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UK to extend air strikes against IS
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 23:01:21 GMT

The UK is to extend air strikes by RAF Tornados against the Islamic State group by an extra year, to March 2017, the defence secretary says on a visit to Iraq.

Government sells £2.1bn of RBS shares
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 06:45:20 GMT

The government begins its sell-off of shares in part-nationalised lender Royal Bank of Scotland, raising £2.1bn.

Last Dambusters pilot dies aged 96
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 06:52:26 GMT

The last surviving Dambusters pilot, Les Munro, has died in his native New Zealand at the age of 96, the country's Bomber Command Association says.

SQA admits maths exam 'too hard'
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 23:49:30 GMT

Scotland's exams body admits this year's new Higher Maths exam was "too hard" but says grading was adjusted.

Police probe over Heath abuse claims
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:47:46 GMT

The police watchdog is to investigate whether officers failed to pursue allegations of child abuse made against former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath.

NHS trusts told to 'redo finances'
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 07:13:34 GMT

Health regulator Monitor tells hospitals and health trusts in England to "look again" at their financial plans as current proposals are unaffordable.

UK 'has a grip on migrant crisis'
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:53:54 GMT

The UK has "got a grip" on the migrant crisis in Calais, the foreign secretary says, as he confirmed 100 more guards would be deployed in its Eurotunnel terminal.

Sport in UK facing strategy overhaul
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 23:01:22 GMT

Sport funding in the UK faces an overhaul in a bid to reverse disappointing participation figures and save the London 2012 legacy.

MI5 and dissident 'links' concern
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 04:59:12 GMT

A Sinn Féin minister calls for greater scrutiny of the relationship between MI5 agents and dissident republicans in Northern Ireland

UK firm faces Somalia payments probe
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 22:16:04 GMT

A British oil company paid hundreds of thousands of dollars which went to senior Somali civil servants, according to a UN report seen by the BBC.

Council delays 'put children at risk'
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:27:36 GMT

Vulnerable children in England could be put at risk by delays in social workers' assessments, Ofsted has said in a report.

Four hurt after bus roof ripped off
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:29:18 GMT

Four people are taken to hospital after the roof is ripped off a double-decker tour bus which collided with a tree branch in central London.

British woman 'murdered in Bulgaria'
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:39:42 GMT

A British woman has been murdered in the Bulgarian village of Malomir, some 200 miles east of the capital Sofia, according to reports.

Cilla Black 'knew she was dying'
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:01:58 GMT

Pop star and TV presenter Cilla Black was ailing and "willed herself to die", according to a long-time friend who was her first manager.

Towie tours 'putting off locals'
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:24:55 GMT

The Only Way is Essex tours, stag parties and hen nights are "putting off a demographic of local people", a councillor in Brentwood says.

Accountancy firm EY to ignore grades
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:01:13 GMT

A leading accountancy firm is to remove all academic and education details from its trainee application process.

Murder inquiry over fire death
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 05:52:37 GMT

Police launch a murder investigation into the death of Jennifer Dornan whose body was found following a house fire at the weekend.

Farmers in more supermarket protests
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 21:54:53 GMT

Farmers with a dozen tractors held protests at three supermarkets in Coleraine on Monday night.

People seeking help with debt up 20%
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 05:12:13 GMT

A charity says the number of people contacting it with debt problems has risen by almost 20% in one year.

Boy, 16, arrested after stabbing
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 05:20:00 GMT

A teenage boy is arrested after a 67-year-old man is stabbed in Cardiff.

'Fewer than half of Scots' read paper
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 05:17:19 GMT

A third of people in Scotland have given up on reading daily newspapers in the space of 15 years, figures suggest.

'Less cash lost' in big fraud cases
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 23:54:30 GMT

The amount of money lost in high-value fraud cases in Scotland fell sharply in the first half of the year, according to accountants KPMG.

Life for mum-of-two's murderers
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:33:09 GMT

Two men who shot dead a mother-of-two by mistake are each jailed for life for her murder.

Crash death girls were 'inseparable'
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 06:36:02 GMT

The mothers of two teenage girls who died in a car crash in South Yorkshire describe their daughters as "inseparable".

Golf must capitalise on Asian talent
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 22:50:49 GMT

A head-to-head team event is required to end the disjointed strategy in women's golf and reap benefits from Asia's excellence.

Peaty wins World breaststroke gold
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 19:17:52 GMT

Adam Peaty wins World Swimming gold, while fellow Britons Ross Murdoch and Siobhan-Marie O'Connor win bronze medals.

Transfer spending reaches £500m
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 22:35:59 GMT

Premier League transfer spending reaches £500m with a month left of the window - and one expert predicts it could break the record.

Leslie: I won't serve under Corbyn
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:43:53 GMT

Shadow Chancellor Chris Leslie says he would not serve under Jeremy Corbyn, suggesting his policies would not be economically credible.

John Bercow to address TUC Congress
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:00:11 GMT

John Bercow is to become the first House of Commons Speaker to address the annual Trades Union Congress.

Government starts RBS share sell-off
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:47:30 GMT

The Treasury has started to sell its stake in Royal Bank of Scotland, making 5.2% of shares in the bank available to institutional investors.

VIDEO: Health Committee
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:40:51 GMT

The Health Committee heard from key figures in NHS England.

VIDEO: Roof ripped off London tour bus
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:14:35 GMT

Four people were taken to hospital after the roof was ripped off a double-decker bus in central London.

VIDEO: Remembering the last Dambuster pilot
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 06:27:25 GMT

The last surviving World War Two Dambusters pilot has died at the age of 96.

VIDEO: UK to extend operations against IS
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 06:20:19 GMT

The UK is to extend the duration of its air operations against Islamic State by an extra year - until March 2017.

VIDEO: Security boosted at Eurotunnel terminal
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 06:53:37 GMT

One hundred extra security guards have been stationed at the Eurotunnel terminal, in the latest attempt to tackle the crisis at Calais.

VIDEO: Royal Bank of Scotland sell-off begins
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 06:43:59 GMT

The government has started to sell off its 78% stake in the Royal Bank of Scotland.

VIDEO: Wing-walk fundraiser for 90-year-old
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 19:53:57 GMT

A Leicestershire man celebrates his 90th birthday by raising money for charity with a wing walk.

AUDIO: Cilla Black 'going to see Bobby'
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:46:01 GMT

Childhood friend Terry McCann said Cilla Black told him she knew she was going to die and her beloved late husband Bobby Willis was "waiting for her".

VIDEO: Menstrual dignity for homeless women
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:33:38 GMT

Two women from Hertfordshire are backing a campaign to provide free sanitary products for homeless women.

Would Chinese-style education work on British kids?
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:37:51 GMT

Would Chinese-style education work on British kids?

Can Tube strike dispute be resolved?
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 06:21:10 GMT

Can Tube strike dispute be resolved?

Kendall: It's 'all or nothing' for me
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:45:21 GMT

On the campaign trail with Labour hopeful Liz Kendall

When did 'buccaneering' become a good word?
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:48:11 GMT

When did 'buccaneering' become a good word?

Blind Date couple remember Cilla
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 11:41:28 GMT

Blind Date's first married couple remember Cilla (and her hat)

How good is a cheap smartphone?
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:42:19 GMT

How good is a low-cost smartphone?

VIDEO: Thigh reading: Celebrating cellulite and stretch marks
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:30:44 GMT

Celebrating cellulite and stretch marks