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Whelan sorry for 'offensive' comments

BBC - 14 hours 33 min ago
Wigan owner Dave Whelan apologises for comments about Jewish and Chinese people in a controversial newspaper interview.

Andy Coulson freed from prison

BBC - 14 hours 34 min ago
Ex-News of the World editor Andy Coulson is released from prison after serving less than five months of his 18-month sentence for conspiracy to hack phones.

Schools 'too focused on Islam'

BBC - 14 hours 41 min ago
Damning Ofsted reports on seven east London schools, including six Muslim private schools, are published revealing an over-emphasis on Islamic themes.

UKIP's Reckless wins Rochester seat

BBC - 14 hours 50 min ago
The UK Independence Party has its second elected MP at Westminster after Mark Reckless wins the Rochester and Strood by-election.

Taylor reiterates call for quota

BBC - 15 hours 3 min ago
Players' union chief Gordon Taylor says Premier League clubs should field at least three English players in their starting XIs.

Firms spend £100m extra on research

BBC - 15 hours 10 min ago
There has been a major jump in spending by firms in Wales to create the hi-tech products of the future, as innovators and businesses hold an investment summit in Newport.

Sturgeon to reshuffle cabinet

BBC - 15 hours 25 min ago
Scotland's new First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is expected to announce a ministerial reshuffle later with a strong female presence expected.

Labour's Thornberry quits over tweet

BBC - 15 hours 32 min ago
Labour's Emily Thornberry resigns from Labour's front bench after sending a tweet during the Rochester and Strood by-election which is branded "snobby".

VIDEO: 'Bed blockers face legal action'

BBC - 15 hours 42 min ago
A hospital is to give so-called "bed blockers" seven days to leave or face possible legal action, saying that too many families are refusing to take elderly relatives home.

Rail electrification row settled

BBC - 15 hours 48 min ago
A deal is struck to electrify railway lines in the south Wales valleys after a row between the UK and Welsh governments over who should pay.

Obama enforces immigration overhaul

BBC - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 3:39am
Barack Obama uses executive powers to force through immigration reform, removing the threat of deportation for up to five million people.

Greste family appeal to Egypt's Sisi

BBC - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 3:39am
The parents of jailed Australian Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste make a direct appeal to Egypt's President Sisi for his release.

Inquest opens into cannibalism death

BBC - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 3:32am
An inquest into the death of Cerys Yemm who was murdered in an act of cannibalism will be opened and adjourned on Friday.

Mass protests in Mexico over missing

BBC - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 3:25am
Relatives of 43 missing Mexican students, who the authorities say were murdered by a drugs gang, lead mass protests in the capital city.

Gunmen attack man in front of family

BBC - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 3:21am
A 29-year-old man is being treated in hospital after he was shot in the leg at a house in Londonderry.

Friday's gossip column

BBC - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 3:20am
Manchester United to sign Jan Vertonghen and Kevin Strootman, Chelsea give players time off, plus more.

VIDEO: Domestic abuse victims 'turned away'

BBC - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 3:02am
A leading charity is warning that refuge centres are having to turn a third of people away because of a lack of space.

'Major security operation' now over

BBC - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 3:01am
A security operation which caused part of a road near Belfast City Centre to be closed overnight is now over.

Japanese PM Abe dissolves parliament

BBC - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 2:57am
Japan's PM Shinzo Abe dissolves parliament paving the way for a snap election in December, as local media polls show a low level of support.

VIDEO: Service to mark Birmingham bombings

BBC - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 2:55am
A memorial service is to be held at Birmingham Cathedral for the victims of the IRA pub bombings in the city, marking the 40th anniversary of the attack.