constantly on the MCC tiller in the post-war years, would have made of that. Related: MCC recommends sendings off be introduced into laws of cricket Continue reading... More... (Cricket)
07 Dec
2016
19:00

David Squires on ... Animosity and acting in the A-League

www.guardian.co.uk - Our resident cartoonist looks back at the weekend’s fiery encounter between Melbourne City and Brisbane Roar. You can find David’s archive of Australian sport cartoons here and he also has a book out - order it here Continue reading... More... (Football)
07 Dec
2016
18:59

Kenya court halts HIV data collection

news.bbc.co.uk - Kenya's high court rules that a government directive to collect data about HIV children is unconstitutional. More... (Africa)
07 Dec
2016
18:48

Horse racing tips: Thursday 8 December

www.guardian.co.uk - Chester Street, trained by Roger Charlton, is Greg Wood’s nap selection in the 1m 5.55 at Chelmsford on Thursday4.20 How’s Lucy 4.55 Sea Tea Dea 5.25 Rosie Crowe 5.55 Chester Street (nap) 6.25 Captain Lars 6.55 Zeehan 7.25 With Pleasure Continue reading... More... (Horse racing)
07 Dec
2016
18:45

Tottenham Hotspur v CSKA Moscow: Champions League - live!

www.guardian.co.uk - Spurs need a draw to book a place in the Europa LeagueLive scoreboard! Follow all the Champions League goalsAnd why not send Scott an email 10.54am GMT ♫ ♪ Spurs are on their way to Wembley... ♪♫ Yes, this hasn’t worked out as planned, has it. Tottenham Hotspur have, like Arsenal years before them, suffered horribly in playing their home Champions League fixtures at the national stadium. Losses here to Monaco and Bayer Leverkusen fatally compromised their dreams in Uefa’s premier club competition, and so all that’s left is a chance to qualify for the knockout stages of the Europa League, the Competition That Kills You © Mauricio Pochettino 2014.On the face of it, tonight’s match represents Hobson’s Choice for Spurs. Pochettino has also stated in the past that “it is very difficult to manage the Europa League with the Premier League and both cups”, so presumably won’t be that worried if his side fall to a third home defeat out of three in Group E, and allow tonight’s opponents CSKA - the Central Sport Club of the Army - to sneak into the competition instead. But on the other hand, they’ll not want to encourage talk of a Wembley jinx, given the club look likely to play all their home fixtures in every competition here next season while old White Hart Lane is razed to the ground. Also, the much-maligned Europa League can be a whole lot of fun once it warms up, as fans of Middlesbrough, Fulham, Liverpool and especially Chelsea can attest. Related: Tottenham to offer Toby Alderweireld new contract to overwrite £25m clause Continue reading... More... (Football)
07 Dec
2016
18:45

Porto v Leicester City: Champions League - live!

www.guardian.co.uk - Leicester through; Porto need win to guarantee progressLive scoreboard! Follow all the Champions League goalsAnd you can send Paul an email or tweet @Paul_Doyle 12.22pm GMT Hi there. You might be thinking there’s no point following this match and, if that’s the case, you couldn’t be more wrong. Alright, there are many ways in which you could be more wrong, some of those ways being so wrong that it would be wrong to even discuss them here. But the point is, this match is worth following for any number of reasons, so long as that number is two. Related: Claudio Ranieri takes weakened squad to Porto and admits owner unhappy Continue reading... More... (Football)
07 Dec
2016
18:43

Partick Thistle reveals historical abuse claim

news.bbc.co.uk - Patrick Thistle FC says it has identified a historical allegation of abuse made against a former club physiotherapist. More... (Scotland)
07 Dec
2016
18:41

Guildford Four pub bombing files 'show fresh evidence'

news.bbc.co.uk - Lawyers question the status of the police probe into the Guildford pub bombs after seeing fresh evidence of a "failure to act". More... (Northern Ireland)
07 Dec
2016
18:40

Good Samaritan stops high-speed car chase

news.bbc.co.uk - Good Samaritan stops high-speed car chase More... (Americas)
07 Dec
2016
18:40

Truck driver stops high-speed car chase

news.bbc.co.uk - A truck driver stopped a police car chase when he blocked the suspect's car in California's San Fernando valley late on Tuesday night. More... (Americas)
07 Dec
2016
18:40

HMRC investigates footballers over image rights irregularities

www.guardian.co.uk - 43 players, 12 clubs and eight agents under inquiry Revelation comes after allegations over José Mourinho’s financial affairsDozens of football players are under investigation by the tax authorities for potential irregularities in their financial affairs, HM Revenue and Customs’ head of enforcement and compliance has revealed.Jennie Granger said 43 players and 12 football clubs in the British leagues, alongside eight agents, are currently under inquiry around the issue of image rights. Continue reading... More... (Football)
07 Dec
2016
18:30

Change after 'extremely difficult' year for Tata in UK

news.bbc.co.uk - Tata Steel UK's chief executive, announcing an investment and commitment deal, says things have changed since an "extremely difficult" position a year ago. More... (Wales)
07 Dec
2016
18:29

