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    Social workers facing 'more cases'

       (Thursday, 23 October 2014 01:33)

    A commissioner overseeing the much-criticised Birmingham's Children's Services says social workers continue to face huge challenges.

    Police killer Roberts to be freed

       (Thursday, 23 October 2014 01:24)

    Police killer Harry Roberts is to be released from prison after more than 45 years, after a decision by the Parole Board.

    Lloyds expected to cut 9,000 jobs

       (Thursday, 23 October 2014 01:04)

    Lloyds Banking Group is planning to cut around 9,000 jobs - around a tenth of its entire workforce - over the next three years, the BBC understands.

    Fears over city drone flight dangers

       (Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:56)

    Drones which could seriously injure or kill are being flown over cities and towns across England, despite laws designed to protect the public.

    Experts aim to reduce stillbirths

       (Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:47)

    Health experts launch a five-year programme that aims to halve the number of stillbirths, newborn deaths and baby brain injuries in the UK.

    NHS acting as 'barrier to families'

       (Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:46)

    The NHS in England is told to stop being a barrier to infertile couples having children, according to the funding watchdog.

    'More to do' on disabled hate crimes

       (Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:45)

    Hate crime convictions are at an all-time high, but disability hate crime convictions have dropped, according to a new report.

    Military heads admit Afghan mistakes

       (Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:40)

    Military leaders failed to calculate the magnitude of the conflict in Afghanistan, the former head of the British army, Gen Sir Peter Wall, tells the BBC.

    Surveyors report construction boost

       (Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:28)

    Unprecedented housing demand has helped to create the highest workloads for surveyors for seven years, according to a report.

    Adorkable new words make dictionary

       (Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:27)

    The latest print edition of the Collins English dictionary contains 50,000 newly-added words, including selfie, onesie and adorkable.

    Stability 'returning to economy'

       (Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:26)

    The Scottish economy continued to grow in the last quarter but at a slower pace than the previous three months, according to a report.

    Warning to wild mushroom pickers

       (Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:25)

    Wild food foragers are being warned to be particularly careful when picking mushrooms because of a rise in cases of mushroom poisoning.

    Kelpies site wins engineering award

       (Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:24)

    The development of the site containing Scotland's newest cultural landmark, The Kelpies, wins a national engineering award.

    Grangemouth revamp 'on schedule'

       (Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:23)

    The owners of the Grangemouth plant say radical changes are on track a year after the site was closed by an industrial dispute.

    NHS 'needs extra cash and overhaul'

       (Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:00)

    The NHS in England needs extra money and drastic changes to the way services are organised if patient care is not to suffer, health bosses say.

    NHS 'revamp' and Canada attacks - the papers

       (Wednesday, 22 October 2014 23:25)

    Shootings in Canada dominate Thursday's newspapers

    VIDEO: More powers 'would boost UK cities'

       (Wednesday, 22 October 2014 23:21)

    Allowing UK cities to make their own decisions on tax and spending could boost economic growth by £79bn a year by 2030, a year-long study has concluded.

    Boy, 9, and man killed in house fire

       (Wednesday, 22 October 2014 23:19)

    A nine-year-old boy and a 44-year-old man die after a house fire in Penistone, near Barnsley, South Yorkshire Police said.

    Legal challenge over abuse inquiry

       (Wednesday, 22 October 2014 23:16)

    A legal challenge is launched into the choice of Fiona Woolf as the chair of the inquiry investigating historical child abuse as political pressure grows.

    IRA let down abuse victims - Adams

       (Wednesday, 22 October 2014 22:18)

    Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams apologises to sex abuse victims "let down" by the IRA during the Troubles.

    Liverpool 0-3 Real Madrid

       (Wednesday, 22 October 2014 22:18)

    Real Madrid score three goals in the first half to secure a comfortable 3-0 win at Liverpool in the Champions League.

    RSC Anderlecht 1-2 Arsenal

       (Wednesday, 22 October 2014 22:03)

    Arsenal score twice in the final two minutes to earn a dramatic comeback win at Champions League opponents Anderlecht.

    Caterham F1 future in fresh doubt

       (Wednesday, 22 October 2014 21:50)

    More doubt is cast on the future of Caterham as their new owners threaten to quit the team in a row with ex-owner Tony Fernandes.

    VIDEO: Rapist Evans in video statement

       (Wednesday, 22 October 2014 21:13)

    Footballer Ched Evans has released a video statement in which he says he is "determined to continue the fight" to clear his name.

