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New Drivers Caught Using Phones to Lose Licence
Offbeat  (tags: Transport, Technology, Internet, Law, UK )

Ray
- 21 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Drivers caught using a phone within two years of passing their test will have their licence revoked under new rules in England, Scotland and Wales. Penalties for using a phone at the wheel double from 1 March to six points and a £200 fine.
Love Letters From Jackie Kennedy
Offbeat  (tags: Relationship, Jackie Kennedy, British Ambassador, UK, US )

Ray
- 21 days ago - bbc.co.uk
After the tragic assassination of her husband, Jackie Kennedy became close to the British Ambassador to the US, David Ormsby-Gore. A series of letters have been discovered, showing how the relationship blossomed,
The Child Abuse Scandal of the British Children Sent Abroad
Offbeat  (tags: Scandal, British Children, Australia, UK )

Ray
- 24 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Buildings at Bindoon (Pictured)were constructed by migrant children, For several decades, the UK sent children across the world to new lives in institutions where many were abused and used as forced labour.
The Art of a President Trump State Visit
Offbeat  (tags: Entertainment, Trump's Visit, Art, UK )

Ray
- 25 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A current family fad is playing that word-association game in which you respond to the previous player's word with a relatable one of your own, eg me: "Annoying." Son: "Dad." Wife: "Bald eagle."
Are We Tough Enough on Animal Cruelty?
Offbeat  (tags: Laws, Animal Cruelty, UK )

Ray
- 25 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Andrew Frankish was filmed stamping on a bulldog and throwing her down stairs (Pictured) , When two brothers who filmed themselves torturing a dog were spared jail it provoked an outcry. Yet England and Wales has the lightest maximum sentence in Europe
Great British Bake Off's Nadiya Hussain Given Food Show
Offbeat  (tags: Entertainment, Bake Off, Nadiya Hussain, Own Show, British Food, UK )

Ray
- 27 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain is to host her own cookery show, Hussain, who won Bake Off in 2015, will feature in the eight-part series for BBC Two, which will seek out great examples of British food.
Faye Burdett Meningitis Petition Family 'Ignored By Government'
Offbeat  (tags: Vaccination Programme, Petition, Rejection, British Government, UK )

Ray
- 36 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Faye's parents published the picture of their daughter just before her death , The father of a two-year-old girl who died from meningitis B has accused the government of doing nothing to raise awareness of the disease.
Thousands Apply for Chocolate Taster Job
Offbeat  (tags: Empolymment, Confectionery, UK )

Ray
- 37 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A vacancy for a chocolate and cocoa beverage taster has attracted thousands of applications. Confectionery company Mondelez, which owns brands including Cadbury and Oreo, started advertising the part-time role in Reading, Berkshire last week.
Thousands Raised for Children of Cancer Death Couple
Offbeat  (tags: Cancer Death Couple, Parents, Children, UK )

Ray
- 38 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A six-figure sum has been raised for the children of a couple who died of cancer within days of each other.
Trump Will Be Barred From Speaking in Parliament
Offbeat  (tags: Trump's State Visit, Parliament, Speaker of the House, UK )

Ray
- 40 days ago - uk.businessinsider.com
LONDON âEUR" House of Commons Speaker John Bercow has announced that he intends to block US President Donald Trump from addressing Parliament when Trump visits the UK later this year.
Ketchup Debate: To Chill or Not to Chill...
Offbeat  (tags: Food, storage, NHS Food Safety advice, UK )

Ray
- 42 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Our fridges are stuffed with food that could also be kept in the cupboard. In the past, people kept butter, eggs and sauces in the pantry without getting ill. So why do many of us insist on keeping it all chilled
Under Pressure: One Hospital's Bed Dilemma
Offbeat  (tags: Under Pressure, Health Care, NHS, UK )

Ray
- 43 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The BBC's Ed Thomas reports from the Royal Blackburn Hospital - where staff struggle daily to find available patient beds.
Queen's Sapphire Jubilee: Gun Salute Marks 65 Years on the Throne
Offbeat  (tags: Sapphire Jubilee, Queen, British Monarch, The Commonwealth, UK )

Ray
- 43 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A 41-gun salute has been fired in London's Green Park to mark the Queen's 65 years on the throne, During the celebrations, 89 horses pulled six World War One-era 13-pounder field guns into position.
Speaker Bercow: Trump Should Not Speak in Parliament
Offbeat  (tags: Trump's State Visit, Mr Speaker of Hourse of Commons, UK )

Ray
- 44 days ago - bbc.co.uk
House of Commons Speaker John Bercow has said he would be "strongly opposed" to US President Donald Trump addressing the Houses of Parliament during his state visit to the UK.

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