Those who have been in care are given the highest priority for the allocation of social housing.
The metal panelling on the David Murray John Building in Swindon is getting a £5m safety overhaul.
Sally Orange, from Wiltshire, is running seven marathons in seven days on seven continents.
Family and friends gathered in Swindon for the service in memory of 18-year-old Owen Dunn.
The new polling station rules will take effect for the first time during the May local elections.
A business has been fined £1,400 for fly-tipping in a supermarket car park.
It will consider five new stations and improvements to services between west Wales and Bristol Temple Meads.
A bomb disposal team attends Amesbury in Wiltshire after a package was found in the town centre.
The grant will help Wiltshire based charity Plantlife research and protect nature in local areas.
Kyle Marshall and Finley Phillips ran off after the stolen car was stopped with a police stinger.
Council-run car parks will offer an extra hour on parking tickets for blue badge holders.
The strike over pay means some schools are having to close in cities such as Bristol.
Jody Morris' first Swindon Town game ends in defeat as the 10-man Robins go down 2-1 at Newport County.
New Swindon head coach Jody Morris says he has come to the club with the aim of winning promotion to League One this season.
England and Bath winger Joe Cokanasiga signs a contract extension to remain with the Premiership side.
Swindon Town make Frazer Blake-Tracy's signing permanent while also signing Joe Tomlinson and Dylan Kadji on loan.
Swindon appoint former Chelsea and Derby assistant manager Jody Morris as their head coach.
The head of a private school in Surrey has been found dead along with her husband and seven-year-old daughter.
Doorbell footage of Nicola Bulley outside her home on the day she disappeared is shared with the BBC.
A large Russian attack is likely to come from the east and south, Kyiv says, but it has the reserves to repel it.
The US is trying recover debris from the suspected spy balloon that fell in shallow waters off South Carolina.
The star is only the 18th person to win each of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award.
What you need to know about strikes by nurses and ambulance workers by the BBC's Zoe Conway.
Grant Shapps, who briefly served in Liz Truss's cabinet, said inflation must fall before taxes are cut.
Harry Kane moves ahead of Jimmy Greaves to become Tottenham's all-time top goalscorer with his 267th goal for the club.
Unite's leader says the PM should intervene, ahead of the biggest week of walkouts in NHS history.
Officials in western Austria warned winter sports enthusiasts of dangerous conditions in the area.
Pope Francis said laws which criminalise homosexuality were a sin and "an injustice".
Timothy Welch was adopted when he was six weeks old and found his birth mother 58 years later.
Brad Hall, Taylor Lawrence, Greg Cackett and Arran Gulliver finish joint second to claim Britain's first four-man medal at the World Championships since 1939.
Pilots are being run around the UK to see if electric wallpaper could be an efficient way to heat homes.
How are rising interest rates changing the housing market around the UK?
Paul Noakes, 76, says costs have forced him to retire and close his family business.
Smart meter in home displays can be a useful budgeting tool but for some they're a source of stress.
If you're struggling to afford your gas and electricity bills, what options are available?
Britain's economy is expected to shrink in 2023, and grow only slowly in the following period.
Homeowners tell the BBC they are being hit harder by rising mortgage rates than soaring fuel and food bills.
The hit TV series has left its mark on those living on the fictional beat of Sgt Catherine Cawood.
Jasvir Singh is a prominent Sikh voice in the UK. He is also gay, and sees no conflict between his sexuality and religion.
Pakistan's military ruler found himself on the front line between militant Islamists and the West.
Two artists from County Antrim are painting murals to raises awareness of mental health issues.
"Arrogant", "discreet" - Lucy Williamson visits the apartment block where the brothers first settled.
Wetlands are being lost at a faster rate than forests, but in some regions beavers are part of the solution.
A bout of food poisoning at a Madrid restaurant stirs debate about how to cook a Spanish tortilla.
How the late inventor of cat's eyes, Percy Shaw, got his eureka moment.
It's often the US president's most important address of the year - but for speechwriters it's the assignment from hell.
Rampant inflation is a key issue for voters as Turkey’s President Erdogan faces elections in May.
Poulami Adhikari played in India's under-16 team, but had to stop when her family fell on hard times.
