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Cameron on trip to lobby EU leaders
David Cameron starts a tour of European capitals as a bill paving the way for the UK's EU referendum is launched in the House of Commons.
(Wed, 27 May 2015 23:09:26 GMT)

Methodist Church apologises for abuse
The UK's Methodist Church is to make a public apology after an investigation uncovered nearly 2,000 reported cases of abuse involving ministers, staff and members.
(Thu, 28 May 2015 05:00:59 GMT)

IS women discover 'harsh realities'
Young women travelling to Syria to join Islamic State often end up "domestically isolated in severe conditions", new research claims.
(Thu, 28 May 2015 05:28:17 GMT)

Labour objects to Hatton application
Labour's general secretary objects to a bid by former firebrand councillor Derek Hatton to rejoin the party.
(Thu, 28 May 2015 01:04:57 GMT)

MSPs to back plan to cut voting age
Holyrood is expected to back plans to allow those aged 16 and 17 to vote in Scottish Parliament and local elections.
(Wed, 27 May 2015 23:33:15 GMT)

Breast cancer 'alters bone to spread'
Breast cancers can change the structure of bone to make it easier to spread there, a study finds.
(Wed, 27 May 2015 23:14:50 GMT)

Doctors may be 'too slow' on cancer
GPs in the UK may be slower to refer patients with cancer than in other countries, a study suggests.
(Wed, 27 May 2015 23:49:12 GMT)

Scotland Bill due to be published
Legislation giving more power to the Scottish Parliament is due to begin its journey through Westminster.
(Wed, 27 May 2015 23:16:06 GMT)

Blair quits Middle East envoy role
Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is to stand down from his role as Middle East envoy representing the US, Russia, the UN and the EU, sources confirm.
(Wed, 27 May 2015 16:41:10 GMT)

Lawrence evidence probe widens
An investigation into evidence given to the Stephen Lawrence murder inquiry by a former Met Police chief widens to include other senior officers.
(Wed, 27 May 2015 15:20:32 GMT)

Boy, eight, dies playing in cemetery
An eight-year-old boy dies and two 10-year-olds are injured in a "tragic accident" involving a falling headstone at a cemetery in Glasgow.
(Wed, 27 May 2015 15:38:33 GMT)

Officer explains reporter tip-off
An-ex prison officer at HMP Belmarsh tipped off a journalist about a chaplain having relationships with inmates because he believed it was being "swept under the carpet", a court hears.
(Wed, 27 May 2015 18:11:34 GMT)

Hashtag is 'children's word of year'
Hashtag is declared 'children's word of the year' by the Oxford University Press after analysis of entries to the BBC's 500 Words competition.
(Wed, 27 May 2015 23:07:23 GMT)

Pussy Galore back in new Bond novel
Pussy Galore is to be reunited with James Bond in an official new 007 novel by Anthony Horowitz.
(Thu, 28 May 2015 00:57:39 GMT)

Lough sand-dredging 'must stop'
Companies taking sand from the bed of Lough Neagh are told to stop or face prosecution.
(Thu, 28 May 2015 05:21:19 GMT)

Mortgage lending fell in early 2015
The number of people in Northern Ireland taking out a mortgage fell in the first quarter of 2015, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders.
(Thu, 28 May 2015 05:22:08 GMT)

Medical school cuts plan 'absurd'
Claims that patients and the NHS will suffer from 'absurd' plans to cut 63 medical academics are denied by the dean of Wales' biggest medical school.
(Thu, 28 May 2015 05:25:18 GMT)

No police action in hospital probe
No-one will be prosecuted after a police investigation into patient care at a hospital's mental health ward, BBC Wales understands.
(Thu, 28 May 2015 05:28:15 GMT)

'Rethink needed' over jailing women
The justice secretary says he wants a radical shake-up in the way women are punished for crimes.
(Wed, 27 May 2015 23:19:18 GMT)

Lawyers warn of cyclists' tram risk
Lawyers representing cyclists injured on Edinburgh's tram tracks have warned the city council it must take action to prevent a fatality.
(Wed, 27 May 2015 23:31:25 GMT)

Man hurt as home collapses on cars
A man is injured when part of a house collapses on to several cars in the West Midlands.
(Wed, 27 May 2015 19:57:28 GMT)

