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Forster on brink of Southampton move

Fri, 2014-08-08 13:57
Fraser Forster is on the verge of joining Southampton after they agreed a fee of £10m with Scottish champions Celtic.

Blackburn Rovers 1-1 Cardiff City

Fri, 2014-08-08 13:47
The Football League season begins with a draw at Ewood Park as Blackburn come from behind to hold Cardiff.

How to follow the new season on the BBC

Fri, 2014-08-08 13:13
The football season begins this weekend and the BBC will provide extensive coverage across TV, radio and online.

VIDEO: National unity deal for Afghan rivals

Fri, 2014-08-08 13:13
Afghan presidential rivals, Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani, agree to form a united government. after months of feuding.

Taser used in Swansea tower siege

Fri, 2014-08-08 13:03
Police say they used a Taser in the arrest of an armed man who had taken another man hostage in the penthouse restaurant of the Meridian Tower in Swansea.

Man killed as e-cigarette 'explodes'

Fri, 2014-08-08 13:03
A man has died after a charging e-cigarette exploded and ignited oxygen equipment he may have been using, Merseyside's fire service says.

Costs and considerations of retiring abroad

Fri, 2014-08-08 13:00
The costs and considerations of retiring overseas

How to make cyber scams go pop

Fri, 2014-08-08 13:00
How Batman can help you avoid online scams

West warns Russia over Ukraine 'aid'

Fri, 2014-08-08 12:46
The UK and US governments warn Russia not to use humanitarian assistance as a pretext for sending troops into eastern Ukraine.

Murray loses to Tsonga in Toronto

Fri, 2014-08-08 12:43
Andy Murray loses 7-6 (7-5) 4-6 6-4 to Jo Wilfried-Tsonga in the quarter-finals of the Rogers Cup in Toronto.

VIDEO: Nick Park on counting his sheep

Fri, 2014-08-08 12:40
Up to 120 giant sculptures, depicting Shaun the Sheep in a variety of guises, will form a major public arts trail across London and Bristol next year.

Flood traps drivers and cuts power

Fri, 2014-08-08 12:38
Torrential rain in Cambridgeshire traps drivers, causes parts of a river bank to collapse and leaves more than 800 homes without power.

Watkinson sorry over England rain woe

Fri, 2014-08-08 12:37
Lancashire director of cricket Mike Watkinson apologises after the second day of the Old Trafford Test is abandoned.

US air strike on militants in Iraq

Fri, 2014-08-08 11:42
US aircraft launch air strike against Islamic State artillery near Irbil in northern Iraq, the Pentagon says.

Jam sandwiches Trott's 'secret weapon'

Fri, 2014-08-08 11:21
Laura Trott says the defence of her RideLondon Women's Grand Prix title on Saturday will be powered by jam sandwiches.

Bear Grylls in 'bear' knife name row

Fri, 2014-08-08 11:11
Lawyers representing a company linked to TV adventurer Bear Grylls demand a knife manufacturer change its name because it features the word "bear".

VIDEO: Nelson the one-eyed cat gets award

Fri, 2014-08-08 10:59
A one-eyed cat which has spent most of his life living on the docks in County Durham is awarded Cat of the Year.

Kicking case manager 'a scapegoat'

Fri, 2014-08-08 10:59
A call centre worker who was sacked by EE after a member of her team kicked a colleague unconscious says she was made a "scapegoat".

Firm loses order amid Russia embargo

Fri, 2014-08-08 10:45
A Peterhead fish processor reveals it has already had an ordered cancelled following the imposition of sanctions against the EU by Russia.

VIDEO: 'Not enough done' about waste mound

Fri, 2014-08-08 10:15
People living next to a mountain of waste in Bromley have said not enough has been done to reduce the huge mound which they say smells like "rotten corpses".
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