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Abuse victims 'want Woolf to quit'
Victims' groups are expected to tell child abuse inquiry officials that Fiona Woolf should step down as its head as concerns about her suitability persist.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:35:34 GMT)

'Do more' to tackle aid corruption
The UK government is not doing enough to tackle "petty corruption" in countries to which it gives aid, a report by a scrutiny body says.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:24:26 GMT)

Alcohol 'should have calorie labels'
Alcohol should have a calorie content label in order to reduce obesity, according to public health doctors.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:10:00 GMT)

Four people hurt in fireworks blaze
Four people are hurt and one person is thought to be missing as dozens of firefighters tackle a blaze at a fireworks retailer in Staffordshire.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:54:36 GMT)

Lavish praise 'does not help pupils'
Teachers who try to encourage low-achieving students with lots of praise could harm their learning, claims research into classroom tactics.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:46:01 GMT)

Independent review of Ofsted urged
Ofsted is in urgent need of an independent review in light of concerns about its objectivity and reliability, say local government leaders.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:57:53 GMT)

Labour pledge to boost English buses
Ed Miliband will promise that a Labour government would grant cities and regions greater powers to improve bus services across England.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:59:46 GMT)

UK can be sued over rendition case
A Libyan man can sue the UK government over claims he was illegally sent back to Libya and tortured, the Court of Appeal rules.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:28:55 GMT)

Ebola aid ship docks in Sierra Leone
UK ship RFA Argus, which is carrying medical supplies, equipment and vehicles, arrives in Sierra Leone to help deal with the Ebola outbreak.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:25:58 GMT)

Farmer fined over dead cattle on land
A farmer who was fined last year for unlawfully slaughtering animals is fined again after dead cattle are found on his land.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:40:38 GMT)

Two arrested in care home probe
Two people are arrested as part of a police investigation into a care home in Oxfordshire.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:50:08 GMT)

National videogame museum to open
A new centre dedicated to the heritage and culture of gaming in the UK is to open its doors next year.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:38:40 GMT)

Gormley's new cliff top sculpture
An Antony Gormley statue described as a "robotic Angel of the North" will be installed on a cliff top in Dorset.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:39:09 GMT)

NI budget deal agreed by two parties
The Northern Ireland Executive agrees next year's draft budget but of the five parties, only the DUP and Sinn Féin voted to support the deal.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:38:05 GMT)

Man charged with Gibson murder
A man is charged with the murder of Edward Gibson in west Belfast.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:39:17 GMT)

Meeting over council chief's pay-off
Pembrokeshire council's chief executive is due to leave the job on Friday but a question mark is still hanging over his £330,000 pay-off deal.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:01:49 GMT)

Airport boss aims to 'add airlines'
The new managing director of Cardiff Airport says she is determined to reverse the decline in passenger numbers by attracting more airlines.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:13:22 GMT)

Miliband admits Scottish 'challenge'
Ed Miliband admits that Labour is facing a "big challenge" in Scotland as the process of finding a new Scottish leader continues.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:02:01 GMT)

Botanist's family renew appeal
The father of a botanist from Argyll who went missing in Vietnam a year ago asks anyone with any information to come forward.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:16:07 GMT)

Club apologises for Ebola party
A Birmingham nightclub apologises for "a huge error of judgement" in holding an Ebola-themed party.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:43:32 GMT)

Last day for coastguard station
The coastguard station at Brixham in Devon is closing later in a shake-up of rescue services.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:15:42 GMT)

Murray seals World Tour Finals place
Andy Murray books his place at the World Tour Finals with an emphatic victory over Grigor Dimitrov at the Paris Masters.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:47:54 GMT)

Netherlands too strong for Scotland
Scotland's women lose 2-0 in Rotterdam for a 4-1 aggregate defeat in their World Cup play-off semi-final.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:53:53 GMT)

Hamilton critical of double points
Lewis Hamilton says it would "suck" if he lost the world title as a result of the controversial final-race double points rule.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:08:58 GMT)

