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Qatar buys 24 Eurofighter Typhoon jets in £6bn deal

The move will help safeguard thousands of jobs at BAE Systems, mainly at Warton in Lancashire.

Burnley FC charity offers to run Hameldon College

Burnley FC in the Community says Hameldon College would benefit from a positive association with the club.

Bradley Wiggins finishes 21st on competitive rowing debut in London

Bradley Wiggins finishes in 21st place on his competitive rowing debut at the British Rowing Indoor Championships.

Burnley defeat 10-man Watford

Scott Arfield's first-half goal takes Burnley within a point of the Champions League places as they defeat 10-man Watford.

Paramedics 'violently attacked' by patient in Bacup

Two paramedics needed hospital treatment after being punched and spat at by a man they were helping.

Lancashire County Council approves further £7m of cuts to services

Lancashire County Council approves budget cuts of £7m to deal with "serious financial challenges".

Burnley v Stoke City

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's Premier League game between Burnley and Stoke City.

Burton Albion 1-2 Preston North End

Burton slump to their seventh straight home defeat as Preston stretch their unbeaten run to four games.

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New York Port Authority attack: Man held after Manhattan blast

A Bangladeshi man is being held after a blast wounded several people at Port Authority bus terminal.

EU's Federica Mogherini rebuffs Netanyahu on Jerusalem

The EU says it will not recognise the city as Israel's capital before a final status peace deal.

Snow in Europe triggers transport chaos

Hundreds of flights are cancelled in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Alabama Senate race: Trump records robocall for Roy Moore

Roy Moore's Democratic opponent accuses him of hiding as the race remains too close to call.

Theresa May says Brexit deal 'good news' for all voters

Theresa May tells MPs the agreement should reassure both Leave and Remain supporters.

Mohamed Salah named BBC African Footballer of the Year

Egypt and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah is voted the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2017.

Tanzanian President Magufuli pardons child rapists

Rights group condemns John Magufuli for pardoning musicians who raped 10 primary schoolgirls.

Trump sex harassment accusers demand congressional inquiry

Three women repeat claims the president groped, fondled, forcibly kissed and humiliated them.

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Grenfell Tower fire 'ripped out heart of community'

The Reverend Mike Long describes the community response to the fire back then and now, six months on.

Ipswich snowy scenes captured by drone footage

Heavy snow fell in Ipswich and elsewhere in Suffolk on Sunday.

Young women on sexual harassment in the workplace

Young women tell the BBC about their experiences of sexual harassment in our biggest ever survey.

What not to say to men who can’t have kids

Opening up about male infertility.

Why schools close for a snow day: A head teacher explains

Thousands of schools closed on Monday - but how tough a decision was it after heavy snowfalls?

Igloo built in Redditch garden after heavy snow

The igloo took about eight hours to build on Sunday.

David Davis: 'No deal means we won't be paying the money'

The Brexit secretary says if the UK fails to get a trade deal with the EU, it won't pay its divorce bill.

Bradley Wiggins: Five-time Olympic cycling champion makes rowing debut

Bradley Wiggins - briefly distracted by what he thought was a false-start call - finishes 21st at the British Indoor Rowing Championships.

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  1. Dog ownership slashes your chance of heart attack. Owning a dog significantly reduces the risk of heart attacks and other fatal conditions, according to a new study. Among people who live alone, owning a dog cuts the risk of death from cardiovascular disease by 36%. In households with more than one person under the same roof, dogs lowered deaths from heart disease by 15%, the researchers revealed. Daily Mail
     
  2. Bond Street overtakes Champs Elysees in rents league. Bond Street has the world’s third-highest business rents. The upmarket London thoroughfare has leapfrogged the Champs Elysees in Paris thanks to a tourism boom prompted by the weakness of sterling since the Brexit vote. Upper Fifth Avenue in Manhattan kepts its number one spot, followed by Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay, with Via Montenapoleone in Milan fourth. The Guardian
     
  3. Sliced bread could become toast.Retail analysts have warned that sales of sliced loaves have fallen 12% over the past five years, owing in part to the trend for low-carb diets and gluten-free foods – and the availability of protein pots, salad bowls, sushi and other alternatives to sandwiches. The Independent
     
  4. Output per worker higher in Slough than Germany. A thinktank has claimed that Britain’s economy would be more than £200bn bigger if all cities were as productive as those in London and the south-east. Research by the Centre for Cities found that in areas such as London, Slough, Reading, Milton Keynes and Aldershot, the value of output per worker was 44% higher than in other parts of Britain and 7% higher than Germany. The Times
     
  5. Inflation stays steady thanks to lower fuel costs. Inflation remained steady last month at a five-and-a-half-year high of 3%. Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that higher food prices were offset by lower fuel costs. The Consumer Prices Index had been tipped to rise, with Bank of England governor Mark Carney predicting it would peak at 3.2% this autumn. The official target is 2%. The Observer
     
  6. Pension problems.Half of workers in Britain aged between 40 and 64 will not have enough money to retire when they reach state pension age, according to a study by YouGov for the charity Age UK, Based on a survey of more than 2,000 people the charity estimates that nearly eight million people do not expect to be in a financial position to stop working. The Times
     
  7. EU workers in UK hit all-time high. The number of non-British EU citizens working in Britain has reached a record high since last year’s Brexit referendum, according to a government report released yesterday. The report, which was published by the Office for National Statistics, states that around 2.38 million EU nationals were working in the UK between July and September this year. Evening Standard
     
  8. Xmas spending tipped to fall for first time since 2012. Christmas spending across the UK is expected to fall for the first time since 2012, new research has found. According to a report from Visa and IHS Markit, the economic environment, in which real wages are falling and economic growth is lethargic, is set to result in a 0.1% fall in consumer spending during the 2017 festive period. Daily Mail
     
The bottom line. The expenses former US president Barack Obama will receive $17.20 for reporting for jury duty. Last week Obama turned up for duty at a Chicago courthouse, but was not selected to serve. Metro