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Labour had biggest income in 2013

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Labour was the best-funded political party in the UK in 2013, with an income of £33.3m, according to the Electoral Commission.

Hillsborough police note 'vanished'

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A note of a crucial radio message to the police control box at Hillsborough "vanished from the record", the inquests into the disaster hear.

Scotland break Games medal record

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Scotland's silver in the male gymnastics team event breaks the country's Commonwealth Games medal record.

PM meeting families of MH17 victims

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Prime Minister David Cameron is meeting the families of British victims of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane crash at Downing Street.

Rigby killer loses initial appeal bid

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Michael Adebolajo loses the first stage of an appeal against his conviction and sentence for the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby.

Migration changes 'to put UK first'

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A series of changes to restrict benefits to some EU migrants is unveiled as David Cameron warns people who are in the UK illegally "we will find you, we will send you home".

Jobs uncertainty at recycling site

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Nearly 100 jobs are under threat at a recycling plant in Newport, a union says.

'Revenge porn' anonymity 'must end'

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Peers reject calls for a new law on "revenge porn" but urge social media sites to prevent users hiding behind anonymous screen names.

Attacks were orchestrated say police

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Police say they believe eight hate crime attacks in east Belfast were "orchestrated".

'Hobbit home' loses demolition vote

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

An eco-friendly 'hobbit-style' home faces demolition after being refused retrospective planning permission by Pembrokeshire council.

Boyfriend killed six-week-old baby

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A man who killed his girlfriend's six-week-old baby by battering him with a shoe and plastic bottle is found guilty of manslaughter.

Jail for cancer hospital fraudster

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

An NHS worker is jailed for four years over a fraud in which £642,000 meant for cancer drugs was stolen from a leading hospital.

Man drowns in lake flag incident

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A 68-year-old man drowns while trying to swim to a lake island to remove two Irish tricolour flags in County Armagh.

Murder probe after injured OAP dies

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

An 85-year-old woman, Eleanor Whitelaw, who was found seriously injured in her Edinburgh home, dies two weeks later.

Diesels face £10 pollution charge

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Plans to charge drivers of diesel cars about £10 to drive into central London to tackle high levels of air pollution, are being considered.

Graffiti sprayed on home of mayor

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The home of the DUP mayor of Coleraine, County Londonderry, is attacked for the third time in under a year.

BP warns of Russia sanctions risk

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Oil giant BP reports a rise in second quarter profits to $3.2bn (£1.9bn), but warns that further economic sanctions against Russia could affect its business.

VIDEO: Calls for clarity over 'revenge porn' law

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Calls to create a new criminal offence of "revenge porn" have been rejected by a House of Lords committee.

Where Games athletes let their hair down

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Where are Glasgow 2014 athletes going to relax?

Refunds after Games travel problems

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

People who missed Commonwealth Games events due to transport problems in and around Glasgow at the weekend are told they can apply for refunds.

Royals enjoy Commonwealth Games

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry enjoy Games

'Bomb parts' found in Tyrone search

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Police have recovered what they believe are parts for an explosive device after a search of a property in Strabane, County Tyrone.

Gherkin skyscraper put up for sale

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

London's Gherkin skyscraper is put up for sale, with interest expected from Chinese, other Asian, and US buyers.

Queen's Estimate set for Goodwood race

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Queen's horse Estimate is declared to run at Glorious Goodwood despite recently testing positive for morphine.

Robot cleaners to cut ward infection

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Deep-cleaning machines resembling Daleks are being used to cut hospital infections like C. diff in north Wales but a report says the problem is "still too high".

Scottish house prices rise by 5.9%

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Average house prices in Scotland rose by 5.9% over the past year, according to figures released by Registers of Scotland.

VIDEO: British dancer returns from Russia

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A dancer from Hull who became the first British dancer to be employed by the Mariinsky Ballet in Russia returns to the UK to perform with the company at Covent Garden.

AUDIO: Why is shoplifting on the rise?

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Hywel Griffith reports on the growth of shoplifting offences in North Wales.

Cross-border heart ops to continue

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Some heart patients in Wales will continue to be sent to England for surgery to cut waiting lists.

Baby mauled by 'bull terrier' dog

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A 14-month-old boy is left with serious facial injuries after being mauled by a bull terrier-type dog in Huddersfield.

Pregnant woman rescued from mudflats

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A heavily pregnant woman stuck waist-deep in mud is among eight people rescued by hovercraft from mudflats in Weston-super-Mare.

AUDIO: 'Steroids made my sperm count zero'

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Bodybuilder Lee believes he is unable to have children because he has been taking steroids for 25 years.

'Unlawful bankers' and new diesel charges - the papers

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

'Unlawful bankers' and new diesel charges

How do we honour galloping greats?

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The many ways of honouring our champion horses

Band 'didn't believe' Watkins abuse

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Former band mates of Ian Watkins talk of his child abuse conviction

New disability minister's challenge

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

What does the latest disability minister face?

