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Islamic State holding British captive
A British hostage is among those being held by Islamic State militants, Number 10 confirms.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:20:40 GMT)

Ashya's parents freed from prison
The parents of Ashya King are released from prison in Spain after UK prosecutors withdrew a European arrest warrant.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:54:01 GMT)

Wormwood Scrubs 'filthy and unsafe'
Wormwood Scrubs prison in west London is described as "filthy" and unsafe in a report by inspectors.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:05:13 GMT)

Lib Dems pledge more free childcare
The Liberal Democrats pledge 15 hours of free childcare for all two-year-olds in England, as they begin to set out pre-election policies.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:04:02 GMT)

Police 'incompetence' over Sir Cliff
South Yorkshire Police are accused of "sheer incompetence" by MPs in the way they dealt with the BBC over a search of Sir Cliff Richard's home.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:42:06 GMT)

New child abuse victims come forward
Twelve new victims have come forward since a report found at least 1,400 children were abused in Rotherham, South Yorkshire's chief constable tells MPs.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:23:54 GMT)

UK seeks extra power for winter
National Grid is seeking additional electricity supplies for winter after unexpected plant shutdowns have raised fears of potential shortages.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:00:25 GMT)

Troll guilty over MP 'rape' tweets
A man is found guilty of bombarding a Labour MP with abusive messages on Twitter after she supported a feminist campaign.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:26:50 GMT)

FM: Independence 'closer than ever'
Independence is "closer than it's ever been" claims First Minister Alex Salmond, as an opinion polling suggests gains for the "Yes" campaign.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:37:16 GMT)

Glasgow woman 'promoting terrorism'
It is understood that a young woman from Glasgow has travelled to Syria and has been promoting terrorism back home via her Twitter account.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:34:48 GMT)

Allergy mistakes 'risking lives'
Thousands of lives are put at risk each year by doctors prescribing drugs that patients are known to be allergic to, the medicines watchdog says.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:01:08 GMT)

Gary Barlow "settling tax affairs"
Singer Gary Barlow has said he is working with new accountants following controversy over his tax dealings.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:36:02 GMT)

Meadow protection plan 'backfires'
A bid to safeguard endangered wildflower meadows has backfired, according to an unpublished report by the watchdog English Nature.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:09:52 GMT)

WW1 warhorse awarded bravery medal
A World War One warhorse is awarded an "animal Victoria Cross" to mark the contribution of all animals that served with British forces.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:45:27 GMT)

No prosecution over Druids' comments
There will be no prosecutions over complaints about comments made by a folk band at the Ardoyne Fleadh in north Belfast last month.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:42:01 GMT)

Child migrant 'abused in Australia'
A 70-year-old former child migrant from a Catholic-run home in Londonderry says he was sexually abused after being shipped to Australia.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:29:01 GMT)

Officials begin arriving for Nato
Officials from around the world start arriving in Wales later for the Nato summit which starts in Newport on Thursday.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:28:30 GMT)

Missing boy's mother thanks crews
The mother of a 12-year-old boy swept out to sea while playing on Anglesey sends an emotional thank you to crews who are searching for her son.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:51:24 GMT)

Plea over missing woman and children
Police appeal for help in tracing a woman and three children who have gone missing from the Pollok area of Glasgow.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:02:03 GMT)

Woman dies in mountain rockfall
A woman has died despite rescue attempts on Coire an t-Sneachda in the Cairngorm mountain range in the Highlands.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:51:52 GMT)

Kidnappers broke bones with hammers
Six men are jailed for up to 17 years after a man is kidnapped, stripped naked, beaten with hammers and stabbed.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:55:22 GMT)

Crushed fan told to 'get back in'
A Liverpool fan was sworn at by a police officer and told to "get back in" after escaping the Hillsborough disaster crush, a jury hears.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:49:50 GMT)

