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Pedestrians killed in lorry crash
Several pedestrians have been killed after an out-of-control bin lorry crashed into a group of people in George Square in Glasgow city centre.
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:35:21 GMT)

Child abuse inquiry overhaul urged
Dozens of child abuse survivors urge the government to scrap an inquiry into historical abuse and replace it with a more powerful body.
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:38:27 GMT)

Child sex abuse police officer jailed
A Cambridgeshire police officer who committed a series of rapes and child sex attacks is jailed for 14-and-a-half years.
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:00:19 GMT)

UKIP expels councillor after remarks
The UK Independence Party says it has expelled one of its councillors, Rozanne Duncan, "for bringing the party into disrepute".
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:51:15 GMT)

Builder fined for opening sluice gate
A builder who tampered with sluice gates during last winter's floods on the Somerset Levels is fined £1,000.
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:26:31 GMT)

Man dies in police Taser shooting
A man dies after being shot by police with a Taser during a suspected burglary in Staffordshire.
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:50:22 GMT)

Tesco accounts face fresh inquiry
The Financial Reporting Council announces an inquiry into Tesco's accounts for 2012, 2013 and 2014 following the £250m mis-statement of its profits.
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:27:07 GMT)

Third death in C. difficile outbreak
A third person involved in a cluster of cases of C. difficile at Edinburgh royal infirmary dies.
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:48:05 GMT)

Parties say progress made in talks
First Minister Peter Robinson says he believes that there is "real money on the table" from Westminster as cross-party talks continue at Stormont.
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:40:53 GMT)

Internet problems hit food shoppers
Hundreds of online supermarket shoppers have been experiencing frustrating technical problems amid the rush for Christmas.
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:42:28 GMT)

Planned airport strike suspended
Planned two-day strike by ground handling staff at Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester airports is suspended after a new pay offer.
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:54:35 GMT)

Councils 'dim lights to save cash'
Street lights are being switched off or dimmed to save money in three quarters of England's council areas, according to Labour Party research.
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:13:11 GMT)

'Disgust' at toddler death jail term
A "selfish and manipulative" couple who denied killing their toddler are jailed for nine years, a sentence described as "disgusting".
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:59:36 GMT)

Man shot dead while sitting in car
A man is shot dead and another is injured when a gunman opens fire at their stationary car in Sheffield city centre.
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:20:59 GMT)

Oyston apologises for abusive texts
Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston "unreservedly apologises" for "unacceptable comments" made in texts he sent to a supporter.
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:07:32 GMT)

'Injured parrot' was Christmas hat
A woman is left "mortified" after calling in the Scottish SPCA to rescue an injured parrot that turned out to be a Christmas hat.
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:00:17 GMT)

'Lost' common seal rescued from field
A common seal found in a field in Merseyside is taken to a wildlife hospital "exhausted" after being rescued.
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:19:40 GMT)

Man 'supplied CIRA with information'
A man allegedly supplied dissident republicans with information on where a prison officer goes rambling with his children, the High Court is told.
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:30:50 GMT)

'Wee Oscar' charity fraudster jailed
A disc jockey is jailed for eight months for stealing money from a children's cancer charity linked to the Oscar Knox appeal.
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:35:18 GMT)

'Lunatic' drivers jailed over crash
Three men are jailed and four others are given suspended sentences for dangerous driving following a head-on crash.
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:49:29 GMT)

Children's entertainer pleads guilty
A north Wales children's entertainer pleads guilty to a string of charges relating to child abuse images and drug offences.
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:23:11 GMT)

Dozens rescued from flooded Asda
Firefighters rescue 42 people who were stranded by floodwater at a supermarket in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire.
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:12:23 GMT)

Mikaeel Kular troll jailed for year
A man who admitted posting offensive comments on Facebook about an Edinburgh boy beaten to death by his mother is jailed for 12 months.
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:12:20 GMT)

Body found in missing party man hunt
Police divers searching a canal for missing Stoke-on-Trent man James Brindley find a body.
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:28:22 GMT)

