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    NI incomes rise but half UK average

       (Thursday, 24 April 2014 06:13)

    Disposable income in Northern Ireland households is increasing but is less than half of the UK average, according to an economic consultancy.

    Skill deficit a concern says survey

       (Thursday, 24 April 2014 06:13)

    Skills shortages are an issue in the NI construction sector as its recovery continues, according to a survey.

    Brother's death 'devastates' duchess

       (Thursday, 24 April 2014 06:05)

    The Duchess of Cornwall has been left "devastated" by the news of her brother's death, Clarence House says.

    Madeleine 'clues' and Mark Shand death - papers

       (Thursday, 24 April 2014 06:02)

    Madeleine 'clues' and Mark Shand death in papers

    Tories would end wind farm subsidies

       (Thursday, 24 April 2014 05:28)

    The Conservatives say they will not subsidise new onshore wind farms if they win the 2015 general election.

    Care needs to 'outstrip' family help

       (Thursday, 24 April 2014 04:26)

    The number of older people in England needing care will "outstrip" the number of family members able to provide it by 2017, a think tank warns.

    Surveyors warn of skills shortages

       (Thursday, 24 April 2014 02:35)

    Skills shortages are threatening the pace of recovery of Scotland's construction industry, according to a survey.

    Governments clash over pension costs

       (Thursday, 24 April 2014 02:34)

    The Scottish government disputes UK government claims about future pension costs in an independent Scotland.

    Asthma inhalers may go into schools

       (Thursday, 24 April 2014 01:51)

    Plans to allow schools to keep asthma inhalers go to public consultation, as campaigners say current rules endanger hundreds of thousands of children.

    Tuition-fee change savings 'unclear'

       (Thursday, 24 April 2014 01:33)

    A study says the public cost of higher university fees and loans is "highly uncertain" and depends on how much future graduates will earn.

    Cornish granted UK minority status

       (Thursday, 24 April 2014 01:30)

    Cornish people will be granted minority status under European rules for the protection of national minorities.

    The real story of Frank Sidebottom

       (Thursday, 24 April 2014 01:22)

    How a cult comic character inspired a major new film

    Lib Dems 'to fight for EU cause'

       (Thursday, 24 April 2014 01:13)

    Nick Clegg will pledge to speak "loudly, passionately and unequivocally" against "isolationists" when he launches the Liberal Democrat campaign for the European elections.

    Asylum housing badly managed - MPs

       (Thursday, 24 April 2014 00:59)

    A Home Office scheme resulted in asylum seekers being placed in "unacceptably poor" housing, the Commons Public Accounts Committee says.

    Sign language dialects 'in decline'

       (Thursday, 24 April 2014 00:39)

    The decline of regional dialects for the deaf

    The unlikely debt capital of Britain

       (Thursday, 24 April 2014 00:09)

    The unlikely debt capital of Britain

    Police make Syria appeal to UK women

       (Thursday, 24 April 2014 00:01)

    British counter-terrorism police chiefs are making an unprecedented appeal to Muslim women to urge men against travelling to possibly fight in Syria.

    VIDEO: Tribute to youngest Hillsborough victim

       (Wednesday, 23 April 2014 22:29)

    The mother of the Hillsborough disaster's youngest victim has said he would have been ''very proud'' of his cousin, England Captain Steven Gerrard.

    Jets scrambled over Russian planes

       (Wednesday, 23 April 2014 21:19)

    RAF fighter jets were scrambled to investigate two Russian military aircraft spotted approaching UK airspace, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) says.

    VIDEO: Scottish referendum: An English view

       (Wednesday, 23 April 2014 21:15)

    Only those living in Scotland can actually vote - but what do people living in England think of the referendum?

    VIDEO: Duchess of Cornwall's brother dies

       (Wednesday, 23 April 2014 21:12)

    The Duchess of Cornwall's brother, Mark Shand, 62, has died as a result of a serious head injury he sustained during a fall in New York on Tuesday night.

    Farbrace named as England assistant

       (Wednesday, 23 April 2014 19:36)

    Men win sex discrimination pay case

       (Wednesday, 23 April 2014 19:16)

    Eighteen men unhappy at being paid less than their female colleagues win an equal pay claim against a university.

    Rhys Jones withdraws from uni role

       (Wednesday, 23 April 2014 19:11)

    Griff Rhys Jones withdraws from becoming Cardiff University's chancellor just two weeks after an embarrassing debacle in which his appointment was delayed at the last minute.

