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Plan to end corroboration on hold

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:29:18 GMT

Controversial plans to end the need for evidence in Scottish criminal trials to come from two sources are put on hold for at least a year.

VIDEO: Tribute to youngest Hillsborough victim

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:29:17 GMT

The mother of the Hillsborough disaster's youngest victim has said he would have been ''very proud'' of his cousin, England Captain Steven Gerrard.

Jets scrambled over Russian planes

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:19:09 GMT

RAF fighter jets were scrambled to investigate two Russian military aircraft spotted approaching UK airspace, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) says.

VIDEO: Scottish referendum: An English view

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:15:39 GMT

Only those living in Scotland can actually vote - but what do people living in England think of the referendum?

VIDEO: Duchess of Cornwall's brother dies

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:12:35 GMT

The Duchess of Cornwall's brother, Mark Shand, 62, has died as a result of a serious head injury he sustained during a fall in New York on Tuesday night.

Yes vote 'boon' for northern England

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:08:27 GMT

Scotland's first minister Alex Salmond insists Scottish independence would be a boon for the north of England because it would rebalance the UK economy.

Duchess of Cornwall's brother dies

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:37:42 GMT

The Duchess of Cornwall's brother, Mark Shand, dies in a New York hospital after sustaining a serious head injury in a fall.

Tasered for throwing pants at police

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:59:13 GMT

A naked man who threw his boxer shorts at a police officer during a strip search was unlawfully Tasered, a court hears.

Farbrace named as England assistant

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:36:45 GMT

Men win sex discrimination pay case

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:16:45 GMT

Eighteen men unhappy at being paid less than their female colleagues win an equal pay claim against a university.

Parking firms pay £1.3m more to DVLA

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:13:07 GMT

The amount private private parking firms pay the DVLA for the names and addresses of drivers increase 28%.

Rhys Jones withdraws from uni role

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:11:22 GMT

Griff Rhys Jones withdraws from becoming Cardiff University's chancellor just two weeks after an embarrassing debacle in which his appointment was delayed at the last minute.

VIDEO: One man's bid to make kindness cool

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:01:38 GMT

BBC News hears from a man carrying out a daily random act of kindness or 'RAK Nomination'.

VIDEO: Three children found dead in London

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:39:43 GMT

A woman believed to be the mother of three children found dead at a south-west London home has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Chelsea trio charged by FA

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:39:35 GMT

Manager Jose Mourinho is among three Chelsea staff charged in the aftermath of the club's defeat by Sunderland.

Tories admit Brown tweet 'mistake'

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:27:40 GMT

The Tories admit "mistake" after tweeting a picture of Gordon Brown at a memorial service to make a joke.

Andy Murray gets freedom of Stirling

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:12:58 GMT

An emotional Andy Murray is awarded the freedom of Stirling in a visit to the area in which he grew up.

Three children found dead in London

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:10:51 GMT

A woman believed to be the mother of three children who were found dead at a south-west London home is arrested on suspicion of murder.

Clegg wife: Childcare takes cojones

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:10:08 GMT

Men who believe in gender equality and look after their children have "most cojones", Miriam Gonzalez Durantez says.

Operation Elveden: Reporter cleared

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:09:53 GMT

A journalist arrested as part of the police probe into alleged corrupt payments to public officials is told he will face no further action, the Met Police says.

VIDEO: Storms damage rare sea life

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:02:55 GMT

New video evidence has revealed the scale of damage caused by the winter storms to Lyme Bay on south coast of England.

UKIP angry over rival party's name

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:45:54 GMT

UKIP says it is "extremely unhappy" about the name of another Eurosceptic party contesting the European elections.

Coulson 'did not cover anything up'

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:18:42 GMT

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson tells the phone-hacking trial he did not "cover anything up" following the arrest of the paper's royal editor Clive Goodman in 2006.

Gang with golf clubs attack trio

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:15:34 GMT

A hate crime in east Belfast in which three people were attacked by a gang armed with golf clubs is being investigated by police.

Lib Dems 'won't back minority rule'

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:00:17 GMT

Senior Lib Dem Danny Alexander rules out suggestions his party could support a minority Labour or Tory government after the next election.

Man Utd believe Moyes timing right

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:52:27 GMT

Manchester United reject "unprofessional" claim, insisting they did not want to search for a successor behind David Moyes's back.

Adams 'gave IRA bomb order' - claim

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:51:47 GMT

A former IRA member makes new allegations about Gerry Adams, claiming the Sinn Féin leader ordered him to transport explosives to Great Britain for a bombing campaign in 1980.

