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Wonga to write off £220m of loans
Payday lender Wonga says it is writing off £220m of debts for 330,000 customers after putting in place new affordability checks.
(Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:38:32 GMT)

Man 'confesses' to Thai killings
A Burmese man admits killing two British tourists in attack on the island of Koh Tao last month, local reports in Thailand say.
(Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:23:03 GMT)

Prince George 'harassment' warning
Lawyers for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge write to a photographer asking him to "cease harassing" Prince George and his nanny.
(Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:17:03 GMT)

Ebola fight hit by aid cuts, MPs warn
Cuts in the amount of health aid the UK provides to Liberia and Sierra Leone have "compromised the fight" to stop the spread of the Ebola virus, MPs warn.
(Thu, 02 Oct 2014 01:20:17 GMT)

RAF jets bomb militants' pickup truck
RAF jets conduct fresh strikes against Islamic State in Iraq, carrying out a precision bombing attack on an armed pickup truck.
(Thu, 02 Oct 2014 10:26:00 GMT)

Alice Gross post-mortem resumes
A post-mortem examination on the body of murdered 14-year-old Alice Gross has resumed.
(Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:27:06 GMT)

Hundreds of GP practices risk closure
Hundreds of GP practices are at risk of closure because of the number of doctors reaching retirement age, GP leaders say.
(Thu, 02 Oct 2014 06:30:47 GMT)

Boy dismembered murdered girlfriend
A teenage boy obsessed with TV serial killer Dexter is jailed for murdering and dismembering his 17-year-old girlfriend.
(Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:13:37 GMT)

Executive 'to go into red' warning
The Treasury is formally warned that the Northern Ireland Executive is on track to go into the red by the end of this financial year.
(Thu, 02 Oct 2014 07:42:30 GMT)

Plan to block poll tax collection
The Scottish government will bring in new laws to stop councils pursuing people for historic poll tax debts, the first minister announces.
(Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:47:07 GMT)

UK universities slip down rankings
Three UK universities lose their place in the top 200 of a global higher education league table while elite universities hold their ground.
(Thu, 02 Oct 2014 09:20:48 GMT)

Singer Lynsey de Paul dies aged 64
Singer and songwriter Lynsey de Paul has died at the age of 64, following a suspected brain haemmorhage.
(Thu, 02 Oct 2014 10:17:40 GMT)

Army eases rules on visible tattoos
The Army relaxes its restrictions on hand and neck tattoos - saying that they have no impact on how effective a recruit is in the job.
(Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:18:57 GMT)

BBC launches dance contest
Dance stars of the future are being sought in a UK competition backed by Sadler's Wells and the BBC to be shown on BBC Four and BBC Two.
(Thu, 02 Oct 2014 10:01:15 GMT)

Mini Sherlock Holmes book published
A book written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle for Queen Mary's dolls house is published for the first time in its original format.
(Thu, 02 Oct 2014 05:06:26 GMT)

Disappeared search body is moved
Human remains thought to belong to Brendan Megraw, one of the Disappeared, have been removed from a bog in County Meath.
(Thu, 02 Oct 2014 10:45:01 GMT)

Five rescued after dolphin 'attack'
Five swimmers are rescued from Galway Bay in the Republic of Ireland after what has been described as a dolphin attack.
(Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:22:49 GMT)

Pisa education ranking goal scrapped
The target to put Wales into the top 20 best-performing countries in education by next year is scrapped by Education Minister Huw Lewis.
(Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:03:16 GMT)

Care home diets malnourish residents
Some care home residents are becoming malnourished because not enough thought is going into the food they are given, says Wales' older people's commissioner.
(Thu, 02 Oct 2014 08:58:22 GMT)

Peter Pan house lands major fund aid
Funding is secured for plans to create Scotland's first centre for children's literature at the house which helped to inspire the Peter Pan story.
(Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:23:22 GMT)

'Hate crime' attack on Chinese man
A Chinese man is left with serious injures including stab wounds after a suspected hate crime in the West Pilton area of Edinburgh.
(Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:17:14 GMT)

Dowager Duchess funeral under way
The funeral of Deborah, the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, the last surviving Mitford sister, is under way on the Chatsworth estate.
(Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:42:31 GMT)

Man admits killing Bradford student
Man pleads guilty to the manslaughter of Bradford student Anowar Tagabo.
(Thu, 02 Oct 2014 09:50:50 GMT)

Alonso not ruling out Ferrari exit
Fernando Alonso has refused to rule out leaving F1 giants Ferrari before the end of his contract, which runs until 2016.
(Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:55:31 GMT)

