The chancellor, who outlined a growth plan, says there will be little room for cuts in March.
This follows reports that rising costs could mean the rail link might stop in the suburbs of west London.
Wynter Andrews' parents Gary and Sarah say the fine "demonstrates the seriousness" of the failings.
Laura Winham, 38, who had schizophrenia, was found in a "mummified, almost skeletal state".
The X-Men star says although he was "grateful", his eyes were opened over the "toxicity of empire".
Holocaust survivors and international leaders honour the six million Jewish people murdered by the Nazis.
Fans of the artist have been speculating for months about which album could be re-recorded next.
New Zealand's largest city is hit by torrential rain, causing widespread flooding.
Daniel Harris's far-right videos were shared by a gunman who killed 10 people in New York.
A charity says its data highlights how predators took advantage of the worldwide Covid-19 situation.
It comes after an Israeli operation against militants in the West Bank left nine Palestinians dead.
Shoppers' purchases of medicines could flag early symptoms linked to the cancer, UK researchers say.
Up to £200 was offered by some banks to switching customers - prompting the most moves since 2013.
A scheme to reward people for cutting back on electricity use is running for a second day.
Sharon Hearn says she can only afford to heat her home for two hours a day.
One worker found social care "very rewarding" and would return if he could get truck driver wages.
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Customers on Economy 7 tariffs see bills rise 7.6% despite the government fixing prices until April.
Following a BBC investigation, a blue plaque is to be unveiled celebrating the house's history.
The government in Kyiv is trying to tackle corruption head-on, but it’s a risky strategy.
Eating disorder therapy rooms are being set up in memory of Chelsea Mooney and Nikki Grahame.
Sir Ed Davey has a plan to avoid another Lib Dem general election flop but it will be a challenge.
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The head of the business lobby group claims the world of work has "gone crazy" since the pandemic.
Banks are being caught off guard by the growing threat of mobile phone fraud, says charity the Fraud Advisory Panel.
What's behind the raid on the West Bank city, which led to nine Palestinian deaths on Thursday?
In 1938, Woman Ironing was sold to escape Germany. Now the heirs of the original owner want it back.
QNET is being investigated by Indian authorities for suspected money-laundering.
Former Burnley manager Sean Dyche is set to be appointed as Everton manager following the dismissal of Frank Lampard.
Novak Djokovic dominates another opponent as he beats Tommy Paul to set up an Australian Open final against Stefanos Tsitsipas.
England reach the Women's Under-19 World Cup final after a thrilling three-run win over rivals Australia.
British boxer Anthony Yarde gives an honest insight into dealing with depression and grief.
Brighton reject a £60m bid from Premier League leaders Arsenal for Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo.
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4. Britons flock to private health cover. Nearly half-a-million people have taken out private health insurance over the past year. Between them, Aviva, Bupa and Vitality have added 480,000 new customers since the beginning of 2022 as the NHS has increasingly struggled. Growing waiting lists and “uncertainty about when procedures will take place would certainly seem to be influencing people’s decision to plan for private care”, said the Private Healthcare Information Network. Meanwhile, the Prime Minister has been criticised for refusing to say in a BBC interview whether he uses private health care. The Telegraph
5. Tories lose faith in Brexit. Conservative voters are losing enthusiasm for Brexit, according to a new poll. Opinium, which surveyed 2,000 representative voters, found some 33% of those planning to vote Conservative at the next election believed Brexit had created more problems than it solved. The top worry for Tory voters currently sceptical about Brexit is problems around the Northern Ireland border, cited by 39% of respondents. The second most common concern was regarding red tape affecting trade with other countries, mentioned by 36%. The Times
6. UK ‘not ready for electric car surge’. New car sales in the UK fell last year to their lowest level in three decades, new figures show. During 2022, 1.61m new cars were registered in the UK, the lowest level since 1992. Demand for electric vehicles continued to grow as they accounted for almost a fifth of new car sales. However, warned the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, charging infrastructure is not being built quickly enough to cope with the growing demand for electric cars. Daily Mail
7. Covid spiked over Xmas. Covid infections rose over Christmas to their highest level since the summer, according to the Office for National Statistics. Cases are estimated to have more than doubled in less than a month – with nearly three million people believed to have had the virus in the week ending 28 December. The news comes as an Omicron subvariant blamed for a surge in Covid cases in the US has been detected in the UK. The rapid spread and “growth advantage” of Omicron XBB.1.5 is a “concern”, said the World Health Organization. The Observer
8. Pret declares war on Greggs. Pret a Manger has launched a price-cutting initiative in the face of the cost-of-living crisis. The chain’s Made Simple range includes eight sandwiches for as low as £2.99, a move “bound to spark a price war” with its rival Greggs as both companies “stare down the barrel of double-digit inflation”, said The Times. The paper noted that Pret will still be more expensive than Greggs, which sells a tuna crunch baguette for just £2.75. Pret’s £5 meal deal is also more expensive than Tesco’s £3.90 sandwich, drink and snack meal offer. The Times
9. Apple value dips below $2tn. There are no longer any companies left that are worth more than $2tn after over $1tn was wiped off the value of Apple in the last 12 months. Shares in the tech giant dropped as much as 4.3% due to mounting concerns over its global supply chain and a wider sell-off in the US. This left the company’s value at $1.98tn, down from a peak of $3tn at the start of 2022. Nikkei reported that Apple has told several suppliers to make fewer components for some products, including AirPods, the Apple Watch and MacBooks. New York Times
10. The bottom line. The average household in Britain is only halfway through a two-year cost of living crisis that will leave families £2,100 worse off, according to the Resolution Foundation. The analysis found that disposable income will drop by 3% during this financial year and by 4% in the next one, leaving an average family £2,100 worse off. In April, the government is planning to cut its support for energy bills, causing a typical bill to rise from £2,000 to £2,850. Metro
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
The King reflects on grief and the power of light to overcome darkness.
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.
The exhibition will open in January in London after three years in the making.
Damon Alexander-Cole became homeless in 2020 and found that walking helped him to rebuild his life.
The PM insists he won’t back down against striking workers, as nurses demand a 19% pay rise.
Nurses in Northern Ireland, Wales and England stage industrial action, calling for fair pay.
Sports fans pay their tributes to the Scottish rugby legend who died from motor neurone disease.
Steve Barclay is told by the mother that she is scared for "the length" of her daughter's life.
Oliver Dowden asks unions to be "fair and reasonable" when asked about striking nurses and ambulance staff.
Dramatic video shows flames inside the MNKY HSE restaurant in London's Mayfair as guests rushed to get outside.
During a tour of his home, Grant Shapps faces questions about the government's intervention on energy bills.
BBC royal correspondent looks at the royal rift at the centre of the new episodes of Harry and Meghan.
NHS staff on the picket line explain why they have taken strike action over pay and conditions.
There are claims the Tory peer financially benefited from a company which was awarded PPE contracts.
"It was the most exciting thing I've done on a film in years," puppeteer Ronnie Le Drew says.
Jordan McSweeney was caught on camera before attacking Zara Aleena in Ilford, east London, last year.
Jordan McSweeney had been convicted of murdering and sexually assaulting the 35-year-old law graduate.
A pro-democracy demonstration turned violent outside the Chinese consulate in Manchester in October.
Frozen discs were spotted in Glasgow's Linn Park during the current cold snap.
Battery-powered lanterns and cleaning the fireplace, the BBC explores how habits are changing this winter.
This year has seen a huge rise in Albanian migrants arriving in the UK on small boats.
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