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VIDEO: 'Beginning of end of uncertainty'

Thu, 2014-01-23 00:28
Some 1,500 personnel are to lose their jobs in the armed forces' fourth and final round of redundancies as part of defence cuts announced in 2010.

VIDEO: Stretchy paper sculptures on show

Thu, 2014-01-23 00:24
Chinese artist Li Hongbo has created sculptures from thousands of sheets of paper that appear firm when still, but transform into amorphous shapes when stretched.

Hair clinic says NHS refuses to pay

Thu, 2014-01-23 00:15
A private Dublin clinic has had to turn down burns victims from Northern Ireland who need hair reconstruction because the NHS refuses to pay for the treatment.

NHS waiting time data 'unreliable'

Thu, 2014-01-23 00:14
Waiting time information for non-emergency operations such as knee and hip replacements in England is unreliable, a watchdog says.

Banks 'ready to lend to small firms'

Thu, 2014-01-23 00:04
Banks are more willing to lend than small businesses think, says the British Bankers' Association (BBA), as it launches a year-long marketing campaign.

Cross stays on after Brunt injury

Wed, 2014-01-22 23:57
Kate Cross will remain on England's Women's Ashes tour as a replacement for injured fast bowler Katherine Brunt.

Egypt police killed at checkpoint

Wed, 2014-01-22 23:39
Five policemen are killed in Egypt in an armed attack on a checkpoint south of Cairo, the interior ministry says.

Sir Tom to headline Eirias festival

Wed, 2014-01-22 23:33
Sir Tom Jones returns to his homeland this summer to headline Access All Eirias in Colwyn Bay, his first big outdoor show in north Wales.

VIDEO: Arnie goes 'undercover' as gym worker

Wed, 2014-01-22 23:27
Arnold Schwarzenegger has released a promotional video showing him disguised as a personal trainer at a gym to raise money for an after school programme.

Norway's number one, made in Britain

Wed, 2014-01-22 23:21
How cross country skier Andrew Musgrave immersed himself in Norwegian culture, then beat the country at their own game

VIDEO: Cathedral gets first girls' choir

Wed, 2014-01-22 23:14
For nearly 1000 years the only voices heard singing in Canterbury Cathedral's choirs were male - but that will all change when the cathedral's first girls' choir makes its debut this weekend.

VIDEO: S Sudan rebels grant BBC rare access

Wed, 2014-01-22 23:04
Troops loyal to the government in South Sudan have now recaptured all of the major towns that were controlled by the rebels. Mark Lowen reports from a rebel stronghold in the north east of the country.

Nearly 400 new civil servants hired

Wed, 2014-01-22 23:00
Nearly 400 extra civil servants are hired by the Welsh government over the past two years while the number employed across the UK fell, new figures show.

Man Utd drops down football rich list

Wed, 2014-01-22 22:57
Manchester United drops out of the top three in the Deloitte football rich list for the first time, behind Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

India to withdraw old currency notes

Wed, 2014-01-22 22:38
India's central bank, the Reserve Bank of India , says it will withdraw all currency notes printed before 2005 from 31 March.

Child online safety 'must improve'

Wed, 2014-01-22 22:28
A report calls on the Northern Ireland Executive to do more to protect children using the internet and social media.

Li and Cibulkova reach Melbourne final

Wed, 2014-01-22 22:13
Li Na and Dominika Cibulkova will compete for the Australian Open title after they enjoy convincing semi-final victories.

Britain 'booms' and TV dress gongs - the papers

Wed, 2014-01-22 21:53
The press examines Britain's falling jobless rate, picks the best - or worst - dresses from the National Television Awards and frets about weight loss.

Audit firms' China units face US ban

Wed, 2014-01-22 21:44
A US judge has rules that Chinese units of the so-called Big Four accounting firms should be suspended from auditing firms publicly traded in the US.

VIDEO: Behind-the-scenes at Davos hotel

Wed, 2014-01-22 21:41
The BBC's Nik Gowing takes a tour of the Steigenberger Belvedere Hotel in Davos and finds out how the staff cope with hosting hundreds of functions in just five days.

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