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Many pupils 'not in good schools'

Mon, 2015-05-18 04:00
School improvements in Suffolk demanded by Ofsted are happening too slowly and pupils' attainment remains below average, a new study says.

£32k damages for Bronson jail guard

Mon, 2015-05-18 03:53
A prison officer left with post-traumatic stress disorder after being attacked by inmate Charles Bronson receives £32,500 in damages.

Gucci sues Alibaba over 'fake goods'

Mon, 2015-05-18 03:47
The French owner of Gucci and other luxury brands sues Chinese internet shopping giant Alibaba over the alleged sale of counterfeit goods.

ITV commissions Queen Victoria drama

Mon, 2015-05-18 03:38
The life of Queen Victoria is to be dramatised in an ITV series, starting with when she took the throne aged 18.

Race crash 'freak accident' says mum

Mon, 2015-05-18 03:27
The mother of a woman who has been seriously injured while she was watching the North West 200 at the weekend has said it was a "freak accident".

Former tennis star jailed for rape

Mon, 2015-05-18 03:21
Former Grand Slam tennis star Bob Hewitt is jailed for six years by a South African court for raping underage girls.

Ofcom clears 'impartial' UKIP drama

Mon, 2015-05-18 03:20
A Channel 4 docudrama that imagined a future where the UK Independence Party won the general election is cleared by broadcasting watchdog Ofcom.

The dressing up of Narendra Modi

Mon, 2015-05-18 03:16
The dressing up of Narendra Modi on the global stage

VIDEO: Is fake make-up worth the risk?

Mon, 2015-05-18 03:16
Rat droppings, human urine and arsenic are just some of the substances found in fake make-up and beauty products, which police say are putting lives at risk.

Nurse guilty of murdering patients

Mon, 2015-05-18 03:13
A nurse is found guilty of murdering two patients and poisoning 19 others at Greater Manchester's Stepping Hill hospital.

New hearing in bin lorry crash probe

Mon, 2015-05-18 03:12
A further preliminary hearing is to be held before it will be known if the fatal accident inquiry into the Glasgow bin lorry crash can begin on 22 July.

No action over BBC host rape remark

Mon, 2015-05-18 03:11
A BBC presenter who said women should "keep their knickers on" during a live debate about convicted rapist Ched Evans will face no action by watchdog Ofcom.

Verdict due in France police trial

Mon, 2015-05-18 03:07
A verdict is due in the trial of two French police officers accused of failing to help two boys whose deaths in 2005 prompted weeks of riots.

Fifa sponsors 'must act over Qatar'

Mon, 2015-05-18 03:02
Fifa sponsors are being asked by a new campaign grouping to speak out about working conditions at the 2022 World Cup building sites in Qatar.

Force £160k fine for lost abuse DVDs

Mon, 2015-05-18 03:01
The South Wales Police force is fined £160,000 after losing evidence in a sexual abuse case.

VIDEO: Rule changes after third IndyCar crash

Mon, 2015-05-18 02:43
Indianapolis 500 driver Ed Carpenter escapes unhurt after his car crashes into a wall and flips over during practice for next week's race.

Murray 'amazed' at Mauresmo reaction

Mon, 2015-05-18 02:30
Andy Murray says he was "amazed" by the level of criticism his appointment of Amelie Mauresmo as coach attracted.

Injured turtle gets 3D printed jaw

Mon, 2015-05-18 02:30
A 3D-printed beak has been made for a sea turtle badly injured in a collision with a boat's propeller.

Bronte family life to be TV drama

Mon, 2015-05-18 02:27
A drama about the "tragedy and passion" of the difficult lives of the Bronte family is to appear on BBC One, written and directed by Last Tango In Halifax author Sally Wainwright.

VIDEO: Live: Cameron speech on NHS

Mon, 2015-05-18 02:19
Prime Minister David Cameron gives a speech in Birmingham on plans for the NHS.

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