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Heath investigated by five forces
Former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath is being investigated by five police forces as part of their inquiries into allegations of historical child abuse.
(Tue, 04 Aug 2015 22:04:05 GMT)

Cilla died after stroke, says coroner
Cilla Black died of natural causes after falling and having a stroke on the balcony of her Spanish home, a coroner confirms.
(Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:46:01 GMT)

Airport to be emergency lorry park
A former airport in Kent is to be used as an emergency lorry park as cross-Channel disruption continues, the government announces.
(Tue, 04 Aug 2015 19:05:56 GMT)

Burnham 'would nationalise railways'
Labour leadership contender Andy Burnham promises to renationalise Britain's railways "line by line" if he becomes prime minister.
(Tue, 04 Aug 2015 21:00:20 GMT)

Police teen searches 'unsustainable'
One of the UK's most senior chief constables says tracing runaway teenagers takes up too much police time and is a job for social workers.
(Tue, 04 Aug 2015 17:42:00 GMT)

Parents tagged over IS travel fear
The adult members of two families will have electronic tags fitted because of fears they could take children to areas controlled by Islamic State militants, a court rules.
(Tue, 04 Aug 2015 17:43:13 GMT)

Kids Company in closure warning
The Kids Company charity, which received £3m from ministers a week ago, tells the government it will close its services on Wednesday evening.
(Tue, 04 Aug 2015 20:09:50 GMT)

Farmers continue milk price protests
Dairy farmers are continuing to protest at supermarkets in parts of the UK over the price they are paid for their milk.
(Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:30:17 GMT)

Bin lorry driver 'no blackout' claim
The driver of a bin lorry which crashed in Glasgow denied having a history of blackouts after the incident which claimed six lives.
(Tue, 04 Aug 2015 17:07:46 GMT)

Treasury sells RBS stake at £1bn loss
The government begins its sell-off of shares in part-nationalised lender Royal Bank of Scotland, raising £2.1bn, a third below the price it paid.
(Tue, 04 Aug 2015 13:17:46 GMT)

Woman shot in head in seagulls row
A woman was shot in the head with an air rifle after challenging another woman about her shooting seagulls in a village square, a court hears.
(Tue, 04 Aug 2015 13:58:28 GMT)

Higher Maths pass mark set at 34%
The pass mark for the new Higher Maths exam was adjusted to 34% amid concerns it was "too difficult", it emerges.
(Tue, 04 Aug 2015 17:58:16 GMT)

Pair become youngest to row Atlantic
Two British men become the world's youngest to row across the Atlantic Ocean, from the US to the UK.
(Tue, 04 Aug 2015 19:24:48 GMT)

1D's Louis finally speaks about baby
The One Direction singer was asked on Good Morning America.
(Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:22:04 GMT)

Man killed as lorry and car collide
A man is killed in a crash on the Killowen Road in County Down.
(Tue, 04 Aug 2015 22:19:42 GMT)

Agency nurse held over assault claim
An agency nurse is arrested following an alleged assault at a care home in County Tyrone.
(Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:19:39 GMT)

Guards sacked over Facebook posts
Two prison guards are sacked for posting offensive messages about a Welsh prisoner who died in jail.
(Tue, 04 Aug 2015 20:45:52 GMT)

Bus hits man on Kingsway, Swansea
Man, 35, suffers non life-threatening injuries after being hit by a bus on The Kingsway in Swansea city centre.
(Tue, 04 Aug 2015 21:09:42 GMT)

Man jailed for brother-in-law murder
A man who murdered his brother-in-law with a sledgehammer and axe is jailed for life and ordered to serve a minimum of 17 years in prison.
(Tue, 04 Aug 2015 12:27:52 GMT)

'Human remains' are found in park
Police are investigating the discovery of what appears to be human remains in a park in Fife.
(Tue, 04 Aug 2015 17:52:58 GMT)

More abuse victims join legal action
Twenty-one victims of a teacher convicted of physically and sexually assaulting them come forward to bring legal action against Birmingham City Council.
(Tue, 04 Aug 2015 20:39:24 GMT)

