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Long-serving Boston mayor dies

11 hours 30 min ago
Thomas Menino, who served as mayor of Boston for more than 20 years, has died after a battle with cancer.

VIDEO: Tower poppies artist hails volunteers

11 hours 50 min ago
The artist behind a project to place almost 900,000 ceramic poppies around the Tower of London says he is surprised and happy that so many people have "taken it to heart".

VIDEO: On the buses with Prince Harry

11 hours 58 min ago
Prince Harry meets supporters of the British Legion's London Poppy Day Appeal at Buckingham Palace.

Iraqi Kurd fighters 'enter Kobane'

12 hours 21 sec ago
An advance party of 10 Iraqi Kurd fighters have entered the Syrian border town of Kobane to join the battle against Islamic State militants, activists say.

Abbas warning over holy site closure

12 hours 9 min ago
The Palestinian leader's spokesman calls the closure of a disputed Jerusalem holy site after the shooting of a Jewish activist a "declaration of war".

North Sea industry 'less optimistic'

12 hours 11 min ago
Industry body Oil and Gas UK publishes research indicating a decline in optimism among key players in the sector.

Hopes fade for Lanka mudslip victims

12 hours 14 min ago
Rescue workers in Sri Lanka intensify their search for survivors of a tea plantation landslide which is feared to have buried more than 100 people.

Burgess keen on World Cup chance

12 hours 19 min ago
Bath's cross-code signing Sam Burgess says it would be "fantastic" to play for England at a Rugby World Cup.

Abuse inquiry appointment 'chaotic'

12 hours 20 min ago
A letter from the new head of the inquiry into child abuse over concerns about her suitability for the role "raises more questions than it answers", say MPs.

Royal Mint bid to woo gold investors

12 hours 41 min ago
The Royal Mint announces the sale of a series of new, smaller, gold coins in a bid to encourage more people to invest in bullion.

Cows to keep Kenyan girls in school

12 hours 41 min ago
Nine cows will be offered to fathers in areas of northern Kenya to ensure their daughters finish their education, a county governor says.

Children's social work faces change

12 hours 44 min ago
The government has announced changes to children's social work, aiming to restore confidence in the service.

Airport boss aims to 'add airlines'

12 hours 46 min ago
The new managing director of Cardiff Airport says she is determined to reverse the decline in passenger numbers by attracting more airlines.

Meeting over council chief's pay-off

12 hours 58 min ago
Pembrokeshire council's chief executive is due to leave the job on Friday but a question mark is still hanging over his £330,000 pay-off deal.

Match-fix threat significant - FAW

13 hours 21 min ago
The FA of Wales launches an anti-match-fixing campaign, as it reveals that over £75m a season is bet on the Welsh Premier League.

Murphy vows to end 'losing Labour'

13 hours 27 min ago
Jim Murphy has said he wants to end Labour's "losing streak" in Scotland as a new poll suggests the party is on track to lose almost all of its seats in to the SNP.

Health cuts will mean fewer beds

13 hours 32 min ago
Health service cuts in Northern Ireland may mean more than 100 fewer hospital beds and some wards closing at the weekend.

US nurse defies Ebola quarantine

13 hours 37 min ago
A US nurse who returned from treating patients in Sierra Leone defies a voluntary quarantine order, leaving her house in Maine for a bike ride.

Four in custody over £1.8m drug find

13 hours 44 min ago
Four Polish nationals are remanded in custody after cannabis plants with a street value of up to £1.8m were found in a rundown Borders pub.

Sarah Payne's father found dead

13 hours 44 min ago
The father of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne is found dead at his home in Kent.
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