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UK in £3.5bn armoured vehicle deal

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

The Ministry of Defence is set to sign a £3.5bn deal for nearly 600 new armoured vehicles ahead of the Nato summit in Wales, which starts on Thursday.

1 in 5 'does not need heart bypass'

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

A fifth of heart attack victims who have a bypass or a stent fitted do not need it, research carried out in Glasgow shows.

My father, the zoo builder

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

An extraordinary childhood growing up in a zoo

Moderator calls for 'Yes-No' respect

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has urged both sides in the referendum debate to show respect.

House the elderly on NHS land - MP

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Surplus NHS land should be used to build dedicated housing for older people, a former care minister says.

VIDEO: No more Latinate plant descriptions

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

The International Botany Congress decides that Latin will no longer be the primary language for formally describing new species of plants.

Demolition plan to flatten council HQ

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Leicester City Council's former headquarters will be demolished using a "controlled collapse", it is announced.

Jihadist video 'horror' - the front pages

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Papers react to second Islamic State killing

Lib Dems pledge more free childcare

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

The Liberal Democrats pledge 15 hours of free childcare for all two-year-olds in England, as they begin to set out pre-election policies.

Dog lead mother jailed after appeal

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

A mother who walked her daughter to school on a dog lead during a "campaign of cruelty" is jailed at the second time of asking.

Meadow protection plan 'backfires'

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

A bid to safeguard endangered wildflower meadows has backfired, according to an unpublished report by the watchdog English Nature.

Wormwood Scrubs 'filthy and unsafe'

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Wormwood Scrubs prison in west London is described as "filthy" and unsafe in a report by inspectors.

UK moves up global economic ranking

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

The UK edges up the World Economic Forum's worldwide rankings, but the group warns that the health of the global economy is at risk.

Allergy mistakes 'risking lives'

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Thousands of lives are put at risk each year by doctors prescribing drugs that patients are known to be allergic to, the medicines watchdog says.

VIDEO: Care homes: Views from the inside

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Inhabitants of a care home for the elderly in Kent talk about their experience of living and ageing there.

Gary Barlow 'settling tax affairs'

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Singer Gary Barlow has said he is working with new accountants following controversy over his tax dealings.

England v Norway

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Everton defender John Stones will make his first start for England in Wednesday's friendly against Norway at Wembley.

Islamic State holding British captive

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

A British hostage is among those being held by Islamic State militants, Number 10 confirms.

Murray ready for Djokovic challenge

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Britain's Andy Murray is relishing the prospect of facing world number one Novak Djokovic in a US Open night session.

VIDEO: Independence 'closer than ever'

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Scottish independence is closer than it has ever been, the country's first minister has told the BBC.

No prosecution over Druids' comments

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

There will be no prosecutions over complaints about comments made by a folk band at the Ardoyne Fleadh in north Belfast last month.

VIDEO: BBC 'acted properly' over Cliff

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

A group of MPs has said that the BBC "acted properly" in their reporting of a story about a police raid on the house of singer Cliff Richard.

VIDEO: Moment Ashya's parents released

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Ashya King's parents have been freed from a Spanish jail, following their arrest on Saturday.

Ashya's parents freed from prison

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The parents of Ashya King are released from prison in Spain after UK prosecutors withdrew a European arrest warrant.

Referendum race 'may have got tighter'

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Referendum race 'may just have got tighter'

AUDIO: Tornado sweeps children away in tent

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

A father of three describes how his children were swept away in a tent when a mini-tornado struck their campsite.

New child abuse victims come forward

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Twelve new victims have come forward since a report found at least 1,400 children were abused in Rotherham, South Yorkshire's chief constable tells MPs.

VIDEO: 'Boris Island' airport plan rejected

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

A plan for an island airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island" after London's mayor Boris Johnson, is rejected by the commission looking into the UK's airport needs.

Police 'incompetence' over Sir Cliff

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

South Yorkshire Police are accused of "sheer incompetence" by MPs in the way they dealt with the BBC over a search of Sir Cliff Richard's home.

Glasgow woman 'promoting terrorism'

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

It is understood that a young woman from Glasgow has travelled to Syria and has been promoting terrorism back home via her Twitter account.

Cook will not quit as ODI skipper

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Alastair Cook says he will not stand down as England one-day captain despite the series defeat by India.

Clegg defends UK terror response

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The UK can take action to stop British jihadists re-entering the country without flouting the law, Nick Clegg insists.

Missing boy's mother thanks crews

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The mother of a 12-year-old boy swept out to sea while playing on Anglesey sends an emotional thank you to crews who are searching for her son.

