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Future of council chief is discussed

Friday, September 19, 2014

The chief executive of Pembrokeshire council will find out if he faces suspension later, as a special disciplinary meeting is held.

Scots No sparks call for more powers

Friday, September 19, 2014

As Scotland votes to reject independence, speculation mounts as to what impact the result will have on future devolution in Wales.

Scotland votes no to independence

Friday, September 19, 2014

Scotland votes to stay in the United Kingdom after rejecting independence.

Landale: What now for UK politics after Scotland's No?

Friday, September 19, 2014

Scotland has decided, but what will actually happen?

At-a-glance: Referendum night

Friday, September 19, 2014

An at-a-glance guide to the Scottish independence referendum results night.

'Scotland writes history' - front pages

Friday, September 19, 2014

Papers report from Scottish referendum polling stations

Call for more local council powers

Friday, September 19, 2014

Councils in England are calling for an urgent meeting of a constitutional convention to consider the wider impact of the Scottish referendum.

'Electoral fraud' in Glasgow probed

Friday, September 19, 2014

Police investigate allegations of 10 cases of suspected electoral fraud at various polling stations around Glasgow.

Court to decide on abuse legal aid

Friday, September 19, 2014

The High Court is due to decide whether to allow a challenge to rules that determine whether victims of domestic abuse get legal aid in family cases.

Clackmannanshire No is first result

Friday, September 19, 2014

The first result in the Scottish independence referendum is announced, with most people voting "No" in Clackmannanshire by 54% to 46%.

Quiz of the week's news

Friday, September 19, 2014

Which animal fought a valiant battle against an escalator?

How real is The Riot Club?

Friday, September 19, 2014

How real is the Riot Club?

Just what exactly is Freudian?

Friday, September 19, 2014

Just what exactly does the term Freudian mean?

MP Hancock resigns from Lib Dems

Friday, September 19, 2014

Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock, who had faced allegations he sexually assaulted a constituent, resigns from the party.

Beatles' Eleanor Rigby made from £1m

Friday, September 19, 2014

A sculpture of The Beatles' song character Eleanor Rigby made from £1m of used bank notes is to go on show at the Museum of Liverpool.

Cancer test 'Jolie effect' found

Friday, September 19, 2014

Referrals to breast cancer clinics more than doubled in the UK after Angelina Jolie revealed last year she had had a double mastectomy, say scientists.

Health services finances 'worsening'

Friday, September 19, 2014

Supposedly-elite NHS foundation trusts in England are running up an overall deficit for the first time, the regulator is expected to say later.

Racist flag unacceptable - Tottenham

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino describes the anti-Semitic banner displayed by Partizan Belgrade fans as unacceptable.

Everton 4-1 VfL Wolfsburg

Thursday, September 18, 2014

University to spend £150k on chairs

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Plymouth University agrees to spend £150,000 on seven chairs for graduation ceremonies.

VIDEO: Ambulance death woman 'let down'

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The grieving family of a woman in her 70s who died while waiting in a queue of ambulances at Morriston Hospital, Swansea, says the system let her down.

Video of British hostage released

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A new video is released showing a British man, identified as journalist John Cantlie, believed to be held hostage by Islamic State militants.

Paradise island murder mystery

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Mystery over tourist killings continues to baffle Thailand police

Partizan Belgrade 0-0 Tottenham

Thursday, September 18, 2014

VIDEO: London hosts Turner and Constable shows

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Rivals in life, two of Britain's greatest painters William Turner and John Constable, are the subjects of major exhibitions in London.

Alice suspect is convicted murderer

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A man wanted in connection with the disappearance of schoolgirl Alice Gross was convicted of murdering his wife in Latvia, police reveal.

Red Bull Salzburg 2-2 Celtic

Thursday, September 18, 2014

VIDEO: 'Home of golf' accepts women members

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St Andrews has voted to accept women members for the first time in its history.

Tiger victim family 'wants answers'

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The family of a zookeeper killed by a tiger in Cumbria, says there are still questions to be answered after the inquest into her death.

VIDEO: Archbishop of Canterbury: 'I doubt'

Thursday, September 18, 2014

In an interview with BBC Bristol presenter Lucy Tegg, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, admits he sometimes has doubts about God.

Train staff 'missed' trapped woman

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A train conductor failed to carry out proper safety checks leading up to a woman being dragged along a platform in Newcastle, a report has concluded.

R&A votes to accept women members

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The St Andrews-based Royal and Ancient Golf Club votes in favour of allowing women members for the first time in its 260-year history.

Murder accused 'meant business'

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A man who claims he accidentally killed his ex-girlfriend was described as a "violent madman" on the day of the shooting in 2011, a court hears.

Briton killed in Santorini incident

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A British man has been killed in an incident on the Greek island of Santorini, the Foreign Office confirms.

VIDEO: Police search Alice suspect's home

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Police have been searching the property of suspect, Arnis Zalkalns, as they continue to investigate the disappearance of 14-year-old Alice Gross.

Archbishop admits 'doubts about God'

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby says he sometimes has doubts in his belief in God, he tells the BBC.

