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Seven-minute double killer jailed

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:54:12 GMT
A man who murdered his partner and an ex-girlfriend within minutes of each other is given two life sentences and jailed for at least 32 years.>
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RMT announces five-day August strike on Southern rail network

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:13:03 GMT
A five-day August strike on the Southern rail network is announced by the RMT in a dispute over the role of guards.>
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Pokemon Go: Player claims to have caught all UK characters

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:10:12 GMT
A Pokemon Go player claims to have become the first to catch all the characters available in the UK.>
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Two bailed over Pakistan probe MP Naz Shah 'threats'

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:05:15 GMT
Two people, including the relative of a woman suspected of being a victim of a so-called honour killing, are bailed over alleged threats to a Bradford MP.>
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Toddler murder accused found guilty

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:29:47 GMT
A man is found guilty of murdering a 13-month-old boy at his home in Luton.>
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Weeds thwart Guy Martin's 'pedalo' record attempt

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:22:17 GMT
Racer Guy Martin's bid to set a new speed world record in a human-powered hydrofoil is thwarted by weeds.>
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London rail services make up six of top ten most overcrowded

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:14:10 GMT
Rail services into and out of London made up six of the top 10 most overcrowded services in England and Wales last year, new figures show.>
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Nottinghamshire kidnap gang 'threatened to chop victim's toes off'

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:48:00 GMT
A gang of kidnappers who snatched a businessman off the street, threatened to chop his toes off and held his friend to ransom are jailed.>
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Stepping Hill Hospital cuts jobs as it loses £75 a minute

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:27:31 GMT
A hospital losing £75 a minute is to close a ward and axe 350 full time posts, an NHS trust reveals.>
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Assaults on prison staff at record high, figures show

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:39:38 GMT
Assaults on prison officers in England and Wales have risen to their highest level on record, official figures show.>
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Suzy Lamplugh: Father 'little hope left' after 30-year search

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 07:27:50 GMT
Suzy Lamplugh's father says he "does not have very much hope" in finding out what happened to his daughter who went missing in July 1986.>
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North's 'national daily' newspaper 24 closes after six weeks

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:50:26 GMT
A daily newspaper described as the "North's national" will cease printing, less than six weeks after its launch.>
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Motorcyclist killed in Blandford crash was 'bestest daddy'

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 06:27:53 GMT
The son of a biker killed in a crash in Dorset has called him the "bestest daddy in the world".>
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Man charged after two stabbed during Hyde Park disorder

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:16:49 GMT
An 18-year-old man is charged after two people were stabbed in Hyde Park during a night of widespread disorder.>
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Hinkley Point set to get final investment approval from France's EDF

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:01:08 GMT
Investment in the UK's first new nuclear plant in decades is set to get final approval later on Thursday from the company financing most of the project.>
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Byron burger chain staff arrested in immigration raids

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:24:14 GMT
Dozens of workers from Albania, Brazil, Nepal and Egypt are arrested in "intelligence led" raids by immigration officials at Byron burger restaurants across London.>
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'Hidden payments' to Northampton South MP's fund probed by police

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:33:41 GMT
Hidden payments of £30,000 to a Tory MP's 2015 general election campaign are being investigated by the police.>
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Didcot A Power Station site housing plan approved

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 07:22:24 GMT
A housing and shopping development on the site of the former Didcot A Power Station is given the go ahead by planners.>
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Woman decapitated pet snakes 'with scissors and knife'

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 19:59:42 GMT
A woman admits decapitating her pet snakes using scissors and a kitchen knife.>
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Mother of man who died saving her from sinking narrowboat speaks of her loss

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 07:58:09 GMT
A woman has been paying tribute to her "beautiful son" who saved her life moments before he died on a sinking narrowboat.>
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Rio 2016 Olympics countdown: 20 amazing memories of London 2012

Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2012 22:39:08 GMT
BBC Sport looks back at 20 of the most memorable moments of London 2012.>
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Twycross Zoo welcomes rare Diana monkey arrival

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:19:02 GMT
A baby Diana monkey is born at Twycross Zoo for the first time in 29 years>
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Missing London cat found in Paris after eight years

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:07:11 GMT
A cat that went missing eight years ago in London has been found in Paris.>
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See inside Devon's Landmatters eco-community after planning win

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:12:14 GMT
See inside an eco-community which produces its own power after it got permanent planning permission.>
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Hunting for Harry Styles

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:07:59 GMT
Crews have been preparing a Dorset harbour ahead of filming for a 1940s war film, Dunkirk.>
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In-a-spin Bobby survives washing machine ordeal

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:44:28 GMT
A kitten who climbed into a washing machine was lucky to survive his ordeal, a vet says.>
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Sale marks 150 years since Beatrix Potter's birth

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:31:54 GMT
A collection of Beatrix Potter memorabilia is being auctioned to mark the 150th anniversary of the author's birth.>
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Airborne archaeology

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:25:54 GMT
A Neolithic monument and a Bronze Age cemetery are some of the remains spotted from the skies by archaeologists.>
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'What had to be done'

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:25:01 GMT
Alan Bennett, 34, admits murdering his girlfriend and former partner within minutes of each other in separate attacks on Teesside.>
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England's Big Picture: 25 - 31 July

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:04:17 GMT
Showcasing the best images sent to us from around England>
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Why Hinkley Point?