Six in court over Becky Watts' death
Six people have appeared in court in connection with the death of Bristol teenager Becky Watts, ahead of a trial set for 6 October.
(Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:03:50 GMT)

Di Maria 'very happy to join PSG'
Manchester United's Angel Di Maria says he is "very happy" to be joining Paris St-Germain, a year after moving to Old Trafford.
(Tue, 04 Aug 2015 22:20:22 GMT)

Guy claims gold in 200m freestyle
Britain's James Guy wins 200m freestyle gold at the World Swimming Championships while Adam Peaty sets new 50m breaststroke record.
(Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:54:49 GMT)

Glasgow set to stage Davis Cup semi
LTA fails to persuade Florence and the Machine to move their show so Manchester Arena could host GB's tie with Australia.
(Tue, 04 Aug 2015 20:06:35 GMT)

Labour urged to end 'Corbyn madness'
Labour must "end the madness" of recent weeks over Jeremy Corbyn's candidacy and choose Yvette Cooper as its next leader, Alan Johnson says.
(Tue, 04 Aug 2015 17:36:30 GMT)

UK to extend Tornado strikes in Iraq
The RAF Tornado mission against Islamic State militants in Iraq is to be extended until at least 2017, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says.
(Tue, 04 Aug 2015 10:28:00 GMT)

Corbyn: I'll reindustrialise the North
Jeremy Corbyn is calling for the "re-industrialisation" of northern England through higher spending on transport, housing and broadband while Andy Burnham pledges help for part-time workers.
(Tue, 04 Aug 2015 13:29:21 GMT)

VIDEO: Health Committee
The Health Committee heard from key figures in NHS England.
(Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:40:51 GMT)

VIDEO: Blair 'must explain illegal Iraq war'
Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn has suggested Tony Blair could be made to stand trial for war crimes over the invasion of Iraq.
(Tue, 04 Aug 2015 22:44:38 GMT)

VIDEO: 3D printing: A disability revolution?
Nikki Fox looks at how 3D printing could potentially revolutionise the lives of disabled people.
(Tue, 04 Aug 2015 22:08:54 GMT)

VIDEO: 'I thought I was safe as a runaway'
Sarah used to runaway from home, but now says she did not understand the dangers.
(Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:54:01 GMT)

VIDEO: Fear of illness drove partner to suicide
John Southall, the partner of Gill Pharaoh, who ended her life in a Swiss suicide clinic, explains how she reached her decision.
(Tue, 04 Aug 2015 08:26:00 GMT)

VIDEO: Waves batter cars prompting 'sea ban'
Cars are moved by large waves and people are advised not to enter the sea at a number of beaches as bad weather hits the south-west of England.
(Tue, 04 Aug 2015 13:10:46 GMT)

VIDEO: Farmers clear milk shelves in protest
Dairy farmers stage protests over fears that they could go out of business because of poor prices they are paid for supplying supermarkets.
(Tue, 04 Aug 2015 10:50:51 GMT)

VIDEO: Wing-walk fundraiser for 90-year-old
A Leicestershire man celebrates his 90th birthday by raising money for charity with a wing walk.
(Mon, 03 Aug 2015 19:53:57 GMT)

VIDEO: Bollywood horror filmed in UK
Bollywood is not normally associated with the suspense genre but now it is biting back with a home counties horror film - and the BBC has been granted exclusive access.
(Tue, 04 Aug 2015 13:23:52 GMT)

Who was Ted Heath?
Former PM in the spotlight over child abuse claims
(Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:59:42 GMT)

Why might women feel temperature differently to men?
Why might women feel temperature differently to men?
(Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:48:01 GMT)

Calais and the UK's lack of ID cards
Calais and the story of UK identity cards
(Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:41:06 GMT)

RBS sale: Value for money?
Why sell RBS shares now? And is it good for taxpayers?
(Tue, 04 Aug 2015 10:52:04 GMT)

Would Chinese-style education work on British kids?
Would Chinese-style education work on British kids?
(Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:37:51 GMT)

Can Tube strike dispute be resolved?
Can Tube strike dispute be resolved?
(Tue, 04 Aug 2015 06:21:10 GMT)

When did 'buccaneering' become a good word?
When did 'buccaneering' become a good word?
(Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:48:11 GMT)

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