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VIDEO: Has the high street got worse?

BBC - 10 hours 11 min ago
Three years ago retails expert, Mary Portas, carried out a review of the high street for the government and the BBC takes her back to one of those towns, Stockport, to find out if anything has changed.

Nigerian militants 'kidnap dozens'

BBC - 10 hours 11 min ago
Militants storm a remote village in north-eastern Nigeria, killing at least 33 people and kidnapping dozens, a survivor tells the BBC.

Putin TV address amid economic crisis

BBC - 10 hours 16 min ago
President Vladimir Putin is holding his annual end-of-year news conference, amid a growing economic crisis in Russia.

Talks to resume amid little progress

BBC - 10 hours 22 min ago
Cross-party talks are due to resume at Stormont on Thursday, with few signs of the parties resolving their differences over budget and welfare reform.

Inside the mind of a cyclist

BBC - 10 hours 29 min ago
Defying teachers, riding on Christmas Day and learning to bluff - Sir Bradley Wiggins on the psychology of his rise to the top.

Murder accused pensioner goes missing

BBC - 10 hours 32 min ago
An 81-year-old man who is charged with murdering his wife has gone missing, Cumbria Police say.

Third of uni research 'world class'

BBC - 10 hours 32 min ago
Nearly a third of the research by Welsh universities is of "world-leading" quality, says the body which compares work by every university in the UK.

TTIP: The EU-US trade deal explained

BBC - 10 hours 36 min ago
The EU and US are negotiating a deal which they say will free transatlantic trade and boost growth but critics warn is dangerous.

Your pictures of the year 2014

BBC - 10 hours 36 min ago
A selection of the best readers' photos

Mobile deal to reduce 'not-spots'

BBC - 10 hours 41 min ago
Agreement is reached between the government and the country's biggest mobile networks to improve coverage across the UK.

Free school meals 'for 85% infants'

BBC - 10 hours 42 min ago
An extra 1.3 million pupils in England, 85% of infant children, are eating a free school lunch, the government says.

Swiss interest rates turn negative

BBC - 10 hours 43 min ago
Switzerland's National Bank has brought in a negative interest rate cutting the value of any money left on deposit in the country.

Stars react to film cancellation

BBC - 10 hours 52 min ago
Hollywood stars react to Sony's decision to cancel The Interview, a film about a fictional plot to kill North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, after major cinemas decide not to screen it.

Nations hail US-Cuba breakthrough

BBC - 11 hours 5 min ago
World leaders welcome an agreement between the US and Cuba to end more than 50 years of hostility and move towards restoring diplomatic ties.

Ill teenagers not to be held in cells

BBC - 11 hours 6 min ago
Teenagers experiencing mental health problems will no longer be detained in police cells as a "place of safety", Home Secretary Theresa May is to announce later.

Police missed chances over Savile

BBC - 11 hours 14 min ago
Opportunities to prosecute Jimmy Savile and a former mayor of Scarborough for child sex abuse were missed due to police "organisational failure".

Royal Mail sale '£180m underpriced'

BBC - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 3:54am
The government made £180m less from the sale of Royal Mail than it could have, and the process of privatising state assets should be reformed, says a new report.

'Rare' Victorian urinal is listed

BBC - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 3:48am
A Victorian public urinal is listed by English Heritage for its "special historical interest".

VIDEO: 'Ice pancakes' form on River Dee

BBC - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 3:46am
Ice pancake formations, more commonly seen in the Antarctic, have been photographed on the River Dee in Aberdeenshire.

US Fed 'patient' over rate rises

BBC - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 3:41am
US Federal Reserve says it will be "patient" in deciding when to raise interest rates, with most analysts expecting a rise in mid-2015.