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Terror tactics 'flawed' - Davis
The intelligence agencies are accused of using flawed tactics after it emerged they were aware of the man dubbed 'Jihadi John' before he went to Syria.
(Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:32:50 GMT)

Two arrests in missing girl search
Two people are arrested in connection with the disappearance of 16-year-old Becky Watts who is missing in Bristol.
(Sat, 28 Feb 2015 20:32:36 GMT)

First-time buyers get 20% discount
First-time home buyers aged under 40 in England can now register to buy new homes at a discount of up to a fifth off the normal price.
(Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:46:02 GMT)

Cyclist, 15, killed in stab murder
A 15-year-old boy was fatally stabbed when three men attacked him while he was cycling with friends, police say.
(Sat, 28 Feb 2015 17:26:34 GMT)

UK 'must prepare for Russian threat'
Russia has become a danger to Britain and the country must be prepared to take steps to defend itself and its allies, the former head of MI6 says.
(Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:35:11 GMT)

MPs call for energy switch 'refunds'
Energy price comparison sites should compensate customers who changed to tariffs that may not have been the cheapest deals, MPs say.
(Sat, 28 Feb 2015 09:17:51 GMT)

UKIP MP wants electoral reform
UKIP could call for electoral reform if it holds the balance of power in the next parliament, the party's first elected MP Douglas Carswell says.
(Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:14:56 GMT)

Airport power failure investigated
An investigation is under way after a power failure left hundreds of passengers stranded at East Midlands Airport.
(Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:43:30 GMT)

Murphy will stand for Westminster
Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy says he is the party's candidate for East Renfrewshire at the general election in May.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:48:26 GMT)

BBC's Robinson to have tumour removed
The BBC's political editor Nick Robinson is to have an operation to remove a tumour from his lung, the corporation says.
(Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:54:49 GMT)

Girl and man found dead by police
A woman is arrested after a four-year-old girl and a man are found dead by police who forced entry at a property in Notting Hill.
(Sat, 28 Feb 2015 17:49:42 GMT)

UKIP candidate drops out of race
UKIP's Diane James drops her bid to become an MP at the general election for "personal reasons", hours after speaking at the party's conference.
(Sat, 28 Feb 2015 20:03:15 GMT)

Rotherham United 2-1 Millwall
Police deal with crowd trouble from visiting Millwall fans as Rotherham climb away from the relegation places at New York Stadium.
(Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:43:43 GMT)

Pegida UK stages first demonstration
About 2,000 protesters demonstrate against the first rally in Britain by a group opposed to what it calls the "Islamisation of Europe".
(Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:26:22 GMT)

Raiders steal 5,000 bottles of wine
Almost 5,000 bottles of wine are stolen from a warehouse during a break-in at a vineyard in West Sussex.
(Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:45:53 GMT)

William dressed as samurai warrior
The Duke of Cambridge dresses as a famous samurai warrior during a visit to the set of a long-running historical drama in Japan.
(Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:05:51 GMT)

'Mad chicken woman' sells round egg
A "perfectly spherical" chicken egg, thought to be "one-in-a-billion" sells online for £480 with the money going to charity.
(Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:35:29 GMT)

Unionists deny pact talks breakdown
Unionists deny that talks have broken down over electoral pacts in the forthcoming general election on 7 May.
(Sat, 28 Feb 2015 20:33:05 GMT)

More staff on gritters after assault
Extra staff are travelling on gritting lorries in Londonderry over the weekend, after masked men ordered a driver to bring what they said was an explosive device to a police station.
(Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:55:22 GMT)

Driver quizzed over boy's death
A 25-year-old man is still being questioned on suspicion of causing the death of a boy by dangerous driving.
(Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:23:09 GMT)

Mountain rescue teams search for boy
Police determined to 'exhaust every possibility' in the search for missing 11-year-old schoolboy Cameron Comey.
(Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:53:22 GMT)

Pedestrian dies in M8 accident
A man has died after being struck by a car on the M8 between Livingston and Bathgate, police confirm.
(Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:19:32 GMT)

Protest over steps demolition plan
About 100 people protest against council plans to demolish the steps outside Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall.
(Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:56:05 GMT)

Man is shot in 'targeted attack'
A man has been shot in the shoulder in a "targeted attack" in Liverpool, police say.
(Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:36:33 GMT)

Murder arrest after prisoner death
A 43-year-old prisoner dies following a suspected attack by another inmate at Doncaster Prison.
(Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:24:26 GMT)

France 13-20 Wales
Wales hold their nerve in Paris to win a tight contest against France and keep their Six Nations title hopes alive.
(Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:40:22 GMT)

