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'1,400 children abused' in Rotherham

Tue, 2014-08-26 09:17
At least 1,400 children were subjected to sexual exploitation in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013, a report finds.

Police probe 'hate speech' claims

Tue, 2014-08-26 09:10
Police say they are investigating complaints relating to a north Belfast festival after claims that an event on Sunday featured "hate speech".

Does Scotland's currency clash matter?

Tue, 2014-08-26 09:08
Why is the Scotland referendum debate so focused on the pound?

Churchill 'rejected' WW1 help plea

Tue, 2014-08-26 08:47
Army chief Lord Kitchener made a desperate plea to Winston Churchill for ammunition at the start of World War One, a newly unearthed letter reveals.

Lorry crashes into restaurant front

Tue, 2014-08-26 08:46
A restaurant is extensively damaged by an articulated lorry that left a road and smashed into it.

'Sex in custody officer' cleared

Tue, 2014-08-26 08:42
A police sergeant is cleared of misconduct in public office after being accused of having sex with a woman suspect in a custody suite.

Fight for leg room diverts flight

Tue, 2014-08-26 08:36
A US airliner has been diverted after an row broke out over one passenger's use of a device to prevent the seat in front of him from reclining.

UK Ebola patient gets test drug

Tue, 2014-08-26 08:25
The British volunteer nurse William Pooley, who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone, has been given the experimental drug ZMapp.

UN helicopter crashes in South Sudan

Tue, 2014-08-26 08:15
The UN says one of its cargo helicopters has crashed in South Sudan killing three crew - unconfirmed reports say it was shot down.

Pensioner killed in road accident

Tue, 2014-08-26 08:01
An 81-year-old woman is knocked down and killed in County Londonderry.

Name would-be jihadists, public urged

Tue, 2014-08-26 07:54
The UK's head of counter-terrorism calls for help to identify people who have travelled to Syria or shown signs of being radicalised.

Salmond claims TV debate 'momentum'

Tue, 2014-08-26 07:34
Alex Salmond says motivation, morale and momentum are with Yes Scotland after latest TV debate with Better Together leader Alistair Darling.

Analysis: The Prevent strategy and its problems

Tue, 2014-08-26 07:27
UK's Prevent strategy remains deeply controversial

Boris Johnson confirms target seat

Tue, 2014-08-26 07:15
London Mayor Boris Johnson is seeking to become the Conservative candidate for Uxbridge and South Ruislip at the 2015 general election.

Ex-charity chief trial summing up

Tue, 2014-08-26 07:00
A former race equality charity boss "wasn't entitled" to use the organisation's funds, a court has heard from prosecutors.

VIDEO: What goes into a fake cigarette?

Tue, 2014-08-26 06:55
The BBC's Tom Brown finds out what is in a fake cigarette

Father and son killed in crash

Tue, 2014-08-26 06:54
Police say a man and boy killed in a road crash in Fife on Sunday were a father and son from the Falkirk area.

How Norway avoided the 'curse of oil'

Tue, 2014-08-26 06:54
How prosperous Norway has avoided the 'curse of oil'

Deadly Brazil prison riot 'ends'

Tue, 2014-08-26 06:41
Officials in Brazil say a prison riot in which at least five inmates were killed has ended and the prisoners have been transferred to other jails.

VIDEO: Football club re-enacts 1917 match

Tue, 2014-08-26 06:25
Coventry City Ladies Football Club have re-enacted a cup final game from 1917 which took place between workers from two munitions factories in the city.
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