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BBC Talking Point
May 22, 2019

European elections 2019: Expats fear postal votes will not count
Some UK citizens living abroad have received their European election postal votes late - or not at all.

BBC Talking Point
May 22, 2019

Tesla 'hires' witty museum sheep tweeter
Social media expert who propelled The Museum of English Rural Life to global fame is snapped up by Tesla.

BBC Talking Point
May 22, 2019

British Steel insolvency endangers 5,000 jobs
British Steel enters compulsory liquidation, threatening 5,000 jobs directly and 20,000 more indirectly.

BBC Talking Point
May 22, 2019

Brexit: PM under fire over new Brexit plan
Some Tory MPs are renewing calls to oust the PM, as Labour calls her new offer "too weak".

BBC Talking Point
May 22, 2019

British Steel enters insolvency endangering 5,000 jobs
British Steel enters compulsory liquidation, threatening 5,000 jobs directly and 20,000 more indirectly.

BBC Talking Point
May 22, 2019

Cannula sleeves: 'Simple solution for dementia patients'
Thousands of cannula sleeves have been made by a knitting group since it was set up by a Chester singer.

BBC Talking Point
May 21, 2019

European elections 2019: Expats in France fear postal votes will not count
Some UK citizens in France have received their European election postal votes late - or not at all.

BBC Talking Point
May 21, 2019

Welsh teens' lost sleep and no breakfast
A study of teenagers' lives shows late nights on mobile screens and no time for breakfast.

BBC Talking Point
May 21, 2019

UK government to bring in new controls on plastic items
In a bid to limit ocean pollution, the government will introduce new controls on plastic next year.

BBC Talking Point
May 21, 2019

Straws: UK government to bring in new controls on plastic
In a bid to limit ocean pollution, the government will introduce new controls on plastic next year.

BBC Talking Point
May 21, 2019

Brexit bill: PM sets out details of customs compromise
The plan, including the idea of a temporary customs relationship, is aimed at winning over Labour MPs.

BBC Talking Point
May 21, 2019

Brexit bill: PM to set out details of customs compromise
The plan, including the idea of a temporary customs relationship, is aimed at winning over Labour MPs.

BBC Talking Point
May 21, 2019

TFBoys: Wang Yuan sorry over illegal smoking
China goes wild over TFBoys star and role model caught smoking illegally

BBC Talking Point
May 21, 2019

Brexit bill: Cabinet backs PM's Brexit compromises offer
The PM's plan includes the idea of a temporary customs relationship, aimed at winning over Labour MPs.

BBC Talking Point
May 21, 2019

Brexit: PM seeks cabinet support for withdrawal bill
Theresa May wants her ministers to back measures aimed at winning over Labour MPs.

BBC Talking Point
May 21, 2019

Brexit: Hammond to warn Tories over no-deal 'hijack'
The chancellor's message comes as Theresa May discusses her latest Brexit plan with cabinet.

BBC Talking Point
May 20, 2019

Oxford University promises 25% of places to disadvantaged
University of Oxford wants a big increase in students from deprived areas in the next four years.

BBC Talking Point
May 20, 2019

Rise in global sea levels could have 'profound consequences'
Researchers say sea levels may rise by 2m by the end of this century, double current predictions.

BBC Talking Point
May 20, 2019

Climate change: Global sea level rise could be bigger than expected
Researchers say sea levels may rise by 2m by the end of this century, double current predictions.

BBC Talking Point
May 20, 2019

When women experts are not taken seriously
A Twitter thread on "having a PhD whilst female" inspires stories of having work expertise accepted.

BBC Talking Point
May 20, 2019

Brexit: Matt Hancock urges MPs to vote for bill
The health secretary says they should support it in June's vote and worry about the detail afterwards.

BBC Talking Point
May 19, 2019

Brexit: New UK PM will not alter withdrawal deal - Coveney
Ireland's deputy prime minister says "the personality might change" but the Brexit deal will not.

BBC Talking Point
May 17, 2019

'Shut up and drive': Uber's quiet option for silent rides
The ride-hailing firm is giving its customers the option to silence chatty drivers.

BBC Talking Point
May 17, 2019

Moscow courier service campaign creates a stir online
Some very personal adverts for a delivery service in Moscow have created a stir on social media.

BBC Talking Point
May 17, 2019

Labour-Tory Brexit talks end without deal
Jeremy Corbyn says discussions "have gone as far as they can", while No 10 calls them "very challenging".

