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UK's terror threat level raised
The UK's terror threat level is being raised from "substantial" to "severe" in response to conflicts in Iraq and Syria, the government announces.
(Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:38:11 GMT)

Missing boy's 'life is in danger'
The health of a five-year-old boy taken from hospital by his parents against medical advice will deteriorate rapidly as the battery on his feeding system runs out later, police say.
(Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:53:18 GMT)

Abuse force failings 'laid bare'
The police force at the centre of the Rotherham child abuse scandal admits a report has laid bare its failings over a number of years.
(Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:58:25 GMT)

More defectors to UKIP 'odds on'
Further Conservative MPs are "more likely than not" to defect to UKIP, says the party's treasurer Stuart Wheeler.
(Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:57:34 GMT)

Tesco shares drop on profit warning
Shares in the struggling supermarket Tesco fall to an 11-year low after the group cut its profit forecast and dividend.
(Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:50:11 GMT)

Legal challenge to badger cull fails
A High Court bid to halt this year's badger culling, which will take place without independent monitoring, fails.
(Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:29:47 GMT)

Nato protesters open peace camp
Peace campaigners open a camp with thousands of protesters due in Newport ahead of next week's Nato summit.
(Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:49:46 GMT)

Fresh appeal over Edinburgh murder
Police are making a fresh appeal for information a week after Robbie Morrison was murdered in Edinburgh.
(Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:21:18 GMT)

Search as boy, 12, swept into sea
A major search is under way after a 12-year-old boy was swept into the sea off Anglesey.
(Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:36:45 GMT)

Egged MP suspends campaign tour
Labour MP Jim Murphy suspends his Scotland-wide tour ahead of the independence referendum, citing "co-ordinated abuse" from "Yes" voters.
(Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:50:33 GMT)

Gun found at film director's home
Police are called to artist Sam Taylor-Johnson and actor husband Aaron's home after a passer-by spotted a machine gun inside the house.
(Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:34:25 GMT)

UK online series to air on Oprah
A web series about young people with special needs will air on Oprah Winfrey's network after backing from Game of Thrones producers.
(Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:14:08 GMT)

Judge scolds 'Harry Potter' lawyer
A judge criticises a lawyer for looking like "something out of Harry Potter" in court.
(Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:59:48 GMT)

Health cuts could be 'catastrophic'
Potential cuts to the health service outlined in a paper seen by the BBC could be "catastrophic" to patient care, a Northern Ireland GP says.
(Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:16:32 GMT)

Files reveal Thatcher NI concerns
Previously confidential files reveal concerns over Margaret Thatcher's commitment to the Anglo Irish Agreement, two weeks before it was signed.
(Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:27:42 GMT)

Charity boss cleared of two charges
A former race equality charity boss is cleared of two counts of fraud but a third charge relating to a cheque for over £9,000 is still outstanding.
(Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:47:42 GMT)

Gatland 'pivotal' in peace deal
The Welsh regions say the £60m peace deal with the WRU could not have happened without Wales coach Warren Gatland.
(Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:19:00 GMT)

Salmond: Eurosceptics 'are damaging'
The Scottish first minister claims the "politics of Euroscepticism" at Westminster are "deeply damaging" for Scotland.
(Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:50:30 GMT)

Two in hospital after collisions
Two people are taken to hospital, one by air ambulance, after separate serious crashes in the north east of Scotland.
(Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:18:26 GMT)

Ambulance trust fined for slowness
The East of England Ambulance Service is fined £1.2m over failures to meet emergency response times.
(Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:14:32 GMT)

City worker jailed for £2.9m fraud
A payroll administrator who admitted stealing £2.9m from a London recruitment firm is jailed for four years at the Old Bailey.
(Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:52:17 GMT)

Rosberg punished for Hamilton crash
Mercedes discipline Nico Rosberg following his collision with team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the Belgian Grand Prix.
(Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:07:21 GMT)

Murray breezes into US Open last 32
Andy Murray makes short work of German qualifier Matthias Bachinger as the Briton advances to the US Open third round.
(Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:30:32 GMT)

The millionaires who rescue people at sea
A couple in Malta have launched what they say is the world's first privately funded boat to help migrants in trouble at sea.
(Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:51:10 GMT)

Quiz of the week's news
The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.
(Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:36:25 GMT)

Arthur Conan Doyle's eerie vision of the future of war
A century ago Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote a short story about the threat of starvation in Britain.
(Thu, 28 Aug 2014 01:07:59 GMT)

Referendum votes 'for sale' on eBay
Police launch investigation after a number of people apparently attempt to sell their votes in the referendum online.
(Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:22:43 GMT)

Low-key GCHQ protest under way
A low-key protest by online activists has started outside the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ).
(Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:21:00 GMT)

Plain packs 'no illegal smoking link'
A study of smokers in Australia suggests there is "no evidence" that the introduction of standardised cigarette packaging has changed the way people buy cigarettes.
(Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:15:39 GMT)

VIDEO: Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill - second reading
MPs approve the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill at second reading.
(Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:02:06 GMT)

VIDEO: Victim: 'Police lost abuse evidence'
The police watchdog, the IPCC, is writing to South Yorkshire Police warning "evidence of failures" must be passed on, after a report found least 1,400 children were subjected to appalling sexual exploitation in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013.
(Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:34:08 GMT)

VIDEO: Village divided over turbine plan
Plans for a wind turbine in a Gwynedd village divide the community with some people claiming they have been ostracised for opposing it.
(Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:47:51 GMT)

VIDEO: Buried gold sparks treasure hunt
Hundreds of people have descended on Folkestone beach in a bid to get their hands on a share of buried gold worth £10,000.
(Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:43:37 GMT)

VIDEO: Punched woman talks of grope outrage
A student who was punched in the face at the Notting Hill Carnival for telling a man not to grope her says she would do the same again.
(Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:44:00 GMT)

VIDEO: RSPCA seeks ban on monkeys as pets
The RSPCA is calling for a ban on keeping primates as pets after a rise in the number of calls to its cruelty and advice line concerning animals such as monkeys and marmosets.
(Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:08:47 GMT)

VIDEO: Nato peace camp opens in Newport
Protesters open a camp in Newport with thousands of campaigners due in the city ahead of next week's Nato summit.
(Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:09:22 GMT)

VIDEO: 106th birthday for Bette Davies
Relatives have been helping Bet Davies from Flint to celebrate her 106th birthday.
(Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:05:07 GMT)

VIDEO: Bake Off's Iain: I don't hold a grudge
Great British Bake Off loser Iain Watters tells BBC Newsnight he doesn't hold a grudge against fellow contestant Diana Beard, even though she played a part in his elimination.
(Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:50:16 GMT)

NI state papers from 1985 released
Why 1985 was a significant year in Anglo-Irish relations
(Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:02:06 GMT)

The odd objects looted from Washington DC in 1814
The odd objects looted by the British from Washington in 1814
(Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:35:06 GMT)

VIDEO: Teaching children to be engineers
The retired professor who turned village children into engineers
(Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:02:28 GMT)

How much is a year of life worth?
How much is a year of life worth?
(Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:34:44 GMT)

Nato in numbers - a summit guide
All you need to know about the summit in Newport
(Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:25:15 GMT)

Will Clacton's voters opt for UKIP?
Will Clacton's voters say yes to UKIP?
(Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:48:03 GMT)

PM's UKIP blow and Brangelina joy - papers
Papers see trouble ahead for David Cameron
(Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:02:37 GMT)

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