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BBC Talking Point
Dec 13, 2018

Brexit: Theresa May arrives at EU summit after surviving vote
The prime minister says she wants to get new assurances from the EU over the Irish backstop plan.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 13, 2018

Brexit: Theresa May joining EU summit after surviving vote
The prime minister is back in Brussels to seek new assurances from the EU over the Irish backstop.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 13, 2018

Climate change: Failure to tackle warming 'suicidal'
UN secretary general tells climate negotiators in Poland that failure to make progress would be a desperate blow for the planet.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 13, 2018

House of Fraser revival 'challenging'
Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley sees "significant challenges" in turning around the department store chain.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 12, 2018

Road accidents rise despite tougher drink-drive limits
Researchers say public awareness campaigns and tougher enforcement measures are needed.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 12, 2018

Pound sheds some earlier gains as May wins confidence vote
Sterling sheds some of its earlier gains after leadership confidence vote result is revealed.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 12, 2018

Theresa May awaits result of Tory MPs' confidence vote
In a last-minute appeal to Tory MPs before they began voting, the UK prime minister said she would step down before the next election.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 12, 2018

Climate change is 'shrinking winter'
Snowy mountain winters are being squeezed into shorter periods, threatening water supplies and increasing wildfire risk.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 12, 2018

Theresa May awaits confidence vote result - as Tory MPs cast ballots
In a last-minute appeal to Tory MPs before they began voting, the UK prime minister said she would step down before the next election.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 12, 2018

Theresa May faces a vote of no confidence from Tory MPs
In a last-minute appeal to Tory MPs before they began voting, the UK prime minister said she would step down before the next election.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 12, 2018

Scottish budget: Higher earner income tax gap to widen
Scotland's finance secretary will not pass on a tax break for higher earners that was announced by the chancellor in his UK budget.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 12, 2018

Santa brings sense of calm and comfort to autistic teen
A busy mall can make 19-year-old Jack anxious but when Santa is there he's comfortable and calm.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 12, 2018

Team Sky: Sky to end backing of British powerhouse in 2019
The future of Team Sky is in doubt after broadcaster Sky announces it will withdraw backing at the end of 2019.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 12, 2018

Theresa May to face vote of no confidence from Tory MPs
The prime minister vows to fight for her job, warning that changing leader would delay Brexit and possibly put it at risk.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 12, 2018

Brexit: May cancels Dublin visit over confidence vote
Theresa May says her meeting with Leo Varadkar is off due to the leadership contest she faces.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 12, 2018

Superdry warns worse to come as profits plunge
Fashion retailer considers closing stores amid disappointing sales of winter clothing.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 12, 2018

Scam alert after £3,000 phone delivery to woman's home
A man is arrested after a homeowner received electrical goods she had never ordered.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 11, 2018

Scottish budget to be set out 'under Brexit shadow'
Finance Secretary Derek Mackay is to set out his draft Scottish budget "under the shadow" of Brexit.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 11, 2018

Driver caught in act
A Zomato delivery driver was filmed eating food meant for customers and resealing the boxes in India.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 11, 2018

Zomato driver sacked after eating customer's takeaway
A Zomato delivery driver was filmed eating food meant for customers and resealing the boxes in India.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 11, 2018

Zomato India driver sacked after eating customer's takeaway
A Zomato delivery driver was filmed eating food meant for customers and resealing the boxes in India.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 10, 2018

YouTube Rewind 2018 becomes site's second-most disliked video
YouTube's annual recap becomes the website's second-most disliked video of all-time with 6.8M dislikes.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 10, 2018

YouTube Rewind dislike
YouTube's annual recap becomes the website's second-most disliked video of all-time with 6.8M dislikes.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 10, 2018

Brexit: Nothing off table for Theresa May ahead of key vote
Reopening the Brexit withdrawal agreement is an option, Downing Street sources say.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 09, 2018

