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England's strange winter rituals

Wed, 2014-10-29 17:34
England's strange and ancient Halloween alternatives

Child sex exploitation 'social norm'

Wed, 2014-10-29 17:33
Child sexual exploitation has become a "social norm" within some areas of Greater Manchester, according to the author of a report ordered after the Rochdale grooming case.

Private school graduates 'earn more'

Wed, 2014-10-29 17:27
UK graduates who went to private schools earn thousands of pounds more, on average, than those who were state-educated, research finds.

NHS finding it 'difficult to cope'

Wed, 2014-10-29 17:19
The NHS in Scotland is finding it "increasingly difficult to cope", according to the public spending watchdog.

VIDEO: South Sudan food crisis - in 60 seconds

Wed, 2014-10-29 17:17
Ongoing conflict in South Sudan is taking a heavy toll. BBC News looks at some of the numbers behind the crisis

Schools 'progressing too slowly'

Wed, 2014-10-29 17:17
There are "significant gaps" in raising standards in schools in England, a report by spending watchdog the National Audit Office says.

Rocket makers probe US explosion

Wed, 2014-10-29 17:10
The builders of an unmanned supply rocket which exploded on the way to the International Space Station have vowed to find the cause of the failure.

Miliband due at Scots Labour dinner

Wed, 2014-10-29 17:09
Labour's UK leader Ed Miliband will attend a gala dinner in Glasgow as the process of finding a new Scottish leader continues.

Study points to new autism risks

Wed, 2014-10-29 17:04
A massive international study has started to unpick the "fine details" of why some people develop autism, say researchers.

UK national sperm bank starts work

Wed, 2014-10-29 17:00
A UK national sperm bank - charged with reversing a growing shortage of sperm - starts work in Birmingham.

Care plan 'to ease hospital pressure'

Wed, 2014-10-29 16:46
Vulnerable patients in England will get better support in the community as part of plans to ease pressure on hospitals, ministers say.

VIDEO: Gyllenhaal makes news in Nightcrawler

Wed, 2014-10-29 16:40
Television news ethics come under fire in Jake Gyllenhaal's latest film, Nightcrawler.

Unexpected ways to wake up your brain

Wed, 2014-10-29 16:35
Is eating sage better for your alertness than coffee?

Samsung profit lowest in three years

Wed, 2014-10-29 16:29
Samsung Electronics sees its quarterly operating profit fall to its lowest level in more than three years because of slowing smartphone sales.

The Leonardo hidden from Hitler in case it gave him magic powers

Wed, 2014-10-29 16:29
The Leonardo hidden from Hitler in case it gave him special powers

How will future city signs look?

Wed, 2014-10-29 16:29
Jetpacks, driverless cars and solar roads

Money in politics: More than a game

Wed, 2014-10-29 16:17
This year's mid-term elections are set to become the most expensive in US history. Where is this money coming from and what is it doing to campaigns, candidates and the political process?

Drugs strategy and tax pledges

Wed, 2014-10-29 16:15
The government's strategy on illegal drugs, tax pledges and care for the elderly are among the stories on the front pages.

The Rumble in the Jungle revisited

Wed, 2014-10-29 16:06
Forty years since Ali took on Foreman in Kinshasa

Sickness benefit cuts 'considered'

Wed, 2014-10-29 16:06
Papers seen by the BBC suggest cuts to the Employment and Support Allowance are being contemplated but ministers say it is not policy.