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Lib Dems to 'protect education'

Thu, 2015-02-12 02:30
The Liberal Democrats pledge to protect spending from nursery to college level over the course of the next parliament if they are in government.

Is a complete ban on smoking next?

Thu, 2015-02-12 02:20
After a ban on smoking in cars was agreed by MPs in the Commons, BBC News looks at what could happen next.

Owner warned me about job - Lambert

Thu, 2015-02-12 02:13
Sacked Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert says managing the club turned out to be "the toughest challenge" of his career.

The deflation that isn't deflation

Thu, 2015-02-12 02:07
The governor of the Bank of England says there is a better than evens chance inflation will turn negative in coming months but insists this won't be "deflation".

SFO to pay legal bill of failed case

Thu, 2015-02-12 01:37
A £7m legal bill racked-up in a failed case against six people accused of a fraud conspiracy involving the ownership of open-cast mines is to be paid by the Serious Fraud Office.

Gerrard to have scan on leg injury

Thu, 2015-02-12 01:30
Liverpool say captain Steven Gerrard will have a scan on a hamstring injury sustained in the 3-2 win over Tottenham.

Home repossessions at eight-year low

Thu, 2015-02-12 01:30
The number of homes repossessed by lenders last year fell to their lowest level since 2006, mortgage lenders say.

Ex-Sony head calls hack 'horrible'

Thu, 2015-02-12 01:23
The former co-chairman of Sony Pictures speaks for the first time about the debilitating cyber attack on the studio that revealed her private emails.

VIDEO: How Farmville's Zynga lost its shine

Thu, 2015-02-12 01:10
The BBC's Jeremy Howell investigates what went wrong at Zynga, as the online gaming company reveals its annual results.

US troops fighting Ebola to withdraw

Thu, 2015-02-12 01:00
President Obama announces that all US troops fighting Ebola in Liberia will leave, as number of new cases rises for second consecutive week

Jonathan denies role in poll delay

Thu, 2015-02-12 00:52
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan denies he was consulted over the controversial postponement of Saturday's hard-fought presidential and parliamentary elections.

Egypt retries Al Jazeera journalists

Thu, 2015-02-12 00:52
A court in Egypt is to begin the retrial of two Al Jazeera journalists convicted last year of spreading false news to help a terrorist group.

Leaders agree Ukraine peace roadmap

Thu, 2015-02-12 00:52
A ceasefire will begin in eastern Ukraine on 15 February, say leaders as a peace roadmap is agreed after marathon talks.

Joseph & Kruis get Twickenham starts

Thu, 2015-02-12 00:49
Jonathan Joseph and George Kruis will get their first Twickenham starts as England name an unchanged side to face Italy.

IMF agrees $17.5bn plan for Ukraine

Thu, 2015-02-12 00:48
The IMF agrees a $17.5bn loan to Ukraine as part of a new economic reform programme, which it says could represent a "turning point" for the country.

Mystery surrounds toilet fire death

Thu, 2015-02-12 00:48
Members of the public who battled in vain to save a man from a burning toilet block are asked to get in touch with the police, who are struggling to establish how and why the victim died.

Australia's affection for Eurovision pays off

Thu, 2015-02-12 00:48
Why Australia's Eurovision entry isn't as strange as it seems

Paedophile had access to girl, 5

Thu, 2015-02-12 00:38
A convicted paedophile had access to a five-year-old girl despite social services knowing about his history, it emerges.

Ukraine crisis in maps

Thu, 2015-02-12 00:36
Find out how the crisis in Ukraine has spread since November 2013, from anti-government protests in Kiev to a pro-Russian insurgency in Crimea and eastern regions.

Police Taser armed man near school

Thu, 2015-02-12 00:23
Police Taser a man carrying two knives following a disturbance outside a primary school in Manchester.