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One-arm driver 'not disabled enough'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 03:55
A woman who was born with one arm claims she was denied a disability parking permit because she was not considered to be "disabled enough".

VIDEO: Spandau Ballet on 80s 'hedonism'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 03:49
Eighties pop group Spandau Ballet reunite for the premiere of a film about their career.

PwC announces 800 jobs for NI

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 03:40
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) is creating 807 new jobs in Northern Ireland as part of a £40m investment.

In pictures: Hong Kong protests swell

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 03:36
Crowds gather on the streets of Hong Kong

Hong Kong Protesters Vow To Step Up Pro-Democracy Campaign

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-01 03:24

With the territory's leader, Leung Chun-ying, refusing to step down, some demonstrators say they will move next to occupy key government buildings.

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Counterfeit Xbox One makers charged

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 03:21
Five men accused of being part of a hacking ring that stole pre-release video games and put a prototype Xbox One on sale have been charged.

AUDIO: Cancer victim gives to hospital that failed her

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 03:21
A cervical cancer victim has donated thousands of pounds to the hospital that failed to spot her disease.

Council 'service failure' warning

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 03:21
The body representing Welsh councils warns of a risk of a "comprehensive failure" of essential local authority services across Wales.

Lancaster signs England deal to 2020

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 03:18
Stuart Lancaster's contract as England head coach is extended until 2020 by the Rugby Football Union.

MoD naval deals secure 7,500 UK jobs

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 03:12
The Ministry of Defence awards £3.2bn of contracts for the maintenance of the Royal Navy fleet, securing 7,500 jobs.

Bangor Uni denies merger talks

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 03:10
Bangor University denies any talks with higher education's funding body about a merger with troubled Glyndwr University.

VIDEO: Hajj in numbers - in 60 seconds

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 03:08
60-second lowdown on Islamic pilgrimage

AUDIO: Sainsbury's boss warns of challenges

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 03:01
Sainsbury's has announced like-for-like sales fell almost 3% in the three months to September.

PODCAST: Taking attendance to get funding

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-10-01 03:00

First up, federal health authorities are working to reassure the public they're ready to contain the Ebola virus after the announcement that the first patient in the U.S. was diagnosed with Ebola—a man who traveled from Liberia to Texas. More on how prepared the U.S. is for this and other infectious diseases. Plus, students in suburban Denver were threatening to walk out of school today in an act of civil disobedience. One of the reasons: a proposal to de-emphasize civil disobedience from their history curriculum. The choice of day by the students may be strategic: Today's the day some parts of Colorado count heads in classrooms, which will determine future school funding. And Ford Motor Company warned about its future profits yesterday, a reminder that recall problems have not just been a General Motors issue. Ford stock fell more than 2 percent. For a long time, Ford owned Jaguar of Britain, but sold it at the height of the financial crisis. Under new management, Jaguar is showing new signs of life. But until now, Jag's been missing something. 

Secrets of Europe's Ryder Cup win

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 02:55
Graeme McDowell outlines in detail how Europe captain Paul McGinley masterminded the Ryder Cup triumph at Gleneagles.

Body find sparks Alice murder probe

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 02:46
The disappearance of teenager Alice Gross is now being treated as a murder inquiry after a "significantly concealed" body is found.

Man goes missing from hospital

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 02:35
A search gets under way after a man with a head injury goes missing from hospital in Carmarthen.

Faslane jobs 'secured' by contract

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 02:32
The Ministry of Defence announces a major contract to support the management of the naval base on the Clyde as well as others in England.

BBC World News wins two Emmy Awards

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 02:20
BBC World News America wins two News and Documentary Emmys for its coverage of the conflicts in Syria and the Central African Republic (CAR).

Why are chicken, lamb, pork and beef the 'normal' meats?

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 02:17
Why is it seen as unusual to eat certain animals?
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