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BBC Talking Point
Feb 22, 2018

Ministers conclude crunch Brexit talks at Chequers
Brexit sub-committee meets for eight hours over Brexit strategy, ahead of a speech by PM next week.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 22, 2018

Theresa May holding crunch Brexit cabinet at Chequers
Senior ministers are meeting to try to reach a deal on the government's Brexit strategy.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 22, 2018

Fashion company loses social media followers over same-sex ads
A men's suit company in the Netherlands faces "homophobic" backlash over their new same-sex adverts.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 22, 2018

Brexit: Theresa May heads to Chequers for cabinet talks
Senior ministers gather to try to reach a deal on the government's Brexit strategy.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 21, 2018

Bitcoin: MPs launch inquiry into digital currencies
The UK's Treasury Committee has launched an investigation into the risks and rewards of digital money.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 21, 2018

UK's Brexit transition plans released
Ministers reject claims its proposals mean the "status quo" transition phase could be "indefinite".

BBC Talking Point
Feb 21, 2018

Post-Brexit transition 'won't go on and on', ministers say
Ministers reject claims its proposals mean the "status quo" transition phase could be "indefinite".

BBC Talking Point
Feb 21, 2018

Post-Brexit transition will end on 'fixed date', ministers say
Ministers reject claims the "status quo" transition could be "indefinite".

BBC Talking Point
Feb 21, 2018

After Florida shooting, people are giving up their weapons
Stories of people sawing up assault rifles or handing them to police have been widely shared on social media.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 21, 2018

Dis-arming
Stories of people sawing up assault rifles or handing them to police have been widely shared on social media.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 21, 2018

Disarming
Stories of people sawing up assault rifles or handing them to police have been widely shared on social media.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 21, 2018

Tesla investigates claims of crypto-currency hack
The company says that only internally used engineering test cars have been affected.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 21, 2018

BP says world's oil consumption will peak in late 2030s
A forecast by suggests global consumption will plateau at around 110 million barrels a day.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 20, 2018

The dirtiest place in your kitchen might surprise you...
Lots of us use wipes to keep our kitchen surfaces clean. But is it worth it?

BBC Talking Point
Feb 20, 2018

Young Brits 'lack cyber-security awareness'
A survey found over half of 18-25 year olds were using the same password for lots of online services.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 20, 2018

AI ripe for exploitation, experts warn
AI could be used by rogue states, criminals and terrorists for malicious purposes in the near future.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 20, 2018

Stormont deadlock: NI secretary commits on budget clarity
Karen Bradley declines to immediately reimpose direct rule from Westminster, as she updates MPs.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 20, 2018

Pancakes, dogs and jokes: The Tinder PowerPoint profile
A student who created a slideshow presentation on Tinder shows how humour is key to his dating success.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 20, 2018

Slide right
A student who created a slideshow presentation on Tinder shows how humour is key to his dating success.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 20, 2018

Dreads backlash
Jesy Nelson has been accused of cultural borrowing after unveiling a dreadlock hairstyle on Instagram.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 20, 2018

Post-Brexit UK won't be like Mad Max, says David Davis
The Brexit secretary promises the UK will maintain high standards and regulations outside the EU.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 20, 2018

Stormont deadlock: NI Secretary to update MPs on way forward
Karen Bradley is due to update MPs following the collapse of talks to restore the Stormont assembly.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 19, 2018

Ocean plastic tide 'violates the law'
Campaigners may want new laws to fight pollution but the remedies already exist, a new report argues.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 19, 2018

JJ Redick: NBA star apologises after 'racist' video outrage
NBA basketball player JJ Redick apologises after online accusations of using a derogatory term.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 19, 2018

Video outrage
NBA basketball player JJ Redick apologises after online accusations of using a derogatory term.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 19, 2018

Nyle DiMarco's tweets spur deaf people to share cinema frustrations
Nyle DiMarco shares his frustrations as a deaf cinema-goer and hits a nerve with others hard of hearing.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 19, 2018

Caption frustration
Nyle DiMarco shares his frustrations as a deaf cinema-goer and hits a nerve with others hard of hearing.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 19, 2018

Fergie's Star-Spangled Banner given a 'foul' at NBA All-Star Game
Black Eyed Peas singer's performance before annual basketball match-up did not impress everyone.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 19, 2018

Mangled banner
Ex Black Eyed Peas singer's performance before annual basketball match-up did not impress everyone.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 19, 2018

Autism: Scientists take 'first steps' towards biological test
Differences were found in blood proteins between children with and without autism, a study says.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 19, 2018

Brexit: Cardiff leader presses Barnier for 'strong links' with EU
Cardiff council leader will tell EU Brexit negotiator how crucial membership has been to the city.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 19, 2018

