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VIDEO: The good news of 2014

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 15:20
A round up of some of the good news that happened in 2014.

VIDEO: Putin's 15 years in power - in 90 seconds

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 15:17
A 90-second look back at some key events in Vladimir Putin's 15 years at the top of Russian politics.

VIDEO: 'I dreamed about modern clothes'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 15:17
A woman who walked away from the Amish community explains why she kept the dress she was wearing that day.

FOI requests exceed 400,000 in decade

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 15:10
More than 400,000 requests have been made under Freedom of Information laws since they were introduced 10 years ago.

Airport Ebola testing 'shambles'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 14:50
Wednesday's papers are united in asking why nurse Pauline Cafferkey's Ebola symptoms were not picked up at Heathrow Airport, despite multiple screening tests.

Why Pardew would leave for Palace

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 14:26
It seems Alan Pardew can barely wait to leave 10th-placed Newcastle for struggling Crystal Palace - Phil McNulty examines why.

Asda boss says 2015 will be tough

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 14:24
The rise of the discount supermarkets will mean 2015 will be another difficult year, the boss of Asda tells the BBC.

MBE for volunteer maths teacher

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 14:22
Gbolahan Bright, the organiser of free maths clubs for primary children in London and Essex is made an MBE in the New Year Honours list.

Frontline NHS staff given honours

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 14:14
A host of frontline NHS staff are among those recognised in the New Year Honour's list.

Second woman 'negative' for Ebola

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 14:05
A second healthcare worker who was tested for Ebola in Scotland has tested negative, the Scottish government confirms.

Wenger wants new panel to ban divers

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 14:01
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger wants an independent panel to stamp out diving and issue retrospective bans.

Hillsborough campaigners made CBEs

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 13:55
Two Hillsborough justice campaigners are appointed CBE in the New Year Honours list.

Mini skirt queen leads honours list

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 13:48
Mary Quant, the designer widely credited with making the mini skirt popular, is among those in the Queen's New Year Honours list.

VIDEO: Hundred held after Russia protest

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 13:46
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and more than 100 other demonstrators have been arrested at a rally in central Moscow, activists say.

Palestinian UN resolution fails

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 13:42
The UN Security Council rejects a resolution demanding an end to the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories within three years.

AirAsia crash recovery intensifies

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 13:37
Recovery teams are launching a "massive search" for victims of AirAsia flight QZ8501, as investigators hunt for the plane's data recorders.

Wind-up radio inventor honoured

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 13:34
Inventor Trevor Baylis - who designed the wind-up Baygen radio - has been appointed a CBE in the New Year Honours list.

Honours for Rugby World Cup winners

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 13:33
Rugby World Cup winners Rochelle Clark and Sarah Hunter are among the sports stars on the New Year's Honours list.

Scots honoured in New Year list

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 13:32
About 150 Scots, including Commonwealth judo star Euan Burton and MP Anne McGuire, make the New Year Honours list.

Knighthood for 'father of Viagra'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 13:31
Two chemists, one who started research on Viagra and a YouTube celebrity, along with a former NFU president, receives knighthoods in the New Year Honours.