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What the Budget means for you

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 06:24
The chancellor has delivered his pre-election Budget, so what do the announcements mean for your finances?

VIDEO: 'Nerves' as huge cathedral re-roofed

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 06:17
An operation to lift a 27-tonne frame on to the roof of Winchester Cathedral is under way.

Cuts to Severn Bridge tolls in 2018

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 06:11
Severn Bridge tolls for cars and vans will be cut to £5.40 in 2018, the chancellor announces in his Budget speech.

Chancellor introduces 'Google Tax'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 06:10
Companies that move their profits overseas to avoid tax will be subject to a "diverted profits tax" from next month, the chancellor has said.

Chancellor reduces surplus target

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 06:03
Chancellor George Osborne has reduced the amount of Budget surplus he is aiming for by the end of the next parliament.

Europe drops asteroid sampling idea

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 06:02
Europe will not be mounting a sample-return mission to an asteroid, having rejected the MarcoPolo concept at the third time of asking.

Chancellor overhauls North Sea taxes

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 05:57
Chancellor George Osborne announces major changes to the North Sea tax regime, in response to difficulties facing the UK oil and gas sector.

Uber: Police swoop in two countries

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 05:56
Police in France raided Uber's offices on Monday and nearly 30 people connected to the company were charged with running an illegal firm in South Korea

Osborne hails more power for Wales

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 05:55
Chancellor George Osborne says more power is being given to Wales, backing a tidal lagoon project for Swansea and a city region deal for Cardiff in his Budget speech.

Gunmen Storm Tunisian Museum In Deadly Attack

NPR News - Wed, 2015-03-18 05:54

At least eight people died as gunmen opened fire on people visiting the Bardo Museum, a tourist attraction in Tunis. Police reportedly are inside the building and have surrounded two of the attackers.

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Priest suspended in sex abuse probe

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 05:53
A Roman Catholic priest is suspended from his North Lanarkshire parish amid a police investigation into allegations of historical sexual abuse.

Selectors wrong to drop me - Cook

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 05:53
England batsman Alastair Cook criticises the selectors for dropping him as one-day captain ahead of the cricket World Cup.

Prince Harry to join wounded UK trek

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 05:51
Prince Harry reveals he will join wounded service personnel for part of a 1,000-mile trek around the UK later this year.

Huge marine reserve for Pitcairn

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 05:50
The UK government is to establish the largest marine reserve in the world around the Pitcairn Islands in the Pacific.

VIDEO: Cyclone Pam: Aid trickles in to Tanna

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 05:48
As aid begins to trickle into remote islands of Vanuatu authorities in the Pacific nation of Vanuatu, some have still received no assistance, as Jon Donnison reports from Tanna.

March Madness Starts With A Bang, And A Big Comeback

NPR News - Wed, 2015-03-18 05:39

Ole Miss scored 62 points in the second half last night to dig its way out of a hole and into the big bracket, on the first day of the NCAA men's basketball tournament.

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VIDEO: £1m plan to celebrate Agincourt

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 05:36
The chancellor teases Labour and SNP opponents with a £1m plan to celebrate the 600th anniversary of Agincourt.

US church recognizes gay marriage

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 05:17
The largest Presbyterian denomination in the US will formally recognize same-sex marriages after decades of debate.

Women's Super League Two preview

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 05:08
BBC Sport looks at the prospects for all 10 Women's Super League Two clubs as the 2015 season gets under way.

Day in pictures: 18 March 2015

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 05:05
Images from around the world: 18 March

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