The party says this would help fund a freeze of the energy price cap through the winter.
A campaign group says it has been "inundated" with messages about nurseries going out of business suddenly.
Many BAME patients waiting for a donor kidney are blood type B so development could be 'game-changer'
Cases in the Marshall Islands have surged not long after the first community spread was confirmed.
Dozens of people have died, including children, after a fire at a Coptic church in Giza.
He hosted his Sunday afternoon programme for 13 years but recently rotated the slot with Rob Beckett.
Nations are trying to agree a treaty to protect the high seas after four decades of trying.
President Vladimir Putin made the comments in a letter sent to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
The Pleasance said the comedian made staff and audience members feel 'uncomfortable and unsafe'.
This compares to an average of 3.8 days a week pre-pandemic, research by a consultancy suggests
Raila Odinga and William Ruto are running neck and neck with almost half of the results confirmed.
No-one was injured in Sunday's incident, which sent passengers running in fear.
A call by the Labour leader for a halt to rises in the energy price cap and the end of England's dry spell lead the papers
The mass loss of trees in 2015 provides important lessons for the future, scientists say.
Lochaber Mountain Rescue helped Turkish Mountain dog Maggie off the hill when she refused to budge.
Baz Bedrossian came to London with his family as a refugee after the second Turkish invasion of Cyprus.
Owners were ordered to keep their felines indoors to protect an endangered bird.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says he is "proud to support" an event that is "more vital than ever".
The Edinburgh statue honours former undisputed world lightweight champion Ken Buchanan.
Cox Erin Kennedy helps Great Britain to a dominant European Para-rowing gold three months after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
A degree can be valuable in many ways. Here is a look at some of the financial pros and cons.
With millions of bags and suitcases going missing this summer, technology may offer the solution.
Britain left India 75 years ago and the country became two separate states, India and Pakistan.
Performers at the Edinburgh festival have taken to camper vans and tents to escape the city's high accommodation costs.
For two decades, Mumbai-based Chicago Radio became synonymous with India's freedom struggle.
The murder of a Nigerian vendor has shaken a community in Italy, writes Ismail Einashe.
On the frontline of the wildfires in France is a tactical team trying to stay ahead of the flames.
The corner of Tuscany where they have been honouring their culinary links to Scotland for decades.
A shocking moment in a divorce court prompted Aronke Omame to switch careers and become a break-up coach.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel admits "this match sucked me in" as he and Tottenham counterpart Antonio Conte both see red at Stamford Bridge.
Will Jacks smashes the fastest century in The Hundred as Oval Invincibles sweep to an easy seven-wicket win over Southern Brave.
Former Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas says it was important for his old side to show they can play badly and not lose in their draw with Chelsea.
Match of the Day 2 pundits Fara Williams and Jermaine Jenas break down some of the controversial moments in the 2-2 draw between Chelsea and Tottenham.
Boxer, author, activist and model Ramla Ali shares her remarkable story of arriving in Britain as a refugee to becoming the first female professional to fight in Saudi Arabia.
Dean Henderson produces one of the 'big moments' Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper is looking for to ensure the club's first Premier League home game in 23 years ends in victory.
Economic collapse and a U-turn on girls' education are the hallmarks of Taliban rule this past year.
Ashraf Ghani and Hamid Karzai both criticised the rushed US withdrawal from Afghanistan last year.
Two sisters are among five women from Afghanistan's national cycling team now training in Italy.
Wahida Amiri became one of the leading voices against the Taliban's assault on women's rights.
A year after the Taliban took over Afghanistan, the BBC returns to see how people's lives have changed.
The BBC visits a ward where mothers are forced to share beds and have no access to pain relief.
One year on from the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, we talk to some of the people who escaped to the UK.
