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Worried parents 'put pressure on A&E'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 16:56
Worried parents are putting "extra pressure" on A&E departments, leading doctors and nurses warn.

'Ofsted harms children's services'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 16:43
Ofsted inspections of children's services are outdated and do not always protect vulnerable children, according to a new report.

Venezuela cuts hours to save energy

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 16:33
Venezuela announces a nationwide electricity rationing plan that includes cutting the working day for public sector employees.

Top quality care urged for youngest

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 16:26
The next government should focus on the quality of care and education received by young children, say campaigners.

Tories pledge law to curb tax rises

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 16:02
A Conservative government will introduce a law guaranteeing no rise in income tax rates, VAT or National Insurance before 2020, David Cameron will announce.

Nigerian Military Rescues 200 Girls From Boko Haram

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-28 16:02

Ninety-three women were also rescued in the operation. The military says it cannot confirm if the girls are the same as the schoolgirls kidnapped last year, but the AP reports they are not.

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Louie Louie singer dies aged 71

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 15:48
Jack Ely, the lead singer of the Kingsmen best known for 1960s hit Louie Louie, dies aged 71

Tax pledge and Brand interview

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 15:37
An election pledge not to raise taxes in the next parliament, and the Labour leader's interview with comedian Russell Brand make the front pages.

Yacht faults blamed for deaths

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 15:15
A yacht which capsized leaving four UK sailors missing in the North Atlantic may have been affected by structural weaknesses, a report says.

Archaeologists prepare for Waterloo

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 15:14
An international team, including archaeologists from the University of Glasgow, are ready to begin a dig on the Waterloo battlefield.

Justices Deeply Divided Over Same-Sex Marriage Arguments

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-28 15:13

Justice Kennedy, seen as the determinative vote in the same-sex marriage cases before the Supreme Court, was very tough on gay marriage advocates.

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Baby, there's an election on

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 15:12
It's an old joke: give a politician a baby and they'll kiss it. But what about campaigning when the baby is yours?

Last push for Scottish election vote

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 15:11
Scottish parties rally the troops as campaigning for the general election enters its final week.

Underground cinema planned for Tube

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 15:10
An underground cinema is coming soon to Charing Cross Tube station to celebrate the 24-hour opening of the Tube.

Sri Lanka president's powers curbed

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 15:09
Sri Lanka's parliament votes to curb the power of the president, restoring a two-term limit for candidates.

Broadchurch walking trail launched

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 15:08
A Broadchurch walking trail is launched along the Jurassic Coast in Dorset for fans of the TV series.

Boats among 'few affordable homes'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 15:07
One of the few chances of finding an affordable home in London could be to live on a house boat, according to the homeless charity Shelter.

Lucas first member of GB's Rio team

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 15:05
Paralympic sailing champion Helena Lucas is named as the first member of the Great Britain team for Rio 2016.

VIDEO: Watch huge storage tank take shape

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 15:04
Time-lapse footage of a huge shale gas storage tank being constructed at Ineos petrochemical plant in Grangemouth.

Call for national debate on fracking

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 15:03
Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing calls for a "national debate" on fracking in a BBC Scotland interview.

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