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Lamont quits after role 'questioned'
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:40:31 GMT

Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont resigns saying senior party members had "questioned" her role amid the "serious challenges" faced by Labour in Scotland.

Ex-first ministers hit out at Labour
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:50:20 GMT

Two former first ministers of Scotland have hit out at Labour's treatment of its Scottish leader Johann Lamont.

Fourth Portsmouth man killed in Syria
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:52:12 GMT

A fourth man from Portsmouth who went to fight in Syria for Islamic State is believed to have been killed.

Cream bassist Jack Bruce dies, aged 71
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:22:55 GMT

Scottish musician Jack Bruce, the bassist and singer with 1960s supergroup Cream, dies aged 71, his publicist confirms.

Britain must pay EU bill, says MEP
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:05:03 GMT

The rest of Europe expects the UK to settle a £1.7bn EU budget demand "and that's that", a vice president of the European Parliament has said.

Man 'raped by priest 65 years ago'
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:33:01 GMT

A 72-year-old man says he was raped by a priest in a Bedfordshire boys' home 65 years ago.

Tindall settles with Sunday Express
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:42:50 GMT

The former England rugby player Mike Tindall agrees a settlement with Express Newspapers over the reporting of a story about his marriage to Zara Phillips.

Teenager arrested over bus stabbing
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:09:41 GMT

A 15-year-old boy is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a teenage boy was stabbed on a bus in south London.

Cost of driving licence to be cut
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:01:11 GMT

The cost of getting a driving licence is being cut following a recent public consultation, the government says.

Police hunt missing sex offender
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:21:05 GMT

Police are searching for a convicted sex offender who has breached the conditions of her release from prison.

Students fined over sexist chants
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:31:10 GMT

A number of students are fined following an investigation after footage emerged of a group chanting about violence and necrophilia.

Protest over police custody deaths
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:25:27 GMT

Family and friends of people killed in police custody hold a march in central London to demand justice for their loved ones.

Man killed in west Belfast shooting
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:19:49 GMT

A man dies in hospital after he was shot in a west Belfast alleyway 30 minutes after a serious brawl broke out in a nearby street.

Plan to clamp down on nuisance calls
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:07:40 GMT

Companies which cause "annoyance, inconvenience or anxiety" with marketing calls and text messages could be fined up to £500,000, ministers say.

Benefit claims wait 'unacceptable'
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:27:45 GMT

A charity calls for the rollout of a new benefit payment to be halted until a backlog is cleared.

2,000-year-old coins go on display
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:56:35 GMT

A hoard of 2,000-year-old coins found in a cave in the Peak District go on public display.

Antelopes win best wildlife photo
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:34:57 GMT

A picture of stampeding antelopes captured on the plains of South Africa’s Kariega Game Reserve wins the overall best European Wildlife photograph.

Memorial to 1,100 lost Fusiliers
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:44:36 GMT

A memorial is being dedicated to the hundreds of soldiers from the Royal Welsh Fusiliers who died in one of World War One's bloodiest battles.

Case unfairly politicised says Adams
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:48:19 GMT

The case of Belfast woman Maíria Cahill has been unfairly politicised, says Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams.

Masked gang with iron bars hit man
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:47:35 GMT

A man is attacked in his County Down home by masked men carrying iron bars.

RAF pilot training boost welcomed
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:21:54 GMT

The move to bring basic pilot training for the RAF and Royal Navy to Anglesey is warmly welcomed by island economic development portfolio holder.

Peer condemns 'chronic underfunding'
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:32:37 GMT

Successive UK governments are responsible for the "deliberate" and "chronic underfunding" of Welsh public services, says former Plaid Cymru leader Lord Wigley.

Weather warning over heavy rain
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:30:01 GMT

An amber weather warning is issued for the west Highlands and the Western Isles for Sunday and Monday.

Woman dies after two-car crash
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:13:03 GMT

A 49-year-old woman dies after her crash collided with another car on the A862 Dingwall to Ardullie road in the Highlands.

