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Energy price riggers to face jail

Tue, 2014-08-05 15:15
Anyone found guilty of rigging wholesale gas and electricity prices faces up to two years in jail, under new proposals by the government.

VIDEO: Caring for the graves of the homeless

Tue, 2014-08-05 15:09
"Captain Mikey Irishman" has been homeless in Denmark for seven years. He has made it his task to tend the homeless grave in Copenhagen cemetery.

UK firms 'facing skills crisis'

Tue, 2014-08-05 15:09
Three-quarters of British businesses believe a significant skills crisis will hit the UK within the next three years, according to a new report.

Roads flooded after heavy downpours

Tue, 2014-08-05 15:04
Parts of counties Tyrone and Londonderry are affected by flooding following heavy downpours.

VIDEO: Did Scottish debate sway voters?

Tue, 2014-08-05 14:30
After Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling went head to head in a TV debate ahead of the Scottish independence referendum, the BBC asked whether debate had swayed the voters.

Fox withdraws bid for Time Warner

Tue, 2014-08-05 14:09
Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox withdraws its bid to purchase US entertainment giant Time Warner for an estimated $80bn.

VIDEO: Military jets escort passenger plane

Tue, 2014-08-05 13:58
A passenger is arrested on suspicion of making a hoax bomb threat after military jets are scrambled to escort a plane to Manchester Airport.

Ebola drug given to US aid workers

Tue, 2014-08-05 13:42
US aid workers who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia appear to be improving after receiving an experimental drug, officials say.

Liverpool's Reina set for Bayern move

Tue, 2014-08-05 13:30
Bayern Munich announce that they have agreed to sign Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina on a permanent deal.

VIDEO: London doctor treating Ebola victims

Tue, 2014-08-05 13:11
A doctor from King's College in London has been treating patients with the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone.

Artificial pitches decision 'strange'

Tue, 2014-08-05 13:10
Former England captain Faye White says Fifa should reconsider the decision to play World Cup matches on artificial pitches.

VIDEO: Gazans return to destroyed homes

Tue, 2014-08-05 12:48
After four weeks of conflict in Gaza, the latest humanitarian truce, due to last 72 hours, is holding as Israeli troops withdraw.

Theatre in Jewish film festival row

Tue, 2014-08-05 12:39
A north London theatre refuses to host the UK Jewish Film Festival while it is sponsored by the Israeli Embassy amid the ongoing crisis in Gaza.

AUDIO: Futurist: Moon mining 'is possible'

Tue, 2014-08-05 12:08
A futurist says it is "possible" the Chinese could start mining for fuel on the Moon.

Flight MH17 crash victim identified

Tue, 2014-08-05 12:00
The family of a man who died on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 say they are "happy and relieved" after his body is formally identified.

AUDIO: Pupils dig up 'priceless' hair tress

Tue, 2014-08-05 11:46
A group of Cumbrian schoolboys have discovered a rare golden hair tress thought to be 4,000 years old.

VIDEO: Royals 'plant' Tower poppies

Tue, 2014-08-05 11:40
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have "planted" ceramic poppies at the Tower of London to mark the centenary of World War One.

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