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MI5 agent used secret status to terrorise girlfriend
The government tried to block publication of the story about the agent who attacked with a machete.

Boris Johnson will not face a further Partygate fine, says No 10
Police have now ended their investigation into Covid breaches during lockdown parties in No 10.

Ukrainian widow confronts Russian soldier accused of killing her husband
The 21-year-old serviceman has pled guilty to killing her husband in a village in Ukraine's north-east.

Rebekah Vardy: Case against her based on 'conspiracy theories' her lawyer says
Rebekah Vardy's lawyer rounded off her High Court libel case against Coleen Rooney on Thursday.

Vangelis: Chariots of Fire and Blade Runner composer dies at 79
The Greek musician won an Oscar for the 1981 film theme, and also wrote the Blade Runner soundtrack.

EuroMillions: Lottery winners scooped £184m with lucky dip ticket
Joe and Jess Thwaite, from Gloucester, said the record-breaking win will give them "time to dream".

Vulnerable adults set for autumn Covid booster jab
Government's vaccine advisers said winter remains the riskiest time for the virus.

Russian McDonald's buyer to rebrand restaurants
The fast food giant says the new owner of its 850 Russian restaurants will operate them under a new brand.

Twitter steps up Ukraine misinformation fight
The social media platform says it will put false claims from official accounts behind warning notices.

Russia's laser weapon claim derided as propaganda
Moscow says it has destroyed a drone with a laser, but Kyiv says it can't mask battlefield failure.

Iceland to launch over-60s discount as cost of living soars
The supermarket chain says it wants to support older customers through the cost of living crisis.

Bruno Tonioli leaves Strictly Come Dancing for good, replaced by Anton Du Beke
The Italian judge confirms his permanent exit from the show, and will be replaced by Anton Du Beke.

Vardy v Rooney: 10 things we learned at the Wagatha Christie libel trial
Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy went head-to-head in a high-profile High Court libel case.

Cornwall pub receives framed apology from Vogue magazine
The village pub had been asked to change its name but has now received a framed apology.

Derry Girls finale hailed as 'a triumph' by critics
The finale of the Channel 4 sitcom, which aired on Wednesday, received several five-star reviews.

George W Bush's speech gaffe over 'Iraq invasion'
The former US president corrected himself after saying Putin had invaded Iraq rather than Ukraine.

Taylor Swift graduation speech: Embrace 'cringe'
New York University bestowed the renowned pop singer with an honorary degree.

Why your haircut is getting more expensive
Chain Trevor Sorbie says they are now spending thousands more each month.

Meet Gleb and Ukraine’s youth orchestra in exile in Slovenia
A large group of talented young musicians and their families have been evacuated out of Ukraine into Slovenia.

Kate stands in for Queen at Buckingham Palace garden party
The duchess joins more than 8,000 guests at the second Buckingham Palace garden party of the year.

Ros Atkins on… the windfall tax debate
Why is the government facing growing pressure to announce a windfall tax on oil and gas companies?

The Papers: 'Tough times' and 'crime rise fears' over inflation
Many of Thursday's papers analyse how soaring inflation will affect people's lives in the UK.

John Peel's family selling rare items from his archive
They say the veteran DJ collected a "wealth of souvenirs" while launching the careers of many stars.

Will Sue Gray's report into Downing Street parties be damning for Boris Johnson?
Our correspondents reveal what they know about the long-awaited report on Covid law-breaking at No 10.

Partygate: How did the Metropolitan Police decide who to fine?
A total of 83 people have been fined over events in Westminster - but how were the decisions made?

Natasha Abrahart suicide: Parents call for universities to change
The family of Natasha Abrahart is taking civil action against the University of Bristol.

Extinction: Why scientists are freezing threatened species in 'biobanks'
Conservation scientists hope that preserving genetic material offers future insurance against extinction

I learned to sing using YouTube - and now it's my career
A holiday rep who was unable to sing teaches himself then scoops two music awards.

US mothers warned against DIY baby formula
Desperate mothers are trying to mix their own baby formula, but experts warn of the dangers.

