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'Second World War bomb' found near Houses of Parliament

A suspected unexploded Second World War bomb was found in the Thames forcing the closure of Waterloo and Westminster bridges

A suspected unexploded Second World War bomb has been found in the River Thames, forcing the closure of Waterloo and Westminster bridges in London.

12:51am Friday 20 January 2017

£100m spent on carbon capture competition before project cancelled - report

Carbon capture and storage potentially has an important role to play in tackling climate change

The Government spent £100 million on a competition for developing technology to capture carbon emissions before cancelling the project, a report shows.

12:25am Friday 20 January 2017

Shortage of places warning over 30-hour free childcare scheme

The Government has estimated that 390,000 three and four-year-olds will qualify for the 30-hour offer

The 30-hour free childcare scheme could face a shortage of tens of thousands of spaces, new figures suggest.

12:25am Friday 20 January 2017

Overweight patients 'less likely to die after heart operation'

The results showed that people who were a healthy weight were almost twice as likely to die as those who were obese or overweight

Obese and overweight patients are less likely to die after a heart operation than those who are a healthy weight, research suggests.

12:25am Friday 20 January 2017

Braveheart woke something up in Scotland, Mel Gibson says

Mel Gibson has returned to directing with Hacksaw Ridge

Mel Gibson believes his Oscar-winning film Braveheart "woke something up" in Scotland during the country's debate over independence.

12:25am Friday 20 January 2017

David Beckham to reveal his Desert Island Discs for show's 75th anniversary

Desert Island Discs presenter Kirsty Young with David Beckham (BBC/PA)

Former England footballer David Beckham will be Kirsty Young's castaway to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Desert Island Discs.

12:25am Friday 20 January 2017

Women still suffering violence and misogyny due to 'lad' culture

A study found 'disturbingly high' levels of hostility towards women

Women still suffer from a "lad" culture which fuels violence, misogyny and the gender pay gap, according to a report.

12:25am Friday 20 January 2017

North-South house price divide 'could start to narrow'

Property values in Bristol increased faster than any other major UK city across 2016

Property values in Bristol increased faster than any other major UK city across 2016 - and the North-South house price gap could start to narrow this year as buyers search for value in more affordable cities outside London, according to an index.

12:25am Friday 20 January 2017

Hospital wards 'left with dangerously low numbers of nurses'

Hospitals are running wards with a dangerously low number of nurses, an investigation suggests

Hospitals are running wards with a dangerously low number of nurses and are using healthcare workers as "stand-ins", an investigation suggests.

12:25am Friday 20 January 2017

Donald Trump vows to unify the US as he prepares for inauguration

President-elect Donald Trump speaks at a pre-inaugural event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington

Donald Trump pledged to unify America as he addressed thousands of supporters at a concert on the eve of his inauguration.

12:25am Friday 20 January 2017
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