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Thomas Cook chief in shock departure

BBC - 17 hours 21 min ago
Thomas Cook chief executive Harriet Green has resigned, saying her work at the travel firm "is complete".

Learning disability care 'failing'

BBC - 17 hours 23 min ago
People with learning disabilities are being kept in hospitals too far from home for too long, a report commissioned by NHS England finds.

Opening England ODI delayed by rain

BBC - 17 hours 33 min ago
England's first one-day international against Sri Lanka in Colombo is delayed by rain (latest start time: 14:47 GMT).

Llewelyn-Bowen park due to reopen

BBC - 17 hours 42 min ago
A Christmas attraction created with the help of Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen is reopening after it closed amid a wave of complaints.

Birdman set to soar at Spirit Awards

BBC - 17 hours 48 min ago
Showbusiness satire Birdman leads the flock at this year's Spirit Awards after being nominated for six prizes, including best film.

Aguero a special talent - Kompany

BBC - 17 hours 57 min ago
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany says team-mate Sergio Aguero is a "special" player who can make the impossible possible.

Ferguson protests spread across US

BBC - 18 hours 7 min ago
A dozen US cities see new protests over the decision not to charge a white policeman who shot a black teenager in Missouri, with rioting in California.

Has the imagination disappeared from Lego?

BBC - 18 hours 10 min ago
Do the sets designed by Lego discourage imagination?

Juncker reveals giant EU investment

BBC - 18 hours 18 min ago
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is giving details of a €300bn (£238bn;$374bn) investment plan to kick-start Europe's economy.

Blair charity award faces criticism

BBC - 18 hours 28 min ago
A Save the Children decision to give former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair an award for his anti-poverty work is criticised by some charity workers.

Dozens arrested in HK crackdown

BBC - 18 hours 30 min ago
Scores of protesters including two prominent student leaders are arrested in Mong Kok during operations to dismantle protest camps.

Wednesday's gossip column

BBC - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 3:37am
Sneijder unsettled at Galatasaray, Cech set to wait for move, Herrera and Evans edge close to fitness, Hull keen on Lennon, plus more.

Royal Mail in the spotlight on the threat to the universal postal service

BBC - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 3:33am
Royal Mail chief executive Moya Greene is to lay out her case to MPs.

Eubank Sr likens son to Leonard

BBC - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 3:16am
Chris Eubank Sr says his son Chris Jr - who faces Billy Joe Saunders on Saturday - is the most talented boxer since Sugar Ray Leonard.

£500m plan to transform riverside

BBC - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 3:09am
Scheme to transform one of the last remaining derelict sites in central Cardiff will include 2,150 homes.

Cricketer Hughes 'remains critical'

BBC - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 2:55am
Australia batsman Phil Hughes remains in a critical condition after being struck on the head by a ball in a match.

Watch: Vloggers warned over unclear adverts

BBC - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 2:31am
Vloggers are being told they need to be completely clear about when they're being paid to promote products.

Labour economy commission unveiled

BBC - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 2:27am
An independent commission which will examine the economy in Northern Ireland and investigate benefits and low pay is being unveiled by the Labour Party.

'The war on Facebook'

BBC - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 2:23am
Wednesday's big story in the newspapers is criticism by MPs that Facebook did not alert the security services to terror threats made by one of the killers of Fusilier Lee Rigby.

Call to cancel EDL founder's speech

BBC - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 2:20am
Academics and politicians sign an open letter opposing the appearance of English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson at the Oxford Union.