Man, 23, dies after Newquay swim
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:37:31 GMT

A 23-year-old man dies after going missing and being found in the sea off Newquay.

Man killed in house party row named
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:08:07 GMT

A Slovakian man who died after being stabbed during a row at a house party in Bradford is named by police.

Northampton 34-6 Ospreys
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:04:51 GMT

Four tries from Wales wing George North see Northampton end Ospreys' unbeaten start to the season with a big Champions Cup win.

Real Madrid 3-1 Barcelona
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:28:48 GMT

Real Madrid take the El Clasico honours as they beat arch rivals Barcelona in a captivating game at the Bernabeu.

Murray earns vital win over Ferrer
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:22:19 GMT

Andy Murray reaches the Valencia final and takes a huge step towards qualifying for the ATP Finals with victory over David Ferrer.

Have Jedis created a new 'religion'?
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:04:02 GMT

Followers of Jediism have tried to create a belief system that goes beyond the Star Wars films. Does it amount to a new 'religion'?

Should love be symbolised by a lock?
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:46:29 GMT

The "love locks" on a Parisian bridge are meant to symbolise lovers' undying devotion to each other, but is a padlock an appropriate symbol for love?

The day UFOs stopped play
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:31:00 GMT

In 1954, a football game in Florence was interrupted by UFOs flying over the stadium. The spectacle was witnessed by more than 10,000 people – but what was it?

Jones 'not afraid' of NHS scrutiny
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:27:06 GMT

First Minister Carwyn Jones tells Radio 4's Any Questions he is not afraid of scrutiny of the NHS in Wales.

Stormont dismissed as 'lads' club'
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:06:01 GMT

The Northern Ireland Assembly is dismissed as misogynistic and a "lads' club", according to Sinn Féin MLA Catriona Ruane.

GDP rises by 0.7% in third quarter
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:22:26 GMT

The economy expanded at a slower pace in in the three months to 30 September following a 0.9% rise in the second quarter, the ONS said.

VIDEO: House of Commons
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:34:32 GMT

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt responds to an urgent question on the five-year plan for the NHS.

VIDEO: Learning how to leap around a city
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 08:56:25 GMT

The UK's first specialised Parkour, or freerunning, academies have opened to encourage people to learn how to do it in a safe environment.

VIDEO: Dangers of doping in rugby union
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:00:00 GMT

A year ago, rugby player Sam Chalmers' world collapsed after he admitted using prohibited substances.

VIDEO: Crossbow bolt shot dog recovering
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:04:17 GMT

A Staffordshire bull terrier shot through the skull with a crossbow bolt is making a "miraculous" recovery following surgery.

VIDEO: Motor racing on Coventry's ring road
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:02:38 GMT

Motor sports hit Coventry's ring road in May as the council seizes upon a change in the law to boost the local economy.

VIDEO: 'Do you think I lack imagination?'
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:41:09 GMT

Russell Brand speaks to Newsnight about his "alternative to corporate hegemony".

VIDEO: Ashya King 'has really come along'
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:07:17 GMT

Ashya King's father said his son "has really come along" while under going proton beam therapy in Prague.

VIDEO: The Queen sends her first tweet
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:05:08 GMT

The Queen's has sent her first tweet - sent through the @BritishMonarchy account - heralding the launch of a major new exhibition at London's Science Museum.

VIDEO: Wales 'may be independent in 20 years'
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:32:50 GMT

Leanne Wood, leader of Plaid Cymru, has predicted Wales will be independent within "a generation".

How to reduce your Inheritance Tax
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:26:27 GMT

How to keep the tax man at bay when you pass it on

Top 10 tips for being a comedian
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:07:29 GMT

Paul Merton advises how to make it as a comedian

Lost football grounds - part II
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:57:39 GMT

England's lost football grounds - part II

In pictures: Grayson Perry exhibition
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:24:10 GMT

Grayson Perry captures the state of the nation

Thousands enjoy Diwali celebrations
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:17:54 GMT

City lights up as thousands gather for Diwali celebrations

'Edging toward the EU exit?'
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:08:46 GMT

How the papers look at the European budget row