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VIDEO: 'Skills crisis will hit UK businesses'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 05:12
Three-quarters of British businesses believe a significant skills crisis will hit the UK within the next three years, according to a new report.

VIDEO: Plane landing 'hero' meets instructors

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 05:07
John Wildey was a passenger on a light aircraft when he was forced to take over the controls and make an emergency landing. He has been meeting the team that helped him land successfully.

Profile: Boris Johnson

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 04:24
Boris Johnson: Jokes, gaffes - and burning political ambition

AUDIO: Is 'amazeballs' acceptable in Scrabble?

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 03:47
The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, published in the US, has added new words. But can Scrabblers in the UK use them?

Day in pictures: 6 August 2014

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 03:35
24 hours of news photos: 6 August

Alex Salmond turns to Zsa Zsa Gabor

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 03:17
Alex Salmond finds "mucho" to complain of in Scottish TV debate

VIDEO: Passengers tilt train to free man

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 03:09
Commuters in Western Australia have helped to free a man after his leg became trapped between the platform and a busy train.

AUDIO: Scientists hail dinosaur discovery

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 02:22
Scientists from the University of Zurich and The Natural History museum have discovered a previously unknown species of dinosaur.

Megadeth and CeeLo pull Israel gigs

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 02:17
Thrash metal band Megadeth and singer CeeLo Green have cancelled concerts in Israel amid the ongoing conflict in Gaza.

Rosetta goes into orbit around comet

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 01:00
In a historic first, a European spacecraft arrives at a speeding comet after a 10-year chase.

Would-be students 'have no plan B'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 00:56
More than half of students in England and Wales have no back-up plan if they fail to get the grades they need, finds research for Which? University.

VIDEO: Virtual reality brings news to life

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 00:46
Journalist and film-maker Nonny de la Pena has been using virtual reality to help tell news stories.

VIDEO: Energy market riggers 'to face jail'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 21:55
Plans to make rigging energy markets a criminal offence are being outlined by the government.

Tory 'war' and F1 Bernie's 'cheek' - front pages

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 21:44
Baroness Warsi's resignation as a minister over the UK's stance on the Gaza conflict makes the front pages, while papers digest the first TV debate on Scottish independence.

Plane bomb hoax suspect still held

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 21:44
Police are continuing to question a man on suspicion of making a hoax bomb threat on a passenger plane from Doha to Manchester Airport.

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