Cook will not quit as ODI skipper
Alastair Cook says he will not stand down as England one-day captain despite the series defeat by India.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:28:28 GMT)

England 'must review Cook ODI role'
Alastair Cook's priority should be captaining England to Ashes success in 2015, says BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:24:08 GMT)

England v Norway
Everton defender John Stones will make his first start for England in Wednesday's friendly against Norway at Wembley.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:29:00 GMT)

How much has the ice bucket challenge achieved?
The media is reaching saturation point in its coverage of the ice bucket challenge. But what has actually been achieved?
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 01:31:21 GMT)

Why Paris is forgetting Ernest Hemingway
Memories of Ernest Hemingway are starting to fade in Paris, despite the American author's celebrated connection with the city.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:04:29 GMT)

How Britain and Poland came to be intertwined
The story of how the Polish became one of the UK's biggest ethnic minorities is one of war, exile and economic opportunity.
(Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:13:31 GMT)

Abuse case council faces inspection
The government is considering conducting an inspection of Rotherham Council in the wake of the child abuse scandal in the town, Home Secretary Theresa May says.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:00:15 GMT)

Clegg defends UK terror response
The UK can take action to stop British jihadists re-entering the country without flouting the law, Nick Clegg insists.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:42:47 GMT)

Clacton by-election set for October
The Clacton by-election, triggered by Douglas Carswell's defection to UKIP, is to be held on 9 October, the Conservative Party says.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:26:50 GMT)

VIDEO: House of Commons
The government is urged to expedite its child abuse inquiry following the Rotherham scandal.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:01:36 GMT)

VIDEO: Care homes: Views from the inside
Inhabitants of a care home for the elderly in Kent talk about their experience of living and ageing there.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:00:36 GMT)

AUDIO: Tornado sweeps children away in tent
A father of three describes how his children were swept away in a tent when a mini-tornado struck their campsite.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:40:38 GMT)

VIDEO: BBC 'acted properly' over Cliff
A group of MPs has said that the BBC "acted properly" in their reporting of a story about a police raid on the house of singer Cliff Richard.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:41:03 GMT)

VIDEO: Moment Ashya's parents released
Ashya King's parents have been freed from a Spanish jail, following their arrest on Saturday.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:19:52 GMT)

VIDEO: 'Boris Island' airport plan rejected
A plan for an island airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island" after London's mayor Boris Johnson, is rejected by the commission looking into the UK's airport needs.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:13:40 GMT)

VIDEO: Met Police sells London HQ for £250m
The Metropolitan Police has put a £250m price tag on its famous London headquarters, New Scotland Yard.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:45:05 GMT)

VIDEO: Free hot meals for primary pupils
Pupils up to the age of seven in England will be entitled to a free hot school lunch from this week, when most schools re-open for the new term.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:40:47 GMT)

VIDEO: Independence 'closer than ever'
Scottish independence is closer than it has ever been, the country's first minister has told the BBC.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:47:13 GMT)

Is the UK unusually fond of lamb and potatoes?
Is the UK unusually fond of lamb and potatoes?
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:27:27 GMT)

Estuary airport rejection no surprise
Assessing the fallout after a Thames estuary airport is rejected
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:23:17 GMT)

Referendum race 'may have got tighter'
Professor John Curtice analyses the latest polls on the referendum
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:09:49 GMT)

Does the rest of UK care if Scotland goes?
Does the rest of the UK care if the Scots become independent?
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 01:43:03 GMT)

Have some football clubs overpaid for players?
Have some football clubs overpaid for their new players?
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:31:52 GMT)

What about Scotland's pensioners?
What does the future hold for Scotland's pensioners?
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:07:18 GMT)

Singing Kettle served unique blend
Laura Pettigrew remembers the Singing Kettle's unique blend
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:32:12 GMT)

UK airstrikes and mass celebrity hack - the papers
UK airstrikes question and the mass celebrity hack
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:27:42 GMT)

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