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Red Sun Phenomenon 'Caused By Hurricane Ophelia'
Offbeat  (tags: Phenomenon, Red Sun, Hurricane Ophelia, UK )

Ray
- 3 days ago - bbc.co.uk
An "unusual" reddish sky and red-looking sun have been reported across parts of England. The phenomenon has been seen in the South West, West Midlands, North West and North East.
Halloween: England's Strange and Ancient Winter Rituals
Offbeat  (tags: Halloween, Strange, Ancient Winter Rituals, England, UK )

Ray
- 4 days ago - bbc.co.uk
It is that time again. Supermarkets are bulging with large pumpkins to carve and shops selling skeleton outfits enjoy a roaring trade. But the Americanised version of Halloween casts a long shadow over the multitude of quirky - and sometimes barmy
Harvey Weinstein: Met Police Investigate New Sex Assault Claims
Offbeat  (tags: Entertainment, Police Investigation, Harvey Weinstein, Sexual Assault Allegations, Met Police, UK )

Ray
- 5 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Police are investigating three further sexual assault allegations involving Harvey Weinstein in London, the BBC understands.
Organ Donation Opt-Out Plan: What Do People Waiting for Transplants Think?
Offbeat  (tags: Organ donation, Gift of Life, Opt-out Plan, Government, NHS, UK )

Ray
- 8 days ago - bbc.co.uk
At home, Julie Bartlett has her bags packed and people on standby to drive her to hospital, just in case she receives a phone call saying doctors have a heart that is a match for her.
BBC One Ambulance Stars on Dealing With Life and Death
Offbeat  (tags: Paramedics, Health Care, Ambulance, On the Frontline, Life or Death, BBC, UK )

Ray
- 8 days ago - bbc.co.uk
For eight weeks, BBC One series Ambulance has shone a light on the day-to-day work of West Midlands Ambulance Service. Here, some of the show's most recognisable faces talk about life on the front line.
Torture Victims Held Illegally in BritainâEUR(TM)s Immigration Detention Centers, Judge Rules
Offbeat  (tags: Immigration, Immigrants, Human Rights, Court Ruling, UK )

Ray
- 9 days ago - rt.com
BritainâEUR(TM)s immigration, detention and removal centers are illegally holding survivors of torture, a High Court judge has ruled. Seven victims of serious abuse brought a challenge against their treatment at the hands of the UK Home Office.
Ivory Trade to Be Banned in UK 'to Protect Elephants'
Offbeat  (tags: Ivory trade, Banned, Animals, Protection, Business, UK Government, UK )

Ray
- 14 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The sale and export of almost all ivory items would be banned in the UK under plans set out by the government.
PM Pledges Presumed Consent on Organs
Offbeat  (tags: Gift-of-Life, Organ Donation, Consent, May, UK )

Ray
- 15 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Prime Minister Theresa May pledges to introduce presumed consent for organ donation in England - without acknowledging it already exists in Wales.
Animal Cruelty Sentences to Rise to Five Years in Prison
Offbeat  (tags: Animal Cruelty, Prison Sentences, UK Government, UK )

Ray
- 20 days ago - bbc.co.uk
People in England who commit the most serious crimes of animal cruelty could face up to five years in prison, the government has said.
Abortion Should Not Be a Crime, Says Doctors' Body
Offbeat  (tags: Abortion, BMA, Royal College of Obstetricians, Gynaecologists, RCOG president Professor Lesley Regan, UK )

Ray
- 26 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Abortions should be treated as a medical issue and not a crime, the UK's leading pregnancy doctors say.
Slaves in Modern Britain: 'Living in the Dark'
Offbeat  (tags: Dark Ages, Slavery, Modern Britain, UK )

Ray
- 26 days ago - bbc.co.uk
One woman clutches a tissue. Then, a simple question: "What happened to you?", That's when the tears come. "My employer is not good for meâEUR¦",
Yorkshire Pudding Wrap: Reinventing the Humble Delicacy
Offbeat  (tags: Food, Reinvention, Pudding, Yorkshire, England, UK )

Ray
- 26 days ago - bbc.co.uk
They have been around for hundreds of years but now Yorkshire puddings have found themselves thrust into the culinary spotlight.
Was a Monkey Really Hanged in Hartlepool?
Offbeat  (tags: French Spy, Animal, Hanging, UK )

Ray
- 33 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Hartlepool is known by many as the place where a monkey was mistaken for a French spy and hanged. As some of the team behind the hit stage show War Horse launch a play based on the story, BBC News asks whether the hanging actually happened.
Man Arrested Over Tube Bombing
Offbeat  (tags: Tube Bombing, Kent Police, Arrest, Dover, UK )

Ray
- 34 days ago - bbc.co.uk
18-year-old man arrested by Kent Police in Dover in connection with Tube bombing in London on Friday, police say
Parsons Green: Theresa May Scolds Trump for Terror Tweets
Offbeat  (tags: Parsons Green, Train Station., Trump, May, USA, UK )

Ray
- 34 days ago - bbc.co.uk
British Prime Minister Theresa May has rebuked US President Donald Trump for claiming suspects in Friday's London train blast were known to police. "I never think it's helpful for anybody to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation," she said.
 

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