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More children in hospital over drugs

Fri, 2014-12-26 02:46
The number of occasions Scottish children were treated in hospital as a result of illegal drug use increases by more than a third in two years.

Suu Kyi: More Myanmar action needed

Fri, 2014-12-26 02:45
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi tells the BBC the world is too optimistic about reform in the country, saying more is needed to achieve democracy.

UKIP chair regrets National Front past

Fri, 2014-12-26 02:43
The UKIP chairman in the Kent seat where leader Nigel Farage hopes to become an MP says he regrets his past membership of the National Front.

Short-let apartments spark Paris row

Fri, 2014-12-26 02:41
Growth of short holiday lets alarms Paris authorities

SFA dish out £1.7m in club funding

Fri, 2014-12-26 02:41
The Scottish FA announces an increased raft of funding for member clubs, with £1.7m being doled out over the festive period.

Man's body found in city centre

Fri, 2014-12-26 02:22
Police in Edinburgh are investigating the death of a man who was found in the early hours of this morning.

Turkey 'insult' teenager released

Fri, 2014-12-26 01:55
A Turkish teenager who was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been released but still faces trial.

Shoppers flock to Boxing Day sales

Fri, 2014-12-26 01:53
Shoppers across the UK descend on their High Street stores for the annual Boxing Day sales.

City square attractions reopen

Fri, 2014-12-26 01:47
Festive attractions in Glasgow's George Square are to reopen after the lorry crash which killed six people on Monday.

Parcel delivery jobs under threat

Fri, 2014-12-26 01:38
Ninety City Link parcel delivery jobs in Wales are under threat as the firm goes into administration.

VIDEO: Boxing Day sales: 'Adrenaline rush'

Fri, 2014-12-26 01:29
The Boxing Day sales are underway with retail analysts expecting it to come a close second to the so-called Black Friday sales last month.

Captain Smith steadies Australia

Fri, 2014-12-26 01:09
Australia captain Steven Smith guides the hosts to 259-5 on the opening day of the third Test against India.

Ukraine peace talks called off

Fri, 2014-12-26 00:59
Peace talks between Ukraine's government and pro-Russian rebels, due to take place in Minsk, have been called off, Belarusian officials say.

VIDEO: Ten years on from the Hunting Act

Fri, 2014-12-26 00:58
Up to 300 boxing day hunts are expected to take place across the UK today - 10 years after the Hunting Act was first passed.

VIDEO: Football stadium disabled access tackled

Fri, 2014-12-26 00:51
Sports fans with disabilities are being consulted by the government on their treatment at grounds as it is revealed that 'half' of premiership clubs fail to provide wheelchair space

VIDEO: Lifestyle causes '40%' cancer cases

Fri, 2014-12-26 00:46
Nearly 600,000 cancer cases in the UK could have been avoided in the last five years if people chose healthier lifestyles.

Fatal crash site speed limit review

Fri, 2014-12-26 00:36
Speed limits could be lowered on a South Yorkshire stretch of road where five teenagers died in a crash, Doncaster Council says.

Cat burglar's stolen stash revealed

Fri, 2014-12-26 00:35
Real-life cat burglar Theo turns his home town of Ipswich into a crime hotspot keeping his embarrassed owner busy returning items to her neighbours.

Mountain bid 'slower than expected'

Fri, 2014-12-26 00:30
A community group that wants to buy a Lake District mountain says progress on its bid is slower than expected, but it remains positive.

Japan’s savings rate turns negative

Fri, 2014-12-26 00:24
It's a notable transformation from when Japan was a nation of savers, and had the highest savings rate in the world.

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