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BBC Talking Point
Jun 27, 2019

European heatwave sets new June temperature records
A heatwave is set to intensify after several nations hit record June temperatures on Wednesday.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 27, 2019

Hopes raised of cervical cancer eradication
The success of the HPV vaccination offers the hope of ending cervical cancer, say scientists.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 27, 2019

Tory hopefuls told not to squander UK science progress
Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson are urged to make a pledge to put scientific research at the heart of their economic policy.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 26, 2019

Give children 'less sugar and more veg in baby food'
There should be mandatory limits on sugar and parents should offer more bitter vegetables when weaning, a report says.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 26, 2019

Blind autistic singer's church performance attracts America's Got Talent
The singer, who dedicated her performance to LGBT people, is approached after a video of it went viral.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 26, 2019

Eurostar backtracks on train booze ban
Customers can take unopened alcohol to their destination, the train service has clarified.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 26, 2019

Sharp fall in foreign investment in UK
The UK is facing increasing competition from countries such as Ireland, France and Germany.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 26, 2019

Liberal Democrat leadership: Contenders make pitches
Jo Swinson and Ed Davey talk Brexit, austerity and the party's future at a hustings with journalists.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 26, 2019

Flat-pack home? Ikea moves in on UK housing
The Swedish company's joint venture BoKlok is working with Worthing council to build affordable homes.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 26, 2019

Support for homeless McDonald's worker shamed on Facebook
A man shamed on social media for sleeping at a McDonald's has received support from his community.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 26, 2019

Homelessness applications on the rise in Scotland
The number of people applying to be counted as homeless in Scotland rises for the second year in a row.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 26, 2019

France heatwave: Paris region closes schools
Regions around Paris announce school closures as France and Spain expect heat above 40C.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 25, 2019

Are these the foods millennials want to eat?
Younger people are looking for something a bit different and shops are trying to work out what that is.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 24, 2019

Do you know the hygiene hot spots in your home?
Where and when you should be cleaning to avoid infections and illness in your family, according to experts.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 24, 2019

Child obesity drive 'stalled by Brexit'
Slow progress is being made on junk food advertising restrictions and calories labelling, it is claimed.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 24, 2019

HPV vaccine for boys could cut cancer rates, research suggests
A two-year study of 235 patients in Scotland with head and neck cancer found HPV in 60% of cases.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 24, 2019

Boris Johnson's tax plan would 'benefit wealthy most' - IFS
The Tory leadership candidate's plan would cost "many billions", the Institute for Fiscal Studies says.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 24, 2019

Knitting website bans support for Trump
Ravelry, a popular knitting website, has banned its users from expressing support for the US president.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 24, 2019

Brexit: 'Dozen' Tories could back no confidence vote, says Ellwood
Minister Tobias Ellwood says opponents of a no-deal Brexit "have the numbers" to threaten the government.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 24, 2019

Environment Week: Rivers struggle to meet EU targets
Environment week: An 'upward trend' in slurry contamination of waterways shows no sign of abating.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 24, 2019

Brexit: Single UK-Irish food zone suggested by report
The proposal is aimed at avoiding checks on the Irish border after Brexit, but could face major hurdles.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 23, 2019

Climate change: Cashing in on CO2
Scientists say carbon dioxide can be used to benefit humanity instead of overheating the planet.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 23, 2019

Turning carbon dioxide into cash
Scientists say carbon dioxide can be used to benefit humanity instead of overheating the planet.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 22, 2019

How 'charity speedrunning' made gaming the new telethon
As Games Done Quick holds its 20th event, we explore how gamers raise millions for charity.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 22, 2019

US-Iran tensions: How social media reacted
How escalating tensions between the United States and Iran are being observed on social media.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 21, 2019

Dr Marijuana Pepsi: The woman who refused to let her bullies win
A woman named Marijuana Pepsi has earned a doctorate following years of bullying over her name.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 21, 2019

Protests against jail for Russian teenage 'abuse victims'
Women are protesting about two cases in which teenagers face prison after acting in "self-defence".

