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UK can be sued over rendition case
A Libyan man can sue the UK government over claims he was illegally sent back to Libya and tortured, the Court of Appeal rules.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:28:55 GMT)

Sarah Payne's father found dead
The father of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne is found dead at his home in Kent.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:15:15 GMT)

Ebola aid ship docks in Sierra Leone
UK ship RFA Argus, which is carrying medical supplies, equipment and vehicles, arrives in Sierra Leone to help deal with the Ebola outbreak.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:42:16 GMT)

End 'robotic' drugs policy - MPs
MPs back calls for a review of 40-year old legislation on drug misuse - as a row breaks out at the top of the coalition over drugs laws.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:45:37 GMT)

New strike by NHS staff announced
NHS workers, including nurses and midwives, are to stage a new four-hour strike in England on 24 November as part of an ongoing pay dispute.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:05:51 GMT)

Warning against Thai murder comments
Thailand's national police chief warns anyone speculating on social media about the murder of two UK tourists could face up to five years in jail.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:44:58 GMT)

Sun worker 'paid for budget details'
A journalist at the Sun newspaper paid a government press officer £750 to leak secrets from the 2010 Budget, a court is told.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:17:41 GMT)

Soldier gets life for comrade murder
A soldier is jailed for life after being convicted of murdering his comrade in an attack at their barracks.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:11:14 GMT)

Child sex abuse report 'not enough'
A new report about child sexual exploitation in Greater Manchester "doesn't go far enough", says a former NHS sexual health specialist who raised concerns.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:24:15 GMT)

Poison case mother cleared by judge
A mother accused of poisoning her daughter with medications is cleared by a jury at her trial after a judge said there was no case to answer.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:40:42 GMT)

'Drunk' pilot arrested before flight
A pilot for Flybe was removed from a plane and arrested on suspicion of being over the drink drive limit just before he was due to fly.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:29:23 GMT)

Children's social work faces change
The government has announced changes to children's social work, aiming to restore confidence in the service.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:56:20 GMT)

Murphy vows to end 'losing Labour'
Jim Murphy has said he wants to end Labour's "losing streak" in Scotland as a new poll suggests the party is on track to lose almost all of its seats in to the SNP.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:32:28 GMT)

UK migrant rescue stance criticised
A Home Office minister insists a change of policy on Mediterranean search-and-rescue operations would save lives - after MPs call it "shameful" and "a new low".
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:51:10 GMT)

Club apologises for Ebola party
A Birmingham nightclub apologises for "a huge error of judgement" in holding an Ebola-themed party.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:43:32 GMT)

Thieves steal disabled boy's van
A County Durham mum is left without vital support for her teenage son after thieves steal the family's specially adapted vehicle.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:16:12 GMT)

Royal Mint offers cheaper gold coins
Want to invest in gold, but think you cannot afford it? The Royal Mint has announced that a series of new, smaller, gold coins is now on sale.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:17:16 GMT)

Prince Harry supports poppy appeal
Prince Harry meets poppy sellers and celebrities at Buckingham Palace on the first stop of their tour of London in a classic 1960s Routemaster bus.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:04:34 GMT)

NI budget deal agreed by two parties
The Northern Ireland Executive agrees next year's draft budget but of the five parties, only the DUP and Sinn Féin voted to support the deal.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:38:05 GMT)

Hart: US 'wants to help' in NI talks
US envoy says America remains "disproportionately interested" in Northern Ireland and compares the complexity of the Belfast talks to previous nuclear negotiations with the Soviet Union.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:55:46 GMT)

Meeting over council chief's pay-off
Pembrokeshire council chief executive is due to leave the job on Friday but a question mark is still hanging over his £330,000 pay-off deal.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:01:49 GMT)

Match-fix threat 'significant' - FAW
Football Association of Wales launches anti-match-fixing campaign after it is revealed more than £75m a season is bet on Welsh Premier League.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:38:52 GMT)

Four in custody over £1.8m drug find
Four Polish nationals are remanded in custody after cannabis plants with a street value of up to £1.8m were found in a rundown Borders pub.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:15:53 GMT)

Tights DNA 'matched with accused'
The World's End murder trial has heard DNA from a torn pair of tights used as a ligature matched components of the accused, Angus Sinclair's profile.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:59:05 GMT)

