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Wage rises catch up with inflation
After nearly six years of falling real wages, rises in weekly earnings have finally caught up with inflation, according to the Office for National Statistics.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:35:12 GMT)

Two killed in M26 five-vehicle crash
Two people die in a five-vehicle crash which closed the M26 in both directions.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:35:04 GMT)

Blakelock family 'must feel angry'
Nicholas Jacobs, the man cleared of killing PC Keith Blakelock in 1985, says he would feel "angry and disappointed" if he was a member of the police officer's family.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:00:37 GMT)

Virgin apologises for email glitch
Virgin Media apologises after some of its customers received hundreds of unwanted emails because of a distribution list error.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:11:12 GMT)

Coulson 'heard Blunkett voicemails'
Ex-editor Andy Coulson reveals in court for the first time he did listen to private voicemail messages relating to former home secretary David Blunkett.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:20:51 GMT)

'Shocking' rise in use of food banks
Hundreds of thousands more people are turning to food banks to stop themselves from going hungry, says charity the Trussell Trust.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:35:23 GMT)

Power cut hits north of Scotland
A severe power cut leaves large areas of northern Scotland without electricity, with almost 200,000 properties said to have been affected.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:33:16 GMT)

Iraqi murder claims a 'conspiracy'
Allegations that 20 Iraqis were murdered by British troops in 2004 were the result of a "conspiracy" to pervert the course of justice, the UK claims.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:54:23 GMT)

Primary places revealed amid squeeze
A teachers' leader says there is a growing crisis over places at primary schools as parents discover which their children will attend.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:26:57 GMT)

Met chief defends shredding probe
The Met commissioner says it is right "to establish the facts" about the shredding of documents relating to possible police corruption before speaking to his predecessors.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:21:45 GMT)

Starbucks to move European HQ to UK
Starbucks is to move its European head office to London by the end of the year, meaning it will pay more tax in the UK, the company says.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:29:57 GMT)

Veteran MP Mitchell to step down
Veteran Labour MP Austin Mitchell says he will step down at the next general election.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:42:12 GMT)

Third of arrested migrants removed
A third of immigration arrests following public tip-offs resulted in deportation in 2013, says the Home Office.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:55:45 GMT)

Man jailed for terror order breach
A man is sentenced to 15 months in prison after admitting he breached the terms of his terror prevention measures.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:44:16 GMT)

Charges in corrupt payments inquiry
Two men will appear in court in connection with Operation Elveden, the police investigation into alleged corrupt payments to public officials.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:47:39 GMT)

Marathon runner's family 'shocked'
The family of a runner who died after completing the London Marathon thank the public for their support.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:59:42 GMT)

Row erupts over removed Banksy work
A row breaks out over the ownership of a work of art by "guerrilla artist" Banksy after it was taken from a Bristol street.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:02:23 GMT)

Sir Alex wine auction may make £3m
A sale of part of Sir Alex Ferguson's wine collection may make £3m, an auction house estimates.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:41:43 GMT)

Court clears ex-Anglo bank boss
The former chairman of Anglo Irish bank has been found not guilty of illegally supporting the bank's share price, the jury continues to deliberate in the case against two others.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:46:48 GMT)

Care homes saved from closure
Four residential care homes in Northern Ireland that were earmarked for closure have been told they will remain open.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:55:12 GMT)

Unemployment total falls by 6,000
Unemployment has fallen in Wales by 6,000 to 102,000 in the last quarter and now stands at 6.8%, according to official figures.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:31:06 GMT)

Early op 'may have saved man's life'
A businessman who died after complications following a cancer operation "would probably have survived" if he was re-operated on sooner, an inquest hears.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:04:44 GMT)

Life term for 'monstrous' rapist
A "monstrous" sex attacker who raped five women and sexually abused a sixth was given a lifelong restriction sentence.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:08:59 GMT)

Boy airlifted after being hit by van
A ten-year-old boy is airlifted to hospital after being knocked off his bike by a van on a country road in Aberdeenshire.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:35:09 GMT)

Man wins 'first open N Korean race'
A runner from Stafford believes he has won the first North Korean half-marathon to be open to international amateur athletes.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:27:50 GMT)

