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VIDEO: 'Skills crisis will hit UK businesses'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 05:12
Three-quarters of British businesses believe a significant skills crisis will hit the UK within the next three years, according to a new report.

VIDEO: Plane landing 'hero' meets instructors

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 05:07
John Wildey was a passenger on a light aircraft when he was forced to take over the controls and make an emergency landing. He has been meeting the team that helped him land successfully.

Profile: Boris Johnson

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 04:24
Boris Johnson: Jokes, gaffes - and burning political ambition

AUDIO: Is 'amazeballs' acceptable in Scrabble?

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 03:47
The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, published in the US, has added new words. But can Scrabblers in the UK use them?

Day in pictures: 6 August 2014

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 03:35
24 hours of news photos: 6 August

Alex Salmond turns to Zsa Zsa Gabor

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 03:17
Alex Salmond finds "mucho" to complain of in Scottish TV debate

VIDEO: Passengers tilt train to free man

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 03:09
Commuters in Western Australia have helped to free a man after his leg became trapped between the platform and a busy train.

AUDIO: Scientists hail dinosaur discovery

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 02:22
Scientists from the University of Zurich and The Natural History museum have discovered a previously unknown species of dinosaur.

Megadeth and CeeLo pull Israel gigs

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 02:17
Thrash metal band Megadeth and singer CeeLo Green have cancelled concerts in Israel amid the ongoing conflict in Gaza.

Rosetta goes into orbit around comet

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 01:00
In a historic first, a European spacecraft arrives at a speeding comet after a 10-year chase.

Would-be students 'have no plan B'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 00:56
More than half of students in England and Wales have no back-up plan if they fail to get the grades they need, finds research for Which? University.

VIDEO: Virtual reality brings news to life

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 00:46
Journalist and film-maker Nonny de la Pena has been using virtual reality to help tell news stories.

VIDEO: Energy market riggers 'to face jail'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 21:55
Plans to make rigging energy markets a criminal offence are being outlined by the government.

Tory 'war' and F1 Bernie's 'cheek' - front pages

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 21:44
Baroness Warsi's resignation as a minister over the UK's stance on the Gaza conflict makes the front pages, while papers digest the first TV debate on Scottish independence.

Plane bomb hoax suspect still held

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 21:44
Police are continuing to question a man on suspicion of making a hoax bomb threat on a passenger plane from Doha to Manchester Airport.

Man struck and killed by police car

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 21:37
A man dies when he is struck by a police car in Reading as it attends a burglary during the early hours.

Killed general was true hero - US

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 21:26
The US military pays tribute to Maj Gen Harold Greene, killed in an insider attack in Afghanistan on Tuesday, as a true hero.

Heart charity in inequality warning

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 21:14
People living in Belfast are three times more likely to die from heart disease than those in the south of England, a charity claims.

Cameron faces fresh Gaza pressure

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 21:04
The Liberal Democrats are calling for the suspension of arms export licences to Israel, adding to the pressure David Cameron is facing over Gaza following Baroness Warsi's resignation.

Kerry in talks plea amid Gaza truce

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 20:50
John Kerry tells the BBC that Israel and the Palestinians must take advantage of the Gaza truce, as the two sides prepare for talks in Egypt.

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