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Manchester attack: Victoria station reopens

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Victoria station has been closed since Salman Abedi killed 22 people Manchester Victoria railway station has reopened more than a week after the suicide attack at the city’s arena. The station, which is attached to Manchester Arena, was shut to allow a forensic search ...

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Dress for success

Image copyright AFP Image caption Fans dressed as their favourite characters at London Comic Con this weekend Scratch below the surface at Comic Con and you might be surprised to find thousands of young women who go because they find it empowering. It might have a reputation for attracting nerds ...

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When Rachel met Nigel

What happens when two strong-minded individuals from opposite sides of the political debate sit down for dinner? To find out, the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme has organised a series of election blind dates for the general election campaign. Nigel Farage is a leading Brexit campaigner, while journalist Rachel Johnson strongly ...

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Aircraft crashes in Castlewellan Forest Park

Image copyright Press Eye Image caption The aircraft came down in Castlewellan Forest Park A man and a woman have escaped serious injury after a light aircraft crashed in a County Down forest park. The crash happened at the Dolly’s Brae entrance of Castlewellan Forest Park at about 16:50 BST ...

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General election 2017: Sturgeon to unveil SNP manifesto

Image copyright PA Image caption The SNP manifesto will be unveiled by Nicola Sturgeon in Perth The SNP is to launch its general election manifesto, which will include a plan to invest an additional £118bn in public services. The party will also pledge to provide a “strong voice for Scotland ...

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Labour for life

Image caption Mansfield, once a proud pit town, was previously seen as a traditional Labour stronghold It has been 94 years since a party other than Labour has succeeded in returning a Member of Parliament for Mansfield. But after a strong vote for Brexit and with the Conservatives and UKIP ...

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United in music

Image copyright Goodman/LNP/REX/Shutterstock Image caption The Courteeners singer Liam Fray started the show with a poem about the attack Five days after the Manchester attack, 50,000 people turned out for one of the city’s biggest concerts of the year. It was a chance for music fans to unite and remember ...

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Law changer

Image copyright Shutterstock Image caption Ravers knew they could ‘just turn up’ to the festivals held by New Age Travellers On a hot bank holiday weekend 25 years ago, 20,000 people descended on land in the shadow of the Malvern Hills. The word was spread by an answering machine message: ...

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Leanne Wood story

Image copyright Getty Images When Plaid Cymru started looking for a new leader in 2011, Leanne Wood faced rival candidates grounded in the party’s Welsh-speaking heartlands. But it became apparent that Plaid members wanted change. They found it offered by a left winger from a non-Welsh speaking background in the ...

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Rita, Sue and Bob Too

Image copyright Bradford UNESCO City of Film Image caption Rita, Sue and Bob Too depicted life on a Bradford estate in a darkly comic tale Billed as “Thatcher’s Britain with her knickers down”, British film comedy Rita, Sue and Bob Too was an unexpected hit when it was released 30 ...

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Pop pensioners?

Many of the bands at Radio 1’s Big Weekend have been together way longer than you would guess. Headliners Kings of Leon have been going since 1999. And both Twin Atlantic and Two Door Cinema Club are celebrating 10 years together. Here are five acts that have definitely been around ...

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In pictures

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