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# Number One
Ben Stokes wins the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award
Stokes finished ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Dina Asher-Smith in the public vote.
# matthew horne
Gavin and Stacey star apologises after calling BBC journalist a 'disingenuous plopcarpet'
Matthew Horne said he was “caught up in the frenzy of the election”.
# laura kuenssberg
UK election watchdog issues warning after BBC political editor's live comments about postal votes
The BBC said it doesn’t believe it or Laura Kuenssberg breached electoral law.
# Not too late
'We're not expecting too much': BBC's Andrew Neil challenges Boris Johnson to 'oven ready' interview
Boris Johnson has been accused of hiding from scrutiny by ducking the interview with the broadcaster.
# Final Countdown
Johnson and Corbyn to face final head-to-head debate tonight before UK general election
The party leaders will face each other in Maidstone in the BBC’s prime ministerial debate at 8.30pm.
# virginia giuffre
Woman who alleges she slept with Prince Andrew when she was a teenager to appear in BBC interview
The Panorama programme will air on BBC One tonight.
# Boris Johnson
BBC backs down in interview standoff with Boris Johnson in wake of terror attack
“We believe it is now in the public interest that the Prime Minister should be interviewed.”
# Question Time
'No intention to mislead': BBC admits 'mistake' in editing laughter from Boris Johnson clip
The broadcaster said the clip was cut for a shorter package to be shown on Sunday’s lunchtime bulletin.
# Question Time
'Never intended to cause hurt or pain': Johnson refuses to apologise for 'racist rhetoric'
The UK’s main political party leaders faced tough questioning on BBC’s Question Time this evening.
# Duke of York
Prince Andrew to discuss links with Jeffrey Epstein in new TV interview
The Duke of York has faced questions about his links with the disgraced financier.
# Influential
Irish disability activist Sinéad Burke makes the cut on BBC's top 100 women in the world
This year’s theme is based around what the future would look like ‘if it was driven by women’.
# Special Relationship
'Suddenly everything just exploded' - Bonnie Greer on sticking up for Ireland on the BBC
The US-born writer said the reaction to her comments
# Brexit
Boris Johnson says he won't resign to avoid delaying Brexit as Tory conference kicks off
Speaking to the BBC, Johnson also defended his recent parliamentary language.
# The Troubles
Veteran IRA member claims Gerry Adams lied when he denied being a member of the organisation
The Louth TD has repeatedly denied accusations that he was a member of the paramilitary organisation.
# Adrian O'Neill
Ireland's ambassador to the UK says a Northern Ireland border poll would 'degrade' attempts to resolve Brexit
There has been speculation that Brexit could eventually lead to a united Ireland.
# isis
Lisa Smith expresses desire to live in a 'caliphate...but not a brutality group' as she seeks to return to Ireland
The Dundalk native made the comments in a new interview with BBC.
# Brexit
Sammy Wilson: 'We know the Irish; if you stand up to them, they will take you seriously'
The DUP’s Brexit spokesman made his comments on BBC Radio 4 this morning.
# Controversy
Police in the UK are investigating comedian Jo Brand over 'battery acid' joke on BBC radio show
Brand make a joke about throwing battery acid at “unpleasant characters” rather than milkshakes.
# Rocket
'If I had my time over again, I definitely wouldn't pursue snooker'
Five-time world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan discusses his struggle with addiction and his relationship with the sport.
James Corden announces one-off Gavin and Stacey Christmas special
The BBC sitcom centres on the long distance relationship between a Englishman and a Welsh woman and last aired in 2010.
# On the box
TV Wrap: BBC struggle to liven up another boring Manchester City triumph
Gary Lineker would have been better off saying ‘another win for the bloodless and efficient use of capital’ and cutting straight to the Eurovision.
# Speaking out
'It's been really hard. I shouldn't have to go through that': Alex Scott opens up about social media abuse
The former England defender spoke about the abuse she received during her role as a TV analyst this season.
# Racism row
'I chose the wrong photo': Sacked BBC host Danny Baker formally apologises over royal baby tweet
The 61 year-old was removed from presenting duties by the BBC yesterday.
Children's BBC star Mya-Lecia Naylor dies suddenly, aged 16
The CBBC star died suddenly on Sunday 7 April.
# Wolftonic
More to Ireland den dis? Alan Partridge 'Men Behind the Wire' clip prompts amusement, bemusement
Viewers’ jaws may have dropped a little when the songs were aired – but a joke’s a joke right? Hopefully.
# Global Game
Six Nations considering whopping £500m offer from investors CVC
News of the bid comes on the eve of a crucial World Rugby meeting about the proposed Nations Championship.
'Great Escape' veteran who called film 'absolute rubbish' dies aged 101
The former RAF navigator never managed to escape the camp in events later portrayed in the Steve McQueen film.
BBC's Brexit coverage of Ireland 'lacking curiosity and depth', former BBC controllers says
Mark Damazer is a former BBC Radio 4 controller.
# white saviour
'Is the issue with me being white?': Row breaks out over BBC presenter's social media posts from Africa
A Labour MP has accused Comic Relief of sending a “distorted image” of Africa.
# El Paso
Trump v Beto: BBC cameraman attacked as President and Democrat hold competing rallies
Trump attacked his potential rival during his Texas speech.
# Quinn Industrial Holdings
Gardaí investigate after two Quinn company employees allegedly assaulted in Cavan
The attacker reportedly fled the scene after members of the public intervened.
# mock the week
'Groundbreakingly brilliant' comedian Jeremy Hardy dies aged 57
Tributes have been paid to the comedian, who died earlier today.
# James Goddard
Pro-Brexit protester arrested in relation to incident which saw British MP branded a 'fascist'
Anna Soubry was heckled as she entered Parliament on Monday.
'An inspiration to all': BBC weather presenter Dianne Oxberry dies aged 51
The mother-of-two died yesterday morning following a short illness.
# Brexit
Pro-EU MP Anna Soubry criticises police after group of protesters call her 'Nazi' outside UK parliament
Anna Soubry was forced to stop after being heckled as she conducted interviews on BBC and Sky News.
# Arron Hough
Search for missing 20 year-old believed to have fallen overboard cruise ship in Caribbean suspended
Arron Hough was reported missing after failing to report for work on Christmas Day.
# Human Rights
Mary Robinson 'dismayed' at media comments as she comes under fire for claiming Dubai princess is 'troubled'
Mary Robinson has come under fire for claiming that an Emirati princess who has stated she is being held against her will is “in the loving care of her family”.
# suttin like that
Which People Just Do Nothing Character Are You?
You know that bit of dust at the end of peanuts? Yeah? Basically, that’s the best part.
# Bethel
Dutch church holds month-long 'marathon mass' to protect refugee family from deportation
Under Dutch law, police are unable to raid places of worship while services are ongoing.
# dynasties
BBC nature team defends decision to intervene and save mother and baby emperor penguins
The decision broke a principle of nature film-making to observe but not interfere.