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Delay school start and 'miss a year'

Wed, 2015-03-04 04:09
Parents of summer-born children are being told they could miss a year of secondary school if they delay their start at primary, MPs are told.

Reports of fake law firms double

Wed, 2015-03-04 03:54
Reports of fake law firms have increased by 125% in the last two years, according to figures from the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Sellafield clean-up costs now £53bn

Wed, 2015-03-04 03:52
The cost of cleaning up the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria has increased by £5bn to £53bn, says the National Audit Office.

VIDEO: China's military compared - 60 secs

Wed, 2015-03-04 03:39
China's defence budget is set to rise by about 10% in 2015 - here's a quick look at where that places it in the ranks of the world's biggest military spenders.

Budget boost for China's military comes with shake-up

Wed, 2015-03-04 03:37
Military budget boost comes with shake-up

Retail sales boost for eurozone

Wed, 2015-03-04 03:35
Eurozone retail sales rose for a fourth consecutive month in January, official figures show, indicating the zone's economy may be picking up.

Schools 'could see 1,500 jobs lost'

Wed, 2015-03-04 03:30
Education Minister John O'Dowd says schools are likely to see 500 job losses for teachers and 1,000 for non-teaching staff due to £28m cuts to his budget.

Explicit art shown through peephole

Wed, 2015-03-04 03:20
A controversial pornographic artwork on display in London can only be viewed through a peephole, to prevent it being seen by minors.

Day in pictures: 4 March 2015

Wed, 2015-03-04 03:19
Images from around the world: 4 March

Crossing the Forth without the Forth Bridge

Wed, 2015-03-04 03:18
How the Forth was crossed before the famous bridge

VIDEO: Treasury Committee

Wed, 2015-03-04 02:59
MPs take evidence on the Bank of England Foreign Exchange Market Investigation.

Is another NHS scandal brewing?

Wed, 2015-03-04 02:52
The Morecambe Bay inquiry has chilling echoes of one into Stafford Hospital. So could there be another scandal happening elsewhere?

Alabama halts gay wedding licences

Wed, 2015-03-04 02:43
Alabama's Supreme Court orders its judges to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses despite a federal ruling saying a ban is unconstitutional.

South Sudan hits out at UN sanctions

Wed, 2015-03-04 02:40
South Sudan's foreign minister warns that the imposition of any US-backed sanctions would be counter-productive to the peace process.

Lovers convicted of killing girl

Wed, 2015-03-04 02:40
A woman and her lover are convicted of killing her eight-year-old daughter, who suffered 50 injuries at her London flat, in a cyber fantasy world death.

Sotherton's stolen gold medal found

Wed, 2015-03-04 02:39
A Commonwealth Games gold medal stolen from the home of former heptathlete Kelly Sotherton is found.

Tipper truck deaths inquest opened

Wed, 2015-03-04 02:31
The inquest into the deaths of four people who died in a tipper truck crash in Bath is opened and adjourned.

VIDEO: Prince's warning about ivory trade

Wed, 2015-03-04 02:30
The Duke of Cambridge gives a speech warning over the risks to elephants from poaching and illegal trade.

Blurred Lines track made $16m profit

Wed, 2015-03-04 02:28
Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams made more than $5m (£3.26m) each from 2013 hit Blurred Lines, according to figures revealed during a copyright trial.

Phelps may be reinstated for Worlds

Wed, 2015-03-04 02:28
Michael Phelps may be allowed to compete at swimming's World Championships in Russia after originally being banned.