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Adoption row council 'was biased'

Friday, November 28, 2014

A couple say a local authority set out to adopt their grandson despite the fact they wanted to care for him and his elder brother.

Mental health deaths as beds cut

Friday, November 28, 2014

Seven mental health patients have killed themselves in England since 2012 after being told there were no hospital beds for them, the BBC learns.

Police attend 'Black Friday' crowds

Friday, November 28, 2014

Crowd surge fears at four supermarkets in London spark calls to police as shoppers hunt for bargains on the peak shopping day imported from America.

'Weeping' Australia mourns Hughes

Friday, November 28, 2014

Australia is "weeping" at the death of cricketer Phillip Hughes, says former opening batsman Michael Slater - as the country mourns.

CofE schools chief's terror law fear

Friday, November 28, 2014

Plans that require schools to help prevent pupils becoming radicalised place too much of a burden on education regulator Ofsted, the chief Church of England education officer says.

The radio show that got schoolchildren singing

Friday, November 28, 2014

The radio show that got schoolchildren singing

Children tested for Ebola on Tyneside

Friday, November 28, 2014

Two young patients who have spent time in Africa are tested at a hospital in Newcastle for Ebola after displaying viral symptoms.

PM to outline migrant benefit curbs

Friday, November 28, 2014

David Cameron is preparing to deliver a speech outlining his plans to reduce immigration from the EU - after figures revealed net migration had risen above 2010 levels.

Top Scots book character revealed

Friday, November 28, 2014

Francis Crawford of Lymond has topped a poll of favourite Scottish book characters carried out as part of Book Week Scotland.

VIDEO: The people who run with their dogs

Friday, November 28, 2014

Canicross is a kind of cross-country running with dogs. Runners attach themselves via a harness and bungee-cord to their canine friends - and then race.

VIDEO: Building the Olympic Stadium's new roof

Friday, November 28, 2014

The BBC has been allowed inside London's Olympic Stadium to film the construction of the arena's new roof.

Search for teachers 'may go abroad'

Friday, November 28, 2014

A continuing teacher recruitment shortage may prompt schools to look abroad for new teachers, experts say.

Social media told to simplify terms

Friday, November 28, 2014

A report from the UK parliament says Facebook, Twitter and other social networking firms need to make their terms and conditions clearer.

'Too few' toddlers having flu vaccine

Friday, November 28, 2014

Too few toddlers and young children are having the seasonal flu vaccine, the chief medical officer for England warns.

Migrant benefits ban and Plebgate cost - front pages

Thursday, November 27, 2014

New angles on familiar subjects dominate front pages

Brazil legend Pele 'doing fine'

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Brazil legend Pele says he is "doing fine" following treatment for a urinary infection at a Sao Paulo hospital.

Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Partizan Belgrade

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Tottenham reach the Europa League knockout stage by beating Partizan Belgrade in a game interrupted by pitch intruders.

Man injured in west Belfast shooting

Thursday, November 27, 2014

A man is recovering in hospital after he was injured in what police have described as a paramilitary style shooting in west Belfast.

Why a sportsman's death hits so hard

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Why a sportsman's death hits us so hard

Craig Whyte held at Heathrow Airport

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Former Rangers owner Craig Whyte is arrested after arriving in the UK from Mexico where he had been detained.

VIDEO: Bristol gang guilty of child sex crimes

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thirteen men have been convicted of child sex crimes, involving the abuse, rape and prostitution of teenage girls in Bristol.

Hunted man held over double murder

Thursday, November 27, 2014

A man is arrested on suspicion of murdering a couple whose bodies were found at their village home.

Body parts killer guilty of murder

Thursday, November 27, 2014

A man who stabbed his father to death and put his dismembered body into storage boxes, which he used as a TV stand, is convicted of murder.

Mitchell called PCs plebs, judge says

Thursday, November 27, 2014

A judge says he is satisfied former chief whip Andrew Mitchell called police officers "plebs" as he rules against the MP in a High Court libel action.

VIDEO: Care home boss guilty of sex charges

Thursday, November 27, 2014

A man who ran children's homes in north Wales is found guilty of sexually assaulting youngsters in a campaign of abuse spanning decades.

Rail and bus fares could increase

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Rail and bus fare increases above the 3% rate of inflation "cannot be ruled out" as a result of proposed budget cuts at the Department for Regional Development (DRD).

British state 'not fit for purpose'

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Labour MP John Cruddas - the party's policy coordinator - says the British state is "no longer fit for purpose" and is in need of radical reform.

Care home boss guilty of sex charges

Thursday, November 27, 2014

A man who ran a series of children's homes in north Wales is guilty of sexually assaulting youngsters in his care in a campaign of abuse spanning decades.

MP denies Twitter porn favourite

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Lincoln MP Karl McCartney denies "favouriting" a pornographic image on Twitter, blaming the site's lack of security.

Scotland 'should set income tax'

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Scottish Parliament should have the power to set income tax rates and bands, the body on strengthening devolution recommends.

Ex-GCHQ boss warns on phone biometrics

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Mobile devices using biometric data should be better designed to protect security and privacy, according to the former head of GCHQ, Sir John Adye.

