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Tom Jones and Sheen in Dylan play

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 22:12
Sir Tom Jones, Sian Phillips and Michael Sheen are named in an all-star cast for a new BBC TV adaptation of the Dylan Thomas play Under Milk Wood.

£30m parking charges under fire

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 22:05
Local councils are urged to be open about whether they are using parking charges to raise income or to manage traffic.

VIDEO: Why Moyes should fear 'brave' Everton

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 21:58
BBC Sport's Pat Nevin looks at the reasons why former Everton manager David Moyes may be in for an uncomfortable return to Goodison Park on Sunday.

Rural centre 'flawed from outset'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 21:49
A failed rural heritage centre which cost the public purse more than £3.4m when it collapsed should have been more closely monitored, a government auditor says.

Singing priest shocked at success

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 21:42
Priest's cover of Leonard Cohen becomes viral sensation

Cancer hopes and ferry disaster - papers

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 21:30
The prospects for the latest clinical trials of cancer drugs make some front pages, while many feature photographs of a ferry sinking off South Korea.

Health portal 'could save millions'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 21:28
A new online portal could save the health service in Northern Ireland millions of pounds.

Storm-hit rail line payout revealed

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 19:31
Compensation of up to £16m will be paid to train and freight operators following the destruction of the main railway line at Dawlish in the south-west of England.

Cathedral hosts Royal Maundy service

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 19:19
The Queen will bring the Easter tradition of handing out Maundy money to Blackburn Cathedral later.

Jockey Club makes record profits

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 18:58
The Jockey Club, the organisation behind the UK's leading horseracing events, reports record profits for last year of £22m.

Spy leaks 'criminally irresponsible'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 18:44
Ex-CIA contractor Edward Snowden risked the lives of secret agents by leaking documents containing their names, Conservative MP Liam Fox says.

'No evidence' in Tower Hamlets probe

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 18:39
There is "no new credible evidence of criminality" in files covering an east London borough, to suspect fraud, the Met Police says.

Don't axe 2021 census, MPs advise

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 18:28
It is "too soon" to decide whether to scrap the national census, and the 2021 survey should go ahead, MPs advise.

Tencent brings Candy Crush to China

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 18:21
China's internet giant Tencent will launch the popular Candy Crush game on the mainland in partnership with the game's creator King Digital Entertainment.

10,000 new drivers 'lost licences'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 17:53
About 10,000 new drivers had their licences revoked after receiving six or more penalty points in 2012, Newsbeat finds through a Freedom of Information request.

Argentina girl kept years in garage

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 17:18
Police in Argentina say they have rescued a teenage girl who had been starved, beaten and kept in a garage for nine years by her foster parents.

Hospital infections 'still too high'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 16:56
Doctors and nurses should do more to stop hospital patients developing infections, an NHS watchdog says.

VIDEO: Documentary of a secret photographer

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 16:43
Tom Brook looks at the life of a photographer who secretly took over 100,000 photographs of people in her day to day life

How MPs play the Exchequer namechecker

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 16:09
How MPs get saluted by the chancellor in the Budget

The return of rock: Four bands to watch

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 16:04
Four guitar bands to look out for in 2014
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