Harry Kane becomes Tottenham's all-time record scorer, surpassing the great Jimmy Greaves, as his 267th goal for the club dents Manchester City's title ambitions at a raucous Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Watch the highlights as defending champions France come from behind to avoid a shock defeat against Italy in a thrilling Six Nations game.
Ali Carter suggests that Whitney Houston inspired him to a first ranking title in seven years as he wins the German Masters.
Arsenal dropped points for the second successive Women's Super League match after being held to a goalless draw by West Ham United on Sunday evening.
Watch Scotland winger Duhan van der Merwe score a "sensational" solo during their thrilling 29-23 Calcutta Cup victory against England in the Six Nations.
Who has been turbocharged by a new manager, and whose stunning display got Leicester back on track? It's Garth Crooks' Team of the Week.
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2. Business confidence bounces back. British business confidence has bounced back, according to a new survey showing that it had reached its highest level in six months in January. Overall confidence among UK companies increased by five points to 22% this month, the latest Lloyds Bank Business Barometer found, edging closer to the long-term average of 28%. Confidence is an “important economic indicator and driver of growth”, because “the more optimistic companies feel, the more likely they are to invest”. The Times
3. Government borrowing at record levels. Official figures showed that UK Government borrowing in December shot up to a record £27.4bn – the highest for the month since records began and more than £9.8bn higher than analyst expectations. The ONS reported the Government paid a record £17.3bn to service the cost of debt linked to inflation. With total UK borrowing now standing at 99.5% of GDP, the debt-to-GDP ratio is at levels last seen in the early 1960s. Financial Times
4. Oil companies to reveal profits. Oil giants are preparing to announce an “obscene” £160bn “profit bonanza”. As five of the world’s biggest producers prepare to reveal their figures, analysts predict the annual haul will have doubled. The forecast combined profits for BP, Shell, Chevron, ExxonMobil and Total Energies would equate to more than £5,000 a second. The NGO, Global Witness said: “Let’s not forget that these companies are richer because the rest of us are poorer.” Daily Mirror
5. What motivates you to go into the office? Hybrid workers are choosing to go to the office more often. Why? According to a new report from Transport for London, the cost of heating and electricity, isolation due to freezing temperatures and the opportunity to dine out or pop into the shops are driving workers back. In the report, around 60% of the respondents went in to save on bills, while the rest cited the need for social interactions after being isolated due to the cold. What motivates you to go into the office? Please vote in our latest poll and share your thoughts with us. VOTE HERE >>
6. Compensation claims down in UK. Compensation culture appears to be on the decline in Britain as nearly half of the public shuns the idea of making a claim. The number of claims for road traffic incidents, accidents or illness at work, slips, trips or falls in public places and medical negligence was down more than 40% last year. A study found that the reasons for the decline lay in the fact people were worried about stigma linked with making a claim, deterred by a fear that claims take too long, or held a fear of lawyers or the legal system. The Times
7. Pension age could be raised sooner. People will have to work for longer before claiming the state pension under plans to raise the official retirement age to 68 sooner than initially planned. The present threshold of 66 was due to be raised to 68 in 2046. However, ministers are looking at bringing forward the change to as early as 2035, affecting those who are 54 and under today. Experts said bringing the move forward would spare the taxpayer about £10bn but sceptics said it would disrupt the plans of those already planning for retirement. The Guardian
8. Sources say Sunak was warned. Sources have said that Rishi Sunak was told there could be a reputational risk to the government from Nadhim Zahawi’s tax affairs when he appointed him as Conservative party chair in October. Senior government officials are said to have given the prime minister informal advice about the risks from an HMRC investigation that had been settled just months earlier. Meanwhile, as the PM celebrated his 100th day in office, Tory insiders fear he is “spinning and getting nowhere”. The Sunday Times
9. Excess deaths soar again. Official data shows that excess deaths have reached their highest number since the second wave of the pandemic. Some 17,381 people died in England and Wales in the week ending 13 January 2023. The five-year pre-pandemic average for deaths was 14,544, meaning there were 2,837 excess deaths last week alone. Less than 5% of the excess deaths were from Covid, with high flu rates, record NHS waiting lists for routine operations, ambulance and A&E delays, and unmet needs from the pandemic year also blamed. The Telegraph
10. The bottom line. The AA warned that at peak times, it can cost more to charge the vehicles than it does to fill up a petrol car. Owing to rising energy prices, it now costs 16.18 pence a mile to power a small electric car, compared to 14.45 pence for a petrol equivalent. These figures apply to slow chargers; the rapid ones favoured by drivers on long journeys cost even more than that. The Telegraph
Grant Shapps says "national duty" compelled him to step in as home secretary under her leadership.
