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'Superman' ecstasy tests find PMMA

Wed, 2015-01-07 08:03
Tests on 'Superman' logo ecstasy tablets found in Ipswich find PMMA, a substance "much stronger" than that found in standard ecstasy pills.

Six reasons A&Es are struggling

Wed, 2015-01-07 08:02
A&E units are struggling to meet thier waiting time targets with some hospitals reporting major problems. But what is the cause of the growing difficulties?

VIDEO: Driving ban for actor Fry's partner

Wed, 2015-01-07 07:37
Stephen Fry's partner Elliott Spencer is given a driving ban after being caught doing 101mph trying to get the actor to the Hay literary festival

In pictures: Gun attack on French magazine

Wed, 2015-01-07 07:29
Attack on office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo

US temperatures 'dangerously' low

Wed, 2015-01-07 07:24
Temperatures across much of the northern and eastern US are plunging to "dangerously cold" levels, the National Weather Service says.

Fitton defeats second seed Norris

Wed, 2015-01-07 07:13
Darryl Fitton beats number two seed Alan Norris in a deciding set tie-break to reach the BDO World Championship quarter-finals.

Sri Lanka leader faces crucial poll

Wed, 2015-01-07 07:01
Sri Lankan leader Mahinda Rajapaksa faces an unexpected battle to hold on to power, as millions prepare to vote in a tightly fought election.

Trott finds form with 79 for Lions

Wed, 2015-01-07 06:56
Jonathan Trott hits 79 from 127 balls as England Lions draw their opening tour game against a Gauteng Invitation XI in Soweto.

The recurring Facebook privacy hoax

Wed, 2015-01-07 06:49
Why do people keep posting the hoax Facebook privacy notices?

VIDEO: Stranded cargo ship moves on high tide

Wed, 2015-01-07 06:49
Pictures of the Hoegh Osaka moving after 'freeing itself' in the Solent

Man Utd to sign goalkeeper Valdes

Wed, 2015-01-07 06:36
Former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes accepts an offer to join Manchester United on an 18-month contract.

Murder arrests in missing woman case

Wed, 2015-01-07 06:13
Two men are arrested on suspicion of murder by police investigating the disappearance of a woman on Christmas Eve.

How Pakistan feels about Imran Khan's new wife

Wed, 2015-01-07 05:57
How Pakistanis feel about Imran Khan's new wife

VIDEO: What is CES, and why does it matter?

Wed, 2015-01-07 05:51
Why does everyone in the technology business descend on Las Vegas at the beginning of January every year?

Further redundancies at City Link

Wed, 2015-01-07 05:40
The administrators of collapsed parcel delivery company City Link announce a further 230 redundancies at the firm, taking the total to 2,586.

Stricken cargo ship 'is drifting'

Wed, 2015-01-07 05:38
A stricken cargo ship in the Solent has begun to drift, the Hampshire Police Marine Unit says.

Ebola test results due on patient

Wed, 2015-01-07 05:35
Ebola test results are expected on a patient who is being monitored in an isolation unit at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital near Cardiff.

PM condemns 'barbaric' Paris attack

Wed, 2015-01-07 05:29
David Cameron and Ed Miliband open PMQs with statements of support for France after at least 12 people are shot dead in Paris.

Girl's funeral delayed amid visa row

Wed, 2015-01-07 05:16
The family of a five-year-girl who died after being hit by a car in Eastbourne have been denied visas to attend her funeral, the local MP says.

The north/south divide of UK politics

Wed, 2015-01-07 05:14
Seldom has the disjuncture in politics, north and south of the Border, been more evident than in the controversy which has attended Jim Murphy's comments about using a "mansion tax" to hire nurses in Scotland.

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