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Population rose '500,000 since 2011'
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 02:55:20 GMT

A major analysis by Oxford University estimates England's population has risen by more than half a million since 2011 due to immigration.

Drivers get 10-minute parking leeway
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 01:44:01 GMT

Drivers will get 10 minutes' grace before being fined if they stay too long in council-owned car parks in England, the government announces.

End 'fixation' with A&E wait target
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:28:16 GMT

The four-hour waiting time target for NHS accident and emergency units across the UK should be downgraded as it is distorting priorities, experts say.

Green MP calls for SNP alliance
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 02:02:42 GMT

Green Party MP Caroline Lucas calls for a "progressive alliance" with the SNP as her party holds what it says is its largest ever conference.

New mental health rights proposed
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 02:52:32 GMT

Proposals to give more rights to people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions are unveiled by the government.

Do more for Hong Kong, MPs urge
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 03:45:23 GMT

The government should speak up in support of democracy in Hong Kong or risk damage to the UK's reputation there, MPs say.

Science 'squeezed out of primaries'
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:34:27 GMT

Science is being squeezed out of English primary schools, with a third not providing the recommended two hours of teaching a week, research suggests.

Sturgeon against assisted suicide
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 02:49:29 GMT

The first minister Nicola Sturgeon says she is "not convinced" by new legislation which would allow assisted suicide.

MPs face curb on expenses payments
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:53:36 GMT

MPs will be banned from claiming expenses for dinners, TV licences and pre-23:00 taxis after May's election.

Man 'critical' after work incident
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:36:09 GMT

A man is in a critical condition in hospital after a workplace incident at a fuel company in Belfast's Harbour estate.

UK 'needs action' on driverless cars
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 02:59:58 GMT

The government needs to work out how driverless cars will be introduced onto UK roads, an influential group of MPs has said.

Banker lost job 'after risk fears'
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:42:15 GMT

A banker who claims he lost his job after raising concerns about his employer will have his case heard at a full employment tribunal hearing after losing a preliminary hearing.

Gift Horse trots in Trafalgar Square
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:04:56 GMT

Gift Horse, a skeletal sculpture which displays a live feed from the London Stock Exchange, has been unveiled on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square.

Comedy books win Blue Peter awards
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:58:29 GMT

The Spy Who Loved School Dinners and The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff win 2015's Blue Peter Book Awards, as young readers celebrate World Book Day.

Pair injured in Poleglass shooting
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 23:53:32 GMT

Two men in their 30s are injured after being shot in the legs in Poleglass on the outskirts of west Belfast.

BBC rejects DUP's TV debates appeal
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:12:35 GMT

The DUP's Nigel Dodds says the BBC Trust's decision to reject the party's appeal to take part in TV election debates "defies belief".

Soldier deaths review backs decision
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:47:49 GMT

A decision not to prosecute anyone after the deaths of three soldiers from overheating on a training exercise was the correct one, a review finds.

Leader survives confidence vote
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:49:16 GMT

The leader of Wales' biggest local authority survives a vote of no confidence insisting he is proud of his achievements in office.

Rangers on brink of new era - King
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 20:44:22 GMT

Dave King says Rangers are on the brink of a "new era" as he states over £20m will be needed to stabilise the club.

Call for cut in MSP gift limit
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 02:55:38 GMT

An international anti-corruption body recommends a cut in the value of gifts that MSPs can receive before they must be declared.

Facebook boast traps Tesco robber
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:23:29 GMT

A robber who boasted on Facebook about his plans to raid a supermarket is caught red-handed by police.

Star Radio 'disgusting' on air
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 20:16:16 GMT

A radio station had a reputation for disgusting on air behaviour, an employment tribunal has found.

Cisse accepts FA spitting charge
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 20:30:38 GMT

Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse accepts a Football Association charge of spitting at Manchester United's Jonny Evans.

Murray 'unlikely' to play doubles
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:59:57 GMT

Andy Murray says he is "unlikely" to play doubles in Great Britain's Davis Cup tie against the United States in Glasgow.

