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How the BBC reports polling day 2016

BBC News - ‎7 hours ago‎
So, on polling day specifically, the BBC (like other broadcasters, though they are covered by the Ofcom Code rather than a charter) doesn't report on any of the election campaigns from 00:30 BST until polls close at 22:00 BST on TV, radio or bbc.co.uk.
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Trinity Mirror's New Day newspaper 'to close on Friday'

BBC News - ‎4 hours ago‎
By BBC media correspondent David Sillito. A new type of newspaper to reach the sort of people who had given up on print - New Day was launched in February at a time when the rest of the industry is struggling with falling sales and advertising revenues.
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BBC's demise is 'tempting prospect', jokes John Whittingdale

The Guardian - ‎14 hours ago‎
They reveal Whittingdale's dissatisfaction with the way the BBC handles complaints over impartiality. He told the association that “sometimes they will drive me insane” and confirmed he would strip responsibility for handling complaints from the BBC Trust.
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Canada wildfire: Much of Fort McMurray 'could be destroyed'

BBC News - ‎6 hours ago‎
Have you been affected by the wildfire? If it is safe to do so, you can share your experience by emailing haveyoursay@bbc.co.

Voters to head to polls across UK for 'Super Thursday' elections

BBC News - ‎7 hours ago‎
Voters are to head to the polls in a series of elections across the UK on what has been dubbed "Super Thursday". Elections are taking place for the Scottish Parliament, National Assembly of Wales, the Northern Ireland Assembly and for 124 councils in ...
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Cambridge and Oxford universities slip in world rankings

BBC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
The UK has 10 universities in the top 100 of the world's best when it comes to global reputation, but many have slipped down the rankings this year.
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Portugal police raid 'Russian football gang'

BBC News - ‎11 hours ago‎
European and Portuguese police say they have dismantled a mainly Russian criminal gang laundering money through football in Portugal.

Crocodile eyes are fine-tuned for lurking

BBC News - ‎6 hours ago‎
A new study reveals how crocodiles' eyes are fine-tuned for lurking at the water surface to watch for prey. The "fovea", a patch of tightly packed receptors that delivers sharp vision, forms a horizontal streak instead of the usual circular spot.
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IBM allow free access to quantum processor online

BBC News - ‎15 hours ago‎
A spokesman for IBM said the invite system was to prevent bots from swarming the system, and told the BBC that anyone would be granted access regardless of experience.
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Air pollution: Benefits of cycling and walking outweigh harms - study

BBC News - ‎3 hours ago‎
The health benefits of cycling and walking outweigh the harmful effects of air pollution, a study has suggested. Even in cities with high air pollution levels, the benefits are greater than the risks, the University of Cambridge research found.
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Embryo study shows 'life's first steps'

BBC News - ‎11 hours ago‎
She told the BBC: "It actually allows us to understand the very first steps in our development at the time of implantation where the embryo, really for the first time, reorganises itself to form the future body.
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Mobile game Sea Hero Quest 'helps dementia research'

BBC News - ‎14 hours ago‎
"In my research team, I could only test about 200 people a year, and that's working hard," Dr Hugo Spiers, from UCL, told the BBC. "But last night I tested 200 people in one minute with this game." Players can opt to reveal their gender, age and ...
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The chasm cutting an Antarctic base adrift

BBC News - ‎18 hours ago‎
Thirty-six years after he first went there as a young meteorologist, BBC Weather's Peter Gibbs returned to the current, sixth incarnation of the British Antarctic Survey's Halley Research Station.
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Rory McIlroy to miss BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth

BBC News - ‎10 hours ago‎
Rory McIlroy has pulled out of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth later in May, but says he is close to removing the "bad habits" from his game.
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How a rape that was ignored angered Indonesia's women

BBC News - ‎18 hours ago‎
Two weeks after the arrests, activist and independent musician Kartika Jahja in Jakarta read about the case online. She told BBC Indonesian that her subsequent anger was not just down to the child's tragic fate but because the story had simply been ...

Quarter of UK care homes 'at risk of closure'

BBC News - ‎18 hours ago‎
More than a quarter of care homes in the UK are in danger of going out of business within three years, figures obtained by BBC Radio Four suggest. About 5,000 homes are at risk of closure because they carry too much debt and do not make enough profit ...
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Cookies on the BBC website

BBC News - ‎12 hours ago‎
The BBC has updated its cookie policy. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites if you visit a page which contains embedded content from social media.
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Prince death: Addiction specialist was called by singer's team

BBC News - ‎10 hours ago‎
Prince's team requested emergency support from a leading addiction specialist just a day before the singer died, the doctor's lawyer has revealed.
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Webmail firms probe login 'leak'

BBC News - ‎10 hours ago‎
"There are hacker sites that advertise 'brute forcing' popular services and store fronts by taking a large amount of credentials and running them one-by-one against the site," Alex Holden, the firm's chief information security officer, told the BBC ...
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