BBC Sound of 2019: Which rising stars have made the longlist?
BBC Music reveals its annual Sound Of list, which highlights the musicians who'll make waves in 2019.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 09, 2018

O2 'to seek millions' in damages over data outage
The mobile phone operator is understood to be demanding damages from supplier Ericsson.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 07, 2018

Oxbridge 'over-recruits from eight schools'
More Oxbridge places go to a handful of private schools than 3,000 state schools put together.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 07, 2018

Hypebeasts of Russia
The cost of people's clothes is dividing opinion on YouTube in Russia.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 07, 2018

The hypebeasts of Russia, popular at what cost?
The cost of people's clothes is dividing opinion on YouTube in Russia.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 07, 2018

Brexit: Still time to persuade MPs to back deal, says Matt Hancock
Ministers tour UK to sell Theresa May's deal as No 10 says vote will go ahead as planned on Tuesday.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 07, 2018

'Meaningful vote' compromise bid dismissed by Brexiteers
An amendment offering MPs more of a say over the "backstop" is "desperate", says Tory Brexiteer.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 07, 2018

Williams railways review to look at 'all options'
John Lewis deputy chair Keith Williams does not rule out future rail nationalisation in the UK.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 06, 2018

New Scottish film studio site announced
An enormous industrial building is identified as the home of a major film and television studio for Scotland.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 06, 2018

Big Short investor bets against UK banks
Steve Eisman predicts that the British banking industry will fall in value as the UK leaves the EU.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 06, 2018

Stock markets stabilise after earlier sell-off
Wall Street stabilises after London and other major European stock markets fall more than 3%.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 06, 2018

Stock markets slide as market sell-off continues
Wall Street tumbles after London and other major European stock markets fall more than 3%.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 06, 2018

US shares sink as market sell-off continues
Wall Street opens lower after London and other major European stock markets fall more than 2%.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 06, 2018

US shares follow in wake of global rout
Wall Street opens lower after London and other major European stock markets fall more than 2%.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 06, 2018

Brexit: Theresa May 'looking at MPs' role on backstop'
Theresa May tells the BBC she is "talking to colleagues" about their concerns over her Brexit deal.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 06, 2018

FTSE 100 falls to two-year low amid share sell-off
Indexes in London and other major European markets fall 2% as fears grow over US-China trade issues.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 06, 2018

New homes 'crumbling due to weak mortar'
Some homeowners have been asked to sign gagging orders to claim compensation or get the problem fixed.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 06, 2018

Russians criticise music concert cancelling advice
A group on social media in the country is calling on parents to unite against "amoral" musicians.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 06, 2018

Concert cancelling
A group on social media in the country is calling on parents to unite against "amoral" musicians.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 05, 2018

Plan to make Scots beer a £1bn industry
Scottish drinkers are urged to ditch imported beer for local brew, as part of a drive to turn the sector into a £1bn industry by 2030.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 05, 2018

Climate change: Warming made UK heatwave 30 times more likely
Rising global temperatures have massively boosted the chances of summer heatwaves in the UK, says a study.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 05, 2018

Brexit: MSPs vote to reject draft deal in Holyrood
SNP, Labour, Green and Lib Dem MSPs vote to reject both the draft Brexit deal and a "no deal" outcome.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 05, 2018

MPs may try to steal Brexit from British people - Liam Fox
The international trade secretary says it would be a "democratic affront" if MPs stop Brexit.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 05, 2018

UK economic growth 'stalls' as service sector slides
Growth in the UK's key services sector hits its lowest level since July 2016, prompting fears of stagnation.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 04, 2018

Ash dieback: ash woodlands 'may flourish once again'
Scientists say there is hope that some ash trees can survive in the future, despite ash dieback.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 04, 2018

Brexit: MSPs to reject draft deal in Holyrood vote
SNP, Labour, Green and Lib Dem MSPs will vote to reject both the draft Brexit deal and a 'no deal' outcome.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 04, 2018

