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WW1 objectors recognised in archive

Thu, 2015-05-14 18:10
A list of more than 16,000 conscientious objectors who refused to fight in World War One will be added to an online database of those who served in the conflict.

VIDEO: Woman 'recovering' after bear attack

Thu, 2015-05-14 18:00
A woman who was attacked and seriously injured by a bear in the far east of Russia is recovering in hospital.

The Muslim women fighting radicalisation

Thu, 2015-05-14 17:54
Former Chief Crown Prosecutor for North West England, Nazir Afzal, outlines five things he has learned from Muslim women's groups.

Human rights law is Gove's big challenge

Thu, 2015-05-14 17:51
The Conservative government has pledged to scrap the Human Rights Act - but what will take its place, asks Clive Coleman.

Is exam stress eased by small pigs?

Thu, 2015-05-14 17:42
Micropigs, screaming and ball pools soothe student nerves

Call for ambulance response shake-up

Thu, 2015-05-14 17:35
A senior Scottish paramedic calls for a new system of targets for ambulance response times to reflect which incidents need a fast call-out.

Scottish Power's 'record complaints'

Thu, 2015-05-14 17:34
Scottish Power receives the highest number of complaints ever for a UK energy provider in a three-month period, according to Citizens Advice.

Shaun the Sheep statues go on show

Thu, 2015-05-14 17:30
The first giant sculptures of Shaun the Sheep, decorated by local artists, are going on show before a public art trail opens across Bristol this summer.

More beaches face quality failures

Thu, 2015-05-14 17:18
A record number of England's beaches are at risk of failing to meet EU water quality standards this year, the Environment Agency warns.

Candy Crush maker shares plunge 14%

Thu, 2015-05-14 17:16
Shares of the maker of popular mobile game Candy Crush fall as much as over 14% in after hours trading after it warned of weaker profits.

Cyprus peace talks to resume

Thu, 2015-05-14 16:48
The leaders of the divided Greek and Turkish communities in Cyprus are due to resume UN-brokered peace talks, which were broken off last year.

PM and Sturgeon to discuss new powers

Thu, 2015-05-14 16:42
Increasing powers for the Scottish Parliament will dominate the agenda when David Cameron and Nicola Sturgeon hold talks in Edinburgh later.

VIDEO: Karachi massacre: Shia bus dead buried

Thu, 2015-05-14 16:31
A mass funeral has taken place in the Pakistani city of Karachi for victims of a militant attack on a bus carrying minority Ismaili Shia Muslims.

China to invest $50bn in Brazil

Thu, 2015-05-14 15:51
China is planning to invest up to $50bn (£32bn) in Brazil for new infrastructure projects - including a new Pacific-Atlantic railway link.

UKIP 'meltdown' and 'the Scottish lion roars'

Thu, 2015-05-14 15:37
A furious row in UKIP around Nigel Farage's leadership of the party, and David Cameron's likely difficult visit to SNP-dominated Scotland are two of Friday's big stories.

The home of free speech

Thu, 2015-05-14 15:36
Photographer Philip Wolmuth on his pictures of London's Speakers' Corner taken over the past 35 years.

Why do we sleep?

Thu, 2015-05-14 15:33
New research is giving scientists an insight into why we sleep and what happens when we do it.

Does Germany have a trade union problem?

Thu, 2015-05-14 15:23
Germany's trade unions are becoming more assertive, says Jenny Hill - but government plans could counter their approach.

Quiz of the week's news

Thu, 2015-05-14 15:22
Why is Johnny Depp in trouble in Australia?

VIDEO: Identical twins paint together

Thu, 2015-05-14 15:18
Identical twin artists who know what the other is thinking