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Dinghy prank man in lifeboat rescue

Fri, 2015-05-01 03:10
A man who was pushed out to sea in a dinghy for a joke by his friends and then carried off by strong winds is rescued by lifeboat crews.

Sex-on-duty policeman is jailed

Fri, 2015-05-01 03:01
A police officer who had sex with vulnerable women while on duty is jailed for three years.

Judge sets DJ Neil Fox sex trial date

Fri, 2015-05-01 02:59
DJ Neil Fox will stand trial on sex charges on 5 November, a court in London decides.

Life for pen attack prisoner killer

Fri, 2015-05-01 02:53
An inmate at Cardiff prison who stabbed his cellmate in the neck 100 times with a ballpoint pen is handed a life sentence.

Italy opens 'feed the planet' Expo

Fri, 2015-05-01 02:50
A major global commercial fair - Milan Expo 2015 - opens in northern Italy with feeding the planet as its theme.

Grooveshark music service shuts down

Fri, 2015-05-01 02:48
Music-streaming service Grooveshark has announced that it is shutting down.

VIDEO: British woman films as avalanche hits

Fri, 2015-05-01 02:47
A British woman captures the moment she and her fellow climbers were engulfed in an avalanche following Saturday's earthquake in Nepal.

Leaders argue over post-vote deals

Fri, 2015-05-01 02:45
Political leaders continue to argue over the possibility of post-election deals in the wake of Labour's Ed Miliband ruling out any formal deal with the SNP on BBC Question Time.

Security alert at Magilligan prison

Fri, 2015-05-01 02:40
There is a security alert at Magilligan prison in County Londonderry.

Mansion fire probe 'will take time'

Fri, 2015-05-01 02:35
The investigation into the cause of a fire that ravaged Clandon Park House "will take some time", Surrey fire service says.

Did Labour over-spend?

Fri, 2015-05-01 02:21
Was Ed Miliband right when he insisted that the last Labour government didn't over-spend?

Almost 100 jobs to go at Howden

Fri, 2015-05-01 02:20
An engineering factory in east Belfast is set to close with the loss of around 100 jobs.

Slowdown in UK manufacturing growth

Fri, 2015-05-01 02:13
Growth in the UK manufacturing sector slowed sharply in March, according to a closely-watched economic survey.

VIDEO: Baltacha's legacy thrives in Ipswich

Fri, 2015-05-01 02:09
Nearly a year on from former British number one Elena Baltacha's death, BBC Look East's James Burridge visits her tennis academy in Ipswich.

Miliband: Child benefit 'threatened'

Fri, 2015-05-01 02:08
Ed Miliband says it is "brutally clear" the Conservatives will cut child benefit as he steps up his attack on their welfare plans, while David Cameron says Labour has not learnt from its mistakes.

Rugby World Cup live on BBC radio

Fri, 2015-05-01 02:04
The BBC secures live radio commentary rights for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, to be held in England and Wales from 18 September.

Uber office in Guangzhou 'raided'

Fri, 2015-05-01 02:00
Private online car-hire service Uber has its offices in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou raided by authorities, according to reports.

Hornby signals move back into profit

Fri, 2015-05-01 01:57
Model train maker Hornby, which also owns the Scalextric and Airfix brands, says it is set to report its first annual profit for three years.

Liverpool hope for Sturridge answers

Fri, 2015-05-01 01:53
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says they hope to sort Daniel Sturridge's "underlying injury issues" in the United States.

Burundi students flock to US embassy

Fri, 2015-05-01 01:51
Hundreds of students in Burundi have spent the night in front of the US embassy after their university was closed amid anti-government protests.