Tour de Yorkshire reveals host sites
The start and finish locations of the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire are announced.
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:27:33 GMT)

Brighton manager Hyypia resigns
Sami Hyypia leaves his role as manager of Championship strugglers Brighton & Hove Albion after a run of one win in 18 league games.
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:45:14 GMT)

From record-breakers to 'idiots'
As Europe's major leagues go into hibernation for winter breaks, BBC Sport assesses how the game has unfolded on the continent.
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:39:13 GMT)

Muhammad Ali is 'vastly improved'
The condition of boxing legend Muhammad Ali has "vastly improved" since he was taken to hospital with pneumonia on Saturday, his spokesman says.
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:39:37 GMT)

The mystery of Chopin's death
Chopin's death certificate said he died of tuberculosis, but there have always been doubts - and an examination of his heart this year has failed to put them to rest.
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:13:35 GMT)

Why do mornings get darker after 21 December?
Today is the shortest day of the year, but it doesn't follow that mornings will start getting brighter from now on.
(Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00:22:24 GMT)

The family with 34 children - and counting
There are 34 children in the Briggs family - 29 of those have been adopted from all over the world and the family is about to get even bigger.
(Sun, 21 Dec 2014 02:04:40 GMT)

Higher pay awards 'on the way'
Bigger pay rises may be on offer in the coming year, according to Martin Weale, a member of the Bank of England's interest rate setting committee.
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:29:24 GMT)

Ex-Swansea MP Alan Williams dies
The former Swansea Labour MP Alan Williams has died at the age of 84.
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:40:39 GMT)

Be honest on cuts, says Mandelson
Former Business Secretary Lord Mandelson says Labour's shadow cabinet has to "play as a team" and be up front about public spending cuts.
(Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:21:24 GMT)

VIDEO: Transport Committee
MPs hear evidence on the failure of air traffic management systems.
(Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:18:30 GMT)

VIDEO: Strong wind causes plane to divert
A British Airways plane has had to abort a landing at Leeds Bradford Airport due to strong winds.
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:18:59 GMT)

VIDEO: Murder rate falls in London
The number of people being murdered in London is expected to fall below 100 for the year 2014.
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:51:08 GMT)

VIDEO: Are darker streets a sign of spending cuts?
Three quarters of councils in England are turning off or dimming street lights late at night, according to a study by the Labour Party.
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:27:57 GMT)

VIDEO: Apprentice winner "very confident"
Mark Wright, the winner of this year's Apprentice said he was "very confident" of success for his new business plans.
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:16:39 GMT)

VIDEO: £2m raised after dogs' home fire
Almost £2 million has now been raised for Manchester Dogs' Home after a fire in September that saw 50 animals die.
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:00:19 GMT)

VIDEO: Floods spark retail park chaos
Firefighters have rescued 42 people who were stranded by floodwater at a supermarket in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire.
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:44:56 GMT)

VIDEO: How to make artificial snow
BBC Weather's Carol Kirkwood visits Snow Business, a company in Stroud, Gloucestershire, which makes snow for the film industry.
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:09:02 GMT)

AUDIO: 'I never thought I'd see laptop again'
Stolen laptop containing the last photographs of a terminally ill child before she died has been returned to her family.
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:34:44 GMT)

Learning lessons from a drugs death
Learning lessons to help prevent other narcotic tragedies
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:45:13 GMT)

Obituary: Billie Whitelaw
Obituary of Billie Whitelaw, renowned interpreter of Beckett
(Sun, 21 Dec 2014 21:01:38 GMT)

VIDEO: Who wants to send the Christmas mail?
Meet the temporary Christmas posties
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:12:53 GMT)

Good Omens: How Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett wrote a book
How Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett wrote a book
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:20:01 GMT)

Remembering the InterCity 125
Interactive video remembering the InterCity 125
(Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:47:44 GMT)

Quiz of the year part pt 2: The year gone viral
Who, and what, went viral in 2014?
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:24:17 GMT)

DNA revolution, and 'the great light switch-off'
DNA revolution, and 'the great light switch-off'
(Mon, 22 Dec 2014 06:40:00 GMT)

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