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Doctors may face 'tougher sanctions'
Failing doctors could be forced to apologise to patients under measures being considered by the medical regulator.
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:31:45 GMT)

Hunt on for 'UK' beheading suspect
Police and security services are trying to identify a jihadist - thought to be British - in connection with the killing of US journalist James Foley.
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:40:55 GMT)

Rights campaigner Helen Bamber dies
Veteran human rights campaigner Helen Bamber, who was among the first to relieve Nazi concentration camp victims in 1945, dies.
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:28:26 GMT)

Councils bar campaigns from schools
The official referendum campaigns are being barred from the majority of schools in Scotland ahead of polling day, BBC research finds
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:14:38 GMT)

Metered water could cost double
As the number of water meters installed rises above 10 million, some customers are saving money while others are losing out.
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:02:07 GMT)

GCSE grades rise, but fall in English
Hundreds of thousands of pupils are receiving their GCSE grades, with an overall rise in results despite changes to the exam system
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:08:50 GMT)

Safe standing backed by Lib Dems
The Liberal Democrats want to change the law and allow Premier League and Championship clubs to introduce safe standing at stadiums.
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:00:02 GMT)

Comedian read paper while driving
Roy "Chubby" Brown is caught on camera reading a newspaper while driving along the A19 in North Yorkshire.
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:03:57 GMT)

Child sex abuser jailed for 18 years
A man from North Yorkshire who raped and sexually abused two young girls is jailed for 18 years.
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:03:15 GMT)

Tube passengers to be hit by strike
Up to one million passengers are expected to be hit by strike action as Tube drivers on the Central Line walk out over a "bullying culture".
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:01:18 GMT)

Small airports earn passenger praise
Passengers should try to use the UK's smaller airports for a better holiday experience, a survey suggests.
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:02:40 GMT)

Lancasters and Vulcan take to skies
The world's only two flying Lancasters are united with a Vulcan bomber in a formation flight described as a "never-to-be-repeated" event.
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:22:29 GMT)

Iain Banks' novel dramatised for UK
Acclaimed author Iain Banks' novel Stonemouth is to be dramatised by BBC Scotland and Slate North for UK audiences.
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:41:27 GMT)

Suspected Ebola case in Ireland
Tests for the Ebola virus are being carried out on the body of a man in a County Donegal hospital, the Irish Health Service Executive says.
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:26:10 GMT)

Radio host Gerry Anderson dies at 69
Gerry Anderson, one of Northern Ireland's best known presenters, dies after a long illness.
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:29:45 GMT)

'Choking' death response examined
The ambulance service is investigating its response to a six-year-old girl believed to have choked to death while on holiday in Gwynedd.
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:38:42 GMT)

Baby killer sentence goes to appeal
A man jailed for killing baby Alfie Sullock will have his nine-year sentence reviewed by the Court of Appeal over concerns it is too lenient.
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:38:07 GMT)

GPs criticised over online services
Too few GPs have a website or allow appointments to be booked online, according to a Scottish think tank.
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:15:42 GMT)

Folk singer Jean Redpath has died
The Scottish singer and champion of folk music Jean Redpath dies at the age of 77 in an Arizona hospice.
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:51:30 GMT)

Teacher punched and swore at pupils
A Derby teacher is banned from the profession after he swore at pupils, punched them and called them offensive names.
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:29:10 GMT)

160,000 names on 'suckers' list
More than 160,000 people whose names are on a "suckers list" are to be contacted about how to avoid becoming the victim of a scam.
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:45:21 GMT)

Mackay apologises over text row
Malky Mackay apologises for sending two one-line text messages he admits were "disrespectful of other cultures".
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:43:43 GMT)

Liverpool agree £16m Balotelli fee
Liverpool agree a £16m fee with Italian club AC Milan to sign former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli.
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:59:03 GMT)

Carlin claims 800m freestyle gold
Jazz Carlin wins Britain's fourth gold in the pool at the European Championships, while there is a silver for Ross Murdoch.
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:03:53 GMT)

The fraught world of UK surrogacy
In the UK surrogate mothers cannot be paid, regulation is loose and arrangements depend on trust.
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:55:14 GMT)

The man who helped bring yoga to the West
BKS Iyengar, widely credited with popularising yoga in the West, has died.
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:42:17 GMT)

Is anti-Semitism rising?
Does the evidence support claims that anti-Semitism has risen since the recent conflict between Israel and Palestinians in Gaza?
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:18:37 GMT)

Former Irish PM Albert Reynolds dies
Ireland's former prime minister Albert Reynolds, who played a key role in the Northern Ireland peace process, dies at the age of 81.
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:06:16 GMT)

UKIP pledges to cut income taxes
UKIP sets out details of the taxation strategy that will be part of its manifesto in next year's general election.
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:24:50 GMT)

Labour to 'remove' bad energy firms
Labour pledges to give a new regulator the power to remove energy firms' licences, if it wins the next election.
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:35:09 GMT)

VIDEO: House of Commons
Israel's response to rocket attacks must be "proportionate", insists a minister.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:41:42 GMT)

VIDEO: The MI5 hunt for journalist's killer
The intelligence services and the police are trying to identify the masked man, believed to be British, filmed murdering the American journalist James Foley.
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:16:06 GMT)

VIDEO: Bombers in historic Lincoln flypast
The world's only two flying Lancasters have been united with a Vulcan bomber in a formation flight described as a "never to be repeated" event
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:54:29 GMT)

VIDEO: 'Our friend has given us a son'
BBC News met new parents Nick and Michael Scott-Kline with 18-month-old Elliot and surrogate mother Sarah Jones.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:09:55 GMT)

VIDEO: The UK's battle against jihadists
There is growing concern about the numbers of young Britons heeding the call to join Islamic State forces in Iraq and Syria, many of whom have been radicalised online.
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:36:19 GMT)

VIDEO: Funeral for MH17 victim Liam Sweeney
Hundreds of mourners have gathered for the funeral of MH17 air disaster victim Liam Sweeney in Newcastle.
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:10:37 GMT)

VIDEO: Radio host Gerry Anderson dies at 69
Gerry Anderson, one of Northern Ireland's best-known presenters, dies after a long illness.
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:59:38 GMT)

VIDEO: The rise of the water meter
By next spring, 50% of all homes will have a water meter because of compulsory water metering.
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:37:23 GMT)

VIDEO: Salmond defends oil predictions
Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond, has defended the Scottish government's estimates of oil reserves, after a warning yesterday from a leading industry figure.
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:27:24 GMT)

Analysis: Deradicalising Brits in Syria
What happens when Britons fighting in Syria return home?
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:14:47 GMT)

Balotelli v Suarez: Why always them?
Liverpool's past and and possible future strikers compared
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:46:41 GMT)

Stowaway survivor 'feared death'
Tilbury Docks container stowaway tells BBC he feared for his life
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:57:50 GMT)

Dawkins: Abort Down's foetuses
Dawkins sparks fury with views on aborting foetuses with Down's
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:53:01 GMT)

WW2 prisoner's grave found by nephew
The British PoW whose grave lay undiscovered for 29 years
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:28:11 GMT)

What makes Bedford so generous?
What makes Bedford the most generous town in UK?
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:07:28 GMT)

'Jihadi John' and fears for Gazza
Hunt for 'Jihadi John' and fears for Gazza on front pages
(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:39:55 GMT)

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