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Free loans for flooded businesses

Thu, 2014-01-09 03:52
Businesses affected by flooding around the UK are being offered interest-free loans to help them get back on their feet.

Goalpost death safety charge denied

Thu, 2014-01-09 03:46
Caersws Football Club denies a health and safety breach after a 12-year-old boy died when goalposts fell on him.

VIDEO: More flooding across soggy south

Thu, 2014-01-09 03:37
The Environment Secretary, Owen Paterson is chairing another meeting of the Government's COBRA emergency committee on Thursday afternoon to discuss the continuing flooding.

Children in house during gun attack

Thu, 2014-01-09 03:36
Police say five people, including two children, have been left shaken after a shot was fired at a house in County Londonderry.

North America's big freeze seen from space

Thu, 2014-01-09 03:31
Satellite images capture how the polar vortex gripped North America

Explosion at Japan chemical factory

Thu, 2014-01-09 03:27
At least five people have been killed in an explosion at a chemical factory in central Japan owned by Mitsubishi Material.

Somali militants issue internet ban

Thu, 2014-01-09 03:20
Islamist militants in Somalia issue a directive banning firms from providing internet services, as the country prepares for the arrival of fibre optic broadband.

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

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