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UK will do its duty over migrants - PM
David Cameron says the UK will fulfil its "moral responsibilities" as pressure mounts to take in more people fleeing to Europe.
(Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:01:44 GMT)

New badger culls 'now under way'
Badger culls in Dorset, Somerset and Gloucestershire have begun, the government confirms.
(Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:08:16 GMT)

Whooping cough jab plea to mums-to-be
Pregnant women should ensure they have the whooping cough vaccine to protect their babies, Public Health England is urging.
(Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:29:37 GMT)

Plea for West Ham inquiry thrown out
The government rejects a request from a group of football supporters to investigate the rental of the Olympic Stadium to West Ham United.
(Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:12:14 GMT)

UK reporters freed from Turkish jail
Two Vice News British journalists arrested in Turkey on terror charges are being released from prison, but their translator remains in custody.
(Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:34:57 GMT)

Drug deaths reach record levels
More than 3,300 people died from drug poisoning in 2014 in England and Wales, the highest figure since modern records began, the Office for National Statistics says.
(Thu, 03 Sep 2015 11:14:26 GMT)

Council to 'ban staff smoking breaks'
Smoking breaks could be banned for thousands of council employees under new proposals, it emerges.
(Thu, 03 Sep 2015 11:21:05 GMT)

Police call centre closures delayed
The Scottish government says plans to close regional police call centres are to be delayed in the wake of delays in investigating a fatal crash on the M9.
(Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:16:13 GMT)

Nissan invests £100m in UK plant
Japanese carmaker Nissan announces it will invest £100m in its UK plant at Sunderland to build the new Juke model.
(Thu, 03 Sep 2015 11:30:26 GMT)

Thames drowning death 'accidental'
A teenage boy drowned in the River Thames after his friends thought his distress was part of a game they were playing, an inquest hears.
(Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:10:58 GMT)

Boy's naked selfie recorded as crime
A 14-year-old boy who sent a naked photo of himself to a girl at school has had a crime of making and distributing indecent images recorded against him, the BBC learns.
(Thu, 03 Sep 2015 13:52:20 GMT)

Beheaded murder case 'devastating'
The death of a woman understood to have been found beheaded in a house has "devastated the close-knit community", a neighbour says.
(Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:34:22 GMT)

Tarantula-in-post shock for homeowner
A man from Bristol is shocked to discover a "semi-aggressive" South American tarantula in a parcel sent to his new home.
(Thu, 03 Sep 2015 11:44:01 GMT)

Unlucky racing pigeon rescued at sea
An unlucky racing pigeon twice attacked by hawks is rescued at sea by a paddleboarder.
(Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:50:13 GMT)

Cross-party talks to begin next week
Downing Street confirms that "urgent, intensive and focused cross-party talks" will begin next week in Belfast in an attempt to resolve the crisis at the assembly.
(Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:49:22 GMT)

'Thousands' of Nama advisor calls taped
A businessman tells a Stormont inquiry he has tapes that show an "ingrained culture of inappropriate and possibly illegal conduct" across the political, banking, legal and accountancy sectors.
(Thu, 03 Sep 2015 13:02:53 GMT)

Lightning strike deaths 'very rare'
Two walkers died after being struck by lightning in the Brecon Beacons during "exceptional weather conditions", a coroner rules.
(Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:26:33 GMT)

Woman filmed in council HQ showers
A Flintshire council worker films a female colleague taking showers for more than two years at the county's HQ.
(Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:27:48 GMT)

Sturgeon tears for drowned migrant boy
Nicola Sturgeon says she was reduced to tears by photos of a dead Syrian boy washed up on a Turkish beach.
(Thu, 03 Sep 2015 13:57:43 GMT)

Gore-Tex manufacturer to shed 120 jobs
Up to 120 jobs could be lost at fabrics manufacturer WL Gore's plant in Livingston, West Lothian.
(Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:13:31 GMT)

Girl, 6, bitten by police dog
A six-year-old girl was bitten by a police dog while officers were chasing a suspect, Greater Manchester Police says.
(Thu, 03 Sep 2015 08:45:30 GMT)

