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Homebase accelerates store closures

BBC - 18 hours 6 min ago
Home Retail Group says that store closures at Homebase will be accelerated, with the number of outlets cut by 25% by 2019.

Django actress on lewd conduct charge

BBC - 18 hours 10 min ago
Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts, who alleged she was detained by Los Angeles police because of racial profiling, is charged with committing a lewd act in public.

Ebola: US restricts airport arrivals

BBC - 18 hours 28 min ago
US rules requiring air passengers from the three West African countries worst hit by Ebola to travel via one of five airports come into effect.

Abuse inquiry head 'should resign'

BBC - 18 hours 35 min ago
The head of the public inquiry into historical sex abuse should step down, a lawyer representing victims tells the BBC.

S Korea takes down 'Christmas tree'

BBC - 18 hours 55 min ago
South Korea takes down a "Christmas tree" tower on the border with North Korea, but says it was for safety reasons not to appease the North.

UK 'not deporting enough criminals'

BBC - 18 hours 55 min ago
The UK's spending watchdog criticises ministers for failing to deport more foreign national offenders - saying performance has barely improved over eight years.

VIDEO: GP explains dementia payments

BBC - 18 hours 56 min ago
GP explains NHS England's decision to pay family doctors £55 every time they diagnose a case of dementia.

Health row puts patients 'at risk'

BBC - 19 hours 13 min ago
Political infighting over the NHS in Wales is putting patients and staff at risk, a nurses' leader claims.

US editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

BBC - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 2:52am
Ben Bradlee, the editor of the Washington Post during the Watergate scandal that toppled President Nixon, has died aged 93, the newspaper says.

Indian girl, 3, 'raped' in school

BBC - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 2:46am
Police in India investigate the alleged rape of a three-year-old girl in her school in the city of Bangalore.

Kompany angered by away fans ban

BBC - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 2:44am
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany says it was unfair to exclude away fans after a 2-2 Champions League draw at CSKA Moscow.

Plans for 'revenge porn' legislation

BBC - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 2:40am
Plans for a new law to tackle "revenge pornography" in Scotland are being considered by the Scottish government, the BBC learns.

Toy store pulls Breaking Bad dolls

BBC - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 2:29am
US chain Toys R Us pulls four action figures based on characters from the popular TV drama Breaking Bad, following a petition for their removal.

Can British biker girl reach MotoGP?

BBC - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 2:17am
Meet the 18-year-old Brit girl beating the boys - and challenging notions of what women could achieve in motorcyling's elite.

Cities need more power, says study

BBC - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 2:10am
Allowing UK cities to make their own decisions on tax and spending could boost economic growth by £79bn a year by 2030, a year-long study concludes.

Briton found with throat cut in Bali

BBC - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 2:09am
A British man is found dead with his hands tied and throat cut on the Indonesian island of Bali, the British embassy in Jakarta says.

Military reburial for WW1 soldier

BBC - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:42am
A soldier from Lancaster who died in World War One is to be reburied in a military cemetery after his remains were found in northern France.

PAC report highlights tenancy fraud

BBC - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:23am
The Department of Social Development has failed to deal properly with a scam operating in social housing, according to a Public Accounts Committee report.

Tesco, what went wrong?

BBC - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:01am
What really went wrong at Tesco?

Dementia cash row and coma conman - the papers

BBC - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:55am
Several papers report plans to pay GPs £55 for each diagnosis of dementia they make, while a man who claimed to be in a coma for two years to avoid court also features.