Fifa ethics boss 'won't take orders'
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 23:27:17 GMT

Fifa's new ethics chief Cornel Borbely says "nobody will interfere" with his task of tackling corruption.

How did WW2 change the way people dressed?
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:39:26 GMT

Why coupon clothes were not drab - the Imperial War Museum explores what Britain wore in the 1940s.

How Iran's feminist genie escaped
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:21:02 GMT

Iran's 1979 revolution may have handed ultimate power to an ayatollah - but for women it had plenty of positive side-effects.

The number of old people in the UK killing themselves has fallen. Why?
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 08:29:05 GMT

Once elderly people in the UK were the most likely to take their lives, but now they are at lower risk than the middle-aged.

Cameron hits back after coward claims
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:06:11 GMT

David Cameron denies claims he is running scared from a head-to-head TV debate with Ed Miliband, as the BBC Trust rejects the DUP's appeal to be included.

Three-child benefit limit considered
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:44:28 GMT

The Conservatives are considering limiting child benefit to three children, which could save £300m a year in the long term, BBC Newsnight learns.

Clegg calls for 'Cornish Assembly'
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 07:49:14 GMT

The Liberal Democrats say they would offer the people of Cornwall a new assembly which would get new powers to run local services.

VIDEO: Science and Technology Committee
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:46:11 GMT

The Committee hosts a "Voice of the Future 2015" event

VIDEO: App guides blind people on the Tube
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:32:30 GMT

A new trial on the London Underground is designed to help blind and partially-sighted people get around independently using wireless technology.

VIDEO: Classic Ford Mexico car stolen
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:56:54 GMT

Police have released CCTV footage of a ram raid car theft in Surrey

VIDEO: BoE under investigation for fraud
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 22:40:29 GMT

The SFO is investigating the Bank of England after allegations that the process under which it lent to banks during the financial crisis was "rigged".

VIDEO: Scotland election battle 'wide open'
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:27:08 GMT

Labour is vowing to "fight every step of the way" in Scotland despite polling suggesting the party could face a near wipe-out at the hands of the Scottish National Party.

VIDEO: Meningitis: 'No one should go through this pain'
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:42:55 GMT

The parents of a girl who lost part of her limbs after catching Meningitis B are supporting a campaign to speed up introduction of a vaccine against the disease.

VIDEO: Stepbrother charged with Becky murder
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 23:20:45 GMT

Nathan Matthews, the stepbrother of missing 16-year-old Becky Watts, has been charged with her murder, Avon and Somerset Police have said.

VIDEO: 'Nothing suspicious about my son'
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:56:10 GMT

The father of a Pakistani man who has been convicted in the US for plotting attacks in several countries says that there was "nothing suspicious" about his son.

VIDEO: Prince's warning about ivory trade
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:30:53 GMT

The Duke of Cambridge gives a speech warning over the risks to elephants from poaching and illegal trade.

VIDEO: Can marketing change your vote?
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:50:11 GMT

Can the right packaging change your vote?

VIDEO: Child star with Down's syndrome back on TV
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:50:20 GMT

Child TV star with Down's syndrome on life away from home

The legend's sister who beat the men
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 23:07:16 GMT

Pat Moss: The F1 legend's sister who beat the men

The man who posted himself to Australia
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:58:45 GMT

The man who posted himself from London to Australia

Quiz of the week's news
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 01:00:48 GMT

Who hasn't banned selfie sticks yet?

The strange things in Ladybird Books
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 01:01:34 GMT

The often strange world view of Ladybird Books

Fears over UK Sunni-Shia divide
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 01:05:31 GMT

Fears grow over tensions between UK's Sunni and Shia

Could Manchester pioneers save NHS?
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 01:06:20 GMT

Could the pioneering Greater Manchester plan save the NHS?

Parking grace period and debates row
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:38:38 GMT

Parking grace period and debates row attract headlines