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TV star Sooty celebrates his 70th year
How a "cheeky little bear" rose to fame after his discovery 70 years ago on a Blackpool pier.

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21-Jul-2018 - Source: BBC News

Newlyn Harbour: Two tonnes of cocaine seized from a yacht
Two men have appeared in court after two tonnes of cocaine was seized from a yacht in the English Channel.

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21-Jul-2018 - Source: BBC News

Government admits rabies poster gaffe
A parody poster suggesting children with rabies should be shot was included in an internal magazine.

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21-Jul-2018 - Source: BBC News

PayPoint: Energy payments fixed for customers
Terminals across the UK went down on Saturday but the company says the issue is now resolved.

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21-Jul-2018 - Source: BBC News

Mixology among 72 new Girl Guides badges
The Girl Guides have added 72 new badges in a shake-up intended to help girls and young women "take on the world".

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21-Jul-2018 - Source: Sky News

Pair in court as 1.6 tons of cocaine seized off Cornwall
Two dutch nationals have appeared in court after at least 1.6 tons of cocaine was seized from a boat in the English Channel.

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21-Jul-2018 - Source: Sky News

Sooty at 70: Magic, water pistols and enduring popularity
How a glove puppet went from Blackpool's North Pier to much-loved screen star.

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21-Jul-2018 - Source: BBC News

Declan McKenna: My 12 months on the road
The 19-year-old looks back on a year of touring the world and explains how he's approaching the follow-up to his debut.

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21-Jul-2018 - Source: BBC News

UK Heatwave 2018: The winners and losers
There are, as with most things in life, pros and cons to the hot weather - here are some of the winners and losers of the season.

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21-Jul-2018 - Source: BBC News

The secret pavement code that helps me get around
Have you ever noticed the lumps and bumps on our pavements? They're vital for partially sighted people.

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21-Jul-2018 - Source: BBC News

How long is it taking to paint the Forth Road Bridge?
Officials confirm the Queensferry Crossing paintwork will not be completed until December 2019.

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21-Jul-2018 - Source: BBC News

Wing-walking at the Farnborough Airshow
Three women who do gymnastics on a plane explain the challenges of performing at height.

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21-Jul-2018 - Source: BBC News

Woman hit with roof slate and raped
The victim, believed to be in her 20s, went to a nearby house for help following the attack in Oldham.

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21-Jul-2018 - Source: BBC News

Wolverhampton shooting: Police begin murder inquiry
Police were called to a Wolverhampton street after reports of gunshots on Friday.

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21-Jul-2018 - Source: BBC News

Alton Water: Blue-green algae shuts new aqua park
Managers apologised to those hoping to come this week and said they could re-book or get a refund.

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21-Jul-2018 - Source: BBC News

DUP meet to discuss Ian Paisley future after suspension
Senior members of the DUP are holding a private meeting to discuss the future of North Antrim MP Ian Paisley.

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21-Jul-2018 - Source: BBC News

Newsreader Lewis Vaughan Jones makes debut wearing hearing aid
Lewis Vaughan Jones, 37, feared his career was over after he suddenly lost the hearing in one ear.

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21-Jul-2018 - Source: BBC News

Sir Tom Jones 'determined' to return to performing
The Welsh singer called off four shows this week as he is in hospital with a "bacterial infection".

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21-Jul-2018 - Source: BBC News

Driver who left car on M1 'had somewhere to be'
Highways England said the car was left in lane one of the southbound M1 for almost an hour.

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21-Jul-2018 - Source: BBC News

Toblerone: Bar to revert to original shape
Makers scrap the 150g bar, likened to a bike rack, in favour of a heavier one in its traditional shape.

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21-Jul-2018 - Source: BBC News

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