The nuclear attack on the UK that never happened
In 1982, a secret Home Office exercise tested the UK's capacity to cope with a massive nuclear attack.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:50:46 GMT)

Unexpected ways to wake up your brain
Tea or coffee is often the favoured brew for those who are tired and in need of a caffeine boost. But is this really the best way to make ourselves more alert?
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:35:46 GMT)

The Leonardo hidden from Hitler in case it gave him magic powers
A self-portrait of Leonardo da Vinci is going on display in Turin - some believe it has mystical powers.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:29:32 GMT)

End 'robotic' drugs policy - MPs
MPs back calls for a review of 40-year old legislation on drug misuse - as a row breaks out at the top of the coalition over drugs laws.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:45:37 GMT)

UK migrant rescue stance criticised
A Home Office minister insists a change of policy on Mediterranean search-and-rescue operations would save lives - after MPs call it "shameful" and "a new low".
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:51:10 GMT)

Labour 'must be bold on immigration'
Former Home Office minister Liam Byrne says Labour must talk about immigration, saying it is not an "argument Labour needs to be afraid of".
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:10:06 GMT)

VIDEO: European Scrutiny Committee
The committee questions the UK Commissioner-designate Lord Hill
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:03:44 GMT)

VIDEO: Poppy hijab for Remembrance
A young fashion designer from London has decided to mark Remembrance Day by creating a special "poppy hijab" for Muslim women.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:02:27 GMT)

VIDEO: Lab for world’s worst animal viruses
A look around a new lab at Pirbright Institute in Surrey, where the world’s most contagious livestock viruses will be kept.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:10:15 GMT)

VIDEO: Where people openly smoke marijuana
The BBC's Anna Holligan visited a cafe in Amsterdam where people smoke as much marijuana as they like, and the government gets a share of the proceeds.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:14:37 GMT)

VIDEO: Tower poppies artist hails volunteers
The artist behind a project to place almost 900,000 ceramic poppies around the Tower of London says he is surprised and happy that so many people have "taken it to heart".
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:09:22 GMT)

VIDEO: UK national sperm bank starts work
A UK national sperm bank - charged with reversing a growing shortage of donor sperm - has started work in Birmingham.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:34:47 GMT)

AUDIO: Punk poet's praise for Michael Gove
John Cooper Clarke says Michael Gove was "right" to support the learning of poetry by rote.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:20:25 GMT)

VIDEO: Stars lend voices to poppy appeal
Celebrities such as Joanna Lumley and Arsene Wenger lend their voices to a fundraising campaign for London Poppy Day.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:11:25 GMT)

VIDEO: Murphy: 'I'll bring Labour together'
Jim Murphy MP says he is running to be Scottish Labour leader and first minister of Scotland to end the party's period of "self-harm".
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:07:27 GMT)

What are Remploy workers doing now?
How former Remploy workers struggle to find work
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:13:29 GMT)

Moving house: Nightmare or life-affirming?
Is moving house a nightmare or life affirming?
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:34:14 GMT)

Quiz of the week's news
What did Robbie's wife tell him to stop singing during labour?
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:05:44 GMT)

VIDEO: Meet the accidental stormtrooper
How one man's luck landed him a place in cinema history
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:08:53 GMT)

Timothy Spall: How I became Turner
How Timothy Spall created 400 artworks for his latest film
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:59:56 GMT)

Murphy talks unity as leader battle begins
James Cook on Jim Murphy's chances of leadership success
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:31:53 GMT)

Caerphilly Cohort: What we learned
How 2,500 Caerphilly men helped shape expert thinking
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:24:08 GMT)

Is the traditional metal key becoming obsolete?
Are the days of the humble key numbered?
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:26:40 GMT)

UK rubbish heats Danish homes
Denmark burns UK waste for heating
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:47:26 GMT)

Labour 'wipeout' and Ebola threat
Labour "wipeout" and Ebola threat make the headlines
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:47:10 GMT)

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