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‘Landmark’ overhaul for domestic abuse laws

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Domestic abuse victims will receive a wide range of new measures to protect them in what ministers say will be landmark legislation. New laws will for the first time create a legal definition of domestic abuse, to include economic abuse and control.The long-awaited legislation will also ban abusers from cross-examining victims in family courts. Campaigners say the measures are a "once in a generation" opportunity to
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How do you apply for settled status after Brexit?

[ad_1] Millions of EU citizens living in the UK will have to apply for 'settled status' to remain in Britain after Brexit. Applicants must have lived in the UK for five years and pay a fee of £65 each. 'Settled status' gives EU citizens the same access to health care and education after Britain leaves the EU.BBC reporter Helene Daouphars (who is French) looks at how to apply.Click here for

Women’s frozen eggs ‘should be stored for longer’

[ad_1] Image copyright Science Photo Library Women who freeze their eggs should be allowed to keep them for longer than 10 years, fertility experts are telling the government.Legislation says frozen eggs must be destroyed after this time, unless a medical condition has left the woman prematurely infertile.Experts told the Victoria Derbyshire programme that the limit was arbitrary and had not kept up with technology.The government has said an extension "would

Black Arrow: UK space rocket returns home from Australia

[ad_1] Image copyright Skyrora Image caption The Black Arrow is set to go on display in Penicuik, Midlothian later this month The UK's only rocket to successfully launch a satellite into orbit is to be unveiled in Scotland after a 10,000-mile journey back home. The Black Arrow projectile had lain at its crash landing site in the South Australian outback for 48 years. Over time it was damaged by extreme
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Card surcharges: Customers charged hundreds illegally

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Card surcharges were banned in January 2018 Customers are paying hundreds of pounds as retailers are illegally charging for card payments, a BBC investigation has found.Credit and debit card surcharges were banned in January 2018, but retailers, letting agents and even a university have been found breaking the rules.The legislation means customers cannot be charged more for paying by card.Matt Dickinson, from the
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Stonewall 100: MI5 and law firm among ‘best LGBT employers’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images MI5, a law firm, a fire brigade and the Welsh government are among the best LGBT employers in the UK, according to Stonewall.Solicitors Pinsent Masons is number one in a list of the top 100 companies for 2019, says the LGBT charity.Several universities, the British Army, Lloyds Bank and homeless charity St Mungo's also feature.Stonewall says LGBT-inclusive employers play a "crucial role in changing society".Its
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Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria – military

[ad_1] Israel's military says it has started hitting Iranian targets in Syria.The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) says its operation is against the Quds Force - a elite unit of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards.It provided no details. But on Sunday the IDF said it had intercepted a rocket fired at the Golan Heights from Syria.Syria's Sana state news agency says the country's air defences had repelled "an Israeli aerial attack" in
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UKIP member called for Gina Miller to be beheaded

[ad_1] Image copyright Kenneth Allen Image caption Kenneth Allen (left) has been photographed alongside UKIP leader Gerard Batten (right) A UKIP member who said he looked after party leader Gerard Batten at a rally called for a campaigner to be beheaded, a BBC investigation has found.Kenneth Allen said Gina Miller, who campaigned for MPs to vote on Article 50, should have her head cut off and left outside Buckingham Palace.He
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Newspaper headlines: ‘May blames Corbyn as cross-party talks fail’

[ad_1] Newspaper headlines: 'May blames Corbyn as cross-party talks fail' By BBC News Staff Image caption The Times says Theresa May used a conference call on Sunday evening with the Cabinet to say she has halted the cross-party approach to Brexit, and will now focus on securing changes from Brussels designed to win over rebel Conservatives and the DUP. Image caption Mrs May is testing the patience of MPs and