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Fri, 2014-01-03 08:22
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Homes flooded as tidal surge hits

Fri, 2014-01-03 07:50
A tidal surge combined with severe gale force winds leads to flooding problems in coastal areas of western and southern Scotland.

Compensation for Christmas power cut

Fri, 2014-01-03 07:32
Residents in southern England who were left without power over Christmas following severe weather will receive compensation.

Pat and Peppa to feature on stamps

Fri, 2014-01-03 07:23
Peppa Pig, Postman Pat and Paddington Bear are among the much-loved characters on a new set of stamps celebrating 60 years of children's television.

New bid to collect Syrian toxic arms

Fri, 2014-01-03 07:22
Norwegian and Danish ships are set to sail again from Cyprus in a new bid to collect Syria's chemical arms, after an earlier deadline was missed.

VIDEO: Boy, 9, sets Rubik's Cube 'record'

Fri, 2014-01-03 07:04
A nine-year-old boy from north east China sets a new world record in his age group for solving a Rubik's Cube, according to Chinese state media.

In pictures: US snowstorms

Fri, 2014-01-03 07:04
Storms sweeping across the north-east of the US

'Whale' spotted on French motorway

Fri, 2014-01-03 07:00
'Whale' strapped to lorry baffles French motorists

Break-in at murder house probed

Fri, 2014-01-03 06:58
Police investigating the murder of an artist are examining the possibility there was a break-in at the West Sussex property she was house-sitting.

Police investigate Glasgow murder

Fri, 2014-01-03 06:24
Police are treating the death of a man in the Govan area of Glasgow in the early hours of Friday as murder.

Geordie Shore star admits assault

Fri, 2014-01-03 06:11
A star of the reality TV show Geordie Shore pleads guilty to assaulting a woman during a brawl in a bar.

VIDEO: Scheme targets benefit overpayment

Fri, 2014-01-03 06:07
Benefit claimants are being warned to advise the authorities of changes in their circumstances or face a fine or criminal prosecution.

Woman jailed for £450,000 iPad scam

Fri, 2014-01-03 06:02
A woman who defrauded hundreds of customers in an iPad scam worth £450,000 is jailed.

VIDEO: Carrie Gracie leaves BBC News Channel

Fri, 2014-01-03 05:58
After six years as a BBC News channel co-presenter, Carrie Gracie has left to take up a new post as the corporation's first China editor.

The allure of abandoned Tube stations

Fri, 2014-01-03 05:49
The New Year's Day episode of Sherlock included a plot line about abandoned Tube stations. The eerie empty platforms and booking offices have enthralled photographers.

Stop diving in football - Martinez

Fri, 2014-01-03 05:47
Everton manager Roberto Martinez believes everyone in football has a responsibility to help rid the game of diving.

Tanzania seizes ivory at port

Fri, 2014-01-03 05:40
Two people are being held by police in Tanzania after the seizure of a consignment of illegal ivory at Dar es Salaam port, officials say.

Agency to cut flood defence jobs

Fri, 2014-01-03 05:36
The Environment Agency confirms that it is cutting around 1,500 jobs, including some in flood protection work, as part of a major restructuring.

Indian girl's parents seek justice

Fri, 2014-01-03 05:28
The parents of a 16-year-old Indian girl who died after being gang-raped and burnt in Calcutta tell BBC News they will fight for justice.

Kanye-inspired currency 'to launch'

Fri, 2014-01-03 05:27
A new Bitcoin-like virtual currency inspired by rapper Kanye West is set to be launched, and has been dubbed "Coinye West".

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