Brexit: Cardiff leader to press Barnier for 'strong links' with EU
Cardiff council leader will tell EU Brexit negotiator how crucial membership has been to the city.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 19, 2018

Stormont deadlock: Sinn Féin to meet Leo Varadkar
Sinn Féin is to meet Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to discuss the collapse of the Stormont talks process.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 19, 2018

Belfast Harbour trade record shows NI business 'resilience'
Belfast Harbour has set a new trade record, with almost 24m tonnes of freight handled in 2017

BBC Talking Point
Feb 19, 2018

Carbon dioxide 'dissolves starfish', study finds
Scottish marine scientists say they discovery is evidence that the gas could badly damage marine ecosystems.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 18, 2018

Oxfam Haiti scandal: Suspects 'physically threatened' witnesses
The charity has for the first time published a 2011 report on sexual misconduct claims in Haiti.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 16, 2018

Cold comfort
After Nathan Chen's uncharacteristic tumble in an Olympic skating event, fans jumped to his rescue

BBC Talking Point
Feb 16, 2018

Winter Olympics: Fans leap to Nathan Chen's defence
After Nathan Chen's uncharacteristic tumble in an Olympic skating event, fans jumped to his rescue

BBC Talking Point
Feb 16, 2018

Oxfam sex scandal: Director promises justice for victims
The charity will set up a commission to ensure "justice" for victims after Haiti abuse allegations.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 16, 2018

Consumer products' air quality impact 'underestimated'
Chemicals from household products rival vehicles as a key source of urban air pollution.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 15, 2018

'100,000 orangutans' killed in 16 years
Borneo has lost a "shocking" number of its great apes, according to a new survey of the island.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 15, 2018

Florida shooting: Senators singled out over gun lobby funds
Politicians sending condolences to Florida victims criticised by screenwriter Bess Kalb.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 14, 2018

Fake Kim?
A Kim Jong-un impersonator gatecrashes an ice hockey match involving the joint Korea team.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 14, 2018

Kim Jong-un impersonator angers Olympic cheerleaders
A Kim Jong-un impersonator angers North Korean cheerleaders as he gate-crashes an ice hockey match.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 14, 2018

Kim Jong-un impersonator fails to impress Olympic cheerleaders
A Kim Jong-un impersonator gate-crashes an ice hockey match involving the joint Korea team.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 14, 2018

'Dine and dash'
Three employees have been sacked and premises closed after two black women were wrongly accused of a 'dine and dash'.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 14, 2018

Dine and dash
Three employees have been sacked and premises closed after two black women were wrongly accused of a 'dine and dash'.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 14, 2018

Boris Johnson: Let's unite around Brexit vision
Leaving the EU is not a "V-sign from the cliffs of Dover", the foreign secretary says.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 14, 2018

Oxfam: Minnie Driver withdraws support over Haiti scandal
Minnie Driver says she is "nothing short of horrified" at sex scandal claims involving aid workers.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 13, 2018

BBC to ban single-use plastics by 2020 after Blue Planet II
The move comes after the 'shocking' scale of plastic waste featured on the Blue Planet II series.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 13, 2018

'Hero' dog Pete
Pete the English Setter died after being attacked by a bear as his owner and other dogs got to safety.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 13, 2018

Tributes pour in for 'hero' dog Pete
Pete the English Setter died after being attacked by a bear as his owner and other dogs got to safety.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 13, 2018

Couscous row
Virgin Atlantic has been embroiled in a row over the naming of a couscous salad served on flights.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 13, 2018

Halfpipe hero
The American-South Korean teenager has won an Olympic Gold but social media are imagining another life.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 13, 2018

Winter Olympics: Would Chloe Kim have made it as a South Korean?
The American-South Korean teenager has won an Olympic Gold but social media are imagining another life.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 13, 2018

Would Chloe Kim have made it as a South Korean?
The American-South Korean teenager has won an Olympic Gold but social media are imagining another life.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 13, 2018

Would Chloe Kim have made it in South Korea?
The American-South Korean teenager has won an Olympic Gold but social media are imagining another life.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 13, 2018

Share your NHS stories and memories with the BBC
As the NHS turns 70 we want to hear from doctors, nurses, porters and patients, past and present about your memories and experiences

BBC Talking Point
Feb 13, 2018

Thomas Cook resumes flights to Tunisia
The first British holidaymakers return since the 2015 beach attack in which 30 Britons were killed.

BBC Talking Point
Feb 13, 2018

Oxfam: Haiti's president condemns UK charity over scandal
It follows the charity's admission staff members hired prostitutes while delivering earthquake aid.

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