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Mr Men and Little Miss in film deal

Tue, 2015-01-27 07:00
Film rights for the Mr Men and Little Miss characters are secured by Fox Animation, the studio behind the Ice Age and Rio franchises.

'No top university' for many schools

Tue, 2015-01-27 07:00
Hundreds of schools and colleges in England do not send any students on to the UK's top universities, data shows.

Oldham turned against me - Montano

Tue, 2015-01-27 06:58
Former Oldham player Cristian Montano accuses the club of double standards in its attempts to sign convicted rapist Ched Evans.

Former head 'obsessed by spanking'

Tue, 2015-01-27 06:43
A former head master "obsessed with spanking" carried out sex attacks at a Norfolk school, a court is told.

Berdych favourite for final - Murray

Tue, 2015-01-27 06:32
Andy Murray says his ex-coach helping Tomas Berdych gives the Czech a big advantage in their Australian Open semi-final.

Injured Farrell to miss Six Nations

Tue, 2015-01-27 06:17
England fly-half Owen Farrell is ruled out of the entire Six Nations with a knee injury.

VIDEO: Attenborough's Paradise Birds

Tue, 2015-01-27 06:16
Sir David Attenborough's lifelong passion for birds of paradise

Two men charged with 1991 murder

Tue, 2015-01-27 06:04
Two men are charged with abducting and murdering 18-year-old Nicola Payne who went missing from Coventry in 1991.

Stone Roses star 'shown gay porn'

Tue, 2015-01-27 05:59
The Stone Roses singer Ian Brown tells a court his former teacher Fred Talbot showed pupils what he later realised was "probably a gay porn film".

Revived 'snoopers' charter' shelved

Tue, 2015-01-27 05:52
An attempt to bring back the controversial measures is dropped, but peers demand to see the government's private draft of new legislation instead.

Tate reveals BP sponsorship figures

Tue, 2015-01-27 05:07
Tate reveals oil giant BP donated £3.8m to its galleries as part of its sponsorship deal over the past 17 years.

VIDEO: Cars are brought off Hoegh Osaka

Tue, 2015-01-27 05:05
Land Rovers, Minis and Jaguars are being brought off the Hoegh Osaka, which is now docked in Southampton.

Rail passenger satisfaction falls

Tue, 2015-01-27 04:59
A survey of 27,000 rail passengers found 81% were satisfied with the service last year, compared with 83% in 2013.

Planet hosts giant ring system

Tue, 2015-01-27 04:53
Astronomers say they have discovered a gigantic ring system around a distant planet - the first such structure discovered outside our Solar System.

Key milestone for new Forth crossing

Tue, 2015-01-27 04:48
The three main towers of the new Queensferry Crossing over the Forth reach their halfway point marking a key milestone in the project.

Mark Strong honoured for Miller role

Tue, 2015-01-27 04:46
Actor Mark Strong has been honoured his lead role in a play that lured him back to the theatre after 12 years in movie roles.

Web attacks 'growing' in volume

Tue, 2015-01-27 04:39
Hacktivists and angry gamers are becoming the main users of net attacks that knock sites offline by bombarding them with data, suggests a report

The perils of 'taboo' gifts

Tue, 2015-01-27 04:37
Which presents can cause offence?

Norfolk schools inspections 'fair'

Tue, 2015-01-27 04:33
There is no evidence that three Norfolk academies had unfair advance notice of Ofsted inspections, an independent review has concluded.

Glitter testifies at abuse trial

Tue, 2015-01-27 04:20
Former singer Gary Glitter has started to give evidence in his trial for a string of historical sex offences against young girls.

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