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Tesco announces 6% fall in profit
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:30:28 GMT

UK supermarket giant Tesco announces a 6% fall in annual group trading profit to £3.3bn, the second year that profits have fallen.

'Shocking' rise in use of food banks
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:29:02 GMT

Hundreds of thousands more people are turning to food banks to stop themselves from going hungry, says charity the Trussell Trust.

William and Kate arrive in Sydney
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:09:48 GMT

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - and Prince George - arrive in Sydney on the tenth day of their tour of New Zealand and Australia.

Parents find out primary places
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:00:16 GMT

Parents across England are going to find whether they have their preferred choice of primary school place.

MPs criticise UK over Afghan attack
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:58:57 GMT

The UK bears "a degree of responsibility" for the failure to prevent a raid in Afghanistan in 2012 that left two US marines dead, MPs say.

UK warns Russia on long-term future
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:51:29 GMT

There will be serious long-term consequences if Russia continues to destabilise Ukraine, Foreign Secretary William Hague says.

Fresh approach to NI past 'vital'
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:59:32 GMT

Any new process which examines NI's past must have a "proportionate focus on the wrongdoing of paramilitaries" and less on the activities of the state, the secretary of state is due to say.

Under 16s 'shut out of safe havens'
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:16:00 GMT

Children suffering a mental health crisis in England are being forced into police custody because 35% of NHS "places of safety" ban under 16s, figures suggest.

Warning over bowel cancer screening
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:24:59 GMT

Bowel cancer screening uptake needs to improve, campaigners say, after figures showed just half of people eligible in England come forward for the test.

Carmichael promises more isles power
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:25:20 GMT

Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael promises to deliver greater powers for the Northern and Western Isles.

Dead man fulfils comedy club wish
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:35:02 GMT

A man's dying wish to appear on a comedy stage is fulfilled when one of his friends performs at a club accompanied by his ashes.

Hair salon visited over N Korea ad
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:21:02 GMT

North Korean officials visit a west London hair salon to question why it had used their leader Kim Jong-un's image in a poster.

Needle exchange scheme records rise
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:34:17 GMT

The number of needles issued by exchange scheme in Northern Ireland rises by more than 50% in past four years.

Replica of cross set for cathedral
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:25:15 GMT

An exact replica of the iconic Downpatrick High Cross, weighing around one tonne, is being installed in front of Down Cathedral on Wednesday.

Dementia services 'not sustainable'
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:43:50 GMT

Dementia services across Wales are not sustainable and changes need to be made to cope with future demand, a review finds.

Abuse of drug testing service denied
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:44:53 GMT

Claims that steroid dealers are exploiting a publicly-funded drug testing service aimed at users of legal highs are denied.

Liberton High School set to reopen
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:12:51 GMT

Edinburgh City Council write a letter to parents confirming that Liberton High will reopen after the Easter break following the death of a pupil.

Boy dies after 'rope swing' accident
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:30:41 GMT

A 10-year-old boy found dead in his garden in Glasgow is believed to have become entangled in a swing.

UB40 gig 'made fan's ear bleed'
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:08:14 GMT

Music at a UB40 concert was so loud it was "altering heart rhythms" and caused a fan's ear to bleed, it is claimed.

New Banksy art removed with crowbar
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:33:13 GMT

New street art by "guerrilla artist" Banksy is removed within hours of appearing in Bristol.

Arsenal 3-1 West Ham United
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:38:50 GMT

Arsenal come from behind to beat West Ham and move back above Everton into the top four of the Premier League.

Hamilton back to brilliant best - Lowe
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:00:16 GMT

Lewis Hamilton is driving as well as at any time in his career, according to Mercedes co-team boss Paddy Lowe.

The spooky world of the 'numbers stations'
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:17:34 GMT

This is the era of hyper-tech espionage, encrypted emails and mindboggling cryptography. But you can hear a very old-fashioned form of espionage on shortwave radio.

Uplifting letters of hope sent to children of Syria
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:10:37 GMT

Somali children living in the world's largest refugee camp in Kenya have sent letters of encouragement to Syrian refugee children who have also had to flee their homeland.

Could offices change from sitting to standing?
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:12:25 GMT

A number of studies have suggested that constantly sitting at work is bad for you. So could workplaces be rejigged around standing up, asks would-be stander Chris Bowlby.

EU to back alien species blacklist
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:21:00 GMT

The European Parliament is voting on a bill to draw up a blacklist to fight the spread of invasive alien species such as killer shrimp.

Independence 'risks defence jobs'
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:50:21 GMT

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond predicts that a vote for Scottish independence would put defence jobs at risk.

UK inflation falls to 1.6% in March
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:26:57 GMT

UK's inflation rate, as measured by the consumer prices index, fell to 1.6% in March, the Office for National Statistics says.

VIDEO: House of Commons
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:55:29 GMT

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

VIDEO: Defence minister confronted in Glasgow
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:52:19 GMT

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond warns that a 'yes' vote in the Scottish referendum could leave both Scotland and the UK "weaker".

VIDEO: 'I never thought I'd need charity'
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:39:39 GMT

Sarah Rae from Gillingham, Dorset, explains why she was forced to turn to food banks.

VIDEO: Anti-graffiti CCTV captures Banksy
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:51:59 GMT

A security camera has revealed footage of the artist Banksy and an accomplice at work in Bristol in the early hours of Sunday morning

VIDEO: Lorry facelift to cut cycling deaths
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:41:45 GMT

A new lorry design aimed at reducing the number of cyclists killed in collisions with lorries has been approved by the European Parliament.

VIDEO: Anfield falls silent for anniversary
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:45:19 GMT

Crowds at Liverpool's Anfield stadium have held a minute's silence to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, in which 96 people died.

VIDEO: Ex-terror chief heads 'Trojan horse' probe
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:43:35 GMT

An inquiry into allegations of a hard-line Islamist plot to take over 25 Birmingham schools is to be lead by the Met's former national head of counter terrorism, it has been announced.

VIDEO: Lord Tebbit turns children's writer
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:01:54 GMT

Lord Tebbit, the former Tory minister and party chairman turns his hand to writing a children's novel, the central character being a 14-year-old boy left paralysed after a car crash.

AUDIO: Farage: Expenses complaint 'outrageous'
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:27:28 GMT

Nigel Farage reacts to a complaint about how he has used his "general expenditure allowance" from the EU.

Royals treated like celebrities in New Zealand
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:44:44 GMT

How New Zealand reacted to William, Kate - and George

BBC Two's disastrous launch night
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:06:07 GMT

Why BBC Two's launch was not all right on the night

Hillsborough memorial in pictures
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:15:39 GMT

Thousands mourn Hillsborough's victims on 25th anniversary

Sweet or sour? Duping our taste buds
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:00:11 GMT

Would this dessert taste different on a black plate?

What was the mysterious black ring in Leamington Spa?
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:24:17 GMT

What was the black ring over Leamington Spa?

Polish MP finds job as UK handyman
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:31:48 GMT

Polish MP's verdict on life as a migrant in Britain

Poverty 'scandal' and benefits 'outrage' - front pages
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:09:06 GMT

Press takes different views of those receiving handouts