General election 2019: Vote could deliver 'seismic change' – Swinson

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJo Swinson: “We are the only party that will stop Brexit” The general election could be “a moment for seismic change”, when “a new and different politics” emerges, Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson has said. In a speech at the party’s campaign launch, she said she could […]

Mystery as white foam covers River Irwell in Salford

Image copyright Sammy P on Twitter Image caption An investigation is under way to establish the cause of the foam A city centre river has been covered in a mystery white foam overnight.A large stretch of the River Irwell between Salford and Manchester is blanketed in the unknown substance.Residents suggested it looked like “leaking bubble […]

Cervical screening: DIY alternative to smear test 'promising'

Image copyright Science Photo Library A DIY home urine or swab test could potentially help more women discover whether they are at risk of cervical cancer, researchers say.The new method could be used as an alternative to the smear test and would not require a visit to the doctor.Scientists at Queen Mary University of London […]

Paris climate accords: US notifies UN of intention to withdraw

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWatch Trump explain why he is pulling the US out of Paris climate accord The US has begun the process of withdrawing from the Paris Agreement, notifying the UN of its intention to leave, as other countries expressed regret and disappointment at the move. The notification begins […]

Wales: Aaron Ramsey returns for Wales crucial Euro 2020 qualifiers

Aaron Ramsey last played a Wales international in November 2018Euro 2020 qualifier: Azerbaijan v Wales Venue: Bakcell Arena, Baku Date: Saturday, 16 November Kick-off: 17:00 GMTCoverage: Live on BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio Cymru & updates on the BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app, plus live text commentaryJuventus midfielder Aaron […]

England collapse as New Zealand take series lead

Sam Billings was run out after being sent back by James VinceThird Twenty20, Saxton Oval, NelsonNew Zealand 180-7: De Grandhomme 55 (35), Guptill 33 (17), T Curran 2-29 England 166-7: Malan 55 (34), Vince 49 (39), Ferguson 2-25, Tickner 2-25New Zealand won by 14 runs; lead 2-1 in seriesScorecardEngland collapsed to a 14-run defeat as […]

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: IS leader's sister 'captured by Turkey'

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Former IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (pictured) was killed in a US raid in Idlib province in October The sister of former Islamic State group (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been captured in northern Syria, Turkish officials say.The 65-year-old, named as Rasmiya Awad, was detained in a raid on […]

Food banks: 'I hung around outside, embarrassed to go in'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThree people talk about using food banks: “It means I can eat, it means I can get healthy” The first time Donna Kennedy visited a food bank, she stood outside for 20 minutes, gathering courage to go in.Once a health worker, Donna, from Maghera, Londonderry, could not […]

The Papers: 'The end of smear tests' and 'new voice' of the Commons

Newspaper headlines: ‘The end of smear tests’ and new Speaker Hoyle By BBC News Staff Image caption The Daily Mail reports on a possible new alternative to traditional smear tests for women. A new type of cervical cancer test has been developed at Queen Mary University of London. Involving a urine sample or swab, it […]