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 23:19:26 GMT
Hinkley Point: What is it and why is it important?>
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Out of pocket

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:30:35 GMT
Workers in England have seen pay rise over the last five years but data reveals parts of the country where wages have declined.>
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Games makers

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:24:40 GMT
Behind-the-scenes photos reveal the making of Danny Boyle's London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony.>
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Todd Blackadder named Bath director of rugby, with Tabai Matson head coach

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 06:00:02 GMT
Former New Zealand captain Todd Blackadder is named as Bath's new director of rugby as he leaves Super Rugby outfit Crusaders.>
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Cesc Fabregas sent off for dangerous tackle on Liverpool's Ragnar Klavan

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:07:31 GMT
Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas is shown a straight red card for a foul on new Liverpool signing Ragnar Klavan.>
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Mamadou Sakho's tour return 'not that serious' - Klopp

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 06:46:53 GMT
Defender Mamadou Sakho's banishment from Liverpool's pre-season tour is "not that serious" according to boss Jurgen Klopp.>
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Abacus @ Saturday, 15th January, 2011

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Amina Al-Jeffery: Father disputes 'locked up' daughter claim

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:30:12 GMT
A father accused of imprisoning his daughter in Saudi Arabia has said he was "trying to help" her, a court hears.>
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Skills gap question for Swansea Tidal lagoon project

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:36:46 GMT
Wales needs to invest more in skills in construction and manufacturing if it is to take advantage of the proposed £1.3bn Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon, says an independent report.>
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Hundreds still driving despite having 12 penalty points

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:19:17 GMT
More than 200 drivers are still legally on Welsh roads despite reaching 12 or more penalty points, the BBC finds.>
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'Injustice' of shorter, unhealthy lives in poorer areas

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:32:27 GMT
More needs to be done to tackle the inequality that leads to people living shorter and less healthy lives in poorer parts of Wales, a report says.>
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Tata Steel: Hundreds due at Port Talbot union meeting

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:34:57 GMT
Hundreds of Tata steelworkers will meet in Port Talbot on Thursday night to discuss the latest developments in the efforts to secure the future of the plant.>
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Cpl Joshua Hoole's funeral held in Dumfries

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:52:33 GMT
The funeral of a soldier who died during a training exercise in Brecon takes place in Dumfries.>
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North Wales Police inquiry after Taser man injured

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:37:31 GMT
The north Wales force refers itself to the police watchdog after a man was left with serious head injuries following a Taser incident in Llandudno, Conwy.>
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Legal aid cuts 'causing advice desert and homelessness'

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:45:18 GMT
Cuts in legal aid leads to an advice "desert" that means more people are becoming homeless, it is claimed.>
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Cardiff council debate shorter summer breaks for cheaper family holidays

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:32:38 GMT
Cardiff councillors will debate whether part of the summer holidays should be moved to help parents have cheaper getaways.>
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Farmers welcome plan to end US ban on British beef and lamb

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 07:39:27 GMT
Farming unions in Wales welcome the news that America is considering proposals to relax import restrictions on British lamb and beef.>
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Boris Johnson not trusted by Plaid Cymru to represent Wales

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:36:49 GMT
Wales should have its own foreign policy, Plaid Cymru says, claiming UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Trade Secretary Liam Fox cannot be trusted to look after Welsh interests.>
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Michael Cura book of condolence after cycle trip death

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:50:08 GMT
A book of condolence opens at the school of a Swansea teenager who died while on a cycle trip to Spain.>
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20-year US ban on Welsh lamb could soon be lifted

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:27:49 GMT
Welsh farmers welcome the news that the US is considering proposals to relax import restrictions on British lamb and beef.>
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Vaughan's view on UKIP and the Liberal Democrats

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:15:27 GMT
UKIP faces huge questions about its future post-Brexit while the UK's vote to leave the EU might save the Liberal Democrats, says BBC Welsh Affairs Editor Vaughan Roderick.>
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Four foot pooch aims to become world’s tallest dog.