Sharon Graham says she's had no conversations with the prime minister or health secretary over pay.
How the late inventor of cat's eyes, Percy Shaw, got his eureka moment.
A friend of the missing 45-year-old mother says there is 'still a missing piece of the jigsaw'.
Police say there is a 10-minute window in which they believe Ms Bulley vanished.
The 45-year-old was last seen walking in St Michael's on Wyre, Lancashire, last Friday morning.
The 45-year-old was last seen walking in St Michael's on Wyre, Lancashire, last Friday morning.
Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey says lower energy prices should help lower inflation.
As the final series draws to a close, the BBC gets a glimpse of the real life house of the Cawood clan.
Stargazer George Chan photographed comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) from his home in Bramcote, Nottinghamshire.
Joseph Ward seriously injured the inspector by reversing into him and driving off to avoid arrest.
Rishi Sunak defends his handling of bullying allegations against Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab.
This year's fire festival has made history, with women and girls taking part in the procession for the first time.
The influencer and his brother Tristan arrive at court to appeal against the decision to keep them detained.
A former cabinet minister struggles to silence his phone while appearing on Newsnight.
How much does Eurovision cost and why is Liverpool hosting? Eurovision reporter Daniel Rosney explains.
People are travelling to Gloucestershire to see the stunning displays.
Nadhim Zahawi has been sacked as Conservative Party chairman after an inquiry by the PM's ethics adviser.
Richard Henton, who couldn't read or write until he was in his 20s, said helping others was his dream job.
The Labour leader says it is "absolutely fundamental" that health care remans free at the point of need.
Joanna Gosling says goodbye to viewers after 23 years in a job "that's never felt like a job".
PC Luke Watson earned the nickname after a flawless record in footraces against suspects.
Labour and the SNP question the timing of Rishi Sunak's probe into the Tory party chairman's tax affairs.
Flora Turnbull is to run the event in honour of her father and raise prostate cancer awareness.
St Dwynwen is Wales' patron saint of love and 25 January is Wales' own Valentine's Day.
Scientists say that humans are able to understand many of the gestures made by wild chimpanzees.
A boy who taught himself to read as a toddler has been accepted as the UK's youngest member of Mensa.
The meteorite crashed in England in 2021, containing water that was a near-perfect match for that on Earth.
Mark King campaigned for all of England's schools to have defibrillators, after his son Oliver died.
It's claimed Richard Sharp helped Boris Johnson get a loan, weeks before being chosen as BBC chairman.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has apologised after he was filmed without a seatbelt in a moving car.
The BBC’s Analysis editor takes a look at the government’s plan to scrap thousands of EU-era laws.
The Commons Speaker welcomes the Gurkhas' 37-strong band, to perform a medley of Highland tunes.
After police appealed for doorbell footage, the attempted burglar was identified and jailed.
Hannah and Claire’s young sons both died suddenly and unexpectedly.
A woman who had a stillborn baby says playing rugby saved her life.
The BBC's Philip Sim explains the gender reform row - and what might come next.
The football pundit reacts after sex noises were heard in the studio during FA Cup coverage.
The Prince of Wales unveils his winning dish in the kitchen and rates Catherine's culinary skills too.
Ilya Merenzon, CEO of World Chess, shares his business advice for our CEO Secrets series.
John Spence is feeling smug that he did not need to travel to the Alps like his friends to get some time on the slopes.
With snow and ice causing disruption across parts of the UK, Alex Humphreys has this forecast.
A look back at some of the unexpected funny moments in the history of the BBC's morning news programme.
Ken Bruce has presented a weekday mid-morning show for 31 years.
The controversial influencer has been detained in Romania as part of a human trafficking and rape investigation.
Schools in England and Wales could close as teacher strikes are announced.
Sir Mark Rowley apologises after officer David Carrick admitted dozens of rape and sexual offences.
