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Failing NHS trust in special measures

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 22:53
A failing health trust is to be placed in special measures after being rated inadequate by hospital inspectors.

VIDEO: The North-South divide in house prices

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 22:46
Breakfast's Adam Parsons and Steph McGovern report on the divide in property prices between the north and south of the UK

Seasick angler, 70, lands huge shark

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 22:21
A 70-year-old angler who suffers from seasickness lands what could be the largest shark caught in Welsh waters.

VIDEO: How Royals cost us £35.7m last year

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 22:01
The Royal Family has cost the tax payer £35.7 million in the last financial year, not including security.

Funding body 'did nothing wrong'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 21:56
A former board member of a regeneration fund speaks of his relief after police confirm they are not going to carry out a criminal investigation.

Water 'will help cut child obesity'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 21:49
Children should be given only water to drink with meals to help tackle the obesity crisis, experts argue, with sugary drinks kept as treats.

Tax workers strike over job cuts

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 21:19
More than 1,500 tax workers in Northern Ireland will strike on Thursday in a dispute over job cuts.

'Ban' fruit juice and Wonga 'Wronga' - front pages

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 21:18
Advisers' recommendations about limiting children's intake of sugary drinks and revelations about the conduct of payday loan firm Wonga lead the papers.

VIDEO: From shop worker to Kimye's wedding

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 20:50
The 22-year-old from Liverpool spotted on Instagram ended up being flown to Florence last minute to photograph the celebrity wedding of the year.

Modi outdoes White House on Twitter

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 20:47
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi narrowly overtakes the White House on Twitter, a study of the political use of the social network shows.

Report Questions U.S. Policy On Overseas Drone Strikes

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-25 20:03

The Stimson Center concludes that targeted killing operations may have protected Americans at home, but come at a heavy price abroad.

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VIDEO: Nigeria bomb blast kills at least 21

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 19:56
A bomb attack on a busy shopping district in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, has left at least 21 people dead and injured 52 more.

S Korea prime minister to keep job

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 19:39
South Korea's Prime Minister Chung Hong-won, who offered to quit over the Sewol ferry disaster, will keep his job, the president says.

Axe A-levels, say UK scientists

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 19:12
A-levels should be replaced by a baccalaureate-style qualification that requires teenagers to study maths and science to 18, Royal Society scientists say.

Celebrities call for drug law change

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 19:08
More than 90 celebrities, politicians, lawyers and health experts write a letter to the prime minister calling for a review of the government's policy on illegal drugs.

IT firms top government spend list

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 18:48
IT companies benefited most from government contracts in 2012 and 2013, an analysis of public spending suggests.

English author Laurie Lee remembered

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 18:07
How Cider With Rosie author captured English countryside

The good old days?

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 18:03
Did disabled workers have more rights in years past?

VIDEO: Superb Shaqiri & more Messi magic

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 17:46
Get all the best of the action from Wednesday at the Fifa World Cup in Brazil in under 10 minutes with Match of the Day's World Cup Catch-Up.

US eases oil export restrictions

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 17:44
The US gives permission to two firms to export oil, after it has been lightly processed - a move that could see oil exports from the US increase.
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