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Litvinenko lawyer accuses Russia( Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:45:05 GMT )

Ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko was murdered for trying to "expose the corruption" at the heart of Russia's "mafia state", his...

Cable aide quits over fracking vote( Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:09:23 GMT )

Lib Dem MP Tessa Munt resigns as a parliamentary aide to Business Secretary Vince Cable after voting against the government on fra...

UK Holocaust memorial centre planned( Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:56:50 GMT )

A new Holocaust memorial and education centre is announced as the UK commemorates the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

Assault claims untrue, says Glitter( Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:05:55 GMT )

Former rock star Gary Glitter tells a jury he did not carry out sexual assaults against three girls in the 1970s.

Earthquake felt in mid-Hampshire( Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:38:46 GMT )

An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.9 is recorded in Hampshire, the British Geological Survey confirms.

H is for Hawk wins Costa book prize( Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:33:00 GMT )

Helen Macdonald wins the Costa Book of the Year Award for 2014 for her personal account of trying to train a goshawk after the dea...

US museums consider London outpost( Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:09:12 GMT )

The world's largest museum and research institution could be heading for London as part of a multi-million dollar redevelopment of...

Unison calls off strike by NHS staff( Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:52:40 GMT )

Unison calls off a planned strike for its NHS members in England which was scheduled for 29 January.

Leaders in '100 days to go' battle( Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:16:03 GMT )

Labour sets out details of a "10-year plan" for the NHS and the Conservatives outline plans to lower the benefits cap as they step...

UK economic growth hits 2.6% in 2014( Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:16:34 GMT )

The UK's economy grew by 2.6% last year, the fastest pace since 2007, but there was a slowdown in the last three months, figures f...

EDF to cut gas prices by 1.3%( Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:02:01 GMT )

EDF says it will cut gas prices by 1.3%, the last of the "big six" energy firms to reduce prices in the wake of a fall in the whol...

MPs to quiz Chilcot over Iraq delays( Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:16:45 GMT )

The head of the Iraq Inquiry is to be questioned by MPs next month about why its report is to be delayed until after the election.

Two charged with 1991 Payne murder( Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:15:14 GMT )

Two men are charged with abducting and murdering 18-year-old Nicola Payne who went missing from Coventry in 1991.

'No top university' for many schools( Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:00:12 GMT )

Hundreds of schools and colleges in England do not send any students on to the UK's top universities, data shows.

Revived snoopers' charter shelved( Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:26:39 GMT )

An attempt to bring back the controversial measures is dropped, but peers demand to see the government's private draft of new legi...

Shetland celebrates Up Helly Aa( Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:37:46 GMT )

Shetland's spectacular annual Up Helly Aa fire festival, which celebrates its Viking heritage, is celebrated with the burning of a...

Suspected burglar trapped for hours( Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:27:36 GMT )

Students describe the moment they find a suspected burglar dangling upside down from a window.

NI has too many hospitals - review( Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:31:03 GMT )

A review into Northern Ireland's health service has said there are too many hospitals for the 1.8 million population.

'My meeting with IRA in Tyrone shed'( Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:50:15 GMT )

The father of murder victim Gareth O'Connor has described meeting the IRA in a shed in County Tyrone shortly after his son disappe...

Mystery drugs in ski holiday death( Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:12:46 GMT )

A woman from Swansea died on holiday in Bulgaria after taking a drug she believed was cocaine, an inquest rules.

Dismay at council merger rejections( Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:34:30 GMT )

Leaders of Welsh councils which volunteered to merge are disappointed by the rejection of their plans by the public services minis...

Biggest hospital is handed over( Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:38:07 GMT )

Scotland's largest hospital - the new £842m South Glasgow University Hospital - is officially handed over ahead of a planned openi...

Underage girl rapist dies in prison( Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:30:07 GMT )

A 71-year-old man convicted of a series of rapes on underage girls has died in prison, the Scottish Prison Service confirms.

Stone Roses star 'shown gay porn'( Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:08:27 GMT )

The Stone Roses singer Ian Brown tells a court his former teacher Fred Talbot showed pupils what he later realised was "probably a...

