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VIDEO: How trials helped patients in 2014

Tue, 2014-12-30 02:07
In the latest in a series of special reports, the BBC's Victoria Gill has met the patients who have been contributing to some of 2014's most significant breakthroughs.

Urgent ambulance response times fall

Tue, 2014-12-30 02:01
The number of ambulances hitting the target response time for the most urgent calls has fallen for the second month running.

Network Rail boss will not take bonus

Tue, 2014-12-30 01:59
Network Rail chief executive Mark Carne says he will not take his bonus, following recent major rail disruption.

Bahraini top Shia 'fuelled violence'

Tue, 2014-12-30 01:59
Bahraini Shia opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman is remanded in custody on suspicion of inciting violence and hatred to achieve political change.

West Brom in Sherwood & Pulis talks

Tue, 2014-12-30 01:58
West Brom are in talks with Tim Sherwood and Tony Pulis about their manager's job after Alan Irvine was sacked, BBC Sport learns.

Heavy shooting in Gambian capital

Tue, 2014-12-30 01:49
Heavy gunfire erupts near the presidential palace in The Gambia, while head of state Yahya Jammeh is out of the country.

Top memes and viral videos of 2014

Tue, 2014-12-30 01:30
The biggest memes and viral ads of the past year

Name given after fatal bus collision

Tue, 2014-12-30 01:24
Police release the name of a woman who died after being knocked down by a bus in Lisburn, County Antrim.

Newcastle duo take temporary charge

Tue, 2014-12-30 01:18
John Carver and Steve Stone will be in charge for Newcastle's next two matches with Alan Pardew set to join Crystal Palace.

FTSE falls on Greece and oil woes

Tue, 2014-12-30 01:05
London's leading shares fall in early Tuesday trading as fears persist over Greece's bail-out programme and the price of Brent crude falls further.

Cycling's cheerleader for change

Tue, 2014-12-30 01:04
Shorter Grand Tours and proper contests between top riders - the owner of cycling's 'superteam' outlines his remedy for renewal.

Albanian seamen die in ferry rescue

Tue, 2014-12-30 01:01
Two Albanian seamen are killed on a tugboat while towing the fire-stricken Norman Atlantic ferry.

Next revises profit expectations up

Tue, 2014-12-30 00:54
Fashion chain Next expects yearly profits to recover some of the ground lost after a warm spell in the third quarter.

Actor Diamond in court over stabbing

Tue, 2014-12-30 00:49
Former Saved by the Bell actor Dustin Diamond has appeared in court in Wisconsin, accused of stabbing a man at a bar on Christmas Day.

Howard out for up to six weeks

Tue, 2014-12-30 00:43
Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard will be out of action for up to six weeks after picking up a calf injury.

India captain Dhoni quits Tests

Tue, 2014-12-30 00:15
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni retires from Test cricket with immediate effect at the age of 33.

Actress Luise Rainer dies aged 104

Mon, 2014-12-29 23:54
Actress Luise Rainer, who became the first winner of consecutive Oscars in the 1930s, dies at the age of 104.

VIDEO: Ebola convoy arrives at Royal Free

Mon, 2014-12-29 23:50
A health worker who was diagnosed with Ebola after returning to Scotland from Sierra Leone has arrived at a specialist treatment centre in London.

Westland: Heseltine's Libya concerns

Mon, 2014-12-29 23:45
Michael Heseltine tried to stop a US-led bid for a UK defence firm in 1985 by warning of possible Libyan links, documents show.

VIDEO: SS Vega's WWII relief mission

Mon, 2014-12-29 23:29
People living in the war-torn Channel Islands 70 years ago faced a desperate plight as, after years of German occupation, food and medical supplies had all but run out.

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