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Nurse whistleblower collects OBE

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 08:55
A Stafford Hospital whistleblower who acted as a key witness during an inquiry into poor patient care is appointed an OBE for services to the NHS.

Ford announces new chief executive

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 08:51
Ford chief executive Alan Mulally is to retire in July, and will be replaced by chief operating officer Mark Fields, the company announces.

Poor pupils to get grammar priority

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 08:45
More than half of grammar schools are planning to reform their admissions to give priority to poorer children.

Legal aid row: Who is going to blink?

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 08:39
Why exactly would no barrister take on a fraud case?

Woman guilty of child prostitution

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 08:39
A woman who used drugs and alcohol to lure girls into a life of prostitution is found guilty of running a child sex ring.

Fraud trial halted amid legal aid row

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 08:37
Judge halts fraud trial as defendants do not have representation after barristers raise concern over legal aid cuts.

Taliban claim deadly Afghan bombing

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 08:36
At least 12 people are killed in a Taliban suicide bombing at a checkpoint in central Afghanistan, a spokesman for the provincial governor tells the BBC.

Anderson recalled to England squad

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 08:34
Pace bowler James Anderson returns to the England one-day squad for their first game of the summer against Scotland.

CBI removed from 'No' vote register

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 08:33
The Electoral Commission nullifies the Confederation of British Industry's registration as a campaigner against Scottish independence.

Alleged flasher 'scratching itch'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 08:31
An alleged flasher was just scratching "a severe itch" when one woman accidentally spotted him, the High Court in Belfast is told.

Why are Indian mangoes so popular?

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 08:16
An EU ban on Indian mangoes has sent crates of the fruit flying off the shelves - but what's so great about Indian mangoes?

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford 'to get help'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 08:09
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford takes a leave of absence from city hall and campaigning to seek treatment for substance abuse, his brother confirms.

Too many gay MPs - Euro candidate

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 08:08
The English Democrats back a European election candidate who said there were "far too many" gay people in Parliament.

Inquiry call over nursing home abuse

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 08:02
Calls are made for an investigation into the verbal abuse and neglect of an elderly woman at a mid Wales nursing home.

Money Mayweather is the Las Vegas jackpot

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 07:55
The world's greatest boxer has everyone "trying to hit the jackpot" in the gambling capital of the world, says Mike Costello

Your pictures: Pinhole

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 07:49
Readers' photos on the theme of "pinhole"

Pro-Russians seize Donetsk office

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 07:33
Hundreds of pro-Russian protesters seize the regional prosecutor's office in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, and there are reports of injuries.

VIDEO: Maguire family read tributes

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 07:24
The family of teacher Ann Maguire, who was stabbed to death at Corpus Christi Catholic College, visit the school to look at the many flowers and tributes left for her.

More staff sacked over 'care abuse'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 07:14
Six more staff are sacked at an Essex care home after a BBC Panorama programme about alleged abuse there.

VIDEO: MH370 final cockpit audio released

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 07:09
The final communications between missing flight MH370 and air traffic control have been released, after it vanished on 8 March with 239 people on board.
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