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Commons votes to back gay marriage
The House of Commons votes to allow gay marriage in England and Wales, despite 161 MPs opposing the government's plans.(Tue, 21 May 2013 19:22:15 GMT)
Scotland 'can afford independence'
Scotland can "more than afford" to be a successful independent country, its first minister says as he launches a paper outlining the nation's economic strength.(Tue, 21 May 2013 16:21:09 GMT)
Family urges domestic violence probe
The family of a woman murdered by her ex-partner call for a public inquiry into how complaints of domestic violence are handled by police.(Tue, 21 May 2013 13:32:32 GMT)
NHS boss set to retire next year
The head of the NHS in England Sir David Nicholson is stepping down from the post next year.(Tue, 21 May 2013 14:29:35 GMT)
Pound falls after dip in inflation
The pound falls after lower fuel prices lead to a lower-than-expected inflation rate of 2.4% for April.(Tue, 21 May 2013 13:01:27 GMT)
Pirate movie sites blocked in UK
Big UK net firms have begun blocking access to two movie streaming sites accused of flouting copyright laws.(Tue, 21 May 2013 10:06:13 GMT)
Marks and Spencer sees profits fall
Marks and Spencer reports a big fall in annual profits, as troubles in its clothing division continue.(Tue, 21 May 2013 11:13:38 GMT)
Police 'probing 54 grooming gangs'
Police are investigating 54 alleged gangs in a crackdown on child grooming in England and Wales, the House of Lords hears.(Tue, 21 May 2013 17:28:56 GMT)
George Michael 'kept in hospital'
Singer George Michael is being kept in hospital for treatment after sustaining head injuries in a traffic incident, his spokesman confirms.(Tue, 21 May 2013 12:16:50 GMT)
UK shared exam system faces break up
The shared A-level and GCSE system for England, Wales and Northern Ireland should no longer be continued, says Education Secretary Michael Gove.(Tue, 21 May 2013 13:01:25 GMT)
1,125 cases in measles epidemic
The number of measles cases in Swansea and Powys rises by 20, bringing the total to 1,125, health officials say.(Tue, 21 May 2013 13:24:52 GMT)
Union boss clashes with Mandelson
Unite leader Len McCluskey hits back at claims by Lord Mandelson that his union is trying to rig Labour candidate selection.(Tue, 21 May 2013 15:26:25 GMT)
UK considers rendition damages offer
Lawyers defending the UK government from charges of complicity in the rendition of a Libyan man say they will consider paying him damages.(Tue, 21 May 2013 15:28:23 GMT)
Eric and Ernie's writer Braben dies
Eddie Braben, the writer credited with contributing to the huge success of comedy duo Morecambe and Wise, dies aged 82.(Tue, 21 May 2013 11:01:22 GMT)
Gandhi's will and sandals auctioned
Mahatma Gandhi's last will and testament sells for more than £50,000 as dozens of Gandhi memorabilia is sold at auction.(Tue, 21 May 2013 17:24:33 GMT)
Three jailed over fake £1 coin plot
Three fraudsters are jailed for making 50,000 fake £1 coins in what police describe as the biggest plot of its kind.(Tue, 21 May 2013 17:29:07 GMT)
'Mr Blobby' house painted in prank
A couple return from honeymoon to find their Essex home "glowing" with a spotty pink Mr Blobby-style makeover.(Tue, 21 May 2013 15:57:43 GMT)
Photo sparks stadium fire concerns
A photograph of Coventry's Ricoh Arena seemingly on fire sparks alarm on social media that the stadium was burning down.(Tue, 21 May 2013 13:29:25 GMT)
Men jailed over blackmail plot
Four men are jailed over a blackmail plot in which a couple were threatened with paramilitary attack if they did not hand over £15,000 in cash.(Tue, 21 May 2013 18:55:42 GMT)
Gove proposes split in exams system
Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove says its time for England, Wales and Northern Ireland to go their separate ways on GCSEs and A-levels.(Tue, 21 May 2013 12:20:14 GMT)
Bone in April case 'from skull'
Bone fragments found in the fireplace of the man accused of the murder of five-year-old April Jones were from a human skull, a jury is told.(Tue, 21 May 2013 19:01:35 GMT)
Binge drink warning after fan death
A widow warns of the dangers of binge drinking after her Wales rugby fan husband fell into a river and died during a Six Nations weekend.(Tue, 21 May 2013 15:02:54 GMT)
Missing man's body found 14 years on
Police Scotland confirm that a man whose remains were discovered in the Scottish Borders was a teenager reported missing 14 years ago.(Tue, 21 May 2013 15:05:00 GMT)
Man guilty of decades of sex crimes
A former community centre manager is found guilty of sex crimes against children and adults spanning several decades.(Tue, 21 May 2013 15:10:23 GMT)
Town residential street evacuated
A residential street in a Wiltshire town is being evacuated as a "precautionary" measure, police have said.(Tue, 21 May 2013 18:49:39 GMT)
