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How smartphones can cut energy bills

Fri, 2014-01-17 14:18
How your phone could cut your bill by a quarter

Leinster 36-3 Ospreys

Fri, 2014-01-17 14:08
Leinster are through to the Heineken Cup quarter-finals as Pool One winners after a 36-3 bonus-point win over the Ospreys in Dublin.

Warning as river levels still rising

Fri, 2014-01-17 13:56
Flooding is expected to cause more disruption as some river levels continue to rise, the Environment Agency warns.

Obama's NSA speech and American apathy

Fri, 2014-01-17 13:48
Obama's NSA speech reflects Americans' apathy

Overnight search for missing Mikaeel

Fri, 2014-01-17 13:38
Police officers are to continue searching through the night for three-year-old Mikaeel Kular, who is missing from his Edinburgh home.

VIDEO: How Gravity was made... in England

Fri, 2014-01-17 13:10
Space movie Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock, is the result of some pioneering work by a special effects team based in London.

Crime 'possible' in Mikaeel case

Fri, 2014-01-17 12:49
Police are investigating the possibility that three-year-old Mikaeel Kular has gone missing following "a criminal act", a senior officer confirms.

Rennard 'must apologise to return'

Fri, 2014-01-17 12:48
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg says Lord Rennard should not rejoin the party's group in the House of Lords unless he apologises to female activists over allegations of sexual harassment.

Ukraine anti-protest bill made law

Fri, 2014-01-17 12:43
Ukraine's president signs into law a controversial bill rushed through parliament on Thursday aimed at curbing mass anti-government protests.

Nun in Italy 'unaware of pregnancy'

Fri, 2014-01-17 12:15
A nun who has given birth to a baby boy in the central Italian city of Rieti, says she had no idea she was pregnant, local media report.

US four-year-old shoots child dead

Fri, 2014-01-17 12:07
A four-year-old girl shot and killed her four-year-old cousin in what authorities in the US city of Detroit call a tragic and avoidable accident.

VIDEO: Pigeons on parade at Blackpool show

Fri, 2014-01-17 12:04
Up to 20,000 pigeon fanciers are flocking to Blackpool for the annual Homing Pigeons World Show of the Year.

Obama orders curbs on NSA data use

Fri, 2014-01-17 12:02
President Obama orders curbs on the use of bulk data collected by the NSA, which he says must respect privacy and civil liberties.

VIDEO: Film 24 - the week's new films

Fri, 2014-01-17 11:57
Film critic Mark Kermode reviews the week's film releases, including Wolf of Wall Street, Devil's Due, and Tim's Vermeer.

Gang jailed for millionaire plot

Fri, 2014-01-17 11:55
Three Merseyside men are jailed over a "sophisticated" plot to burgle the home of one of Northern Ireland's richest men.

I will never quit Chelsea - Mourinho

Fri, 2014-01-17 11:46
Manager Jose Mourinho tells the BBC he will never walk away from Chelsea, as long as the club want him to stay.

VIDEO: Japan WWII 'no surrender' soldier dies

Fri, 2014-01-17 11:37
A Japanese soldier Hiroo Onoda who refused to surrender after the end of World War Two and lived in the jungle for 29 years has died in Tokyo, aged 91.

999 man died while ambulances queued

Fri, 2014-01-17 11:37
The ambulance service should review the way it responds to 999 calls, says the wife of a man who lay dying as an ambulance was delayed at a hospital.

140 Kellogg's jobs under threat

Fri, 2014-01-17 11:28
Cereal maker Kellogg's announces plans to cut 140 jobs at its factory in Wrexham in another blow to the town's economy.

VIDEO: Pet owners queue for Vatican blessing

Fri, 2014-01-17 11:24
Hundreds of animals have been blessed outside the Vatican in Rome and in Madrid in Spain, during the feast of Saint Anthony the Great, their patron saint.

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