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:14:43 GMT
The owner of a four feet Great Dane talks about how her pooch is in the running to be classed as the tallest dog in the world.>
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Alltwen neighbours 'in shock' after fatal house fire

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:05:21 GMT
A four-year-old boy dies following a fire at a house in Neath Port Talbot, with neighbours saying they are "devastated and shocked".>
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Political will needed for better Gypsy facilities, says charity

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:25:36 GMT
Welsh ministers may have to force councils to provide better facilities for Gypsies and travellers because of a lack of progress, a charity warns.>
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Rail trespassers caught on CCTV by British Transport Police

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:17:43 GMT
British Transport Police releases CCTV footage of young people trespassing on railway lines.>
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Food leftovers shared in Cardiff with Olio app

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:35:30 GMT
Twelve coconuts, a packet of biscuits, half a bag of carrots and unsold shop-made cakes are some of the unwanted food items being given away in Cardiff.>
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2000-year-old Iron Age farmstead recreated at St Fagans

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:35:29 GMT
A lost 2000-year-old Iron Age farmstead is recreated at St Fagans National History Museum in Cardiff.>
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'Ystyried' cynnal Eisteddfod 2021 yng Nghaernarfon

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:27:34 GMT
Mae Prif Weithredwr yr Eisteddfod Genedlaethol wedi agor y drws i drafod y cynnig o gynnal y Brifwyl yng nghanol Caernarfon mewn pum mlynedd.>
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Tad yn gwadu cadw ei ferch yn garcharor yn Saudi Arabia

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:37:05 GMT
Yr Uchel Lys yn clywed bod tad sydd wedi'i gyhuddo o gadw ei ferch yn 'garcharor' yn Saudi Arabia wedi dweud ei fod yn "ceisio ei helpu".>
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Trwy fy llygaid i: Gorffennaf

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:22:57 GMT
Lluniau hafaidd ein ffotograffydd gwadd Heledd Roberts>
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Fernando Llorente: Swansea City target Sevilla's Spain striker

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:48:34 GMT
Sevilla's Spain international Fernando Llorente is among the strikers Swansea are tracking as potential signings.>
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Joe Allen: Stoke signing has qualities to captain Wales, says Mark Bowen

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 22:07:23 GMT
Stoke assistant manager Mark Bowen believes new signing Joe Allen is a natural leader on and off the field.>
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T20 Blast: Sussex v Glamorgan (Thurs)

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:55:29 GMT
Preview and squad news as Sussex face Glamorgan in the penultimate round of T20 Blast group games, with last eight places at stake.>
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Adam Matthews: Wales and Sunderland full-back rejoins Bristol City on season-long loan

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:37:03 GMT
Bristol City re-sign Sunderland and Wales right-back Adam Matthews on a season-long loan with no option for recall.>
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Ambulance analysis

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:46:12 GMT
A look in detail at how the Welsh Ambulance Service is performing.>
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Shakespeare's 'lost years'?

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:07:47 GMT
Former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, debuts his first play on the Swansea stage.>
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Paramedic's view

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:42:42 GMT
A day with a paramedic in north Wales to see how the ambulance service has "turned the corner".>
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Brexit casualty?

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:28:23 GMT
The producers of Hinterland say the Welsh detective noir may never have been made without EU funding.>
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Your Pictures in Wales: 20-26 July

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 06:28:33 GMT
A selection of your pictures from around Wales.>
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Tackling the stigma

Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:02:46 GMT
Former Welsh sprint champion Iwan Thomas shares his experience of depression with Prince Harry, as the pair cook burgers at a mental health charity event.>
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Brexit and Wales: One month on

Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2016 10:58:36 GMT
What has happened in the month since Wales voted to leave the European Union?>
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Four parliaments should agree Brexit deal, says Carwyn Jones

Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2016 18:30:36 GMT
Any future deal on Brexit should be ratified by all four UK parliaments, First Minister Carwyn Jones says.>
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Brexit brings Welsh Tory MP David Jones to Downing Street

Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:53:57 GMT
Clwyd West Tory David Jones will work from Number Nine Downing Street as a minister in the new department to negotiate Britain's exit from the EU.>
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Brexit: Theresa May wants Welsh Government 'engaged' in talks

Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2016 13:53:06 GMT
Theresa May tells Carwyn Jones she wants the Welsh Government to be "involved and engaged" in Brexit talks.>
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Abacus @ Saturday, 15th January, 2011

Breaking News for Scotland…

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Supreme Court rules against Named Person scheme

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:52:18 GMT
Supreme Court judges rule the Scottish government's Named Person scheme, which aims to safeguard children, breaches rights to privacy and a family life.>
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Man jailed for raping sleeping woman in Edinburgh

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:12:47 GMT
A 34-year-old taxi driver who raped a sleeping woman in an Edinburgh flat is jailed for seven years.>
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Banchory bride trashes wedding dress for more memories

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:37:14 GMT
A new bride decides to trash her wedding dress in spectacular style to offer even more special memories of the big day.>
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Scotland's fishing sector could be world leaders post-Brexit, MSPs told

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:22:55 GMT
Scotland's fishing industry would be "unleashed" after Brexit allowing it to show "world leadership", MSPs at Holyrood are told.>
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Man who murdered neighbour in Greenock jailed for life

