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VIDEO: Should spelling be simplified?

Fri, 2015-01-23 23:30
The English Spelling Society is drawing up a list of proposals to make it easier for children to learn to spell, including removing silent letters.

Campaign to boost number of GPs

Fri, 2015-01-23 23:21
A GP hopes a UK-wide campaign to recruit medical students into the profession will ease pressure on doctors' practices in Wales.

Bank president urges UK to stay in EU

Fri, 2015-01-23 20:47
The president of a US investment bank says Britain should stay in the EU to ensure London remains a "great financial capital of the world".

US woman jailed for plotting IS help

Fri, 2015-01-23 20:36
A young Colorado woman is sentenced to four years in jail for trying to provide material support to the militant group Islamic State.

VIDEO: Brazilians told to save water

Fri, 2015-01-23 20:25
Brazil's Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira has said the country's most populous region is experiencing its worst drought since 1930.

World leaders in Saudi tribute visit

Fri, 2015-01-23 19:41
World leaders are due to arrive in Saudi Arabia to pay their respects in person after the death on Friday of King Abdullah.

Serena joins Venus in round four

Fri, 2015-01-23 18:46
Serena and Venus Williams show their fighting qualities as both come back from a set down to reach the last 16 at the Australian Open.

Brazilians urged to cut water use

Fri, 2015-01-23 17:32
Brazil's Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira says the country's most populous states are experiencing their worst water crisis since 1930.

Haiti 'back on democratic path'

Fri, 2015-01-23 16:51
Haiti installs a Provisional Electoral Council to organise long-delayed elections - after weeks of protests and political uncertainty.

Senior army roles likely to be cut

Fri, 2015-01-23 16:40
The number of senior British army officers is likely to be cut as part of an overhaul of its command structure.

Afghan cabinet's birthing troubles

Fri, 2015-01-23 16:22
As Afghan MPs vote on a new cabinet to end months of uncertainty, Daud Qarizadah asks why it's been such a tortuous process and whether it's the end of the story.

Emoji portraits: the man making art out of symbols

Fri, 2015-01-23 16:02
Meet the artist who works in symbols

Little public appetite for electoral fray

Fri, 2015-01-23 15:59
The coming election campaign is likely to be closely fought and bad-tempered, says Rob Watson - but will the electorate be engaged?

Algae-hit loch set for swimming area

Fri, 2015-01-23 15:59
An open water swimming area is to be created in Strathclyde Loch, after local officials announced measures to tackle toxic algae.

Murphy pledges to block fracking

Fri, 2015-01-23 15:55
Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy says he would use new powers to block onshore fracking if he was to be elected first minister.

VIDEO: Will celebrity kill page three?

Fri, 2015-01-23 15:44
Will Gompertz asks if it will it be our fascination with celebrity that finally brings an end to the page 3 pin-up?

Rat-eradication mission sets sail

Fri, 2015-01-23 15:41
Eradicating rats from South Georgia to reclaim it for seabirds

Two men, one robot, many questions

Fri, 2015-01-23 15:38
Two men, one robot, many questions in new film Ex Machina

VIDEO: Body clocks and blindness

Fri, 2015-01-23 15:35
Our eyes are key to resetting our body clocks. So what happens to people who can't see anything at all?

Are Staffies a question of class?

Fri, 2015-01-23 15:35
Why are Staffies seen by some as a 'chav dog'?