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Fire rips through Eastbourne Pier
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:05:34 GMT

A devastating fire has torn through Eastbourne Pier, leaving the structure an "absolute red, molten, mess of flame and smoke".

NHS 'can deal with' UK Ebola threat
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:44:37 GMT

The Ebola virus poses a threat to the UK but health services here have the experience to deal with it, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.

No appeal over Rolf Harris sentence
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:52:24 GMT

Rolf Harris's five-year-and-nine-month jail sentence over sex offences will not be referred to the appeal court, despite 150 complaints over its "leniency".

UK to allow driverless cars on roads
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:29:39 GMT

The UK government says it plans to allow driverless cars on public roads in January, and asks cities to compete to host one of three trials.

PM pledges £3m in extra aid for Gaza
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:12:19 GMT

An additional £3m in UK aid is to be made available to help the humanitarian situation in Gaza, Prime Minister David Cameron says.

Ex-policeman on Rodney murder charge
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:10:03 GMT

A former policeman is to be charged with murdering a man who was shot dead after a car was stopped by officers in north London nine years ago.

Nine years for baby-killer boyfriend
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:53:26 GMT

A man who killed his girlfriend's six-week-old baby by battering him with a shoe and plastic bottle is jailed for nine years for manslaughter.

New banker rules 'could hurt London'
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:39:58 GMT

Bank of England plans to penalise badly-performing bankers could put London at a disadvantage as a financial centre, says banking industry body BBA.

We'll keep tightening sanctions - PM
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:03:17 GMT

UK Prime Minister David Cameron warns of increasingly tough sanctions unless Russian President Vladimir Putin "changes his approach".

HSBC closes some Muslims' accounts
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:50:51 GMT

HSBC bank writes to Finsbury Park Mosque and other Muslim organisations around the UK giving them notice their accounts will be closed.

Ex-NoW editors charged over hacking
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:02:39 GMT

Two former News of the World journalists have been charged with conspiring to hack phones, the Crown Prosecution Service says.

Life for road rage killer trucker
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:22:11 GMT

A lorry driver is jailed for life for using his 17-tonne truck to murder another motorist by deliberately driving over him.

Savile charity to challenge payouts
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:33:20 GMT

A charity set up by Jimmy Savile is challenging any payouts of compensation to victims of the sex attacker, victims' lawyers say.

Student 'set up' over Syria cash
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:39:47 GMT

A student accused of trying to smuggle 20,000 euros (£16,000) to aid fighters in Syria tells a court she was "set up" by her friend.

Bolt: Games slur reports 'nonsense'
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:02:28 GMT

Usain Bolt denies newspaper claims that he made disparaging comments about the Commonwealth Games.

Moyes bar 'scuffle' case dropped
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:28:25 GMT

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes is no longer being investigated over an alleged scuffle in a bar in Lancashire, police say.

Star Wars name passport rejected
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:19:46 GMT

A woman who added "Skywalker" as a middle name is told by passport officials that her signature infringes a trademark.

Man pushing sprout up mountain
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:12:00 GMT

A man starts his attempt to push a Brussels sprout up Snowdon with his nose.

Gun attack on police patrol car
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:37:50 GMT

Police are blaming dissident republicans for a gun attack on one of their patrols in Londonderry

Woman 'sought witness information'
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:48:13 GMT

A woman is charged with terrorism offences for allegedly trying to identify people currently under the PSNI Witness Protection Scheme.

Cardiff march clash images released
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:03:56 GMT

CCTV images are released of people police want to speak to after violence erupts during a march through Cardiff city centre.

Masked gang jailed for family attack
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:15:05 GMT

A masked gang beat and stabbed an innocent family after targeting the wrong home in a scene from a horror film, a court hears.

Kylie to headline Games closing show
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:56:40 GMT

Kylie Minogue will perform at the closing ceremony of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, organisers confirm.