Triple murder deaths 'unimaginable'
The family of the victims in a suspected triple murder in Didcot describe it as an "unimaginable" tragedy.
(Wed, 27 May 2015 13:40:24 GMT)

Uefa wants Fifa election postponed
Fifa faces growing pressure to postpone its presidential election and Uefa says Friday's meeting risks becoming "a farce".
(Wed, 27 May 2015 22:26:32 GMT)

England's Hartley gets four-week ban
England hooker Dylan Hartley is given a four-week ban for headbutting and is unavailable for the first game of the World Cup.
(Wed, 27 May 2015 20:48:15 GMT)

Why Fifa scandal is sport's biggest
BBC Sport's Matt Slater examines what sets the Fifa fiasco apart from the litany of previous sporting scandals.
(Wed, 27 May 2015 21:34:32 GMT)

Queen's Speech: Bill-by-bill
The government's legislative agenda for the year ahead has been announced, here's a guide to the bills that featured.
(Wed, 27 May 2015 12:22:03 GMT)

MSPs reject Assisted Suicide Bill
MSPs reject the Assisted Suicide Scotland Bill by 82 votes to 36 following a debate at Holyrood.
(Wed, 27 May 2015 17:36:58 GMT)

New powers to monitor internet use
New laws to give police and spies greater powers to monitor internet use are in the Queen's Speech - but campaigners say it is the return of the "snooper's charter".
(Wed, 27 May 2015 12:37:47 GMT)

VIDEO: Treasury Committee
The Treasury Committee hears from the Chancellor, George Osborne.
(Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:45:58 GMT)

VIDEO: Missing hotelier 'could be kidnapped'
A missing Wolverhampton hotelier could have been kidnapped in India, his family say.
(Thu, 28 May 2015 04:08:16 GMT)

VIDEO: Lineker calls for Fifa 'boycott'
Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker says major football federations should boycott Fifa in the wake of fresh allegations of bribery at football's governing body.
(Wed, 27 May 2015 16:11:07 GMT)

VIDEO: Princess Irene explosion remembered
A memorial service has taken place 100 years after 353 people were killed when the mine-laying ship Princess Irene exploded in Sheerness.
(Thu, 28 May 2015 04:34:26 GMT)

VIDEO: Bercow tells SNP MPs not to clap
Speaker of the House John Bercow reminds Scottish National Party MPs to respect the traditions and conventions of the chamber, and refrain from clapping.
(Wed, 27 May 2015 16:18:00 GMT)

VIDEO: UKIP MP confronted by protesters
The UKIP MP Douglas Carswell has been confronted in the street by anti-austerity protesters near Westminster.
(Wed, 27 May 2015 19:40:18 GMT)

VIDEO: The options for £12bn welfare cuts
The Conservatives say they will freeze working-age benefits, including child benefit, for two years, but have still not spelt out what else will be targeted.
(Wed, 27 May 2015 22:47:33 GMT)

VIDEO: MP jokes at Speaker Bercow's expense
Former Tory minister Simon Burns jokes about "dastardly rumours" that he and Speaker John Bercow do not get on, in a laughter-filled speech to the Commons.
(Wed, 27 May 2015 15:43:59 GMT)

VIDEO: Pomp and ceremony before Queen's Speech
Huw Edwards commentates as the Queen arrives to deliver her speech, setting out the plans of the Conservative government.
(Wed, 27 May 2015 11:45:00 GMT)

Did UK state collude with NI killers?
Did the state collude with NI killers?
(Thu, 28 May 2015 04:13:53 GMT)

The government's data law - an attack on encryption?
Another long battle likely over communications data
(Wed, 27 May 2015 16:26:21 GMT)

Workshops target forced marriage
The workshops helping women at risk
(Thu, 28 May 2015 02:27:00 GMT)

Why is 30 hours a week important?
Why is 30 hours a week the threshold for tax breaks?
(Wed, 27 May 2015 23:00:16 GMT)

Are erasers in school 'instruments of the devil'?
Are erasers in school 'an instrument of the devil'?
(Wed, 27 May 2015 12:38:04 GMT)

What's in a referendum question?
Are people more likely to vote Yes in the EU referendum?
(Wed, 27 May 2015 12:25:39 GMT)

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