Southampton’s Claude Puel says José Fonte talk not a distraction

www.guardian.co.uk - Saints defender hints at possible exit on Instagram Southampton face Hapoel in decisive Europa League clashClaude Puel has dismissed claims that uncertainty over the future of José Fonte may distract his Southampton team going into Thursday’s decisive Europa League tie at home to Hapoel Be’er Sheva.Southampton are willing to sell Fonte in January if they receive a suitable offer for a player whose contract expires at the end of next season. The defender took to Instagram on Tuesday to state that he had been informed by the club that he will not be offered a new deal. Continue reading... More... (Football)
07 Dec
2016
18:24

Brian Stack killing: Sinn Féin TDs deny murder involvement

news.bbc.co.uk - Two Sinn Féin TDs angrily deny they had any involvement in the murder of a senior prison officer in the Republic of Ireland in 1983. More... (Northern Ireland)
07 Dec
2016
18:20

Ghana elections: Long queues in tight presidential poll

news.bbc.co.uk - Long queues in Ghana during elections to choose a new president, after candidates made a peace pledge. More... (Africa)
07 Dec
2016
18:18

Yemen ship sinking: 35 rescued off coast

news.bbc.co.uk - Thirty-five people are rescued after a boat sinks off the coast Yemen, but 20 others are still missing. More... (Middle East)
07 Dec
2016
18:14

Morecambe man guilty of murdering baby son

news.bbc.co.uk - A father is found guilty of murdering his seven-month-old son by smothering him. More... (England)
07 Dec
2016
18:13

Father Christmas gives 'magical' sign language surprise

news.bbc.co.uk - A girl has a "magical" surprise when a Father Christmas begins to talk with her using sign language. More... (England)
07 Dec
2016
18:08

Three teenagers guilty of killing rapper Mdot over a bicycle

news.bbc.co.uk - Three teenagers are found guilty of the manslaughter of a young rapper who was stabbed to death in a fight over a stolen bicycle. More... (England)
07 Dec
2016
18:04

Colne Valley Railway awarded £1.7m lottery grant

news.bbc.co.uk - The Colne Valley Railway, near Halstead, in Essex is getting more than £1.7m from the Heritage Lottery Fund. More... (UK)
07 Dec
2016
18:02

Mary Logie murder trial: Neighbour heard 'bangs' coming from flat

news.bbc.co.uk - The neighbour of a woman allegedly beaten to death with a rolling pin says she heard "loud bangs" coming from the flat. More... (Scotland)
07 Dec
2016
17:51

Kenya Muslims 'targeted in extrajudicial killings'

news.bbc.co.uk - A Kenyan rights group says police have killed more than 80 mainly Muslims in extrajudicial killings over four years. More... (Africa)
07 Dec
2016
17:46

Supreme Court Brexit case told Scotland should get say on Brexit

news.bbc.co.uk - Scotland's top legal officer says Holyrood's consent is needed before the UK triggers Brexit. More... (Olympics)
07 Dec
2016
17:46

Brexit could have profound effect on GFA

news.bbc.co.uk - Scotland's top legal officer says Holyrood's consent is needed before the UK triggers Brexit. More... (Northern Ireland)
07 Dec
2016
17:44

Steel impact

news.bbc.co.uk - How important is the steel industry in Wales still to our economy? More... (Wales)
07 Dec
2016
17:41

Tata Steel makes commitment to secure Port Talbot future

news.bbc.co.uk - A commitment to secure jobs and production at Port Talbot and other steelworks across the UK is announced by Tata Steel. More... (UK)
07 Dec
2016
17:38

Plan B needed for Port Talbot long-term, economist warns

news.bbc.co.uk - After Tata Steel commits to secure thousands of jobs and production at Port Talbot, an economist says there also needs to be a long-term "plan B" to prepare for a future without the plant. More... (Wales)
07 Dec
2016
17:38

Council's highest honour for wheelchair tennis champion Gordon Reid

news.bbc.co.uk - World number one wheelchair tennis player Gordon Reid is made an honorary freeman of Argyll and Bute. More... (Scotland)
07 Dec
2016
17:37

Celtic: Brendan Rodgers says side must find a "different way" to build their team

news.bbc.co.uk - Brendan Rodgers says Celtic must find a "different way" to build a team, but preparations for next season's European bid are already underway. More... (Scotland)
07 Dec
2016
17:37

Thomas Bjorn announces review of selection policy for Ryder Cup team

www.guardian.co.uk - Europe captain wants to ensure all players will be available for 2018 Full-scale review being undertaken into selection procedure and planningThomas Bjorn had been appointed as Europe’s Ryder Cup captain for less than a day when he announced the selection procedure for the 2018 match in the outskirts of Paris is already being assessed to ensure all the players he will require at the time will be available. Related: Thomas Bjorn named captain of Europe for 2018 Ryder Cup in France Continue reading... More... (Golf)
07 Dec
2016
17:29

