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Ramakrishnan set for Royal Society

Wed, 2015-03-18 06:56
The BBC understands that Nobel-winning structural biologist Venki Ramakrishnan is set to become the next president of the Royal Society.

Osborne sets out vision for the North

Wed, 2015-03-18 06:48
George Osborne outlines his vision for building a "northern powerhouse" in his final budget ahead of the general election.

EU plans tax transparency clampdown

Wed, 2015-03-18 06:44
The European Commission lays out plans to clamp down on so-called sweetheart tax deals between governments and multinational corporations.

US executes inmate with brain injury

Wed, 2015-03-18 06:35
A Missouri death row inmate is executed despite legal appeals that he had a diminished mental capacity because of a brain injury.

Homes evacuated over alert at church

Wed, 2015-03-18 06:30
Bomb disposal officers are called to a security alert in the grounds of a Catholic church in Coalisland, County Tyrone.

VIDEO: Budget headlines in four minutes

Wed, 2015-03-18 06:25
The headlines of the tax, spending and borrowing announcements in the Budget are explained in a four minute guide.

What the Budget means for you

Wed, 2015-03-18 06:24
The chancellor has delivered his pre-election Budget, so what do the announcements mean for your finances?

VIDEO: 'Nerves' as huge cathedral re-roofed

Wed, 2015-03-18 06:17
An operation to lift a 27-tonne frame on to the roof of Winchester Cathedral is under way.

Cuts to Severn Bridge tolls in 2018

Wed, 2015-03-18 06:11
Severn Bridge tolls for cars and vans will be cut to £5.40 in 2018, the chancellor announces in his Budget speech.

Chancellor introduces 'Google Tax'

Wed, 2015-03-18 06:10
Companies that move their profits overseas to avoid tax will be subject to a "diverted profits tax" from next month, the chancellor has said.

Chancellor reduces surplus target

Wed, 2015-03-18 06:03
Chancellor George Osborne has reduced the amount of Budget surplus he is aiming for by the end of the next parliament.

Europe drops asteroid sampling idea

Wed, 2015-03-18 06:02
Europe will not be mounting a sample-return mission to an asteroid, having rejected the MarcoPolo concept at the third time of asking.

Chancellor overhauls North Sea taxes

Wed, 2015-03-18 05:57
Chancellor George Osborne announces major changes to the North Sea tax regime, in response to difficulties facing the UK oil and gas sector.

Uber: Police swoop in two countries

Wed, 2015-03-18 05:56
Police in France raided Uber's offices on Monday and nearly 30 people connected to the company were charged with running an illegal firm in South Korea

Osborne hails more power for Wales

Wed, 2015-03-18 05:55
Chancellor George Osborne says more power is being given to Wales, backing a tidal lagoon project for Swansea and a city region deal for Cardiff in his Budget speech.

Priest suspended in sex abuse probe

Wed, 2015-03-18 05:53
A Roman Catholic priest is suspended from his North Lanarkshire parish amid a police investigation into allegations of historical sexual abuse.

Selectors wrong to drop me - Cook

Wed, 2015-03-18 05:53
England batsman Alastair Cook criticises the selectors for dropping him as one-day captain ahead of the cricket World Cup.

Prince Harry to join wounded UK trek

Wed, 2015-03-18 05:51
Prince Harry reveals he will join wounded service personnel for part of a 1,000-mile trek around the UK later this year.

Huge marine reserve for Pitcairn

Wed, 2015-03-18 05:50
The UK government is to establish the largest marine reserve in the world around the Pitcairn Islands in the Pacific.

VIDEO: Cyclone Pam: Aid trickles in to Tanna

Wed, 2015-03-18 05:48
As aid begins to trickle into remote islands of Vanuatu authorities in the Pacific nation of Vanuatu, some have still received no assistance, as Jon Donnison reports from Tanna.

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