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VIDEO: Axe-wielding robber tackled by staff

Fri, 2015-04-24 07:22
A man had been sentenced to six years in prison with a four-year extended license period, after threatening staff with an axe at a shop in County Durham.

Foiled post office axe raider jailed

Fri, 2015-04-24 07:06
A serial criminal who was brought to the ground by the owner of a County Durham shop during a failed axe raid is jailed for six years.

Election 2015 in pictures: 24 April

Fri, 2015-04-24 06:49
Images from the campaign trail: 24 April

VIDEO: What matters to a teacher

Fri, 2015-04-24 06:45
Susan Condy from Cambridge trained as a teacher, but has struggled to find work since having a child.

Amateur leads Boston Marathon for a mile

Fri, 2015-04-24 06:37
A former professional triathlete reveals he overtook the elite field in the Boston Marathon so his daughters could see him on television.

Chile volcano causes flight problems

Fri, 2015-04-24 06:30
The eruption of the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile is causing many international flights to be delayed or cancelled.

Week in pictures: 18-24 April 2015

Fri, 2015-04-24 06:24
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

Niger battles meningitis outbreak

Fri, 2015-04-24 06:16
A mass immunisation programme to protect children against meningitis starts in Niger, as the death toll rises from 85 to 129.

Guardiola ready for Barca homecoming

Fri, 2015-04-24 06:14
Bayern Munich's Pep Guardiola will return to a very different Barcelona in the Champions League semis to the one he left.

Man, 70, jailed over £150m drug plot

Fri, 2015-04-24 05:49
A 70-year-old man who skippered a yacht across the Atlantic in a £150m cocaine smuggling operation is jailed for 10 years.

Wenger is not my rival - Mourinho

Fri, 2015-04-24 05:47
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho plays down rivalry with Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger before Sunday's derby.

Weekend edition: The best of the week's reads

Fri, 2015-04-24 05:43
A collection of some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week, with an injection of your comments.

UKIP sausage roll man quotes Hitler

Fri, 2015-04-24 05:37
A UKIP parliamentary candidate, who made headlines after dishing out sausage rolls at a party event, quotes Hitler at a hustings.

How do drone strikes go wrong?

Fri, 2015-04-24 05:34
After two individuals, Warren Weinstein and Giovanni Lo Porto, are killed in a raid, questions are raised about US counterterrorism.

Selby in danger of Crucible exit

Fri, 2015-04-24 05:31
Defending champion Mark Selby trails Anthony McGill 10-6 in the best-of-25 frame second round at the World Championship.

Scots polls suggest 'revolution'

Fri, 2015-04-24 04:50
Professor John Curtice on why voting intention polls suggest the potential for a revolution in Scottish representation at Westminster.

Reprieve for China wife on death row

Fri, 2015-04-24 04:34
A Chinese court gives a two-year reprieve to a woman sentenced to death for murdering her abusive husband.

Railway rules thwart student adverts

Fri, 2015-04-24 04:25
Student posters calling MPs who broke their 2010 tuition fee promise "liars" have been removed from railway stations across England.

Car search in suspicious death probe

Fri, 2015-04-24 04:24
Police investigating the suspicious death of a 49-year-old man issue an appeal to find his car.

Student murderer jailed for life

Fri, 2015-04-24 04:06
A Stoke-on-Trent man is jailed for life for murdering a student.

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