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Child poverty targets 'won't be hit'

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 07:34
The UK risks being "permanently divided" between rich and poor unless more is done to boost social mobility, says Alan Milburn, the government's anti-poverty tsar.

VIDEO: Gandalf offers pupils exam advice

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 07:34
On a visit to a school in Somerset, Sir Ian McKellen reprises his role of Gandalf the wizard to offer pupils an exam tip.

BBC Radio 1 broke swearing rules

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 07:28
BBC Radio 1 broke broadcasting guidelines when Lily Allen and Ed Sheeran swore on air during the Big Weekend festival, watchdog Ofcom says.

Brits my boss, not Barroso, says PM

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 07:17
David Cameron is to set out further plans to curb the rights of EU migrants to work in the UK by Christmas, insisting the British people and not Brussels officials are his "boss".

Sri Lanka calls early elections

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 07:15
Sri Lanka will hold early presidential elections in January, a government minister says, with President Mahinda Rajapaksa expected to seek a third term.

Navratilova slams ITF over Williams

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 06:58
Martina Navratilova slams the International Tennis Federation's "silence" after one of its members mocks the Williams sisters.

Kobayashi's Caterham safety 'scare'

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 06:58
Kamui Kobayashi admitted to being "seriously troubled" about the safety of his Caterham during the Russian GP weekend.

Benghazi suspect pleads not guilty

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 06:51
Ahmed Abu Khattala, the suspected ringleader of the September 2012 raid on a US diplomatic post in the Libyan city of Benghazi, has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Mannone refund offer 'complicated'

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 06:39
Vito Mannone's offer to refund fans after an 8-0 away defeat may be too complicated to take up, says a Sunderland fanzine.

Celtic goalkeeper attacked in street

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 06:39
Celtic goalkeeper Lukasz Zaluska is assaulted in the street while on a night out in Glasgow.

Actress Lynda Bellingham dies at 66

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 06:35
Tributes are paid to British actress and TV presenter Lynda Bellingham, who has died at the age of 66 after suffering colon cancer.

What laws currently cover trolling?

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 06:30
The government is planning to crack down on internet abuse. What laws are currently in place?

VIDEO: Didcot fire wreckage from the air

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 06:29
A serious fire at Didcot power station destroyed three cooling towers. Jon Kay reports from a helicopter above the scene in Oxfordshire.

VIDEO: Fans in Pitt frenzy at Fury Premiere

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 06:19
The London Film Festival closed on Sunday evening with a screening of Brad Pitt's new film Fury. Thousands of fans flocked to Leicester square to catch a glimpse of the Hollywood hero

Dewani dubbed 'cold and controlling'

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 06:15
The cousin of Anni Dewani, who was killed while on honeymoon in South Africa, tells a court she was "suspicious" of Anni's husband.

Amnesty deplores abuses in Ukraine

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 06:12
Amnesty International finds evidence of atrocities committed by both warring sides in eastern Ukraine, but not on the scale reported by Russia.

Day in pictures: 20 October

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 06:03
24 hours of news images: 20 October

VIDEO: Fighting around Kobane continues

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 06:03
There have been some skirmishes around the Syrian town of Kobane between Islamic State and Kurdish forces.

Clark sacked by Birmingham City

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 06:03
Birmingham City sack manager Lee Clark and his assistant Steve Watson, with Blues lying 21st in the Championship.

VIDEO: Aberdeen up for 'most dismal town'

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 05:38
Aberdeen is among the nominees for the Carbuncle award, given to the "most dismal town in Scotland".
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