FM: Independence 'closer than ever'

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Independence is "closer than it's ever been" claims First Minister Alex Salmond, as an opinion polling suggests gains for the "Yes" campaign.

Officials begin arriving for Nato

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Officials from around the world start arriving in Wales later for the Nato summit which starts in Newport on Thursday.

Reaction to Boris Island grounding

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Reaction to the ditching of a planned super-airport in the Thames Estuary

Abuse case council faces inspection

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The government is considering conducting an inspection of Rotherham Council in the wake of the child abuse scandal in the town, Home Secretary Theresa May says.

VIDEO: Met Police sells London HQ for £250m

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The Metropolitan Police has put a £250m price tag on its famous London headquarters, New Scotland Yard.

VIDEO: House of Commons

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The government is urged to expedite its child abuse inquiry following the Rotherham scandal.

Is the UK unusually fond of lamb and potatoes?

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Is the UK unusually fond of lamb and potatoes?

Estuary airport rejection no surprise

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Assessing the fallout after a Thames estuary airport is rejected

WW1 warhorse awarded bravery medal

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

A World War One warhorse is awarded an "animal Victoria Cross" to mark the contribution of all animals that served with British forces.

Singing Kettle served unique blend

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Laura Pettigrew remembers the Singing Kettle's unique blend

Child migrant 'abused in Australia'

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

A 70-year-old former child migrant from a Catholic-run home in Londonderry says he was sexually abused after being shipped to Australia.

Have some football clubs overpaid for players?

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Have some football clubs overpaid for their new players?

How much has the ice bucket challenge achieved?

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The media is reaching saturation point in its coverage of the ice bucket challenge. But what has actually been achieved?

Why Paris is forgetting Ernest Hemingway

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Memories of Ernest Hemingway are starting to fade in Paris, despite the American author's celebrated connection with the city.

How Britain and Poland came to be intertwined

Monday, September 01, 2014

The story of how the Polish became one of the UK's biggest ethnic minorities is one of war, exile and economic opportunity.

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Monfils through to face Federer

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

France's 20th seed Gael Monfils upsets seventh seed Grigor Dimitrov and will face Roger Federer in the US Open quarter-finals.

Obama in Europe for Ukraine talks

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

US President Barack Obama flies to Estonia for talks with regional leaders amid growing concern over Russia's intervention in Ukraine.

UK in £3.5bn armoured vehicle deal

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

The Ministry of Defence is set to sign a £3.5bn deal for nearly 600 new armoured vehicles ahead of the Nato summit in Wales, which starts on Thursday.

Credit Suisse investigating traders

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Credit Suisse is investigating two of its traders in London over allegations of misconduct.

Islamic State 'beheads US hostage'

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

An Islamic State video purporting to show the beheading of Steven Sotloff, a US journalist abducted by the group, is released.

How maggots can lower Kenyan hospital bills

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Would you like larvae to eat your infected flesh?

Paris 'Gestapo' plaque to be restored

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Anger at removal of WW2 plaque for victims of 'French Gestapo'

The homes under the sea

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

The homes where you can live under the sea

How to find fast food menu secrets

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

The fast food items you've never heard of

Economics 'driving language loss'

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

A thriving economy can lead to the extinction of some languages, scientists believe.

Corruption 'costs millions of lives'

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

About $1tn a year is being taken out of poor countries and millions of lives are lost because of corruption, the One campaign group says.

Mahan, Bradley, Simpson get US picks

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson are handed US captain Tom Watson's wildcards for the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles later this month.

VIDEO: Beslan school siege: Ten years on

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Ten years after the end of the deadly siege of a school in Beslan, North Ossetia, BBC Russian's Olga Ivshina spoke to some of those who were there.

UK moves up global economic ranking

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

The UK edges up the World Economic Forum's worldwide rankings, but the group warns that the health of the global economy is at risk.

DNA overturns 30-year US convictions

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Two US men who spent three decades in prison for rape and murder, one on death row, are released after new DNA evidence proves their innocence.

England v Norway

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Everton defender John Stones will make his first start for England in Wednesday's friendly against Norway at Wembley.

Islamic State holding British captive

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

A British hostage is among those being held by Islamic State militants, Number 10 confirms.

VIDEO: Apple: Celebrity accounts hacked

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The FBI are investigating allegations that the online accounts of dozens of celebrities have been hacked, allowing explicit photos to be posted on the internet.

VIDEO: Ashya parents freed from prison

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Ashya King's parents have been freed from a Spanish prison, following their arrest on Saturday.