Gabriel Prokofiev debuts concerto

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Gabriel Prokofiev debuts WW1 concerto

Pause NHS privatisation - Labour

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

NHS privatisation is "being forced through at pace and scale", and should be halted until the general election, says Labour's shadow health secretary.

Van Gaal to bide time over new faces

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal will not rush to make signings despite "having" to play with wing-backs recently.

The mini version of Britain in WW1 Berlin

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The prisoners who grew 33,000 lettuces

VIDEO: Car crashes into crowd at cruise event

Monday, July 28, 2014

A 16-year-old girl has been released from hospital following an incident at a "car cruising" event in which a vehicle ploughed into a crowd, injuring 17 people.

VIDEO: Rain, hail and lightning cause chaos

Monday, July 28, 2014

Lightning strikes, hail, torrential rain and flash flooding cause severe travel problems across large areas of south-east England.

Tory MP David Ruffley to stand down

Monday, July 28, 2014

Conservative MP David Ruffley, who had been criticised after receiving a police caution for common assault, is to retire from Parliament at the next election.

VIDEO: Dolphin filmed in the River Severn

Monday, July 28, 2014

Marine experts have said a dolphin spotted in the River Severn in Gloucestershire will make its own way back to the sea.

Dog eats retired publican's watch

Monday, July 28, 2014

A dog owner discovers his pet Newfoundland had swallowed a £500 watch when the alarm went off inside the animal.

VIDEO: 'Prince Harry said no to selfie'

Monday, July 28, 2014

Two Australian Commonwealth Games hockey players who found the Queen had 'photo-bombed' their selfie have tried to have their photo taken with Prince Harry.

What happens when lightning hits the sea?

Monday, July 28, 2014

What you should do if you are in the water

When gin was full of sulphuric acid and turpentine

Monday, July 28, 2014

It's 250 years since the death of William Hogarth. His famous work Gin Lane still informs the way people think about the drink.

Germany's super-shy super-rich

Monday, July 28, 2014

Why do some of Germany's wealthiest families dodge the limelight and avoid conspicuous consumption?

The people who want to be near a tornado

Saturday, July 26, 2014

In the US, the number of people who chase tornados is growing - why do they put themselves in danger?

VIDEO: House of Commons

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Israel's response to rocket attacks must be "proportionate", insists a minister.

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Jewish Museum suspect extradited

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Mehdi Nemmouche, the suspected gunman in a fatal shooting at a museum in Brussels in May, has been extradited to Belgium from France.

China investigates ex-security chief

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang has been placed under investigation for "serious disciplinary violation", state media say.

Migration changes 'to put UK first'

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A series of changes to restrict benefits to some EU migrants is unveiled as David Cameron warns people who are in the UK illegally "we will find you, we will send you home".

Israel steps up bombardment of Gaza

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

More than 100 Palestinians are said to have been killed on Tuesday as Israel intensifies its bombardment of Gaza and warns of a long conflict ahead.

VIDEO: China's 'David Letterman'

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

How social media is changing comedy in China

Airbus cancels Skymark contract

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Airbus cancels its contract with Japan's Skymark Airlines for the purchase of six A380 aircraft.

VIDEO: No Eid respite for CAR muslims

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Andrew Harding reports on the ongoing violence in the Central Africa Republic.

Boyfriend killed six-week-old baby

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A man who killed his girlfriend's six-week-old baby by battering him with a shoe and plastic bottle is found guilty of manslaughter.

EU set to widen Russia sanctions

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The European Union is set to back new sanctions against Russia, targeting its finance, energy and defence sectors over the conflict in Ukraine.

Mexico firm rues false quake alarm

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

SkyAlert, a Mexican company which issues seismic warnings, apologises for sending a false earthquake alert to users in Mexico City on Monday.

Japan girl 'admits dismemberment'

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Japanese schoolgirl arrested on Sunday has reportedly confessed to killing and dismembering her classmate, say local media

Rosberg questions safety car timing

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg says the timing of the first safety car deployment at the Hungarian GP affected his chance of winning.

Liberia bans football over Ebola

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Liberia suspends all football activities in an effort to control the spread of Ebola, as the number of people killed by the virus in West Africa reaches 672.

BP warns of Russia sanctions risk

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Oil giant BP reports a rise in second quarter profits to $3.2bn (£1.9bn), but warns that further economic sanctions against Russia could affect its business.

Die Hard actor Shigeta dies aged 81

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

James Shigeta, one of the first prominent Asian-American actors who memorably appeared in 1988 film Die Hard as business executive Mr Takagi, dies aged 81.

Gold medallist fails drugs test

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Weightlifting gold medallist Chika Amalaha of Nigeria is provisionally suspended from Commonwealth Games for failing a drugs test.

Microsoft in China anti-trust probe

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

An anti-monopoly investigation into US technology giant Microsoft is launched by Chinese authorities.

La Liga 'wants all of world's best'

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The president of La Liga wants to attract the world's best players to Spain and rival the financial power of the Premier League.

Kosovo ex-rebels 'should face trial'

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

An EU war crimes prosecutor accuses ex-Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) commanders of grave offences in the 1999 war against Serbia.

