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    Missing trawler search suspended

       (Thursday, 29 January 2015 08:07)

    A search for a trawler missing off the Kent coast, with four people on board, is suspended.

    Arrest made in murder investigation

       (Thursday, 29 January 2015 08:07)

    A man is arrested after police launch a murder investigation following the discovery of a man's body in Botanic Avenue in Belfast.

    Snow causing 'hazardous conditions'

       (Thursday, 29 January 2015 07:54)

    Wintry weather is causing hazardous conditions across many roads in Scotland with "be prepared" warnings of heavy snow still in place.

    League tables branded a 'nonsense'

       (Thursday, 29 January 2015 07:48)

    Scores of England's top private schools are expecting to be at the bottom of the secondary school league tables, following confusion over International GCSEs.

    VIDEO: Warnings as snow hits parts of UK

       (Thursday, 29 January 2015 07:47)

    BBC correspondents report from the areas of the UK which are worst hit by the snow.

    Cars crushed as wind topples tree

       (Thursday, 29 January 2015 07:27)

    Several cars are crushed but no-one is hurt when a tree in Southampton is brought down in high winds.

    Amir's spot-fixing ban ends early

       (Thursday, 29 January 2015 07:24)

    Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir can return to domestic cricket in his home country following a review of his five-year ban.

    Astra Zeneca drive for genetic drugs

       (Thursday, 29 January 2015 07:00)

    Astra Zeneca announces a research programme to develop a generation of medicines to treat the genetic causes of many debilitating diseases.

    Colour-coded school ratings revealed

       (Thursday, 29 January 2015 06:48)

    Parents will find out how their children's schools are performing when the results of a new colour-coded ratings system are revealed.

    'Best time' for medical innovation

       (Thursday, 29 January 2015 06:41)

    It is the 'best time ever in Wales' for inventing new medicines and healthcare equipment, according to one of the life science industry's leading figures.

    More than 100 operations cancelled

       (Thursday, 29 January 2015 06:21)

    The BBC learns more than 100 orthopaedic operations at Belfast's Musgrave Park Hospital have been cancelled partly because its beds have been used to cater for an overflow of fracture patients.

    Williams to face Sharapova in final

       (Thursday, 29 January 2015 06:15)

    Serena Williams faces Maria Sharapova in the Australian Open final after the pair won their semi-finals in straight sets.

    New rules for rape cases - papers

       (Thursday, 29 January 2015 06:10)

    New rules for rape cases feature on front pages

    'No interest' in care insurance

       (Thursday, 29 January 2015 06:00)

    There are no plans for any insurance products to help people plan ahead for their care needs in old age, leading firms tell the BBC.

    DfID criticised for agency oversight

       (Thursday, 29 January 2015 04:07)

    The Department for International Development has been accused of "unacceptably poor" oversight of a UK-funded development agency.

    Ex-MI5 head warns of anti-terror plan

       (Thursday, 29 January 2015 03:09)

    Government plans to give universities a legal duty to prevent people being radicalised could impact upon freedom of speech, a former MI5 head says.

    The new banks you cannot speak to

       (Thursday, 29 January 2015 02:02)

    The new banks you cannot speak to

    Rae Morris: The pop star who wanted to be a waitress

       (Thursday, 29 January 2015 01:54)

    Meet Rae Morris, the pop star who wanted to be a waitress

    Will the UK's gas holders be missed?

       (Thursday, 29 January 2015 01:46)

    Will the UK's iconic gas holders be missed?

    Lasers reveal clues to lost treasure

       (Thursday, 29 January 2015 01:36)

    Seeking clues to King John's lost treasure

    Too many women in jail says minister

       (Thursday, 29 January 2015 00:57)

    The number of women being sent to prison should be halved, says Justice Minister Simon Hughes.

    NHS satisfaction 'risen significantly'

       (Thursday, 29 January 2015 00:39)

    Satisfaction with the NHS has "risen significantly", according to analysis of the influential British Social Attitudes survey.

    Miliband in Scots 'Home Rule' pledge

       (Thursday, 29 January 2015 00:24)

    A "Home Rule Bill for Scotland" would be introduced within the first 100 days of a Labour government, according to the party's leader.

    Earthquake recorded in East Midlands

       (Thursday, 29 January 2015 00:15)

    An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8 has been recorded in the East Midlands, the US Geological Survey reports.

    'Dippy' makes way for blue whale

       (Thursday, 29 January 2015 00:15)

    London's Natural History Museum is re-modelling its entrance, moving out the famous Diplodocus skeleton and moving in the bones of a blue whale.