BBC Talking Point
Jun 21, 2019

Vaccines: Do they wear out? And other questions answered
Prof Beate Kampmann answers your questions on vaccines and the risks of not immunising children.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 21, 2019

Vaccines: Your questions answered
Prof Beate Kampmann answers your questions on vaccines and the risks of not immunising children.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 21, 2019

#BringYourDogToWorkDay marked by pics of busy pups
Photos shared of dogs sitting at desks and doing more serious things on Bring Your Dog to Work Day.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 21, 2019

Tory leadership: Tactical voting claims over Johnson and Hunt win
Questions are raised over whether tactics were used to knock Michael Gove out of the contest.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 21, 2019

Carney: '150,000 firms not fully ready for no-deal Brexit'
The Bank of England governor says firms lack the paperwork for EU trade in the event of no-deal.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 20, 2019

Clean electricity overtaking fossil fuels in Britain
Britain is obtaining more of its power from zero-carbon sources than from fossil fuels.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 20, 2019

Plan to end trains dumping waste on Scotland's railways
Waste tanks are to be fitted to high-speed ScotRail trains to stop sewage being dropped on to the railway line.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 20, 2019

Climate change funding in Wales 'not enough'
Wales needs to set aside nearly £1bn a year to tackle climate change, a top adviser warns.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 20, 2019

Chennai water: How India's sixth biggest city is coping with shortages
Chennai, home to more than four million people, is relying on tankers to supply its water.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 20, 2019

Conservative leadership: MPs await results of fourth vote
Jeremy Hunt, Michael Gove, Sajid Javid and Boris Johnson are vying be one of the final two candidates.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 20, 2019

Toy Story: How Buzz Lightyear keeps making millions
When the new Toy Story film opens on Friday, it is not just cinemas that will be hoping for a boost from sales.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 20, 2019

Tory leadership: MPs choosing final two candidates
Jeremy Hunt, Michael Gove and Sajid Javid are vying to join frontrunner Boris Johnson as the last two candidates.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 20, 2019

Dixons Carphone shares plunge on mobile phone woes
The retailer says its UK mobile business will be "significantly loss-making" this year.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 20, 2019

Irish border: UK expert panel to advise on post-Brexit arrangements
The UK government appoints panel of experts to advise on ways to avoid a hard border after Brexit.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 19, 2019

Leamington school sportswear uniform introduced
A Leamington Spa junior school replaces its uniform with "activewear", despite objections.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 19, 2019

Tory leadership race: Candidates await third vote result
One more MP will be eliminated from the race, as Dominic Raab backs Boris Johnson for No 10.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 19, 2019

Tory leadership race: Candidates face third vote
One more MP will be eliminated from the race to succeed Theresa May, as Dominic Raab backs Boris Johnson for No 10.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 19, 2019

Scottish alcohol sales drop as minimum price kicks in
The amount of alcohol per adult bought in Scotland last year fell to its lowest level since records began.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 19, 2019

Computer 'geek' stereotype puts girls off subject
Only 50 girls in Northern Ireland took computing at A-level in 2018 compared to 314 boys.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 18, 2019

Tory leadership: Candidates await result of second vote of MPs
At least one of the six leadership candidates will be knocked out, with the result due at about 18.00 BST.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 18, 2019

Tory leadership: Voting under way in second ballot
The field of six candidates will narrow further, with at least one set to be knocked out of the race.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 18, 2019

Bella Hadid apologises for 'offensive' photo
Model Bella Hadid says sorry as people take offence of a photo showing her boot facing Middle East aircraft

BBC Talking Point
Jun 18, 2019

Gay Hell: US town re-named to protest LGBT flag ban
The YouTuber is making a stand against Donald Trump's ban on US embassies flying the pride flag.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 18, 2019

Heathrow reveals expansion 'masterplan'
Plans for a third runway, as well as new terminals to be built in phases, go out to public consultation.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 18, 2019

