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Cameron hits back after coward claims
David Cameron denies claims he is running scared from a head-to-head TV debate with Ed Miliband, as the BBC Trust rejects the DUP's appeal to be included.
(Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:06:11 GMT)

Teacher jailed for Syria 'jihad' plan
A chemistry teacher from Manchester who was planning to travel to Syria "to fight jihad" is jailed for six years.
(Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:22:52 GMT)

Facebook boast traps Tesco robber
A robber who boasted on Facebook about his plans to raid a supermarket is caught red-handed by police.
(Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:23:29 GMT)

Man in court on Becky murder charge
Nathan Matthews, stepbrother of Bristol teenager Becky Watts, appears in court charged with her murder.
(Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:14:42 GMT)

MPs face curb on expenses payments
MPs will be banned from claiming expenses for dinners, TV licences and pre-23:00 taxis after May's election.
(Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:53:36 GMT)

Hamzah death 'could not be stopped'
The death of a four-year-old left to decompose in his cot could not have been predicted nor prevented, the police watchdog has found.
(Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:12:37 GMT)

Ex-MP denial after police search home
Former Conservative MP Harvey Proctor has denied being part of any "rent-boy ring" after police searched his home.
(Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:41:38 GMT)

Keane summonsed in road rage probe
Football star Roy Keane is summonsed to appear in court over an alleged road rage confrontation with a Greater Manchester taxi driver.
(Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:32:14 GMT)

Woman in labour beaten by burglars
A woman in labour suffers a fractured skull in an attack in her home by a gang of masked burglars armed with crowbars.
(Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:33:59 GMT)

MPs call for Mumsnet spy recruitment
UK intelligence services need to recruit more female spies, particularly middle-aged women and mothers, by using websites such as Mumsnet, MPs say.
(Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:26:04 GMT)

Chief constable IPCC probe dropped
A criminal probe into the role of the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester in a child sex offence investigation is dropped.
(Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:19:29 GMT)

Incendiary bomb found at police base
A controlled explosion is carried out on an incendiary bomb found in the grounds of Ballycastle Police Station in County Antrim.
(Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:32:55 GMT)

Terror arrest release 'risked lives'
A man convicted in the USA of a trans-Atlantic terror plot including an attack in Manchester was wrongly released in the UK, a former detective says.
(Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:23:23 GMT)

'Wrong body' cremated at MEP funeral
The body of a man was cremated by mistake at the funeral of an MEP with an almost identical name, the BBC understands.
(Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:20:10 GMT)

Mirror 'insult' over hacking denial
Mirror Group Newspapers "added insult to injury" by giving a "deliberate impression" it had not engaged in phone hacking, the High Court hears.
(Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:06:45 GMT)

Soldier deaths review backs decision
A decision not to prosecute anyone after the deaths of three soldiers from overheating on a training exercise was the correct one, a review finds.
(Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:47:49 GMT)

Prisons face smoking ban prosecution
Prison guards and inmates could face prosecution for flouting smoking ban laws in communal prison areas after a High Court ruling.
(Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:50:01 GMT)

Gift Horse trots in Trafalgar Square
Gift Horse, a skeletal sculpture which displays a live feed from the London Stock Exchange, has been unveiled on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square.
(Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:04:56 GMT)

Comedy books win Blue Peter awards
The Spy Who Loved School Dinners and The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff win 2015's Blue Peter Book Awards, as young readers celebrate World Book Day.
(Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:58:29 GMT)

Man 'critical' after work incident
A man is in a critical condition in hospital after a workplace incident at a fuel company in Belfast's Harbour estate.
(Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:36:09 GMT)

BBC rejects DUP's TV debates appeal
The DUP's Nigel Dodds says the BBC Trust's decision to reject the party's appeal to take part in TV election debates "defies belief".
(Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:12:35 GMT)

Leader survives confidence vote
The leader of Wales' biggest local authority survives a vote of no confidence insisting he is proud of his achievements in office.
(Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:49:16 GMT)

Bus fire causes 'massive tailbacks'
Motorists in Cardiff are warned to expect "massive tailbacks" after a bus caught fire, closing one of the city's busiest roads.
(Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:33:42 GMT)

Armed police 'stopped' drink drivers
Armed police officers have stopped drink drivers and helped search for missing people, MSPs are told.
(Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:25:39 GMT)

Glasgow council confirms Cosla exit
Glasgow City Council follows Aberdeen in confirming it is to leave local government body Cosla to join a rival organisation.
(Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:18:47 GMT)

Star Radio 'disgusting' on air
A radio station had a reputation for disgusting on air behaviour, an employment tribunal has found.
(Thu, 05 Mar 2015 20:16:16 GMT)

