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New care workers to need certificate

Sat, 2014-05-03 02:06
New care workers in England will have to complete a training certificate within 12 weeks of starting a job, the BBC understands.

Woman's body 'in house up to a year'

Sat, 2014-05-03 01:47
A man is arrested after the body of his mother is found at a house in Greater Manchester.

Aim to boost coast path tourism

Sat, 2014-05-03 01:45
A campaign to boost tourism via the Wales Coast Path is launched to mark the second anniversary of its opening.

Cancer care 'set back 10 years'

Sat, 2014-05-03 00:57
A county's palliative care has been set back 10 years since a charity helping terminally ill people closed 18 months ago, says a former health trust medical director.

VIDEO: First look at Judith Kerr's new book

Sat, 2014-05-03 00:40
Much loved children's author Judith Kerr talks to the BBC about her career, the future of printed books for children and gives a sneak peak of her 31st book.

Fire crews going on strike again

Sat, 2014-05-03 00:07
Firefighters stage more strikes in a row over pensions after a five-hour walkout on Friday.

Army action resumes in east Ukraine

Fri, 2014-05-02 23:33
Ukraine's government resumes military action to tackle pro-Russian separatists in the east, after a day of deadly violence in which dozens died.

The Clifford case and drug firm battles

Fri, 2014-05-02 21:34
The newspapers' front pages examine the jailing of publicist Max Clifford and the potential effects of a takeover of British drugs company AstraZeneca.

Rutherford dismisses record critics

Fri, 2014-05-02 21:21
Olympic champion Greg Rutherford targets more long jump records to answer critics who questioned his latest success.

Police 'review' new Clifford claims

Fri, 2014-05-02 21:17
Detectives are reviewing new allegations made against disgraced publicist Max Clifford, Scotland Yard says.

Samsung ordered to pay Apple $119.6m

Fri, 2014-05-02 20:30
Samsung is ordered to pay $119.6m (£71m) to Apple by a US court for infringing two of its patents, in the latest lawsuit involving the two tech giants.

Baby heart risk for pregnant smokers

Fri, 2014-05-02 18:13
Babies born to women over 35 who smoke are at greater risk of having specific heart defects, suggests American research.

Loneliness 'rising among elderly'

Fri, 2014-05-02 18:13
Loneliness among the elderly in the UK is on the rise, a survey shows.

Children 'see harmful television'

Fri, 2014-05-02 18:06
Children are being exposed to harmful television material before the 9pm watershed, according to head teachers.

Dozens killed in Odessa clashes

Fri, 2014-05-02 17:38
At least 31 people have been killed in a fire in an official building amid clashes between pro-Russian activists and government supporters in Odessa, in south-west Ukraine.

Uruguay unveils legal marijuana plan

Fri, 2014-05-02 17:20
Uruguay's authorities reveal how marijuana will be produced and sold legally in the country at less than $1 a gramme.

Why the UK has a high child death rate

Fri, 2014-05-02 17:16
Why the UK has a high child death rate

Top 10 tips for being a magazine editor

Fri, 2014-05-02 17:09
Editor's top 10 tips for success in publishing

Concerns grow over deadly pig virus

Fri, 2014-05-02 16:22
France is expected to suspend some pig-related imports as worries grow over the spread of a deadly swine virus.

Why South African whites are coming home

Fri, 2014-05-02 16:05
Why white South Africans are returning

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