The sugar company that is fighting back

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Is sugar being unfairly maligned?

Family criticise trust over death

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The mother of a 21-year-old County Armagh man criticises the Southern Health trust for "failing her son" after he died weeks after a routine ear operation.

No DNA matches in Thai murder probe

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thai police admit they are struggling to find the killers of two British tourists, after it emerged crime scene DNA did not match that of any suspect.

Flautist Galway wins lifetime award

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Classical flautist Sir James Galway is honoured with a lifetime achievement prize at the Gramophone Awards in London.

Suitability issue over UK's EU job

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Britain's candidate for European Commissioner is to face a 'very tough' hearing over his suitability for the role of overseeing financial services.

VIDEO: Nine convicted of 'pyramid scheme'

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Nine women have been convicted of operating a "pyramid" scheme in which thousands of investors lost money.

VIDEO: Police appeal after art theft attempt

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Birmingham Police have asked for help to identify a man caught on CCTV attempting to take a piece of art from a city centre gallery.

IS 'fuelling UK far-right backlash'

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Islamic extremism in the Middle East and the Rotherham abuse scandal are fuelling a UK far-right backlash, a Home Office adviser claims.

VIDEO: Why are there so many blackberries?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

It has been a bumper year for edible plants and berries according to The Woodland Trust, who say this autumn could see the best fruit crop since records began.

Golf courses lost in the rough of war

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Golf courses lost in the rough of war

Kenya's Westgate attack a year on: Voices from the mall

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Powerful memories still fresh after 12 months - the first terrifying hours of Kenya's deadly Westgate siege.

'I loved/loathed my 1960s high-rise block'

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The polarised memories of growing up in the high-rise towers and new towns of post-war concrete Britain.

The freedivers who swim with whales

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A group of researchers who risk their lives to swim side-by-side with sperm whales and humpbacks are hoping to get a unique insight into the animals' behaviour.

VIDEO: House of Commons

Friday, September 12, 2014

Tory MP John Baron asks an urgent question on the government's response to Islamic State.

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Scotland votes no to independence

Friday, September 19, 2014

Scotland votes to stay in the United Kingdom after rejecting independence.

Eight dead in Florida house shooting

Friday, September 19, 2014

A grandfather shot dead his daughter and her six children before taking his own life at a home in Bell, Florida, police say.

Pound surges in Asia on referendum

Friday, September 19, 2014

Sterling hits a two-year high against the euro and a two-week high against the US dollar in Asian trade, as Scotland rejects independence.

China tennis star Li Na to retire

Friday, September 19, 2014

China's sporting hero Li Na announces her retirement from tennis at the age of 32, citing injury problems.

Australia boosts parliament security

Friday, September 19, 2014

Security is being upgraded at the Australian parliament following "chatter" suggesting extremists could target it for attack, PM Tony Abbott says.

Uzbek first daughter hires PR help

Friday, September 19, 2014

London firm batting for fallen Uzbek first daughter

Slippery banana study wins Ig Nobel

Friday, September 19, 2014

Research that investigated why bananas are slippery when you step on them wins one of this year's Ig Nobel prizes.

Ebola 'threat to world security'

Friday, September 19, 2014

The UN Security Council declares the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to international peace and security.

Alibaba sets share price at $68

Friday, September 19, 2014

Chinese online giant Alibaba prices its shares $68 ahead of the start of trading on Friday, making it one of the biggest stock market listings ever.

Iran 'must up IAEA co-operation'

Friday, September 19, 2014

Western powers tell Iran that it must step up its co-operation with the world's nuclear watchdog if it wants a deal to ease sanctions.

Forest land rights need global focus

Friday, September 19, 2014

Recognising the land rights of local people could provide cost-effective protection for many of the world's tropical forests, a report says.

Vigilantes tackle post-storm looting

Friday, September 19, 2014

Vigilante groups in Mexico's Baja California Sur state set up patrols to try to stop looting in the aftermath of hurricane Odile.

Sierra Leone begins Ebola lockdown

Friday, September 19, 2014

A three-day curfew imposed by Sierra Leone to try to stop the spread of Ebola comes into effect, but critics say it will achieve little.

Obama praises 'excellent' Poroshenko

Friday, September 19, 2014

President Barack Obama has given his support to the visiting Petro Poroshenko, describing himself as a "strong friend" to Ukraine's leader.

Obama hails Congress vote on Syria

Friday, September 19, 2014

President Obama says Congress's backing for his $500m plan to aid moderate Syrian rebels shows that the US is united against Islamic State.

Just what exactly is Freudian?

Friday, September 19, 2014

Just what exactly does the term Freudian mean?

MP Hancock resigns from Lib Dems

Friday, September 19, 2014

Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock, who had faced allegations he sexually assaulted a constituent, resigns from the party.

My family and other ibex

Friday, September 19, 2014

Why you're less likely to see an Alpine ibex than your parents were

The father of 26 preaching birth control

Friday, September 19, 2014

The man with 26 children who's preaching birth control

Oracle boss Larry Ellison steps down

Friday, September 19, 2014

Multi-billionaire Oracle boss Larry Ellison steps aside to focus on product engineering, as Mark Hurd and Safra Catz are named as co-chief executives.

