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    Dawn French named uni chancellor

       (Tuesday, 23 September 2014 01:38)

    Comedian Dawn French is to become the new chancellor of Cornwall's Falmouth University.

    Salmond to make voting age call

       (Tuesday, 23 September 2014 00:38)

    Alex Salmond is to address Holyrood for the first time since Scotland rejected independence and is expected to call for the voting age to be lowered.

    Tesco turmoil and 'Breaking Bad' plot - papers

       (Tuesday, 23 September 2014 00:36)

    Supermarket's woes make front-page headlines

    VIDEO: 'It has to be eyeball to eyeball'

       (Tuesday, 23 September 2014 00:05)

    Are trailer videos on social media spoiling theatre?

    Tesco turns stale as market moves on

       (Monday, 22 September 2014 23:59)

    Has Tesco passed its sell by date, asks Richard Anderson

    Rail delay passengers 'dissatisfied'

       (Monday, 22 September 2014 23:56)

    Two-thirds of rail passengers are unhappy with the way their train company deals with delays or cancellations, a survey suggests.

    Theatre makes gender equality pledge

       (Monday, 22 September 2014 23:56)

    A leading UK theatre organisation pledges to balance the number of male and female actors that appear in its self-generated productions.

    Museum reunites Colossus veterans

       (Monday, 22 September 2014 23:56)

    The largest gathering of veterans who operated the Colossus code-cracking computer in World War II has been held at Bletchley Park.

    Children 'failed in early years'

       (Monday, 22 September 2014 23:56)

    The future prospects of children in England are being hampered because society fails them in the early years, a leading health academic says.

    Go TV-free to fight fat, says NICE

       (Monday, 22 September 2014 23:55)

    Adults and children should consider having TV-free days or limiting viewing to two hours a day under new proposals to tackle obesity.

    A brief history of the UK Parliament

       (Monday, 22 September 2014 23:54)

    The 900 year story behind the creation of a UK parliament

    Miliband: Give me decade to fix UK

       (Monday, 22 September 2014 23:42)

    Labour leader Ed Miliband will set out a 10-year plan to make Britain a "world class country" in his final conference speech before the general election.

    Why is the Birmingham accent so difficult to mimic?

       (Monday, 22 September 2014 22:54)

    Why is the Birmingham accent so difficult to mimic?

    Street sweeper wins £4.5m jackpot

       (Monday, 22 September 2014 22:34)

    A street cleaner from central London wins £4.5m on the Lotto.

    Miliband: Scots made 'right choice'

       (Monday, 22 September 2014 22:27)

    The Labour party will show Scots they made the "right choice" rejecting independence, Ed Miliband is expected to tell his party's conference.

    A&E 'under pressure' says trust

       (Monday, 22 September 2014 22:03)

    Northern Ireland's biggest accident and emergency department was under pressure on Monday night, the BBC understands.

    Devo talks: Wales central says Crabb

       (Monday, 22 September 2014 22:01)

    Wales has a central role in the debate over devolution and the UK union, insists the Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb.

    PSNI 'regrets' killings files delay

       (Monday, 22 September 2014 21:33)

    Northern Ireland's deputy chief constable says it is a "matter of great regret" it has taken so long for police to hand over files on nine killings in the 1980s.

    Firefighters tackle farm barn blaze

       (Monday, 22 September 2014 21:17)

    About 30 firefighters tackle a huge blaze which has destroyed a barn at a farm near Inverness in the Highlands.

    Red Bull retain title hopes - Horner

       (Monday, 22 September 2014 21:14)

    Red Bull's Christian Horner insists Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel are still in the fight for the drivers' championship.

    VIDEO: Paralysed father 'walks' at wedding

       (Monday, 22 September 2014 20:42)

    A wheelchair-bound father was able to stand up to deliver his speech at his daughter's wedding celebration thanks to a special robotic suit.

    Phones 4U to shed almost 1,700 jobs

       (Monday, 22 September 2014 20:06)

    Almost 1,700 jobs are to go at the failed mobile phone retailer Phones 4U, after the firm's administrators confirmed that 362 stores will close.

    Fifa report may prompt charges - MP

       (Monday, 22 September 2014 20:01)

    A report into alleged corruption at Fifa, football's world governing body, could lead to criminal charges, an MP believes.

    VIDEO: Henning speaks during aid convoy

       (Monday, 22 September 2014 19:05)

    Footage has emerged of Alan Henning in a aid convoy on the way to Syria, filmed on Christmas Day 2013.

