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UK film production 'surged' in 2014

Tue, 2015-02-03 04:03
More money was spent making films in the UK last year than in any other year since measurements began, figures from the British Film Institute reveal.

TV star's trial halted by fall

Tue, 2015-02-03 04:03
The trial of former TV weather presenter Fred Talbot is halted after he was injured when he tripped leaving the witness box.

Day in pictures: 3 February 2015

Tue, 2015-02-03 03:59
Images from around the world: 3 February

UKIP MP's 'Hello Kitty' tweet puzzle

Tue, 2015-02-03 03:57
A post by a UKIP MP, apparently by his young daughter, causes confusion on Twitter by urging followers: "Come play Hello Kitty World with me".

Levy blocks Adebayor West Ham deal

Tue, 2015-02-03 03:46
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy stepped in to prevent striker Emmanuel Adebayor leaving for West Ham on transfer deadline day.

Most China cities fail air test

Tue, 2015-02-03 03:44
The Chinese government says only eight of the country's 74 biggest cities met its own basic air quality standards in 2014.

Energy price sites earn £30 a switch

Tue, 2015-02-03 03:43
The big five energy comparison sites have admitted they earn up to £30 in commission every time a customer switches provider

UN alarm over 'IS logo' on food aid

Tue, 2015-02-03 03:43
The UN says it is "extremely concerned" by pictures which appear to show the logo of the Islamic State militant group on its food aid to Syria.

'No diversity quota' for EastEnders

Tue, 2015-02-03 03:40
EastEnders boss Dominic Treadwell-Collins says he will not bring minority characters into the BBC soap just to fulfil diversity quotas.

Froch vacates IBF world title

Tue, 2015-02-03 03:39
Carl Froch vacates his IBF super-middleweight belt, and avoids a fight against mandatory challenger James DeGale.

UN Gaza probe head quits over 'bias'

Tue, 2015-02-03 03:35
The head of a UN inquiry into last year's conflict in Gaza resigns amid Israeli allegations of bias over his former work with the PLO.

Russian pilots kidnapped in Darfur

Tue, 2015-02-03 03:29
Two Russian pilots working for UN peacekeeping mission in Sudan's Darfur region have been kidnapped, Russia says.

Google and Uber may become rivals

Tue, 2015-02-03 03:18
Uber announces plans to research driverless cars while a report claims Google is considering launching a lift-hailing service

Web rallies around walking commuter

Tue, 2015-02-03 03:11
Donations flood in for a Detroit, Michigan, man who walks 21 miles as part of his daily commute after a newspaper tells his story.

Drug-delivery engineer wins £1m prize

Tue, 2015-02-03 02:59
A pioneer of medical technologies that have benefited millions of people is the latest winner of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.

Lost chunk of historic computer found

Tue, 2015-02-03 02:59
Efforts to recreate one of the earliest computers are aided by the recovery of a part of the original machine, which had been bought to create bookshelves.

President requests $18.5bn for Nasa

Tue, 2015-02-03 02:52
US President Obama seeks to raise funding for Nasa in the Federal Year 2016 to $18.5bn (£12.3bn).

Bad hospital report 'had 300 errors'

Tue, 2015-02-03 02:47
A damming report of a privately-run hospital that is due to be returned to the NHS contained 300 factual errors, its chief executive says.

Outrage at French 'no Jews' job ad

Tue, 2015-02-03 02:45
An advert for a job in graphic design in France is withdrawn after complaints about a clause stipulating "not Jewish".

French police arrest terror suspects

Tue, 2015-02-03 02:35
Terror raids in Paris and Lyon lead to the arrest of eight men suspected of recruiting fighters for Islamist militants in Syria.

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