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    'Up to 13,000 slaves' working in UK

       (Saturday, 29 November 2014 02:12)

    There could be about 10-13,000 victims of slavery in the UK, far more than previous estimates, analysis for the Home Office suggests.

    Lenny Henry to guest edit R4's Today

       (Saturday, 29 November 2014 01:26)

    Comedian Lenny Henry and former Everything But The Girl singer Tracey Thorn are among those chosen to guest edit BBC Radio 4's Today programme over the festive period.

    Sturgeon out to smash glass ceiling

       (Saturday, 29 November 2014 01:00)

    Scotland's new first minister is to say that smashing to "smithereens" the glass ceiling faced by women is an important part of tackling inequality.

    Brown wants Scots politics 'reset'

       (Saturday, 29 November 2014 00:59)

    Former prime minister Gordon Brown says politicians in Scotland must stop obsessing about constitutional change and focus on improving people's lives.

    Service remembers Clutha crash dead

       (Saturday, 29 November 2014 00:58)

    An ecumenical service will be held in Glasgow to mark the first anniversary of the Clutha helicopter crash in which 10 people died.

    Remembering the Clutha crash

       (Saturday, 29 November 2014 00:55)

    Remembering the Clutha helicopter crash

    Man charged with couple's murder

       (Saturday, 29 November 2014 00:48)

    A 38-year-old man is charged with the murder of Patrick and Gillian Kettyle, who were found stabbed at their home in Surrey on Thursday.

    Gingerbread landmarks of the UK

       (Saturday, 29 November 2014 00:38)

    The foodies making buildings out of gingerbread

    What happened to England's abandoned mansions?

       (Saturday, 29 November 2014 00:32)

    What happened to England's lost stately homes?

    NHS 'U-turn' over drug trial money

       (Saturday, 29 November 2014 00:25)

    NHS England says letters sent out to local health bosses suggesting the funding of patients in clinical drug trials might be cut were "incorrect".

    PM's 'retreat' and 'Black Friday' madness - papers

       (Friday, 28 November 2014 23:41)

    The press casts its eye over the PM's immigration plans

    Australia retire Hughes's ODI shirt

       (Friday, 28 November 2014 23:40)

    Australia retire the number 64 one-day international shirt number of Phillip Hughes, who died on Thursday.

    Bath 25-6 Harlequins

       (Friday, 28 November 2014 22:09)

    Cross-code signing Sam Burgess makes his debut and helps Bath overcome a Harlequins side that was briefly down to 12 men.

    Gerrard CCTV row officer faces jail

       (Friday, 28 November 2014 21:59)

    A corrupt policewoman who seized CCTV of a street bust-up in order to try to blackmail Liverpool player Steven Gerrard faces jail.

    Referee Owens backs gay abuse ban

       (Friday, 28 November 2014 21:34)

    Referee Nigel Owens backs the ban of two fans for shouting homophobic abuse at him - and says he would be willing to meet them.

    Man stabbed outside primary school

       (Friday, 28 November 2014 20:37)

    A man is stabbed in the chest as parents were collecting their children outside a Greater Manchester school.

    Black Friday 'pressure' on police

       (Friday, 28 November 2014 20:30)

    A police officer says he is disappointed Tesco did not have proper security in place to cope with Black Friday sales crowds.

    No charge in Melanie Hall murder

       (Friday, 28 November 2014 19:35)

    A suspect in the investigation into the 1996 murder of Melanie Hall will not be charged, the Crown Prosecution Service says.

    Back me on migration, PM tells EU

       (Friday, 28 November 2014 19:04)

    David Cameron urges EU leaders to back his "reasonable" plans to curb welfare benefits for migrants, saying he will "rule nothing out" if they fail.

    Man jailed for Christmas Day murder

       (Friday, 28 November 2014 18:50)

    A man is jailed for life after hitting an 83-year-old with a van before dragging his body along the road.

    Police called to Black Friday sales

       (Friday, 28 November 2014 18:33)

    Police are called to supermarkets across the UK amid crowd surges as people hunt for "Black Friday" offers.

    Abuse doctor 'had 170,000 images'

       (Friday, 28 November 2014 18:24)

    A paedophile doctor who abused young cancer patients had more than 170,000 images of patients on a spy pen, a court hears.

    Malala's friends on life in Wales

       (Friday, 28 November 2014 18:09)

    The teenagers shot in Pakistan now studying in Wales

    Craig Whyte bailed in Rangers case

       (Friday, 28 November 2014 17:49)

    Former Rangers owner Craig Whyte is released on bail following a court appearance over an alleged fraudulent takeover of the Ibrox club.

    Mother left children for Australia

       (Friday, 28 November 2014 17:22)

    A mother-of-six who flew to Australia after telling her son she was going to the supermarket is given a suspended jail sentence.

