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Marathon woman hits fundraising goal

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 23:21
A woman who ran 53 marathons in as many days successfully reaches her £53,000 fundraising goal.

Hong Kong's Occupy urges retreat

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 23:17
The co-founders of the Occupy Central movement in Hong Kong say they will turn themselves in and repeat calls for students to retreat.

Clarke to help carry Hughes coffin

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 23:12
Australia captain Michael Clarke will help to carry the coffin at the funeral of team-mate Phillip Hughes on Wednesday.

Autumn Statement: A balancing act

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 22:59
George Osborne's challenge is simple to explain but hard to achieve. He will want to use the poor borrowing figures to try to convince voters that the recovery is still too fragile to risk any change of government. But he will want to avoid voters concluding that his failure to fix the deficit at the pace he intended means that it might be time to give Labour a go.

S Korea 'Christmas tree' approved

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 22:54
South Korea gives a Christian group permission to rebuild a controversial Christmas tree-shaped tower near the border with the North.

VIDEO: Third Hobbit film hits cinemas

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 22:50
Hobbit stars past and present were reunited on the green carpet for the world premiere of the final film, The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies.

VIDEO: 'Phone scammers stole £1,800 from us'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 22:45
Police and banks are warning people not to be duped by telephone con artists, as new figures show phone scams have tripled in the past year.

Aviva agrees Friends Life takeover

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 22:32
UK insurance giant Aviva agrees to buy pensions company Friends Life in a deal that will create the UK's largest insurance, savings and asset management firm.

NHS leukaemia drug watchdog 'U-turn'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 22:27
A U-turn by health watchdogs means leukaemia patients in Wales and England will get NHS access to a new cancer drug trialled in Cardiff.

Universal mail service 'not at risk'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 22:26
The universal postal service, which obliges the Royal Mail to deliver across the country for a single price, is not under threat, regulator Ofcom says.

Anthony Marshall, Convicted Of Raiding Mother's Fortune, Dies At 90

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-01 22:18

Anthony Marshall, son of socialite Brooke Astor, was convicted in 2009 of defrauding his mother. Marshall was sentenced to prison but appeals delayed him from serving any time until 2013.

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VIDEO: N Korea blamed for cyber attack

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 22:14
The FBI has warned American businesses that hackers are using malicious software to launch damaging cyber-attacks, after one attack against Sony Pictures, the BBC's Alastair Leithead reports.

Region bid 'key to Welsh economy'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 22:13
Wales will lose out if Cardiff does not become part of a bigger economic region to bid for UK government investment, researchers claim.

VIDEO: Britain's £20m IS fight in Lebanon

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 22:08
The UK government is spending £20m to help Lebanon protect its borders from Islamic State militants, the BBC's Middle East correspondent Paul Wood visits the border.

Tidal lagoon wins minister's backing

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 22:00
Wales is on course to build the world's first power-generating tidal lagoon, Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb says as he gives the scheme his backing.

Off-shore wind farm plans scrapped

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 21:35
Plans to build Northern Ireland's first major off-shore wind farm have been scrapped.

Sturgeon backs corporation tax in NI

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 21:32
The Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says she hopes Northern Ireland gets the power to set its own rate of corporation tax.

Australia Open changes heat policy

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 21:24
Organisers of the Australia Open change their extreme heat policy ahead of the 2015 tennis tournament, two days after Australia had its hottest month on record.

Gunmen kill Kenya quarry workers

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 21:18
Gunmen have killed some 36 quarry workers near the north-eastern Kenyan town of Mandera, aid workers and officials say.

Funding pledge on eating disorders

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 21:06
The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is set to announce an extra £150m of funding to help children with eating disorders.