VIDEO: Life in an iconic US resort town

Friday, September 19, 2014

Is the American Dream alive in Palm Springs?

VIDEO: What you miss living in the wilderness

Friday, September 19, 2014

What you miss when living off the grid

Polish theatre dedicated to Shakespeare

Friday, September 19, 2014

Opening night for Shakespeare theatre... in Gdansk

Health services finances 'worsening'

Friday, September 19, 2014

Supposedly-elite NHS foundation trusts in England are running up an overall deficit for the first time, the regulator is expected to say later.

Vote a big moment for golf - Davies

Friday, September 19, 2014

Dame Laura Davies says a historic vote on female membership could be the catalyst to inspire a new generation of golfers.

$4.75m for US police race study

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A large grant has been given to a project studying police arrest data for racial bias, in the wake of the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Missouri.

US man denies supporting IS

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A man accused of planning to assist the Islamic State militant group and attempting to murder US soldiers has pleaded not guilty.

Racist flag unacceptable - Tottenham

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino describes the anti-Semitic banner displayed by Partizan Belgrade fans as unacceptable.

Everton 4-1 VfL Wolfsburg

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Everton make a winning return to European football as they beat Wolfsburg 4-1 in their Europa League Group H opener.

Ebola team 'found dead in Guinea'

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Officials in Guinea say they have found the bodies of several people thought to be part of a team of health workers and journalists who went missing earlier this week.

Mayor Rob Ford vows to beat cancer

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford thanks his supporters and tells them he will beat the rare, aggressive cancer he was diagnosed with earlier this week.

Seven million insured with Obamacare

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The number of people who have paid up for President Barack Obama's subsidised private healthcare, or Obamacare, is higher than originally estimated, administration officials say.

Video of British hostage released

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A new video is released showing a British man, identified as journalist John Cantlie, believed to be held hostage by Islamic State militants.

Microsoft cuts more than 2,000 jobs

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Microsoft announces another 2,100 redundancies as part of a plan to cut 18,000 jobs, about 14% of its workforce.

VIDEO: Assange on his 'difficult situation'

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The BBC's John Simpson speaks to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on his new book and his continued refuge at the Ecuadorian Embassy.

Who will combat Islamic State?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Jeremy Bowen asks who will fight IS on the ground

VIDEO: Survivor on Lagos hostel collapse

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A man who was in the church hostel in Lagos which collapsed has credited a table with saving his life.

France to launch air strikes in Iraq

Thursday, September 18, 2014

France's President Hollande says he is ready to launch air strikes to help Iraqi forces fighting the Islamic State group.

'Bikini killer' convicted of murder

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A court in Nepal convicts one of the world's most notorious alleged con-men and serial killers, Charles Sobhraj, of a second murder.

VIDEO: TV forecaster breaks endurance record

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Eli Kari Gjengedal has broken the world record for continuous weather presenting, with 33 hours on screen.

India and China sign landmark deals

Thursday, September 18, 2014

India and China sign 12 agreements, one of which will see China investing $20bn in India's infrastructure over five years.

Australia in 'beheading plot' raids

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Police carry out anti-terrorism raids in Sydney sparked by intelligence that Islamist extremists were planning random killings in Australia.

Arrests made over Chile subway bomb

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Officials in Chile say three people have been arrested in connection with a bomb that injured 14 people at a subway station in Santiago earlier this month.

VIDEO: Syrian army 'at war with IS extremists'

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The BBC's Jeremy Bowen has travelled with the Syrian army to the front line where forces are fighting what they call religious extremists.

ECB stimulus offer sees low take-up

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A European Central Bank measure designed to stimulate the flagging eurozone economy has seen a low initial take-up by banks.

Forgotten death of Russian serviceman

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Russians find their relatives killed in Ukraine conflict are forgotten

Country musician Hamilton dies at 77

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Country music star George Hamilton IV dies in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 77.

Gogglebox wins Rose d'Or TV award

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Channel 4's Gogglebox and BBC game show Pointless are among the British winners at the Rose d'Or international TV awards in Berlin.

Murder 'comes naturally' to chimps

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A major international study finds that killings among chimpanzees result from normal competition, not human interference.

VIDEO: Egypt's last Jews: 'We are dying'

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Jewish community in Egypt is on the verge of disappearing - up until the 1950s, as many as 100,000 Jews called the country home - now, just 12 remain.

VIDEO: Mayor of Toronto diagnosed with cancer

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Mayor of Toronto Rob Ford has been diagnosed with a rare type of cancerous tumour.

Hiroshima artworks to go on show

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Powerful and disturbing paintings by survivors of the 1945 atomic bomb in Hiroshima are to go on show outside Japan for the first time.

VIDEO: South-west US hit by extreme weather

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Extreme weather is punishing the south-western United States with a heatwave and a hurricane causing chaos from California into Mexico and flash flooding forecast for Arizona.

VIDEO: Politician recovering after bin stunt

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A politician has told Ukrainian TV he needs to recover "morally, physically and psychologically" after being dumped in a rubbish bin.

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