Baby helmet helpers
Model Chrissy Teigen posts a picture of her son Miles wearing a helmet for his flat skull and other mothers share their own in solidarity.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 04, 2018

Chrissy Teigen and the baby helmet photos
Model Chrissy Teigen posts a picture of her son Miles wearing a helmet for his flat skull and other mothers share their own in solidarity.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 04, 2018

Chrissy Teigen leads baby helmet craze
Model Chrissy Teigen posts a picture of her son Miles wearing a helmet for his flat skull and other mothers share their own in solidarity.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 03, 2018

Alex Younger: MI6 chief 'perplexed' over Matthew Hedges case
The man known as "C" says he "can't understand" how Matthew Hedges was accused of spying for MI6.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 03, 2018

The right to bare arms
Journalist Patricia Karvelas has been kicked out of the Australian parliament for showing too much skin on her arm.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 03, 2018

MI6 chief 'perplexed' over Matthew Hedges case
The man known as "C" says he "can't understand" how Matthew Hedges was accused of spying for MI6.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 03, 2018

Sir David Attenborough: Climate change 'our greatest threat'
Naturalist Sir David Attenborough says climate change is humanity's greatest threat in thousands of years.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 03, 2018

David Attenborough: Climate change 'our greatest threat'
The naturalist David Attenborough has said climate change is humanity's greatest threat in thousands of years.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 03, 2018

Qatar pulls out of Opec oil producers' cartel
The Gulf state says it will pull out of the oil cartel in the new year to focus on gas production.

BBC Talking Point
Dec 02, 2018

MI6 chief uses speech to issue warning to Russia
The man known as "C" will warn Russia "not to underestimate" the UK's capabilities.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 30, 2018

Brexit: May not ruling out second MPs' vote on deal
The PM insists she can still get MPs to back her deal the first time, as she meets G20 leaders.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 30, 2018

Sark electricity: Deal struck for government buy out
The 11th-hour deal will keep power supplies switched on while the government buys the firm.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 30, 2018

Son transforms dad's brain-op scar into Bond villain look
When brain surgery left Ed with a huge scar, his son decided to get creative with his camera.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 30, 2018

Son transforms dad's brain-op stitches into Bond villain look
When brain surgery left Ed with a huge scar, his son decided to get creative with his camera.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 30, 2018

My dad, the Bond villain
When brain surgery left Ed with a huge scar, his son decided to get creative with his camera.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 29, 2018

Extinction crisis: Five things you should know
The United Nations biodiversity chief on why extinction is a "silent killer" and deserves more attention.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 29, 2018

More Scots apply for Irish citizenship
Figures from the Irish consulate show a 19-fold increase since the Brexit referendum was announced.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 29, 2018

WTO chief warns of worst crisis in global trade since 1947
Roberto Azevedo says the trade body is looking for a "plan B" to stop its dispute system being paralysed.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 29, 2018

Satellites warn African farmers of pest infestations
UK researchers develop an early warning system to prevent crops in Africa being devastated.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 29, 2018

Theresa May won't rule out 'no-deal' Brexit
The prime minister refuses to speculate on what will happen if MPs reject her Brexit deal.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 29, 2018

Jiang Jinfu: Chinese actor held on domestic violence charge
Jiang Jinfu was arrested following allegations he had abused his Japanese girlfriend Haruka Nakaura.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 29, 2018

Actor arrested
Jiang Jinfu was arrested following allegations he had abused his Japanese girlfriend Haruka Nakaura.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 29, 2018

Theresa May warns of efforts to 'frustrate' Brexit
Theresa May urges MPs to ignore other options and focus on the "choice" they face on 11 December.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 29, 2018

Theresa May: My focus is on getting Brexit deal passed
Theresa May urges MPs to ignore other options and focus on the "choice" they face on 11 December.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 29, 2018

Brexit: UK economy not ready for no deal, Mark Carney says
A transition period is needed to adapt to the departure from the EU, the Bank of England governor says.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 29, 2018

Brexit: Security minister Ben Wallace warns of no-deal risk
The government says its deal maintains close UK-EU co-operation but Labour dismisses it as "flimsy".

