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Pupils 'must know times tables by 11'
All children in England will need to know their 12 times table by the time they leave primary school under plans announced by the education secretary.
(Sun, 01 Feb 2015 04:10:12 GMT)

Firms to begin inmate rehabilitation
A scheme that will use private contractors to rehabilitate prisoners who have served short sentences is due to start.
(Sun, 01 Feb 2015 01:22:34 GMT)

Phoenix Nights actor Robbins 'stable'
Phoenix Nights comedian Ted Robbins is in a stable condition in hospital after collapsing on stage during a show at Manchester Arena, the venue says.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:48:50 GMT)

Fund for mugging victim passes £200k
Well-wishers donate more than £200,000 in four days to help a disabled pensioner who was mugged outside his Gateshead home.
(Sun, 01 Feb 2015 05:51:50 GMT)

Labour makes Cameron billboard vow
The Labour party vows not to feature Prime Minister David Cameron on billboards ahead of the general election as it wants to avoid negative personal campaigning.
(Sun, 01 Feb 2015 01:41:35 GMT)

'Missing mum' body had head injuries
The body of a woman - believed to be missing mother-of-four Samantha Henderson - found in a Dorset lake, had injuries showing she was violently attacked around the head and neck, police say.
(Sun, 01 Feb 2015 00:57:51 GMT)

New Jersey governor begins UK visit
New Jersey's Governor and US Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie will start a three-day visit to Britain and is due to meet PM David Cameron.
(Sun, 01 Feb 2015 04:01:38 GMT)

Mosque open days to ease 'tensions'
Mosques across the UK will open their doors to the public later in a bid to "reach out to fellow Britons following tensions around terrorism".
(Sun, 01 Feb 2015 01:13:25 GMT)

Boycott call over town's Hitler sign
A Cornish village angers the Jewish community after agreeing to reinstate a sign saying Hitlers Walk.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:05:33 GMT)

Appeal to help toads cross the road
Animal lovers across Gloucestershire are being asked to volunteer to help toads to cross the roads.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:55:18 GMT)

Man remains critical after shooting
A man who was shot in the head in north Belfast remains in a critical condition in hospital.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 18:13:56 GMT)

Pupils receive transfer test results
Thousands of children in Northern Ireland receive the results of their post-primary school entrance exams on Saturday.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:19:25 GMT)

Dad put porn on supermarket iPad
A "foolish" Tesco shopper who changed the display image of a demonstration iPad to a pornographic photo is given a community order.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:46:23 GMT)

Thief steals 200m of phone cable
Homes and businesses are left without phone or broadband after a thief steals 200m of cable.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:05:46 GMT)

Oil summit to hear pleas for action
A plan for a summit to look at the challenges facing the North Sea oil industry is announced by Aberdeen City Council.
(Sun, 01 Feb 2015 00:20:25 GMT)

VIDEO: I am the underdog - Murray
BBC Sport previews the Australian Open men's final between Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:22:17 GMT)

Matthews' birth marked 100 years on
Events are held at Stoke City to mark the 100th anniversary of football legend Sir Stanley Matthews' birth.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:29:32 GMT)

Vicar 'sorry' for 9/11 Facebook post
A Church of England vicar apologises for posting a link to an article which claimed Israel was responsible for the 9/11 attacks.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:24:15 GMT)

Stamp was not on purpose - Costa
Chelsea striker Diego Costa says there was no malicious intent behind his stamp on Liverpool's Emre Can.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:30:53 GMT)

Will silence be golden for Mourinho?
Jose Mourinho is adopting familiar tactics as he plots Chelsea's route to the Premier League title, writes Phil McNulty.
(Sun, 01 Feb 2015 00:52:26 GMT)

Final win would be upset - Murray
British number one Andy Murray says it would be a "big upset" if he could beat Novak Djokovic and win his first Australian Open.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:55:00 GMT)

The Swedish Schindler who disappeared
Raoul Wallenberg was a Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Jews in World War Two - but in 1945 he was taken by Soviet forces and was never seen again.
(Sun, 01 Feb 2015 00:00:34 GMT)

The great Kuwaiti cat-meat scandal
In 1930s Kuwait, an accusation that a restaurant owner was serving cat meat caused uproar - but British diplomats rode to the rescue of the unlucky man, writes Matthew Teller.
(Sun, 01 Feb 2015 00:00:28 GMT)

Does technology make people touch each other less?
The sensation of the human touch is disappearing in a computer age, and with it, part of our human nature, says the novelist Will Self.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:09:17 GMT)

Tasers 'needed for all police'
All front-line police officers should be offered a Taser to protect them against the increased terrorism threat, the head of the Police Federation says.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:08:20 GMT)

Army to set up 'social media unit'
The Army is setting up a new unit that will use psychological operations and social media to help fight wars "in the information age".
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:44:46 GMT)

Bombers 'porn-driven losers' - Boris
Violent religious extremists are often tortured men with a history of using pornography, London Mayor Boris Johnson says.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:29:30 GMT)

VIDEO: Public Accounts Committee
MPs hear evidence on broadband in rural areas and the Charity Commission.
(Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:29:39 GMT)

VIDEO: Donations pour in for mugged pensioner
A fund to help a 67-year-old disabled man who was mugged outside his home in Gateshead has raised more than £150,000.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:57:43 GMT)

VIDEO: Starlings 'ballet' thrills city
People in Norwich have been turning their heads skywards at thousands of starlings performing a "mesmerising murmuration" en route to a new city roost.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:41:41 GMT)

VIDEO: Cumberbatch: Pardon convicted gay men
Benedict Cumberbatch and members of codebreaker Alan Turing's family are among those calling for thousands of men who were prosecuted for being gay to be pardoned.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:00:33 GMT)

VIDEO: Trampolining fitness craze takes off
The BBC's Mike Bushell tries trampolining as a fitness alternative to running.
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:36:24 GMT)

VIDEO: Army 'must think in novel ways'
The Army is setting up a new unit that will use psychological operations and social media to help fight wars "in the information age".
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:01:37 GMT)

VIDEO: Car-flip hedge smash driver jailed
A banned driver who flipped his car through a hedge after reaching almost 100mph with a four-year-old passenger inside is jailed for 12 months.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:37:14 GMT)

VIDEO: Escapee D-Day veteran's funeral
The funeral is held of Sussex war veteran Bernard Jordan, who left his care home to attend D-Day commemorations in France.
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:33:45 GMT)

VIDEO: No apology for IS comments
Boris Johnson spoke to the BBC about earlier comments he made on those who join extremist groups
(Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:08:37 GMT)

Patients 'back three-person babies"
Research leader defends three-person babies
(Sun, 01 Feb 2015 00:41:31 GMT)

Managing the Old Firm - views of past bosses
How do you manage Celtic and Rangers in a derby clash?
(Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:11:25 GMT)

Churchill's mill-town beginnings
How a mill town gave Winston his political start
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 01:26:49 GMT)

Murray strikes a blow against sexism
Andy Murray's form is striking a blow against sexism
(Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:17:00 GMT)

Innumeracy war, and the 'four-year-old rapist'
Innumeracy war, and the 'four-year-old rapist'
(Sun, 01 Feb 2015 00:40:11 GMT)

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