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Smoking ban in cars set for autumn

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 21:34
A ban on smoking in cars carrying children will be introduced in Wales this autumn, ministers are expected to announce.

Fifty Shades 999 call spike expected

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 21:29
London firefighters are anticipating an increase in call-outs with the release of Fifty Shades of Grey at the cinema.

Labour pledges infant class size cap

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 21:22
Class sizes for five, six and seven year-olds in England will be no larger than 30 under Labour, Ed Miliband is to say.

VIDEO: England's one-day woes explained

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 21:09
Analyst Simon Hughes explains why England's performance in the final overs of one-day internationals holds them back.

Power NI reduces prices by 9.2%

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 21:04
Power NI is to drop electricity prices for homes and small businesses by 9.2%.

Muslim pupils 'double since 2001'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 20:58
The number of Muslim children attending schools in England and Wales has almost doubled since 2001, a report suggests.

India PM 'appalled' by Modi temple

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 20:57
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he is "appalled" by news that a temple dedicated to him is set to open in his home state of Gujarat.

Sydney terror pair threats revealed

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 20:51
The two men charged with planning a terror act in Sydney made a video threatening to stab kidneys and strike at necks, PM Tony Abbott tells parliament.

Bob Simon, '60 Minutes' Correspondent, Killed In NYC Car Crash

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-11 20:50

Bob Simon was among a handful of elite journalists to cover most major overseas conflicts and news stories since the late 1960s, CBS said. Simon was 73.

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Art and science collide to reopen Whitworth gallery

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 20:49
Making new art from old in a Nobel Prize winner's lab

VIDEO: Baking back to health

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 20:42
The bakery helping people knead away depression

Reading the 2015 UK election runes

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 20:20
Three veteran UK election watchers on what to expect on and after the poll on 7 May 2015

Revenge porn to become criminal offence

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 20:18
People in England and Wales could now be jailed if they are caught posting intimate pictures or videos of an ex-partner online.

VIDEO: Revenge porn: 'Ex put me on porn site'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 20:13
A victim of revenge porn explains how her ex-boyfriend posted private videos online and police couldn't help

Australian Clarke to miss Cup opener

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 20:07
Australia captain Michael Clarke will not play against England in the Cricket World Cup opener in Melbourne on Saturday.

VIDEO: What happened in Kiev's Maidan square?

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 19:54
Gabriel Gatehouse returns to Kiev's Maidan square

Concordia victims seek compensation

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 19:24
Lawyers for Britons caught up in the Costa Concordia disaster say they are continuing to fight for settlements, after the ship's captain was jailed.

'Revenge porn' illegal under new law

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 18:58
Posting so-called revenge porn pictures and videos on the internet becomes a criminal offence in England and Wales later.

Neighbours stunned by triple murder

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 18:45
Shocked neighbours reflect on tragedy and parking rows

Farage: Other parties 'fear' UKIP

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 18:34
Nigel Farage says the Conservatives and Labour both "fear" UKIP holding the balance of power after May's election.

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