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15th record inquiry nurse suspended

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 00:33
Another nurse is suspended as part of an inquiry into the alleged falsification of patient records at south Wales hospitals, taking the total to 15.

NHS 'should work more with hospices'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 00:29
Hospices could play a greater role in end-of-life care and stop hospitals being the "default option", says former Tory party leader Lord Howard.

Billy Joel to receive Gershwin prize

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 00:25
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Billy Joel is to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the US Library of Congress announces.

VIDEO: Time-lapse shows Costa on move

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 00:24
Time-lapse footage shows the wrecked Italian cruise ship, the Costa Concordia, being towed on its final journey to the port of Genoa for scrapping.

Van Gaal criticises tour schedule

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 23:57
Manchester United's extensive tour of the USA is "not positive for preparation", says the club's manager Louis van Gaal.

Disability benefits flaws 'grave'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 23:29
The disability benefits system requires a "fundamental redesign" because flaws in the process are so "grave", a group of MPs says.

VIDEO: Mystery over Brooklyn Bridge flags

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 23:19
Authorities in New York are investigating who raised two large white flags on the towers of the Brooklyn Bridge early on Tuesday.

Giant solar park set for approval

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 22:59
Plans for a giant solar park with 180,000 electricity-generating panels are recommended for approval by Flintshire councillors.

Houvenaghel retires from cycling

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 22:57
Olympic silver medallist Wendy Houvenaghel retires from cycling after pulling out of the Commonwealth Games with injury.

School head held over India 'rape'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 22:56
Police in the Indian city of Bangalore arrest a school head for failing to protect children under his care after a six-year-old girl is allegedly raped.

China detains five over meat scandal

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 22:55
China detains five people as part of its probe into a firm that allegedly supplied out of date meat to fast food chains, including McDonald's and KFC.

Quarantine over China plague death

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 22:47
Part of a city in north-west China is sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague, state media say.

VIDEO: Costa Concordia towed from crash site

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 22:35
The Costa Concordia, which hit a reef killing 32 people in 2012, is being towed to the port of Genoa where it will be scrapped.

Libraries 'crucial' for local life

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 22:11
Public libraries play a crucial role in community life far beyond the lending of books, people tell a Welsh assembly inquiry.

VIDEO: Apple profits up on iPhone sales

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 21:49
Apple reports quarterly profits of $7.75bn up 12%, helped by strong sales of its iPhone.

'Feeble' EU and UK 'hypocrisy' - the papers

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 21:44
Claims that European leaders are not being strict enough with Moscow over arms supplies feature on front pages - along with rebuttals from France.

VIDEO: Jason Statham's Games diving display

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 21:40
Hollywood actor Jason Statham competes for England in the diving competition at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland.

Former CEO David Perdue Wins Georgia's GOP Senate Runoff

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-22 19:46

Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine which party controls the Senate

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Stowell rejects Tory 'top-up' salary

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 19:36
Baroness Stowell rejects a Conservative offer to pay part of her salary, saying it would be a conflict of interest.

Row over 'bonkers' EU energy plan

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 19:28
EU commissioners meet today to agree an energy savings target for 2030 amid serious disagreement about how ambitious it should be.
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