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VIDEO: Police fine 6,000 for bad driving

Wed, 2014-04-30 00:28
More than 6,000 fines have been handed out to motorists in the last eight months for hogging lanes and tailgating, according to figures obtained by the BBC.

Storm defence improvements 'vital'

Wed, 2014-04-30 00:02
Further work is needed to improve Wales' resilience to storms after defences were "seriously tested" earlier this year, says a report.

Shameless star Threlfall to play Noah

Tue, 2014-04-29 23:58
Actor David Threlfall, best known as Frank Gallagher in Channel 4's Shameless, is to play Noah in a new BBC adaptation of the Bible story.

What went wrong at the Co-op Bank?

Tue, 2014-04-29 23:42
The report on the debacle at the Co-op Bank will take some beating

VIDEO: Farage not standing in by-election

Tue, 2014-04-29 23:24
UKIP leader Nigel Farage says he will not stand in a by-election caused by the resignation of former Tory MP Patrick Mercer.

Alstom to consider $17bn GE offer

Tue, 2014-04-29 23:23
French engineering firm Alstom says it will consider a $16.9bn offer from US multinational General Electric for its energy business.

Piracy sites are 'rife with scams'

Tue, 2014-04-29 23:21
Most popular pirate sites contain credit card scams, malware and/or other unwanted programs, says a media industry group.

Dying patients' care survey plea

Tue, 2014-04-29 22:31
Patients who are dying and their families need better opportunities to make their views known about the care they receive, says charity Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Pakistan 'failing' at-risk reporters

Tue, 2014-04-29 22:23
Pakistan's authorities have "almost completely failed" to protect journalists, says human rights group Amnesty International in a new report.

Mars rover starts drilling again

Tue, 2014-04-29 22:14
Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover deploys its rock drill again after months spent travelling across the surface of the planet.

Airport reopens after runway closure

Tue, 2014-04-29 22:04
East Midlands Airport reopens after all flights were suspended when a cargo plane had landing problems.

Xbox One console to launch in China

Tue, 2014-04-29 21:11
Microsoft says its Xbox One gaming console will go on sale in China in September, months after a 14-year ban on consoles was lifted.

Baghdad Frankenstein book wins prize

Tue, 2014-04-29 20:35
Ahmed Saadawi's modern-day Frankenstein novel set in Baghdad has won the Arab world's top prize for fiction.

Clippers owner race row ban welcomed

Tue, 2014-04-29 20:03
The lifetime ban imposed on the LA Clippers basketball team owner over racist remarks has received widespread praise, with the team coach saying it is the "start of a healing process".

Russia 'must leave Ukraine in peace'

Tue, 2014-04-29 19:31
US Secretary of State John Kerry says Russia should "leave Ukraine in peace", as pro-Russian activists storm another building in eastern Ukraine.

'Question Time' day for MPs mooted

Tue, 2014-04-29 18:55
All MPs should be questioned by their constituents twice a year to help public involvement in politics, a study suggests.

UK urged to rethink aid to Pakistan

Tue, 2014-04-29 18:32
British aid to Pakistan should be cut unless there is "clear evidence" it is helping reduce Islamic extremism, MPs say.

Severe weather threatens eastern US

Tue, 2014-04-29 17:57
Severe weather threatens as many as 73 million Americans, after two days of powerful storms and tornadoes killed up to 34 people.

VIDEO: Rio Olympic preparation 'worst ever'

Tue, 2014-04-29 17:33
The vice president of the International Olympic Committee has described Brazil's preparations for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro as the worst he has ever seen.

VIDEO: 'Racist' NBA owner banned for life

Tue, 2014-04-29 17:32
The owner of the LA Clippers basketball team in America has been fined $2.5m and banned from the sport for life for making racist remarks.
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