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Half of Scots firms 'based at home'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 16:42
Home-based enterprises account for half of all Scots businesses and sustain 17% of private sector jobs in Scotland, research suggests.

Call for law change on sale of sex

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 16:35
Churches say law developed in Sweden to criminalise the purchase of sex has significantly reduced human trafficking.

Do police believe they are above the law?

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 16:32
From use of bail to dawn raids, there are concerns that the police sometimes overstep their powers, says Danny Shaw.

Oscars 2015: The foreign language contenders

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 16:27
The lowdown on the contenders for the foreign-language Oscar

Latest IS atrocity dominates headlines

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 16:24
Atrocity in the Middle East dominates this week's headlines, but Labour's spat with business has also fallen under the spotlight, says Jawad Iqbal.

Have politicians lost the art of rhetoric?

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 16:22
Mary Beard explains why modern politicians must learn to persuade voters through rhetoric, rather than simply make assertions and promises.

Are anti-IS tactics working six months on?

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 16:20
Mark Urban describes the complexities of the US-led coalition's approach to tackling Islamic State militants, six months on from when it first launched operations.

Ukraine crisis: Russia tests new weapons

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 16:17
Russian military tests new systems in Ukraine

Coast to coast across the US

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 16:05
One man's trip across the United States with his camera

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 16:04
The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.

'Useless' flu jab and Glitter 'never freed' - papers

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 15:45
An admission that this year's winter flu jab is "barely able to protect people" makes some front pages, while others focus on Gary Glitter's latest convictions.

Congress due for historic Pope visit

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 15:38
Pope Francis is due to become the first pontiff in history to make an address before the US Congress, lawmakers in Washington announce.

Mexican police rescue workers

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 15:14
Mexican authorities free a group of workers from a South Korean-run textile factory in Jalisco state, who were being "physically abused".

Are Farmers Market Sales Peaking? That Might Be Good For Farmers

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-05 15:13

The rate of growth in the number of farmers markets and sales at them has slowed in recent years. But that could mean the entire local food movement is growing up.

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PwC promoted tax avoidance, say MPs

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 15:11
Accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has been accused of promoting tax avoidance "on an industrial scale" by MPs on the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

The stuff paradox

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 15:05
The Americans who feel overwhelmed by stuff

A new way to stop the gridlock in the skies

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 15:03
Should planes fly closer together to free up capacity?

Afcon semi-final was a 'war zone'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 14:42
Africa Cup of Nations semi-final between Ghana and Equatorial Guinea is described as a "war zone" after major crowd trouble.

Six Nations - all you need to know

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 14:24
BBC Sport looks at where the key clashes will be and who could make a name for themselves in the 2015 Six Nations.

'Severe fire' at primary school

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 14:20
Eight crews tackle a "severe fire" at a primary school in Wolverhampton.