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UK economy back at pre-crisis level
The UK economy grew 0.8% in the second quarter and has now recovered the ground lost since the downturn began in 2008, according to official figures.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:42:48 GMT)

Miliband: I can't beat PM on image
Ed Miliband hits back at critics of his image and leadership style, insisting voters want "big ideas" not photo opportunities.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:11:16 GMT)

Secret Cinema cancels weekend shows
Secret Cinema organiser Fabian Riggall tells the BBC he has decided to cancel all of this weekend's screenings of Back to the Future.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:52:44 GMT)

Briton among Air Algerie crash dead
A British man was among the 116 passengers who died when the Air Algerie AH5017 jet crashed in Mali, the UK Foreign Office says.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:32:41 GMT)

Mother admits Mikaeel Kular killing
The mother of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular admits killing her son and hiding his body in a suitcase, sparking a major search operation.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:46:02 GMT)

Striker Drogba re-signs for Chelsea
Chelsea re-sign veteran striker Didier Drogba on a one-year deal after the Ivorian left Galatasaray.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:27:16 GMT)

Judge raises Coulson prison concerns
A judge is to write to Belmarsh Prison's governor over concerns that Andy Coulson remains at the high-security jail three weeks after the ex-editor was jailed for hacking.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:45:46 GMT)

Ex-DJ Dave Lee Travis facing retrial
Ex-Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis faces a retrial in September over sexual abuse allegations and a new count of indecent assault.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:47:14 GMT)

Tulisa guilty of blogger assault
Singer and former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos is found guilty of assaulting a man at a music festival in Essex last year.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:05:58 GMT)

Jayden killer is jailed for life
The ex-boyfriend of pregnant teenager Jayden Parkinson is jailed for a minimum of 20 years for her murder.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:29:39 GMT)

Dying man 'shocked to life' 31 times
The family of a dying man shocked back to life 31 times after hospital staff failed to remove his defibrillator implant, says his wish for a dignified death was "cruelly taken away".
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:05:00 GMT)

Dana brother cleared of sex abuse
John Brown, the brother of Eurovision winner Dana, is cleared of five counts of historic sex abuse.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:30:05 GMT)

Appoint abuse inquiry head, May urged
The government must find someone to lead its probe into historical child abuse allegations immediately, a children's charity says.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:49:06 GMT)

'No question' over Red Arrows smoke
There was "no question" the Red Arrows would change the colour of smoke trails to represent the Scottish flag at the Glasgow 2014 opening ceremony, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:41:46 GMT)

Thousands welcome Giants to city
An estimated 100,000 people line Liverpool's streets to welcome three giant marionettes which will tell the story of the city during World War One.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:09:22 GMT)

Cameron accused of Tyne Tees mix-up
Prime Minister David Cameron appears to think he is speaking to people on Tyneside during an interview with BBC Tees.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:56:31 GMT)

Grouse off the shelves at M&S
Marks and Spencer says it will not be selling red grouse this year after concerns about the way in which the game birds are killed.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:39:25 GMT)

Crackdown on drivers using mobiles
Police in Northern Ireland begin a new crackdown on motorists using mobile phones while driving.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:35:02 GMT)

Jet2 creates jobs at International
The airline Jet2 says it is creating 86 new jobs at Belfast International Airport with flights to new destinations.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:28:21 GMT)

Drugs tests adds to Wales Games' woe
Wales' stuttering Commonwealth Games campaign took yet another blow on Friday after athletics co-captain Rhys Williams failed a drugs test.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:17:42 GMT)

Chicken factory health probe ordered
An investigation into allegations of hygiene failings at poultry processing factories is ordered by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:14:31 GMT)

Big crowds for day two at Games
Scotland picks up two more gold medals as large crowds descend on Commonwealth Games venues for the second day of competition.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:41:59 GMT)

Murderer who stayed with body jailed
A 39-year-old man who stabbed his partner to death then stayed with her body for five days is jailed for life.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:56:17 GMT)

