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Friday 25th May 2018

BBC Front Page News

Harvey Weinstein charged with rape following New York arrest

The Hollywood mogul faces a number of charges in New York relating to two separate women.

Trump: North Korea summit could still happen on 12 June

The US president says the talks could still be held as planned - a day after cancelling them.

Grenfell Tower inquiry: Girl's tribute to cousin Mehdi El-Wahabi

A nine-year-old girl pays tribute to her cousin, who died alongside his family in Grenfell Tower.

British bar workers in Majorca 'at risk of modern slavery'

Britons working on the island had passports seized and some were assaulted, the Foreign Office says.

TSB left man on hold as his wedding savings were stolen

A customer took more than four hours to get through to TSB by which time most of the money had gone.

Homebase sold for £1 as DIY disaster ends for Wesfarmers

The sale ends a costly foray into the UK home improvement market for Australia's Wesfarmers.

Joseph Isaacs guilty of D-Day veteran hammer attack

Joseph Isaacs shouted "money, money, money" as he tried to kill the 96-year-old.

Ireland votes in abortion referendum

Voters are deciding whether to repeal the Eighth Amendment, which effectively bans terminations.

BBC news for Lancashire

Man arrested after dog's head found at Chorley house

The 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary and animal destruction.

Islamic State supporter 'urged football stadium attacks'

Husnain Rashid allegedly encouraged attackers to target the World Cup in Russia and Prince George's school.

BBC reporter on Blackpool's ICON ride with rollercoaster fan

Rollercoaster fan Michael Butt enjoys Blackpool's new ride - but the BBC's Ian Haslam is less keen.

Preston's first student mayoress takes up post

Student hospital worker Laura King, 34, has become one of the youngest ever mayoresses of Preston.

Rosemary Carroll: No action against Lancashire councillor

The Conservative Party will not challenge the reinstatement of Lancashire councillor Rosemary Carroll.

RMT members at Northern rail stage 24-hour strike

Northern has "declared war on passengers and staff", a union claims as its members strike.

Barry Roche: Morecambe goalkeeper signs one-year contract extension

Morecambe goalkeeper Barry Roche signs a one-year contract extension at the League Two club.

Colin Daniel: Peterborough United to sign Blackpool full-back

Peterborough United will sign defender Colin Daniel on a two-year contract when his current deal at Blackpool expires.

AskTen - Ten things you may not have noticed last week!


  1. The royal wedding is a TV hit. The Royal Family’s twitter account posted a message of thanks to everyone who followed the wedding. Among them were a fifth of all Britons, with BBC viewing figures peaking at 13.1m at the height of proceedings, just after 1pm. The average audience of 8.7m, combined with ITV’s average of 2.5m, accounted for 82.5 per cent of all television viewers and eclipsed the audience for the FA Cup final, which averaged 6.7m viewers on BBC One. The Sun
     
  2. Most Britons ‘have felt overwhelmed by stress’. Most Britons have felt “overwhelmed” by stress within the past year, with one in three left feeling suicidal and one in six self-harming in response, a new survey suggests. The research, commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation think tank, is the biggest ever carried out into the impact of stress. Experts say the NHS should do more. Daily Mail
     
  3. Dementia exercise programmes ‘don’t work’. Researchers at Oxford University have concluded that NHS exercise programmes for people with mild to moderate dementia “don’t work”. Exercise is thought to be one of the best ways of stopping healthy adults contracting dementia - but the study suggests it does not improve thinking skills or behaviour once the disease has taken hold. BBC
     
  4. 'Cynical' Theresa May announces nine Tory peers. The prime minister has been accused of "hypocrisy" after appointing nine new Conservative peers to the House of Lords, including several ex-ministers. Theresa May, who had previously stated that senior politicians should not expect automatic ennoblement, sent six former MPs to the upper chamber. Critics called May "cynical" for releasing the news on the eve of the Royal Wedding, when it would receive little attention. The Independent
     
  5. Supersize us. Britain is starting to overtake America in obesity rates, with the latest figures showing that more children in England are classed as obese at the age of 11 than in the US. The proportion of US children aged 9 to 11 who are obese is 18.5%. The figure for children in their final year of primary school in England is at a record high of 20%. The Times
     
  6. Cold marketing isn’t dead. Royal Mail was criticised for advising businesses to exploit a loophole in new data protection laws. From 25 May, firms will in many cases need people’s consent before they can send them marketing material. Royal Mail suggests they get around this by sending the bumf out in unaddressed envelopes. Daily Mail
     
  7. The sun sets on Club 18-30. The tour operator known for shipping generations of young Brits to cheap Mediterranean resorts for a week of sun, sex and tequila may be coming to an end. Thomas Cook says the concept doesn’t appeal to millennials, and is reportedly putting the business up for sale. Daily Telegraph
     
  8. Quote of the week. There is power in love,” declared Bishop Michael Curry, the American pastor whose volcanic wedding sermon made Britain’s latest royal extravaganza quite unlike any before it. “Do not underestimate it,” he went on. “Anyone who has ever fallen in love knows what I mean.” askten
     
The bottom line. Potholes cost motorists £1m each month, according to the AA. There were more claims for pothole-related damage in the first four months of this year than for the whole of 2017. Metro

The latest BBC Video News clips

The reasons NHS costs just keep going up

Economists warn the NHS will need an extra 4% a year - £2,000 per UK household - for the next 15 years.

The Biggest Weekend: Why bands abandoned Belfast

As Belfast hosts the Biggest Weekend, BBC News NI looks back at a time when bands did not come to NI.

Timelapse footage shows dinosaur take shape

More than 90,000 people have already bought tickets to see Dippy at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

(Miniature) railway staff go on strike

A seaside miniature railway's future is in doubt after derailments and resignation of volunteers.

Seal released after recovering from plastic air filter injury

The seal named Relashio was close to death when he was rescued.

BBC reporter on Blackpool's ICON ride with rollercoaster fan

Rollercoaster fan Michael Butt enjoys Blackpool's new ride - but the BBC's Ian Haslam is less keen.

Aston Villa fan, 9, wins prize to be Wembley mascot

Hayden, nine, will be Aston Villa's mascot for their Championship play-off final game on Saturday.

'No question I was targeted by twitter mob'

The Spectator columnist says he was accused of actions by MPs that were "completely untrue, just completely malicious and false".