KFC's vegan burger: Could it wean you off chicken?
The fried chicken firm is the latest fast food chain to join the vegan bandwagon, with mixed results.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 18, 2019

MPs call for end to 'throwaway clothes' era
A report by MPs urges the UK government to end the era of throwaway clothes and poor working conditions in the fashion supply chain.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 18, 2019

Tory leadership hopefuls to face second vote
The field of six candidates will narrow further, with at least one set to be knocked out of the race.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 17, 2019

Brexit: 'High price to pay' for Labour stance, says Watson
Deputy leader Tom Watson urges his party to back a new Brexit vote and wholeheartedly fight for Remain.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 17, 2019

Brexit: New referendum 'least worst option', says Tom Watson
Labour's deputy leader urges his party to back a new public vote and wholeheartedly fight for Remain.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 17, 2019

Labour must argue strongly for Remain, says Tom Watson
The deputy leader says Labour should fully endorse another referendum - a step Jeremy Corbyn has resisted.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 17, 2019

Tory leadership race: Contenders clash over Brexit
The five MPs argued over whether a new deal can be reached in a TV debate without front-runner Boris Johnson.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 16, 2019

US Open: Gary Woodland holds off Brooks Koepka to win first major
Gary Woodland holds off the challenge of world number one Brooks Koepka to claim his first major victory at the US Open.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 14, 2019

Gulf of Oman tanker attacks: Your questions answered
Jonathan Marcus answers your questions on the tanker attacks, the US position and Iran's response.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 14, 2019

Tory leadership: Matt Hancock quits contest
The health secretary says he was "focused on the future" and a leader is needed for "the here and now".

BBC Talking Point
Jun 14, 2019

Gulf of Oman tanker attacks: US says video shows Iran removing mine
Iran strongly denies a US allegation that it was behind attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 14, 2019

Chuka Umunna joins the Lib Dems after quitting Change UK
The former Labour and Change UK MP says he was wrong to think people wanted a new party.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 14, 2019

Brexit: UK government in "pretty good shape" for no deal says top civil servant
The government has done "a lot of preparation" for a no-deal Brexit, says the head of the civil service.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 14, 2019

Brexit: UK in "pretty good shape" for no-deal says top civil servant
The government has done "a lot of preparation" for a no-deal Brexit, says the head of the civil service.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 13, 2019

US veteran's LGBT Pride tribute: 'Not all country boys are bigots'
A straight Oklahoma man's tailgate rainbow message for Pride month gains huge praise on social media.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 13, 2019

US veteran's LGBTQ Pride tribute: 'Not all country boys are bigots'
A straight Oklahoma man's tailgate rainbow message for Pride month gains huge praise on social media.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 13, 2019

Bank Holiday change will 'cost calendar maker £200,000'
Calendar maker says it will have to replace the May pages on 400,000 calendars it has already printed.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 13, 2019

Gulf of Oman tanker 'attacks': Crews rescued amid rising tensions
The blasts on two oil tankers come a month after four vessels were attacked with mines off the UAE.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 13, 2019

Hong Kong protests: Social media users show support
Social media users around the world post pictures of wilted bauhinia leaves to show their solidarity.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 13, 2019

Gulf of Oman tanker blasts: Crews rescued safely
The incident comes a month after four tankers were attacked with limpet mines off the UAE.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 13, 2019

UK one of 'least family friendly' countries in Europe
The UK fares badly in rankings for paid parental leave and affordable quality childcare.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 12, 2019

Fake festivals: Why more music fans are tuning in
Ticket sales for tribute act events such as Glastonbudget and The Big Fake Festival are on the rise.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 12, 2019

Ruth Davidson: 'Outright majority needed' for indyref2 mandate
UK ministers should only agree to indyref2 if the SNP wins a majority at Holyrood, Ruth Davidson says.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 12, 2019

Very Hungry Caterpillar still being devoured 50 years on
The best-selling children's book is half a century old. Its creator tells us why it has endured so long.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 12, 2019