1. How to avoid losing sleep through overwork. Experts suggest your day job could be affecting your sleep. And sleep deprivation can have serious implications in the long run, leading to various health issues as well as impacting your work performance. READ MORE >>
2. Our 77th Prime Minister. Liz Truss is “heading for No 10” said The i after a survey revealed Rishi Sunak’s tax-cutting announcement failed to win over Tory voters. The poll, by BMG Research, showed that Sunak is 11 points behind among people who voted Conservative at the last election and 19 points behind those who voted to leave the EU. However, both Tory hopefuls are behind Keir Starmer in the poll. The Labour leader beats Truss by 37% to 32%, and Sunak by 37% to 31%. In the meantime, a majority of voters believe a general election should be called immediately after the Tory leadership election. A poll found that 56% support the proposal that whoever wins the leadership contest “should call a general election immediately”. The Independent
3. Crime rates hit new high. Recorded crime in England and Wales has hit a 20-year high, as the proportion of offences resulting in a charge has fallen to a record low. In the year to March 2022, 6.3 million crimes were recorded by police (up from a previous high of 6.1 million in the year to March 2020), according to the ONS. Meanwhile, the Home Office has reported that just 5.6% of offences in England and Wales in the year to March 2022 led to a suspect being charged within a year, down from 7.1% the previous year, and from 15.5% in 2014-2015. The charge rate for rape was just 1.3%; in 42% of cases, the case was closed because the victim did not support further police action. The Guardian
4. UK has ‘done least’ on fuel prices. The RAC said the UK has done less to ease the burden of high petrol prices than other European countries. In a table of European governments that have taken action to slash petrol taxes only Luxembourg performed worse. Sky News said the 5p per litre reduction implemented by the government in March is “dwarfed” by fuel tax cuts in Germany (25.1p per litre), Italy (21.2p per litre) and Portugal (16.2p per litre). An RAC spokesman said that Boris Johnson’s government has “pretty much done the least to support drivers through the current period of record high fuel prices”. BBC
5. Good news story of the week. Some 56 years ago, when England last won a major international tournament, they thought it was all over. This time, you sense it is just the beginning. How else to characterise the scale of this achievement by England Women who now call themselves the champions of Europe? How else to contextualise the magnitude of the winner, stabbed in with the tenacity. The 110th-minute strike not only won the Women’s European Championship but delivered the Lionesses the first tournament success of their history. Now that is something worth celebrating. Editor
6. Inflation pushes retirees back to work. The impact of Covid and inflation are reshaping the workforce, with many forced out of retirement due to living costs. Chronic illness has shrunk the labour market significantly keeping people from seeking or returning to work. But the number of over-50s looking for work has risen to levels last seen pre-pandemic, with more than half the rise among men over 65. Polling shows the cost of living is to blame, with most "unretirees" doing it for financial reasons. Research also shows a third of people – and half of under-50s – believe they will never get a state pension. The Financial Times
7. Are hybrid workers happier? Hybrid work arrangements make people less likely to quit, research shows. Quit rates are down and satisfaction is higher at a range of global firms that offer hybrid work options, with attrition falling 35% at one tech firm. Surveys have shown that workers prefer hybrid work, citing benefits such as less frequent commuting and better work-life balance. It's these advantages that lead us to believe hybrid work will thrive, even in the face of economic downturn. Do you think hybrid work is now key to staff retention? CONTACT US >>.
8. Long Covid bill revealed. Long Covid is costing the UK £1.5bn in lost earnings per year, according to a new study. The Institute for Fiscal Studies estimates that 110,000 of the two million people suffering from long Covid – which is when symptoms have been reported for at least three months – were signed off sick over the last 12 months. The findings will “heap further pressure on the government to tackle a problem which is expected to grow further as infections rise again”. The Independent
9. Charles accepted £1m from Bin Ladens. Prince Charles accepted a £1m payment from the family of Osama bin Laden. The Prince of Wales secured the money from Bakr bin Laden, the patriarch of the Saudi family, and his brother Shafiq - half-brothers of the founder of al-Qaeda who masterminded the September 11 attacks. Charles reportedly accepted the money despite objections of advisers, with one household staff member “shouted down”. A Clarence House spokeswoman said: “The Prince of Wales’ Charitable Fund has assured us that thorough due diligence was undertaken in accepting this donation.” The Sunday Times
10. The bottom line. The IMF said it expected the UK to slow down markedly in the second half of the year, and slashed its growth forecast to 3.2% in 2022. The picture next year is forecast to be uglier, with growth of just 0.5% – the weakest of the G7 economies. The fund identified the UK and the eurozone as places where cost-of-living pressures had particularly intensified. The Daily Mail
Baz Bedrossian came to London with his family as a refugee after the second Turkish invasion of Cyprus.