Peter Kay brings back Phoenix Nights

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Peter Kay is bringing back his hit TV show Phoenix Nights for two live shows in aid of Comic Relief.

'It wasn't care, it was like hell'

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The story of one victim of paedophile care home boss

Terminally ill woman settles claim

Thursday, November 27, 2014

A terminally ill mother-of-two who said she would have been cured of her cancer had she been diagnosed earlier settles her case.

PM accused of immigration 'failure'

Thursday, November 27, 2014

David Cameron faces criticism from his rival party leaders as new figures show net migration has gone up since the 2010 election.

VIDEO: The longest-serving political leader in UK

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Howling Laud Hope is the UK's longest-serving political leader but has never won an election or saved his deposit.

Phillip Hughes: How is the brain injured?

Thursday, November 27, 2014

How is the brain injured and how is it protected from injury?

War and Peace to take over Radio 4

Thursday, November 27, 2014

A 10-hour production of Tolstoy's epic novel War and Peace, featuring John Hurt, will dominate BBC Radio 4's output on New Year's Day.

Quiz: How much do you know about migration?

Thursday, November 27, 2014

How much do you know about migration?

The Hearts players who went to war

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Telling the story of the Hearts players who went to war

VIDEO: Life in the UK as a Romanian migrant

Thursday, November 27, 2014

It has been almost a year since restrictions were lifted on Bulgarian and Romanian migrants, leaving them free to come and work in the UK.

VIDEO: Extreme weather and its risk to lives

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Climate change and population growth will hugely increase the risk to people from extreme weather, a report says.

Could head injuries be eliminated?

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes has died after being hit on the head by a cricket ball. Can helmets ever offer total protection?

Black Friday: Boxing Day sales come early?

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Boxing Day sales come early to the UK?

How I drank urine and bat blood to survive

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Extreme marathon runner Mauro Prosperi spent 10 days alone in the Sahara desert after getting lost in a sandstorm. He only just survived.

Left to the mercy of the Taliban

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Interpreters who worked with US forces in Afghanistan are being hunted down by the Taliban. Thousands have fled to the US - but others have been blacklisted.

VIDEO: Magazine for drug users goes on sale

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A magazine which allows drug users to make money to fund their habit has gone on sale in east London.

VIDEO: Public Accounts Committee

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

MPs take evidence on flood risk management.

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Huge clean-up after Brisbane storm

Friday, November 28, 2014

A huge clean-up is under way in Brisbane after a severe storm swept across south-east Queensland causing damage worth $A100m (£54m).

Namibia votes in first Africa e-poll

Friday, November 28, 2014

Namibians are voting to elect the country's new president and parliament - in what is the first electronic national election in Africa.

Police attend 'Black Friday' crowds

Friday, November 28, 2014

Crowd surge fears at four supermarkets in London spark calls to police as shoppers hunt for bargains on the peak shopping day imported from America.

Canberra Christmas lights set record

Friday, November 28, 2014

A Christmas display of more than 1.2 million LED lights in the Australian capital, Canberra, has set a new world record.

'Weeping' Australia mourns Hughes

Friday, November 28, 2014

Australia is "weeping" at the death of cricketer Phillip Hughes, says former opening batsman Michael Slater - as the country mourns.

Pope Francis set for Turkey visit

Friday, November 28, 2014

Pope Francis is set to visit Turkey for what is being billed as a historic trip to help interfaith dialogue in the country.

Hollande to visit Ebola-hit Guinea

Friday, November 28, 2014

French President Francois Hollande is to arrive in Guinea, the first Western leader to visit a nation hit hard by the deadly Ebola virus.

Asian markets mixed on Japanese data

Friday, November 28, 2014

Friday's Asian markets have a slew of Japanese economic data to digest - and it paints a mixed picture of the world's third largest economy.

Oil prices plunge after Opec meeting

Friday, November 28, 2014

Crude oil prices slump in reaction to the decision by the Opec oil producers' cartel not to cut output.

NZ murderer deported from Brazil

Friday, November 28, 2014

A New Zealand man serving a life sentence for child molestation and murder who escaped to Brazil has been deported to his home country.

PM to outline migrant benefit curbs

Friday, November 28, 2014

David Cameron is preparing to deliver a speech outlining his plans to reduce immigration from the EU - after figures revealed net migration had risen above 2010 levels.

Islamic State: Diary of life in Mosul

Friday, November 28, 2014

Plan for new 'Islamic' cash fuels panic in IS-run Mosul

Abbott 'holding up' after Hughes death

Friday, November 28, 2014

Bowler Sean Abbott is 'holding up well' after batsman Phillip Hughes's death, despite fears he may not play cricket again.

Saving Kenya's babies born of incest

Friday, November 28, 2014

Saving Kenya's children born of incest from a death sentence

"I refuse to be my daughter's diary"

Friday, November 28, 2014

A mother's decision to leave Whatsapp chat group goes viral

VIDEO: Tension over tea plantation killing

Friday, November 28, 2014

Workers kill the owner of a tea plantation in north-eastern India in a dispute over pay.