BBC Talking Point
May 17, 2019

EasyJet chief defends Champions League final flight costs
The airline's boss says "enormous" demand has pushed prices up: "That is how the system works."

BBC Talking Point
May 17, 2019

Single mum's Nasa internship funded by strangers
A single mother almost missed out on a coveted Nasa internship until strangers stepped in to help.

BBC Talking Point
May 17, 2019

British Steel in talks with government to avert collapse
The firm has borrowed money from its backers as it seeks a "permanent solution" to its financial woes.

BBC Talking Point
May 16, 2019

Measles: Experts call for compulsory vaccination
Misleading campaigns claiming jabs are dangerous have left countries vulnerable, researchers say.

BBC Talking Point
May 16, 2019

Smacking ban Wales: Police warning over funding
If it is not resourced, the money will come from other areas of policing, says South Wales boss.

BBC Talking Point
May 16, 2019

Councillor's colour-coded knitting shows 'men talk too much'
A Montreal councillor knits different colours as men and women speak, spinning a yarn on social media.

BBC Talking Point
May 16, 2019

Stalemate is causing pupils to suffer, say principals
More than 500 head teachers sign a letter to the head of the NI civil service, David Sterling.

BBC Talking Point
May 16, 2019

Cancer: Breakthrough treatments to target drug resistance
The first treatments could be available within a decade, say scientists setting up a research centre.

BBC Talking Point
May 16, 2019

Labour unveils National Grid takeover plan
The firm behind the UK's energy networks says the move would delay the switch to green energy.

BBC Talking Point
May 16, 2019

Smacking ban Wales: police warning over possible risks
The proposed law could see children removed from home and catch out cross-border visitors, officers claim.

BBC Talking Point
May 15, 2019

HS2 will 'short change' the North, say peers
HS2 does not offer value for money and could "short change" the North, warns Lords committee.

BBC Talking Point
May 15, 2019

Alabama abortion bill ignites women's stories with #youknowme
US actress Busy Phillips appeals to women to share their personal stories about abortion.

BBC Talking Point
May 15, 2019

The Jeremy Kyle Show axed by ITV after death of guest
The programme has been permanently cancelled after the death of a guest who took part in the show.

BBC Talking Point
May 15, 2019

Brexit: MPs to vote on withdrawal bill in early June
This will happen even if there's no agreement between the government and Labour, Downing Street says.

BBC Talking Point
May 15, 2019

Poverty tightens grip on poorest children, research says
Analysis suggests more than half of children in 200 parliamentary constituencies live below poverty line.

BBC Talking Point
May 15, 2019

Climate change: Bafta calls for more environment plot lines on TV
New research by Bafta found references to "climate change" lag far behind "beer" or "sex" in UK TV shows.

BBC Talking Point
May 14, 2019

ADHD: ‘The web comics that show what my life is like'
Dani Donovan's drawings, showing what it's like to have ADHD, have resonated with many online.

BBC Talking Point
May 14, 2019

San Francisco is first US city to ban facial recognition
The city voted against the emerging technology amid fears of invasion of privacy and unreliability.

BBC Talking Point
May 14, 2019

'Two young women waiting to see who would die first'
A woman describes the 'goosebumps' she felt reading a letter from the family of her heart donor.

BBC Talking Point
May 14, 2019

Arthur teacher comes out in children's cartoon series
A long-running cartoon series that recently featured a gay wedding gains huge social media praise.

BBC Talking Point
May 14, 2019

Brexit: PM's negotiator to explore changes to future EU relations
Olly Robbins is heading to Brussels to discuss the declaration on the UK's future relations with the EU.

BBC Talking Point
May 13, 2019

Taiwanese men in skirts challenge gender stereotypes
Skirt-wearing events have been taking place across Taiwan ahead of legislation for same-sex marriage.

BBC Talking Point
May 13, 2019

Brexit: Cross-party deal must include new referendum - Sir Keir Starmer
Sir Keir Starmer says many Labour MPs won't back a cross-party deal unless it's confirmed by a referendum.

BBC Talking Point
May 13, 2019

Brexit: Cross-party deal must include confirmatory vote - Sir Keir Starmer
Sir Keir Starmer says many Labour MPs won't back a cross-party deal unless it's confirmed by a referendum.

BBC Talking Point
May 13, 2019

Bafta TV Awards 2019: Killing Eve, Ant and Dec, Benedict Cumberbatch win
Killing Eve's Jodie Comer is named best actress and Benedict Cumberbatch wins best actor.

