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Scottish Labour leader stands down
Scottish Labour Party leader Johann Lamont resigns with immediate effect after accusing the UK party of treating Scotland like a "branch office".
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:42:42 GMT)

Ex-first ministers hit out at Labour
Two former first ministers of Scotland have hit out at Labour's treatment of its Scottish leader Johann Lamont.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:50:20 GMT)

Fourth Portsmouth man killed in Syria
A fourth man from Portsmouth who went to fight in Syria for Islamic State is believed to have been killed.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:52:12 GMT)

Cream bassist Jack Bruce dies, aged 71
Jack Bruce, bassist from 1960s band Cream, has died aged 71, his publicist confirms.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:22:55 GMT)

Cost of driving licence to be cut
The cost of getting a driving licence is being cut following a recent public consultation, the government says.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:01:11 GMT)

Britain must pay EU bill, says MEP
The rest of Europe expects the UK to settle a £1.7bn EU budget demand "and that's that", a vice president of the European Parliament has said.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:28:28 GMT)

Man 'raped by priest 65 years ago'
A 72-year-old man says he was raped by a priest in a Bedfordshire boys' home 65 years ago.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:33:01 GMT)

Teenager arrested over bus stabbing
A 15-year-old boy is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a teenage boy was stabbed on a bus in south London.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:09:41 GMT)

Tindall settles with Sunday Express
The former England rugby player Mike Tindall agrees a settlement with Express Newspapers over the reporting of a story about his marriage to Zara Phillips.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:42:50 GMT)

Police hunt missing sex offender
Police are searching for a convicted sex offender who has breached the conditions of her release from prison.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:21:05 GMT)

Students fined over sexist chants
A number of students are fined following an investigation after footage emerged of a group chanting about violence and necrophilia.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:31:10 GMT)

Man killed in west Belfast shooting
A man dies in hospital after he was shot in a west Belfast alleyway 30 minutes after a serious brawl broke out in a nearby street.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:48:11 GMT)

Plan to clamp down on nuisance calls
Companies which cause "annoyance, inconvenience or anxiety" with marketing calls and text messages could be fined up to £500,000, ministers say.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:07:40 GMT)

New HS2 station proposed for Crewe
A report into the route of the second phase of the controversial fast train project HS2 is expected to recommend a new station be built in Crewe.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:55:58 GMT)

Benefit claims wait 'unacceptable'
A charity calls for the rollout of a new benefit payment to be halted until a backlog is cleared.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:27:45 GMT)

2,000-year-old coins go on display
A hoard of 2,000-year-old coins found in a cave in the Peak District go on public display.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:56:35 GMT)

Antelopes win best wildlife photo
A picture of stampeding antelopes captured on the plains of South Africa’s Kariega Game Reserve wins the overall best European Wildlife photograph.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:34:57 GMT)

Memorial to 1,100 lost Fusiliers
A memorial is being dedicated to the hundreds of soldiers from the Royal Welsh Fusiliers who died in one of World War One's bloodiest battles.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:44:36 GMT)

Case unfairly politicised says Adams
The case of Belfast woman Maíria Cahill has been unfairly politicised, says Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:48:19 GMT)

Masked gang with iron bars hit man
A man is attacked in his County Down home by masked men carrying iron bars.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:47:35 GMT)

RAF pilot training boost welcomed
The move to bring basic pilot training for the RAF and Royal Navy to Anglesey is warmly welcomed by island economic development portfolio holder.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:21:54 GMT)

Peer condemns 'chronic underfunding'
Successive UK governments are responsible for the "deliberate" and "chronic underfunding" of Welsh public services, says former Plaid Cymru leader Lord Wigley.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:32:37 GMT)

Weather warning over heavy rain
An amber weather warning is issued for the west Highlands and the Western Isles for Sunday and Monday.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:30:01 GMT)

Woman dies after two-car crash
A 49-year-old woman dies after her crash collided with another car on the A862 Dingwall to Ardullie road in the Highlands.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:13:03 GMT)

Dog in one-minute crossbow operation
The delicate operation to remove a crossbow bolt from a dog's head "took just one minute", the RSPCA says.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:06:45 GMT)

