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Prince Philip seen behind the wheel...Differences in GP access across...US shutdown: Trump to make 'major...Two dead after pigeon dropping...Windsor Davies: It Ain't Half Hot...Jaden Moodie: Murder arrest over...Arsenal 2-0 Chelsea: Alexandre...Mexico pipeline blast kills 66 and...Brexit: Theresa May should become...New Year Park Lane stab death:...More mental health checks before...Rappers Skengdo and AM breached...Boo the Pomeranian dog dies 'from a...Meet the Avenue Q puppet coach Nigel...An alpaca walks into a French...Side Hustles: 'My secret life as a DJ'Firewomen prove they exist to...Week in pictures: 12 - 18 January 2019Are grey cars really silver? And...Katelyn Ohashi: My 'crazy' week as...When America agreed on a border barrierVogue sorry for misidentifying...BBC News ChannelCan pubs stand many more Dry Januarys?Kiah Morris case: How far do free...Reality Check: Why has Zimbabwe...The woman with her head in the cloudsWhy your name matters in the search...Obituary: Comedy actor Windsor DaviesAwkward encounters of the disabled kindTough times for Amsterdam sex businessFyre Festival: Inside the world's...Drag queen or delivery driver:...Liverpool survive Palace scare to...O'Sullivan beats Ding to reach 13th...Pogba & Rashford give Solskjaer...Older drivers: Is age a factor...Staffordshire Police e-fit 'looks...Manila's 'trolley boys'World's coffee under threat, say...Marie Kondo - does tidiness really...The North Korean women who had to...How will history judge President Trump?'I want to stand up for every woman...Kevin Mallory: The churchgoing...African migration 'a trickle' thanks...
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BBC Front Page News

Prince Philip seen behind the wheel two days after crashPrince Philip seen behind the wheel two days after crash

The duke has been seen driving at Sandringham, two days after a crash that injured two women.

Differences in GP access across England 'shocking'Differences in GP access across England 'shocking'

A BBC analysis suggests there is a shocking variation in access to GPs across England, doctors' leaders say.

US shutdown: Trump to make 'major announcement' on Mexico wallUS shutdown: Trump to make 'major announcement' on Mexico wall

The president says he will make an important move on the issue that has partially shut government.

Two dead after pigeon dropping infection at hospitalTwo dead after pigeon dropping infection at hospital

An investigation is under way after patients contracted a fungal infection associated with pigeon droppings.

BBC news for Shropshire

Dambusters engineer: RAF appeal for funeral crowd for coupleDambusters engineer: RAF appeal for funeral crowd for couple

Victor and Edna Barnett, who met in the air force, died within 10 days of each other in Telford.

Jobs lost as plant hire firm goes into administrationJobs lost as plant hire firm goes into administration

The Hawk group had been affected by a delay in starting anticipated projects, administrators say.

Council to ask for Telford factory plan withdrawalCouncil to ask for Telford factory plan withdrawal

More than 1,000 objections were lodged against the plan, understood to be for a toilet roll factory.

FA Cup third round: Stoke City 2-3 ShrewsburyFA Cup third round: Stoke City 2-3 Shrewsbury

League One Shrewsbury come from two goals down to beat Championship Stoke and reach the FA Cup fourth round.

AskTen - Ten things you may not have noticed last week!

1.      Carney warns UK businesses are unready for no deal. The Governor of the Bank of England said that fewer than half of UK businesses have contingency plans for a no-deal Brexit. Mark Carney also denied that his warnings were intended to scare the public into backing his favoured type of Brexit, after the Bank said yesterday that leaving the EU without a deal would plunge the country into the worst recession since the 1930s. BBC
 

2.      Legal advice says 'Britain would be trapped in customs union'. Leaked details of the attorney-general’s legal advice suggest Britain would be trapped “indefinitely” in a customs union with Brussels if MPs back Theresa May’s Brexit deal. The PM is refusing to publish the advice because it contains a stark passage that makes clear the UK could end up locked in a “backstop” arrangement with the European Union. The Sunday Times
 

3.      Younger generation more stressed. A survey to ascertain the wellbeing of UK adults found that 18- to 34-year-olds had the lowest score of any other group, with up to 80 per cent experiencing anxiety or stress daily. A confluence of working longer hours, sleeping less, more time on digital devices, plus a nutritionally inferior convenience diet were all contributing factors - but the biggest improvements could be made with the easiest changes: moving more, and getting outside for fresh air and daylight. Psychology Today
 

4.      To excel you need five competencies. The most successful leaders excel at five emotional intelligence competencies: self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skill. These competencies combine in different ways to create distinctive leadership styles. Master the styles, and you can flexibly switch among them as circumstances dictate. [MORE]
 

5.      Five people rang police 8,655 times in 2017. Five people with mental health problems rang London’s Metropolitan Police a total of 8,655 times in 2017, according to the HM Inspectorate of Constabulary. The police watchdog says that answering the calls cost £70,000, and is warning that police forces across the UK are “picking up the pieces” for poor mental health provision. BBC
 

6.      Is university worth the money? As the Government prepares to publish a review of higher education funding in 2019, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has released the results of an analysis of the tax records of UK graduates now aged 29. According to the report, female graduates earn 28% more (£6,700) on average than their female peers who did not go to university, while men earn 8% (£2,700) more.
 

7.      Council tax to rise after government cuts weaken police. Council tax is set to rise as part of a £700m police funding boost. The move, which could see bills go up by as much as £24 a year for each household in England and Wales, comes in response to warnings from officers about an increase in violent crime and reductions in officer numbers across the country following the government's austerity cuts. The Times
 

8.      Biggest drop in house prices since 2012. House prices fell by the biggest average drop since 2012 last month, according to data from property website Rightmove. The firm says the average asking price for a home fell by £5,222 in November to £302,023. The steepest falls were in London, where the typical asking price fell £10,793 or 1.7%, and south-east England, where it fell £8,647 (2.1%). Financial Times
 

9.  The bottom line. The BBC is planning to spend £10.65m promoting its new audio app Sounds - about 10% of the entire annual budget for BBC local radio. The app brings together the Beeb’s radio, music and podcasts in one place in a bid to attract younger listeners. The Times

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