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Miliband to launch Labour campaign

Fri, 2015-03-27 01:45
Ed Miliband will launch Labour's election campaign later, declaring the race will "go to the wire" and insisting his party are the "optimists".

VIDEO: Eels journey from Bermuda and back

Fri, 2015-03-27 01:27
Millions of eels have been arriving in the south-west of England having travelled thousands of miles from the Sargasso Sea near Bermuda.

Hole in school wall after iPad raid

Fri, 2015-03-27 01:26
Thieves smash through a brick wall at a Cheshire primary school and steal tablet computers from a classroom.

Folk guitarist John Renbourn dies

Fri, 2015-03-27 01:16
Influential folk guitarist John Renbourn dies in his home in the Scottish Borders at the age of 70.

Travel book wins odd title prize

Fri, 2015-03-27 01:14
A self-published travelogue called Strangers Have the Best Candy wins the Diagram Prize for oddest book title of the year.

Singapore advises against Lee queues

Fri, 2015-03-27 01:14
Singaporean authorities say the queue to view statesman Lee Kuan Yew lying in state is now nine hours long and urge people not to join.

Kathmandu graffiti

Fri, 2015-03-27 01:08
The walls of the Nepali capital come to life

Zayn Malik says 'I've let fans down'

Fri, 2015-03-27 00:55
The former One Direction star Zayn Malik reveals in his first interview since quitting the boyband that "I've let the fans down".

Housing market activity 'subdued'

Fri, 2015-03-27 00:49
UK housing market activity has "remained subdued", the Nationwide says, as annual house price growth slows for the seventh month in a row.

VIDEO: Toddlebox - voters on leaders' questions

Fri, 2015-03-27 00:28
Today chief correspondent Matthew Price gets the assessment of five voters on Thursday's questions to the Labour and Conservative leaders.

How F1 is shaping English football

Fri, 2015-03-27 00:24
What can big names in English football hoping to forge a career in management learn from changing tyres in Formula 1?

Sierra Leone in Ebola lockdown

Fri, 2015-03-27 00:22
The authorities in Sierra Leone are enforcing a three-day national lockdown to curb the spread of Ebola, except for short windows to pray.

Hamilton quickest despite problems

Thu, 2015-03-26 23:54
Mercedes' world champion Lewis Hamilton sets fastest time in second practice despite a series of technical problems.

Lifeless Uzbek election hides power struggle

Thu, 2015-03-26 23:47
Huge crowds honouring a deceased Islamic scholar in Uzbekistan were in marked contrast to a lifeless campaign for this weekend's one-horse presidential election, writes Johannes Dell.

Co-op Bank still has 'much to do'

Thu, 2015-03-26 23:39
The Co-operative Bank says it is making a "significant improvement" as it reports a lower pre-tax loss and confirms its chief executive will stay in post until December 2016.

Sharapova suffers shock Miami exit

Thu, 2015-03-26 23:14
Maria Sharapova suffers a surprise second-round defeat at the Miami Open but Caroline Wozniacki goes through.

Police appeal after A83 coach crash

Thu, 2015-03-26 22:37
Police appeal for witnesses after a coach came off the A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful in Argyll and overturned.

Penguin book picks up book prize

Thu, 2015-03-26 22:35
A book about a penguin who flies to the tropics with the aid of a kite is named the winner of the 2015 Waterstones Children's Book Prize.

'Babies heads & bouncing bikes'

Thu, 2015-03-26 22:33
British sprinter Mark Cavendish gives his seven steps for success in cycling's cobbled classic mini-season.

22% of students 'think of sex work'

Thu, 2015-03-26 22:32
More than a fifth of students think about being involved in the sex industry, according to a major research project.