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:34:48 GMT
A man who claimed he killed his neighbour in an act of self defence is jailed for life for murder.>
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Funeral takes place for soldier Josh Hoole

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:51:31 GMT
The funeral of Scottish soldier Josh Hoole, who died during an army training exercise in Wales, is held.>
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Man dies following crash near Keiss in Highlands

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:02:38 GMT
A man has died following a crash on the A99 in the Highlands, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service says.>
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Call for Holyrood to mount undercover policing inquiry

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:58:21 GMT
The Scottish government is urged to launch its own probe into undercover policing after UK government refuses to extend Pitchford Inquiry.>
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Electrical fault causes major disruption at Glasgow Central

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:13:20 GMT
Rail services from Glasgow Central Station still face disruption after an early morning electrical fault in overhead wiring.>
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Prisoner given more jail time for killing man in Glasgow

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:30:10 GMT
A man who is serving eight-and-a-half years in an English prison for drug offences is given more jail time for killing a man in Glasgow.>
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Separate attacks in Edinburgh linked to three teenagers

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:13:27 GMT
Three teenagers are being sought for two separate attacks in an Edinburgh suburb.>
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Legal protection for Glasgow's 'dear green places'

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:23:50 GMT
Dozens of outdoor areas in Scotland's largest city are given protected status as green spaces.>
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Supreme Court rules against Named Person scheme

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:22:32 GMT
An appeal against the Scottish government's Named Person scheme is upheld by the Supreme Court.>
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Banchory couple trash the wedding dress in photoshoot

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:51:43 GMT
Newlyweds Sammy and Mike Birnie trash their wedding attire for a "trash the dress" photoshoot.>
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Scottish tourist praised for River Thames rescue

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:15:53 GMT
A Scottish woman is praised for her part in rescuing a woman who had fallen into the River Thames.>
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Killer whale hunts a seal off Shetland

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:31:09 GMT
An orca spots a seal in the water off the coast of Shetland and decides to go hunting.>
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Call for decision on future of beavers in Scotland

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:53:46 GMT
Conservationists are calling for a decision from the government on the future of beavers in Scotland.>
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An MP says Westminster should 'lead from the front' in providing good childcare facilities

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:18:51 GMT
An MP who was reprimanded by parliamentary clerks for bringing her children into a committee room says Westminster should be more family friendly.>
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Scottish designers to be showcased at London festival

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:44:10 GMT
Nine Scottish designers and companies will represent Dundee's V&A museum at this year's London Design Festival.>
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Edinburgh is the UK's most expensive city for students

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:00:33 GMT
Edinburgh is the most expensive city in the UK for students to live and work in, a Royal Bank of Scotland survey suggests.>
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Scotland's papers: Recession fear and Alzheimer's hope

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 06:08:07 GMT
Recession in Scotland "highly possible" after Brexit vote, says think tank and scientists create the first drug to halt Alzheimer's.>
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Your pictures 8 - 15 July

Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:21:35 GMT
A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 8 and 15 July.>
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Send us your pictures

Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2016 12:31:20 GMT
All you need to know about sending in photographs for our weekly gallery.>
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Your pictures 1-8 July

Date: Fri, 08 Jul 2016 11:09:50 GMT
A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 1 and 8 July.>
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Your pictures 24 June - 1 July

Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:34:42 GMT
A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 24 June and 1 July.>
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Your pictures 17 - 24 June

Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 09:47:51 GMT
A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 17 and 24 June.>
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Aberdeen v Maribor

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 19:39:04 GMT
Aberdeen host Maribor from Slovenia in the first leg of their Europa League third qualifying round tie.>
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Europa League: Maribor aim to extend Scottish winning streak against Aberdeen

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:45:06 GMT
Slovenian side Maribor visit Aberdeen on Thursday evening looking to overcome a fourth Scottish team in six years.>
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Astana 1-1 Celtic: Leigh Griffiths hails Patrick Roberts' tenacity

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:19:49 GMT
Leigh Griffiths says Patrick Roberts' tenacity was key to his goal as Celtic leave Kazakhstan with a 1-1 draw against Astana.>
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Kane Hemmings: Oxford triggered release clause from Dundee

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:53:30 GMT
Dundee were unable to prevent Kane Hemmings being sold to Oxford United after they met his release clause, says Paul Hartley.>
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Bleating the odds

Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:06:10 GMT
Dolly the sheep's "siblings" are generally healthy, a study has shown, providing hope that cloning can yield animals free from degenerative illness.>
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Tunnel love

Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:47:41 GMT
Snow enthusiasts capture pictures of 'snow tunnels' while walking on Ben Nevis.>
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What next?

Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:03:07 GMT
From the Reverse Greenland to the Norway Model; what are Scotland's options for retaining ties with the EU after Brexit?>
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Storming winner

Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:40:36 GMT
Stuart Robertson's recreates Star Wars scenes with six-inch action figures>
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Your pictures of Scotland: 15-22 July

Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:21:10 GMT
A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 15 and 22 July.>
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Brexit - the Cyprus option

Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2016 00:42:04 GMT
Cyprus is a divided island where EU law does not apply in full - a useful example for pro-EU Scotland, the BBC's Laurence Peter reports.>
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Abacus @ Saturday, 15th January, 2011

Breaking News for N. Ireland…

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Denis Donaldson: Man charged with withholding information about murder

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:04:41 GMT
A 74-year-old man is charged with withholding information about the murder of former Sinn Féin official Denis Donaldson>
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Donegal 'devastated' after latest crash leaves three people dead

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:37:52 GMT
Police say the community of Donegal is 'devastated' by two car crashes which have claimed the lives of five people.>
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Donegal: Police ombudsman investigating fatal 'wrong-way' car crash

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 07:17:59 GMT
The police ombudsman in the Republic of Ireland says it is investigating a crash which left two men dead in County Donegal.>
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PSNI officer disciplined for doing 'virtually nothing' to progress case

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:59:36 GMT
A PSNI officer is disciplined for doing "virtually nothing" to progress an investigation into an assault on a County Down schoolboy for 10 months.>
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Northern Ireland household spending power 'half the UK average'

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:30:05 GMT
Household spending power in Northern Ireland is about half the UK average, in spite of a small upturn, according to new data.>
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Dessie Mee: More time to question three people over Newtownards death

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:50:53 GMT
Police investigating the suspicious death of Dessie Mee in Newtownards are granted an additional 36 hours to question three people.>
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Cancelled literacy and numeracy programme had 'positive impact'

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:54:29 GMT
A cancelled government education scheme helped thousands of pupils improve their English and maths results, a report finds.>
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Northern Ireland Open: Rain delays start at Galgorm

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:33:18 GMT
Play in the first round of the Northern Ireland Open will begin at 13:30 BST after a delay because of a waterlogging at Galgorm Castle.>
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Twinbrook: Teenage boy's jaw broken in gang attack

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 07:55:33 GMT
An 18-year-old man sustains a broken jaw during an assault in Twinbrook on the outskirts of west Belfast.>
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Police Federation: Anyone found guilty of attacking an officer should be jailed

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:18:42 GMT
The Police Federation Northern Ireland calls for anyone found guilty of assaulting a police officer to be sent to prison>
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Dark Hedges: Tree falls on to road near Armoy

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:42:56 GMT
One of the renowned trees which features in Game of Thrones has fallen on to the road near Armoy, County Antrim.>
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Claudy: Man arrested after house search

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 20:08:52 GMT
A man has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply a class A drug after a house search in Claudy.>
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Hatton hails underdog Frampton ahead of Santa Cruz fight

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:35:38 GMT
Former world champion Ricky Hatton says being the underdog will act as inspiration for Carl Frampton in his New York showdown with Leo Santa Cruz.>
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Tourette's syndrome: Belfast mother calls for more support for sufferers

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:19:21 GMT
Families with children who have Tourette's syndrome need more support to cope with a condition that is both physically and socially debilitating, a west Belfast mother says.>
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One Direction's Niall Horan on his love of golf at the NI Open

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:09:21 GMT
One Direction pop star Niall Horan reflects on his golfing prowess as he plays in the Northern Ireland Open Pro-Am at Galgorm Castle.>
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Officers investigating Newtownards death unsure if man pushed from window

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:01:54 GMT
Detectives say they are unsure about the circumstances leading up to the death of Dessie Mee, who was fatally injured at an apartment block in Newtownards>
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Dessie Mee: residents 'stunned' by Newtownards man's death

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:53:51 GMT
Three people have been arrested after what police have said is the suspicious death of a County Down man.>
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Brexit: Theresa May and Enda Kenny 'want to keep close links' between UK and Ireland

Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:03:25 GMT
Prime Minister Theresa May and Taoiseach Enda Kenny say they want to "maintain the closest possible relationship" between their two countries in the wake of a UK exit from the EU.>
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BBC News Channel

Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2016 12:34:37 GMT
Britain's most-watched news channel, delivering breaking news and analysis all day, every day.>
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Marta Herda guilty of Arklow pier crash murder of Csaba Orsas

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:16:17 GMT
A 29-year-old woman is found guilty of murdering her colleague by driving him off a pier into deep water.>
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Letterkenny: Two men killed in 'wrong-way' County Donegal car crash

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:48:25 GMT
Two men die following a head-on collision on a dual carriageway in County Donegal.>
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Clondalkin: Woman 'pulled into park and raped'

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:42:39 GMT
A woman is sexually assaulted in an overnight attack near Clondalkin village in west Dublin.>
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Poll of business leaders indicates gloomy outlook for NI post-Brexit

Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:25:18 GMT
A CBI poll of Northern Ireland business leaders has delivered a gloomy assessment of the future implications of Brexit.>
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Navan Retail Park: Man's body found after 'workplace accident'

Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:19:08 GMT
An investigation is under way after a man's body is found at a retail park in the Republic of Ireland.>
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Dungannon door manufacturer O&S sold to US firm

Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:05:23 GMT
The Dungannon-based door manufacturer O&S is sold to a private equity investor for an undisclosed sum.>
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Antrim healthcare diagnostics firm Randox records £18m pre-tax profit

Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:41:20 GMT
Randox, the County Antrim healthcare diagnostics company, increases its pre-tax profit by more than a third to £18m in 2015.>
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Angela McGowan is new director of CBI in Northern Ireland

Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 11:27:17 GMT
The economist Angela McGowan is to become the new director of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) in Northern Ireland.>
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Ireland's Niall O'Brien and Craig Young return for Pakistan series

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:49:47 GMT
Ireland are boosted by the return of Niall O'Brien and Craig Young for next month's ODI series against Pakistan next month.>
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Circuit of Ireland cancelled for 2017

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 07:41:52 GMT
The long-term future of the Circuit of Ireland Rally is in doubt after next year's event is called off because of a lack of funding.>
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NI Open: Tournament ambassador Michael Hoey hopes for return to form at Galgorm

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 23:25:14 GMT
Michael Hoey seeks a return to form at the Northern Ireland Open after a 2016 season which has been "torture at times".>
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Paralysed show jumper Kelda Morgan back in the saddle after career threatening injury

Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2016 08:18:31 GMT
A Donegal show jumper's remarkable recovery from serious spinal injuries.>
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Seeking support

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:21:43 GMT
Families with children who have Tourette's syndrome need more support to cope with a condition that is both physically and socially debilitating, a west Belfast mother says.>
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Weather update

Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 06:15:09 GMT
Northern Ireland weather forecast>
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In memory of mum

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 05:44:23 GMT
A terminally-ill mother of four from County Antrim prepares her young family for her death from breast cancer, by making memory boxes for each of them.>
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James Brokenshire: Handshakes and smiles as tourists meet 'nice man in a suit'

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:30:08 GMT
A first look at what awaits the new Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire>
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Teeing off with Tom

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:49:09 GMT
Golfing prodigy Tom McKibbin, 13, insists he won't be nervous when he tees up with seasoned pros at the Northern Ireland Open.>
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Getting in touch

Date: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:38:59 GMT
Send BBC News NI your comments, tell your own stories and share your pictures.>
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Londonderry: Man living in Derry accused of rape and human trafficking

Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:37:30 GMT
A 29-year-old man appears at Londonderry Magistrates' Court charged with raping a 26-year-old Romanian woman.>
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Londonderry: James Brokenshire meets Paul Whitters family

Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:06:22 GMT
Secretary of State James Brokenshire is in Londonderry for his first official visit to the city since taking office.>
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Dale Alexander's friend recalls river tragedy following water warnings

Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2016 10:00:19 GMT
A friend of a man who drowned in a County Tyrone river in 2009 speaks of the dangers of swimming in reservoirs and lakes.>
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Londonderry: Renewable energy firm fined £4,000 for polluting river

Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:04:41 GMT
A renewable energy company in County Londonderry is fined £4,000 for polluting a tributary of the River Faughan.>
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Lloyds cuts a further 3,000 jobs and doubles branch closure plan

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:07:06 GMT
Lloyds Banking Group says it will cut a further 3,000 jobs and close 200 more branches, even as it reports a doubling of pre-tax profits.>
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Labour leadership: Corbyn ballot challenge rejected

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:53:06 GMT
A judge rejects a court challenge to Labour's decision to allow Jeremy Corbyn to automatically stand for re-election as leader.>
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Amina Al-Jeffery: Father disputes 'locked up' daughter claim

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:30:12 GMT
A father accused of imprisoning his daughter in Saudi Arabia has said he was "trying to help" her, a court hears.>
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RMT announces five-day August strike on Southern rail network

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:13:03 GMT
A five-day August strike on the Southern rail network is announced by the RMT in a dispute over the role of guards.>
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Scotland child safety scheme blocked

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:52:18 GMT
Supreme Court judges rule the Scottish government's Named Person scheme, which aims to safeguard children, breaches rights to privacy and a family life.>
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Byron burger chain staff arrested in immigration raids

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:24:14 GMT
Dozens of workers from Albania, Brazil, Nepal and Egypt are arrested in "intelligence led" raids by immigration officials at Byron burger restaurants across London.>
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Assaults on prison staff at record high, figures show

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:39:38 GMT
Assaults on prison officers in England and Wales have risen to their highest level on record, official figures show.>
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Alan Bennett admits murdering two Redcar women

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:54:12 GMT
A man who murdered his partner and an ex-girlfriend within minutes of each other is given two life sentences and jailed for at least 32 years.>
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Stepping Hill Hospital cuts jobs as it loses £75 a minute