'Crumpet party' leader hits back
The leader of the Beer, Baccy and Crumpet political party leader brands a decision to ban its "offensive" name from ballot papers "political correctness gone mad".
(Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:28:27 GMT)

Cisse accepts FA spitting charge
Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse accepts a Football Association charge of spitting at Manchester United's Jonny Evans.
(Thu, 05 Mar 2015 20:17:31 GMT)

Manor Marussia cleared for F1 start
Manor Marussia are cleared to compete at the opening race of the season after passing mandatory crash tests.
(Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:50:58 GMT)

Alonso crash: The unanswered questions
The crash that has forced Fernando Alonso to miss the season-opening Australian Grand Prix has still not been fully explained.
(Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:53:35 GMT)

How did WW2 change the way people dressed?
Why coupon clothes were not drab - the Imperial War Museum explores what Britain wore in the 1940s.
(Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:39:26 GMT)

How Iran's feminist genie escaped
Iran's 1979 revolution may have handed ultimate power to an ayatollah - but for women it had plenty of positive side-effects.
(Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:21:02 GMT)

The number of old people in the UK killing themselves has fallen. Why?
Once elderly people in the UK were the most likely to take their lives, but now they are at lower risk than the middle-aged.
(Wed, 04 Mar 2015 08:29:05 GMT)

Three-child benefit limit considered
The Conservatives are considering limiting child benefit to three children, which could save £300m a year in the long term, BBC Newsnight learns.
(Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:44:28 GMT)

Clegg calls for 'Cornish Assembly'
The Liberal Democrats say they would offer the people of Cornwall a new assembly which would get new powers to run local services.
(Thu, 05 Mar 2015 07:49:14 GMT)

EU in new pledge to cut red tape
A top Brussels official in charge of slimming down EU regulations, Frans Timmermans, vows to keep the EU focused on priority areas.
(Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:52:17 GMT)

VIDEO: Science and Technology Committee
The Committee hosts a "Voice of the Future 2015" event
(Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:46:11 GMT)

VIDEO: App guides blind people on the Tube
A new trial on the London Underground is designed to help blind and partially-sighted people get around independently using wireless technology.
(Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:32:30 GMT)

VIDEO: Classic Ford Mexico car stolen
Police have released CCTV footage of a ram raid car theft in Surrey
(Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:56:54 GMT)

VIDEO: Scotland election battle 'wide open'
Labour is vowing to "fight every step of the way" in Scotland despite polling suggesting the party could face a near wipe-out at the hands of the Scottish National Party.
(Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:27:08 GMT)

VIDEO: Meningitis: 'No one should go through this pain'
The parents of a girl who lost part of her limbs after catching Meningitis B are supporting a campaign to speed up introduction of a vaccine against the disease.
(Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:42:55 GMT)

VIDEO: Stepbrother charged with Becky murder
Nathan Matthews, the stepbrother of missing 16-year-old Becky Watts, has been charged with her murder, Avon and Somerset Police have said.
(Wed, 04 Mar 2015 23:20:45 GMT)

VIDEO: 'Nothing suspicious about my son'
The father of a Pakistani man who has been convicted in the US for plotting attacks in several countries says that there was "nothing suspicious" about his son.
(Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:56:10 GMT)

VIDEO: Prince's warning about ivory trade
The Duke of Cambridge gives a speech warning over the risks to elephants from poaching and illegal trade.
(Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:30:53 GMT)

VIDEO: Victim's family 'let down' by system
The family of a murder victim who overheard a judge saying victim statements made "no difference" to parole decisions say they have been "let down" after hearing their son's killers could be moved to open prisons.
(Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:02:24 GMT)

Technology helps visually impaired navigate the Tube
App to help visually impaired young people on the London Tube
(Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:57:16 GMT)

Clever girls, stupid boys?
An international study challenges gender stereotypes in school
(Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:39:52 GMT)

Sexist chanting needs reporting - FA
Sexist chanting must be tackled, say football chiefs
(Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:02:03 GMT)

'Primary schoolchildren in gangs'
Nine-year-old used to carry drugs, BBC investigation finds
(Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:52:16 GMT)

Shed of the Year contenders line up
"Sheddies" on the enduring appeal of their extravagant outhouses
(Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:00:13 GMT)

Dogs on the catwalk: Crufts 2015
Top dogs taking to the catwalk at Crufts 2015
(Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:29:17 GMT)

Where did the word 'hustings' come from?
Where did the word 'hustings' come from?
(Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:22:25 GMT)

Debate 'ultimatum' and Becky charge
PM's TV debate 'ultimatum' and Becky Watts murder charge
(Thu, 05 Mar 2015 06:20:04 GMT)

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