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Tasers 'needed for all police'
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 04:08:38 GMT

All front-line police officers should be offered a Taser to protect them against the increased terrorism threat, the head of the Police Federation says.

Army to set up 'social media unit'
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 02:34:39 GMT

The Army is setting up a new unit that will use psychological operations and social media to help fight wars "in the information age".

Cumberbatch in call for gay pardons
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:12:26 GMT

Benedict Cumberbatch and members of codebreaker Alan Turing's family are among those calling for thousands of men who were prosecuted for being gay to be pardoned.

Midnight tax return deadline looms
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:18:26 GMT

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to log on today to file a self-assessment tax return and avoid a £100 fine.

RE lessons 'never been needed more'
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:12:40 GMT

Developing "religious literacy" in schools will make young people less vulnerable to radicalisation, a leading teacher is to say.

Marine policy 'not fit for purpose'
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:24:42 GMT

Scottish government plans to protect the nation's seas are not fit for purpose and could even make the current situation worse, MSPs say.

Churches oppose three-person babies
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:26:06 GMT

Senior church figures call on the government to block the creation of so-called three-person babies, but scientists urge MPs to back a law change.

Churchill's funeral anniversary marked
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:10:36 GMT

Events are held to mark the 50th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill's funeral, with the boat that carried his coffin repeating its Thames journey.

Attack victim appeal raises £40k
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:06:02 GMT

Well-wishers donate more than £40,000 to help a disabled pensioner who was mugged outside his Gateshead home.

Nokia name row with London start-up
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:59:13 GMT

Nokia has threatened legal action against a UK start-up over the use of the word "HERE".

Club grows grass with cannabis lamps
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:15:56 GMT

Cannabis factory lamps seized by police are put to use by Leeds Rhinos to grow some grass of their own - on the pitch.

Man critical after Belfast shooting
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:21:33 GMT

A man who was shot in the head in north Belfast is in a critical condition in hospital, police say.

Man is shot in both legs in Belfast
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:32:01 GMT

A man is shot in both legs in what police describe as a paramilitary-style attack in north Belfast.

M4 lanes reopen after oil spill
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:46:11 GMT

Two lanes of the M4 which were closed because of a hydraulic oil spill around Newport reopened.

MP Murphy to stand down at election
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:53:37 GMT

Paul Murphy is to stand down as Labour MP for Torfaen after 28 years in parliament.

Tougher A&E waiting target dropped
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:55:39 GMT

The Scottish government has abandoned plans to reintroduce a tougher waiting time target for A&E departments, BBC Scotland reveals.

Castle display for Great Tapestry
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:42:10 GMT

A massive tapestry depicting millions of years of Scottish history goes on show at Stirling Castle.

Mother denies exploiting abduction
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:50:11 GMT

The mother of a girl who was abducted and taken to France by teacher Jeremy Forrest denies she is exploiting her daughter by writing a book on the case.

'Skype plan' for mental health care
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 04:32:02 GMT

A health trust's proposal to treat patients with depression by using "staff from lower wage countries" via Skype is criticised.

'Lampard deserves good reception'
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:40:44 GMT

With Frank Lampard poised to return to Chelsea with Manchester City, QPR boss Harry Redknapp insists he deserves a warm welcome.

Woods shoots worst round of career
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:01:51 GMT

Tiger Woods records the worst round of his professional career with an 11-over-par 82 in the second round of the Phoenix Open.

Bournemouth 2-0 Watford
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:57:57 GMT

Championship leaders Bournemouth beat Watford 2-0 with the visitors playing all but the first 28 seconds with 10 men.

The huddled masses besieging Fortress Calais
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:14:14 GMT

Growing numbers of migrants are descending on Calais in northern France in the hope of reaching Britain - but they end up in makeshift camps with little hope of a better life.

How deadly was the poison gas of WW1?
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:04:14 GMT

Gas terrified soldiers in WW1, but it killed comparatively few of them, at least on the Western Front. So why was it the one WW1 weapon to be banned?

Weekendish: The best of the week's reads
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:21:00 GMT

A collection of some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week.

Bombers 'porn-driven losers' - Boris
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:29:30 GMT

Violent religious extremists are often tortured men with a history of using pornography, London Mayor Boris Johnson says.

Migrant voters 'key' in election
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:50:56 GMT

Migrant voters could have a decisive impact in key marginal seats at the general election, a study suggests.

Mitchell 'turned down' libel deal
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:30:28 GMT

Former cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell refused an offer to settle his "Plebgate" libel case just two months before he lost, court papers show.

VIDEO: Public Accounts Committee
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:29:39 GMT

MPs hear evidence on broadband in rural areas and the Charity Commission.

VIDEO: More snow forecast for parts of UK
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:07:27 GMT

Wintry weather continues to cause travel disruption in parts of England.

VIDEO: No apology for IS comments
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:08:37 GMT

Boris Johnson spoke to the BBC about earlier comments he made on those who join extremist groups

VIDEO: Escapee D-Day veteran's funeral
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:33:45 GMT

The funeral is held of Sussex war veteran Bernard Jordan, who left his care home to attend D-Day commemorations in France.

VIDEO: Murray on Kim's colourful outburst
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:41:02 GMT

Andy Murray admits he and his entourage were pushed to the limit in his Australian Open semi-final win over Tomas Berdych.

VIDEO: Close-up: Churchill funeral train restored
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:17:57 GMT

The National Railway Museum in York has refurbished Sir Winston Churchill's funeral train, to mark the 50th anniversary of the event.

VIDEO: Crossrail breaks through under City
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:54:24 GMT

Crossrail workers have made their latest breakthrough by tunnelling under the City of London.

VIDEO: Restoring 'Britain's Sistine Chapel'
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:42:41 GMT

Work to give the Painted Hall of the Old Royal Naval College its first major restoration in over half a century is due to begin.

VIDEO: Rantzen: 'Lipman comments insulting'
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:10:05 GMT

Esther Rantzen says Maureen Lipman's comments over a rise in anti-Semitism are "incredibly insulting to Britain".

Do farmers really make a loss on milk?
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:43:43 GMT

Do dairy farmers really make a loss on milk?

Lawro's predictions v Mark Ronson
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:30:55 GMT

Mark Lawrenson takes on musician Mark Ronson

Painting reveals dog breed's story
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 03:14:27 GMT

How a painting revealed the story of a rare terrier breed

Whatever you say, say nothin'!
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:47:08 GMT

The words to avoid for a politician visiting Northern Ireland

#SaveDippy - but why do we care?
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:42:51 GMT

Why do so many people care about a fake dinosaur?

Gas 'rip-off' and the rise of 'religious' slaughter
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:48:28 GMT

Gas 'rip-off' and the rise of 'religious' slaughter