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    Radio and TV host Sheila Tracy dies

       (Wednesday, 01 October 2014 14:51)

    Broadcaster and musician Sheila Tracy, who was the first woman to read the news on BBC Radio 4 and presented Big Band Special on Radio 2, dies.

    Brooks drops costs application

       (Wednesday, 01 October 2014 14:38)

    Former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks drops her legal bid to recover defence costs for the phone-hacking trial, which ended in July.

    Policy change over armed police

       (Wednesday, 01 October 2014 14:33)

    Specialist armed police officers in Scotland will in future only be deployed to firearms incidents or where there is a threat to life.

    Man guilty of grandfather's murder

       (Wednesday, 01 October 2014 14:29)

    A man is found guilty of killing his 84-year-old grandfather after a row over the alleged historical sex abuse of a relative.

    Leeds landmark badly damaged by fire

       (Wednesday, 01 October 2014 14:29)

    A man is arrested after a fire badly damages one of the best known buildings in Leeds - the Grade II-listed former Majestyk nightclub.

    Britons joining IS are enemies - PM

       (Wednesday, 01 October 2014 14:23)

    Britons who try to join militants in Syria or Iraq will be treated as "an enemy of the UK", David Cameron says, as RAF jets carry out fresh strikes.

    Cameron pledges tax cuts 'for 30m'

       (Wednesday, 01 October 2014 14:23)

    David Cameron says a future Conservative government would cut taxes for thirty million people as he delivers his party conference speech.

    Family appeal over Syria case teen

       (Wednesday, 01 October 2014 13:59)

    The family of a missing 15-year-old girl who is feared to have travelled to Syria make an appeal for her return.

    Ex-Conservative donor backing UKIP

       (Wednesday, 01 October 2014 13:56)

    Former Conservative Party donor Arron Banks announces he is joining UKIP and hopes to stand in next May's election.

    Racer dies after motorbike crash

       (Wednesday, 01 October 2014 13:54)

    A motorbike racer loses her fight for life after a crash on a hairpin bend at a track in west Wales.

    Moazzam Begg terror charges dropped

       (Wednesday, 01 October 2014 13:50)

    Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg has seven terror charges against him dropped, including an allegation that he attended a training camp in Syria.

    UK's Lord Hill puts EU before City

       (Wednesday, 01 October 2014 13:36)

    The EU Commissioner-designate for financial services, Britain's Lord Hill, tells MEPs he will act for the whole EU, not for the City of London.

    VIDEO: Missing girl's family make appeal

       (Wednesday, 01 October 2014 13:21)

    The family of a 15 year-old girl who has been missing from her home in Bristol for a week have made an emotional appeal for her to come home.

    Remains found in Disappeared search

       (Wednesday, 01 October 2014 13:19)

    Human remains have been found in a County Meath bog by a team searching for an IRA victim missing for almost 40 years.

    Brooking against manager quota

       (Wednesday, 01 October 2014 13:17)

    Sir Trevor Brooking is against the 'Rooney Rule' being introduced and says the number of black managers in the game will increase.

    VIDEO: Prime mimicker: PM's tribute to Hague

       (Wednesday, 01 October 2014 13:15)

    David Cameron impersonates former party leader William Hague's famous speech to the 1977 conference as a child.

    PM: referendum 'was nerve-wracking'

       (Wednesday, 01 October 2014 13:14)

    The prime minister admits the week leading up to the referendum on Scottish independence was the most nerve-wracking of his life.

    Porn teacher failings 'inevitable'

       (Wednesday, 01 October 2014 12:55)

    Failings to investigate a teacher who took indecent photographs of pupils were "an accident waiting to happen", an ex child protection chief says.

    One-arm driver 'not disabled enough'

       (Wednesday, 01 October 2014 12:55)

    A woman who was born with one arm claims she was denied a disability parking permit because she was not considered to be "disabled enough".

    'Horrific' care nurses struck off

       (Wednesday, 01 October 2014 12:43)

    Two nurses whose care led to "avoidable harm to vulnerable patients" at an Abertillery care home are struck off by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

    PwC announces 800 jobs for NI

       (Wednesday, 01 October 2014 12:40)

    PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) is creating 807 new jobs in Northern Ireland as part of a £40m investment.

    Adoption figures hit all-time high

       (Wednesday, 01 October 2014 12:27)

    A record number of children were adopted in England in 2013-14, official figures show.

    AUDIO: Cancer victim gives to hospital that failed her

       (Wednesday, 01 October 2014 12:21)

    A cervical cancer victim has donated thousands of pounds to the hospital that failed to spot her disease.

    Lancaster signs England deal to 2020

       (Wednesday, 01 October 2014 12:18)

    Stuart Lancaster's contract as England head coach is extended until 2020 by the Rugby Football Union.