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:27:31 GMT
A hospital losing £75 a minute is to close a ward and axe 350 full time posts, an NHS trust reveals.>
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Hinkley Point set to get final investment approval from France's EDF

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:01:08 GMT
Investment in the UK's first new nuclear plant in decades is set to get final approval later on Thursday from the company financing most of the project.>
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YouTube star Marina Joyce denies drug use after kidnap drama

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:06:37 GMT
YouTube star claims change in behaviour was due to religion and bruises from a fall in the woods.>
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London rail services make up six of top ten most overcrowded

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:14:10 GMT
Rail services into and out of London made up six of the top 10 most overcrowded services in England and Wales last year, new figures show.>
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Historic fairground ride the 'Moon Rocket' could be lost

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 06:14:15 GMT
Historic fairground attraction the Moon Rocket, described as the original 'white knuckle ride', is in danger of being lost according to campaigners.>
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Gymnast Max Whitlock's training regime

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 01:26:07 GMT
London 2012 Olympic medallist Max Whitlock was just a teenager when he unexpectedly won team and individual bronze.>
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Four foot pooch aims to become world’s tallest dog.

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:14:43 GMT
The owner of a four feet Great Dane talks about how her pooch is in the running to be classed as the tallest dog in the world.>
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Humphrys takes rail firm rep to task over fares

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:51:45 GMT
John Humphrys takes the rail firms to task on whether they are offering the lowest fares>
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Exercises you can do at your desk to counter sedentary job

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:59:59 GMT
Exercise can counter the dangers of an office job - if you're short of time, here are some moves you can do at your desk.>
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Beatrix Potter birthday celebrated with Peter Rabbit play

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:00:22 GMT
Where is Peter Rabbit? is a new play which uses puppets to tell Beatrix Potter's tales.>
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Train danger warning: 'I was running along the top of the train'

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:24:52 GMT
Tom Crosby almost died as a teenager after falling when he was playing on a train.>
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BBC News Channel

Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2016 12:34:37 GMT
Britain's most-watched news channel, delivering breaking news and analysis all day, every day.>
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Pokemon Go player claims to have caught all UK creatures

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:10:12 GMT
A Pokemon Go player claims to have become the first to catch all the characters available in the UK.>
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Bobby the kitten survives 60C washing machine cycle

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:44:28 GMT
A kitten who climbed into a washing machine was lucky to survive his ordeal, a vet says.>
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Newspaper headlines: Alzheimer's breakthrough and office 'risk'

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:10:57 GMT
A variety of health stories occupy the front pages, including a breakthrough in Alzheimer's research and some worrying news for office workers.>
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Cheat's guide

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:42:15 GMT
Scientists say that having just an hour of exercise a day may help undo the damage of sitting at a desk all day. Here are five tips on how to be more active without having to go anywhere near a gym.>
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'We left everything behind'

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 04:14:53 GMT
Read the stories of four people who've fled to the UK on the 65th anniversary of the Refugee Convention.>
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Hinkley Point

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 23:19:26 GMT
Hinkley Point: What is it and why is it important?>
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'United species'

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 01:39:56 GMT
Disabled artist Tanya Raabe-Webber spends eight hours painting percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie - and exploring what makes us human.>
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Saving Labour

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 02:01:02 GMT
Can this summer's Labour leadership contest unite the party's warring factions?>
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20 amazing memories

Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2012 22:39:08 GMT
BBC Sport looks back at 20 of the most memorable moments of London 2012.>
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'Good hospitality'

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:18:47 GMT
Syrian refugees living on the Isle of Bute take to Facebook to say they like it there.>
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Digital divide

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:06:07 GMT
There are strong social divisions in how young people use digital technology at home, according to international research from the OECD.>
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Merkel rules out migrant policy reversal after attacks

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:58:57 GMT
German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejects calls to change her refugee policy in the wake of recent terror attacks by asylum seekers.>
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US election: Obama endorses Clinton as political heir

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:15:23 GMT
President Obama delivers an impassioned Democratic convention speech, hailing Hillary Clinton as his heir and rounding on "demagogue" Donald Trump.>
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France church attack: Second suspect in priest killing named

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:22:36 GMT
French prosecutors name the second man involved in the killing of a priest in a Normandy church as Abdel Malik Petitjean, 19, who was being hunted by police.>
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Elephant killings in Africa 'stabilise' but threat continues

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:09:10 GMT
The rapid growth in the illegal killing of African elephants seen since 2006 seems to have stabilised and may be decreasing.>
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China and Russia to hold joint drills in South China Sea

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:20:16 GMT
China says it will hold joint military exercises with Russia in the South China Sea, following a tribunal ruling that dismissed its claims in the disputed waters.>
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Syria conflict: 'Exit corridors' to open for Aleppo, says Russia

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:15:21 GMT
Corridors are to be opened to allow civilians and rebels to leave besieged areas of the Syrian city of Aleppo, Russia says.>
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Mad magazine cartoonist Jack Davis dies aged 91

