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Barton bottle throwing case dropped

Fri, 2014-03-21 02:02
A man accused of throwing a plastic bottle at QPR footballer Joey Barton during a match against Burnley has the case against him dropped.

Row threatens delay to rail revamp

Fri, 2014-03-21 01:54
An escalating row over funding is threatening to delay a major upgrade of the Great Western main line between Swansea and London, it is claimed.

HS2 'needs minister to boost growth'

Fri, 2014-03-21 01:50
HS2 task force says a government minister should pull together growth projects around high speed station sites to "kick-start growth and regeneration".

VIDEO: Searching for the Northern Lights

Fri, 2014-03-21 01:49
BBC Weather's Carol Kirkwood looks at what causes the Northern Lights and tries to see them in the UK.

VIDEO: Recruiting Britain's future farmers

Fri, 2014-03-21 01:41
Research from Lantra, the UK's Skills council, has suggested that tens of thousands of new farmers are needed to plug the gap.

London NHS services 'unravelling'

Fri, 2014-03-21 01:10
A new report into the service provided by the NHS is London describes it as "cash strapped, fragmented health care and unravelling".

In pictures: Architecture and photography

Fri, 2014-03-21 01:09
Modernist architecture shot by Richard Pare

UK picks Lucas for 'art Olympics'

Fri, 2014-03-21 01:08
Artist Sarah Lucas is to represent the UK at next year's Venice Biennale, the British Council announces.

Former MSP Walker freed from jail

Fri, 2014-03-21 01:06
The former Dunfermline MSP Bill Walker is freed from jail after serving half of his 12-month sentence for domestic abuse.

Hospitals feeling the pinch

Fri, 2014-03-21 00:59
Many hospitals are finding money is running out

Furnishers rapped over discounts

Fri, 2014-03-21 00:35
Carpetright and four other carpet and furniture chains have agreed to change pricing practices, following an investigation by regulators.

Nine killed in Kabul hotel attack

Fri, 2014-03-21 00:24
Nine people, including four foreigners, are killed when Taliban gunmen burst into a luxury hotel in the Afghan capital Kabul.

EU extends Crimea sanctions list

Thu, 2014-03-20 23:49
The EU extends sanctions to another 12 individuals over Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine and prepares to sign a key accord with Kiev.

Warning over UK war criminal numbers

Thu, 2014-03-20 23:42
Official figures may significantly underestimate the number of suspected war criminals living in the UK, the former head of the UK Border Force warns.

What Wenger’s 1996 rivals made of ‘Arsene who?’

Thu, 2014-03-20 23:23
"Charming", "stubborn" and "ruthless". Managers from Arsene Wenger's first season in England discuss his 1,000-game reign at Arsenal

VIDEO: Flashmob for Syria refugee camp

Thu, 2014-03-20 23:14
A flashmob has taken place in New York's Times Square to raise awareness about the conflict in Syria and the situation at the Yarmouk refugee camp

VIDEO: Independence Square: One month on

Thu, 2014-03-20 22:36
As Russia consolidates its control over Crimea, and sanctions intensify, BBC News takes a look at the events that took place in Kiev exactly one month ago.

Pension supercars and Corden/Cameron - papers

Thu, 2014-03-20 22:15
Many papers are still digesting the effects of Wednesday's Budget, while the Sun gets its guest editor, the comedian James Corden, to interview the prime minister.

Advani agrees to Gujarat poll seat

Thu, 2014-03-20 21:47
Veteran Indian politician LK Advani agrees to contest the upcoming general election from the western state of Gujarat after initially rejecting the seat assigned by his party.

Poor care 'resulted in baby's death'

Thu, 2014-03-20 20:47
A hospital in Leeds admits failings in the medical care given to a pregnant woman and poor communication resulted in her daughter being delivered stillborn.

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