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Sturgeon against assisted suicide

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 17:49
The first minister Nicola Sturgeon says she is "not convinced" by new legislation which would allow assisted suicide.

Austria advice due on Klimt frieze

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 17:28
An Austrian government advisory board is due to recommend whether one of Gustav Klimt's most famous paintings should be returned to the heirs of its original Jewish owners, reports the BBC Bethany Bell.

Green MP calls for SNP alliance

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 17:02
Green Party MP Caroline Lucas calls for a "progressive alliance" with the SNP as her party holds what it says is its largest ever conference.

VIDEO: The ships hunting for MH370

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 16:49
The underwater search for the missing flight MH370 is continuing, centred around a remote area of the Indian ocean.

Drivers get 10-minute parking leeway

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 16:44
Drivers will get 10 minutes' grace before being fined if they stay too long in council-owned car parks in England, the government announces.

US banks pass first 'stress test'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 16:15
All 31 US banks have passed the first hurdle in the Federal Reserve's latest round of annual "stress tests" to see how they would cope in the next economic crisis.

Could Manchester pioneers save NHS?

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 16:06
Greater Manchester is to take control of its health budget from April. Richard Humphries, of the King's Fund, asks if this could be the answer to the NHS's problems.

Fears over UK Sunni-Shia divide

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 16:05
Sunni and Shia Muslims have co-existed in peace in the UK in the past, says Caroline Wyatt - but there are concerns about growing tensions.

Dramatising dementia

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 16:01
How do you make a drama about dementia?

The strange things in Ladybird Books

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 16:01
The often strange world view of Ladybird Books

Broken dreams for woman forced to flee IS-held Syria

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 16:01
How IS fighter's tip-off led to narrow escape for Syrian woman

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 16:00
Who hasn't banned selfie sticks yet?

The man who posted himself to Australia

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 15:58
The man who posted himself to the other side of the world

VIDEO: Child star with Down's syndrome back on TV

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 15:50
Child TV star with Down's syndrome on life away from home

VIDEO: Can marketing change your vote?

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 15:50
Can the right packaging change your vote?

Actor Harrison Ford Injured In Plane Crash; Son Says He's OK

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-05 15:50

The 70-year-old actor is said to have suffered moderate trauma, when he crash-landed a vintage plane in a Los Angeles area golf course. He was taken to a hospital and he was reported to be conscious.

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Parking grace period and debates row

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 15:38
An announcement that drivers will get a period of grace before a parking ticket is issued and the row surrounding the election debates provide a focus for Friday's front pages.

Dawn probe set for Ceres arrival

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 15:34
In the next few hours, the American space agency's Dawn satellite will go into orbit around Ceres, the largest object in the Solar System between Mars and Jupiter.

Science 'squeezed out of primaries'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 15:34
Science is being squeezed out of English primary schools, with a third not providing the recommended two hours of teaching a week, research suggests.

End 'fixation' with A&E wait target

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 15:28
The four-hour A&E target should be downgraded as its distorting priorities, experts say.