'Puzzle' of A47 road death pair
More items are found on the A47 by police investigating the death of a Lithuanian couple, but officers say they are still "puzzled" by it.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:12:23 GMT)

Violinist 'failed' in abuse trial
A violinist who died a week after giving evidence at a sex abuse trial of her former teacher was "failed" by mental health services, a coroner says.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:43:03 GMT)

England's Rowsell wins pursuit gold
England's Joanna Rowsell wins gold in the Commonwealth individual pursuit but Jason Kenny has to settle for sprint silver.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:34:14 GMT)

Hamilton heads Rosberg in practice
Lewis Hamilton was comfortably quicker than Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in second practice at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:59:48 GMT)

Welsh athlete Williams fails drugs test
Welsh 400m hurdler Rhys Williams says he is "utterly devastated" after an anti-doping violation rules him out of the Commonwealth Games.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:38:13 GMT)

The ship that totally failed to change the world
Fifty years ago the world's first nuclear-powered cargo-passenger ship sailed on a publicity tour to persuade the world to embrace the atomic age.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:26:13 GMT)

Weekendish: Sex and sports hybrids
Some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week, with your comments.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:33:56 GMT)

A country where liberal journalists risk death
A writer who gets on the wrong side of religious activists in Pakistan is in severe danger, and may have to vanish to survive.
(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:04:26 GMT)

'Alarming' increase in sham weddings
Bogus marriages have become an "industry of deceit" that is increasing at an "alarming rate", the Home Affairs select committee warns.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:28:07 GMT)

'Politicians protected by cover-up'
A former assistant director of social services at Lambeth council claims there was a cover-up to protect politicians after allegations of abuse at a children's home.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:02:01 GMT)

Astrology can aid healthcare - MP
Tory MP David Tredinnick speaks of his belief in astrology and his desire to incorporate it into mainstream medicine.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:45:43 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: Gillan denies Star Wars wig claims
Former Doctor Who star Karen Gillan has denied rumours that her hair was donated to the new Star Wars film.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:02:14 GMT)

VIDEO: Putting a new spin on bowls, aged six
Think of lawn bowls, and you will probably imagine elderly men and women in white, competing in sombre silence.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:07:08 GMT)

VIDEO: Mother admits to killing her son
The mother of Mikaeel Kular admits killing her son and then starting a search after claiming he had gone missing.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:08:57 GMT)

VIDEO: 'Flying' car destroys upstairs wall
A car has smashed into the first floor of a house in Lincolnshire, after careering off the road.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:15:59 GMT)

VIDEO: NHS to offer one-shot cancer therapy
A pioneering breast cancer treatment that replaces weeks of radiotherapy with a single, targeted shot is set to be offered on the NHS.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:47:25 GMT)

VIDEO: Yoga all at sea
SUP yoga, or stand up paddleboard yoga, involves most of the moves of normal yoga, but is done on a paddleboard in the water.
(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:20:38 GMT)

VIDEO: Black Cultural Archives 'magnificent'
The Black Cultural Archives has opened its new permanent home in the heart of Brixton after a £7m redevelopment.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:09:07 GMT)

VIDEO: Secrets of royal childhoods revealed
A new exhibition at Buckingham Palace is revealing what is is like to grow up in the Royal Family.
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:21:14 GMT)

Referendum round-up
The weekly digest of all things Scottish independence
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:55:41 GMT)

Could bulk-buying save NHS pounds?
Could bulk-buying save England's NHS pounds?
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:39:28 GMT)

'Hidden' photos reveal library build
'Hidden' images reveal the building of a world-famous institution
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:44:32 GMT)

A quaich guide to the medal gifts
What do the Scottish gifts given to Games medallists symbolise?
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:20:16 GMT)

Winners and losers from a strong pound
Why the ever rising pound is not all good news
(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:12:48 GMT)

Quiz of the week's news
Which city serves the strongest cup of coffee?
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:42:01 GMT)

UK growth and Games 'gold rush' - papers
Positive headlines for the UK's economy and athletes
(Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:17:23 GMT)

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