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Consultation into reporting of abuse

Tue, 2014-10-28 17:31
The government is to undertake a public consultation into whether the reporting of child abuse by regulated bodies should be made mandatory.

US rocket explodes during launch

Tue, 2014-10-28 17:30
An unmanned rocket bound for the International Space Station has exploded during its launch from the US state of Virginia.

Most home carers' travel 'unpaid'

Tue, 2014-10-28 17:22
Most councils in England and Wales fail to ensure home care workers are paid the national minimum wage, figures obtained by Unison suggest.

Million pound grant for museum

Tue, 2014-10-28 17:21
The Wellcome Trust is giving £1.3m to fund the creation of six new science and technology galleries at the National Museum of Scotland.

Lords to debate Holyrood powers

Tue, 2014-10-28 17:12
The House of Lords is to have a full debate on the powers of the Scottish parliament following the referendum "No" vote.

Misery of the hidden costs of school

Tue, 2014-10-28 17:07
Millions of UK families struggle to meet the extra costs of a state education, suggests research carried out by young people.

Salt destroying fertile land - UN

Tue, 2014-10-28 17:05
About 2,000 hectares of fertile land are lost each day due to damage caused by salt, according to a UN analysis.

NHS screening advice 'must improve'

Tue, 2014-10-28 16:50
The NHS needs to get better at highlighting the dangers of screening for diseases such cancer, an influential group of MPs says.

High 'reoffending risk' at prison

Tue, 2014-10-28 16:47
More needs to be done to stop inmates reoffending at a Lancashire prison, a report finds.

Thousands of police 'plan to leave'

Tue, 2014-10-28 16:43
More than 5,000 police officers in England and Wales plan to leave the service in the next two years, a Police Federation online survey suggests.

Samaritans app flags worrying tweets

Tue, 2014-10-28 16:40
An app launched by Samaritans notifies Twitter users if people they follow seem to be distressed.

New asylum backlog emerges, say MPs

Tue, 2014-10-28 16:35
The Home Office is facing a fresh backlog of asylum cases on top of 30,000 unresolved applications dating back to 2007, MPs warn.

Where do billionaires go to university?

Tue, 2014-10-28 16:30
Where do the super-rich go to university?

VIDEO: Play games with your pet over the net

Tue, 2014-10-28 16:23
Richard Taylor checks out PetCube, a product that wants to let you interact with your pet while you are away from home, using your phone.

VIDEO: A tour of Essex's listed skatepark

Tue, 2014-10-28 16:14
A 1970s skatepark in Essex has been given Grade 2 listed status by English Heritage.

Calais comments and immigration 'mess'

Tue, 2014-10-28 16:12
Comments by the mayor of Calais about migrants heading to Britain and criticism of the immigration system as a whole are on the front pages.

A day without data

Tue, 2014-10-28 16:06
It is possible to not share any information?

VIDEO: Can Rory go a day without data?

Tue, 2014-10-28 16:06
Can the BBC's technology correspondent, Rory Cellan-Jones, go a day without sharing any data?

Disasters group launches Ebola appeal

Tue, 2014-10-28 16:00
The Disasters Emergency Committee is to launch an appeal in response to a disease outbreak for the first time, in aid of the Ebola crisis.

Facebook warns spending to rise

Tue, 2014-10-28 15:56
Facebook has warned that its spending will increase sharply next year and its revenue growth will slow in the fourth quarter.