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Tributes to TV sitcom writer Carla Lane

UK News BBC News Feed - 5 hours 39 min ago
Stars pay tribute to "dynamic, beautiful" TV writer Carla Lane, creator of 1980s Liverpool sitcoms Bread and Butterflies, who has died aged 87.

Thousands arrested for drug driving

UK News BBC News Feed - 6 hours 4 min ago
There were almost 8,000 arrests last year for drug driving in England and Wales, figures obtained by BBC Radio 5live suggest.

'Delays' in motor neurone disease care

UK News BBC News Feed - 6 hours 19 min ago
One in five people with motor neurone disease waits more than a year to see a brain specialist for help with diagnosis, a snapshot survey by the MND Association suggests.

Vote Leave migration plan and toddler's killing

UK News BBC News Feed - 7 hours 5 min ago
A Brexit campaign plan to limit immigration with a points-based system and the guilty verdicts in a Fife murder trial attract headlines.

Suicidal inmate's treatment 'despicable'

UK News BBC News Feed - 7 hours 34 min ago
The family of a man who was suicidal when he was sent to an Essex prison where he killed himself, describe his treatment there as "despicable".

Holyrood to debate full fracking ban

UK News BBC News Feed - 7 hours 48 min ago
MSPs will vote on whether to impose a full ban on fracking as part of an environment debate at Holyrood.

Ward inspectors 'forced to intervene'

UK News BBC News Feed - 7 hours 50 min ago
Elderly care wards in Edinburgh were so short-staffed that inspectors had to intervene to help patients whose buzzers were not being answered, a report reveals.

Coroner to rule on pub bombing inquests

UK News BBC News Feed - 8 hours 6 min ago
A coroner will rule on whether inquests into the 21 deaths in the Birmingham pub bombings should be resumed.

Op Stack lorry park decision 'hasty'

UK News BBC News Feed - 8 hours 7 min ago
Ministers need to justify a £250m lorry park in Kent "the size of Disneyland", a report by the Transport Select Committee says.

Gazza & Three Lions: Shearer's Euro '96

UK News BBC News Feed - 8 hours 9 min ago
'Gazza woke us up every morning playing Three Lions'

Vote Leave sets out immigration plan

UK News BBC News Feed - 8 hours 11 min ago
Vote Leave says the UK could have a "fairer, more humane" points-based immigration system if it left the EU, but Remain campaigners say it would "wreck" the economy.

Vivien Leigh archive goes on display

UK News BBC News Feed - 8 hours 13 min ago
An archive celebrating the life of Oscar-winning actress Vivien Leigh goes on display at the former home of her favourite costume designer, Oliver Messel.

92 English league clubs make record £4bn

UK News BBC News Feed - 8 hours 13 min ago
The 92 Premier League and Football League clubs generated more than £4bn in revenues for the first time ever in 2014-15, according to Deloitte.

Racism and ignorance in 1966 England

UK News BBC News Feed - 8 hours 14 min ago
The documentary that shone a spotlight on racism

VIDEO: Lane 'was a classic 70s sitcom writer'

UK News BBC News Feed - Tue, 05/31/2016 - 23:05
Nick Conway, who played Billy Boswell in the sitcom Bread, said Carla Lane was a classic sitcom writer of the 1970s.

Archers actor Alan Devereux dies aged 75

UK News BBC News Feed - Tue, 05/31/2016 - 21:40
Actor Alan Devereux, who played the role of Sid Perks in the BBC Radio 4 soap opera The Archers for nearly 50 years, has died aged 75.

TV sitcom writer Carla Lane dies

UK News BBC News Feed - Tue, 05/31/2016 - 20:39
Television writer Carla Lane, who created shows including 1980s Liverpool sitcoms Bread and Butterflies, dies aged 87.

VIDEO: EU vote: Cricket groundsman in or out?

UK News BBC News Feed - Tue, 05/31/2016 - 20:29
The BBC is hearing from a range of voters about the EU referendum issues that will help them decide how to vote on 23 June.

VIDEO: Could Brexit mean higher roaming costs?

UK News BBC News Feed - Tue, 05/31/2016 - 20:07
Could leaving the EU cost you more to use your phone abroad? Rory Cellan-Jones has been finding out.

Khan defends EU vote campaign tactics

UK News BBC News Feed - Tue, 05/31/2016 - 18:34
Sadiq Khan defends campaigning with David Cameron in the EU referendum, saying he wants to make it clear Labour supports a Remain vote.

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