Alton Towers founder buys theme park
Alton Towers founder John Broome intends to turn a Cornwall theme park into a "premier European resort."
(Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:44:23 GMT)

England collapse hands Australia win
A stuttering England batting display hands Australia a 59-run victory at Southampton in their first one-day international.
(Thu, 03 Sep 2015 21:09:22 GMT)

GB's Konta stuns ninth seed Muguruza
Britain's Jo Konta stuns ninth seed and Wimbledon finalist Garbine Muguruza in an epic second round contest at the US Open.
(Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:36:15 GMT)

'Going blond & balancing my life'
Lewis Hamilton on his new hairstyle, why he loves to travel the world and finding the right balance in life.
(Thu, 03 Sep 2015 17:13:45 GMT)

Blunkett: UK must take 25,000 refugees
The UK should take in 25,000 refugees over the next six months, former Labour Home Secretary David Blunkett tells the BBC's Newsnight.
(Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:06:08 GMT)

Cameron 'to be invited to address MEPs'
Prime Minister David Cameron is set to be invited to address the European Parliament about British renegotiation of its EU membership.
(Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:49:26 GMT)

Alcohol price plans face further delay
Plans to introduce minimum unit pricing for alcohol in Scotland face further delay, following an initial ruling by Europe's highest court.
(Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:35:45 GMT)

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

VIDEO: Blind climber conquers Swiss Eiger
A partially-sighted Shropshire man with less than 5% vision has successfully ascended the Eiger's west flank.
(Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:37:43 GMT)

VIDEO: Boy 'humiliated' over naked selfie
A teenager who sent a naked photo of himself to a girl at school has been added to a police database for making and distributing indecent images.
(Thu, 03 Sep 2015 13:09:43 GMT)

VIDEO: Londongrad: TV show on expat Russians
The first Russian television series filmed almost entirely on location in London is about to air on the Russian commercial station STS.
(Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:05:37 GMT)

VIDEO: Naked rambler: To me, it makes sense
Stephen Gough, a former Royal Marine who is better know as the naked rambler, explains his views to the BBC's Clive Coleman.
(Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:41:00 GMT)

VIDEO: Footloose policewoman wows crowds
A clip of a policewoman who danced along to Footloose at a festival has gone viral.
(Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:56:36 GMT)

VIDEO: The Tube train that's now an office
BBC News looks at a refurbished Tube train in London, which has become an unlikely office space for a group of workers.
(Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:02:41 GMT)

VIDEO: How to play the role of Danny Baker
Cradle to Grave is a new BBC drama that depicts the life of writer and broadcaster Danny Baker, adapted from his autobiography.
(Thu, 03 Sep 2015 11:12:03 GMT)

VIDEO: Radicals: The man with no passport
Abdul Muhid was arrested in September on suspicion of membership of a proscribed organisation - he says the police are trying to control him using bail conditions.
(Thu, 03 Sep 2015 09:22:17 GMT)

The village that is cut off from the UK
The village that is cut off from the UK
(Thu, 03 Sep 2015 08:47:48 GMT)

Witnessing Japan's surrender in China
My uncle's part in Japan's surrender to war-ravaged China
(Wed, 02 Sep 2015 20:42:15 GMT)

Naked Rambler 'to continue protest'
Rambler Stephen Gough vows to continue his protest
(Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:00:30 GMT)

How Germany abolished tuition fees
How was Germany able to abolish student tuition fees?
(Thu, 03 Sep 2015 00:23:49 GMT)

The entrepreneurs who are never home
The business owners who spend all their time on the road
(Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:02:15 GMT)

Wales soars but The Crow flounders
Demand for Welsh studios is soaring - despite a remake of The Crow so-far failing to fly
(Thu, 03 Sep 2015 06:37:23 GMT)

Why has Google changed its typeface?
Why would Google change its typeface?
(Wed, 02 Sep 2015 12:29:24 GMT)

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