Victim would be 'proud of Gerrard'

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:28:48 GMT

Steven Gerrard's cousin, who was the youngest victim of the Hillsborough disaster, would have been "very proud" of the England captain, an inquest hears.

'Revenge attack' caused fire deaths

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:23:04 GMT

A fire which killed four members of the same family was a revenge attack on the wrong house, a jury is told.

Expectans semper te expectabo

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:19:25 GMT

Where might Boris Johnson stand for Tories?

Clifford jury gets majority direction

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:17:04 GMT

Jurors in the indecent assault trial of publicist Max Clifford are told they can return a majority verdict of nine to one.

Agoraphobic benefits cheat jailed

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:30:32 GMT

A benefits cheat with a fear of open spaces is jailed for a year at Merthyr Crown court after being caught working as a tour guide in South America.

Anatomy of the cost of a new drug

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:05:49 GMT

Why do new treatments cost so much?

VIDEO: Andy Murray in tears at Stirling award

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:55:42 GMT

Tennis star Andy Murray has been awarded the freedom of Stirling in a ceremony which made the Wimbledon champion break down in tears.

Cancer teen hits £1m charity target

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:54:57 GMT

A teenage blogger with terminal cancer raises more than £1m for charity after posting his final message to followers.

Are gardeners wrong to put 'crocks' in plant pots?

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:42:23 GMT

Is it wrong to put 'crocks' in plant pots?

Paedophile laptop to be erased

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:40:23 GMT

Dorset Police are to delete photos of an abuse victim from a paedophile's laptop after previously saying it was "unlawful".

VIDEO: Cancer teen reaches £1m target

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:34:39 GMT

A teenage blogger with terminal cancer has raised £1m for charity after posting his final message to followers.

Is Louis van Gaal Man Utd's saviour?

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:33:41 GMT

Is Louis Van Gaal Man Utd's saviour?

Renewable energy projects approved

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:58:16 GMT

Eight renewable energy projects, expected to support 8,500 jobs, are given the green light by the government.

UK government hits borrowing target

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:11:54 GMT

The UK government borrowed £107.7bn in the financial year to April 2014, lower than the amount it borrowed the previous year.

Madeleine police probe 18 break-ins

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:11:39 GMT

UK police investigating Madeleine McCann's disappearance are looking at 18 potentially linked cases involving a lone intruder breaking into holiday villas in the Algarve, Portugal.

Violent crime 'continues to fall'

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:23:17 GMT

Violent crime is continuing to fall in England and Wales, according to an annual project examining injury data gathered from NHS hospitals.

Eight arguments about whether the UK is a Christian country

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:14:31 GMT

What is the evidence that the UK is a Christian country?

Is the UK becoming more productive?

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:03:38 GMT

UK productivity may be up – but what does it mean?

Top Gear 'regrets' Myanmar remark

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:49:27 GMT

The executive producer of Top Gear expresses regret over a "light-hearted" remark on its Burma special that led to the BBC show being accused of racism.

Blair warns West over radical Islam

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:22:26 GMT

Tony Blair warns Western leaders they must put aside their differences with Russia over Ukraine to focus on the threat of Islamic extremism.

Royals hit the decks in Adelaide

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:04:38 GMT

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge try their hand at DJing during a visit to a music studio on the latest leg of their Australian tour in Adelaide.

Spotlight stays on Man Utd - papers

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:02:35 GMT

Headlines remain focused on Manchester United

What would make St George's Day popular?

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:32:10 GMT

What could make the English party on St George's Day?

Exam pressure: A tutor's eye view

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:19:21 GMT

Enter the world of the super-tutor

Why Palestinians love St George

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:14:26 GMT

As England celebrates the day of its patron saint, many Palestinians are gearing up for their own celebrations of this shared hero.

A tour of Shakespeare's England

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:05:56 GMT

What do the Bard's favourite haunts look like today?

Money on wheels: Banking goes mobile

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:03:46 GMT

The old technology bringing your bank branch to you

The man who takes troubled youths to therapy camp

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:06:17 GMT

As more and more families send their drug and alcohol-addicted kids to therapeutic wilderness camps in the US, more and more become acquainted with the shadowy figure known as the "escort."

France's silent tea revolution

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:10:58 GMT

Tea-drinking is becoming ever more popular in France, although history shows that the beverage has long been taken on the continent.

