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Officer admits driving dangerously

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 10:08
A police officer admits to driving dangerously in a 4x4 while responding to an emergency involving children and a firearm.

VIDEO: Woman falls 30ft at Wells Cathedral

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 10:03
A women has been airlifted from the roof of Wells Cathedral, after falling and becoming stuck for three hours.

Woman rescued after cathedral fall

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 09:58
A woman who fell and became trapped during a tour of Wells Cathedral's towers is rescued by an RAF helicopter.

'Robin Hood' tax battles in EU

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 09:55
UK fights EU plan to tax bank trades

ENO branches out into musicals

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 09:50
English National Opera is to stage modern musicals in an attempt to secure its financial future.

Thirteen jailed for prison van break

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 09:48
Two men who escaped from a prison van after an armed ambush are jailed along with the gang that helped free them.

Cast announced for new Star Wars

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 09:42
Original Star Wars actors Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill will feature in Star Wars: Episode VII, it is confirmed.

I may not have got No 10 job - Coulson

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 09:28
Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson says he may not have become No 10's communications director if he had revealed he knew about phone-hacking.

VIDEO: CCTV of Salford prison van ambush

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 09:28
Footage of an ambush of a police van in Greater Manchester, in which two prisoners escaped, has been released by police.

Thousands sit new Scottish exams

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 09:26
Thousands of students across Scotland sit the first exams for the new National 5 qualifications.

The Force Is With Them: Star Wars Episode VII Cast Revealed

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-29 09:24

Newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver will join old favorites Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill. The movie is due to be released Dec. 18, 2015.

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Yemen army in big al-Qaeda offensive

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 09:21
The Yemeni army launches a major offensive against al-Qaeda hideouts in the south, officials say, amid an ongoing campaign against militants.

Cable defends Royal Mail sale price

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 09:16
The UK Business Secretary, Vince Cable, stands by the initial pricing of Royal Mail shares, as he gives evidence to a parliamentary committee.

Gunmen storm Libyan parliament

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 09:15
Gunmen storm Libya's parliament and start shooting, forcing MPs to abandon a special session to elect a new prime minister.

Lenny Henry row candidate quits UKIP

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 09:03
A UKIP council candidate quits the party following controversial remarks about comedian Lenny Henry.

Famed 83-Year-Old Jewel Thief Pleads Guilty To Stealing Diamond Ring

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-29 09:01

Doris Payne's rap sheet dates back six decades. She walked into an upscale jewelry store last October and walked out with a $22,500 ring. On Monday, she was sentenced to four years in custody.

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The view from King's Cross Station

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 08:56
The view from King's Cross on Tube strike day

Tottenham talk to Ajax about De Boer

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 08:41
Dutch champions Ajax say Tottenham have contacted them about the availability of coach Frank de Boer.

To Survive A Tornado, First Run To Shelter, Then Grab A Helmet

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-29 08:41

In a tornado, debris flung by high-speed winds can cause deadly injuries. A sturdy shelter is the best protection, but even lying in a ditch may save your life. Or putting on a bike helmet.

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Hillsborough family's double tragedy

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 08:24
The brother of a man who died at Hillsborough was himself killed in an industrial accident years later, an inquest hears.

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