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AUDIO: 'Drunk' rape victim: 'I felt I wouldn't be believed'

Thu, 2014-10-23 04:04
Ched Evans' rape conviction has highlighted struggles that meet rape victims who are attacked when they have been drinking.

Alice Gross funeral takes place

Thu, 2014-10-23 04:04
The funeral for murdered schoolgirl Alice Gross has taken place in west London.

228 firefighter jobs under threat

Thu, 2014-10-23 04:00
More than 220 firefighters' jobs could be lost in north Wales if funding is not increased over the next five years, bosses warn.

Japan court backs pregnant woman

Thu, 2014-10-23 03:59
Japan's Supreme Court backs a woman who unsuccessfully sued her employer following a demotion due to her pregnancy.

Singer Alvin Stardust dies aged 72

Thu, 2014-10-23 03:47
Singer Alvin Stardust, best known for his hit My Coo Ca Choo, dies aged 72 after recently being diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer.

Addict gets 20 years for Taff murder

Thu, 2014-10-23 03:45
Heroin addict is jailed for life and must serve a minimum 20 years for murdering "vulnerable" man days after being released from prison.

NHS 'needs extra cash and overhaul'

Thu, 2014-10-23 03:30
The NHS in England needs extra money and drastic changes to the way services are organised if patient care is not to suffer, health bosses say.

Sunrise vigil opens Poppy Appeal

Thu, 2014-10-23 03:30
A sunrise vigil at the Cenotaph that will last until sunset marks the start of the 2014 Poppy Appeal.

McGuinness 'believes rape claim'

Thu, 2014-10-23 03:28
Northern Ireland's Deputy First Minister Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness has said he believes west Belfast woman Maíria Cahill was raped.

Caterham F1 site staff locked out

Thu, 2014-10-23 03:26
Staff working at the Caterham F1 team site in Oxfordshire have been locked out of the firm's premises, the administrator confirms to the BBC.

FA charges Warnock with misconduct

Thu, 2014-10-23 03:15
Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock is charged with misconduct for comments he made following defeat by Chelsea on Saturday.

VIDEO: Joss Stone's Poppy Appeal vigil

Thu, 2014-10-23 03:13
Singer Joss Stone has taken part in a vigil running from sunrise to sunset at the start of this year's Poppy Appeal at the Cenotaph.

Your pictures: Steps

Thu, 2014-10-23 03:11
Readers' photos on the theme of "steps"

Charge over Commons marble throwing

Thu, 2014-10-23 03:11
A man who was escorted from the House of Commons after allegedly throwing a bag of marbles during Prime Minister's Questions is to appear in court.

Man jailed for murdering brother

Thu, 2014-10-23 03:02
A man is jailed for life after being convicted of murdering his brother at their mother's home in Govan, Glasgow

Google offers new email app, Inbox

Thu, 2014-10-23 03:02
Google revamps email with a mobile app that categorises messages and allows users to add their own reminders.

'I am not a virus'

Thu, 2014-10-23 02:59
How West Africans are rallying against Ebola stigma

Dead voter gaffe was 'human error'

Thu, 2014-10-23 02:46
"Human error" results in ballot papers being sent to dead council house tenants, admits a Cambridgeshire council.

Ecclestone steps in to Caterham row

Thu, 2014-10-23 02:45
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone is hoping to resolve the dispute threatening the future of the Caterham team.

Honduras drought puts many 'at risk'

Thu, 2014-10-23 02:26
More than half a million people in Honduras have been affected by a severe drought, according to the Red Cross.
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