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We will fight contract imposition - BMA
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:47:13 GMT

Junior doctor leaders have promised to fight on after the government in England announced it will impose a new contract on the profession.

Firms forced to reveal gender pay gap
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:07:22 GMT

Companies that fail to address pay differences between male and female employees will be highlighted in new league tables.

Reception tests 'disrupt school starts'
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:05:24 GMT

Research for a teaching union suggests new tests for four-year-olds are unreliable and disrupt children's start to school.

'Lack of interest' in rail franchises
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:05:13 GMT

Taxpayers could end up out of pocket because not enough companies want to bid to run rail franchises in England and Wales, a group of MPs warn.

Life expectancy high at older ages
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:06:00 GMT

People in England are living longer than ever before in older age, a report from Public Health England says.

Kids Co boss denies 'mesmerising' PM
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:05:48 GMT

Kids Company founder Camila Batmanghelidjh denies "mesmerising" David Cameron and senior politicians to gain millions in public funding.

First-time buyers' £50,000 rent bill
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:26:11 GMT

First-time buyers who purchase a house this year will have already spent £52,900 on rent, research for a landlords' trade body suggests.

Payments row minister faces farmers
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:29:13 GMT

Scottish government rural affairs secretary Richard Lochhead is expected to face tough questions about payments to farmers later.

'Back door' council tax rises exposed
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:51:55 GMT

English parish councils have doubled their share of the council tax in some areas, prompting warnings they may be subject to the same referendum rules as larger authorities.

Sian Blake murder suspect flies home
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 17:01:00 GMT

Arthur Simpson-Kent, the partner of dead EastEnders actress Sian Blake, is set to fly from Ghana to the UK later.

Thousands expected at Hill tribute
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:50:24 GMT

A celebration of the life of former Coventry manager and club chairman Jimmy Hill is to be held in the city later.

Antigua 74-year-old breaks Atlantic record
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:40:35 GMT

A 74-year-old sailor from Antigua gets a heroes' welcome after becoming the oldest man to row across the Atlantic Ocean in a 52-day journey.

Ninety pianos auctioned in Edinburgh
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:31:39 GMT

One of the largest collections of pianos in Scotland is going under the hammer in Edinburgh after a piano supplier decided to retire.

Record year for river fish releases
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:37:52 GMT

Almost two million captive-bred fish and larvae were released in 2015 to boost populations in England's rivers, says the Environment Agency.

Johnson sacked by Sunderland
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 19:52:31 GMT

Adam Johnson is sacked by Sunderland after pleading guilty to one count of sexual activity with a child and one charge of grooming.

Biggar recovery miraculous - Gatland
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:58:55 GMT

Wales coach Warren Gatland is relieved as fly-half Dan Biggar recovers from a "three-to-five-week" injury in five days.

Kenya misses athletics doping deadline
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 20:15:47 GMT

Kenya misses a deadline to prove to the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) it is tackling cheating in athletics.

Putin 'would see EU exit as weakness'
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 17:03:57 GMT

Hilary Benn claims Vladimir Putin would see Brexit as a sign of "weakness" - but "leave" campaigners accuse of him resorting to scare tactics.

Spy law 'needs significant changes'
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 14:56:51 GMT

Theresa May's internet monitoring and spying bill needs "significant work" before becoming law, the committee scrutinising it says.

Google defends UK tax arrangements
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:59:24 GMT

Google's UK chief defends the search giant's tax arrangements in a hearing before MPs on the Commons Public Accounts Committee.

VIDEO: Spearing giants in 'ocean's Jurassic Park'
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 23:55:08 GMT

Spear-fishing expert Colin Chester explains the appeal of fishing off Ascension Island.

VIDEO: Top Gear's top seven
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 21:13:40 GMT

The full line-up of presenters set to front the new series of Top Gear has been announced.

VIDEO: UK's gender pay gap explained
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 23:59:45 GMT

Large businesses will have to provide details of how much they pay men and women, in an attempt to tackle the gender pay gap.

VIDEO: EU: A brief history of UK-Europe trade
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 23:17:30 GMT

BBC's Allan Little considers how Britain's trading history with its European neighbours has shaped what has proved a controversial political relationship.

VIDEO: An experiment in monastic life
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:09:43 GMT

A group of 36 young people are taking part in an ecclesiastical experiment; since September 2015 they have been living together as part of a quasi-monastic community.

VIDEO: Google boss asked 'what do you get paid?'
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:35:49 GMT

Google's UK head, Matt Brittin, is asked about his salary as he appeared before the Public Accounts Committee.

VIDEO: Are football tickets too expensive?
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 17:31:26 GMT

Liverpool's owners have got rid of plans to charge £77 for tickets.

VIDEO: School dog helps pupils with reading
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 07:58:36 GMT

A chocolate Labrador is helping pupils to hone their reading skills at a primary school in Somerset.

What was Kissing Friday?
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:49:05 GMT

What was the tradition of Kissing Friday?

Why did the half-plane, half-helicopter not work?
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:20:26 GMT

Why has mass helicopter transport never taken off?

How The Beatles still grip Liverpool
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:19:36 GMT

Why The Beatles still grip Liverpool

Gravitational waves: Numbers don't do them justice
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:41:47 GMT

How significance is the detection of gravitational waves?

The Price of Football five years on
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 14:17:45 GMT

How much more are Premier League fans paying now?

Top Gear presenters: Who are they?
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:25:33 GMT

Getting to know the seven new presenters of Top Gear

Could 'unity reshuffle' follow EU referendum?
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 08:13:33 GMT

Ministerial minds turn to what happens after EU vote