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UK economic gap with London 'widens'

Mon, 2014-01-27 05:21
The economic gap between London and the rest of the UK is widening because other cities are "punching below their weight", new research claims.

Murray down to world number six

Mon, 2014-01-27 05:21
Andy Murray falls to six in the official ATP rankings, with Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka up to third.

Day in pictures: 27 January 2014

Mon, 2014-01-27 05:21
24 hours of news photos: 27 January

VIDEO: Better for business: Osborne or Balls?

Mon, 2014-01-27 05:20
As Labour promises to bring back the 50p tax rate, Adam Fleming tests the mood among commuters about trust in the chancellor and shadow chancellor.

Start-ups challenge big banks' technology

Mon, 2014-01-27 05:16
The small tech guys challenging the financial giants

Nigella to face no action over drugs

Mon, 2014-01-27 05:04
TV presenter Nigella Lawson is to face no further action by police over her courtroom admission that she had used cocaine and cannabis.

Ukraine threatens state of emergency

Mon, 2014-01-27 05:01
Ukraine's justice minister says she will call for a state of emergency and the end of negotiations unless protesters leave her ministry.

Pope John Paul ll relic stolen

Mon, 2014-01-27 04:58
Italian police are hunting for a stolen holy relic that contains the blood of the late Pope John Paul ll.

F1 pre-season testing set to begin

Mon, 2014-01-27 04:55
F1 teams start their on-track preparations for the 2014 world championship at this week's first pre-season test in Spain.

Education 'failing economic needs'

Mon, 2014-01-27 04:53
Business leaders and academics are urging the government to radically overhaul England's school curriculum to meet future economic needs.

Chelsea's Essien joins AC Milan

Mon, 2014-01-27 04:39
Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien secures a move to Italian side AC Milan and will be officially unveiled on Tuesday.

Appeal after memory-loss man found

Mon, 2014-01-27 04:25
Police ask for help to identify a man found sleeping rough and suffering from memory loss in Cleethorpes.

Ford staff to be balloted on strike

Mon, 2014-01-27 04:23
More than 5,000 workers at Ford across the UK are being balloted to strike about pensions and job security by union Unite.

Biker dies after city van crash

Mon, 2014-01-27 04:21
A motorcyclist aged 20 dies after his bike is involved in a crash with a van in Aberdeen.

Fracking delays over waste water

Mon, 2014-01-27 04:14
Energy company Cuadrilla withdraws applications for permits to frack in Lancashire after issues with radioactive waste water.

US strike 'targets al-Shabab chief'

Mon, 2014-01-27 04:10
The Pentagon says the US has carried out a missile strike in Somalia against a suspected militant leader with ties to al-Qaeda and al-Shabab.

Google calls for new NSA reforms

Mon, 2014-01-27 04:01
President Obama's NSA reforms do not go far enough, a senior Google executive tells the BBC, as Edward Snowden accuses the agency of "industrial espionage".

In pictures: SnowCastle of Kemi

Mon, 2014-01-27 03:56
The SnowCastle of Kemi in Finland

McNish completes BBC F1 team for 2014

Mon, 2014-01-27 03:54
Three-time Le Mans 24-hours winner Allan McNish completes the BBC's F1 team for the forthcoming 2014 season.

Homes evacuated in area's third alert

Mon, 2014-01-27 03:47
A number of homes are evacuated during an alert in the Broadlands area of Carrickfergus - the third there in just over a week.

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