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More defectors to UKIP 'odds on'

Fri, 2014-08-29 08:36
Further Conservative MPs are "more likely than not" to defect to UKIP, says the party's treasurer Stuart Wheeler.

VIDEO: Millions spent on restoring moors

Fri, 2014-08-29 08:29
Helicopters are being used to help restore peat bogs on moorland in West Yorkshire.

Mayor resigns over taxi rapist

Fri, 2014-08-29 08:27
A mayor has resigned after a taxi driver he recommended was found to have been convicted of rape, a council says.

Russian rouble falls to new low

Fri, 2014-08-29 07:59
The Russian rouble falls to a record low against the dollar as investors fear further sanctions against the nation.

Weekendish: The best of the week's reads

Fri, 2014-08-29 07:53
Some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week, with your comments.

Rwanda murder plotters found guilty

Fri, 2014-08-29 07:52
Four men are found guilty of trying to murder Rwanda's former army chief, Gen Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, in South Africa in June 2010.

Tesco shares drop on profit warning

Fri, 2014-08-29 07:50
Shares in the struggling supermarket Tesco fall to an 11-year low after the group cut its profit forecast and dividend.

Tribute to dog rescue train victim

Fri, 2014-08-29 07:48
The family of a university graduate who was killed while trying to rescue a dog from a railway pay tribute to their "beautiful and talented" daughter.

Eurozone anxiety overshadows EU summit

Fri, 2014-08-29 07:48
Why deciding top jobs is not key to EU summit

Charity boss cleared of two charges

Fri, 2014-08-29 07:47
A former race equality charity boss is cleared of two counts of fraud but a third charge relating to a cheque for over £9,000 is still outstanding.

VIDEO: Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 jobs

Fri, 2014-08-29 07:43
Malaysia Airlines is to cut 6000 jobs, nearly a third of its staff, as part of a recovery plan following the loss of two planes this year.

Not the Balotelli show - Rodgers

Fri, 2014-08-29 07:28
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists the club's harmony will not be affected by the arrival of Mario Balotelli.

Scientists solve 'sliding rocks' puzzle

Fri, 2014-08-29 07:26
Scientists have finally worked out how rocks on a dry lake bed in California move across the ground.

Banks to reopen 2.5m PPI claims

Fri, 2014-08-29 07:09
Banks and card companies will reopen 2.5 million PPI mis-selling complaints amid claims of underpayment and rejection of compensation.

VIDEO: Tech search for 'perfect dance track'

Fri, 2014-08-29 07:08
The quest to find the perfect party anthem

VIDEO: Iceland volcano alert lowered

Fri, 2014-08-29 06:59
Flights may resume as alert over Iceland volcano is lowered from red to orange.

Abuse force failings 'laid bare'

Fri, 2014-08-29 06:58
The police force at the centre of the Rotherham child abuse scandal admits a report has laid bare its failings over a number of years.

10 things we didn't know last week

Fri, 2014-08-29 06:52
Yawning is contagious for wolves, and other nuggets

Who's next? Tory MPs linked to UKIP

Fri, 2014-08-29 06:31
The Tory MPs being tipped to follow Carswell to UKIP

Gallacher's Ryder Cup hopes recede

Fri, 2014-08-29 06:22
Stephen Gallacher's Ryder Cup qualification hopes suffer a blow as Hennie Otto takes a big lead at the Italian Open.

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