Brexit: MPs reject Labour plan for no-deal vote
MPs reject the chance to take control of Parliament's timetable, blocking the latest attempt to stop no-deal Brexit.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 11, 2019

US man becomes principal of the school he once cleaned
A man from Colorado explains how a teacher inspired him to take the journey from janitor to principal.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 11, 2019

US man describes his journey from janitor to principal
A man from Colorado explains how a teacher inspired him to take the journey from janitor to principal.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 11, 2019

MI5's use of personal data was 'unlawful', says watchdog
The high court hears large amounts of data belonging to "innocent citizens" was held unlawfully.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 11, 2019

Iranian hardliners threaten taxi app boycott in hijab row
The dispute follows taxi app Snapp's apology to a woman ordered out of a cab for not wearing a hijab.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 11, 2019

Brexit: Tory leadership rivals split over Brexit deadline
Andrea Leadsom says the UK will leave in October, but rival Mark Harper says that is "not credible".

BBC Talking Point
Jun 11, 2019

UK wage growth faster than expected
Wages rose at an annual pace of 3.4% in the three months to April, official figures show.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 11, 2019

MI5 criticised over 'unlawful' use of data gathered
The security service is in "special measures" over its use of data obtained under warrants.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 10, 2019

Plant extinction 'bad news for all species'
Almost 600 plant species have been lost from the wild in the last 250 years, according to a study.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 10, 2019

Handmaid's fail: Kylie Jenner faces backlash for themed party
Reality star Kylie Jenner is being criticised for hosting a Handmaid's Tale themed party.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 10, 2019

Tory leadership contest: Boris Johnson pledges income tax cut for high earners
The Tory leadership hopeful says he would use money set aside for a no-deal Brexit to cut taxes for people earning more than £50,000.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 10, 2019

UK economy hit by 'dramatic' fall in car output
Car factory shutdowns designed to cope with disruption from Brexit meant the economy shrank in April.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 10, 2019

Justin Bieber challenges Tom Cruise to UFC fight
"If you don't take this fight you're scared and you will never live it down," Justin Bieber tweeted.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 10, 2019

UK signs post-Brexit free trade deal with South Korea
The outline free trade agreement is the first post-Brexit deal the UK has secured in Asia.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 09, 2019

Night owls: Simple sleep tweaks boost wellbeing
Simple steps can shift the body clock and improve people's mental health, say researchers.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 09, 2019

E3: Xbox One successor Project Scarlett to launch in 2020
The next-generation console will have a new Halo game among its first titles.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 07, 2019

The Atlantic editor's 'sexist' interview criticised
Jeffrey Goldberg defends his comments that only "white male" journalists can write magazine features.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 07, 2019

French Open 2019: Johanna Konta loses to Marketa Vondrousova in semi-final
Johanna Konta misses out on becoming the first British woman to reach a Grand Slam singles final since 1977 by losing to Marketa Vondrousova in the French Open semi-finals.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 07, 2019

Beyonce: 'Beyhive' hounds woman off Instagram
Artist's publicist tells her fans not to "spew hate in her name" after they send Nicole Curran death threats.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 07, 2019

Bank overdraft fees targeted in major shake-up
The changes will make overdrafts simpler, fairer and easier to manage, the UK financial regulator says.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 07, 2019

Ford Bridgend: Workers 'feel betrayed', says first minister
The first minister meets unions at the engine plant, which is set to close with the loss of 1,700 jobs.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 06, 2019

Domestic abuse survivors 'more at risk of serious mental illness'
Opportunities are being missed to detect abuse and support vulnerable women, researchers say.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 06, 2019

Want to get Tyler Perry's attention? Then don't do this
The filmmaker responds to an actress who took out billboard advertisements to get his attention.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 06, 2019

Our Next UK Prime Minister: Ask them your question
Your chance to join the live election debate between Conservative MPs on Tuesday 18 June on BBC One.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 06, 2019

BBC confirms first Tory leadership debate
The candidates vying to be the next UK prime minister will face questions from the public live on BBC One.

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