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Referendum campaigns make final push
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:36:39 GMT

Both sides in the Scottish referendum campaign make their final pitches to voters as the latest polls suggest the result remains too close to call.

Academy regulation 'too weak'
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:01:04 GMT

Checks and balances on how academy chains in England spend large amounts of public money are "too weak", according to research.

Richard III death injuries revealed
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:05:12 GMT

King Richard III was likely to have been killed by two blows to the head and one to his pelvis, according to new research.

MPs criticise 'lax' waste schemes
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:21:56 GMT

Grants worth £213.5m were paid to councils for waste projects even though key facilities have yet to be built, MPs say.

Murder arrest in 'one punch' killing
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:15:00 GMT

A man is arrested on suspicion of murder over the "one-punch" killing of a man in Manchester.

'Sweet theft' estate agent sacked
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:44:51 GMT

An estate agent is sacked after apparently being caught on camera stealing a bar of chocolate while showing a client around a flat.

CCTV released in Thai murder hunt
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:23:25 GMT

Police hunting for suspects of the murder of two Britons in Thailand release CCTV images as the victims' families pay tribute.

Two dead in helicopter sea crash
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:39:08 GMT

Two men die as a helicopter on its way to Humberside Airport crashes into the sea off the East Yorkshire coast.

Inky prints show state of hedgehogs
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:30:48 GMT

Hedgehogs are more thinly spread in the UK than previously believed, a study using ink pads to record their paw prints reveals.

Files reveal WW2 secret 'Agent Fifi'
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:18:54 GMT

World War Two records reveal the existence of a glamorous female secret agent whose job was to see if other agents could keep their mouths shut.

Sound piece wins £8,000 drawing prize
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:09:20 GMT

A sound piece, a 75-second description of a Roman pot, wins a prestigious prize for drawing for the first time in its 20-year history.

Billionaire in NI dementia grant
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:22:54 GMT

A US billionaire philanthropist is providing grants in Northern Ireland for dementia care, shared education and early years learning.

Alcohol abuse 'costs £900m a year'
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:24:58 GMT

Alcohol abuse in Northern Ireland costs taxpayers £900m a year and early intervention services are needed, charities claim.

Man 'forced to work without pay'
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:11:43 GMT

A father and son forced a vulnerable man to work 15-hour-days unpaid at their farm every day for 13 years, a court hears.

Labour to 'address under-funding'
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:42:23 GMT

Labour will address "under-funding" of the Welsh government if it wins next year's general election, First Minister Carwyn Jones assures AMs.

Campaigns seize on Scotland pledge
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:49:30 GMT

Both sides in the Scottish independence referendum debate seize on a pledge by the three main Westminster parties to devolve more powers.

Tidal turbine firm signs power deal
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:54:54 GMT

The developers of a tidal energy scheme in the Pentland Firth sign a deal to sell electricity generated by the project.

PCC resigns over child abuse scandal
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:14:17 GMT

South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright resigns over the Rotherham child abuse scandal.

Council says 6,000 jobs to go
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:56:16 GMT

A further 6,000 jobs will be cut at Birmingham City Council in the next four years, making the workforce about a third of the size it was in 2010.

Borussia Dortmund 2-0 Arsenal
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:51:49 GMT

Liverpool 2-1 Ludogorets Razgrad
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:48:21 GMT

A late Steven Gerrard penalty gives Liverpool a dramatic victory after Mario Balotelli scores his first goal for the club.

Ospreys and Blues monitor Halfpenny
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:10:26 GMT

Ospreys join Cardiff Blues in monitoring Leigh Halfpenny after Toulon president raises questions over the player's contract.

The tricky business of policing sex in public
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:55:03 GMT

Police are taking a new approach to the policing of outdoor sex - for both straight and gay people.

The church described as a 'symbol of evil'
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:15:00 GMT

Plans to rebuild a church that is linked to Hitler have divided Germany and sparked a row about how the country deals with its past.

How 250,000 Belgians didn't leave a trace
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:45:25 GMT

Britain was home to 250,000 Belgian refugees in WW1 so why is their story forgotten today?

UK inflation rate falls to 1.5%
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:10:38 GMT

Cheaper food and fuel prices helped to push down the UK consumer price inflation rate to 1.5% in August, official figures show.

Passport delay victims 'need refund'
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:24:06 GMT

Passport applicants who paid £30 extra to avoid missing travel because of processing delays should get refunds, MPs say.

PM hints at plan for English powers
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:02:25 GMT

David Cameron rules out an English Parliament but hints that English MPs could get the final say on England-only laws.

VIDEO: House of Commons
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:49:55 GMT

Tory MP John Baron asks an urgent question on the government's response to Islamic State.

AUDIO: Blinded in one eye 'for being gay'
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:56:35 GMT

A photographer says he will continue his career despite being blinded in one eye in a homophobic attack.

VIDEO: Why are London pavements exploding?
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:43:13 GMT

Two van drivers had a lucky escape after a pavement explosion in central London which was caught on CCTV.

VIDEO: Crimewatch marks 30th anniversary
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:55:54 GMT

Television show Crimewatch is marking 30 years of helping to solve crimes by appealing to the public for information.

VIDEO: Cancer teen's mum: 'He touched so many'
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:08:42 GMT

Stephen Sutton's mother Jane pays tribute to her son as someone who ''lived life to the full'', as plans are revealed for spending the money he raised in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

VIDEO: 'Number of suspects' in Thai deaths
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:50:30 GMT

Police investigating the deaths of two Britons in Thailand say they are focussing on the Burmese migrant community, reports Jonathan Head on Koh Tao.

VIDEO: S Yorks PCC Shaun Wright quits
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:37:42 GMT

South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright has resigned over the Rotherham child abuse scandal.

VIDEO: 'I just couldn't bear it anymore'
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:58:00 GMT

Almost one in six mental health patients in England have attempted suicide because of long waiting lists for therapy, according to new research.

VIDEO: UK party leaders sign No vote pledge
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:01:44 GMT

The three main UK party leaders - David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg - have signed a pledge promising "extensive new powers" for the Scottish Parliament.

The parliament that never was
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:10:23 GMT

The Scottish parliament that never was

Golding Flies classic marks 60 years
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:19:30 GMT

Why Lord of the Flies holds true 60 years on

'I loved/loathed my 1960s high-rise block'
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:52:16 GMT

'Why I loved/loathed my 1960s tower block'

Five bugs that lurk in changing rooms
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:25:06 GMT

Five bugs that lurk in changing rooms

How do jobs fit into the referendum debate?
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:11:37 GMT

How do jobs fit into the referendum debate?

'Waiting in dark for killers to come'
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:40:43 GMT

Hiding in the dark during Algerian gas plant attack

Was there a time British people couldn't buy olive oil?
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:20:37 GMT

Was there a time when British people couldn't buy olive oil?

'Nation divided against itself' - front pages
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:03:50 GMT

How papers view build-up to Scottish poll