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    Why Burgess will succeed - Lancaster

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 16:03)

    England head coach Stuart Lancaster says Sam Burgess's "mental toughness" can lead him to success in rugby union.

    Two missing after fireworks blaze

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 15:57)

    Two people are missing and a man has been arrested after a major blaze at a Stafford fireworks warehouse that left two people in hospital.

    Woolf 'unsuitable' say victim groups

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 15:54)

    Victims' groups tell Home Office officials they are "unanimous" in their view that the head of an inquiry into historical child sex abuse should resign.

    Double contest for Scottish Labour

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 15:54)

    The Scottish Labour party is now seeking both a new leader and a new deputy leader following the resignation of Anas Sarwar.

    VIDEO: A sea of red poppies from the air

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 15:53)

    Footage taken from the air above the Tower of London shows the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red made up of thousands of ceramic poppies to mark the centenary of the start of World War One.

    Life term for puppy farm murders

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 15:45)

    An 82-year-old man is jailed for life for murdering his partner and her daughter who he shot at close range at his puppy farm in Surrey.

    Paediatrician admits child sex abuse

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 15:43)

    A paediatrician from Greater Manchester admits grooming children online and sexually abusing young boys.

    NHS Grampian chief to stand down

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 15:34)

    The chief executive of NHS Grampian, which has been embroiled in a staffing controversy, announces his early retirement.

    Banks may be forced to boost reserves

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 15:25)

    British banks may have to hold more funds to guard against the risk of a future economic downturn, the Bank of England has proposed.

    Warmest UK Halloween on record

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 15:11)

    This year's Halloween is the warmest on record in the UK, with temperatures reaching as high as 23.5C, breaking the previous record of 20C.

    Labour win police commissioner poll

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 15:03)

    Labour's Alan Billings wins the by-election for the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire, following the resignation of Shaun Wright.

    Ofsted 'will not win' on popularity

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 14:50)

    Ofsted is unlikely to win any popularity contests, the chief inspector has admitted in a speech.

    Council chief's pay-off cash cut

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 14:40)

    A pay-off for Wales' highest paid council chief is finally approved by auditors after an agreement to cut the planned £330,000 deal by more than £50,000.

    Harris loses conviction appeal bid

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 14:38)

    Entertainer Rolf Harris loses the first round of a legal challenge against his conviction for indecent assaults.

    Man dies after university stabbing

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 14:13)

    A man dies after being stabbed on the campus of a north-west London university.

    Government to 'retire' some WW1 debt

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 14:00)

    The UK Government has said that it will 'retire' £218m of the UK's £2bn First World War debt by refinancing bonds originally issued by Winston Churchill.

    VIDEO: Policies face 'family-friendly 'checks

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 13:59)

    All new government policies in England now have to undergo a test to check whether they help families.

    Miliband in English buses pledge

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 13:56)

    Ed Miliband promises that a Labour government would grant cities and regions greater powers to improve bus services across England.

    Greyfriars Bobby's nose rubbing plea

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 13:47)

    Tourists are being asked to only touch Greyfriars Bobby's nose "gently" after work to restore the statue failed again.

    Wheelchair drag driver handed ban

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 13:42)

    A woman who was caught on CCTV dragging a man in a wheelchair behind her car is handed a two-year driving ban.

    'Family test' for policies outlined

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 13:41)

    All policies will be measured against the impact they have on the formation and support of stable families, ministers say.

    Man charged with Gibson murder

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 13:33)

    A 57-year-old man appears in court charged with the murder of Edward Gibson in west Belfast.

    Global tax rules 'need tightening'

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 13:09)

    Global tax rules 'need tightening'

    Wenger concerned about Twitter

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 12:52)

    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits he is concerned by his players' use of social media site Twitter, plus more.

    DUP to 'bring welfare issue to head'

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 12:29)

    The DUP says it intends to bring the controversial welfare reform issue 'to a head" before Christmas if it is not resolved in the current talks process.

    Funeral held for 'Father Christmas'

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 12:28)

    The funeral is held for an actor who was the face of Father Christmas in a famous seasonal Coca-Cola advertising campaign.

    Bend It Like Beckham set for stage

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 12:07)

    A musical version of the hit 2002 British comedy film Bend It Like Beckham is to open in the West End next year.

    'Murdered' man ambulance delay probe

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 12:02)

    Delays in getting an ambulance to an alleged murder victim in Wrexham are being investigated by the Welsh Ambulance Service.

    Police boss in gross misconduct probe

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 12:00)

    A police chief will face an internal charge of gross misconduct after an allegation of inappropriate behaviour towards women.

    ChildLine seeing more suicidal children

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 11:57)

    More children who have talked about killing themselves are contacting ChildLine for help, the counselling service says.

    AUDIO: UK benefits 'magnet' for migrants

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 11:47)

    Deputy mayor of Calais claims UK benefits are a "magnet" for migrants.

    VIDEO: What happened to Remploy workers?

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 11:35)

    A year after the last Remploy factory closed, Nikki Fox looks at what has happened to former workers - and what options are available to them

    Terror sentences 'were justified'

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 11:17)

    Three men who challenged their special extended sentences for preparing terrorism offences lose their appeals.

    'Do more' to tackle aid corruption

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 11:11)

    The UK government is not doing enough to tackle "petty corruption" in countries to which it gives aid, a report by a scrutiny body says.

    Dench and Watson honoured in LA

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 09:57)

    Actors Dame Judi Dench, Emma Watson and Robert Downey Junior are among the stars honoured at the Britannia Awards hosted by Bafta in LA.

    VIDEO: Sixty years of British animation

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 09:44)

    It has been 60 years since the animated adaptation of George Orwell's 'Animal Farm' - the first British animated film.

    Firefighters set for pensions strike

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 09:42)

    Firefighters across England are to start a four-day strike later in a row over pensions during one of the service's busiest weekends of the year.

    Ulster Bank to be retained by RBS

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 07:49)

    RBS will retain control of Ulster Bank and says it has a good market position that can deliver attractive returns.

    'It's business as usual in Austin'

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 06:40)

    F1 star on turning up the pressure in his title fight

    Labour 'wipeout' and Ebola threat

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 06:18)

    Labour 'wipeout' and Ebola threat make the headlines

    Exploring the lure of dark tourism

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 02:36)

    The morbid attractions of dark tourism

    What are Remploy workers doing now?

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 02:13)

    How former Remploy workers struggle to find work

    Moving house: Nightmare or life-affirming?

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 01:34)

    Is moving house a nightmare or life affirming?

    Timothy Spall: How I became Turner

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 00:59)

    How Timothy Spall created 400 artworks for his latest film

    VIDEO: Lab for world’s worst animal viruses

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 00:10)

    A look around a new lab at Pirbright Institute in Surrey, where the world’s most contagious livestock viruses will be kept.

    VIDEO: Meet the accidental stormtrooper

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 00:08)

    How one man's luck landed him a place in cinema history

    Tips for a disability-friendly Halloween

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 00:07)

    Tips for a disability-friendly Halloween

    The channel that's spiced up French TV

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 00:06)

    For years the French media was set in its ways but a newcomer, BFMTV, has shaken things up - so what's the secret of its success?

    Quiz of the week's news

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 00:05)

    What did Robbie's wife tell him to stop singing during labour?

    VIDEO: Poppy hijab for Remembrance

       (Friday, 31 October 2014 00:02)

    A young fashion designer from London has decided to mark Remembrance Day by creating a special "poppy hijab" for Muslim women.



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