    MoD naval deals secure 7,500 UK jobs

       (Wednesday, 01 October 2014 12:12)

    The Ministry of Defence awards £3.2bn of contracts for the maintenance of the Royal Navy fleet, securing 7,500 jobs.

    AUDIO: Sainsbury's boss warns of challenges

       (Wednesday, 01 October 2014 12:01)

    Sainsbury's has announced like-for-like sales fell almost 3% in the three months to September.

    Secrets of Europe's Ryder Cup win

       (Wednesday, 01 October 2014 11:55)

    Graeme McDowell outlines in detail how Europe captain Paul McGinley masterminded the Ryder Cup triumph at Gleneagles.

    Girl gets 3D-printed prosthetic hand

       (Wednesday, 01 October 2014 11:53)

    A Scots girl born without fully-formed fingers is thought to be the first child in the UK to have a prosthetic hand made with 3D printing technology.

    Body find sparks Alice murder probe

       (Wednesday, 01 October 2014 11:46)

    The disappearance of teenager Alice Gross is now being treated as a murder inquiry after a "significantly concealed" body is found.

    Why are chicken, lamb, pork and beef the 'normal' meats?

       (Wednesday, 01 October 2014 11:17)

    Why is there so much conservatism when it comes to eating particular meats?

    Thousands unable to renew car tax

       (Wednesday, 01 October 2014 10:38)

    Thousands of customers trying to renew their car tax online are experiencing problems with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) website.

    EastEnders to go live to name killer

       (Wednesday, 01 October 2014 10:02)

    The killer of EastEnders character Lucy Beale is to be unmasked during a special live broadcast to mark the soap's 30th anniversary next year.

    VIDEO: Scheme trials music videos age ratings

       (Wednesday, 01 October 2014 09:36)

    Music videos shown online are to be given age ratings in the same way films are, in a new pilot scheme.

    Cheryl Cole web links 'most dangerous'

       (Wednesday, 01 October 2014 09:35)

    A security company says hackers use malicious links connected to Cheryl Cole's name more than any other celebrity.

    VIDEO: Muslim hate crime 'up 65% in London'

       (Wednesday, 01 October 2014 08:58)

    Hate crime against Muslims in London has risen by 65% over the last 12 months, Metropolitan Police figures show.

    Tesco to be probed by regulator

       (Wednesday, 01 October 2014 07:43)

    Tesco says it has been notified by the Financial Conduct Authority that it is under investigation following its admission that it overstated its half-year profit guidance by £250m.

    VIDEO: Can divided UK learn from Bavaria?

       (Wednesday, 01 October 2014 06:40)

    As many in the United Kingdom still find it difficult to see how more powers might be handed over to English regions, British MPs have been looking to Germany, as one example of a successful federal system.

    RAF strikes and PM's NHS pledge - front pages

       (Wednesday, 01 October 2014 05:52)

    Papers report first RAF strikes against Islamic State

    How blind Victorians campaigned for inclusive education

       (Wednesday, 01 October 2014 01:27)

    Where Victorians sent their blind children

    How Bosnia is helping Cyprus find peace

       (Wednesday, 01 October 2014 00:07)

    In the 1960s and 1970s, hundreds of Cypriots disappeared. Now, with the help of a laboratory in Bosnia, there is a renewed effort to find out what happened to them.

    Quiz: Car tax discs, pensions and wages

       (Wednesday, 01 October 2014 00:01)

    Test your knowledge of changes affecting finances on 1 October

    RAF jets strike first IS targets

       (Tuesday, 30 September 2014 22:37)

    RAF jets attack two Islamic State targets in Iraq - the first strikes since Parliament approved military action on Friday.

    Why Japan's sunny beaches are deserted

       (Tuesday, 30 September 2014 22:35)

    For much of September, Tokyo basked in temperatures of 25C or more. In most countries there would be a rush for the beach, but not in Japan.

    VIDEO: Teenagers rescue pensioner from fire

       (Tuesday, 30 September 2014 20:15)

    A pensioner from Liverpool has said she owes her life to three teenagers who rescued her from a house fire.

    Brown calls for 'promises' petition

       (Tuesday, 30 September 2014 19:26)

    Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown calls for 100,000 Scots to sign a petition urging Westminster to keep devolution promises.

    Will Premier League bubble burst?

       (Tuesday, 30 September 2014 19:06)

    Would an inquiry burst Premier League bubble?

    May: Our values will beat extremists

       (Tuesday, 30 September 2014 15:36)

    A future Conservative government would seek new powers to ban extremist groups and curb the activities of "harmful" individuals, Theresa May says.

    EU hearings: The grilling of Lord Hill

       (Tuesday, 30 September 2014 12:53)

    UK's Lord Hill faces tough scrutiny for EU Commission job

    VIDEO: House of Commons

       (Friday, 26 September 2014 18:28)

    MPs vote by 524 to 43 in favour of UK military action against Islamic State in Iraq.

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