VIDEO: House of Commons

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:55:29 GMT

The PM is challenged over his support for Maria Miller following a row over her expenses.

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US troops in Poland for exercises

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:28:38 GMT

A first US contingent arrives in Poland for military exercises amid heightened tensions with Russia over Ukraine.

Apple profits beat expectations

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:23:41 GMT

Technology giant Apple plans a share buyback after it reports profits of $10.2bn, selling a more than 43 million iPhones in the second quarter of 2014.

Real Madrid 1-0 Bayern Munich

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:59:50 GMT

Karim Benzema's goal gives Real Madrid the advantage as holders Bayern Munich lose semi-final first leg in Spain.

VIDEO: NYPD's twitter campaign backfires

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:47:28 GMT

NYPD asked followers to tweet a photo of themselves with officers and add the hashtag "myNYPD" as part of a social media campaign.

Jodie Foster marries girlfriend

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:33:12 GMT

US actress Jodie Foster marries her girlfriend, Alexandra Hedison, the actress' representative confirms.

Game-maker Zynga in widening loss

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:29:03 GMT

Troubled online game-maker Zynga reports a loss of $61m, as founder Mark Pincus steps down as chief product officer.

Everest Sherpas discuss boycott

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:52:44 GMT

Sherpa guides in Nepal are meeting climbers at Everest base camp to decide whether to continue ascents after an avalanche on Friday killed 16 of their colleagues.

Deadly car bomb strikes Nairobi

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:46:40 GMT

Four people, two of them police, are killed in the Kenyan capital Nairobi by a car bomb outside a police station.

Facebook earnings surge on mobile ads

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:43:34 GMT

Facebook reports growing earnings on surging mobile advertising revenue as chief finance officer David Ebersman prepares to leave.

VIDEO: Hamas-Fatah announce reconciliation

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:33:14 GMT

Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have announced a reconciliation deal, saying they will seek to form a unity government in the coming weeks.

Liverpool reveal Anfield expansion plan

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:01:14 GMT

Liverpool plan to redevelop parts of Anfield to increase the ground's capacity to around 59,000.

Duchess of Cornwall's brother dies

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:37:42 GMT

The Duchess of Cornwall's brother, Mark Shand, dies in a New York hospital after sustaining a serious head injury in a fall.

Hamas and Fatah declare end to rift

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:59:14 GMT

Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas announce a reconciliation deal, saying they will seek to form a unity government in the coming weeks.

VIDEO: Horror of S Sudan massacre filmed

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:35:06 GMT

The White House has strongly condemned the massacre of civilians in South Sudan calling it a betrayal of the people by their leaders.

Czech deer still avoid Iron Curtain

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:56:33 GMT

A new study has found that deer on the border between the Czech Republic and old West Germany still stick to their sides despite the barrier having vanished long ago.

VIDEO: Service honours ferry victims

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:46:13 GMT

An emotional memorial service has taken place to remember the victims of the South Korean ferry disaster.

Chelsea trio charged by FA

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:39:35 GMT

Manager Jose Mourinho is among three Chelsea staff charged in the aftermath of the club's defeat by Sunderland.

Three children found dead in London

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:10:51 GMT

A woman believed to be the mother of three children who were found dead at a south-west London home is arrested on suspicion of murder.

VIDEO: Calm returns to Rio favela after riots

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:07:33 GMT

The BBC's Wyre Davies visits the Pavaozinho complex the day after riots broke out following the death of a young man allegedly beaten by police.

Turkey: Armenia killings 'inhumane'

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:59:46 GMT

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan offers condolences for the first time for the mass killings of Armenians under Ottoman rule during WWI.

DR Congo train in deadly derailment

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:18:40 GMT

At least 63 people have been killed after a freight train overloaded with passengers derailed in Katanga in south-eastern DR Congo, officials say.

Myanmar democracy veteran mourned

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:11:19 GMT

Hundreds of mourners pay their respects at the funeral of Myanmar pro-democracy veteran Win Tin, who served 19 years in prison for his activism.

Chelsea Manning granted name change

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:51:17 GMT

The soldier who leaked US government documents to Wikileaks is granted the right to legally change her name from Bradley to Chelsea.

Iran replaces prison service chief

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:45:59 GMT

The head of Iran's prison service is replaced following allegations that political prisoners were beaten by guards at Tehran's Evin jail last week.

Bogota mayor Petro reinstalled

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:44:25 GMT

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos reinstates the ousted mayor of Bogota, Gustavo Petro, to his post following a court order to that effect.