Life for football coach murderer
A teenager who murdered a football coach by stabbing him to death with a kitchen knife on a Leicester street is jailed for life.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:20:39 GMT)

Manchester City 2-2 Sunderland
Manchester City drop points in the title race but they recover from a goal down to salvage a late draw with Sunderland.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:44:20 GMT)

England World Cup contenders - Carter
England will be major contenders for World Cup 2015 and a win in New Zealand this summer is possible, says Dan Carter.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:10:59 GMT)

The spooky world of the 'numbers stations'
This is the era of hyper-tech espionage, encrypted emails and mindboggling cryptography. But you can hear a very old-fashioned form of espionage on shortwave radio.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:27:32 GMT)

Uplifting letters of hope sent to children of Syria
Somali children living in the world's largest refugee camp in Kenya have sent letters of encouragement to Syrian refugee children who have also had to flee their homeland.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:10:37 GMT)

Could offices change from sitting to standing?
A number of studies have suggested that constantly sitting at work is bad for you. So could workplaces be rejigged around standing up, asks would-be stander Chris Bowlby.
(Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:12:25 GMT)

UK unemployment rate falls to 6.9%
The number of people out of work in the UK has fallen by 77,000 to a five year low of 2.24 million in the three months to February, official figures indicate.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:16:20 GMT)

Police probe Ed Balls car prang
Senior Labour politician Ed Balls is being investigated by police after his car hit a parked vehicle.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:48:23 GMT)

Paedophile ring 'protected MP Smith'
Sir Cyril Smith's membership of a Westminster paedophile ring protected him from prosecution, a Labour MP claims.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:45:27 GMT)

VIDEO: House of Commons
The PM is challenged over his support for Maria Miller following a row over her expenses.
(Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:55:29 GMT)

VIDEO: Royal joke on baby prince's first word
The Duke of Cambridge has described Australia as a "beacon of confidence" as he and his family began the next leg of their Antipodean tour.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:13:26 GMT)

VIDEO: UB40 gig 'made fan's ears bleed'
UB40 has denied causing a fan's ears to bleed at a gig in Cambridge on Monday.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:54:09 GMT)

VIDEO: CCTV reveals dog as hunted car vandal
A vandal responsible for puncturing more than two dozen vehicle tyres in a quiet Cumbrian village has been unmasked as a dog.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:57:34 GMT)

VIDEO: Jacobs: 'I didn't kill PC Blakelock'
The man cleared of killing PC Keith Blakelock during riots in London in 1985 has spoken for the first time since his acquittal to BBC Newsnight
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:06:28 GMT)

VIDEO: Price war sees Tesco profits fall 6.9%
Tesco has reported a 6.9% fall in group trading annual profit to £3.3bn as it continues to lose market share to discount rivals.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:41:52 GMT)

VIDEO: Paul Flowers faces drugs charges
Paul Flowers, the former Co-op Bank chairman, has been charged with drug possession, prosecutors have said.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:24:50 GMT)

VIDEO: End of cost of living squeeze?
Wage increases have finally risen above the rate of inflation, after four years of falling living standards.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:47:38 GMT)

VIDEO: The end of the beard is nigh
The end of the beard is nigh - not according to fashion stylists, but to evolutionary biologists.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:05:32 GMT)

Royals treated like celebrities in New Zealand
How New Zealand reacted to William, Kate - and George
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:58:26 GMT)

BBC Two's disastrous launch night
Why BBC Two's launch was not all right on the night
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:06:07 GMT)

Hillsborough memorial in pictures
Thousands mourn Hillsborough's victims on 25th anniversary
(Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:15:39 GMT)

Sweet or sour? Duping our taste buds
Would this dessert taste different on a black plate?
(Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:00:11 GMT)

What was the mysterious black ring in Leamington Spa?
What was the black ring over Leamington Spa?
(Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:24:17 GMT)

Polish MP finds job as UK handyman
Polish MP's verdict on life as a migrant in Britain
(Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:31:48 GMT)

Poverty 'scandal' and benefits 'outrage' - front pages
Press takes different views of those receiving handouts
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:09:06 GMT)

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