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AUDIO: Welby's frustration over gay marriage

11 hours 7 min ago
The Archbishop of Canterbury has said he is trying to bridge a split in the Anglican Church over same-sex marriage.

Video bans for diving a 'disaster'

11 hours 12 min ago
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says retrospective bans for diving in the Premier League would be a disaster.

Father Christmases invade pitch

11 hours 12 min ago
Twelve people dressed as Father Christmas invade the pitch during a football match between Cheltenham Town and Portsmouth.

Jones confident over independence

11 hours 12 min ago
The Welsh public have the right to decide what powers they want and what powers the UK should have, Carwyn Jones says.

Obama condemns killings of NY police

11 hours 13 min ago
President Obama says "there is no justification" for the shooting dead of two policemen in New York, amid tension over police tactics in the city.

Relatives mark Lockerbie anniversary

11 hours 14 min ago
Relatives of the 270 people who died in the Lockerbie bombing are to attend a memorial service in Washington to mark the 26th anniversary.

Ken Clarke attacks 'silly' EU debate

11 hours 16 min ago
Pro-Europeans have got to "organise themselves properly" to defeat the "silly" arguments for leaving the EU, former Conservative Chancellor Ken Clarke says.

Man questioned after gorge death

11 hours 37 min ago
A man is arrested after a 28 year old dies after falling off the Avon Gorge in Bristol.

Man arrested over Meadows rape

11 hours 37 min ago
A 22-year-old man is arrested and charged in connection with the alleged rape of a woman in Edinburgh last month.

Pietersen exclusion is 'ludicrous'

11 hours 44 min ago
Former Australian batsman Matthew Hayden tells the BBC that Kevin Pietersen should be in the England World Cup squad.

VIDEO: More support for ex-forces prisoners

11 hours 47 min ago
Former members of the armed forces who are sent to prison will be given more support, the Ministry of Justice says.

Chemicals and cylinders in unit fire

11 hours 51 min ago
Police are advising residents to keep their windows and doors shut due to a fire at a large industrial building on Swansea enterprise zone.

VIDEO: When Freeman met Martin Luther King

11 hours 55 min ago
John Freeman was best known for his direct interview style and spoke with Martin Luther King about an assassination attempt that left him fighting for his life.

Biker dies after crash with van

12 hours 9 min ago
A 44-year-old man dies after his motorbike is involved in a collision with a van on the A84 near Stirling.

How German Christmas markets came to the UK

12 hours 9 min ago
How German markets captured the UK's imagination

Norovirus shuts hospital wards

12 hours 20 min ago
An outbreak of norovirus leads to the closure of four wards at Southampton General Hospital.

VIDEO: The secretive state of Turkmenistan

12 hours 52 min ago
Turkmenistan in Central Asia is one of the most isolated and secretive states in the world, dissent is not tolerated and suspicion reigns.

Jordan ends death penalty moratorium

13 hours 28 sec ago
Jordan executes 11 men convicted of murder, ending a eight-year moratorium on the death penalty.

VIDEO: Castro delivers defiant speech

13 hours 6 min ago
The Cuban President, Raul Castro, has addressed the closing session of parliament just days after announcing an agreement with the United States to re-establish diplomatic ties.

Domestic abuse free helpline opens

Sat, 2014-12-20 23:12
A free helpline offers support to victims of domestic abuse over the Christmas and New Year holidays.

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