    Labour vow to boost NHS spending

       (Monday, 22 September 2014 18:46)

    Labour would boost NHS spending via a so-called "mansion tax" on the most expensive homes, the BBC understands.

    Hospital 'sorry' over doctor letters

       (Monday, 22 September 2014 18:44)

    A hospital apologises after being attacked for failing to contact all the families whose children could have been abused by a paedophile doctor.

    Shot girl 'cruelly taken away'

       (Monday, 22 September 2014 18:44)

    The mother of a "caring and lively" girl shot in the head by her abusive husband recalls the horror that destroyed "an ordinary day".

    VIDEO: Dog burned after acid attack

       (Monday, 22 September 2014 18:35)

    A dog has been treated by a vet after what police have described as "a noxious liquid" was poured over him in County Down.

    Watson targets Europe's key players

       (Monday, 22 September 2014 17:40)

    US captain Tom Watson says his team will be targeting Europe's best player and talisman in this week's Ryder Cup.

    Hague urges 'English votes' action

       (Monday, 22 September 2014 17:17)

    William Hague says the case for English devolution "cannot be avoided" any longer and suggested it could become a major issue at next year's election.

    Balls outlines 'first Budget' agenda

       (Monday, 22 September 2014 17:07)

    Ed Balls says he will increase the minimum wage, bring in a mansion tax, freeze child benefit and axe the "bedroom tax" in his first Budget if Labour wins power.

    Breaking Bad 'inspired murder bid'

       (Monday, 22 September 2014 16:51)

    A graphic designer attempted to kill her mother by putting poison in a drink in a plot inspired by the American TV series Breaking Bad, a court hears.

    VIDEO: Tippers left cows buried in rubbish

       (Monday, 22 September 2014 16:46)

    The number of illegal tips being closed down in the North East has doubled in the last two years, as Chris Jackson reports

    Driver ploughs into cars on street

       (Monday, 22 September 2014 16:38)

    A woman is charged with theft, drug and motoring offences after a car ploughs into several parked cars on a south Wales street.

    Debuchy sidelined for three months

       (Monday, 22 September 2014 15:51)

    Arsenal right-back Mathieu Debuchy will be out for about three months after undergoing surgery on an ankle injury.

    VIDEO: The 'centre of Britain' retains name

       (Monday, 22 September 2014 15:45)

    The 'centre of Britain' known as the village of Haltwhistle, can retain its nickname after the vote on Scottish independence.

    'Why I bet £900k on the Scottish referendum'

       (Monday, 22 September 2014 15:17)

    How does it feel to bet £900,000 on the Scottish referendum?

    VIDEO: Edinburgh Zoo panda no longer pregnant

       (Monday, 22 September 2014 14:58)

    Edinburgh Zoo confirms that giant panda Tian Tian is not pregnant after earlier indicators that she was expecting.

    Alice suspect murder details sought

       (Monday, 22 September 2014 14:58)

    Officers searching for missing schoolgirl Alice Gross formally ask for details of the murder conviction of the prime suspect.

    VIDEO: Breaking Bad 'inspired murder bid'

       (Monday, 22 September 2014 14:16)

    A court has heard how a graphic designer working for a City Bank tried to kill her mother using a poison she had bought on a secret website.

    Tesco probe into £250m profit error

       (Monday, 22 September 2014 13:54)

    Tesco has suspended four executives, including its UK managing director, after the supermarket overstated its half-year profit guidance by £250m.

    AUDIO: 'I played for England while homeless'

       (Monday, 22 September 2014 13:07)

    Fara Williams, the most capped England footballer of all time, says she was homeless for six years of her career.

    Blair: Don't rule out ground troops

       (Monday, 22 September 2014 10:43)

    Former Prime Minister Tony Blair says the West should not rule out sending ground troops to the Middle East to fight Islamic State militants.

    'I lost a job because of my tattoos'

       (Monday, 22 September 2014 03:55)

    Readers' stories of losing their jobs, missing out on promotions and being rejected in interviews because of their tattoos.

    Ants v humans

       (Monday, 22 September 2014 00:04)

    A recent wildlife programme suggested that all the ants in the world weigh as much as all the people - but is that true?

    What now for Britishness?

       (Sunday, 21 September 2014 03:01)

    Despite the No vote in Scotland’s referendum, there are still questions to be resolved about British identity, writes Richard Weight.

    VIDEO: House of Commons

       (Friday, 12 September 2014 15:49)

    Tory MP John Baron asks an urgent question on the government's response to Islamic State.



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