Former head 'obsessed by spanking'( Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:43:30 GMT )

A former head master "obsessed with spanking" carried out sex attacks at a Norfolk school, a court is told.

Armstrong is a scapegoat - McQuaid( Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:32:15 GMT )

Banned cyclist Lance Armstrong has been harshly treated, according to former world cycling chief Pat McQuaid.

Berdych favourite for final - Murray( Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:32:54 GMT )

Andy Murray says his ex-coach helping Tomas Berdych gives the Czech a big advantage in their Australian Open semi-final.

Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool (agg 2-1)( Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:46:02 GMT )

Chelsea reach the 2015 Capital One Cup final after Branislav Ivanovic's header earns a 2-1 aggregate win over Liverpool.

The woman who swapped home for a hut near Chechnya( Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:04:06 GMT )

When Devi Asmadiredja's husband told her to leave their German home, she found a new life in the remote mountains near Chechnya.

Five ways an American changed how Sherlock Holmes looks and talks( Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:30:43 GMT )

A 1916 silent movie featuring Sherlock Holmes - long presumed lost - is due to have its premiere in Paris. It stars a man who chan...

The camera that captured readers' lives( Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:36:10 GMT )

Readers from around the world share their photographs, old and new, taken with Brownie cameras.

MP clarifies Somali pub comments( Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:56:42 GMT )

Communities Minister Stephen Williams defends his remarks in Parliament about the threat to pubs in his constituency from populati...

PM: Benefit cap 'encouraging work'( Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:00:05 GMT )

David Cameron defends Conservative plans to reduce the annual benefits cap by £3,000 to £23,000 after the general election.

PM: Timing key for election debates( Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:39:08 GMT )

David Cameron makes clear he wants TV debates to take place before the election campaign starts at the end of March.

VIDEO: Home Affairs Committee( Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:49:44 GMT )

MPs take evidence on the child abuse inquiry.

VIDEO: Up close: Britain's longest train( Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:25:34 GMT )

A look at Britain's longest train, a ballast cleaner train, which is helping replace old ballast on rail tracks between Norwich an...

VIDEO: Residents recall earthquake moments( Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:51:39 GMT )

Regulars at the South Wonston Social Club in Hampshire describe the moment when an earthquake struck.

VIDEO: 3D printed heart saves girl's life( Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:01:09 GMT )

A two-year-old girl who was born with a serious heart defect has had a life-saving operation thanks to a 3D printer.

VIDEO: £800m hospital's finishing touches( Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:45:01 GMT )

The new £800m South Glasgow Hospitals Campus is to be handed over to Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board.

VIDEO: Victims of crime 'feel ignored'( Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:18:12 GMT )

Police, prosecutors and the courts in England and Wales are still failing to show enough compassion to victims of crime, according...

AUDIO: Holocaust 'cannot happen again'( Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:08:49 GMT )

Henry Wuga, who escaped the Nazis only to be locked up with German prisoners in Glasgow, says the Holocaust Memorial Day concentra...

VIDEO: Sleeping shelter removed by council( Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:27:03 GMT )

An emergency sleeping shelter that appeared on a street in Belfast city centre is removed by Belfast City Council

VIDEO: UK growth not across the board( Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:01:12 GMT )

The latest GDP figures for the UK suggest there was growth of 2.6% last year, but the rate of growth slowed in the last quarter of...

Who wants to work in a tunnel?( Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:11:19 GMT )

The people who choose to work in giant tunnels

The perils of 'taboo' gifts( Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:37:24 GMT )

Which presents can cause offence?

How my grandad survived the Holocaust( Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:39:59 GMT )

Grandfather relives experiences in interview with grandson

Five ways to survive sharing a bedroom with strangers( Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:45:58 GMT )

Five ways to survive sharing a bedroom with strangers

When to hang up the tennis racquet?( Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:07:11 GMT )

Finding a new job after hanging up the tennis racquet

Somerset floods: What has been done?( Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:46:02 GMT )

Has minister's Somerset Levels plan been implemented?

Passport art to go on show( Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:14:15 GMT )

Aboriginal painting from Australian passport comes to London

Election countdown and Greece - papers( Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:32:07 GMT )

Election countdown and Greece reaction make front pages

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