    Teesside honour for Bob Mortimer

       (Friday, 28 November 2014 17:17)

    Bob Mortimer is awarded an honorary degree from Teesside University.

    Police officer stabs dog to death

       (Friday, 28 November 2014 17:11)

    A dog is stabbed to death by a police officer during a drugs search in south-east London.

    VIDEO: 'Cameron's curbs will not stop migrants'

       (Friday, 28 November 2014 17:10)

    Saira Grant from the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants says she welcomes the language used by David Cameron in his speech on immigration but the curbs will not stop migrants.

    VIDEO: 'Black Friday' chaos filmed across UK

       (Friday, 28 November 2014 16:57)

    Footage of shoppers scrambling to get their hand on discounted merchandise that has been emerging from across the UK.

    I'm favourite for the sack - Rodgers

       (Friday, 28 November 2014 16:54)

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he is "favourite for the sack" after the Reds' poor run of form.

    VIDEO: Concorde made out of matchsticks

       (Friday, 28 November 2014 16:31)

    A plane enthusiast has spent more than two years creating matchstick models of a Concorde and a Boeing 747.

    VIDEO: Ramsay accuses father-in-law of forgery

       (Friday, 28 November 2014 16:31)

    Gordon Ramsay is asking a judge to declare a rental agreement not binding, saying his father-in-law, Christopher Hutcheson, forged his signature in a £640,000 rental guarantee.

    Speeder jailed for killing two women

       (Friday, 28 November 2014 15:50)

    A speeding driver who killed two women on a pedestrian crossing is jailed for nearly five years and banned from driving for a decade.

    Seven jailed for sex abuse of girls

       (Friday, 28 November 2014 15:05)

    Seven men are jailed for up to 11 years for their parts in gang which raped and abused girls in Bristol.

    Spending on police 'set to fall'

       (Friday, 28 November 2014 14:25)

    Spending on front-line policing in England is set to fall by a fifth in the next five years, according to the London School of Economics.

    Should banter be banned?

       (Friday, 28 November 2014 13:22)

    When does 'banter' cross the line?

    Iris Robinson in 'serious breach'

       (Friday, 28 November 2014 13:06)

    Stormont's Standards and Privileges Committee says Iris Robinson committed a serious breach of assembly rules, but First Minister Peter Robinson did not.

    Paxman rules out Tory mayoral bid

       (Friday, 28 November 2014 13:01)

    Jeremy Paxman says he was approached to become a Conservative candidate for London mayor - but is not interested in it.

    Pembs chief's pay deal Porsche

       (Friday, 28 November 2014 12:37)

    A former council chief at the centre of a row over cash payments made in lieu of pension contributions was given a luxury Porsche lease car as his work vehicle, BBC Wales learns.

    Plebgate row was 'nonsense incident'

       (Friday, 28 November 2014 12:14)

    A police officer who witnessed the so-called "plebgate" row says it was a "nonsense incident" that should not have cost Andrew Mitchell his job.

    Irish rugby legend Kyle dies aged 88

       (Friday, 28 November 2014 11:32)

    One of Ireland's greatest ever rugby players, 1948 Grand Slam-winning fly-half Jack Kyle, dies at the age of 88.

    VIDEO: 'Too few' toddlers having flu vaccine

       (Friday, 28 November 2014 10:07)

    The chief medical officer for England has warned that too few toddlers are having the seasonal flu vaccine.

    VIDEO: Mental health deaths as beds cut

       (Friday, 28 November 2014 08:20)

    Seven mental health patients have killed themselves in England since 2012 after being told there were no hospital beds for them, the BBC has learned.

    VIDEO: Paddington Bear stars on making film

       (Friday, 28 November 2014 08:07)

    Working with a bear who isn't there

    Banksy wall artwork due for US sale

       (Friday, 28 November 2014 07:49)

    A Banksy mural that was removed from a Kent wall is flown to the US to be sold at an art fair in Miami.

    The radio show that got schoolchildren singing

       (Friday, 28 November 2014 02:44)

    The radio show that got schoolchildren singing

    Did Korea encourage sex work at US bases?

       (Friday, 28 November 2014 00:18)

    More than 100 elderly women who worked as sex workers near a US camp in South Korea are seeking compensation from the South Korean government.

    VIDEO: Building the Olympic Stadium's new roof

       (Friday, 28 November 2014 00:13)

    The BBC has been allowed inside London's Olympic Stadium to film the construction of the arena's new roof.

    The seven best metaphors for the economy

       (Friday, 28 November 2014 00:10)

    The seven best metaphors for the economy

    VIDEO: MLA concern at Ballygawley drug find

       (Thursday, 27 November 2014 18:45)

    Police discover one of the biggest amounts of cocaine ever found in Northern Ireland in a delivery of furniture.



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