Man in court over £1m jewel raid
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:13:31 GMT

A 28-year-old man appears in court, charged in connection with a £1m robbery at a jewellery store in Edinburgh in June.

Man guilty of shooting policewoman
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:49:30 GMT

A man who shot a police officer on his doorstep and laughed while cycling off is convicted of attempted murder.

Dog walker and runner help stop rape
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:57:29 GMT

A dog walker and a runner help a woman fight off a man who was trying to rape her.

How many men are paedophiles?
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:34:41 GMT

The Pope was reported to have said that about 2% of Catholic clergy are paedophiles - but how does this compare to society as a whole?

The pre-nup that can end a happy marriage
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:40:09 GMT

In parts of Yemen when a brother and sister from one family marry siblings from another, the couples' fates can be locked together regardless of how happy they are.

The mini version of Britain in WW1 Berlin
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:29:44 GMT

In World War One, thousands of British men interned in the German camp Ruhleben took to gardening to feed themselves and improve their living conditions.

Peers query 'right to be forgotten'
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:02:22 GMT

Demands for web firms to remove personal data to respect people's "right to be forgotten" are unreasonable, peers say.

Balls attacks 'never so good' PM
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:56:37 GMT

Ed Balls accuses David Cameron of trying to ape one of his predecessors by pretending people have "never had it so good".

Government ends prison guitar ban
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:21:56 GMT

A ban on steel-string guitars in prison cells in England and Wales is reversed after a campaign by rock stars including Billy Bragg and Johnny Marr.

VIDEO: House of Commons
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:41:42 GMT

Israel's response to rocket attacks must be "proportionate", insists a minister.

VIDEO: Broads-view opens up Norfolk waterways
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:22:14 GMT

The Norfolk Broads will soon be available for virtual navigation thanks to a novel aquatic equivalent of Google's Streetview technology

VIDEO: Five brothers killed in WW1
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:18:49 GMT

World War One had a devastating impact on many communities around the UK and in the Lincolnshire village of Friesthorpe one mother and father lost five of their eight sons.

VIDEO: Ex-officer charged with Rodney murder
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:10:50 GMT

A former policeman is to be charged with murdering a man who was shot dead after a car was stopped by officers in north London nine years ago.

VIDEO: Cable 'felt safe' in driverless car
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:28:56 GMT

Driverless cars are set to take to the roads in the UK from next January, they will guided by a system of sensors and cameras.

VIDEO: 'Dalek' cleaner cutting infection
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:07:41 GMT

How remote robot cleaners are helping cut hospital infection rates in north Wales.

VIDEO: HSBC closes Muslim groups' accounts
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:39:59 GMT

HSBC bank has told three Muslim organisations that they are to have their accounts closed.

VIDEO: Confetti harvest time in Shropshire
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:51:51 GMT

A natural confetti farm is harvesting and drying its crop, in a harvest that lasts only ten days.

VIDEO: Road rage driver used lorry to kill
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:00:48 GMT

A lorry driver is convicted of using his 17-tonne truck to murder another motorist by deliberately driving over him.

The dead dog that changed colour twice
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:19:20 GMT

The dead dog that changed colour twice

When politicians 'think aloud'
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:14:09 GMT

Why do politicians keep on falling foul of secret recordings?

The reindeer herders battling a mine
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:39:28 GMT

The reindeer herders fighting a British mining company

Astronomers weigh up Milky Way
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:11:55 GMT

Our galaxy is only about half the mass of one nearby

Shakespeare's Globe: Theatrical laboratory
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:13:18 GMT

Turning Shakespeare's theatre into a living laboratory

VIDEO: The teetotaller's hospital
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:22:33 GMT

London's abandoned Victorian Temperance Hospital

A peculiar sort of debt
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:45:55 GMT

What are the true costs of running the student loan scheme?

Ebola fears and 'fat' doctors - the papers
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:48:58 GMT

Fears the deadly virus could reach the UK make front-page headlines