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VIDEO: Tulisa Contostavlos trial date set

Thu, 2014-01-09 03:20
Singer Tulisa Contostavlos has appeared in court to hear when she will stand trial on drug charges

Colombia halts Drummond coal loading

Thu, 2014-01-09 03:20
Colombia suspends the loading of coal by US-based mining company Drummond after it failed to abide by stricter rules aimed at preventing pollution.

Date set for Tulisa drug trial

Thu, 2014-01-09 03:10
Singer Tulisa Contostavlos is to stand trial later this year on charges of supplying class A drugs.

Allardyce retains West Ham backing

Thu, 2014-01-09 03:06
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce retains the backing of the club's owners despite the midweek cup thrashing at Manchester City.

'Abuse by all sides' in Iraq's Anbar

Thu, 2014-01-09 03:04
Human rights activists condemn abuses being carried out by both government troops and insurgents in the ongoing stand-off in Iraq's biggest province.

VIDEO: Wakeboarding on a flooded road

Thu, 2014-01-09 03:02
Flooding is still causing disruption in many areas of the UK, but for some it offers the chance to enjoy their chosen sport in an unusual setting.

Penguins beat ice cliffs to breed

Thu, 2014-01-09 03:02
Emperor penguins display some unexpected breeding behaviour in the Antarctic that could mean they are much more resilient to environmental change than previously recognised.

GPs' new contract 'cuts bureaucracy'

Thu, 2014-01-09 03:01
Changes to the way GPs are paid will allow them to spend more time with patients, says the health minister.

Balls talks over-hyped, says Clegg

Thu, 2014-01-09 02:56
Deputy PM Nick Clegg has said a recent "passing friendly conversation" he had with shadow chancellor Ed Balls was no "great act of political significance".

Wolf Hall staging delights critics

Thu, 2014-01-09 02:51
The theatrical adaptations of Hilary Mantel's Booker-winning historical novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies have earned rave reviews from critics.

Director fined over one-child policy

Thu, 2014-01-09 02:44
China orders popular film director Zhang Yimou to pay $1.2m for violating the country's one-child policy.

VIDEO: House of Commons

Thu, 2014-01-09 02:39
The environment secretary tells MPs he is to chair a meeting of Cobra to discuss flooding.

Your pictures: Long and dark nights

Thu, 2014-01-09 02:36
Readers' photos on the theme of Long and dark nights

Five injured in A9 Highland crash

Thu, 2014-01-09 02:36
Five people are taken to hospital following a crash on the A9 south of Dalwhinnie in the Highlands.

Campaigners vow to cut sugar in food

Thu, 2014-01-09 02:30
A campaign group has been formed to reduce the amount of sugar added to food and soft drinks in an effort to tackle obesity and diabetes in the UK.

Time running out for GB biathletes

Thu, 2014-01-09 02:29
British soldiers face the daunting prospect of returning to the Army after the Sochi Olympics because of a funding crisis

Council waives £1m of driver fines

Thu, 2014-01-09 02:29
Essex County Council waives about £1m worth of fines after it agrees with driver complaints that the signs for a town's bus lanes are unclear.

UK trade gap narrows in November

Thu, 2014-01-09 02:27
The gap between imports and exports of goods narrowed to £9.4bn in November, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

VIDEO: How museum is restoring WWII bomber

Thu, 2014-01-09 02:22
A huge restoration project is under way to restore a German World War Two bomber which lay at the bottom of the sea for almost 75 years.

AUDIO: 'Big expansion' in dark stores

Thu, 2014-01-09 02:05
Tom Bateman and Jonathan Reynolds examine the reasons behind the growing number of 'dark stores' being opened by supermarkets.

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