BBC Talking Point
May 12, 2019

Third of Scottish adults anxious over body image, report finds
Mental Health Foundation Scotland, which carried out the research, wants action to tackle the problem

BBC Talking Point
May 10, 2019

Big day clash
Spurs and Liverpool fans talk about how they will deal with their special days clashing.

BBC Talking Point
May 10, 2019

Fashion chain Select falls into administration
The High Street fashion chain, with 169 stores across the UK, falls into administration.

BBC Talking Point
May 10, 2019

UK economy rebounds in first quarter
Brexit stockpiling by firms helps to lift UK growth in the first three months of the year.

BBC Talking Point
May 10, 2019

Delta Airlines staff told 'don't unionise, buy video games'
Posters discouraging Delta staff from joining a union prompt a significant backlash on social media.

BBC Talking Point
May 10, 2019

'Buy video games'
Posters discouraging Delta staff from joining a union prompt a significant backlash on social media.

BBC Talking Point
May 10, 2019

Climate change: Scientists test radical ways to fix Earth's climate
Researchers plan for new centre to explore refreezing the poles, sucking out CO2 and ocean greening.

BBC Talking Point
May 09, 2019

Asking for empathy
A teenager with Tourette's syndrome says she felt pressured to leave a cinema after complaints about noise.

BBC Talking Point
May 09, 2019

Tourette's teen leaves cinema after complaints she was too noisy
A teenager with Tourette's syndrome says she felt pressured to leave a cinema after complaints about noise.

BBC Talking Point
May 09, 2019

Global Questions in Sydney: Ask your question
In this mobile, globalised world, is multiculturalism failing, and if so, what needs to replace it?

BBC Talking Point
May 09, 2019

European elections 2019: Labour can unite our country, says Corbyn
Jeremy Corbyn launches his party's European elections campaign, promising to end Conservative "chaos".

BBC Talking Point
May 08, 2019

European elections 2019: Labour can 'unite our country', says Corbyn
Party leader Jeremy Corbyn will launch his party's European elections campaign in Kent later.

BBC Talking Point
May 08, 2019

Could a £2,400 basic income eradicate extreme poverty in Scotland?
Replacing benefits with a basic income could put an end to destitution and improve health and wellbeing, according to a new report.

BBC Talking Point
May 08, 2019

British-Irish conference: Brexit rights deal signed
The agreement guarantees free movement across the Irish border and access for study and health care.

BBC Talking Point
May 08, 2019

Brexit: Theresa May rejects calls to resign
The PM rejects calls for her to quit despite a growing clamour for her to name her departure date.

BBC Talking Point
May 08, 2019

Bill's mum
#MyMum trends after leader of the opposition's emotional response to press reports about his mother

BBC Talking Point
May 08, 2019

Mum tributes as Australian MP pans ‘new low' press report
#MyMum trends after leader of the opposition's emotional response to press reports about his mother

BBC Talking Point
May 08, 2019

Getting creative really does boost your mood, survey suggests
Singing, painting and playing music can help us cope with modern life, new research suggests.

BBC Talking Point
May 08, 2019

British-Irish conference: Brexit rights deal to be signed
The agreement will guarantee free movement across the Irish border and access for study and health care.

BBC Talking Point
May 07, 2019

Cardiff doctors to prescribe free bike hire to patients
One GP says people understand the benefits of exercise but are "sometimes reluctant to engage".

BBC Talking Point
May 07, 2019

UK drones map Chernobyl's 'Red Forest'
British scientists undertake a new aerial survey of one of the most radioactive locations on Earth.

BBC Talking Point
May 07, 2019

Brexit: Theresa May meets Sir Graham Brady amid calls to resign
The meeting with Sir Graham Brady comes as the PM is under pressure to set a firm resignation date.

BBC Talking Point
May 07, 2019

Holiday fraud
The holiday-makers whose dream breaks were ruined by alleged fraudsters.

BBC Talking Point
May 07, 2019

Actor slams Vox
The Spanish political party had tweeted an image of Mortensen playing Aragorn in Lord of the Rings

BBC Talking Point
May 07, 2019

Viggo Mortensen: Vox 'ridiculous' to use Aragorn image
The Spanish political party had tweeted an image of Mortensen playing Aragorn in Lord of the Rings

BBC Talking Point
May 07, 2019

Fraudsters 'stole £7m' from holidaymakers in 2018
Victims of bogus airline tickets or fake accommodation lose £1,380 on average, research suggests.

