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Monday 21st August 2017
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Footballers Lee Tomlin and Billy Kee face GBH charges

Lee Tomlin and Billy Kee are charged in connection with an incident outside a nightclub.

Two men appear in court charged with Shiney Row murder

The body of Quyen Ngoc Nguyen was found in a burning car by firefighters.

Burnley lose to West Bromwich Albion

Substitute Hal Robson-Kanu scores the winner and is also shown a red card as West Brom make it two wins from two with victory at Burnley.

Northern, Southern and Merseyrail strikes set for September

The RMT said no progress had been made over the future of the role of guards, due to safety and job loss fears.

Fracking firm Cuadrilla drilling for shale gas in Lancashire

Cuadrilla starts drilling a pilot well to identify the best places for shale gas extraction.

Who are BBC Radio 1's new DJs?

Four new presenters will be heard in the station's weekend line-up during September.

Fracking: Shale rock professor says UK gas reserves 'hyped'

UK shale deposits were formed 55 million years too late to trap large amounts of gas, a professor warns.

Prescot man jailed after 2kg cocaine found in secret van compartment

Stephen Allen had at least £70,000 worth of cocaine hidden in a secret compartment of his van, police say.

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Barcelona attack suspect named by police as Younes Abouyaaqoub

The hunt for the driver suspected of killing 13 people in Barcelona last week widens across Europe.

US Navy ship and oil tanker collide near Singapore

A search for the Navy sailors is under way after the ship and an oil tanker collide near Singapore.

Kim Wall died in accident on submarine, Danish inventor says

Danish inventor Peter Madsen has said he "buried" missing reporter Kim Wall at sea, police say.

US-South Korea set for divisive military drills

Pyongyang has already lashed out at the annual drills, saying they were "adding fuel to the fire".

IS conflict: Iraq army makes advances on Tal Afar

The northern city was once a strategic IS supply route between Mosul and the Syrian border.

President Buhari in plea for Nigerian unity

President Buhari urges Nigerians to unite on his return from three months of medical leave in the UK.

Moroccan suspect named over Finland stabbings in Turku

An 18-year-old asylum seeker - shot in the leg - is to appear in court on Tuesday.

Jerry Lewis: US comedian dies aged 91 in Las Vegas

One of Hollywood's most successful comedians has died at his home in Las Vegas.

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Love Island's Olivia: I've received death threats

Olivia Attwood says she was told to expect online abuse, but has tried to not let it affect her.

Motorists using dash cams to inform on dodgy drivers

A pilot scheme which has seen action taken against dangerous drivers is being expanded across Wales.

'Driverless bus' caught on dashcam

The bus is seen edging towards a main road without a driver in the early hours of Sunday.

Dad gets tattoo of brain shunt after daughter's surgery

Briar Hickenbottom-Marriott says she doesn't feel lonely any more after her dad's show of support.

'Healthy people get lung cancer too'

Vicky Veness shared a photo of herself looking healthy that was taken just hours before she was diagnosed.

Hassan Zubier says he’s 'no hero' after being caught up in Finland attack

Hassan Zubier was stabbed as he tried to save a woman caught up in the terror attack in Finland

Wakefield multi-storey car park demolished

The car park in Wakefield has been destroyed to make way for redevelopment work.

Stephen Hawking: 'I wouldn't be here without the NHS'

The scientist backed the NHS in a speech that was critical of government policy and Jeremy Hunt.

AskTen - Ten amazing things you may not have known last week

  1. A fifth of MPs still employ relatives. One in five MPs still employ family members at the taxpayers' expense, the latest Register of Members' Financial Interests shows, although new members of parliament are no longer allowed to do this. Reform campaigners say there must be a clear end date to end existing employment arrangements. The Times
  2. Pensions change 'made a million women poorer'. More than a million women in their early 60s have been made poorer with the raising of the state pension age, the Institute for Fiscal Studies says. On average, a woman aged 60 to 62 years old woman is £32 a week worse off, it says, although the move has saved the state £5.1bn. The government said its pensions policy was "fair and sustainable". Daily Mail
  3. BoE chief Carney issues Brexit warning. The Bank of England has voted to hold interest rates and cut growth forecasts, with governor Mark Carney warning that "uncertainties" about Brexit are "weighing on the decisions of some businesses". The BoE reduced this year's growth forecast to 1.7% from the 1.9% it predicted in May, and also cut its forecast for 2018 from 1.7% to 1.6%. The pound fell sharply after Carney delivered his warning. The Observer
  4. Binge watchers 'prefer TV shows to sleep'. A third of people who binge-watch TV programmes say they would rather see their favourite shows than sleep, according to a new study from the broadcasting regulator. Ofcom's annual report also says more young people now use a subscription streaming service, with 76% of youngsters paying to watch as opposed to 19% of over-65s. The Independent
  5. Netflix documentary claims eggs as unhealthy as cigarettes. A new film claims that eating an egg is as unhealthy as smoking five cigarettes. The Netflix documentary What the Health, executive produced by actor Joaquin Phoenix, examines "the link between diet and disease, and the billions of dollars at stake in the healthcare, pharmaceutical and food industries". Scientists have challenged some of the claims in the film. The Times
  6. Worst day of the week for train punctuality revealed. Almost 50% of trains on Tuesday evenings arrive at least a minute late and 15.2% arrive at least five minutes late or cancelled. Upton, in the Wirral, was the worst station overall - every train of the 190 calling there during the two-week study was late. At 14 stations, including Weymouth, Dorset, more than three-quarters were late. The Sunday Times
  7. Government 'will agree £36bn Brexit divorce bill'. Britain is will to pay up to £36bn to the European Union to settle the Brexit divorce bill. Three separate sources in Whitehall have reportedly confirmed the figure, dismissing previous claims that the Prime Minister would agree to a £50bn bill. The EU’s opening position is believed to be around €60bn - not €100bn as previously reported. The Sunday Telegraph
  8. Poll of the week. One in eight people aged 18 to 24 have spent so little time in the countryside that they’ve never seen a cow in real life, a survey has found. A fifth have never even left their home city. Metro
The bottom line. The total number of free books sent out to children by The Imagination Library, a charitable scheme set up on 1995 by country singer Dolly Parton, has reached almost 100 million. Last month 1,098,100 books were sent by post. The Times