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Meningitis B vaccine deal agreed
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:29:30 GMT

All babies in the UK will soon have a potentially life-saving vaccine against meningitis B after a deal with drug manufacturers, the health secretary says.

Benefit cuts 'not yet decided'
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:15:58 GMT

The work and pensions secretary says the Conservatives are not keeping plans for £12bn of benefit cuts secret - saying no final decisions have been made.

Heads' threat to parents over gaming
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 03:07:51 GMT

Head teachers in Cheshire warn parents they will report them to the authorities if they allow their children to play computer games rated for over-18s.

'Threats' against BBC boss investigated
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:03:54 GMT

Police investigate alleged death threats against BBC director general Tony Hall, reportedly made after Jeremy Clarkson was dropped from Top Gear.

Man held over abduction of girl, six
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:23:42 GMT

A man is arrested on suspicion of abducting a six-year-old girl in his car in Lancashire.

Lee Rigby memorial to be unveiled
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 11:54:29 GMT

A permanent memorial to murdered soldier Lee Rigby is to be unveiled in his home town of Middleton, Greater Manchester.

Alexander: Labour majority 'doable'
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:35:16 GMT

A Labour majority in the general election would be "difficult but doable", the party's election co-ordinator Douglas Alexander says.

Disgraced MP to stand in election
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:59:17 GMT

Disgraced MP Mike Hancock tells BBC News he will stand in the general election as an independent candidate.

Europol chief warns on encryption
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:38:11 GMT

A European police chief says encrypted online communications are the biggest problem faced by security agencies tackling terrorism.

Retailers call for review of rates
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 01:51:34 GMT

Scottish retailers call for a "fundamental review" of business rates, ahead of a 2% rise which is due to come into effect on Wednesday.

Man charged following slavery raids
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:26:19 GMT

A man is charged with slavery and fraud offences following raids in Oxford.

Graphene light bulb set for shops
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:46:01 GMT

A light bulb made with graphene - said by its UK developers to be the first commercially viable consumer product using the super-strong carbon - is to go on sale later this year.

Dickens' desk saved for public view
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 02:37:21 GMT

The desk where Charles Dickens wrote Great Expectations is finally on public display thanks to a £780,000 grant.

Couple marry in supermarket aisle
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:22:41 GMT

A couple marry in the Easter egg aisle of the Cambridgeshire supermarket where they shared their first date.

Man critically injured in incident
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:56:08 GMT

A man is critically ill with head and leg injuries after an incident in the Ballysillan area of north Belfast.

DUP could work with Tories or Labour
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:11:01 GMT

DUP leader Peter Robinson says his party could work with either Labour or the Conservatives if there was a hung parliament after the general election.

Meningitis vaccine agreed for babies
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 11:25:02 GMT

A vaccine for meningitis B will be made available for all babies in Wales after a deal with drug manufacturers, the Welsh government confirms.

Ref's hope for anti-gay tweet teen
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:23:27 GMT

Referee Nigel Owens says he hopes the teenager who sent him a homophobic tweet can move on with his life.

Meningitis B vaccine deal agreed
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:30:29 GMT

Health Secretary Shona Robison confirms vaccine for meningitis B will be made available for babies in Scotland.

SNP backs 50p rate of tax across UK
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:19:24 GMT

The SNP will support the introduction of a 50p top rate of income tax across the UK after the general election, the party's John Swinney says.

Plea over Richard III eBay sales
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:36:24 GMT

The sale of Orders of Service from Richard III's reinterment on the web prompts an appeal from church authorities.

Four held after weapons found in car
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:44:30 GMT

Four men are arrested in north London as police find a gun, sword and a knife in the car they were travelling in.

Australia crush NZ to win World Cup
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:08:01 GMT

Australia beat New Zealand by seven wickets to win the World Cup for a fifth time at a packed Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Bale-inspired Wales look the real deal
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:11:57 GMT

Tactically astute, brilliant from Bale - why Wales' win in Israel is one of their best results of recent times.

'A female jockey can win National'
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:54:20 GMT

Rider Katie Walsh on nearly making Grand National history and competing against the men at Aintree

What to expect when you're electing
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:01:16 GMT

The general election campaign is officially under way - here are 10 ways in which it will be different from last time.

The challenges of election polling
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 02:52:58 GMT

The BBC's David Cowling looks at the challenges facing pollsters during the 2015 general election.

Cameron 'would give new leader time'
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:08:03 GMT

The Conservatives will have to choose a new leader before the end of the next Parliament if David Cameron wins a second term as PM, Iain Duncan Smith says.

VIDEO: Treasury Committee
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:45:58 GMT

The Treasury Committee hears from the Chancellor, George Osborne.

VIDEO: Father: 'He should not be forgotten'
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:14:43 GMT

The father of a British man killed in the Alps plane crash that claimed the lives of 150 people, says his son and all the victims should not be forgotten.

VIDEO: Vaccine to protect from meningitis B
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:31:19 GMT

An agreement has been reached to provide a meningitis B vaccine for all babies in the UK, the BBC's Sarah Campbell reports.

VIDEO: Police probe BBC boss 'death threat'
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:43:02 GMT

The Metropolitan Police is investigating death threats made against the director general of the BBC, Tony Hall.

VIDEO: 'We married in local supermarket'
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 23:27:36 GMT

A couple have married in the Cambridgeshire supermarket where they used to go on dates together.

VIDEO: Labour 'can win majority' in election
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:18:08 GMT

Douglas Alexander MP tells the BBC's Andrew Marr Labour can win a majority in the election and the party will not form a coalition with the SNP.

VIDEO: Chocolatier creates giant Easter egg
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:31:48 GMT

A chocolatier in Lincolnshire has created a seven-foot (2.1-metre) Easter egg, which he will sell in pieces to raise money for charity, the BBC's Jill Archbold reports.

VIDEO: Will you register in time to vote?
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:28:14 GMT

Do incidents such as the resignation of former Tory candidate Afzal Amin in Dudley effect people's decision to vote, and how long have you got to register to vote?

VIDEO: James Bond Spectre trailer revealed
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:25:08 GMT

The trailer for the new Bond movie Spectre has been released.

Your pictures: Docks
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:44:05 GMT

Readers' photographs on the theme of docks

VIDEO: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:24:08 GMT

Trends of the week in 60 seconds

The friends who sign up for jihad
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:54:33 GMT

The clusters of friends being drawn to jihad in Syria and Iraq

Game of Thrones' factual fantasy
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 03:00:39 GMT

Games of Thrones' real-world parallels