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UK economy back at pre-crisis level
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:42:48 GMT

The UK economy grew 0.8% in the second quarter and has now recovered the ground lost since the downturn began in 2008, according to official figures.

Miliband: I can't beat PM on image
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:11:16 GMT

Ed Miliband hits back at critics of his image and leadership style, insisting voters want "big ideas" not photo opportunities.

Secret Cinema cancels weekend shows
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:01:46 GMT

Secret Cinema organiser Fabian Riggall tells the BBC he has decided to cancel all of this weekend's screenings of Back to the Future.

Briton among Air Algerie crash dead
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:32:41 GMT

A British man was among the 116 passengers who died when the Air Algerie AH5017 jet crashed in Mali, the UK Foreign Office says.

Mother admits Mikaeel Kular killing
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:46:02 GMT

The mother of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular admits killing her son and hiding his body in a suitcase, sparking a major search operation.

Judge raises Coulson prison concerns
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:24:21 GMT

A judge is to write to Belmarsh Prison's governor over concerns that Andy Coulson remains at the high-security jail three weeks after the ex-editor was jailed for hacking.

Ex-DJ Dave Lee Travis facing retrial
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:12:06 GMT

Ex-Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis faces a retrial in September over sexual abuse allegations and a new count of indecent assault.

Violinist 'failed' in abuse trial
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:43:03 GMT

A violinist who died a week after giving evidence at a sex abuse trial of her former teacher was "failed" by mental health services, a coroner says.

Tulisa guilty of blogger assault
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:05:58 GMT

Singer and former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos is found guilty of assaulting a man at a music festival in Essex last year.

Jayden killer is jailed for life
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:29:39 GMT

The ex-boyfriend of pregnant teenager Jayden Parkinson is jailed for a minimum of 20 years for her murder.

Dying man 'shocked to life' 31 times
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:05:00 GMT

The family of a dying man shocked back to life 31 times after hospital staff failed to remove his defibrillator implant, says his wish for a dignified death was "cruelly taken away".

Dana brother cleared of sex abuse
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:30:05 GMT

John Brown, the brother of Eurovision winner Dana, is cleared of five counts of historic sex abuse.

Appoint abuse inquiry head, May urged
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:49:06 GMT

The government must find someone to lead its probe into historical child abuse allegations immediately, a children's charity says.

'No question' over Red Arrows smoke
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:41:46 GMT

There was "no question" the Red Arrows would change the colour of smoke trails to represent the Scottish flag at the Glasgow 2014 opening ceremony, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says.

Thousands welcome Giants to city
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:09:22 GMT

An estimated 100,000 people line Liverpool's streets to welcome three giant marionettes which will tell the story of the city during World War One.

Cameron accused of Tyne Tees mix-up
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:56:31 GMT

Prime Minister David Cameron appears to think he is speaking to people on Tyneside during an interview with BBC Tees.

Grouse off the shelves at M&S
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:39:25 GMT

Marks and Spencer says it will not be selling red grouse this year after concerns about the way in which the game birds are killed.

Crackdown on drivers using mobiles
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:35:02 GMT

Police in Northern Ireland begin a new crackdown on motorists using mobile phones while driving.

Jet2 creates jobs at International
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:28:21 GMT

The airline Jet2 says it is creating 86 new jobs at Belfast International Airport with flights to new destinations.

Drugs tests adds to Wales Games' woe
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:17:42 GMT

Wales' stuttering Commonwealth Games campaign took yet another blow on Friday after co-captain Rhys Williams failed a drugs test.

Chicken factory health probe ordered
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:14:31 GMT

An investigation into allegations of hygiene failings at poultry processing factories is ordered by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

Big crowds for day two at Games
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:00:26 GMT

Large crowds descend on Commonwealth Games venues as the second day of competition takes place amid an ongoing heatwave in Glasgow.

Murderer who stayed with body jailed
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:56:17 GMT

A 39-year-old man who stabbed his partner to death then stayed with her body for five days is jailed for life.

