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Abuse victims 'want Woolf to quit'( Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:35:34 GMT )

Victims' groups are expected to tell child abuse inquiry officials that Fiona Woolf should step down as its head as concerns about...

'Do more' to tackle aid corruption( Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:19:42 GMT )

The UK government is not doing enough to tackle "petty corruption" in countries to which it gives aid, a report by a scrutiny body...

Alcohol 'should have calorie labels'( Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:10:00 GMT )

Alcohol should have a calorie content label in order to reduce obesity, according to public health doctors.

Person missing after fireworks blaze( Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:34:52 GMT )

One person remains missing after a major blaze in a Stafford fireworks factory that left two people needing hospital treatment.

Double contest for Scottish Labour( Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:11:37 GMT )

The Scottish Labour party is now seeking both a new leader and a new deputy leader following the resignation of Anas Sarwar.

RBS reserves £400m for currency probe( Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:09:33 GMT )

Royal Bank of Scotland sets aside £400m to cover potential costs from an investigation into possible manipulation of the foreign e...

ChildLine seeing more suicidal children( Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:10:50 GMT )

More children who have talked about killing themselves are contacting ChildLine for help, the counselling service says.

Lavish praise 'does not help pupils'( Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:46:01 GMT )

Teachers who try to encourage low-achieving students with lots of praise could harm their learning, claims research into classroom...

Independent review of Ofsted urged( Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:57:53 GMT )

Ofsted is in urgent need of an independent review in light of concerns about its objectivity and reliability, say local government...

Labour pledge to boost English buses( Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:59:46 GMT )

Ed Miliband will promise that a Labour government would grant cities and regions greater powers to improve bus services across Eng...

Ebola aid ship docks in Sierra Leone( Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:25:58 GMT )

UK ship RFA Argus, which is carrying medical supplies, equipment and vehicles, arrives in Sierra Leone to help deal with the Ebola...

Farmer fined over dead cattle on land( Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:40:38 GMT )

A farmer who was fined last year for unlawfully slaughtering animals is fined again after dead cattle are found on his land.

Two arrested in care home probe( Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:50:08 GMT )

Two people are arrested as part of a police investigation into a care home in Oxfordshire.

National videogame museum to open( Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:38:40 GMT )

A new centre dedicated to the heritage and culture of gaming in the UK is to open its doors next year.

Gormley's new cliff top sculpture( Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:39:09 GMT )

An Antony Gormley statue described as a "robotic Angel of the North" will be installed on a cliff top in Dorset.

Ulster Bank to be retained by RBS( Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:49:41 GMT )

RBS will retain control of Ulster Bank and says it has a good market position that can deliver attractive returns.

Man charged with Gibson murder( Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:39:17 GMT )

A man is charged with the murder of Edward Gibson in west Belfast.

Cuts 'will undo' apprenticeship work( Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:04:06 GMT )

The main body providing apprenticeships in Wales is warning that budget cuts by the Welsh government will have a "massively de-sta...

Japan snack maker to create 100 jobs( Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:41:10 GMT )

A Japanese savoury snacks manufacturer is creating 100 new jobs at Deeside Enterprise Zone, opening its first factory in Europe.

Botanist's family renew appeal( Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:16:07 GMT )

The father of a botanist from Argyll who went missing in Vietnam a year ago asks anyone with any information to come forward.

Scottish Paranormal Festival begins( Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:18:19 GMT )

The first Scottish Paranormal Festival, a weekend celebrating UFOs, ghosts and aliens, is under way in Stirling.

Last day for coastguard station( Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:15:42 GMT )

The coastguard station at Brixham in Devon is closing later in a shake-up of rescue services.

Agency failures over murder victim( Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:16:50 GMT )

A review criticises police and other agencies for failing to talk to each other about a 19-year-old mother was killed by her partn...

'It's business as usual in Austin'( Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:40:29 GMT )

Lewis Hamilton on turning up the pressure in his title fight with Nico Rosberg and the buzz of being back in America.

Murray seals World Tour Finals place( Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:47:54 GMT )

Andy Murray books his place at the World Tour Finals with an emphatic victory over Grigor Dimitrov at the Paris Masters.

