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VIDEO: Large offshore wind farm opens

Tue, 2014-01-28 01:59
A large off shore wind farm near Barrow in Furness is being switched on, creating enough electricity for almost 300,000 homes.

AUDIO: First glimpse of new Doctor Who outfit

Tue, 2014-01-28 01:54
Doctor Who fans have been given their first glimpse of The Doctor's new look following his latest regeneration.

Could bubonic plague strike again?

Tue, 2014-01-28 01:52
Could bubonic plague strike again?

Custody healthcare a 'major problem'

Tue, 2014-01-28 01:46
The Met Police is struggling to provide adequate medical staffing to assess and treat detainees in their custody, according to a new report.

Online abuse 'outpacing' protection

Tue, 2014-01-28 01:45
Child victims of online sexual abuse may not be getting the right protection because the training of professionals is not keeping pace with technological advances.

Broad 'unharmed' by Ashes whitewash

Tue, 2014-01-28 01:39
Stuart Broad describes England's whitewash by Australia as a "life experience" as he prepares to captain the Twenty20 side.

Vince dreams of growing relationship with Ed

Tue, 2014-01-28 01:08
Do Vince Cable's latest doubts over growth suggest a future love-in with the shadow chancellor?

AUDIO: RBS 'would be better' without bonuses

Tue, 2014-01-28 00:57
Baroness Wheatcroft discusses the news that RBS may face full-year losses of up to £8bn.

Filipino police 'used torture wheel'

Tue, 2014-01-28 00:37
Human rights groups criticise police in the Philippines for the alleged use of a 'torture wheel' at a detention facility.

Council cuts cracks 'begin to show'

Tue, 2014-01-28 00:31
Cash-strapped councils in Wales are not planning properly for budget cuts and cracks are beginning to show, a public spending watchdog says.

Are your medical records in danger?

Tue, 2014-01-28 00:29
Are your medical records in danger?

Executive to decide job rule change

Tue, 2014-01-28 00:23
A plan to change the criteria for applicants for the job of NI's chief constable will have to go before the executive, the first and deputy first ministers say.

VIDEO: Record number of birds at Slimbridge

Tue, 2014-01-28 00:08
Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetland Trust has found that the current mild weather is encouraging birds that would normally go to the continent to stay in the UK.

Drake and Kanye to headline Wireless

Tue, 2014-01-28 00:04
This year's Wireless Festival in London and Birmingham will be headlined by Kanye West Drake and Bruno Mars.

VIDEO: Folk singer and activist Seeger dies

Mon, 2014-01-27 23:43
The veteran American folk singer and activist Pete Seeger has died aged 94.

Extreme weather tests lifeboat crews

Mon, 2014-01-27 23:15
Floods and soaring temperatures result in a difficult year for lifeboat crews with a big increase in the number of call-outs.

No leads from appeal in Nida case

Mon, 2014-01-27 22:54
An emotional video appeal by missing Nida Naseer's family fails to generate any new leads, police say.

Hong Kong culls chickens over H7N9

Mon, 2014-01-27 22:54
Hong Kong begins culling 20,000 chickens after the H7N9 bird flu virus was found in poultry imported from mainland China.

VIDEO: Queen 'not served well by Treasury'

Mon, 2014-01-27 22:53
The British Royal family has to cut costs and get a "firmer grip" on dealing with essential repairs to royal buildings, says a new report.

Japan 'to teach territorial claims'

Mon, 2014-01-27 22:44
Japan's Education Ministry says it is revising teaching manuals for schools to set out its ownership of disputed islands.

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