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Jamal Khashoggi case: Saudi Arabia...Ian Tomlin death: Battersea...Royal tour: Prince Harry and Meghan...People's Vote march: Thousands...Migrant caravan: 'May God soften...Rose-coloured starling watchers...Wimbledon gas explosion: Two hurt as...Amritsar: India train mows down...Online sellers 'pay for positive...Anjem Choudary: How dangerous is he?Blast-off for BepiColombo on mission...Poralia rufescens jellyfish spotted...One culture, two generations:...'Wayne Rooney? Never heard of him'The best news photos from arounds...Deaf dance troupe House of Krip seek...The Papers: Saudi 'hitman' in UK...Hi-tech glasses offer alternative to...Biking and challenging cultural...Chris Pine kept up Scottish accent...When women got pills for hysteria...Bone up on your knowledge in our...BBC News ChannelWhy do people think this...Making a Murderer lawyer Kathleen...Brexit EU summit: The week the talks...Toxic masculinity: Life as a man...'How could I find £3,000 to pay for...Alternative Miss World contest - the...Who was the real Granny Smith?Fake moon: Could China really light...Lewis Hamilton tops US GP practice...Jose Mourinho: Manchester United...European Rugby Champions Cup:...Meghan and Harry: All the royal...'Mansize' tissue to 'housewife'...Noor Inayat Khan or Harry Maguire:...Blind British man climbs Europe's...Would you eat slaughter-free meat?My cheating boyfriend gave me HIV -...I woke up unable to speak EnglishHow chemical weapons have helped...The weird world of a Kim Jong-un...

BBC Front Page News

Khashoggi killing: Turkey vows to reveal 'truth' on Saudi critic killingKhashoggi killing: Turkey vows to reveal 'truth' on Saudi critic killing

Turkey's threat comes as Saudi admits for the first time the journalist was killed - in a fistfight.

People's Vote march: Thousands gather at London protestPeople's Vote march: Thousands gather at London protest

Protesters calling for a referendum on the final deal are to march before a rally in London.

Royal tour: Prince Harry and Meghan launching Invictus GamesRoyal tour: Prince Harry and Meghan launching Invictus Games

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are at the colourful opening ceremony at Sydney Opera House.

Ian Tomlin death: Battersea murder-accused pair in courtIan Tomlin death: Battersea murder-accused pair in court

Michael Swan and Gary Beech are charged with the murder of Ian Tomlin in Battersea.

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BBC news for Leicestershire

Derbyshire teenager's death prompts hospital apologyDerbyshire teenager's death prompts hospital apology

Queen's Hospital bosses admit Daniel Elton, who had a fatal heart infection, should have had better care.

Intu Derby owner boosted by £2.9bn bidIntu Derby owner boosted by £2.9bn bid

Shares in shopping centre owner Intu jump as it mulls a takeover bid from a consortium of investors.

Accountability demand after Derby training firm's collapseAccountability demand after Derby training firm's collapse

Thousands of apprenticeships were halted when a firm, since referred to police, folded.

Mental health: Finding someone to talk toMental health: Finding someone to talk to

Two people share their very different experiences of accessing help from mental health services.

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


  1. Bad week for second-home owners. The Labour Party has said it hopes to raise up to £560m a year from taxes on 174,000 second homes in England. Properties used as holiday homes would see their council tax bill doubled. The levy would not be imposed on properties let out or used for employment. The Guardian
     
  2. Brexit costing the UK £500m each week. Brexit is already costing the public purse £500m a week, according to new research. The economy is 2.5% smaller than it would have been if UK had voted remain, says the Centre for European Reform. The think tank’s analysis also concludes that the government’s austerity drive would be on the way to completion had Britain voted to stay in the EU. Financial Times
     
  3. UK workers underpaid by £15.6m. The taxman has discovered that UK workers were underpaid by a record £15.6m in the past year. HMRC found that social care, commercial warehousing and the gig economy were the sectors most likely to underpay staff. Some 200,000 workers missed out on being paid at least the minimum wage rate - the highest number since the statutory rate was introduced in 1999. BBC
     
  4. People are depending on you to lead. Will you answer the call to guide them? If you’re ready, the first person you’ve got to lead is yourself. No one else can do this for you. Only you can lead yourself to the kind of growth that keeps you energised and helps you achieve your greatest goals. [READ MORE]
     
  5. Philip Hammond sets next budget on a Monday. The chancellor has arranged the next budget for 29 October - the first time since 1962 that the government has revealed its set-piece tax and spending plans on a Monday. The move comes as Theresa May’s government risks failing to secure a Brexit deal with Brussels and amid uproar and rebellion within its ranks. The date comes before a key Brussels Brexit summit in the middle of November. Office for National Statistics
     
  6. Salary required for city home up 18%. The average salary required of a first-time buyer to purchase a home in the UK’s biggest cities has risen by 18% in the past three years. This means the requirement is above the rate of earnings growth. Research from the Resolution Foundation think-tank has signalled that one in three millennials were unlikely to own their home. The Guardian
     
  7. Woman are better drivers than men. DVLA figures show that woman are six times less likely to be disqualified from driving than men, and 23 times less likely to be disqualified for dangerous driving. RAC
     
  8. Fifa players of year: Marta and Modric. Footballers Luka Modric of Croatia and Brazilian international Marta were given Fifa’s player of the year awards at a ceremony in London last week. Modric has led Real Madrid’s male team to another successful season, while Marta has excelled with US team Orlando Pride. This is the sixth time she has won best female player. The Independent
     
The bottom line. British consumers’ estimated annual expenditure on hotels and travel as a result of having read online reviews is £14bn. However, one in three reviews on TripAdvisor, a popular travel reviews website, is fake. TripAdvisor receives 50 million visits a month from British users. The Times

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