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Ebola virus threatens UK - Hammond
The Ebola virus, which has killed more than 670 people in West Africa, poses a threat to the UK, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond warns.
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:19:06 GMT)

No appeal over Rolf Harris sentence
Rolf Harris's five-year-and-nine-month jail sentence over sex offences will not be referred to the appeal court, despite 150 complaints over its "leniency".
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:52:24 GMT)

UK to allow driverless cars on roads
The UK government says it plans to allow driverless cars on public roads in January, and asks cities to compete to host one of three trials.
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:29:39 GMT)

PM pledges £3m in extra aid for Gaza
An additional £3m in UK aid is to be made available to help the humanitarian situation in Gaza, Prime Minister David Cameron says.
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:12:19 GMT)

Ex-policeman on Rodney murder charge
A former policeman is to be charged with murdering a man who was shot dead after a car was stopped by officers in north London nine years ago.
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:46:35 GMT)

Nine years for baby-killer boyfriend
A man who killed his girlfriend's six-week-old baby by battering him with a shoe and plastic bottle is jailed for nine years for manslaughter.
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:52:48 GMT)

We'll keep tightening sanctions - PM
UK Prime Minister David Cameron warns of increasingly tough sanctions "unless Mr Putin changes his approach".
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:06:32 GMT)

New banker rules 'could hurt London'
Bank of England plans to penalise badly-performing bankers could put London at a disadvantage as a financial centre, says banking industry body BBA.
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:39:58 GMT)

HSBC closes some Muslims' accounts
HSBC bank writes to Finsbury Park Mosque and other Muslim organisations around the UK giving them notice their accounts will be closed.
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:50:51 GMT)

Ex-NoW editors charged over hacking
Two former News of the World journalists have been charged with conspiring to hack phones, the Crown Prosecution Service says.
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:34:51 GMT)

Life for road rage killer trucker
A lorry driver is jailed for life for using his 17-tonne truck to murder another motorist by deliberately driving over him.
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:22:11 GMT)

Savile charity to challenge payouts
A charity set up by Jimmy Savile is challenging any payouts of compensation to victims of the sex attacker, victims' lawyers say.
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:33:20 GMT)

France evacuates expats from Libya
The French government says it has evacuated French and British nationals from Libya, as battles rage between government forces and militias.
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:16:09 GMT)

Help gay vicars who marry, says Tory
A former Conservative chairman calls on the government to considering intervening to stop gay priests being sacked by the Church of England if they marry.
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:04:18 GMT)

Bolt: Games slur reports 'nonsense'
Usain Bolt denies newspaper claims that he made disparaging comments about the Commonwealth Games.
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:34:41 GMT)

Moyes bar 'scuffle' case dropped
Former Manchester United manager David Moyes is no longer being investigated over an alleged scuffle in a bar in Lancashire, police say.
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:28:25 GMT)

'Poo pong' from fields grips town
An "overpowering" smell drifting from fields around a town in Hertfordshire could be human waste, angry residents claim.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:03:08 GMT)

Star Wars name passport rejected
A woman who added "Skywalker" as a middle name is told by passport officials that her signature infringes a trademark.
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:19:46 GMT)

Gun attack on police patrol car
Police are blaming dissident republicans for a gun attack on one of their patrols in Londonderry
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:07:07 GMT)

Calls for all-party talks to resume
The new Irish Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan says he wants to see a resumption of all-party talks in Northern Ireland in September.
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:02:04 GMT)

Woman, 34, found dead in river
A woman's body is pulled from a south Wales river, Gwent Police confirm.
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:13:12 GMT)

Lessons to be learned over killings
Lessons need to be learned from the case of a man who killed his wife and young son at their home near Porthmadog, an official review finds.
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:18:48 GMT)

Suspension at baby ashes crematorium
Aberdeen crematorium superintendent Derek Snow is suspended amid an investigation into the handling of baby ashes.
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:08:08 GMT)

