UK snow: Ice warning as commuter disruption expected

Icy conditions are expected to cause further disruption to road and rail travel in parts of the UK, following another night of sub-zero temperatures. The Met Office has extended yellow warnings for snow and ice until 11:00 GMT and the AA warned driving could be “hazardous”. Hundreds of schools are to stay closed for a…

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Will change to organ donor rules mean more transplants?

In an attempt to make more organs available for transplant, ministers are proposing a radical change by moving to a system of “presumed consent”. Current rules in England mean those willing to donate their organs, should they die, sign up to a donor register. A consultation on the new system, which would see opting out…

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Man City celebrations 'not to blame' for derby row

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright rejected claims that Manchester City over-celebrated Sunday’s derby win and played down the post-match row. United boss Jose Mourinho had milk thrown at him outside the Old Trafford dressing rooms after objecting to City’s post-match celebrations. The Premier League leaders won the game 2-1 to go 11 points clear at…

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Liverpool's Salah wins BBC African Footballer of the Year award

Media playback is not supported on this device Egyptian Mohamed Salah has been voted BBC African Footballer of the Year for 2017. Following a record number of votes, the Liverpool star won ahead of Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Guinean Naby Keita, Sadio Mane of Senegal and Nigeria’s Victor Moses. “I am very happy to win this…

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Keith Chegwin: 'True telly legend' dies aged 60

Veteran TV presenter Keith Chegwin has died aged 60 after a long illness, his family has said. They said he had endured a “long-term battle with a progressive lung condition” which “rapidly worsened towards the end of this year”. He died at home on Monday with his family by his side, who said they were…

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New York Port Authority attack: Man held after Manhattan blast

Media playback is unsupported on your device A man is being held after an attempted terror attack at New York City’s main bus terminal, officials say. “Terrorists won’t win,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said after a blast at the Port Authority terminal in Manhattan during the morning rush hour on Monday. The suspect, named as…

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Chelsea face Barca, Spurs v Juve in Champions League last 16

Chelsea have been drawn against Barcelona in the last 16 of the Champions League, while Tottenham will face Italian champions Juventus. Premier League leaders Manchester City will play Switzerland’s Basel, Manchester United face La Liga side Sevilla and Liverpool take on Portugal’s Porto. Holders Real Madrid will face Paris St-Germain. A record five English teams…

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Huntington’s breakthrough may stop disease

The defect that causes the neurodegenerative disease Huntington’s has been corrected in patients for the first time, the BBC has learned. An experimental drug, injected into spinal fluid, safely lowered levels of toxic proteins in the brain. The research team, at University College London, say there is now hope the deadly disease can be stopped.…

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Russia's Putin visits Syria airbase and orders start of pullout

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the partial withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria, during an unannounced visit there on Monday. Mr Putin was met by Syrian President Bashar Assad as he arrived at the Russian Hmeimim air base, Interfax news agency reports. He had already declared in March 2016 that he was planning to…

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Mourinho has water & milk thrown at him during tunnel row

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho had water and milk thrown at him in a row following Manchester City’s derby win at Old Trafford. United were upset at what they viewed as an excessive City reaction to Sunday’s 2-1 win, which sent them 11 points clear at the top of the table. City’s players celebrated with…

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