    VIDEO: Post-war blocks get listed status

       (Wednesday, 28 January 2015 23:29)

    Fourteen office blocks, including one nicknamed the hanging gardens of Basingstoke, have been given protected Grade II* listed status.

    'After 88 minutes, give me the ball'

       (Wednesday, 28 January 2015 23:24)

    Spurs midfielder tells team-mates to give him the ball late on after another crucial goal in the League Cup semi-final.

    McDonald's boss steps down

       (Wednesday, 28 January 2015 23:18)

    McDonald's boss Don Thompson steps down after two and a half years in the job, as the company struggles with a declining customer base in its home market.

    Tesco recalls 'foul smelling' drink

       (Wednesday, 28 January 2015 22:33)

    Tesco recalls its blackcurrant and apple squash drink after accidentally adding a flavouring with a "strong odour" similar to garlic.

    Bill 'for millions' over rail chaos

       (Wednesday, 28 January 2015 21:39)

    Network Rail issues Thames Water with a "multi-million pound bill" after leaks and a burst water main forced the cancellation of 1,000 trains.

    'Coalition talks role' for Tory MPs

       (Wednesday, 28 January 2015 21:20)

    Backbench Conservative MPs expect to be given a key role in any coalition talks involving their party after the next election, BBC Newsnight understands.

    VIDEO: Glitter cries in court over images

       (Wednesday, 28 January 2015 19:00)

    Gary Glitter has broken down in tears while giving evidence at his trial for alleged historical sex offences, as Daniela Relph reports.

    BBC rejects DUP's TV debates demand

       (Wednesday, 28 January 2015 18:49)

    The BBC has rejected the DUP's demands to be included in the TV election debates.

    VIDEO: Search for a care home: Video diary

       (Wednesday, 28 January 2015 18:13)

    Mary Pike records a video diary about finding her mother a new care home after a fee rise forced her to move.

    VIDEO: Doubt over serial killer conviction

       (Wednesday, 28 January 2015 17:03)

    The foreman of a jury which convicted a serial killer tells the BBC he now believes the Colin Norris is innocent.

    Star Wars toy sells for £18,000

       (Wednesday, 28 January 2015 17:01)

    A Star Wars fan sells a collection of Star Wars figures - including one item for £18,000 - to raise the cash to buy a house.

    VIDEO: Beavers allowed to stay in wild

       (Wednesday, 28 January 2015 16:50)

    Beavers living on the River Otter in Devon will be allowed to remain living in the wild, if free of disease.

    NHS 'crisis guidelines' spark row

       (Wednesday, 28 January 2015 16:41)

    David Cameron and Ed Miliband clash in the Commons over the NHS amid a row about new guidance to hospitals about declaring "major incidents".

    VIDEO: Public Administration Committee

       (Wednesday, 28 January 2015 16:31)

    MPs hear about the civil service's ability to respond to future challenges.

    Peer sorry for 'Auschwitz' comment

       (Wednesday, 28 January 2015 15:18)

    Ex-Plaid Cymru leader Lord Wigley apologises after comparing the Trident base in Scotland to Auschwitz concentration camp.

    Future of News: News v Noise

       (Wednesday, 28 January 2015 13:48)

    A vision of how we might get our news in the future, from the BBC's director of news James Harding.

    What does your fridge reveal about you?

       (Wednesday, 28 January 2015 10:00)

    What the contents of your fridge say about you

    VIDEO: Widower reunited with wife's voicemail

       (Wednesday, 28 January 2015 08:30)

    Stan Beaton hears a voicemail greeting from his wife, who died of cancer more than 10 years ago, which he thought had been deleted and lost forever.

    VIDEO: Female jihadists 'drawn in online'

       (Wednesday, 28 January 2015 08:07)

    The BBC's Frank Gardner speaks to a woman who works with the UK government to tackle the growing problem of women from western Europe going to join Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

    ‘We nearly dropped Churchill’s coffin’

       (Wednesday, 28 January 2015 01:24)

    On 30 January 1965, millions of people watched the funeral of Winston Churchill, but what was it like for the soldiers who carried his coffin?

    The twins of Auschwitz

       (Wednesday, 28 January 2015 00:04)

    On the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp, survivors of experiments on twins recall their treatment at the hands of SS doctor Josef Mengele.

    MPs to quiz Chilcot over Iraq delays

       (Tuesday, 27 January 2015 17:16)

    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.

    Care in the UK: The costs you face

       (Monday, 26 January 2015 16:00)

    Use our calculator to find out the costs you may face



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