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New safer lorries delayed until 2022

Thu, 2014-12-11 05:30
New lorries designed to make it easier for drivers to spot pedestrians and cyclists face delays of up to eight years, it has emerged.

Alonso has 'unfinished business'

Thu, 2014-12-11 05:24
Fernando Alonso says he has returned to McLaren because he feels he has unfinished business in trying to win the world title.

Day in pictures: 11 December 2014

Thu, 2014-12-11 05:09
News images from around the world: 11 December

Uber suspends operations in Delhi

Thu, 2014-12-11 05:03
Online taxi firm Uber accepts a ban on its service in Delhi after the alleged rape of a female passenger, saying it will review how it screens drivers.

Profile: Zimbabwe's Emmerson Mnangagwa

Thu, 2014-12-11 04:47
President Robert Mugabe's heir apparent, Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, is known in Zimbabwe as "ngwena" or crocodile because of his political cunning, writes the BBC's Brian Hungwe.

Will Kerry strike gold in Lima?

Thu, 2014-12-11 04:45
As US Secretary of State John Kerry joins UN climate talks in Lima, we look at some of the hurdles on the path to an historic global deal.

Net is 'less free and more unequal'

Thu, 2014-12-11 04:43
Sir Tim Berners-Lee calls for net access to be treated as a basic right, following a report suggesting great inequalities online.

Turkey slaughter radio vote slammed

Thu, 2014-12-11 04:41
A radio station's poll over whether or not two turkeys should be killed is criticised by Queen guitarist Brian May and other animal lovers.

Golden Globes nominations announced

Thu, 2014-12-11 04:36
The nominations for the 2015 Golden Globe awards are being announced in Hollywood.

Suicide bomber hits Kabul school

Thu, 2014-12-11 04:33
Suspected suicide bomb during show at secondary school in Afghan capital kills one, injures scores - officials

Caption Challenge: Pig of a journey

Thu, 2014-12-11 04:28
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Round the world in nine months

Thu, 2014-12-11 04:15
Sleeping whales, sleep deprivation, boring diets, bunks with seatbelts; sailing round the world is no jolly for the all-female crew.

Friends' fight for murdered girl

Thu, 2014-12-11 03:54
Friends of 1993 murder victim Claire Titman see killer jailed

Church admits failing abuse victims

Thu, 2014-12-11 03:36
The Catholic Church admits that some children in its care were "tragically and catastrophically" failed and offers an apology at the Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry.

NHS Winter 2014-15: Weekly A&E tracker

Thu, 2014-12-11 03:36
See how your nearest A&E unit is coping with winter pressures

Pupil trips up education secretary

Thu, 2014-12-11 03:35
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan is wrong-footed by a 10-year-old interviewer armed with a secondary school maths question.

Kinloss rescue centre to close

Thu, 2014-12-11 03:34
The aeronautical rescue co-ordination centre (ARCC) at Kinloss in Moray is to close, it is announced.

Man guilty of 1993 murder

Thu, 2014-12-11 03:31
Former milkman Colin Ash-Smith, 46, found guilty of stabbing 16-year-old Claire Tiltman to death in 1993 in Kent

UK citizenship checks criticised

Thu, 2014-12-11 03:24
British citizenship has been granted to people with "very poor immigration histories", according to the chief inspector of borders and immigration.

Khan to wear 'most expensive' shorts

Thu, 2014-12-11 03:21
Amir Khan will wear £20,000 boxing shorts when he takes on Devon Alexander in Las Vegas on Saturday.