    VIDEO: One man's bid to make kindness cool

       (Wednesday, 23 April 2014 19:01)

    BBC News hears from a man carrying out a daily random act of kindness or 'RAK Nomination'.

    VIDEO: Three children found dead in London

       (Wednesday, 23 April 2014 18:39)

    A woman believed to be the mother of three children found dead at a south-west London home has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

    Chelsea trio charged by FA

       (Wednesday, 23 April 2014 18:39)

    Manager Jose Mourinho is among three Chelsea staff charged in the aftermath of the club's defeat by Sunderland.

    Tories admit Brown tweet 'mistake'

       (Wednesday, 23 April 2014 18:27)

    The Tories admit "mistake" after tweeting a picture of Gordon Brown at a memorial service to make a joke.

    Andy Murray gets freedom of Stirling

       (Wednesday, 23 April 2014 18:12)

    An emotional Andy Murray is awarded the freedom of Stirling in a visit to the area in which he grew up.

    VIDEO: Storms damage rare sea life

       (Wednesday, 23 April 2014 18:02)

    New video evidence has revealed the scale of damage caused by the winter storms to Lyme Bay on south coast of England.

    UKIP angry over rival party's name

       (Wednesday, 23 April 2014 17:45)

    UKIP says it is "extremely unhappy" about the name of another Eurosceptic party contesting the European elections.

    Lib Dems 'won't back minority rule'

       (Wednesday, 23 April 2014 17:00)

    Senior Lib Dem Danny Alexander rules out suggestions his party could support a minority Labour or Tory government after the next election.

    Man Utd believe Moyes timing right

       (Wednesday, 23 April 2014 16:52)

    Manchester United reject "unprofessional" claim, insisting they did not want to search for a successor behind David Moyes's back.

    'Revenge attack' caused fire deaths

       (Wednesday, 23 April 2014 16:23)

    A fire which killed four members of the same family was a revenge attack on the wrong house, a jury is told.

    Expectans semper te expectabo

       (Wednesday, 23 April 2014 16:19)

    Where might Boris Johnson stand for Tories?

    Clifford jury gets majority direction

       (Wednesday, 23 April 2014 16:17)

    Jurors in the indecent assault trial of publicist Max Clifford are told they can return a majority verdict of nine to one.

    Anatomy of the cost of a new drug

       (Wednesday, 23 April 2014 15:05)

    Why do new treatments cost so much?

    VIDEO: Andy Murray in tears at Stirling award

       (Wednesday, 23 April 2014 14:55)

    Tennis star Andy Murray has been awarded the freedom of Stirling in a ceremony which made the Wimbledon champion break down in tears.

    Cancer teen hits £1m charity target

       (Wednesday, 23 April 2014 14:54)

    A teenage blogger with terminal cancer raises more than £1m for charity after posting his final message to followers.

    Are gardeners wrong to put 'crocks' in plant pots?

       (Wednesday, 23 April 2014 14:42)

    Is it wrong to put 'crocks' in plant pots?

    VIDEO: Cancer teen reaches £1m target

       (Wednesday, 23 April 2014 14:34)

    A teenage blogger with terminal cancer has raised £1m for charity after posting his final message to followers.

    Is Louis van Gaal Man Utd's saviour?

       (Wednesday, 23 April 2014 14:33)

    Is Louis Van Gaal Man Utd's saviour?

    Madeleine police probe 18 break-ins

       (Wednesday, 23 April 2014 12:11)

    UK police investigating Madeleine McCann's disappearance are looking at 18 potentially linked cases involving a lone intruder breaking into holiday villas in the Algarve, Portugal.

    Eight arguments about whether the UK is a Christian country

       (Wednesday, 23 April 2014 11:14)

    David Cameron's remarks that the UK is a "Christian country" were criticised by a group of public figures. What are the arguments for and against?

    Royals hit the decks in Adelaide

       (Wednesday, 23 April 2014 10:04)

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge try their hand at DJing during a visit to a music studio on the latest leg of their Australian tour in Adelaide.

    Why Palestinians love St George

       (Wednesday, 23 April 2014 00:14)

    As England celebrates the day of its patron saint, many Palestinians are gearing up for their own celebrations of this shared hero.

    The man who takes troubled youths to therapy camp

       (Tuesday, 22 April 2014 01:06)

    As more and more families send their drug and alcohol-addicted kids to therapeutic wilderness camps in the US, more and more become acquainted with the shadowy figure known as the "escort."

    VIDEO: House of Commons

       (Wednesday, 09 April 2014 12:55)

    The PM is challenged over his support for Maria Miller following a row over her expenses.



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