Areas that would usually be green and lush are looking wilted and dry as temperatures remain high.
In June 1973, the nightclub Pacha opened in Ibiza and it changed the island forever.
Sue Foulkes says she was in trouble for playing the sport, which was banned in the UK for women.
A farmer, flower grower and animal rescue centre worker speak about the challenges of the conditions.
Video filmed by emergency services shows the weather phenomenon in a field.
A Ukrainian refugee family who are dentists are highlighting barriers preventing them from practising.
The consumer journalist says rising prices are a crisis on a scale with the Covid pandemic.
Wheelchair user Naomi Stenning has been campaigning at King's College London for two years to improve access to buildings.
A new petition to the government is calling for a tax on plastic lawns to 'encourage more sustainable options'.
In 2015, Andrea Sheardown was diagnosed with a rare liver cancer and given just six weeks to live.
About 60 people were evacuated from their homes in west London but no injuries were reported.
Macro photographer Geraint Radford says insects have a bad reputation, but they're "funny".
The charity fundraiser even did a loop-the-loop for the first time.
His mother Hollie Dance announced the 12-year-old's death, after his life support was withdrawn.
Thousands take to the streets as the celebration marks its 30th anniversary.
The Conservative leadership frontrunner told the Financial Times she supported tax cuts to tackle the cost of living crisis.
Nisha Popat looks back 50 years to when dictator Idi Amin forced her family out of Uganda
The foreign secretary can be heard responding with a promise to clamp down on disruptive protest.
The mechanical bull used in the Commonwealth opening ceremony will now be given a permanent home in the city.
Watch as Tory leadership hopefuls Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss are grilled by Conservative party members.
Mr Sunak says that his policies as ex-chancellor were designed to help the most vulnerable with their bills.
Laughter is heard as the foreign secretary is reminded about her 1994 call for the monarchy to be abolished.
The father of a murdered police officer continues to campaign for a medal to honour emergency workers.
After fleeing the war in Ukraine, Anastasia and her family have been provided with a new home in Oxford.
Actors Will Mellor and Kym Marsh tell BBC Breakfast how they're feeling about taking part in the show.
The Euro 2022 winner says girls who want to play football should have equal opportunities.
Archie's mother, Hollie Dancer, said she was "relieved" the new application was made.
Nottinghamshire Police say the BBC drama has "done wonders" for them in terms of recruitment.
She went viral after enthusiastically dancing to Sweet Caroline when England won their semi-final match.
England's players gatecrash coach Sarina Wiegman's post-match news conference with a rendition of 'Football's Coming Home'.
England's Lionesses beat Germany 2-1 at Euro 2022, bagging their first major trophy.
Love Island contestant, Tasha Ghouri was born deaf. Her dad explains the challenges she faces.
Prince William and Princess Charlotte send a message of support on social media to the Lionesses.
A woman who adopts disabled cats wants more people to consider adopting.
Student Dani Honig, 23, plans to attend Nottinghamshire Pride in memory of her brother Jonatan.
University student Shauna Lennon from County Tyrone was involved a serious car accident last year.
Archie's parents lost a Supreme Court appeal, on the day his life-support was due to be turned off.
England are one win away from their first major trophy, while Germany are eight-time champions.
The actors behind Paul Robinson and Harold Bishop reflect on the TV soap coming to an emotional end.
Ben Oliver, 25, is sentenced to life in prison for the manslaughter of his grandfather.
The broadcaster announced she's leaving BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio London next month after nearly 20 years.
The culture secretary received criticism from fellow MPs for commenting on the price of Sunak's suit.
People across the country have been celebrating as England beat Sweden 4-0 in the Euro 2022 semi-final.
Eight-year-old Tess was seen dancing and singing after England's win against Sweden.
TalkTV confirms Kate McCann is "fine" - but the debate is cancelled on medical advice.
Labour's transport spokesman Sam Tarry defies leader Sir Keir Starmer by joining rail workers' picket lines.
Missed the debate or need a recap? Watch the two candidates to replace Boris Johnson go head-to head.
