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Actress Lynda Bellingham dies aged 66
British actress and presenter Lynda Bellingham, who had cancer, has died aged 66, her agent has confirmed.
(Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:03:57 GMT)

Downing Street rejects Barroso claims
A Downing Street source rejects claims made by Jose Manuel Barroso that the UK would be making an "historic mistake" if it leaves the EU.
(Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:09:27 GMT)

Fire at power station investigated
Firefighters are investigating the cause of a major blaze at Didcot B power station in Oxfordshire.
(Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:52:06 GMT)

Untested drugs bill a step closer
A new law that would allow terminally-ill patients in England and Wales to be given untested medicines moves a step closer after receiving government backing.
(Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:08:46 GMT)

Concern over new mums' mental health
Society is paying a "shocking" price for poor mental health care for pregnant women and new mothers in the UK, a report says.
(Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:06:29 GMT)

NHS radiographers on strike over pay
Radiographers across the UK begin a four-hour strike in the latest walkout by NHS staff in an ongoing dispute with the government over pay.
(Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:07:49 GMT)

UK growth 'to fall to 2.4% in 2015'
The UK economy will grow by 2.4% next year, well below the 3.1% growth expected this year, forecasting group EY Item Club says.
(Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:04:23 GMT)

Equal parental pay for Civil Service
Male and female civil servants will be entitled to full parental pay from April 2015, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is to announce.
(Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:00:57 GMT)

Strong winds and rain expected in UK
Strong winds and rain are expected in many parts of UK on Tuesday as the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo hit, forecasters warn.
(Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:59:58 GMT)

Prison officer cuts 'cause crisis'
Prison officer cuts have left the prison system in England and Wales "in crisis", says the Howard League for Penal Reform.
(Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:41 GMT)

Carrier bag charge comes into effect
A public awareness campaign is being launched to highlight the carrier bag charge which has come into force.
(Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:49:33 GMT)

Trust in MPs 'at crisis point'
Less than a quarter of people trust their MP to represent them, but the overwhelming majority of politicians believe they are trusted, surveys suggest.
(Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:09:00 GMT)

Switching sites 'hiding' best deals
Five of the UK's biggest price comparison sites are accused of "hiding" the best energy deals from consumers by one of their rivals
(Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:51:59 GMT)

Brad Pitt's Fury closes festival
Brad Pitt says he hopes his new film Fury recognised the trauma suffered by soldiers in World War Two as it closes this year's BFI London Film Festival.
(Sun, 19 Oct 2014 20:17:14 GMT)

Scottish fish 'first to have sex'
The first animals to copulate were small fish that lived 385 million years ago in what is now Scotland, a study suggests.
(Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:17:58 GMT)

Toddler in hospital after 'assault'
A two-year old girl is being treated in hospital after a suspected assault in Bessbrook, County Armagh.
(Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:41:00 GMT)

Church leaders meet NI politicians
Leaders of Northern Ireland's four main churches are to meet political leaders at Stormont later.
(Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:29:50 GMT)

Hundreds of IT jobs to be created
More than 800 jobs are being created in south Wales by a Canadian IT firm and a car parts business which is expanding.
(Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:00:36 GMT)

£100m investment in tidal lagoon
A financial services company is to invest up to £100m in a project to build a power-generating tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay.
(Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:07:33 GMT)

Starting salaries 'rising strongly'
Starting pay for new recruits has been rising strongly, according to the latest data on Scotland's labour market.
(Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:06:52 GMT)

Man tried to lure boy into car
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man tried to lure a 12-year-old boy into his car in Stirlingshire.
(Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:05:08 GMT)

Cutty Sark deck damaged in blaze
Famous 19th Century ship Cutty Sark is damaged in a fire in London.
(Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:30:50 GMT)

Girl, 15, dies during football match
A teenage girl dies after collapsing during a football match in Lancashire.
(Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:02:09 GMT)

Three-month judgement 'was stupid'
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says it was "stupid" to tell people to judge him on his first three months.
(Sun, 19 Oct 2014 21:47:15 GMT)