Man, 23, dies after Newquay swim
A 23-year-old man dies after going missing and being found in the sea off Newquay.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:37:31 GMT)

Murray earns vital win over Ferrer
Andy Murray reaches the Valencia final and takes a huge step towards qualifying for the ATP Finals with victory over David Ferrer.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:22:19 GMT)

England edge Samoa in thriller
England narrowly hold on for victory against Samoa in a pulsating Four Nations encounter in Brisbane.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 08:36:43 GMT)

West Ham United 2-1 Manchester City
Manchester City's title ambitions suffer a setback as Diafra Sakho scores to help earn West Ham earn a 2-1 victory.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:25:21 GMT)

Should love be symbolised by a lock?
The "love locks" on a Parisian bridge are meant to symbolise lovers' undying devotion to each other, but is a padlock an appropriate symbol for love?
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:46:29 GMT)

The day UFOs stopped play
In 1954, a football game in Florence was interrupted by UFOs flying over the stadium. The spectacle was witnessed by more than 10,000 people – but what was it?
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:31:00 GMT)

Do people know where their chicken comes from?
Campaigners say chicken meat needs better labelling. How much do people know about the life of a chicken before it reaches their plate?
(Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:03:57 GMT)

Jones 'not afraid' of NHS scrutiny
First Minister Carwyn Jones tells Radio 4's Any Questions he is not afraid of scrutiny of the NHS in Wales.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:27:06 GMT)

Stormont dismissed as 'lads' club'
The Northern Ireland Assembly is dismissed as misogynistic and a "lads' club", according to Sinn Féin MLA Catriona Ruane.
(Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:06:01 GMT)

GDP rises by 0.7% in third quarter
The economy expanded at a slower pace in in the three months to 30 September following a 0.9% rise in the second quarter, the ONS said.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:22:26 GMT)

VIDEO: House of Commons
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt responds to an urgent question on the five-year plan for the NHS.
(Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:34:32 GMT)

VIDEO: Learning how to leap around a city
The UK's first specialised Parkour, or freerunning, academies have opened to encourage people to learn how to do it in a safe environment.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 08:56:25 GMT)

VIDEO: Dangers of doping in rugby union
A year ago, rugby player Sam Chalmers' world collapsed after he admitted using prohibited substances.
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:00:00 GMT)

VIDEO: Crossbow bolt shot dog recovering
A Staffordshire bull terrier shot through the skull with a crossbow bolt is making a "miraculous" recovery following surgery.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:04:17 GMT)

VIDEO: Motor racing on Coventry's ring road
Motor sports hit Coventry's ring road in May as the council seizes upon a change in the law to boost the local economy.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:02:38 GMT)

VIDEO: 'Do you think I lack imagination?'
Russell Brand speaks to Newsnight about his "alternative to corporate hegemony".
(Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:41:09 GMT)

VIDEO: Ashya King 'has really come along'
Ashya King's father said his son "has really come along" while under going proton beam therapy in Prague.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:07:17 GMT)

VIDEO: The Queen sends her first tweet
The Queen's has sent her first tweet - sent through the @BritishMonarchy account - heralding the launch of a major new exhibition at London's Science Museum.
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:05:08 GMT)

VIDEO: Wales 'may be independent in 20 years'
Leanne Wood, leader of Plaid Cymru, has predicted Wales will be independent within "a generation".
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:32:50 GMT)

How to reduce your Inheritance Tax
How to keep the tax man at bay when you pass it on
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:26:27 GMT)

Top 10 tips for being a comedian
Paul Merton advises how to make it as a comedian
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:07:29 GMT)

Lost football grounds - part II
England's lost football grounds - part II
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:57:39 GMT)

In pictures: Grayson Perry exhibition
Grayson Perry captures the state of the nation
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:24:10 GMT)

Thousands enjoy Diwali celebrations
City lights up as thousands gather for Diwali celebrations
(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:17:54 GMT)

'Edging toward the EU exit?'
How the papers look at the European budget row
(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:08:46 GMT)

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