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Tories and Labour in SNP election row
Ed Miliband accuses David Cameron of "demeaning" his office by "talking up the SNP" - as Sir John Major warns the nationalists could "blackmail" a Labour government.
(Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:32:42 GMT)

Man guilty of New Forest murder
A man is found guilty of the murder of mother-of-five Pennie Davis, who was found stabbed to death in a field in the New Forest last year.
(Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:48:30 GMT)

Diet pills highly toxic, mother warns
The mother of a student thought to have taken "highly toxic" diet pills bought online appeals to others not to consume them.
(Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:36:25 GMT)

Action call over grocery pricing
Consumer body Which? demands action from regulator over "confusing and misleading" supermarket pricing.
(Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:33:52 GMT)

Iraq War report date uncertain
The official inquiry into the 2003 Iraq War may not publish its long-awaited report this year, BBC Newsnight has learned.
(Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:23:20 GMT)

Queen celebrates 89th birthday
As the Queen celebrates her 89th birthday privately at Windsor Castle, celebratory music and gun salutes take place in Hyde Park.
(Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:26:36 GMT)

Eurotunnel delay after power failure
There are severe delays to trains using the Eurotunnel following an electrical fault.
(Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:40:46 GMT)

Two held over 'Syria terror offences'
Two teenagers from Coventry are arrested on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences, police say.
(Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:54:05 GMT)

Banks face competition over accounts
The big four High Street banks are under pressure to offer current account perks as competition in the sector appears to be picking up.
(Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:36:23 GMT)

Mindfulness 'option for depression'
A mindfulness-based therapy could provide a "new choice for millions of people" with recurrent depression, a study in the Lancet says.
(Tue, 21 Apr 2015 02:16:32 GMT)

Joan Collins: I've not been arrested
Former Dynasty star takes to Twitter to say she was not arrested at a protest against water meters in Dublin
(Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:52:52 GMT)

Wonga reports £37.3m loss for 2014
Short-term lender Wonga made a pre-tax loss of £37.3m in 2014 amid a major overhaul of the controversial company.
(Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:04:28 GMT)

Google help for Nessie hunters
Fans of the Loch Ness Monster are being offered a chance to explore its "habitat" using Google Street View.
(Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:02:48 GMT)

Boy's pills video gets 650,000 hits
An online video of a six-year-old boy swallowing tablets for cystic fibrosis is viewed more than 650,000 times.
(Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:11:59 GMT)

Carbon monoxide killed caravan pair
A couple in their 70s who died in their caravan at in Newcastle, County Down, earlier this year were the victims of carbon monoxide poisoning.
(Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:08:08 GMT)

Prince Charles to visit Ireland
The Prince of Wales is to visit the Republic of Ireland next month for four days of engagements.
(Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:33:08 GMT)

119mph drunk driver jailed over death
A drunk man who was driving at 119mph when he crashed into and killed an off-duty police community support officer is jailed for four-and-a-half years.
(Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:44:58 GMT)

Residents rally to catch arsonists
Residents from communities across south Wales are rallying together to try and catch arsonists who deliberately start grass fires.
(Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:16:46 GMT)

Scots Lib Dems make key pledges
The Scottish Liberal Democrats launch their manifesto with key pledges for voters north of the border.
(Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:06:10 GMT)

Corroboration 'needed' in some cases
Corroboration - the need for evidence to come from two sources in criminal trials - should be retained in some cases, a review recommends.
(Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:46:20 GMT)

Whip-round pays fan's libel bill
Football fans raise £20,000 for a 67-year-old Blackpool fan who was sued for libel by the club's owners.
(Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:14:25 GMT)

Police memo 'tried to denigrate fans'
A Hillsborough senior police officer admits a memo he wrote asking for evidence of "unruly behaviour" was an attempt to "denigrate" Liverpool fans.
(Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:04:19 GMT)

Mayweather-Pacquiao tickets mystery
Promoter Bob Arum is unable to explain why there are still no tickets on sale for Floyd Mayweather versus Manny Pacquiao on 2 May.
(Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:59:50 GMT)

VIDEO: Ding forgets he is on for 147
China's Ding Junhui misses out on a 147 break at the World Snooker Championships after appearing to forget he was on for a maximum.
(Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:46:44 GMT)

How Real sleep their way to the top
Sleep-inducing wallpaper, afternoon siestas and warm milk are helping top footballers find their best form.
(Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:11:37 GMT)

Major warns of Labour-SNP 'mayhem'
Ex-prime minister Sir John Major claims that a Labour government backed by the SNP would be a "recipe for mayhem".
(Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:04:32 GMT)

Labour plans nurses recruitment drive
Labour will launch an emergency recruitment drive to get 1,000 more nurses into training this year if they win the election, Ed Miliband says.
(Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:33:24 GMT)

Clegg's tax rise vow on second homes
Nick Clegg says owners of second homes in rural beauty spots could face paying double the rate of council tax under Liberal Democrat plans.
(Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:05:56 GMT)

VIDEO: Finance Bill second reading
MPs pass the Finance Bill at second reading.
(Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:08:15 GMT)

VIDEO: Christian medic 'painted as a bit crazy'
Christian health worker Victoria Wasteney speaks about accusations she tried to convert a Muslim colleague.
(Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:19:57 GMT)

VIDEO: Brave enough to challenge your boss?
Junior staff within the airline industry are encouraged to speak up to more senior staff, including pilots, if they believe they have made a mistake.
(Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:25:52 GMT)

VIDEO: Toxic diet pills 'a one-way trip'
The mother of a student who died after taking toxic 'diet pills' has said she had "absolutely no idea" her daughter was using them.
(Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:00:41 GMT)

VIDEO: Flawless 100 carat diamond for sale
Sotheby's in London is to auction what it says is a 'flawless' 100 carat diamond.
(Tue, 21 Apr 2015 06:39:25 GMT)

VIDEO: Are supermarket 'deals' really so good?
The consumer group, Which? has formally requested an investigation into the special offers and promotions used by supermarkets.
(Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:00:38 GMT)

AUDIO: Ambulance called for dead squirrel
An ambulance service urges people to think before they dial 999 after they received a call about a squirrel injured in a "hit- and-run".
(Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:00:35 GMT)

VIDEO: Meet the royal baby 'superfans'
Ardent royal fans have begun gathering outside St Mary's Hospital in Paddington ahead of the birth of the Duchess of Cambridge's second baby.
(Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:02:54 GMT)

VIDEO: Man hurt in London building collapse
A 56-year-old man is injured after a building in the Holborn area of London collapses.
(Mon, 20 Apr 2015 21:48:44 GMT)

The constituency that is much closer to Oslo than Westminster
The seat that's much closer to Oslo than Westminster
(Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:12:28 GMT)

'My body is now worthless to me'
Woman preyed on by 'night-stalker' rapist talks of ordeal
(Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:05:50 GMT)

VIDEO: Manifesto moments in 90 seconds
Summary of all seven main party montages in under two minutes
(Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:52:12 GMT)

The tech that rocks the cradle
The tech that rocks the cradle
(Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:54:31 GMT)

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