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Fines rise as frequent truancy falls

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 05:50
Record numbers of parents in England have been issued with truancy fines, as the number of pupils persistently missing school falls, data shows.

100 jobs created at Belfast firm

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 05:42
One hundred manufacturing jobs are to be created in a £40m investment at west Belfast firm Delta Print and Packaging.

VIDEO: Royal Mail plans to cut 1,600 jobs

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 05:36
Royal Mail is planning to cut 1,600 roles, mostly head office managerial jobs, as part of a drive to cut costs.

AUDIO: Prison book restrictions "sensible"

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 05:33
Prisons minister Jeremy Wright has defended regulations which prevent prisoners being sent books and other items.

US girl breaks cookie-sales record

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 05:30
A 12-year-old US Girl Scout breaks the organisation's national record by selling 18,107 boxes of cookies over a period of seven weeks.

Google Glass in Ray-Ban tie-up

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 05:29
Google wants its smart eyewear Glass to be desirable to everyone, not just tech-savvy enthusiasts.

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 05:26
MPs reject move to bar Scots MPs from 2015 election in event of independence "yes" vote.

NSA 'phone data overhaul planned'

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 05:08
President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress to end bulk collection of US phone records by the National Security Agency (NSA), senior officials say.

Irish police chief Callinan resigns

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 05:06
The head of the Irish police force resigns following a controversy over whistleblowers, whose concerns about the motoring penalty points system appeared to be vindicated by an independent report.

Dotcom's Mega to list on NZ market

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 05:02
Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom, who is fighting extradition to the US, announces plans to list his new file-sharing firm on the stock market.

VIDEO: Osborne 'regret' over Royal Mail jobs

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 04:58
Chancellor George Osborne said the job losses were a "matter of great regret" but said in other areas jobs were being created.

Bank branches to close in overhaul

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 04:54
Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks are to close 28 "unsustainable" branches and invest £45m in customer improvements.

Pageant palaver as 'outsider' wins

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 04:53
A Miss Hampshire beauty pageant contestant reacts with dismay at being beaten to the tiara by a Londoner.

VIDEO: Jumpers in court for Freedom Tower leap

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 04:45
Recently released video shows three base jumpers leaping from the top of New York's Freedom Tower skyscraper in the middle of the night.

US sailor shot dead at naval base

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 04:40
A civilian is killed by security forces after he shot dead a US sailor on board a destroyer docked at a Virginia naval base.

Day in pictures: 25 March 2014

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 04:37
A collection of news photos: : 25 March

Gunmen attack Afghan election office

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 04:31
Insurgents attack an office of Afghanistan's electoral commission in Kabul, less than two weeks before presidential elections.

VIDEO: Sheen and Caplan on Masters of Sex

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 04:31
The cast of Masters of Sex were on the red carpet for the New York premiere of the new series of the show

Arts to be 'at very heart' of BBC

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 04:29
The BBC is to boost its coverage of the arts in what its boss Tony Hall calls its "strongest commitment to the arts in a generation".

GB Olympic skier Alcott retires

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 04:25
Four-time Team GB Olympic alpine skier Chemmy Alcott will retire after the British Alpine Championships.

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