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PM to outline migrant benefit curbs
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:59:19 GMT

David Cameron is preparing to deliver a speech outlining his plans to reduce immigration from the EU - after figures revealed net migration had risen above 2010 levels.

Police attend 'Black Friday' crowds
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 04:57:24 GMT

Crowd surge fears at four supermarkets in London spark calls to police as shoppers hunt for bargains on the peak shopping day imported from America.

Hunted man held over double murder
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:46:06 GMT

A man is arrested on suspicion of murdering a couple whose bodies were found at their village home.

Children tested for Ebola on Tyneside
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 02:00:08 GMT

Two young patients who have spent time in Africa are tested at a hospital in Newcastle for Ebola after displaying viral symptoms.

Craig Whyte held at Heathrow Airport
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:38:19 GMT

Former Rangers owner Craig Whyte is arrested after arriving in the UK from Mexico where he had been detained.

'Too few' toddlers having flu vaccine
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:00:50 GMT

Too few toddlers and young children are having the seasonal flu vaccine, the chief medical officer for England warns.

Search for teachers 'may go abroad'
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:10:42 GMT

A continuing teacher recruitment shortage may prompt schools to look abroad for new teachers, experts say.

CofE schools chief's terror law fear
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 03:07:15 GMT

Plans that require schools to help prevent pupils becoming radicalised place too much of a burden on education regulator Ofsted, the chief Church of England education officer says.

Mitchell called PCs plebs, judge says
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:53:06 GMT

A judge says he is satisfied former chief whip Andrew Mitchell called police officers "plebs" as he rules against the MP in a High Court libel action.

Scotland 'should set income tax'
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:00:02 GMT

The Scottish Parliament should have the power to set income tax rates and bands, the body on strengthening devolution recommends.

Registration plate sells for £500K
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:12:09 GMT

Ferrari dealer spends £640,000 on two number plates at DVLA auction held in Wales.

Social media told to simplify terms
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:04:27 GMT

A report from the UK parliament says Facebook, Twitter and other social networking firms need to make their terms and conditions clearer.

Peter Kay brings back Phoenix Nights
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:29:46 GMT

Peter Kay is bringing back his hit TV show Phoenix Nights for two live shows in aid of Comic Relief.

War and Peace to take over Radio 4
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:42:31 GMT

A 10-hour production of Tolstoy's epic novel War and Peace, featuring John Hurt, will dominate BBC Radio 4's output on New Year's Day.

Rail and bus fares could increase
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:10:04 GMT

Rail and bus fare increases above the 3% rate of inflation "cannot be ruled out" as a result of proposed budget cuts at the Department for Regional Development (DRD).

Man injured in west Belfast shooting
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 22:12:34 GMT

A man is recovering in hospital after he was injured in what police have described as a paramilitary style shooting in west Belfast.

Care home boss guilty of sex charges
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:52:39 GMT

A man who ran a series of children's homes in north Wales is guilty of sexually assaulting youngsters in his care in a campaign of abuse spanning decades.

Terminally ill woman settles claim
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:45:27 GMT

A terminally ill mother-of-two who said she would have been cured of her cancer had she been diagnosed earlier settles her case.

Top Scots book character revealed
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:58:40 GMT

Francis Crawford of Lymond has topped a poll of favourite Scottish book characters carried out as part of Book Week Scotland.

Square named after WW1 battalion
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 01:03:02 GMT

An Edinburgh square is to be named in honour of football players and supporters who served in the first of the Sporting Battalions of WW1.

Body parts killer guilty of murder
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:55:37 GMT

A man who stabbed his father to death and put his dismembered body into storage boxes, which he used as a TV stand, is convicted of murder.

Sex abuse gangs jailed for grooming
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:45:04 GMT

Two gangs of men are convicted of a string of child sex crimes in Bristol involving the abuse, rape and prostitution of teenage girls.

'Weeping' Australia mourns Hughes
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 03:35:31 GMT

Australia is "weeping" at the death of cricketer Phillip Hughes, says former opening batsman Michael Slater - as the country mourns.

Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Partizan Belgrade
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 22:41:29 GMT

Tottenham reach the Europa League knockout stage by beating Partizan Belgrade in a game interrupted by pitch intruders.

Why a sportsman's death hits so hard
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:50:05 GMT

The language of sporting hype is battles and tragedies but in reality the heroes usually walk away unscathed, says Tom Fordyce.

How I drank urine and bat blood to survive
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:04:25 GMT

Extreme marathon runner Mauro Prosperi spent 10 days alone in the Sahara desert after getting lost in a sandstorm. He only just survived.

Could head injuries be eliminated?
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:06:17 GMT

Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes has died after being hit on the head by a cricket ball. Can helmets ever offer total protection?

Left to the mercy of the Taliban
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:10:39 GMT

Interpreters who worked with US forces in Afghanistan are being hunted down by the Taliban. Thousands have fled to the US - but others have been blacklisted.

PM accused of immigration 'failure'
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:27:32 GMT

David Cameron faces criticism from his rival party leaders as new figures show net migration has gone up since the 2010 election.

Ex-GCHQ boss warns on phone biometrics
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:59:34 GMT

Mobile devices using biometric data should be better designed to protect security and privacy, according to the former head of GCHQ, Sir John Adye.

British state 'not fit for purpose'
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:04:50 GMT

Labour MP John Cruddas - the party's policy coordinator - says the British state is "no longer fit for purpose" and is in need of radical reform.

VIDEO: Public Accounts Committee
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:06:02 GMT

MPs take evidence on flood risk management.

VIDEO: Building the Olympic Stadium's new roof
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:13:11 GMT

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

VIDEO: The people who run with their dogs
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:13:15 GMT

Canicross is a kind of cross-country running with dogs. Runners attach themselves via a harness and bungee-cord to their canine friends - and then race.

VIDEO: Bristol gang guilty of child sex crimes
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:57:57 GMT

Thirteen men have been convicted of child sex crimes, involving the abuse, rape and prostitution of teenage girls in Bristol.

VIDEO: The longest-serving political leader in UK
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:43:36 GMT

Howling Laud Hope is the UK's longest-serving political leader but has never won an election or saved his deposit.

VIDEO: Care home boss guilty of sex charges
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:13:14 GMT

A man who ran children's homes in north Wales is found guilty of sexually assaulting youngsters in a campaign of abuse spanning decades.

VIDEO: Life in the UK as a Romanian migrant
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:12:50 GMT

It has been almost a year since restrictions were lifted on Bulgarian and Romanian migrants, leaving them free to come and work in the UK.

VIDEO: Extreme weather and its risk to lives
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:58:16 GMT

Climate change and population growth will hugely increase the risk to people from extreme weather, a report says.

VIDEO: Magazine for drug users goes on sale
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:37:12 GMT

A magazine which allows drug users to make money to fund their habit has gone on sale in east London.

The radio show that got schoolchildren singing
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 02:44:33 GMT

The radio show that got schoolchildren singing

Black Friday: Boxing Day sales come early?
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:14:53 GMT

Boxing Day sales come early to the UK?

Quiz: How much do you know about migration?
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:42:11 GMT

How much do you know about migration?

Phillip Hughes: How is the brain injured?
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:45:54 GMT

How is the brain injured and how is it protected from injury?

'It wasn't care, it was like hell'
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:59:04 GMT

The story of one victim of paedophile care home boss

The Hearts players who went to war
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:32:15 GMT

Telling the story of the Hearts players who went to war

Migrant benefits ban and Plebgate cost - front pages
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 23:56:56 GMT

New angles on familiar subjects dominate front pages