Russian Duma passes film swearing ban

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:41:41 GMT

Russia's lower house passes a bill banning swearing from films, music and other works of art.

Amazon and HBO sign streaming deal

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:56:10 GMT

US customers of streaming service Amazon Prime will be able to stream such TV shows as The Sopranos and The Wire thanks to a new deal with subscription channel HBO.

VIDEO: DJ Duke: Will and Kate hit the decks

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:52:03 GMT

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been taught how to DJ, during the latest leg of their royal tour of Australia.

Lebanese MPs fail to elect president

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:27:10 GMT

Members of Lebanon's parliament fail to elect a new president at the first attempt before Michel Suleiman's six-year term expires on 25 May.

Obama pledges Japan islands support

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:11:34 GMT

US President Barack Obama tells Japan that islands it disputes with China are covered by a bilateral defence treaty, as he begins an Asian tour.

S Sudan attacks 'an abomination'

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:43:52 GMT

The massacre of hundreds of civilians in South Sudan is an "abomination" and a betrayal of the people by their leaders, the White House says.

Bomb 'kills senior Egypt policeman'

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:48:27 GMT

A senior Egyptian police officer has been killed by a bomb blast in the capital, Cairo, officials say.

Plane search examines coastal debris

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:39:52 GMT

Authorities in Australia are looking at material washed ashore to find out if it is related to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.

VIDEO: Ukrainians volunteer for reserve army

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:37:22 GMT

Volunteers in the Ukraine have begun to make defence preparations amid fears the Ukrainian military is unable to match Russian forces.

SA row over 'banned' Malema advert

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:29:44 GMT

South Africa's public broadcaster says it refused to broadcast an advert from the controversial politician Julius Malema, saying it incited violence.

VIDEO: Thousands visit Win Tin cemetery

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:08:01 GMT

Thousands of mourners have gathered to pay their respects to Myanmar pro-democracy veteran Win Tin, who died on Monday.

EU in slow progress on deficit cuts

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:03:35 GMT

EU member countries have cut new government borrowing, but total debt continues to rise, European Commission figures show.

Dancer's death sparks Rio clashes

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:40:15 GMT

Weeks before the World Cup, deadly clashes break out in the Brazilian city of Rio after the body of a young man is found, allegedly beaten by police.

NYPD Twitter campaign 'backfires'

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:28:34 GMT

Twitter users bombard the New York Police department with images depicting police aggression in the latest social media campaign to go awry.

Bieber upsets with war shrine image

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:35:48 GMT

Justin Bieber has caused social media upset after posting a picture of a Japanese war shrine on Instagram.

Primark to open its first US stores

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:26:44 GMT

Clothing retailer Primark is to open its first US stores, beginning with a 70,000 sq-ft shop in Boston.

More held in S Korea ferry disaster

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:54:22 GMT

Authorities in South Korea arrest four more crew members from the ferry that sank last week and raid the offices of companies linked to its owners.

Top Gear 'regrets' Myanmar remark

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:49:27 GMT

The executive producer of Top Gear expresses regret over a "light-hearted" remark on its Burma special that led to the BBC show being accused of racism.

Led Zeppelin unleash unheard work

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:49:51 GMT

Legendary rock group Led Zeppelin make public two previously unheard recordings.

GM seeks to bar some ignition cases

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:56:53 GMT

General Motors asks a US court to bar some lawsuits relating to its recall over faulty ignition switches.

Indian elections: Hope and anger in transgender community

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:57:24 GMT

Can voting bring respect to India's transgender people?

My Day: Pakistani station master

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:54:09 GMT

Keeping the trains on time in a little corner of Pakistan

VIDEO: My friend Robert Mugabe

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:49:11 GMT

How Zimbabwe's leader changed once in power

Is South Africa ready for mixed-race love?

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:44:04 GMT

How South Africa is learning to live with mixed-race couples

VIDEO: Actress writes her own happy ending

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:16:20 GMT

Felicia Day writes her own Hollywood rules

VIDEO: Meet Brazil's silver surfers

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:15:37 GMT

Meet the Brazilian pensioners who live for the big wave

Why Palestinians love St George

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:14:26 GMT

Why St George is a hero on the West Bank

China 'the elephant in the room'

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:21:17 GMT

Why Obama's Asia tour is all about China's growing might

What's at stake with the TPP?

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:07:39 GMT

Key points at stake with the world's biggest free trade deal