BBC Talking Point
May 07, 2019

Brexit: Theresa May to meet Sir Graham Brady amid calls to resign
The meeting with Sir Graham Brady comes as the PM is under pressure to set a firm resignation date.

BBC Talking Point
May 06, 2019

Trophy hunting: Gove 'cautious' over ban on imports
The environment secretary said wildlife charities had advised him to "be cautious".

BBC Talking Point
May 06, 2019

Would you get buried in a mushroom suit like Luke Perry?
Luke Perry's daughter has revealed one of her father's final wishes was to be given an eco-friendly burial.

BBC Talking Point
May 06, 2019

Mushroom burial
Luke Perry's daughter has revealed one of her father's final wishes was to be given an eco-friendly burial.

BBC Talking Point
May 03, 2019

Cyclone Fani: Indians shelter from powerful storm
More than a million people shelter from Cyclone Fani, one of the region's most powerful storms in years.

BBC Talking Point
May 03, 2019

HSBC first-quarter profit jumps as costs drop
The bank's boss, John Flint, says the result is "encouraging" in a climate of global economic uncertainty.

BBC Talking Point
May 03, 2019

Cyclone Fani: Powerful storm slams into eastern India coast
The eastern state of Orissa is now experiencing the full impact of the powerful Cyclone Fani.

BBC Talking Point
May 03, 2019

Cyclone Fani: Powerful storm slams into eastern Indian coast
The country's eastern coastline is now experiencing the full impact of the powerful Cyclone Fani.

BBC Talking Point
May 03, 2019

Cyclone Fani begins landfall in eastern India
A million people have been evacuated, with the cyclone expected to hit at full force within hours.

BBC Talking Point
May 02, 2019

Beyond Meat: Shares in vegan burger company sizzle 160%
Beyond Meat's stock market value hits $3.8bn as shares in the US firm start trading on Wall Street.

BBC Talking Point
May 02, 2019

'You are loved' - the power of an anonymous note and gift
How a letter hidden by a stranger, found inside a book, has inspired a ripple of good deeds.

BBC Talking Point
May 02, 2019

Powerful notes
How a letter hidden by a stranger, found inside a book, has inspired a ripple of good deeds.

BBC Talking Point
May 02, 2019

Climate change: Scotland to set faster target for net-zero emissions
The Scottish government wants to reduce emissions to net-zero by 2045, five years ahead of the UK as a whole.

BBC Talking Point
May 02, 2019

Cyclone Fani: Mass evacuations as storm moves up India's coast
About 800,000 people are evacuated in Orissa state as Cyclone Fani bears down on India's east coast.

BBC Talking Point
May 02, 2019

NI 'needs new approach to climate change' - Lord Deben
The Committee on Climate Change says there has been some resistance to climate legislation at Stormont.

BBC Talking Point
May 02, 2019

Global sports sponsorship 'to hit £35bn' in 2019
But sports rights-holders may be under-exploiting the value of sponsorship deals, a report says.

BBC Talking Point
May 01, 2019

Climate change: UK 'can cut emissions to nearly zero' by 2050
It could be done at no added cost from previous estimates, and reduce GDP by just 1-2%, a report says.

BBC Talking Point
May 01, 2019

Brexit: May hopes UK will leave 'well before' 31 October deadline
Theresa May says her aims are "very similar" to Labour's when it comes to customs talks.

BBC Talking Point
May 01, 2019

Forever 21 'steals' anti-fast-fashion artist's work
Critics say the High Street retailer is making light of the garment industry's environmental impact.

BBC Talking Point
May 01, 2019

Mis-labelled?
Critics say the High Street retailer is making light of the garment industry's environmental impact.

BBC Talking Point
May 01, 2019

Has Leeds cracked the obesity problem?
The city is being lauded for success in reducing the waistlines of young children. Should others follow its lead?

BBC Talking Point
May 01, 2019

Apple iPhone sales drop at record pace
Smartphone revenue falls at its steepest-ever rate, but the technology giant is upbeat on the future.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 30, 2019

Beavers given protected status in Scotland
The new legislation makes it illegal to kill beavers or destroy established dams without a licence.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 30, 2019

Plan to secure internet of things with new law
The internet of things, from toys to web cameras, should be more secure, the proposed legislation says.

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