Talia Hawker and daughter Safiyah have lived in the circus since the nine-year-old was born
Bella escaped the Taliban in a secret UK mission and is now settling into Brighton's LGBT+ community.
Hundreds joined Nicola Roberts, Cheryl and Nadine Coyle in London's Hyde Park for memorial run.
Fire crews on Sunday tackled fires in locations including Surrey, London, Suffolk and Hertfordshire.
The recent heatwave has parched grass lying over a formal garden, which dates back to 1699.
Wisdom Oviawe, 22, has been offering his services to homeless people in Nottingham city centre.
Volunteer builders carried out a home extension for a man with a debilitating neurological condition.
The local fire service says the blaze, which spanned eight hectares, has now been extinguished.
With dog ownership growing during lockdown, many owners are reporting a shortage of space in kennels.
Using epoxy resin to make art has exploded as an online trend, but experts are urging caution about its use.
As the cost of topping up your tank rockets, find out how changing the way you drive could save you money.
Orkney is one of the best places in the UK to spot orcas and Graham Campbell is always ready to capture them on camera.
Normal People star Daisy Edgar-Jones is making her Hollywood debut in Where the Crawdads Sing.
Take a look around Annabelle and Patrick's home after a fire destroyed their garden and outbuilding.
Penny Mordaunt fails to make it into the final two in the race to be the new Conservative Party leader.
Boris Johnson says goodbye during his final PMQ's by quoting Arnold Schwarzenegger.
PM Boris Johnson faces Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer in Prime Minister's Questions for final time.
Morten Toft Tech, founder of Meatless Farm, which makes plant-based meat alternative food, shares his business advice.
Car enthusiasts are used to spending on their motors, but the petrol costs could price some out.
The London Fire Brigade declares a major incident after a number of fires break out across the capital.
Residents have been sharing ways to keep animals cool during the UK's worst-ever heatwave.
The BBC's Matt Taylor says fresher weather is on the way, after the UK topped 40C on Tuesday.
The BBC’s Analysis Editor Ros Atkins examines why this heatwave is different.
The remaining five candidates faced off in the second debate ahead of Monday's next round of voting.
Sophie Raworth ends the programme saying she never expected to cover such "extraordinary times".
A lorry driver says his TikTok videos have prompted lots of viewers to start training to do the job.
The health secretary says people should also keep an eye out for vulnerable people and neighbours.
The five candidates hoping to be the next Tory leader faced off in front of a studio audience.
A paramotoring pilot says he wants to help more ex-soldiers to get into the sport.
A heatwave is sweeping across Europe and scorching temperatures are expected in the UK next week.
Sharon Graham, the head of the UK's biggest private sector union Unite, speaks to Faisal Islam about pay.
Several candidates for leader have made slick campaign videos to try and get their message across.
PMQs got off to a noisy start as two Alba Party MPs were named and had to leave the Commons.
Chloe Brown has taught her harlequin macaw how to free fly in locations including the Peak District.
His mother says she felt like "transporting with joy" when Sir Mo Farah called her after years apart.
A project funded by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council has analysed protest songs from the 1600s to today, creating the first official database of English protest songs.
The supermodel has been awarded an honorary doctorate by a UK university for her impact on global fashion.
Matt Taylor, who grew up in care, has won an award for his work on Frank Turner's album.
Alex Brace spotted the huge beast lurking in the depths off Tenby.
The sessions are run by the Wallace and Gromit creators. Netflix and Bristol charity Ablaze.
Highlights from the prime minister's political life.
Bristol Girls Longboard is a community of women and non-binary people who meet to practise longboarding.
The drama that led to Boris Johnson's downfall.
One says the PM has "abused his authority" while another says he is "sorry to see him go".
A man who spent two months in a coma after having Covid says people should "never give up".
Boris Johnson is asked whether he will rule out dissolving parliament if he doesn't have his MPs confidence.
Former health secretary Sajid Javid says the government's problems and scandals "start at the top".
The Speaker tells MPs off for clapping as Gary Sambrook criticises the prime minister.
The Liberal Democrats leader says it's the "patriotic duty" of Conservatives to get rid of the PM.
Ruth Forrest is doing the Great North Run after discovering she could train with a partner.
The troopers swap ceremonial duties for time to bond with their horses in the North Sea.