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Meadow protection plan 'backfires'

7 hours 59 min ago
A bid to safeguard endangered wildflower meadows has backfired, according to an unpublished report by the watchdog English Nature.

Wormwood Scrubs 'filthy and unsafe'

8 hours 4 min ago
Wormwood Scrubs prison in west London is described as "filthy" and unsafe in a report by inspectors.

UK moves up global economic ranking

8 hours 8 min ago
The UK edges up the World Economic Forum's worldwide rankings, but the group warns that the health of the global economy is at risk.

Allergy mistakes 'risking lives'

8 hours 8 min ago
Thousands of lives are put at risk each year by doctors prescribing drugs that patients are known to be allergic to, the medicines watchdog says.

VIDEO: Care homes: Views from the inside

8 hours 8 min ago
Inhabitants of a care home for the elderly in Kent talk about their experience of living and ageing there.

DNA overturns 30-year US convictions

8 hours 12 min ago
Two US men who spent three decades in prison for rape and murder, one on death row, are released after new DNA evidence proves their innocence.

Gary Barlow 'settling tax affairs'

8 hours 33 min ago
Singer Gary Barlow has said he is working with new accountants following controversy over his tax dealings.

England v Norway

8 hours 40 min ago
Everton defender John Stones will make his first start for England in Wednesday's friendly against Norway at Wembley.

VIDEO: Apple: Celebrity accounts hacked

9 hours 11 min ago
The FBI are investigating allegations that the online accounts of dozens of celebrities have been hacked, allowing explicit photos to be posted on the internet.

No prosecution over Druids' comments

9 hours 27 min ago
There will be no prosecutions over complaints about comments made by a folk band at the Ardoyne Fleadh in north Belfast last month.

VIDEO: BBC 'acted properly' over Cliff

9 hours 28 min ago
A group of MPs has said that the BBC "acted properly" in their reporting of a story about a police raid on the house of singer Cliff Richard.

VIDEO: Moment Ashya's parents released

9 hours 49 min ago
Ashya King's parents have been freed from a Spanish jail, following their arrest on Saturday.

Viewpoint: How to make Afghan army sustainable

9 hours 57 min ago
Nato's role in making the Afghan army sustainable

VIDEO: Ashya parents 'just want to see him'

10 hours 7 sec ago
Ashya King's parents have freed from custody in Spain after UK prosecutors withdrew a European arrest warrant.

Ashya's parents freed from prison

10 hours 15 min ago
The parents of Ashya King are released from prison in Spain after UK prosecutors withdrew a European arrest warrant.

VIDEO: Video shows Ukraine soldiers 'abuse'

10 hours 57 min ago
Ukraine's defence minister has accused Russia of launching a "great war" that could claim tens of thousands of lives.

Referendum race 'may have got tighter'

10 hours 59 min ago
Referendum race 'may just have got tighter'

Celebrity leaks 'no breach' - Apple

11 hours 20 min ago
The leaking of intimate photos of celebrities from iCloud accounts was due to a theft of log-in information, not a security breach, says Apple.

US targets al-Shabab's leader

11 hours 25 min ago
The US military says it has carried out air strikes in Somalia, targeting the leader of militant group al-Shabab, but it is unclear if he was killed.

AUDIO: Tornado sweeps children away in tent

11 hours 28 min ago
A father of three describes how his children were swept away in a tent when a mini-tornado struck their campsite.
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