Romanian officials were seen towing vehicles away from his compound in Bucharest.
Harry rides along police on a motorbike he got from Santa for Christmas.
A student paramedic attended a home birth and a death within the first 24 hours of his placement.
Artist Jon Tordoff made the 100 sq ft (9.2 sq m) structure at his cottage in Milford, Derbyshire.
Ben Amanna, founder and CEO of Boxraw, which sells kit and clothing for boxing, shares his business advice.
John Parnum has been making machines since he was a boy and has a home full of inventions.
Rebecca Martin says that she is desperate for her daughter's murderer, Mark Brown, to say where she is.
Ros Atkins explains how the crisis in the NHS connects to long-term issues within social care.
William and Catherine were on their first public outing since Prince Harry's tell-all book went on sale.
Martin Clark's family rang for an ambulance three times before deciding to drive him to hospital themselves.
The Spice Girl will be performing at Sadler's Wells in London in January.
The Sons of Ivar is a history society that attends public events recreating life from the Viking age.
About 20,000 ambulance staff go on strike for a second time over pay.
Prince Harry's limelight was temporarily taken away, when Tom Hanks received a royal fanfare.
The former health secretary spoke of the "deep offensive" comments from a now-suspended Tory MP.
Prince Harry speaks to Stephen Colbert on the Late Show, on the day his memoir 'Spare' is launched.
Members of the public explain why they are keen to read Spare, as it goes on sale in London.
The government will introduce a bill requiring a minimum level of service during public sector strikes.
Camilla needed to rehabilitate her image and forged press connections, Prince Harry says in a CBS interview.
Prince Harry appears to cast doubt on the official account of his mother Princess Diana's death.
Ros Atkins looks at the issue of how the NHS has been funded.
The Duke of Sussex opens up about his fractured relationship with his brother.
From birth, the royal brother's lives have been closely watched from around the world.
In a trailer for a new ITV interview, the prince is also asked if he will attend his father's coronation.
The footballer mistakenly says he is in South Africa as he is unveiled as Al Nassr's star signing.
The BBC's Sean Dilley meets a volunteer puppy raiser, hoping to help a blind person be independent.
A walrus, which has drawn large crowds since arriving in Scarborough on Saturday, is filmed returning to the sea.
Gary McKee crosses the finish line of his 365th marathon in 2022, raising £1m for charity.
Watch a selection of some of the most momentous stories covered by BBC News this year.
A Merseyside police officer reads Elle Edwards' family statement after the 26-year-old was shot dead on Christmas Eve.
Police have released footage of a suspect's arrest over a pub shooting that killed Elle Edwards.
We ask people to sum up their 2022 in one word and see what they make of the dictionaries' choices.
Jeremy Chopra and Ian Redpath have gained over one million followers and published two bestsellers.
The author says her freedom feels like a dream that may not be coming true for others detained in Iran.
A school in North Lanarkshire is offering free food, hygiene products and clothes to pupils through discreet lockers.
The author tells the tennis star that she was able to watch his 2016 win from solitary confinement.
A passer-by filmed the blaze, which has now been brought under control, on Monday night.
The musician tells Jamie Oliver, who is guest editing R4's Today, how cooking is a space for his neurodiversity.
Anne Wood tells the story of how she created the Teletubbies.
King Charles greets crowds after his first Christmas Day church service as monarch.
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The penguins, named Pringle and Widget, have continued an annual tradition of animal visits.
Russell T Davies says he wants to give fans "a lovely little Christmas present".
The prime minister has been criticised by some Labour MPs after his chat with homeless man goes viral online.
Esther Abrami has worked with The Snowman composer Howard Blake on a new arrangement.
A corner shop in Twickenham has been opening on Christmas Day for 25 years to help fight loneliness.
Former Royal Marine Mark Ormrod MBE completes a 1km open water swim for charity.
Spoiler alert: In the finale, Claudia Winkleman reveals who took home the jackpot of £101,050.
A bumpy year in UK politics has seen Partygate, three prime ministers and a lot of strikes.
Mark Peacock needs a double lung transplant but that has not stopped him creating a winter wonderland.
Heidi's mum was diagnosed with cancer while pregnant just months after dad James was too.
Some people are choosing to hire their Christmas tree to try to reduce waste and help the environment.