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Religious assembly name change call

Mon, 2014-01-27 22:38
Calls are being made for a "symbolic change" to the description of religious assemblies in non-denominational schools.

Red Bull query F1 budget cap plans

Mon, 2014-01-27 22:27
Red Bull's team principal Christian Horner questions whether introducing an F1 budget cap is the best way to cut costs.

'Shock and Law' - the front pages

Mon, 2014-01-27 21:46
Jude Law's evidence as a witness in the phone-hacking trial makes many front pages, several of which ponder the state of the Royal Household's finances.

Crash school head 'should resign'

Mon, 2014-01-27 20:34
The head teacher and chair of governors at a public school should resign over their handling of the death of a pupil who was hit by a car, an MP says.

VIDEO: Ukraine MPs to hold crisis vote

Mon, 2014-01-27 20:28
Ukraine's parliament is set to vote on plans to scrap recent anti-protest laws in a special session called over the continuing unrest in the country.

Jobcentre advice 'haphazard' - MPs

Mon, 2014-01-27 19:23
Jobcentres are investigating benefit claimants' needs in a "haphazard" way, missing crucial information about barriers to work, MPs say.

Australia names new governor-general

Mon, 2014-01-27 19:12
Prime Minister Tony Abbott nominates retired defence chief Peter Cosgrove as Australia's next governor-general, representing the Queen.

Smartphone sales 'top one billion'

Mon, 2014-01-27 18:38
More than one billion smartphones were shipped last year, with Samsung extending its lead as the world's biggest vendor, a new survey shows.

VIDEO: Benazir Bhutto's son calls for action

Mon, 2014-01-27 18:38
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari tells the BBC's Lyse Doucet about his political ambitions and his call for military action, not talks, with armed groups in Pakistan.

Magnet rods straighten curved spines

Mon, 2014-01-27 18:34
Children with crooked backs could benefit from a new treatment that uses magnetic rods to straighten the spine, say draft guidelines for England.

Tarantino sues Gawker over script

Mon, 2014-01-27 18:32
US film director Quentin Tarantino sues gossip website Gawker for copyright infringement after it posted a link to a leaked screenplay.

What is it like on the 'secret' Tube?

Mon, 2014-01-27 18:02
Exploring London's disused underground postal tunnels

Strong UK GDP figures expected

Mon, 2014-01-27 18:00
Official figures to be released on Tuesday are expected to show the UK economy grew at its fastest rate since before the financial crisis.

Social mobility: The downside?

Mon, 2014-01-27 17:21
Is there a downside to increased social mobility?

Ukraine 'to scrap anti-protest law'

Mon, 2014-01-27 17:18
Ukraine's president and opposition agree to scrap an anti-protest law that had fuelled demonstrators' anger, the presidency says.

The Fab Four and other famous faces - snapped by Harry Benson

Mon, 2014-01-27 17:10
Fifty years of famous figures - snapped by Harry Benson

When an elephant walked on the frozen River Thames

Mon, 2014-01-27 16:43
It is 200 years ago since the last frost fair took place on a frozen Thames. Could such hedonism be repeated today?

China's state-sponsored pop star

Mon, 2014-01-27 16:38
China wants a pop hit in the West and its big hope is Ruhan Jia

Mexico 'captures drug cartel leader'

Mon, 2014-01-27 16:33
Mexican forces have arrested one of the four leaders of the Knights Templar drug cartel in the violence-wracked Michoacan state, officials say.

Pesticide linked to Alzheimer's

Mon, 2014-01-27 16:32
Exposure to a once widely used pesticide, DDT, may increase the chances of developing Alzheimer's disease, suggest US researchers.

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