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PM warns net firms after Rigby murder
David Cameron says internet companies must act on terrorist material, after it emerges one of Lee Rigby's killers spoke on Facebook about wanting to murder a soldier.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:29:32 GMT)

Girl died after stem cell transplant
A problem with the freezing of stem cells may have contributed to the death of a 12-year-old girl with cancer, a coroner rules.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:56:59 GMT)

Web 'predator' murdered schoolboy
An "internet predator" admits stabbing to death a 14-year-old boy after meeting him online.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:51:12 GMT)

'100 suggestions' to chair abuse probe
More than 100 names have been suggested to chair an inquiry into historic child abuse, the top civil servant at the Home Office tells MPs.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:03:15 GMT)

Mortgage approvals fall by 16%
The number of mortgages being granted by Britain's banks falls by 16% over the last year, according to banking industry body, the BBA.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:09:40 GMT)

Tax relief threat to private schools
A future Labour government would require private schools to "earn" business rate relief by helping out state schools - or lose it, the party will warn.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:26:48 GMT)

Dairy industry in 'desperate state'
The dairy industry is in a desperate state, a government committee hears.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:26:57 GMT)

Doctor admits voyeurism charges
A world-renowned hearing consultant admits secretly filming hundreds of patients, colleagues and hospital visitors.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:27:52 GMT)

Sport events 'give no economic boost'
A report examining the "evidence base" for policymaking suggests big sporting events have little or no direct economic benefit - and challenges other assumptions about teaching and police.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:08:50 GMT)

Business group attacks £25m pay deal
A pay package proposed for the new head of gas giant BG Group is branded "excessive and inflammatory" by the Institute of Directors.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:08:49 GMT)

Dewani judge asked to continue trial
A judge is considering whether a case against UK businessman Shrien Dewani, accused of the murder of his wife, should continue.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:41:52 GMT)

'Caring and doting' father beat baby
A "caring and doting" father broken his daughter's neck and damaged her spine after shaking her, swinging her by the legs and sitting on her, a court hears.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:54:58 GMT)

Footballer's drink driving arrest
West Bromwich Albion and England striker Saido Berahino is arrested for drink-driving.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:47:32 GMT)

Crime at lowest level in 40 years
The level of recorded crime in Scotland has reached its lowest level in 40 years, but sex crimes have risen.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:31:11 GMT)

Adams 'sorry for offensive remark'
Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams apologises for using what he acknowledges was an offensive term at a public meeting but denies claims that it was aimed at "all unionists".
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:39:41 GMT)

Duncan Smith rebuffs Labour attack
Iain Duncan Smith says Universal Credit will bring £35bn in economic benefits to the UK as Labour complains about the "glacial pace" of its roll out.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:29:18 GMT)

Police arrest suspected film pirates
Two men suspected of releasing a pirated copy of Hollywood blockbuster The Expendables 3 are arrested.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:12:48 GMT)

NI golf resort plan 'has foundered'
Plans for a £100m golf resort near the Giant's Causeway in County Antrim have foundered, according to informed sources.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:23:16 GMT)

Tesco 'gifts for boys' sign removed
A complaint from a seven-year-old girl prompts Tesco to remove a sign which referred to a superhero alarm clock as a "gift for a boy".
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:55:06 GMT)

Argentina Top Gear lands festive slot
The controversial Top Gear special that has prompted complaints from Argentine diplomats will air at Christmas, the BBC announces.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:39:22 GMT)

Baby thrown to safety from blaze
A three-month-old baby is thrown to safety from a burning house in Dublin city centre, as part of a rescue operation that saw five other people escape the blaze.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:02:44 GMT)

Bank 'should have warned over crash'
A former property developer who was once one of Ireland's richest men tells a court he would have sold assets if Ulster Bank had warned him of its concerns for the future of his firm.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:34:38 GMT)

Rigby killer studied in west Wales
One of two men who murdered Fusilier Lee Rigby in London last year studied at an Islamic college in west Wales, a report finds.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:15:56 GMT)

Ten nominees for BBC Wales award
Now in its 60th year, contenders for BBC Cymru Wales Sports Personality of the Year 2014 are announced, with voting to open on 1 December.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:52:39 GMT)

MSP's tears over C. diff deaths
An MSP who campaigned on behalf of patients whose deaths were linked to a hospital infection breaks down as she said justice has not been done.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:50:21 GMT)

