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Drive to recruit school governors

Wed, 2014-05-14 22:25
A campaign to improve the quality of governing bodies has been launched by an alliance of school leaders, employers and governors' organisations.

VIDEO: Ospreys observatory has 'incredible views'

Wed, 2014-05-14 22:25
A two-storey wildlife observatory at the home of one of only two known breeding pairs of ospreys in Wales officially opens.

Council leader dies after illness

Wed, 2014-05-14 22:22
Tributes are paid to a council leader who has died after an 11-year fight against leukaemia.

Hug revels in rivalry with Briton Weir

Wed, 2014-05-14 21:51
London Marathon wheelchair winner Marcel Hug says he enjoys his rivalry with six-time Paralympic gold medallist David Weir.

Boy, 15, charged with park murder

Wed, 2014-05-14 21:26
A 15-year-old boy is charged with murdering a teenager who was stabbed to death in a west London park.

NI arthritis charity in funding call

Wed, 2014-05-14 21:20
People with rheumatoid arthritis in Northern Ireland need more funding and support to be in line with the rest of the UK, a charity has said.

PSNI 'dark side' claim rejected

Wed, 2014-05-14 21:17
A senior police officer rejects Sinn Féin allegations that the arrest of Gerry Adams was the work of a "dark side" within the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

'A credit to humanity' - front pages

Wed, 2014-05-14 20:46
Many papers use their front pages to pay tribute to teenage cancer fundraiser Stephen Sutton, while others predict a heatwave lasting until next week.

VIDEO: Thousands flee California wildfire

Wed, 2014-05-14 20:29
Thousands of people have fled their homes in southern California to avoid an aggressive wildfire that's destroyed several houses so far in the city of Carlsbad, near San Diego.

Bill Clinton: Hillary in good health

Wed, 2014-05-14 18:32
Ex-US President Bill Clinton praises the strength and health of his wife Hillary Clinton, dismissing a top Republican's questions about her well-being.

'Urgent action' needed over seabirds

Wed, 2014-05-14 18:26
RSPB Scotland call on the Scottish government to create additional protected areas for seabirds in a bid to help preserve numbers.

Europe's big TV debate

Wed, 2014-05-14 18:18
The EU leadership battle with big implications for the UK

Tory v Labour in London vote battle

Wed, 2014-05-14 18:05
Election battle in unlikely 'birthplace of English democracy'

Cilla Black: 'I don't want to see a 70-year-old on TV'

Wed, 2014-05-14 17:46
'I don't want to see a 70-year-old on TV,' says Cilla

Heads voice medical guidance concern

Wed, 2014-05-14 17:33
Schools in England could struggle to implement new policies for children with medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes and cancer, head teachers say.

Active Sun sparks lightning strikes

Wed, 2014-05-14 17:27
High-speed charged particles from the Sun are influencing the number of lightning strikes on Earth, a study suggests.

VIDEO: Inside September 11 memorial museum

Wed, 2014-05-14 17:20
The BBC tours the September 11 Memorial Museum in New York, which tells the stories of the more than 2,700 people who died in the city, of those who survived, and of how the world has changed since that day.

Brazil to pay WW2 rubber workers

Wed, 2014-05-14 17:08
The Brazilian Congress approves a plan to compensate workers sent to rubber plantations in the Amazon during World War Two.

Japan posts strong quarterly growth

Wed, 2014-05-14 17:05
Japan's economy grows at the fastest pace in nearly three years due to increased spending as consumers rush to beat the introduction of a sales tax rise.

HIV testing offered in Tesco store

Wed, 2014-05-14 16:46
A sexual health charity is to offer HIV tests at a supermarket in Slough.
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