'Sugar daddy' serial conman jailed
A conman who fleeced more than £170,000 out of women he met on a website for "sugar daddies" is jailed for seven years.(Tue, 21 May 2013 17:03:48 GMT)
Manager Pulis leaves Stoke City
Manager Tony Pulis leaves Stoke City following talks with chairman Peter Coates on Tuesday.(Tue, 21 May 2013 15:25:27 GMT)
Bell passed fit for England Test
Ian Bell is fit for the second Test against New Zealand at Headingley as England name an unchanged 12-man squad.(Tue, 21 May 2013 10:12:35 GMT)
Di Canio actions investigated by PFA
The Professional Footballers' Association says it is looking into Sunderland's disciplinary measures against several players.(Tue, 21 May 2013 13:05:26 GMT)
The rise of food swapping
The food swapping movement is taking off the UK with anything from sushi to strawberries on offer.(Tue, 21 May 2013 03:00:11 GMT)
The curious story of how the lie detector came to be
The science behind the lie detector test has been disputed since its creation 90 years ago, so is there any reliable way to tell if someone is lying?(Tue, 21 May 2013 09:27:33 GMT)
How religions change their mind
History suggests that religions that don't change die out - but how do they manage it without undermining themselves?(Tue, 21 May 2013 02:22:29 GMT)
A&E units on cliff edge - NHS chiefs
A&E units are on a cliff edge, say NHS leaders as MPs start an inquiry into the state of emergency care.(Tue, 21 May 2013 10:14:15 GMT)
Sir Cyril abuse claim inquiry widens
Police investigate 10 people over allegations of sex abuse at a residential school after claims former MP Sir Cyril Smith abused boys there.(Tue, 21 May 2013 15:34:06 GMT)
Back-to-work scheme failing, say MPs
A scheme to help the unemployed find work appears to be failing the most disadvantaged jobseekers, MPs on the Work and Pensions Committee say.(Tue, 21 May 2013 02:14:09 GMT)
VIDEO: House of Commons
MPs are debating a motion to approve a European document relating to Syria.(Sun, 13 Jan 2013 19:49:39 GMT)
VIDEO: Why did UK inflation rate fall?
The UK's inflation rate fell to 2.4% in April, according to the Office for National Statistics, down from 2.8% in March.(Tue, 21 May 2013 10:16:10 GMT)
VIDEO: Death of Morecambe and Wise genius
Eddie Braben, the writer behind comedy duo Morecambe and Wise, has died at the age of 82.(Tue, 21 May 2013 12:59:37 GMT)
VIDEO: Narrow door stops woman leaving home
A woman who uses a large wheelchair says she is a prisoner in her own home because it will not fit through the door.(Tue, 21 May 2013 14:40:41 GMT)
VIDEO: Family call for murder public inquiry
The family of Maria Stubbings, who was murdered by her ex-partner, is calling for a public inquiry into how complaints of domestic violence are handled by police.(Tue, 21 May 2013 12:47:21 GMT)
VIDEO: Scotland 'can afford independence'
Scotland can "more than afford' to be a successful independent country, its first minister has said.(Tue, 21 May 2013 17:31:41 GMT)
VIDEO: Could UK have had a different coalition?
The days which followed the 2010 general election saw tense and frantic negotiations between the three main parties as they fought for the right to govern Britain.(Tue, 21 May 2013 10:06:35 GMT)
VIDEO: Sauce man Roots help for start-ups
A mentoring scheme for people starting a business is being backed by Reggae Reggae Sauce entrepreneur Levi Roots, who started out under a previous scheme before finding fame on BBC2's Dragon's Den.(Tue, 21 May 2013 12:49:48 GMT)
VIDEO: 'First crane egg in 400 years'
The first crane egg in southern Britain in more than 400 years has been laid by a nesting bird.(Tue, 21 May 2013 08:18:40 GMT)
Calculate your inflation rate
Find out how much your cost of living is going up(Mon, 20 May 2013 23:03:15 GMT)
The UK's diverging school systems
Devolution has made schooling more different across the UK(Tue, 21 May 2013 16:29:18 GMT)
In pictures: Monkey skulls and tortoise jelly seized at UK borders
Monkey skulls and tortoise jelly among seizures at UK borders(Tue, 21 May 2013 17:14:04 GMT)
Ulster fries for G8 leaders?
What to prepare for breakfast at G8 summit.(Tue, 21 May 2013 08:39:08 GMT)
'Swivel-eyed loons' or people's voice?
What Tory row tells us about the state of British politics(Tue, 21 May 2013 15:12:31 GMT)
The British Empire's last exhibition
British Empire Exhibition in Glasgow 75 years on(Tue, 21 May 2013 07:46:06 GMT)
Is Apple's tax avoidance rational?
Is the company's tax avoidance rational, asks Robert Peston(Tue, 21 May 2013 07:55:00 GMT)
Blind woman caused to hallucinate
Disease leaves blind woman seeing things(Tue, 21 May 2013 04:34:23 GMT)
Papers mull Cameron 'humiliation'
Papers claim prime minister is facing 'humiliation' in the Commons(Tue, 21 May 2013 04:35:24 GMT)
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