Man arrested over 'horrific' murder
A man is arrested over a street murder where the victim died following a "horrific attack" in Glasgow.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:57:55 GMT)

Masked man in acid 'revenge attack'
A woman whose 80-year-old former lover is accused of a revenge attack against her tells a court a masked attacker threw acid in her face.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:15:32 GMT)

Seven vehicle crash closes motorway
The M1 is closed in both directions in Leicestershire after a seven-vehicle pile up, police say.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:33:01 GMT)

Manchester City 3-2 Bayern Munich
Sergio Aguero boosts Manchester City's Champions League hopes with two late goals to beat Bayern Munich 3-2.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:53:51 GMT)

Simmons hopes Hughes shares his fate
Former West Indies batsman Phil Simmons hopes Phil Hughes is as lucky as he was with his recovery from a serious head injury.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:28:09 GMT)

Messi breaks Champions League record
Barcelona's Lionel Messi becomes the Champions League's all-time top scorer by scoring against Apoel Nicosia.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:11:54 GMT)

The strange world of the 'head shop'
Cannabis is illegal and yet in the UK shops selling cannabis paraphernalia operate openly on the High Street.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 03:12:24 GMT)

The mysterious disappearance of a celebrity preacher
Aimee Semple McPherson was one of the most glamorous women in the US in the 1920s - but there is still one unexplained mystery in the evangelist's life.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:19:57 GMT)

The resonance of Occupy
Activists from the Occupy movement held their latest protest in London this weekend. What impact has the global movement had?
(Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:37:40 GMT)

Pope complains of 'haggard' Europe
Pope Francis warns that Europe appears "somewhat elderly" and less and less a protagonist, in a speech to EU politicians in Strasbourg.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:29:59 GMT)

Candidates give income tax positions
Jim Murphy calls on his party to support the full devolution of income tax to Holyrood while his rivals are more cautious.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:26:39 GMT)

More time needed for Iran deal - UK
Talks over Iran's nuclear programme have seen the sides "inching towards each other" but "significant differences remain", UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond tells MPs.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:59:51 GMT)

VIDEO: Liaison Committee
MPs question Prime Minister David Cameron.
(Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:08:03 GMT)

AUDIO: Tesco writes apology poem to students
Two students who wrote a poem complaining to Tesco say they were "very impressed" to receive a reply - in verse.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:30:15 GMT)

VIDEO: David Mellor recorded in taxi row
Former cabinet minister David Mellor is secretly recorded having a heated row and swearing at a taxi driver, a tabloid newspaper reports.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:11:47 GMT)

VIDEO: Pro-independence paper goes on sale
A new newspaper, claiming to represent those who voted for independence from Britain in last September's referendum, has been launched in Scotland.
(Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:29:09 GMT)

VIDEO: 'Rosberg battle psychological warfare'
World champion Lewis Hamilton tells BBC Breakfast that his title battle with Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg became "psychological warfare".
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:03:07 GMT)

VIDEO: Murder of Lee Rigby 'not preventable'
The murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby could not have been prevented by the intelligence agencies, according to a parliamentary inquiry.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:59:58 GMT)

VIDEO: Has Farage got what it takes to be PM?
UKIP now has two MPs and has been rising in the polls, but do people see the party as a serious political force or just a protest vote?
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:24 GMT)

VIDEO: 'Tense' in Dewani trial courtroom
Jon Kay reports from the courtroom in Cape Town, as South African prosecutors try to persuade a judge not to drop the murder case against British businessman Shrien Dewani.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:51:15 GMT)

AUDIO: Songwriters' bad science lyrics
Blue Peter Scientist Steve Mould is given the task of looking at some of the worst offenders.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:54:38 GMT)

Hamilton's 48 hours as a champion
Late nights and tikka masalas - my 48 hours as F1 champion
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:35:39 GMT)

Why Nick Drake is not the patron saint of the miserable
Why Nick Drake is not the patron saint of the miserable
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:41:48 GMT)

Who is so-called Welsh Cocaine King?
From Young Welsh Businessman of the Year to wanted criminal
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:02:55 GMT)

Celebrating Shelagh Delaney Day
Celebrating Shelagh Delaney Day
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 03:46:47 GMT)

Olly Murs: 'Look who's winning now'
Is it time to take Olly Murs seriously?
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:52:59 GMT)

'Class war on private schools' and Mellor's 'rant'
'Class war on private schools', and the cost of pensions
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:34:28 GMT)

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