Celtic's Tonev hit with racism ban( Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:34:30 GMT )

Celtic winger Aleksandar Tonev is banned for seven matches for "using abusive language of a racist nature".

The nuclear attack on the UK that never happened( Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:50:46 GMT )

In 1982, a secret Home Office exercise tested the UK's capacity to cope with a massive nuclear attack.

The Leonardo hidden from Hitler in case it gave him magic powers( Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:29:32 GMT )

A self-portrait of Leonardo da Vinci is going on display in Turin - some believe it has mystical powers.

Unexpected ways to wake up your brain( Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:35:46 GMT )

Tea or coffee is often the favoured brew for those who are tired and in need of a caffeine boost. But is this really the best way ...

End 'robotic' drugs policy - MPs( Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:45:37 GMT )

MPs back calls for a review of 40-year old legislation on drug misuse - as a row breaks out at the top of the coalition over drugs...

UK migrant rescue stance criticised( Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:51:10 GMT )

A Home Office minister insists a change of policy on Mediterranean search-and-rescue operations would save lives - after MPs call ...

Labour 'must be bold on immigration'( Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:10:06 GMT )

Former Home Office minister Liam Byrne says Labour must talk about immigration, saying it is not an "argument Labour needs to be a...

VIDEO: European Scrutiny Committee( Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:03:44 GMT )

The committee questions the UK Commissioner-designate Lord Hill

VIDEO: Poppy hijab for Remembrance( Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:02:27 GMT )

A young fashion designer from London has decided to mark Remembrance Day by creating a special "poppy hijab" for Muslim women.

VIDEO: Lab for world’s worst animal viruses( Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:10:15 GMT )

A look around a new lab at Pirbright Institute in Surrey, where the world’s most contagious livestock viruses will be kept.

VIDEO: Where people openly smoke marijuana( Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:14:37 GMT )

The BBC's Anna Holligan visited a cafe in Amsterdam where people smoke as much marijuana as they like, and the government gets a s...

VIDEO: Tower poppies artist hails volunteers( Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:09:22 GMT )

The artist behind a project to place almost 900,000 ceramic poppies around the Tower of London says he is surprised and happy that...

VIDEO: UK national sperm bank starts work( Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:34:47 GMT )

A UK national sperm bank - charged with reversing a growing shortage of donor sperm - has started work in Birmingham.

AUDIO: Punk poet's praise for Michael Gove( Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:20:25 GMT )

John Cooper Clarke says Michael Gove was "right" to support the learning of poetry by rote.

VIDEO: Stars lend voices to poppy appeal( Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:11:25 GMT )

Celebrities such as Joanna Lumley and Arsene Wenger lend their voices to a fundraising campaign for London Poppy Day.

VIDEO: Murphy: 'I'll bring Labour together'( Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:07:27 GMT )

Jim Murphy MP says he is running to be Scottish Labour leader and first minister of Scotland to end the party's period of "self-ha...

What are Remploy workers doing now?( Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:13:29 GMT )

How former Remploy workers struggle to find work

Moving house: Nightmare or life-affirming?( Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:34:14 GMT )

Is moving house a nightmare or life affirming?

Quiz of the week's news( Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:05:44 GMT )

What did Robbie's wife tell him to stop singing during labour?

VIDEO: Meet the accidental stormtrooper( Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:08:53 GMT )

How one man's luck landed him a place in cinema history

Timothy Spall: How I became Turner( Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:59:56 GMT )

How Timothy Spall created 400 artworks for his latest film

Murphy talks unity as leader battle begins( Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:31:53 GMT )

James Cook on Jim Murphy's chances of leadership success

Caerphilly Cohort: What we learned( Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:24:08 GMT )

How 2,500 Caerphilly men helped shape expert thinking

Is the traditional metal key becoming obsolete?( Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:26:40 GMT )

Are the days of the humble key numbered?

UK rubbish heats Danish homes( Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:47:26 GMT )

Denmark burns UK waste for heating

Labour 'wipeout' and Ebola threat( Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:18:38 GMT )

Labour 'wipeout' and Ebola threat make the headlines

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