Man charged with raping 90-year-old
A teenager appears in court charged with raping a 90-year-old woman at her home in North Lanarkshire.
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:21:17 GMT)

Man guilty of shooting policewoman
A man who shot a police officer on his doorstep and laughed while cycling off is convicted of attempted murder.
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:49:30 GMT)

Dog walker and runner help stop rape
A dog walker and a runner help a woman fight off a man who was trying to rape her.
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:57:29 GMT)

How many men are paedophiles?
The Pope was reported to have said that about 2% of Catholic clergy are paedophiles - but how does this compare to society as a whole?
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:34:41 GMT)

The pre-nup that can end a happy marriage
In parts of Yemen when a brother and sister from one family marry siblings from another, the couples' fates can be locked together regardless of how happy they are.
(Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:40:09 GMT)

The mini version of Britain in WW1 Berlin
In World War One, thousands of British men interned in the German camp Ruhleben took to gardening to feed themselves and improve their living conditions.
(Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:29:44 GMT)

Peers query 'right to be forgotten'
Demands for web firms to remove personal data to respect people's "right to be forgotten" are unreasonable, peers say.
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:02:22 GMT)

Balls attacks 'never so good' PM
Ed Balls accuses David Cameron of trying to ape one of his predecessors by pretending people have "never had it so good".
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:03:31 GMT)

Government ends prison guitar ban
A ban on steel-string guitars in prison cells in England and Wales is reversed after a campaign by rock stars including Billy Bragg and Johnny Marr.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:21:56 GMT)

VIDEO: House of Commons
Israel's response to rocket attacks must be "proportionate", insists a minister.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:41:42 GMT)

VIDEO: Five brothers killed in WW1
World War One had a devastating impact on many communities around the UK and in the Lincolnshire village of Friesthorpe one mother and father lost five of their eight sons.
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:18:49 GMT)

VIDEO: Cable 'felt safe' in driverless car
Driverless cars are set to take to the roads in the UK from next January, they will guided by a system of sensors and cameras.
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:28:56 GMT)

VIDEO: 'Dalek' cleaner cutting infection
How remote robot cleaners are helping cut hospital infection rates in north Wales.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:07:41 GMT)

VIDEO: HSBC closes Muslim groups' accounts
HSBC bank has told three Muslim organisations that they are to have their accounts closed.
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:39:59 GMT)

VIDEO: Confetti harvest time in Shropshire
A natural confetti farm is harvesting and drying its crop, in a harvest that lasts only ten days.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:51:51 GMT)

VIDEO: Road rage driver used lorry to kill
A lorry driver is convicted of using his 17-tonne truck to murder another motorist by deliberately driving over him.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:00:48 GMT)

VIDEO: PC 'lied' over Hillsborough evidence
A police officer on duty on the day of the Hillsborough football disaster has been accused of lying, the inquests into the deaths of 96 Liverpool football fans has heard.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:49:49 GMT)

VIDEO: East Coast beaches 'fast disappearing'
Up to half a mile of land is being lost every 50 years due to coastal erosion, as Sian Lloyd reports.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:23:15 GMT)

The dead dog that changed colour twice
The dead dog that changed colour twice
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:19:20 GMT)

The reindeer herders battling a mine
The reindeer herders fighting a British mining company
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:39:28 GMT)

Astronomers weigh up Milky Way
Our galaxy is only about half the mass of one nearby
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:11:55 GMT)

Shakespeare's Globe: Theatrical laboratory
Turning Shakespeare's theatre into a living laboratory
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:13:18 GMT)

VIDEO: The teetotaller's hospital
London's abandoned Victorian Temperance Hospital
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:22:33 GMT)

How many will new benefits policy affect?
How many people will be affected by EU migrants benefits curb?
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:32:33 GMT)

In pictures: Royal visit to Glasgow
Young royals meet Usain Bolt on Glasgow Games visit
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:46:26 GMT)

Ebola fears and 'fat' doctors - the papers
Fears the deadly virus could reach the UK make front-page headlines
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:48:58 GMT)

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