How Korea helped prostitutes work at US bases

Friday, November 28, 2014

How Korea helped prostitutes work near US military bases

VIDEO: Thailand's democracy in limbo

Friday, November 28, 2014

Thailand has been ruled by the military since the coup and the country may not return to democracy for another 18 months.

Brazil legend Pele 'doing fine'

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Brazil legend Pele says he is "doing fine" following treatment for a urinary infection at a Sao Paulo hospital.

VIDEO: Poroshenko in reform pledge

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has promised a programme of radical reform during an address at the opening session of the country's new parliament.

Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Partizan Belgrade

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Tottenham reach the Europa League knockout stage by beating Partizan Belgrade in a game interrupted by pitch intruders.

VIDEO: Islamist online call for protests

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Online Islamists call for Cairo street protests despite ban

Mexican president to overhaul police

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Mexico's president announces plans for a massive overhaul of police, in the wake of the disappearance of 43 students in September.

Italy suspends flu drug over deaths

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Italy suspends the use of two batches of an anti-flu vaccine made by Swiss firm Novartis amid reports three deaths may be linked to the drug.

Celtic 1-3 Salzburg

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Celtic qualify for the knockout stage of the Europa League despite falling to defeat at home to Salzburg.

Why a sportsman's death hits so hard

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Why are people so strongly affected by a death in sport?

Explosion in Nigeria 'kills dozens'

Thursday, November 27, 2014

At least 25 people are killed in an explosion in north-eastern Nigeria, close to the Cameroonian border, reports say.

VIDEO: 'I've had the Ebola vaccine'

Thursday, November 27, 2014

WHO spokeswoman Dr Margaret Harris had a shot of the experimental Ebola vaccine last week and tells the BBC about her experience.

Hunted man held over double murder

Thursday, November 27, 2014

A man is arrested on suspicion of murdering a couple whose bodies were found at their village home.

SA ventriloquist beats gagging order

Thursday, November 27, 2014

A South African ventriloquist appears in court with his dummy to successfully challenge a gagging order.

VIDEO: Hail storm causes chaos in Brisbane

Thursday, November 27, 2014

A powerful storm cut power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses in Brisbane, Australia, bringing "golf ball-sized" hailstones with it.

Woman wins £337m in divorce case

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The American wife of London financier Sir Chris Hohn, Jamie Cooper-Hohn, is awarded £337m by a High Court judge in a divorce case.

Australia: Questions to Jon Donnison

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Put your questions to the BBC's Jon Donnison in Sydney

Afghan attack hits UK embassy car

Thursday, November 27, 2014

A suicide bomber strikes a UK embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul, with a British worker and an Afghan staff member among those killed.

Tensions ease in protest-hit Ferguson

Thursday, November 27, 2014

A level of calm returns to the streets of Ferguson after two nights of unrest, although dozens of protesters have been arrested in California.

Crime author PD James dies aged 94

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Best-selling novelist PD James, who created crime-fighting sleuth Adam Dalgliesh, dies at the age of 94.

Peter Kay brings back Phoenix Nights

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Peter Kay is bringing back his hit TV show Phoenix Nights for two live shows in aid of Comic Relief.

German jobless rate hits record low

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Germany's unemployment rate has hit a record low of 6.6%, but falling inflation has raised eurozone deflation fears.

Rocky Horror sequel set for London

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Shock Treatment, the sequel to cult hit Rocky Horror Picture Show, is to be adapted for the stage in London.

VIDEO: Greece rescues 700 migrants from ship

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Greek authorities have rescued over 700 migrants from a cargo ship which lost engine power in gale-force winds.

Libya cafe bombed over graphic video

Thursday, November 27, 2014

A fast-food restaurant in the capital Tripoli is bombed overnight after a video showing a worker defiling food in its kitchen.

Ghana appoint Grant as new coach

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Ghana appoint former Chelsea boss Avram Grant as their new coach six weeks before the start of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

Israel 'foils Jerusalem attacks'

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Israel says it has uncovered a Hamas cell in the West Bank that was planning to carry out a series of attacks in Jerusalem, including one on a stadium.

Indian girls 'killed themselves'

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Two Indian teenagers found hanged in May took their own lives, investigators say, contradicting reports they were gang-raped and murdered.

Yemen raid missed Western hostages

Thursday, November 27, 2014

US and Yemeni troops who freed eight people held by al-Qaeda in a raid in eastern Yemen this week were looking for Western hostages who had been moved.

VIDEO: Snow and rain calms Ferguson protest

Thursday, November 27, 2014

After two days of unrest, the streets of Ferguson in Missouri were mostly quiet on Wednesday night, as Rajini Vaidyanathan reports.

VIDEO: Tamir Rice shot 'within two seconds'

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Video footage of the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old in Cleveland shows he was shot within two seconds of the police arriving.

Brazil sees fall in Amazon tree loss

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Brazil says deforestation in the Amazon rainforest has dropped by 18% in the past year, but campaigners dispute the figures.

Colombia rebels release two soldiers

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Colombia's Farc rebels release two soldiers taken hostage earlier this month, a first step towards resuming peace talks.

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