'No mistake' over Brown red card
Sunderland defender Wes Brown's red card at Manchester United was not a case of mistaken identity, says a referees' body.
(Sat, 28 Feb 2015 20:09:36 GMT)

Borussia Dortmund 3-0 FC Schalke 04
Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Marco Reus produce Batman and Robin masks during 3-0 win over Schalke.
(Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:33:24 GMT)

Singapore at 50: From swamp to skyscrapers
Fifty years ago Singapore gained independence - it became one of the region's leading economies thanks to immigrants like Sharanjit Leyl's grandfather.
(Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:33:36 GMT)

What would Wittgenstein say about that dress?
The colour of "that dress" has been fascinating people all around the world, including Prof Barry C Smith of the University of London's Institute of Philosophy.
(Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:37:07 GMT)

The 30-day worm and cricket diet
A US student is just finishing a 30-day diet in which he has eaten insects three times a day - and he says they're much better than you might think.
(Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:10:22 GMT)

Sir Cliff's lawyers criticise MPs
Sir Cliff Richard's lawyers criticise a parliamentary committee for publishing a letter about the police inquiry into sex abuse allegations against the singer.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:55:54 GMT)

Spy watchdog 'taken in' by spies
Tory MP David Davis accuses Sir Malcolm Rifkind's Intelligence and Security Committee of being taken in by the "glamour" of spying and failing to do its job properly.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:28:38 GMT)

Labour pledges £6,000 tuition fees
Ed Miliband says £9,000 tuition fees in England have been a "disaster" and promises Labour would fund a reduction by cutting tax relief on high earners' pensions.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:38:14 GMT)

VIDEO: Treasury Committee
MPs take evidence on the Bank of England’s Inflation Report.
(Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:43:40 GMT)

VIDEO: Samurai prince escapes wig ordeal
Prince William was transformed into a samurai warlord, but escaped the ordeal of wearing a wig, as he visited Japan's public broadcaster NHK.
(Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:40:37 GMT)

VIDEO: Pegida and counter rally held in UK
Around 400 people are attending a rally in Newcastle organised by a group opposed to what it describes as the "Islamisation of Europe".
(Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:57:48 GMT)

VIDEO: Farage: 'I've been busy, not ill'
UKIP leader Nigel Farage has insisted he is "fit as a flea" following rumours he was seriously ill.
(Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:00:01 GMT)

VIDEO: May: Security services 'true heroes'
The Home Secretary, Theresa May, has defended the security and intelligence agencies, describing them as "true heroes".
(Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:04:38 GMT)

VIDEO: Teacher: 'Jihadi John' had therapy
The BBC has learned that Mohammed Emwazi, who has been identified as the Islamic State extremist 'Jihadi John', had anger management therapy at his secondary school in north-west London.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:19:28 GMT)

VIDEO: Campaign to restore ballroom of romance
Strictly Come Dancing has given momentum for a campaign to breathe new life into a derelict ballroom in Belfast.
(Sat, 28 Feb 2015 09:24:04 GMT)

VIDEO: Meet the men who went part-time
Close to one million men are now choosing to reduce their hours and take part-time employment. Emma Simpson reports.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:26:18 GMT)

AUDIO: Ex-MI6 chief on 'Jihadi John' claims
The former head of MI6, Sir John Sawers, defends the security services amid criticisms they failed to stop Mohammed Emwazi - known as "Jihadi John'" - from joining Islamic State.
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:12:30 GMT)

Apps in pockets, bums on seats
Keeping cinema affordable after Orange Wednesday's demise
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 22:20:39 GMT)

10 things we didn't know last week
What time of day squid fly, and other news nuggets
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:45:47 GMT)

Why Sam's 'wobbly brain' is important
Why everyone should be aware of Sam's symptoms
(Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:39:18 GMT)

'I change my disabled son's nappy on urine-soaked floors'
'I change my disabled son's nappy on urine-soaked floors'
(Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:43:54 GMT)

Campaignspotting: BBC's 2016 blog
What do Americans make of Nigel Farage?
(Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:23:18 GMT)

The 'What colour is this dress?' meme
Why everyone is asking 'what colour is this dress?'
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:53:59 GMT)

'When bandits shot me in the Congo'
Missionary midwife recalls her brush with Congo bandits
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:51:39 GMT)

Stormont shake-up evokes comedy gold
Stormont shake-up evokes comedy gold
(Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:27:35 GMT)

Spock 'boldly gone' and 'Jihadi John' hunt - papers
Papers mark the death of Star Trek's Spock
(Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:10:39 GMT)

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