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'Degrading strip search left me with PTSD'

Koshka Duff says she was stripped naked, manhandled and humiliated by a group of police officers.

More takeaways on high street despite anti-obesity push

Campaigners say they led to more obesity, but councils say they need extra powers to curb their growth.

Cervical screening: Millions missing smear tests

Health data shows a lower proportion of women have been having the test when they should.

South Western Railway workers begin five-day strike

The walkout will be the longest yet in the dispute over the role of guards on South Western Railway.

Cambridge car park crushed death woman 'grabbed barrier'

Heidi Chalkley was dragged into a car park shutter after grabbing onto it, an inquest hears.

Jonathan Agnew 'father's tribute letter' up for sport award

Jonathan Agnew broadcast a letter about how a dying fan spent his final hours tuned in to cricket.

Ed Farmer inquest: Student died after 'initiation-style' event

Ed Farmer had been drinking and died in hospital after being found unconscious, an inquest hears.

Nazia Ali death: Mohammed Anhar Ali charged with murder

It follows the discovery of a woman's body at an address in Tower Hamlets.

Grayling to decide on Govia Thameslink penalty 'in weeks'

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling was grilled by MPs about a timetable overhaul that caused chaos.

Teenager dies in fatal stabbing in Greenwich

The 18-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene in south-east London.

Stephen Hawking's personal items to be sold at auction

A signed book and a wheelchair owned by Prof Stephen Hawking will also go under the hammer.

Queen's College head failed to report pupil's rape claim

Christopher Alcock is found guilty of unacceptable professional conduct but not banned from teaching.

Samantha Eastwood: Man admits murdering midwife after affair

Samantha Eastwood was found in a shallow grave after being killed by the brother-in-law of her ex-fiancé.

Toddler hurt by discarded needle in Wetherspoon pub

Two-year-old Oscar has been tested for HIV after pricking his finger in a Wetherspoon's, his mum says.

Yorkshire Tiger bus crashes into Shipley opticians

Retired lorry driver Colin Glover says he ran over to help and then turned the engine off.

Julian Cole: Three Bedfordshire Police officers sacked

Julian Cole was left brain damaged and paralysed by the incident in Bedford five years ago.

The parents of children who died fighting IS visit Syria

Eight Britons are known to have been killed fighting with the Kurdish militia against the Islamic State group.

Derbyshire bolving contestants mimic rutting deer

Competitors bellow across the moors in the hope of a return call from a mating stag.

Meet the 99-year-old transgender WW2 veteran

Louise Jennings was 26 years old when she fought in World War Two as Robert Jennings.

Bucks Fizz star Jay Aston back on stage after cancer operation

Jay Aston has had life-saving surgery to treat her mouth cancer.

Norfolk World War One centenary poppies go on display

Each poppy represents a person named on one of Norfolk's war memorials.

How an ex-heroin addict became a priest in Derby

The Reverend Darren Howie got clean from drug addiction and now helps others as a priest in Derby.

Conservative MP Michael Fabricant 'cycles naked through London park'

Michael Fabricant is campaigning for a nude charity bike ride in his Lichfield constituency.

Plymouth girl's baking helps beat brain damage

Beth Horton had a stroke at the age of two, leaving her with limited movement in her right hand and foot.

Giants of the deep

Huge bluefin tuna are being caught again in British waters - but can they be fished sustainably?

All evil?

Downton Abbey creator Lord Fellowes condemns his "evil" ancestor who ordered the Peterloo Massacre.

England's Big Picture: 22 - 28 October

Showcasing the best images sent to us from around England

Proud cuckooland

As a sci-fi museum opens in a man's cellar, the BBC takes a tour of some of England's most unusual attractions.

The real Granny Smith

The Granny Smith apple turns 150 this year, but who was the woman who gave her name to the fruit?

'They were delivered to hell'

Groomed, raped and often discarded on the moors, more than a dozen girls suffered years of abuse.

Borough on the brink

There are fears Nuneaton Borough will go out of business soon as no-one is claiming ownership of the club. Why?

Go wireless

Is the underwire under fire from a new wave of women ditching 'scaffolding' bras?


NHS talking therapy service is failing patients in one in seven areas of England, BBC analysis shows.

Arsenal 3-1 Leicester City: Ozil turns in stunning display for Gunners

Mesut Ozil produces one of the best midfield displays in the Premier League this season as Arsenal beat Leicester to move fourth.

Caroline Dubois: Youth Olympic champion a star to cherish say Costello & Bunce

Caroline Dubois could be the 'best female boxer' Mike Costello has seen or is perhaps the best young athlete in the world for Steve Bunce.

FA Cup first round draw: Non-league Hampton & Richmond Borough face Oldham

National League South side Hampton & Richmond Borough have the chance of pulling off an FA Cup shock after they draw League Two club Oldham Athletic the first round.

Jamie Peacock: Hull KR head of rugby to leave at end of season

Hull KR head of rugby Jamie Peacock will leave the Super League club at the end of the season.

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