Russia doping scandal: Sanctions extended by the International Olympic Committee

news.bbc.co.uk - Doping sanctions against Russia are extended until further notice by the International Olympic Committee. More... (Europe)
07 Dec
2016
17:27

Boy, 17, seriously injured in Widnes college 'stabbing'

news.bbc.co.uk - A teenager is seriously injured in a suspected stabbing at a college in Widnes. More... (England)
07 Dec
2016
17:27

Grandparents of Corrie Mckeague visit site where he went missing

news.bbc.co.uk - The grandparents of missing serviceman Corrie Mckeague have visited the scene of his last sighting. More... (UK)
07 Dec
2016
17:26

MSPs in line for 1.8% pay rise next year

news.bbc.co.uk - MSPs are to be given a 1.8% pay rise next year - taking the first minister's entitlement to more than £150,000. More... (Scotland)
07 Dec
2016
17:24

Aleppo battle: Syria rebels call for truce to evacuate civilians

news.bbc.co.uk - Syrian rebels call for truce to allow civilian evacuations after withdrawing from Aleppo's old city. More... (Middle East)
07 Dec
2016
17:21

Lord Advocate: 'Holyrood should have a say before Brexit is triggered'

news.bbc.co.uk - Lord Advocate James Wolffe says that the UK government should consult Holyrood on the potential impact of Brexit. More... (Scotland)
07 Dec
2016
17:19

Carer who killed wife with dementia had 'fog of fatigue'

news.bbc.co.uk - The son of a man who killed his wife, who had dementia, says his father was unable to make clear decisions because of a "fog of fatigue". More... (Wales)
07 Dec
2016
17:12

Roy Hodgson: Former England boss hopeful of return to management

news.bbc.co.uk - Former England manager Roy Hodgson hopes to return to football and believes he has acquired "wisdom" to offer employers. More... (England)
07 Dec
2016
17:00

Terry Branstad 'old friend of China to be US ambassador'

news.bbc.co.uk - Iowa Governor Terry Branstad will be the new US ambassador to China, according to US media. More... (Americas)
07 Dec
2016
16:56

Syria rebels 'withdraw from Old City' of Aleppo

news.bbc.co.uk - Syrian rebels have left the last areas they held in Aleppo's old city, while calling for a five-day truce to allow the evacuation of civilians More... (Middle East)
07 Dec
2016
16:52

Dublin fire fighters get called out for a winter BBQ

news.bbc.co.uk - Fire fighters, like the rest of us, usually wrap up warm when out and about in December, but they may now considering Hawaiian shirts for their latest call out. More... (Northern Ireland)
07 Dec
2016
16:52

Dublin firefighters get called out for a winter BBQ

news.bbc.co.uk - Firefighters, like the rest of us, usually wrap up warm when out and about in December, but they may now considering Hawaiian shirts for their latest callout. More... (Northern Ireland)
07 Dec
2016
16:50

Girl, four, falls into Dalmellington burn in early hours

news.bbc.co.uk - A four-year-old girl is taken to hospital after falling into a burn in East Ayrshire in the early hours of Tuesday morning. More... (Scotland)
07 Dec
2016
16:47

Keith Smith and Peter McMurray jailed over bungled Leith raid

news.bbc.co.uk - Two armed robbers who were caught in Edinburgh after one mistakenly shot the other in the leg are jailed. More... (Scotland)
07 Dec
2016
16:43

Lord Advocate intervenes in Brexit case

news.bbc.co.uk - The Scottish government's top law officer argues that Holyrood should be consulted before the UK can begin the formal process of leaving the EU. More... (Scotland)
07 Dec
2016
16:43

Austin Hunter: Arrest in Bahrain over journalist's death

news.bbc.co.uk - A man is arrested by police in Bahrain in connection with the death of former BBC journalist and News Letter editor Austin Hunter. More... (Northern Ireland)
07 Dec
2016
16:39

Tim Farron says Article 50 can be revoked

news.bbc.co.uk - Tim Farron says he believes the formal procedure for triggering Brexit can be revoked. More... (Olympics)
07 Dec
2016
16:25

Kettering parents jailed for 'sickening' baby abuse

news.bbc.co.uk - A couple who inflicted such "sickening" injuries on their five-week-old daughter that she will never be able to walk or talk are jailed. More... (England)
07 Dec
2016
16:21

Flu outbreak closes Stockport high school for five days

news.bbc.co.uk - A flu outbreak closes a school for five days after almost a third of pupils and members of staff were struck by the virus. More... (England)
07 Dec
2016
16:21

The best goals of the week: Robert Lewandowki, Xavi and Lee Trundle

www.guardian.co.uk - Featuring an overhead kick from a goalkeeper, two goals from the halfway line, two identical free-kicks from the same player and a clever penalty routine Continue reading... More... (Football)
07 Dec
2016
16:21

The best goals of the week: Robert Lewandowski, Xavi and Lee Trundle

www.guardian.co.uk - Featuring an overhead kick from a goalkeeper, two goals from the halfway line, two identical free-kicks from the same player and a clever penalty routine Continue reading... More... (Football)