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:49:09 GMT
Cartoonist Jack Davis, the "long-time legendary" artist on the US magazine Mad, dies at the age of 91.>
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Australian cardinal denies child abuse claims

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:36:42 GMT
Australia's most senior Catholic, Cardinal George Pell, calls claims he sexually abused children "a scandalous smear campaign".>
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Afghan man mutilated pregnant wife

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:59:27 GMT
A woman is critically ill in northern Afghanistan after her husband mutilated her and nearly beat her to death, family members say.>
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Girl dies after elephant throws stone in Morocco zoo

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:14:05 GMT
A seven-year-old girl dies after an elephant throws a stone that hits her head in a Moroccan zoo.>
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India author and activist Mahasweta Devi dies aged 90

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:25:03 GMT
Influential Indian writer and activist Mahasweta Devi has died aged 90, in the eastern city of Kolkata, her family has said.>
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Hiroshima: Keep Pokemon away from atom bomb memorial

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:29:55 GMT
The Japanese city of Hiroshima asks Pokemon Go's creators to keep its virtual monsters out of its memorials to nuclear bomb victims.>
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Turkey coup: Satirist fears 'Charlie Hebdo' attack

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:24:03 GMT
The editor of one of Turkey's oldest satirical magazines, LeMan, speaks to the BBC about the aftermath of the attempted coup.>
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Pope Francis trips as he arrives for Mass in Poland

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:25:11 GMT
Pope Francis tripped and fell as he arrived for Holy Mass at the southern Black Madonna shrine of Czestochowa in Poland.>
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President Obama's message of hope

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:49:58 GMT
President Barack Obama evokes a positive vision of the US and implored voters to back Hillary Clinton as his successor in the White House.>
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Dozens dead after flash floods and landslides in Nepal

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:58:55 GMT
Dozens of people have died in Nepal after flash floods and landslides, caused by monsoon rains, sweet through villages.>
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Australia's Turnbull 'shocked' by juvenile detention abuse video

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:10:04 GMT
The Australian teenager who has become the face of a juvenile detention scandal has thanked Australians for their support.>
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Photoshopped celebrities used for Kashmir pellet gun campaign

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:09:00 GMT
A Pakistani group has photoshopped images of celebrities with facial pellet gun injuries to highlight the recent violence in Kashmir.>
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'I will get there alive by the grace of God'

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 03:14:35 GMT
The year 2016 could be the deadliest so far in the migration crisis, according to figures from the International Organisation for Migration.>
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Antibiotic resistance: 'Snot wars' study yields new class of drugs

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 23:06:10 GMT
A new class of antibiotics has been discovered by analysing the bacterial warfare taking place up people's noses, scientists report.>
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Gabon teenager hits high note after Celine Dion shares cover

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:27:21 GMT
A 17-year-old from Gabon says he is "overwhelmed" after the Canadian pop star shared online a video of him performing one of her hits.>
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Booze ban for China region's civil servants

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:03:09 GMT
No more lunchtime tipples for government employees in Anhui province.>
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Russians to vote on covering up Michelangelo's David

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:22:43 GMT
A woman complained that the copy of the artist's David harmed children's minds.>
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New app connects Russian Orthodox Church to believers

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:43:49 GMT
Developers say it will allow people to stay in constant contact with the Russian Orthodox Church.>
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'Unique, strange, terrible'

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 06:17:36 GMT
Growing evidence suggests so-called Islamic State used a new type of explosive device when they killed almost 300 people in Baghdad earlier this month.>
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Sacrificed life

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 23:40:29 GMT
The story of a woman who cut her breasts to protest against a discriminatory "breast tax" in British ruled India is being revived by an artist in the south Indian state of Kerala.>
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'Taxi service for migrants'

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 23:59:47 GMT
African migrants remain as determined as ever to reach Europe from Libya despite the growing number of deaths at sea.>
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Kidnapping dilemma

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 23:54:26 GMT
Ellen Page and the director of new film Tallulah discuss whether every woman is designed to embrace motherhood.>
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Payslips peril

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:53:46 GMT
Iran's so-called payslip-gate scandal has been a blow to President Hassan Rouhani's reputation, and could still be a problem come next year's elections, says the BBC's Amir Azimi.>
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Protest painted over

Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:54:50 GMT
The removal of a pro-choice mural becomes a flashpoint in Ireland's abortion debate.>
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Secret library

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 23:15:00 GMT
Enthusiasts have stocked an underground library in Syria with books rescued from bombed buildings - and users dodge shells and bullets to reach it.>
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Bunk bed businesses

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 23:01:24 GMT
A look at a new hostel in India, which claims to be the first in the country aimed specifically at people trying to set up their own businesses.>
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Marsupial crossing

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:21:38 GMT
Koalas have quickly learned to use wildlife passageways to cross busy roads in Australia's Queensland state as they move between habitats.>
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