Viewpoint: How to make Afghan army sustainable

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Nato's role in making the Afghan army sustainable

Wall Street market report

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Wall Street Market Report

VIDEO: Video shows Ukraine soldiers 'abuse'

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Ukraine's defence minister has accused Russia of launching a "great war" that could claim tens of thousands of lives.

Celebrity leaks 'no breach' - Apple

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The leaking of intimate photos of celebrities from iCloud accounts was due to a theft of log-in information, not a security breach, says Apple.

US targets al-Shabab's leader

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The US military says it has carried out air strikes in Somalia, targeting the leader of militant group al-Shabab, but it is unclear if he was killed.

VIDEO: Escaped Ebola patient recaptured

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The recapture of an escaped Ebola patient in Liberia has raised fears that West African countries are struggling to contain the outbreak.

Nicaragua suspends search for miners

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Rescue teams in Nicaragua suspend efforts to locate seven men trapped by a cave-in at a gold mine in a remote region in the north of the country.

Mass escape from juvenile US prison

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

More than 30 teenagers held at a juvenile detention centre in Tennessee escape by crawling through a fence and nine are still being sought.

A peace project at a time of war

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

How the EU's 'peace project' can work in a time of war

EU's Mogherini calls for Nato muscle

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Nato must back words with actions to reassure countries bordering on Russia, the EU's new foreign affairs chief says.

Police 'incompetence' over Sir Cliff

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

South Yorkshire Police are accused of "sheer incompetence" by MPs in the way they dealt with the BBC over a search of Sir Cliff Richard's home.

Justin Bieber charged with assault

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber is charged with assault and dangerous driving after crashing his quad bike into a minivan.

Gayet wins new French privacy case

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Actress Julie Gayet, linked to President Hollande, wins a privacy case against a photographer who snapped her in her car, which French law deems private space.

Mali landmine kills four UN soldiers

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Four UN peacekeepers are killed and 15 injured by a landmine in northern Mali, amid what the UN calls a period of "increased attacks".

Ebola response 'lethally inadequate'

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

A global military intervention is needed to curb the largest ever Ebola outbreak, according to the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres.

'Cartel links' mayors to be charged

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Police in Mexico are holding two serving mayors and one ex-mayor over allegations they have links to the Knights Templar drug cartel.

Ebola 'threatens W Africa harvests'

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The deadly Ebola outbreak is putting food prices and harvests in West Africa "at serious risk", warns the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation.

Halliburton agrees oil spill deal

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

US oilfield firm Halliburton says it has agreed a $1.1bn settlement to meet the majority of claims against it for its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Terror suspects held in Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Saudi Arabia's interior ministry says it has arrested 88 people suspected of plotting attacks inside and outside the country.

VIDEO: Beauty queen refuses to return crown

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Myanmar's first ever beauty queen has refused to give back her $100,000 (£60,300) crown after being dethroned.

Pakistan MPs hold emergency session

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif seeks to gain support in an emergency joint session of parliament as protesters on the streets of Islamabad call for his resignation.

Nigeria militants 'seize' major town

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram seizes the key north-eastern town of Bama after fighting with government forces, residents tell the BBC.

VIDEO: The park blamed for Japan's dengue fever

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Japan is battling its first outbreak of dengue fever in almost 70 years, with at least 22 people confirmed as being infected.

Nigerian army's pride wounded

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Nigeria's campaign against Boko Haram goes from bad to worse

IS accused of Iraq ethnic cleansing

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Amnesty International says it has proof Islamic State militants have launched a campaign of ethnic cleansing against minorities in northern Iraq.

Afghan militants 'may join IS'

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Fighters from a militant Islamic group in Afghanistan, allied to the Taliban, tell the BBC they are considering joining forces with Islamic State.

Uber banned across Germany by court

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

A court says the UberPop service must stop transporting passengers in Germany, but the American company refuses to suspend work.

Dethroned beauty queen seeks apology

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

A dethroned Burmese beauty queen is refusing to hand back her crown until she receives an apology from South Korean organisers.

VIDEO: Volcano continues fiery lava eruption

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

A dramatic lava eruption that began early on Sunday near Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has continued into Monday.

Thieving monkey hands out money

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

A monkey in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh steals money from a home and rains down banknotes on people, reports say.

FBI probes 'Cloud' celebrity leaks

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The FBI looks into allegations that the online accounts of celebrities have been hacked, leading to intimate pictures being posted online.

Brain 'can learn to eat healthily'

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The brain can be trained to prefer healthy food over unhealthy high-calorie foods, suggests a study from the US.

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