Pussy Riot sue Russian government

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Two Pussy Riot activists who were imprisoned for performing a protest song in a Moscow cathedral are suing the Russian government.

Anderson 'stellar' in Streetcar

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Critics say Gillian Anderson gives the performance of her career in A Streetcar Named Desire at London's Young Vic.

UBS responds to 'dark pools' probe

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

UBS, Switzerland's biggest bank, says it is responding to US investigations surrounding a private trading system known as "dark pools".

Gherkin skyscraper put up for sale

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

London's Gherkin skyscraper is put up for sale, with interest expected from Chinese, other Asian, and US buyers.

Italy to 'help douse' Libya fire

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Italy offers to help extinguish a huge blaze that has engulfed the biggest fuel storage facility in the Libyan capital, Libya's government says.

Xinjiang violence 'kills 13 people'

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A Chinese official tells the BBC 13 people were killed on Monday in the latest outbreak of violence in the western region of Xinjiang

VIDEO: British dancer returns from Russia

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A dancer from Hull who became the first British dancer to be employed by the Mariinsky Ballet in Russia returns to the UK to perform with the company at Covent Garden.

Goldfinch novel set for big screen

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Donna Tartt's best-selling novel The Goldfinch is to be turned into a film, with Rush Hour director Brett Ratner among its producers.

Bomber kills Hamid Karzai's cousin

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A suicide bomber kills Hashmat Karzai, an influential cousin of President Hamid Karzai in the southern city of Kandahar.

Australia approves $15.5bn coal mine

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Australia approves a $15.5bn (£9bn) coal project despite concern over its potential environmental impact, including on the Great Barrier Reef.

US: Russia 'violated missile treaty'

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The US accuses Russia of violating a Cold War arms treaty by testing a nuclear cruise missile, saying the breach is "very serious".

VIDEO: Trying to return MH17 victims home

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A team of Dutch forensic investigators will again try to access the Malaysia Airlines wreckage site in eastern Ukraine.

UN blacklists N Korea arms ship firm

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The UN blacklists the operator of a North Korean ship seized near the Panama Canal in July 2013 with undeclared Cuban weapons on board.

VIDEO: Algeria flight 'asked to turn back'

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius, has confirmed that the pilots of a plane that crashed in Mali last Thursday had asked for a change of course.

VIDEO: Children go out to celebrate Eid

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Muslims across the world are taking part in Eid celebrations to mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

In pictures: Indian child beggars

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The child beggars struggling to get by in the Indian capital, Delhi

VIDEO: US films take on drone strike debate

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The summer movies criticising US drone policies

Wide-eyed lemurs on the web

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Fifty years of data about endangered primates goes online

The pre-nup that can end a happy marriage

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The family agreement that can tear happy couples apart

Van Gaal to bide time over new faces

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal will not rush to make signings despite "having" to play with wing-backs recently.

LA Clippers sale 'can go ahead'

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A US judge rules that the LA Clippers basketball team can be sold, despite the objections of banned co-owner Donald Sterling.

China activists fight gay 'conversion therapy'

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Chinese doctors who say they can 'cure' homosexuality

Kerry, Israel and shuttle diplomacy

Monday, July 28, 2014

Kerry's diplomatic efforts draw fire from Israeli media

Russia plans $50bn Yukos appeal

Monday, July 28, 2014

Russia will appeal against a court decision ordering it to pay the biggest compensation package to date, amounting to $50bn (£29.5bn) in damages.

Strike ends in South Africa

Monday, July 28, 2014

A four-week strike in South Africa's steel and engineering industries has come to an end after the country's biggest trade union sealed a deal with employers.

Ex-Virginia governor's trial opens

Monday, July 28, 2014

Jury selection begins in the corruption trial of ex-Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, accused of accepting loans and lavish gifts from a supporter.

CAR crisis: Silent majority held hostage

Monday, July 28, 2014

How CAR's armed youths hold a silent majority hostage

VIDEO: Turkish PM scores football hat-trick

Monday, July 28, 2014

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has scored three goals in an exhibition match to open a new stadium in Istanbul.

Emirates to stop flying over Iraq

Monday, July 28, 2014

Emirates Airline will stop flying over Iraq to protect its passengers from the threat of Islamic militants on the ground, according to reports.

France offers Iraq Christians asylum

Monday, July 28, 2014

France says it is ready to offer asylum to Iraqi Christians forced to flee by Islamic State militants holding the Iraqi city of Mosul.

Gecko sex satellite back in touch

Monday, July 28, 2014

Fears recede over the fate of a Russian space satellite carrying gecko lizards as part of a sex experiment, after ground control restores contact.

Koala survives speedy ride under car

Monday, July 28, 2014

A koala has had an extraordinary escape clinging to the bottom of a car on a busy Australian highway.

MH17 crash: The 298 who perished

Monday, July 28, 2014

The 298 men, women and children who perished

VIDEO: Dog friendly buses in Hong Kong

Monday, July 28, 2014

A new bus service has been launched in Hong Kong for pet lovers.

VIDEO: The facts about global travel

Monday, July 28, 2014

BBC News looks at the facts about global travel.

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