When is a woman not woman enough?
Like Caster Semenya, Indian sprinter Dutee Chand is collateral damage in a scientific dispute, writes Matt Slater.
(Thu, 02 Oct 2014 10:42:33 GMT)

Clyne & Shelvey win England call-ups
Southampton defender Nathaniel Clyne and Swansea City midfielder Jonjo Shelvey are called up to the England squad.
(Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:14:48 GMT)

Why are chicken, lamb, pork and beef the 'normal' meats?
Why is there so much conservatism when it comes to eating particular meats?
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:17:53 GMT)

How Bosnia is helping Cyprus find peace
In the 1960s and 1970s, hundreds of Cypriots disappeared. Now, with the help of a laboratory in Bosnia, there is a renewed effort to find out what happened to them.
(Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:07:53 GMT)

Why Japan's sunny beaches are deserted
For much of September, Tokyo basked in temperatures of 25C or more. In most countries there would be a rush for the beach, but not in Japan.
(Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:35:44 GMT)

Clegg calls May speech 'outrageous'
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg says criticism of his party in Theresa May's speech marks a "low point" in coalition relations.
(Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:22:17 GMT)

Lord Hill faces second 'EU grilling'
The UK's candidate to join the European Commission, Lord Hill, is summoned to a second hearing of MEPs to assess his suitability for the job.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:11:32 GMT)

BNP expels ex-leader Nick Griffin
The British National Party says it has expelled its former leader Nick Griffin, accusing him of trying to "destabilise" the party.
(Thu, 02 Oct 2014 07:52:15 GMT)

VIDEO: House of Commons
MPs vote by 524 to 43 in favour of UK military action against Islamic State in Iraq.
(Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:28:07 GMT)

AUDIO: Mums face eviction after occupying flats
A group of homeless mothers are going to court to fight their eviction from abandoned flats near the Olympic Park in East London.
(Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:15:07 GMT)

VIDEO: Warning over alcohol 'pre-loading'
A leading accident and emergency doctor, Clifford Mann, has warned there's a "dangerous epidemic" of young people ending up in hospital, after getting drunk on cheap drinks before going out.
(Thu, 02 Oct 2014 06:01:23 GMT)

VIDEO: Up for grabs: Who will win Clacton seat?
The BBC's Adam Fleming visits Clacton as the campaigning for the by-election in the town enters its final week.
(Thu, 02 Oct 2014 06:14:04 GMT)

VIDEO: 'A new low': Clegg's angry response to Tory claims
The Liberal Democrat leader, Nick Clegg, has described a "new low point in coalition relations" after the Conservative Home Secretary, Theresa May, attacked his party for thwarting attempts to introduce new data monitoring powers.
(Thu, 02 Oct 2014 09:29:18 GMT)

VIDEO: 'Mr Nobody' ups UKIP offer to £1m
Former Conservative supporter Arron Banks has announced that he will donate £1m to UKIP.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:10:15 GMT)

VIDEO: Missing girl's family make appeal
The family of a 15 year-old girl who has been missing from her home in Bristol for a week have made an emotional appeal for her to come home.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:21:30 GMT)

VIDEO: Body found is Alice Gross, say police
Police investigating the disappearance of missing 14-year-old schoolgirl Alice Gross are now treating it as a murder inquiry after a body was found in a west London river
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:42:23 GMT)

VIDEO: HK protest at London Chinese embassy
Demonstrators have gathered outside the Chinese embassy in London to support pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:35:30 GMT)

Living next to a nuclear graveyard
How dangerous is life near a nuclear sub graveyard?
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:47:09 GMT)

In pictures: Lynsey de Paul
The life of singer-songwriter Lynsey de Paul
(Thu, 02 Oct 2014 10:54:21 GMT)

The strange world of super-specialist cutlery
The strange world of super-specialist cutlery
(Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:21:52 GMT)

In pictures: A journey through 19th Century Brazil
19th Century Brazil seen through the eyes of an Englishman
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:10:41 GMT)

Warsaw Uprising: 'There were flames everywhere'
RAF veterans who risked their lives to help Polish resistance
(Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:22:31 GMT)

Can antidepressants treat cancer?
Can antidepressants treat cancer?
(Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:25:02 GMT)

Laureate role 'rooted' poet in city
Poet Warsan Shire finds her place in the city
(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:24:50 GMT)

'Election starts here' - the papers
How the papers view David Cameron's conference speech
(Thu, 02 Oct 2014 05:25:08 GMT)

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