Fire death boys 'murdered by father'
A woman whose two sons died after a house fire in South Yorkshire blames her estranged her husband for murdering them.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:05:52 GMT)

Church trustee jailed for £5m fraud
A church trustee who conned congregation members out of more than £5m is jailed for six years.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:28:43 GMT)

Murray seals World Tour Finals place
Andy Murray books his place at the World Tour Finals with an emphatic victory over Grigor Dimitrov at the Paris Masters.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:07:22 GMT)

Celtic's Tonev hit with racism ban
Celtic winger Aleksandar Tonev is banned for seven matches for "using abusive language of a racist nature".
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:34:30 GMT)

The nuclear attack on the UK that never happened
In 1982, a secret Home Office exercise tested the UK's capacity to cope with a massive nuclear attack.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:50:46 GMT)

Unexpected ways to wake up your brain
Tea or coffee is often the favoured brew for those who are tired and in need of a caffeine boost. But is this really the best way to make ourselves more alert?
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:35:46 GMT)

The Leonardo hidden from Hitler in case it gave him magic powers
A self-portrait of Leonardo da Vinci is going on display in Turin - some believe it has mystical powers.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:29:32 GMT)

Postal votes 'arrived too late'
More than 50,000 postal votes arrived too late to count in this year's European Parliamentary elections, it emerges.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:13:34 GMT)

UKIP MEP slams 'equality Nazis'
The gay UKIP MEP David Coburn has said supporters of same-sex marriage are "equality Nazis".
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:43:23 GMT)

Sickness benefit cuts 'considered'
Papers seen by the BBC suggest cuts to the Employment and Support Allowance are being contemplated but ministers say it is not policy.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:06:44 GMT)

VIDEO: European Scrutiny Committee
The committee questions the UK Commissioner-designate Lord Hill
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:03:44 GMT)

VIDEO: Stars lend voices to poppy appeal
Celebrities such as Joanna Lumley and Arsene Wenger lend their voices to a fundraising campaign for London Poppy Day.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:11:25 GMT)

AUDIO: Punk poet's praise for Michael Gove
John Cooper Clarke says Michael Gove was "right" to support the learning of poetry by rote.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:20:25 GMT)

VIDEO: UK national sperm bank starts work
A UK national sperm bank - charged with reversing a growing shortage of donor sperm - has started work in Birmingham.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:34:47 GMT)

VIDEO: Westminster and Whitehall ghost tales
Giles Dilnot guides viewers towards some Westminster spirits they may want to investigate, or avoid, over Halloween.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:24:28 GMT)

VIDEO: Murphy: 'I'll bring Labour together'
Jim Murphy MP says he is running to be Scottish Labour leader and first minister of Scotland to end the party's period of "self-harm".
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:07:27 GMT)

VIDEO: Light show begins in Botanic Garden
A new light show in Edinburgh's Royal Botanic Garden is showcasing the plants on display to night-time visitors.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:48:18 GMT)

VIDEO: Breastfeeding photo deleted by Facebook
A photograph of a mother breastfeeding her premature baby has gone viral after it was deleted by Facebook.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:24:39 GMT)

VIDEO: Care plan 'to ease hospital pressure'
Vulnerable patients in England will get better support in the community as part of plans to ease pressure on hospitals, ministers say.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:17:13 GMT)

Murphy talks unity as leader battle begins
James Cook on Jim Murphy's chances of leadership success
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:31:53 GMT)

England's strange winter rituals
England's strange and ancient Halloween alternatives
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:34:58 GMT)

Caerphilly Cohort: What we learned
How 2,500 Caerphilly men helped shape expert thinking
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:24:08 GMT)

Is the traditional metal key becoming obsolete?
Are the days of the humble key numbered?
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:26:40 GMT)

UK rubbish heats Danish homes
Denmark burns UK waste for heating
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:47:26 GMT)

Is Wales underselling itself abroad?
Mississippi man looks at what Wales can do to better
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:08:17 GMT)

Three-day WW1 sea rescue remembered
The three-day rescue that saved 144 lives
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:59:43 GMT)

Asbestos compensation: The families' fight
The families fighting for compensation
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:20:05 GMT)

What is the parliamentary dress code?
What MPs can and can't wear in parliament
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:59:53 GMT)

Drugs strategy and tax pledges
Drugs strategy and tax pledges make front pages
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:06:08 GMT)

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