'Puzzle' of A47 road death pair
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:12:23 GMT

More items are found on the A47 by police investigating the death of a Lithuanian couple, but officers say they are still "puzzled" by it.

PC in 'sex, cash and gifts' claims
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:03:51 GMT

A police officer is accused of having a sexual relationship and extracting £100,000 from an elderly man she met after his son was killed by an axe-murderer.

England's Rowsell wins pursuit gold
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:13:08 GMT

England's Joanna Rowsell adds the Commonwealth 3,000m individual pursuit title to the world crown she won earlier this year.

Glasgow 2014 day-by-day guide
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:39:55 GMT

Your essential guide to the must-see moments in the Commonwealth Games and a look at some of the biggest stars on show.

Welsh athlete Williams fails drugs test
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:38:13 GMT

Welsh 400m hurdler Rhys Williams says he is "utterly devastated" after an anti-doping violation rules him out of the Commonwealth Games.

The ship that totally failed to change the world
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:26:13 GMT

Fifty years ago the world's first nuclear-powered cargo-passenger ship sailed on a publicity tour to persuade the world to embrace the atomic age.

Weekendish: Sex and sports hybrids
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:33:56 GMT

Some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week, with your comments.

A country where liberal journalists risk death
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:04:26 GMT

A writer who gets on the wrong side of religious activists in Pakistan is in severe danger, and may have to vanish to survive.

'Alarming' increase in sham weddings
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:28:07 GMT

Bogus marriages have become an "industry of deceit" that is increasing at an "alarming rate", the Home Affairs select committee warns.

'Politicians protected by cover-up'
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:02:01 GMT

A former assistant director of social services at Lambeth council claims there was a cover-up to protect politicians after allegations of abuse at a children's home.

Astrology can aid healthcare - MP
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:45:43 GMT

Tory MP David Tredinnick speaks of his belief in astrology and his desire to incorporate it into mainstream medicine.

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: Gillan denies Star Wars wig claims
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:02:14 GMT

Former Doctor Who star Karen Gillan has denied rumours that her hair was donated to the new Star Wars film.

VIDEO: Putting a new spin on bowls, aged six
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:07:08 GMT

Think of lawn bowls, and you will probably imagine elderly men and women in white, competing in sombre silence.

VIDEO: 'Flying' car destroys upstairs wall
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:15:59 GMT

A car has smashed into the first floor of a house in Lincolnshire, after careering off the road.

VIDEO: Yoga all at sea
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:20:38 GMT

SUP yoga, or stand up paddleboard yoga, involves most of the moves of normal yoga, but is done on a paddleboard in the water.

VIDEO: One-shot cancer therapy gets NHS nod
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:57:27 GMT

A pioneering breast cancer treatment that replaces weeks of radiotherapy with a single, targeted shot is set to be offered on the NHS.

VIDEO: Tony Blackburn: 50 years on air
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:53:37 GMT

The BBC's Wendy Hurrell takes a look back at Tony Blackburn's 50 year broadcasting career.

VIDEO: Black Cultural Archives 'magnificent'
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:09:07 GMT

The Black Cultural Archives has opened its new permanent home in the heart of Brixton after a £7m redevelopment.

VIDEO: Secrets of royal childhoods revealed
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:21:14 GMT

A new exhibition at Buckingham Palace is revealing what is is like to grow up in the Royal Family.

A quaich guide to the medal gifts
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:20:16 GMT

What do the Scottish gifts given to Games medallists symbolise?

Could bulk-buying save NHS pounds?
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:39:28 GMT

Could bulk-buying save England's NHS pounds?

'Hidden' photos reveal library build
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:44:32 GMT

'Hidden' images reveal the building of a world-famous institution

Five famous Scots with no vote
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:48:38 GMT

Five famous Scots who can't vote in the Scottish referendum

Winners and losers from a strong pound
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:12:48 GMT

Why the ever rising pound is not all good news

Quiz of the week's news
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:42:01 GMT

Which city serves the strongest cup of coffee?

UK growth and Games 'gold rush' - papers
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:17:23 GMT

Positive headlines for the UK's economy and athletes