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Royal Mail reports profits rise

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 22:36
Royal Mail reports a rise in profits, with cost cuts helping to offset flat revenues.

'Little General' weeps tears of joy

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 22:16
Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat wept tears of joy as they secured Premier League safety but how good a job has he done?

Potato lorry crash closes A55 route

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 22:13
The main A55 route through north Wales has been closed westbound overnight after a lorry overturned near St Asaph - spilling a load of potatoes across the dual carriageway.

£6.7m investment in health IT system

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 21:49
A £6.7m improvement is made to an IT system which will instantly share patient information between care agencies.

Stowaways found in new Maseratis

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 21:40
Ten suspected illegal immigrants are discovered hiding in the boots of brand-new imported Maserati sports cars.

Rise in blue flag beach awards

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 21:34
The number of Welsh beaches awarded the international blue flag status for high water quality rises.

NIEA 'must toughen its enforcement'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 21:29
The agency that investigates serious environmental crime needs to deal more rigorously with offenders, a review finds.

More Hillsborough witnesses sought

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 21:27
Photographs of a further 11 potential witnesses to the 1989 Hillsborough disaster are released by the police team investigating the tragedy.

Royal couple to arrive in Belfast

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 21:22
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are due to attend a series of events in Northern Ireland later, after spending two days in the Republic of Ireland.

Powers for groups to save properties

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 21:19
Community groups could be given powers to take over and run local landmarks and facilities which are underused or likely to be sold off.

VIDEO: Silicon Valley attracting women

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 20:18
New programmes and social media are focused on training more women to become leaders in technology.

VIDEO: Bin Laden documents released

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 20:16
US intelligence officials have released more than 100 documents seized four years ago in the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan.

Why Germany is David Cameron's new best friend

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 20:09
Angela Merkel wants to ensure the UK stays in the European Union - but other nations might not be as keen, writes Katya Adler.

Migrant crisis talks in Myanmar

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 19:31
Malaysia and Indonesia's foreign ministers are in Myanmar for talks on the ongoing regional migrant crisis, after offering temporary shelter.

Dunkirk boats mark 75th anniversary

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 19:02
About 50 small boats involved in the evacuation of allied troops from Dunkirk are to set sail from Kent later to mark the 75th anniversary of the World War Two rescue.

McDonald’s under worker pressure

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 17:49
Thousands of workers and union supporters protest outside McDonald’s headquarters, as the fast food firm continues to face wage pressure.

Colombia baby survives mudslide

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 17:12
A baby is rescued from Monday's devastating mudslide in Colombia that killed at least 78 people, in what is being hailed as a "miraculous" survival.

Japan aquariums make dolphin pledge

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 16:50
Aquariums in Japan agree to stop buying dolphins captured during the controversial annual hunt in the town of Taiji.

Tory MPs keep powder dry on Europe for now

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 16:50
Few Conservative MPs are willing to commit themselves publicly on how they stand on UK membership of the European Union, says Mark Mardell.

VIDEO: Koalas on loan to Singapore Zoo

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 16:45
The Australian government has loaned four Koalas named Paddle, Chan, Pellita and Idalia to the Singapore government for six months.

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