Leinster 25-20 Wasps
Christian Wade's dazzling solo try is not enough for Wasps as Leinster hit back to win their European Rugby Champions Cup match.
(Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:10:49 GMT)

Murray beats Ferrer in Vienna final
Andy Murray comes from a set down to beat David Ferrer in the final of the Vienna Open and move up to eighth in world.
(Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:44:45 GMT)

The fighter pilots who navigated war using a school atlas
Remarkable advances made in aviation during WW1 are still at the core of air power today.
(Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:09:32 GMT)

Scandalous tales from the British embassy in Paris
Hugh Schofield reveals the colourful history of the British ambassador's residence in Paris - courtesy of the butler.
(Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:16:37 GMT)

Why are our obsessions never the things we're best at?
The English love football, but it doesn't love them back, says Adam Gopnik. Why are our obsessions never the things we're best at?
(Sun, 19 Oct 2014 00:01:10 GMT)

Paisley 'cast influential shadow'
Former first minister Ian Paisley "cast an influential shadow over three generations", guests at a memorial service in Belfast are told.
(Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:57:33 GMT)

Internet trolls face longer sentences
People who post abusive messages online could face up to two years in jail under new laws proposed by Justice Secretary Chris Grayling.
(Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:22:17 GMT)

Tories reject UKIP poll call claims
The Conservatives deny they are behind "negative" phone calls about UKIP's Rochester and Strood by-election candidate.
(Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:54:38 GMT)

VIDEO: House of Commons
Prime Minister David Cameron takes questions from Ed Miliband and MPs.
(Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:22:52 GMT)

VIDEO: Cutty Sark avoids major fire damage
Cutty Sark avoided major damage when a fire broke out onboard, London Fire Brigade says.
(Sun, 19 Oct 2014 16:51:19 GMT)

VIDEO: 'Do not resuscitate' controversy
BBC Inside Out looks at the High Court ruling that doctors must ask patients or their relatives whether they want to be resuscitated.
(Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:27:44 GMT)

VIDEO: Plastic food packaging health fears
BBC Inside Out examines whether health fears over plastic food packaging are justified and asks if BPA should be banned in the UK.
(Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:28:16 GMT)

VIDEO: Who could benefit from cheaper fuel?
Drivers could benefit if savings from a drop in petrol and diesel wholesale prices are passed on, but the Petrol Retailers' Association says smaller forecourts could suffer.
(Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:22:55 GMT)

VIDEO: Balloons released for Alan Henning
A cabbie convoy, a balloon release and a celebrity football match marked a day of tributes for humanitarian aid worker Alan Henning who was murdered by Islamic State militants in Syria in October.
(Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:11:07 GMT)

VIDEO: Belfast memorial for Ian Paisley
Family and colleagues paid tribute to the former first minister of Northern Ireland, Dr Ian Paisley at his memorial service which was held in Belfast's Ulster Hall on Sunday.
(Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:32:13 GMT)

VIDEO: Major fire at Didcot power station
Firefighters are investigating the cause of a major blaze at Didcot B power station in Oxfordshire.
(Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:00:21 GMT)

VIDEO: New research into body image fears
New research shows a majority of adults think body confidence issues affect people of all ages
(Sun, 19 Oct 2014 07:49:08 GMT)

My Sleeping Beauty syndrome nightmare
Why the 'Sleeping Beauty' illness is a such a nightmare
(Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:54:47 GMT)

The king of discount voucher codes
The man who has made millions from money off vouchers
(Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:26:34 GMT)

Mother helped son flee IS in Syria
The mother who helped her son flee IS in Syria
(Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:23:48 GMT)

Life after university for disabled graduates
What's life like for disabled graduates?
(Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:55:05 GMT)

Why firms don't want you to be brilliant
Why being brilliant is not enough at work
(Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:21:57 GMT)

UK aid helping Ebola-affected areas
The UK football fans organising deliveries to West Africa
(Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:03:35 GMT)

Honour for WW1 woman police officer
The female police pioneer who cleaned up a town
(Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:56:49 GMT)

EU migration and child poverty - the papers
EU migration and child poverty make the headlines
(Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:15:48 GMT)

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