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Norovirus outbreak closes Devon park

Wed, 2014-08-13 00:49
A country park in Devon is temporarily closed after dozens of people fall ill with suspected norovirus.

VIDEO: 'Giant' spider photobombs newscast

Wed, 2014-08-13 00:45
A spider has photobombed BBC Scotland's news to capture an insect trapped on a camera showing live shots of the River Clyde in Glasgow.

Saturdays singer set for Strictly

Wed, 2014-08-13 00:33
The Saturdays singer Frankie Bridge is the first celebrity to be confirmed for the next series of Strictly Come Dancing.

VIDEO: Shimon Peres 'seeks peace' over Gaza

Wed, 2014-08-13 00:21
Former Israeli President Shimon Peres says he seeks peace over the Gaza conflict, as talks continue on a third day of a fresh ceasefire.

Security firm G4S back in profit

Wed, 2014-08-13 00:16
Security firm G4S reports a pre-tax profit of £85m for the six months to the end of June, compared with a loss of £94m a year earlier.

Obituary: Lauren Bacall

Tue, 2014-08-12 23:56
The life of screen legend Lauren Bacall

Delhi University admits transgenders

Tue, 2014-08-12 23:54
Delhi University acknowledges transgender students for the first time after introducing a column for a third gender in its application forms.

Best beer in Britain announced

Tue, 2014-08-12 23:53
A West Yorkshire beer is named the best in Britain at a festival held in London to celebrate real ale.

Disability benefit cuts claims

Tue, 2014-08-12 23:18
More than 100,000 people in Scotland will lose disability benefits under UK-wide welfare changes, according to the Scottish government.

VIDEO: Archives highlight WW1 conscription

Tue, 2014-08-12 23:13
A rare collection of World War One documents has been discovered in Staffordshire, which show details of the tribunals held in the county after conscription was introduced in 1916.

VIDEO: Warning over computer viruses

Tue, 2014-08-12 23:09
Almost 11,000 people had their computer hacked by a virus last year, giving cyber criminals access to personal data.

VIDEO: Anorexia: research into DNA link

Tue, 2014-08-12 23:01
Scientists in the UK are examining the DNA of people who have had anorexia to try to find out more about the condition.

VIDEO: Robin Williams: Police confirm suicide

Tue, 2014-08-12 22:45
US actor and comedian Robin Williams had been treated for depression and took his own life at his California home, police confirm.

'It was difficult. They want to believe their dad is perfect'

Tue, 2014-08-12 22:43
Sprinter Dwain Chambers on why he is still a contender aged 36

Supreme marks first hit anniversary

Tue, 2014-08-12 22:32
Mary Wilson on 50 years since the pop trio's first number one hit

'Macho tag unfair to boxing's diversity'

Tue, 2014-08-12 22:16
Will boxing welcome Kellie Maloney?

Anxious wait for A-level results

Tue, 2014-08-12 22:01
With just one more day before the 2014 A-level results are due, students consider their options.

Who will finish where in the Premier League?

Tue, 2014-08-12 22:00
With the new Premier League season just days away, chief football writer Phil McNulty assesses the prospects of every team.

Tighter scrutiny call by Tory leader

Tue, 2014-08-12 21:55
The first minister needs tighter scrutiny to improve faith in the political system, the Welsh Conservatives claim.

Great Barrier Reef outlook 'poor'

Tue, 2014-08-12 21:52
The outlook for Australia's Great Barrier Reef is poor despite conservation efforts, with further deterioration expected in coming years, a report says.
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