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Funeral held for Alva schoolboy

Fri, 2015-01-09 05:52
About 200 mourners attend a funeral service for five-year-old schoolboy Scott Chiriseri, who was found dead at his home in Alva.

Sri Lanka's life after Rajapaksa

Fri, 2015-01-09 05:50
Sri Lankans dump Mahinda Rajapaksa out of office after a decade, raising huge questions for the future direction of the country, says the BBC's Charles Haviland.

VIDEO: Scotland hit by winds over 100mph

Fri, 2015-01-09 05:44
Northern Scotland is hit by winds of over 100mph, disrupting transport services across the country.

Up Pompeii star Percival dies

Fri, 2015-01-09 05:34
Actor Lance Percival, who starred in Up Pompeii and Carry On Cruising, dies at the age of 81.

NSPCC gives social network warning

Fri, 2015-01-09 05:29
The NSPCC launches a campaign highlighting the risks of social networking, aimed at eight to 12-year-olds and their parents.

VIDEO: Why are A&E queues rising at hospitals?

Fri, 2015-01-09 05:23
The NHS is "soaking up ever more pressure" says the president of the College of Emergency Medicine.

VIDEO: Taylor's apology for Ched Evans remark

Fri, 2015-01-09 05:16
The head of the Professional Footballers' Association apologises after comparing the Ched Evans rape case to the Hillsborough disaster.

Ofsted admits reliability concerns

Fri, 2015-01-09 05:15
Ofsted has not done enough to ensure school inspections are reliable, one of the watchdog's directors admits.

Money Shop could close 200 stores

Fri, 2015-01-09 05:15
The Money Shop, a payday lender owned by US firm Dollar Financial, is amid a consultation process to close as many as 200 of its 500 stores.

VIDEO: 'Shooting' at kosher Paris supermarket

Fri, 2015-01-09 05:05
A gunman has seized hostages at a kosher supermarket in Paris, while police in northern France have cornered the two Charlie Hebdo massacre suspects.

Cardiff return to blue home kit

Fri, 2015-01-09 05:00
Cardiff City will return to playing in their traditional home blue strip after owner Vincent Tan gives the go-ahead.

Ukraine rebels 'intensify attacks'

Fri, 2015-01-09 04:55
Officials say rebels have intensified their shelling of government positions in eastern Ukraine, with reports of soldiers and civilians killed.

Baftas 2015: shocks and surprises

Fri, 2015-01-09 04:53
Cuddly bears and sex-mad aliens get Bafta nods

AUDIO: Live - Sale v Northampton commentary

Fri, 2015-01-09 04:52
Listen to live commentary of Sale v Northampton from BBC Radio Manchester.

Man gets 10 years for killing friend

Fri, 2015-01-09 04:43
A man from Fife who killed his lifelong friend by stabbing him through the heart after a row is jailed for 10 years.

Szczesny has apologised - Wenger

Fri, 2015-01-09 04:35
Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny apologises to Arsene Wenger after reports he smoked in the Gunners dressing room.

US adds 252,000 jobs in December

Fri, 2015-01-09 04:35
The US economy adds 252,000 jobs in December, while the unemployment rate falls from 5.8% to 5.6%.

Libyan cadet security 'inadequate'

Fri, 2015-01-09 04:32
Security arrangements at an army base in Cambridgeshire where Libyan soldiers were being trained were "inadequate", a report concludes.

BBC submits Cliff report for award

Fri, 2015-01-09 04:28
The BBC submits its controversial coverage of a raid on Sir Cliff Richard's house for a major journalism award.

Ex-Dolphin swims nine miles to shore

Fri, 2015-01-09 04:23
Rob Konrad spends up to 12 hours in the water to swim nine miles back to shore after falling off his boat while fishing.

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