Platinum Jubilee: When's the bank holiday to mark the Queen's 70-year reign?
The Platinum Jubilee marks Queen Elizabeth II's 70 year reign, with a four-day bank holiday in June.

Google helps new mum discover postpartum cardiomyopathy
Postpartum cardiomyopathy is a rare form of heart failure which is caused by having a child.

The radio station giving indigenous people a voice
A new station in Panama allows marginalised groups to speak out about their lives and communities.

The bitter fight over abortion clinic protests
Four years after the first buffer zone outside a clinic only two more have followed in England.

India seeks to win public trust in crisis-hit Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka's giant neighbour is emerging as one of its biggest providers of aid, after years of mistrust.

Jamie Oliver vs Boris Johnson: It's a grudge match
The BBC's Peter Henley recalls the first time the TV chef tangled with the PM over junk food.

Burkina Faso trapped miners: Wives heartbroken but praying for miracles
A month after a zinc mine was flooded in Burkina Faso, relatives of those trapped refuse to give up.

US PGA Championship: Rory McIlroy sets clubhouse lead at Southern Hills
Rory McIlroy birdies his final hole to reach five under par and set the early pace on day one of the US PGA Championship.

French Open: Emma Raducanu faces qualifier in first round; Novak Djokovic gets tricky draw
Britain's Emma Raducanu will make her French Open debut against a qualifier, while Novak Djokovic is set for a tricky title defence.

Formula 1: Carlos Sainz calls for broader debate on impact of 'porpoising'
Ferrari's Carlos Sainz calls for a broader debate on the long-term health implications of Formula 1's latest generation of cars.

Will Manchester United build a new stadium or renovate Old Trafford?
BBC Sport visits Old Trafford to find out why Manchester United are exploring options for renovating or expanding their home - could they even build a completely new stadium?

Semesa Rokoduguni: England wing to leave Bath after decade at Recreation Ground
England international winger Semesa Rokoduguni is to leave Bath Rugby at the end of the current Premiership season.

What is the UK's inflation rate and why is the cost of living going up?
UK inflation is rising at 9%, its fastest rate for 40 years, and could go even higher.

When might the inflation rate come down?
How long is UK inflation likely to remain high, and what can the government do to fight back?

UK inflation: 'There's not much more I can do to save money'
We asked people across the country how they are coping with the rising cost of living.

Energy prices: What is a windfall tax and how would it work?
Labour are calling for a windfall tax on the profits of oil and gas companies.

How countries are responding to the cost of living
BBC Newsnight launches its Global Tracker to assess the impact of the cost of living across across the world.

Ukraine round-up: Soldier confronted and George Bush's gaffe
A Ukrainian widow speaks at the first war crimes trial and Bush says Iraq invasion was "unjustified".

Ukraine invasion could cause global food crisis, UN warns
UN chief Antonio Guterres warns that developing countries face disaster due to rising prices.

Ukraine war: 'I had to stay below ground for more than 60 days'
Katerina spent more than two months beneath the besieged Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, Ukraine.

What is a war crime and could Putin be prosecuted over Ukraine?
If Russia has carried out war crimes in Ukraine how could Putin or his army generals be prosecuted?

Mariupol: The 80 days that left a flourishing city in ruins
The Ukrainian port which has seen some of the most intense fighting is now under Russian control.

Russian soldier pleads guilty in first war crimes trial of Ukraine conflict
The 21-year-old admits killing an unarmed civilian, in Ukraine's first war crimes trial since war began.

Mariupol's Azovstal fighters: What next for Ukraine's captured soldiers
Ukraine wants to exchange them for Russian prisoners of war, but some in Russia want them put on trial.

Ukraine: The police officer who lost his family in one Russian strike
Ivan Simoroz's home was hit by Russian bombs, killing six members of his family - days later he returned to work.

How many Ukrainians have fled their homes and where have they gone?
The UN says more than 14 million people have fled their homes since the Russian invasion.

Retired colonel speaks out on Russian TV
Mikhail Khodarenok gives a rare insight saying the military operation in Ukraine can only get worse.

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