    Man charged over baby girl attack

       (Wednesday, 22 October 2014 20:59)

    A 24-year-old man is charged with the attempted murder of a two-year-old girl in County Armagh.

    Grizzly bear takes student's camera

       (Wednesday, 22 October 2014 19:37)

    A grizzly bear is captured filming herself and other bears after stealing and trying to eat the camera of a University of Cumbria student.

    Evans 'hopes' for football return

       (Wednesday, 22 October 2014 19:33)

    Ex-Sheffield United and Wales striker Ched Evans wants a return to football after serving a rape sentence.

    Rapist Evans issues video statement

       (Wednesday, 22 October 2014 18:46)

    Footballer Ched Evans releases a video statement in which he says he is "determined to continue the fight" to clear his name.

    VIDEO: MP duped by Swansea conman

       (Wednesday, 22 October 2014 18:29)

    An MP has admitted being duped by a conman who pretended to be quadriplegic and claimed police were abusing him.

    VIDEO: Taxi boss: 'Users want white drivers'

       (Wednesday, 22 October 2014 18:02)

    The manager of a cab firm in Rochdale has said that a small number of the company's customers are requesting white drivers, following the rise of the so-called Islamic State in the Middle East.

    PM: Buck stops with me on criminals

       (Wednesday, 22 October 2014 17:35)

    Prime Minister David Cameron tells MPs the "buck stops with me" when it comes to deporting foreign criminals from the UK.

    MP duped by 'quadriplegic' conman

       (Wednesday, 22 October 2014 17:29)

    An MP admits being taken in by a conman who pretended to be quadriplegic claiming police were abusing him.

    Tories split over Juncker's Commission

       (Wednesday, 22 October 2014 17:03)

    Three-way divide over new European Commission

    Devolve to make us richer?

       (Wednesday, 22 October 2014 14:33)

    Would devolving power to cities make us richer?

    VIDEO: 'Dean abused me in childhood'

       (Wednesday, 22 October 2014 13:45)

    A man who was abused by the late Dean of Manchester speaks about his childhood ordeal, as an inquiry criticises the Church of England's handling of allegations of sexual abuse.

    VIDEO: PM challenged on girl's hospital letter

       (Wednesday, 22 October 2014 13:25)

    A letter written by a 10-year-old girl to David Cameron about the West Cumberland Hospital is raised at PMQs.

    Supermarket supplies: The hidden world

       (Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:48)

    The story behind the promotions at the end of the aisle

    Debt campaigners tear up student loans

       (Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:13)

    The people who buy and then cancel student debt

    MEPs back Juncker EU Commission team

       (Wednesday, 22 October 2014 11:48)

    The new European Commission led by Jean-Claude Juncker gets strong backing from MEPs after some tough questioning.

    VIDEO: Lions picture wins photography prize

       (Wednesday, 22 October 2014 11:04)

    Michael Nichols wins Wildlife photographer of the year for his photograph of a pride of snoozing lions

    VIDEO: Culture, Media and Sport Committee

       (Wednesday, 22 October 2014 10:01)

    MPs take evidence on the future of the BBC.

    Tesco, what went wrong?

       (Wednesday, 22 October 2014 06:01)

    And what will the new chief executive do about it?

    VIDEO: Call for traffic-free Oxford Street

       (Wednesday, 22 October 2014 00:55)

    London's Oxford Street is "doomed to decline" unless it is pedestrianised by 2020, a report suggests.

    Edinburgh: Mapping the City

       (Wednesday, 22 October 2014 00:28)

    Sound waves and Soviet invasions chart Edinburgh's history

    How safe is mouldy food to eat?

       (Wednesday, 22 October 2014 00:07)

    How safe is it to eat mouldy food?

    Tales from the India Office

       (Wednesday, 22 October 2014 00:04)

    Millions of documents recording Britain's 350-year presence in the sub-continent reveal some exotic stories.

    The anarchic experimental schools of the 1970s

       (Tuesday, 21 October 2014 01:37)

    Today, the "free" in free school stands for the freedom to found a school outside council control. But back in the 1970s young idealists created a very different type of free school.

    Sex workers speak on sex laws

       (Tuesday, 21 October 2014 00:13)

    Sex industry insiders on criminalising the purchase of sex

    The man who magically made maths fun

       (Tuesday, 21 October 2014 00:08)

    The maths writer Martin Gardner, who died in 2010, is said to have turned dozens of innocent youngsters into professors - and vice-versa.



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