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Poor pupils 'still at disadvantage'

Thu, 2014-01-23 19:04
Many pupils from poorer families are still not gaining the qualifications needed to compete for top jobs, researchers say.

Babies' heart risk 'shaped early on'

Thu, 2014-01-23 18:46
A baby's development in the womb in the first few weeks of life is critical for their future heart health, a study suggests.

Samsung's quarterly profit declines

Thu, 2014-01-23 18:29
Samsung Electronics, the world's biggest maker of mobile phones and TVs, reports a drop in quarterly profit for the first time in two years.

Pay-off 'gagging clauses' anger MPs

Thu, 2014-01-23 18:02
The use of "gagging clauses" when paying off government employees could be hiding "serious and systematic failures", MPs warn.

The first Kenyan at the Winter Olympics

Thu, 2014-01-23 17:16
Kenya's first international skier recalls the unexpected friendship that turned him into a poster boy for snow sports in Africa.

Scepticism over Ukraine crisis talks

Thu, 2014-01-23 17:13
Protesters in Ukraine express scepticism that talks between an opposition leader and President Yanukovych will lead to a breakthrough.

Ecuador-Venezuela flights suspended

Thu, 2014-01-23 16:53
Ecuadorean airline Tame says flights between Quito and Caracas will remain suspended until the Venezuelan government pays millions it owes for sold tickets.

VIDEO: Bill Gates: 'US should pay more tax'

Thu, 2014-01-23 16:45
Bill Gates, the founder for the technology giant Microsoft, says he would like to see the amount of money spent on international aid increased.

Safety concerns over Mikaeel tribute

Thu, 2014-01-23 16:43
Fears over aviation safety may prevent people attending a tribute to Mikaeel Kular releasing balloons later.

Forth Bridge in World Heritage bid

Thu, 2014-01-23 16:41
The Forth Bridge has been put forward by the UK government as its latest nomination for World Heritage site status.

More older Scots surviving cancer

Thu, 2014-01-23 16:39
More than 11,000 Scots have survived for at least 10 years after being diagnosed with cancer over the age of 65, according to new research.

Canal death gay cruising site fears

Thu, 2014-01-23 16:14
Safety measures are considered for a gay cruising area near a canal in Manchester city centre after a man died when he fell into the water.

Crossrail 'on course' for value

Thu, 2014-01-23 16:09
The UK's £15bn Crossrail project is "on course" to be value for money despite rising costs, the National Audit Office says.

VIDEO: Arts tickets resold for huge profit

Thu, 2014-01-23 16:01
Tickets for some of the biggest plays and musicals in the UK are being resold online for vastly inflated prices.

'Time Management 2.0'

Thu, 2014-01-23 16:01
A lesson for chief executives in time management

VIDEO: Young tennis pros chase sporting dream

Thu, 2014-01-23 16:00
What are the harsh financial and sporting realities of trying to make it as a young tennis professional in the UK?

Streep and Roberts keep it in family

Thu, 2014-01-23 15:45
Not for Streep and Roberts in August: Osage County

Bill-by-bill: Coalition report card

Thu, 2014-01-23 15:44
Bill-by-bill progress report on Cameron and Clegg's plans

VIDEO: Football: A game of three halves?

Thu, 2014-01-23 15:43
BBC News joins in a game of three-sided football, a game of alliances and betrayal.

Quiz of the week's news

Thu, 2014-01-23 15:42
The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.

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