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NHS waiting times 'are manipulated'

Tue, 2015-06-09 21:10
NHS Tayside has banned surgeons from seeing patients in A&E in order to hit waiting times targets, a whistleblower claims.

Health board's 'bullying culture'

Tue, 2015-06-09 21:05
More details emerge of the crisis at Betsi Cadwaladr University health board, which was put in special measures on Monday.

NSPCC queries judge's smacking remark

Tue, 2015-06-09 20:53
Children should be protected from being physically abused by their parents irrespective of cultural differences, a British charity says.

'Horrific abuse' at schools probed

Tue, 2015-06-09 20:09
Claims of historical abuse at three boys' schools in the west of England are being investigated by two police forces.

The lorry drivers weary of Calais

Tue, 2015-06-09 19:59
The lorry drivers who feel like immigration officers

Baby from ovary frozen in childhood

Tue, 2015-06-09 19:55
A woman in Belgium is the first in the world to give birth to a baby using transplanted ovarian tissue frozen when she was still a child, doctors say.

Yarl's Wood: Years of misery and controversy

Tue, 2015-06-09 19:34
Yarl's Wood detention centre was supposed to be a big step forward - but it has been beset by problems since it opened, says Danny Shaw.

EU referendum: Parallels with 1975

Tue, 2015-06-09 18:56
40 years after Britain held a referendum on its continued membership of Europe, the country will be asked the question again.

China's shares down after MSCI delay

Tue, 2015-06-09 18:42
Mainland Chinese shares head lower after US index provider MSCI says it would hold off including the shares in one of its key benchmark indexes.

Osborne to push on with surplus rule

Tue, 2015-06-09 18:38
Chancellor George Osborne plans to push ahead with introducing a rule to ensure governments in the future must run a budget surplus, when operating in "normal times".

VIDEO: Alibaba wants US products for China

Tue, 2015-06-09 18:37
The boss of the Chinese internet firm Alibaba, Jack Ma, has told US businesses that it needs more American products for China.

Chimps use leaves to drink alcohol

Tue, 2015-06-09 18:24
Scientists find evidence of "long term and and recurrent" drinking of an alcoholic plant sap among chimpanzees in the wild.

Menezes family in European court plea

Tue, 2015-06-09 17:58
The family of a Brazilian man shot dead by police who thought he was a suicide bomber are bringing their legal battle to the European Court of Human Rights.

Dog mess fines 'down by almost 20%'

Tue, 2015-06-09 17:39
The number of people fined for failing to pick up their dog's poo fell by almost 20% last year, figures obtained by the BBC suggest.

VIDEO: What is Mers? - in 60 seconds

Tue, 2015-06-09 17:04
An outbreak of a new respiratory illness has hit South Korea - but what is the virus and should we be concerned?

Will anyone help the Rohingya?

Tue, 2015-06-09 16:45
Who will help the Rohingya people, long denied citizenship and freedom of movement by the government of Myanmar?

Inquest due on missing Amber's death

Tue, 2015-06-09 16:38
An inquest is due to be opened into the death of 13-year-old Amber Peat, whose body was found three days after she went missing.

Nigeria in pictures: The firemen of Lagos

Tue, 2015-06-09 16:29
It is not uncommon for fuel tankers to explode in Nigeria's main city, Lagos. Photographer Akintunde Akinleye captures the moment firemen turn up.

Happiest Scots are female pensioners

Tue, 2015-06-09 16:25
The happiest people in Scotland are women aged over 65 who live in the Highlands, according to a report.

Politics role in classroom 'crucial'

Tue, 2015-06-09 16:24
Schools should discuss political issues in the classroom in order to get more young people to engage with politics, according to a study.