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Teen animal beater banned for life

Thu, 2014-05-22 09:03
A teenager who had footage on his mobile phone of him kicking a cat in the face and repeatedly beating a dog is banned from keeping animals for life.

Fleetwood Mac star honoured at awards

Thu, 2014-05-22 08:53
Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie is honoured with a lifetime achievement at this year's Ivor Novello songwriting awards.

NUT withdraws strike threat for June

Thu, 2014-05-22 08:38
The National Union of Teachers has withdrawn its threat of strike action in England and Wales in June.

Call for church gay marriage rethink

Thu, 2014-05-22 08:25
A gay Church of Scotland minister says he hopes the Kirk will eventually come to accept same-sex marriage.

Kinki University to change name

Thu, 2014-05-22 08:24
Kinki University in Japan is going to change its name as it seeks to raise its international profile and appeal to English-speaking overseas students.

Lee Rigby remembered one year on

Thu, 2014-05-22 08:18
The widow of Fusilier Lee Rigby breaks down as she and the soldier's mother visit the scene of his murder in south-east London.

Prince's remarks outrageous - Russia

Thu, 2014-05-22 08:06
The Russian embassy brands reported remarks by the Prince of Wales comparing some Nazi actions to those of President Vladimir Putin as "outrageous".

Lennon parts company with Celtic

Thu, 2014-05-22 07:59
Neil Lennon confirms he has ended his four-year spell as Celtic manager but will help them find a successor.

Syria war crimes move blocked at UN

Thu, 2014-05-22 07:59
Russia and China veto a UN Security Council resolution that would have referred the conflict in Syria to the International Criminal Court.

Deadliest attack on Ukrainian troops

Thu, 2014-05-22 07:54
A dawn attack on a checkpoint in eastern Ukraine leaves at least 14 soldiers dead, in the worst loss of life for government forces to date.

Yacht families remain hopeful

Thu, 2014-05-22 07:45
Relatives of four missing British sailors say they remain "very positive" about the search after meeting Foreign Office officials.

150 factory workers face job cuts

Thu, 2014-05-22 07:39
About 150 workers at an exhibition and events company in the south Wales valleys face losing their jobs.

Senators call for new Redskins name

Thu, 2014-05-22 07:35
Half of the US Senate calls on the National Football League to force the owner of the Washington Redskins team to change its name, a "racial slur".

Angry cabbies attack taxi app office

Thu, 2014-05-22 07:27
Taxi app firm Hailo has its office vandalised as London cabbies express frustration that it will extend use of its app.

The future of the Police Federation

Thu, 2014-05-22 07:24
What next for the police officers' 'union'?

Man shot as woman held at knifepoint

Thu, 2014-05-22 07:16
A man is shot in the chest by armed police at a house in Liverpool after a woman was held with a knife to her throat.

Two injured in Met college stabbing

Thu, 2014-05-22 06:54
Two people are in hospital after a stabbing at Belfast Metropolitan College's Millfield campus.

Fraud charge couple extradited to US

Thu, 2014-05-22 06:51
A British couple who lost their fight against extradition to the USA board a flight from the UK to face fraud charges, Met Police say.

Why Royal Mail’s share price is going down

Thu, 2014-05-22 06:48
Why Royal Mail’s share price is going down

Royal Mail warns on competition

Thu, 2014-05-22 06:40
Royal Mail warns that competition from rivals poses a threat to the fundamental economics of its six day a week letters delivery service.
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