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Further redundancies at City Link

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 05:40
The administrators of collapsed parcel delivery company City Link announce a further 230 redundancies at the firm, taking the total to 2,586.

Stricken cargo ship 'is drifting'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 05:38
A stricken cargo ship in the Solent has begun to drift, the Hampshire Police Marine Unit says.

Education Plan: Sell Goat, Ride Bus 500 Miles, Sneak Into Prez's House

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-07 05:35

Getting into high school was a long, strange journey for 11-year-old Ugandan orphan James Arinaitwe. It started when his grandmother sold the family goat to pay for shoes and a bus ticket.

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Ebola test results due on patient

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 05:35
Ebola test results are expected on a patient who is being monitored in an isolation unit at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital near Cardiff.

PM condemns 'barbaric' Paris attack

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 05:29
David Cameron and Ed Miliband open PMQs with statements of support for France after at least 12 people are shot dead in Paris.

Girl's funeral delayed amid visa row

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 05:16
The family of a five-year-girl who died after being hit by a car in Eastbourne have been denied visas to attend her funeral, the local MP says.

The north/south divide of UK politics

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 05:14
Seldom has the disjuncture in politics, north and south of the Border, been more evident than in the controversy which has attended Jim Murphy's comments about using a "mansion tax" to hire nurses in Scotland.

Fry's partner given driving ban

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 05:13
Elliott Spencer, the partner of comedian Stephen Fry, is banned from driving after speeding to get his fiance to the Hay-on-Wye festival.

VIDEO: Rooftop video of Paris shooting

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 04:48
Video taken from a rooftop in Paris show two gunmen attacking a magazine office leaving 12 people dead

Patients 'getting stuck in hospital'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 04:45
Hospitals are reporting they are facing problems discharging patients as they struggle to cope with A&E pressures.

VIDEO: Sainsbury's 'disappointing' Christmas

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 04:41
Sainsbury's has announced its worst Christmas sales for a decade - with its new boss saying the rest of the year will "remain challenging".

Winter storm hits Mid-East refugees

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 04:37
A fierce winter storm brings freezing temperatures to the Middle East, raising worries about the plight of the millions of refugees there.

Country house sold to French baron

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 04:34
A country house that was a favourite haunt of King James I is sold to a French baron after being saved by English Heritage.

Evans Oldham Athletic deal is agreed

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 04:34
Convicted rapist Ched Evans has agreed a deal to sign for League One club Oldham Athletic, BBC Sport understands.

Pooh sticks organisers seek new home

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 04:32
Organisers of the World Pooh Sticks Championships are looking for a new venue after 31 years at Little Wittenham, Oxfordshire.

Nun 'threw boiling water over boy'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 04:31
The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry is told that a young boy was scalded by boiling water after being assaulted by a nun at a Belfast children's home.

Muhammad Ali released from hospital

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 04:27
Muhammad Ali, an icon of the boxing ring, is released from hospital and back home after being admitted last month with a urinary tract infection.

Enrique quiet on Messi reports

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 04:26
Barcelona coach Luis Enrique declines to comment on reports of a fall-out with "best player in the world" Lionel Messi.

VIDEO: Massacre at French magazine office

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 04:24
Richard Galpin reports on the shooting at the office of the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, in Paris.

Should a Belgian murderer be allowed euthanasia?

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 04:24
Should a Belgian murderer be allowed euthanasia?

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