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Greens 'now fifth largest party'

Thu, 2015-01-15 04:15
The Green Party says it has overtaken UKIP to become the fifth largest party by membership, after nearly 2,000 people joined overnight.

Hotels do U-turn over hotspot ban

Thu, 2015-01-15 04:12
Marriott International abandons its much criticised policy of blocking the use of personal wi-fi hotspots on its properties.

Irish bailout 'cost 40bn euros'

Thu, 2015-01-15 04:11
Ireland's bank bailout has cost 40bn euros (£31bn) to date, its parliamentary banking inquiry has heard.

Teenage killer given life sentence

Thu, 2015-01-15 04:10
A teenager who murdered a father-of-three is told he will spend at least 15 years behind bars.

Merkel urges EU law on data tracking

Thu, 2015-01-15 03:56
Germany's Chancellor Merkel wants new EU rules soon on data retention, to help in the fight against terrorism.

Allotment search for murdered woman

Thu, 2015-01-15 03:55
An allotment is being searched by police who are investigating the murder of a woman from Cardiff who went missing on Christmas Eve.

Haggis 'would help tackle US obesity'

Thu, 2015-01-15 03:52
A Conservative peer calls for the US import ban on haggis to be lifted by suggesting that it may help America tackle its obesity problem.

BT faces tough new broadband tests

Thu, 2015-01-15 03:52
Regulator Ofcom will regularly assess whether BT's wholesale and retail prices for broadband are fair, it says.

Poor left behind, archbishops warn

Thu, 2015-01-15 03:48
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York call for a rethink of the way poverty is addressed in the UK, and urge a greater take-up of the living wage.

Gerrard loan return 'conceivable'

Thu, 2015-01-15 03:47
Steven Gerrard could return to Liverpool on loan after his move to LA Galaxy, says chief executive Ian Ayre.

All you need to know about Afcon 2015

Thu, 2015-01-15 03:47
From a president giving away tickets to a fan protest over selection, all you need to know about the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

Caption Challenge: Bear witness

Thu, 2015-01-15 03:41
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Men charged over Randalstown murder

Thu, 2015-01-15 03:39
Three men appear in court charged with the murder of Nelson Cheung in County Antrim last week.

VIDEO: Huge waves lash Saltcoats train line

Thu, 2015-01-15 03:37
Video footage shows huge waves pounding the train line in Saltcoats on the Ayrshire coast.

Stars set for Brit nominations show

Thu, 2015-01-15 03:34
Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran are expected to dominate nominations for the 2015 Brit Awards when they are revealed on Thursday.

Clegg slams 'stupid' Lib Dem tweet

Thu, 2015-01-15 03:33
Nick Clegg calls a "Je suis Palestinian" tweet by one of his MPs "crass, stupid, offensive and highly insensitive".

VIDEO: Can Xiaomi take a bite out of Apple?

Thu, 2015-01-15 03:30
The BBC's Ceila Hatton attends the launch of Xiaomi's latest device - and finds more than one similarity to a certain US tech giant.

Ashley offers £10m loan to Rangers

Thu, 2015-01-15 03:02
Newcastle owner Mike Ashley is ready to provide a loan of £10m to Rangers but wants security of Ibrox and Murray Park.

'Grow backbone' broadcasters - Clegg

Thu, 2015-01-15 02:41
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says broadcasters should push ahead with the TV election debates despite David Cameron's refusal to take part.

VIDEO: Rapturous Philippines welcome for Pope

Thu, 2015-01-15 02:35
Pope Francis arrives in the Philippine to a rapturous welcome, ahead of a five day official visit.