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Stoke-on-Trent Central candidate denies racial hatred charges

Barbara Fielding-Morriss, 78, who stood as an independent, allegedly praised Hitler on her blog.

Three police probes into Cheshire East Council

Cheshire East Council investigated the matters dating from 2012 and then reported the three issues to police.

Pawel Zietowski jailed for M6 selfie and wheelies

Pawel Zietowski was captured in "hair-raising" footage standing up and rummaging in a backpack.

Undercover reporter confronts spam text message pair

The men boasted about being the biggest distributors of nuisance text messages in the UK.

Live BBC World News

Mexico earthquake: Children killed at collapsed primary school

Tuesday's huge quake killed at least 230 people, including children at a school in the capital.

Hurricane Maria: Whole of Puerto Rico without power

Hurricane Maria has knocked out electricity for the entire island, home to more than 3.5m people.

Canada MP sorry for Catherine McKenna 'climate Barbie' remark

Conservative Gerry Ritz apologised over a remark he aimed at environment minister Catherine McKenna.

Sri Lankan baby farms: Minister admits illegal adoption trade

An investigation by Dutch journalists uncovers thousands of illicit baby sales in the 1980s.