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Reality Check: Do we use 8.5 billion straws a year in the UK?

19 April 2018 - 4:40pm
A Defra press release refers to 8.5 billion straws being used per year in the UK - is that likely to be true?

No, the BBC is not reporting the end of the world

19 April 2018 - 4:11pm
Concerned WhatsApp users have been sharing a video reporting the start of nuclear war. It's not real.

Lawro's Premier League and FA Cup predictions v BBC Asian Network DJ Noreen Khan

19 April 2018 - 3:23pm
BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on BBC Asian Network presenter Noreen Khan to predict this weekend's FA Cup semi-finals and Premier League fixtures.

The peace talks with a difference

19 April 2018 - 3:18pm
How one man is getting ordinary Palestinians and Israelis to talk peace with each other.

Cuba's Raúl Castro hands over power to Miguel Díaz-Canel

19 April 2018 - 3:14pm
For the first time in almost six decades, Cuba has a leader who is not a Castro.

Sam Allardyce: Everton boss says fan survey was 'a marketing slip-up'

19 April 2018 - 3:06pm
Everton boss Sam Allardyce says a survey sent to fans asking them to rate his performance was "a marketing slip-up".

Cliff Richard privacy case: Bosses made decisions, says BBC reporter

19 April 2018 - 2:51pm
The BBC journalist who reported on the police inquiry says privacy issues were 'dealt with higher up'.

Premier League Show: Michael Carrick 'depressed' on England duty

19 April 2018 - 2:50pm
Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick reveals he told the Football Association not to pick him any more after finding England duty "depressing".

How an engine blast sparked an on-board safety conversation

19 April 2018 - 2:34pm
Airline staff take to social media to complain about passengers ignoring their advice.

India video reunites man with family after 40 years

19 April 2018 - 2:10pm
A former Indian soldier who disappeared in 1978 finds his family after they spot him on YouTube.

ECB holds secret talks to introduce 100-ball format to new competition

19 April 2018 - 2:05pm
The England and Wales Cricket Board wants to introduce an innovative '100 balls' format into its new city-based tournament.

Could new Stevenage store save Debenhams?

19 April 2018 - 1:48pm
Chief executive Sergio Bucher says a new store, with a Nando's on site, is being used as a "test lab".

Frozen star misses Broadway show: 'Even Disney princesses get terrified'

19 April 2018 - 1:26pm
Patti Murin, star of Broadway's Frozen, is applauded for opening up about her mental health.

World Snooker Championship 2018: Ronnie O'Sullivan faces Stephen Maguire; Mark Selby plays Joe Perry

19 April 2018 - 1:05pm
Five-time winner Ronnie O'Sullivan will play Stephen Maguire, while defending champion Mark Selby faces Joe Perry in the first round of the World Championship.

Rhian Brewster: Fifa dismiss racial abuse claim from U17 World Cup final

19 April 2018 - 1:03pm
Fifa dismisses a complaint by England of racial abuse during last year's Under-17 World Cup final due to a "lack of sufficient evidence".

Elon Musk: Walking out of meetings, and other advice from tech gurus

19 April 2018 - 12:57pm
What do tech leaders like Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos have to say about meetings?

Fed Cup: Great Britain captain Anne Keothavong wants parity with Davis Cup

19 April 2018 - 12:50pm
Great Britain captain Anne Keothavong says the Fed Cup must not be "ignored" while so much "time and energy" is being devoted to Davis Cup reform.

'I was a contestant on Dale Winton's Supermarket Sweep'

19 April 2018 - 12:40pm
It was the game show everyone wanted to be on and these people actually made the cut.

Juror who took bribe jailed for six years

19 April 2018 - 12:39pm
Catherine Leahy became the first juror to have been prosecuted in Scotland for corrupt behaviour.

Acid attack murder trial: Victim 'driven to euthanasia'

19 April 2018 - 12:30pm
Berlinah Wallace's attack on her ex-partner left him with 'grotesque injuries', a court hears.