BBC Talking Point
Nov 28, 2018

Stormy weather causes disruption across NI
Hundreds of homes were left without power for a time and debris was strewn across coastal roads.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 28, 2018

Stormy weather causes hundreds of homes to lose power
Strong winds and heavy rain has also caused travel disruption across Northern Ireland.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 28, 2018

Storm Diana: Wet and windy weather disrupts travel in NI
Wet and windy weather has hit ahead of Storm Diana's arrival.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 28, 2018

Instagram snappers hogging beauty spot
How a New Zealand beauty spot is being ruined for some walkers by people's desperation for a perfect photo.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 28, 2018

Instagram traffic jam
How a beauty spot is being ruined for some walkers by people's desperation for a perfect photo.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 28, 2018

Huawei: NZ bars Chinese firm on national security fears
Concerns about espionage risks has sparked global scrutiny of telecoms gear made by China's Huawei.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 27, 2018

UK ports face 'major disruption' in case of no-deal Brexit, MPs warn
A Commons committee says plans for avoiding disruption around UK ports are "worryingly under-developed".

BBC Talking Point
Nov 27, 2018

UK's first carbon capture and storage project 'operational by mid 2020s'
Ministers give a timeline for the UK's first carbon capture and storage project, as research funding is announced.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 27, 2018

Why are people in Turkey joking about onions on Twitter?
Turkish people have taken to social media to make jokes about what they call the "onion crisis".

BBC Talking Point
Nov 27, 2018

Crying with laughter?
Turkish people have taken to social media to make jokes about what they call the "onion crisis".

BBC Talking Point
Nov 27, 2018

Brexit: Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn agree to live TV debate
The PM insists she's ready to go head-to-head with Jeremy Corbyn - he says he'd "relish" the chance.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 27, 2018

What do you want the BBC to investigate?
Weather, weddings and Brexit aside - tell us what else you want to know.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 27, 2018

Brexit: May challenges Corbyn to live TV debate
The PM accuses the Labour leader of having no working alternative to her plan to leave the EU.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 26, 2018

Mars: Nasa lands InSight robot to study planet's interior
The US space agency's robot is the first mission aiming to study the Red Planet's deep interior.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 26, 2018

Cancer care: England still lagging behind the best
Experts say 10,000 lives a year could be saved if England was as good as the best-performing nations on cancer.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 26, 2018

Brexit deal 'could cut UK growth by 5.5%' by 2030
New trade barriers and lower immigration will drag on growth, says report by the IFS and others.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 26, 2018

Rainbow swamps
A Florida swamp walk leader said the rainbow sheen is the result of natural oils released by decaying vegetation

BBC Talking Point
Nov 26, 2018

The natural beauty of a rainbow swamp stuns social media
A Florida swamp walk leader said the rainbow sheen is the result of natural oils released by decaying vegetation

BBC Talking Point
Nov 26, 2018

Why this rainbow swamp has got people talking
A Florida swamp walk leader said the rainbow sheen is the result of natural oils released by decaying vegetation

BBC Talking Point
Nov 26, 2018

Punk rock band Idles top 6 Music's list of best 2018 albums
The band have made the LP of the year with their "wit, fury and frustration," BBC 6 Music DJs say.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 26, 2018

Nasa's Mars InSight mission heads for '7 minutes of terror'
The InSight mission is about to make the hair-raising descent to the surface of the Red Planet.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 25, 2018

EU leaders agree UK's Brexit deal at Brussels summit
Theresa May says she agrees with EU officials that this "is the best and only deal possible".

BBC Talking Point
Nov 23, 2018

Women's FC Basel team not invited to club anniversary gala
The female players sold tombola tickets while the men's team had a three-course meal at the event.

BBC Talking Point
Nov 23, 2018

Women's team snub
The female players sold tombola tickets while the men's team had a three-course meal at the event.

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