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Doctors may face 'tougher sanctions'
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:31:45 GMT

Failing doctors could be forced to apologise to patients under measures being considered by the medical regulator.

Hunt on for 'UK' beheading suspect
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:40:55 GMT

Police and security services are trying to identify a jihadist - thought to be British - in connection with the killing of US journalist James Foley.

Rights campaigner Helen Bamber dies
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:28:26 GMT

Veteran human rights campaigner Helen Bamber, who was among the first to relieve Nazi concentration camp victims in 1945, dies.

Ex-ministers join Commons clerk row
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:45:28 GMT

Veteran MPs Jack Straw and Margaret Beckett urge further scrutiny of the proposed appointment of the new House of Commons clerk amid an ongoing row.

Councils bar campaigns from schools
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:14:38 GMT

The official referendum campaigns are being barred from the majority of schools in Scotland ahead of polling day, BBC research finds

Metered water could cost double
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:02:07 GMT

As the number of water meters installed rises above 10 million, some customers are saving money while others are losing out.

GCSE grades rise, but fall in English
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:08:50 GMT

Hundreds of thousands of pupils are receiving their GCSE grades, with an overall rise in results despite changes to the exam system

Safe standing backed by Lib Dems
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:00:02 GMT

The Liberal Democrats want to change the law and allow Premier League and Championship clubs to introduce safe standing at stadiums.

Child sex abuser jailed for 18 years
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:03:15 GMT

A man from North Yorkshire who raped and sexually abused two young girls is jailed for 18 years.

Tube passengers to be hit by strike
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:01:18 GMT

Up to one million passengers are expected to be hit by strike action as Tube drivers on the Central Line walk out over a "bullying culture".

Small airports earn passenger praise
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:02:40 GMT

Passengers should try to use the UK's smaller airports for a better holiday experience, a survey suggests.

Rare species found in marine study
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 01:22:32 GMT

Divers discover rare species of marine life such as stalked jellyfish and squat lobsters in a study of Somerset's Porlock Bay.

Lancasters and Vulcan take to skies
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:22:29 GMT

The world's only two flying Lancasters are united with a Vulcan bomber in a formation flight described as a "never-to-be-repeated" event.

Suspected Ebola case in Ireland
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:26:10 GMT

Tests for the Ebola virus are being carried out on the body of a man in a County Donegal hospital, the Irish Health Service Executive says.

Radio host Gerry Anderson dies at 69
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:29:45 GMT

Gerry Anderson, one of Northern Ireland's best known presenters, dies after a long illness.

'Choking' death response examined
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:38:42 GMT

The ambulance service is investigating its response to a six-year-old girl believed to have choked to death while on holiday in Gwynedd.

Baby killer sentence goes to appeal
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:38:07 GMT

A man jailed for killing baby Alfie Sullock will have his nine-year sentence reviewed by the Court of Appeal over concerns it is too lenient.

GPs criticised over online services
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:15:42 GMT

Too few GPs have a website or allow appointments to be booked online, according to a Scottish think tank.

Folk singer Jean Redpath has died
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:51:30 GMT

The Scottish singer and champion of folk music Jean Redpath dies at the age of 77 in an Arizona hospice.

Teacher punched and swore at pupils
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:29:10 GMT

A Derby teacher is banned from the profession after he swore at pupils, punched them and called them offensive names.

Comedian read paper while driving
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:03:57 GMT

Roy "Chubby" Brown is caught on camera reading a newspaper while driving along the A19 in North Yorkshire.

Mackay apologises over text row
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:43:43 GMT

Malky Mackay apologises for sending two one-line text messages he admits were "disrespectful of other cultures".

Liverpool agree £16m Balotelli fee
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:59:03 GMT

Liverpool agree a £16m fee with Italian club AC Milan to sign former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli.

Carlin claims 800m freestyle gold
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:03:53 GMT

Jazz Carlin wins Britain's fourth gold in the pool at the European Championships, while there is a silver for Ross Murdoch.

The fraught world of UK surrogacy
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:55:14 GMT

In the UK surrogate mothers cannot be paid, regulation is loose and arrangements depend on trust.

The man who helped bring yoga to the West
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:42:17 GMT

BKS Iyengar, widely credited with popularising yoga in the West, has died.

Is anti-Semitism rising?
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:18:37 GMT

Does the evidence support claims that anti-Semitism has risen since the recent conflict between Israel and Palestinians in Gaza?

UKIP pledges to cut income taxes
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:24:50 GMT

UKIP sets out details of the taxation strategy that will be part of its manifesto in next year's general election.

Former Irish PM Albert Reynolds dies
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:06:16 GMT

Ireland's former prime minister Albert Reynolds, who played a key role in the Northern Ireland peace process, dies at the age of 81.

Labour to 'remove' bad energy firms
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:35:09 GMT

Labour pledges to give a new regulator the power to remove energy firms' licences, if it wins the next election.

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: The MI5 hunt for journalist's killer
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:16:06 GMT

The intelligence services and the police are trying to identify the masked man, believed to be British, filmed murdering the American journalist James Foley.

VIDEO: Bombers in historic Lincoln flypast
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:54:29 GMT

The world's only two flying Lancasters have been united with a Vulcan bomber in a formation flight described as a "never to be repeated" event

VIDEO: 'Our friend has given us a son'
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:09:55 GMT

BBC News met new parents Nick and Michael Scott-Kline with 18-month-old Elliot and surrogate mother Sarah Jones.

VIDEO: The UK's battle against jihadists
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:36:19 GMT

There is growing concern about the numbers of young Britons heeding the call to join Islamic State forces in Iraq and Syria, many of whom have been radicalised online.

VIDEO: Funeral for MH17 victim Liam Sweeney
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:10:37 GMT

Hundreds of mourners have gathered for the funeral of MH17 air disaster victim Liam Sweeney in Newcastle.

VIDEO: Radio host Gerry Anderson dies at 69
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:59:38 GMT

Gerry Anderson, one of Northern Ireland's best-known presenters, dies after a long illness.

VIDEO: The rise of the water meter
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:37:23 GMT

By next spring, 50% of all homes will have a water meter because of compulsory water metering.

VIDEO: Salmond defends oil predictions
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:27:24 GMT

Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond, has defended the Scottish government's estimates of oil reserves, after a warning yesterday from a leading industry figure.

How Sam Cam's ancestor 'reinvented' walking
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:03:38 GMT

How Sam Cam's ancestor 'reinvented' walking

What are the main reasons men pay for sex?
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:02:54 GMT

What are the main reasons men secretly pay for sex?

The town at the centre of Britain
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:05:14 GMT

The town that would have to rebrand if Scotland votes Yes

Quiz of the week's news
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:05:44 GMT

Why was this man refused entry to Dubai?

Analysis: Deradicalising Brits in Syria
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:14:47 GMT

What happens when Britons fighting in Syria return home?

Stowaway survivor 'feared death'
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:57:50 GMT

Tilbury Docks container stowaway tells BBC he feared for his life

'Jihadi John' and fears for Gazza
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:39:55 GMT

Hunt for 'Jihadi John' and fears for Gazza on front pages