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France boosts Calais tunnel security
France says it is sending 120 extra police officers to Calais, as migrants heading for Britain say they will keep trying to enter the Channel Tunnel.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 21:12:06 GMT)

High debt fear for poorer students
Poorer students in England may be put off university by funding changes that could leave them with higher debts than middle-class graduates, a report says.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:00:11 GMT)

Anti-semitic crimes 'double' in UK
The number of reported anti-semitic incidents in the UK has increased by more than 50%, figures released by a charity suggest.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:09:47 GMT)

Boy chased by police dies in canal
A 17-year-old boy dies after running into a canal in east London while being pursued by police called out amid fears for his welfare.
(Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:58:56 GMT)

Cyril Smith abuse image probe closes
A probe into claims the late Rochdale MP Cyril Smith was found with child abuse images in his car boot closes because of a lack of evidence.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:00:51 GMT)

Campaign highlights elder loneliness
One out of every five elderly people in the UK who feel lonely say they have no-one to turn to, a survey indicates.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:32:46 GMT)

Prostate cancer: Five types 'found'
Scientists identify five types of prostate cancer, each with a distinct genetic signature.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:37:11 GMT)

Terror police arrest woman at airport
A woman travelling with three children is arrested on suspicion of preparing to go to Syria to engage in terrorism.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:52:00 GMT)

Sir Peter O'Sullevan dies aged 97
Former BBC racing commentator Sir Peter O'Sullevan, dubbed the 'Voice of Racing' in a 50-year career, dies aged 97.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:14:20 GMT)

Alton Towers rescue 'most challenging'
The rollercoaster crash at Alton Towers last month led to the "most challenging" rescue of his career, according to the firefighter in charge.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:28:43 GMT)

Festival apology over Boyle booking
Organisers of a festival in Belfast say they are "deeply sorry for any hurt or offence that has been caused" by the booking of a show by Scottish comedian Frankie Boyle.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:12:24 GMT)

Corbyn backed by two largest unions
Left wing MP Jeremy Corbyn has the backing of the UK's two largest trade unions as Unison follows Unite in endorsing him to be Labour's next leader.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 21:22:31 GMT)

Orbit slide plans get go ahead
Plans to create the world's "longest and tallest tunnel slide" down the Orbit Tower, next to the Olympic Stadium, are approved.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:48:05 GMT)

Flower show eagle flaps at royals
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall have a close encounter with an eagle in a flap at Sandringham's flower show.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:05:58 GMT)

'Bruising' on body after Ibiza death
Initial results of a fresh post-mortem examination of the body of a County Antrim man who died in Ibiza contradict the findings of an autopsy by Spanish authorities, his family's solicitor has said.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:53:02 GMT)

Crew rescued after boats collide
Six fishermen are rescued after their vessel collides with another boat off the County Down coast.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:41:09 GMT)

River search for gun after shooting
Police search the River Cynon for a firearm after a shooting in Rhondda Cynon Taff left a man in a critical condition in hospital.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:50:09 GMT)

Beach death man 'popular and gifted'
Tributes are paid to a "popular and gifted" man who died after getting into difficulties on a Gower beach.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:58:55 GMT)

Blackout bin lorry driver 'lied'
The inquiry into the Glasgow bin lorry crash which killed six people hears that he "lied" on a DVLA form over a previous blackout.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:05:47 GMT)

Union rejects North Sea shift changes
Unite members of the Offshore Contractors Association (OCA) reject proposals over changes to shift rotas and terms and conditions.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:13:14 GMT)

'Extinct' fly found in nature reserve
A fly thought to be extinct in the UK is found in a Devon nature reserve.
(Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:59:44 GMT)

Appeal to hospital deaths families
An inquiry panel investigating the deaths of dozens of elderly patients at a Hampshire hospital is appealing for relatives to come forward.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:13:13 GMT)

England on top after Anderson burst
England close day one of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston on 133-3 after Australia are bowled out for 136.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:31:13 GMT)

Celtic 1-0 Qarabag
Dedryck Boyata keeps Celtic's Champions League hopes on track with a late winner against Qarabag.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:37:37 GMT)

Britons Daley & Gallantree win gold
British divers claim a second medal of the World Aquatics Championships as Tom Daley and Rebecca Gallantree win team gold.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:48:07 GMT)

Nigel Farage fears holidaymaker deaths
Nigel Farage says that "unless something radical is done" in Calais it is only a matter of time before a British holidaymaker or lorry driver dies.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:25:09 GMT)

Mundell backs more powers for islands
Scottish Secretary David Mundell is to confirm a commitment to hand more powers to island communities on a visit to Stornoway.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:43:16 GMT)

PM unveils anti slave labour plan
David Cameron vows to stamp out the "abhorrent trade" of human trafficking as he becomes the first serving British prime minister to visit Vietnam.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:16:47 GMT)

VIDEO: Health Committee
The Health Committee heard from key figures in NHS England.
(Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:40:51 GMT)

VIDEO: Special Olympics: Going for gold in gymnastics
Laura Green has a learning disability and represented Team GB at the Special Olympics in Los Angeles, with hopes of winning gold.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:07:29 GMT)

VIDEO: Sir Peter O'Sullevan remembered
BBC Sport's Joe Wilson remembers the life and career of former BBC horse racing commentator Sir Peter O'Sullevan, who has died aged 97.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:16:12 GMT)

VIDEO: 'My greenhouse made of sash windows'
Architect student Rachael Taylor tells the story of her community greenhouse, made out of recovered sash windows.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:04:26 GMT)

VIDEO: Smiler rescue 'most challenging'
The rescue of 16 people stuck on Alton Towers' Smiler rollercoaster after it crashed was "the most challenging operation" ever carried out by fire crews called to the scene.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:18:17 GMT)

VIDEO: Drivers 'threatened with bars and knives'
Richard Burnett, chief executive of the Road Haulage Association, says the situation surrounding migrants trying to get to the UK through the Channel Tunnel is getting worse.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:38:35 GMT)

VIDEO: How migrants enter tunnel site
The BBC's Peter Whittlesea explains the route migrants take to gain access to the railway tracks that run through the Channel Tunnel.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:46:20 GMT)

VIDEO: Police to probe Tube killer claim
An ex-detective's claims 12 people were murdered by the same man on the London Underground between 1953 and 1983 are described by the Met chief as "quite convincing".
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 02:49:26 GMT)

VIDEO: Patagonia settler landings recreated
The descendants of the first Welsh settlers in Patagonia recreate the landings 150 years on.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:01:37 GMT)

Why do people disinherit their children?
Why do people leave their children out of their will?
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:17:34 GMT)

Counting the cost of Operation Stack
What is the cost to the UK of chaos in Calais?
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:05:40 GMT)

Can people learn to curb their chocolate cravings?
Michael Mosley on the mental exercises that cut cravings
(Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:24:10 GMT)

VIDEO: The secret of adult colouring books
What's the secret of a good adult colouring book?
(Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:08:09 GMT)

Human trafficking: Lives for sale
Four women tell how they were duped by traffickers
(Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:33:29 GMT)

First English US founders identified
Uncovering the four Englishmen who led the way to colony in US
(Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:33:15 GMT)

Labour leader guide: Jeremy Corbyn
An at-a-glance profile of Jeremy Corbyn
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:06:30 GMT)

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