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Equal pay deal could force NEC sale

Wed, 2014-01-15 03:28
Landmarks such as the NEC could be sold to fund legal claims of more than £1bn, Birmingham City Council says.

Pensions bill passes latest stage

Wed, 2014-01-15 03:27
A bill to introduce major changes to public sector pensions passes its latest stage at Stormont.

VIDEO: Arterton on Hollywood: 'I don't fit in'

Wed, 2014-01-15 03:21
Gemma Arterton speaks to BBC News about starring as the Duchess of Malfi at the Sam Wanamaker playhouse at the Globe in London.

Do the French really work harder than the British?

Wed, 2014-01-15 03:11
The French work harder than the British, says the French embassy in London. Is that true?

Frankel's first foal born in Ireland

Wed, 2014-01-15 03:07
Champion racehorse Frankel's first foal, a bay colt, is born at Coolmore Stud in Ireland to the mare Chrysanthemum.

Hollande actress 'blocked from post'

Wed, 2014-01-15 03:04
France's government blocks the appointment of actress Julie Gayet, linked to an affair with President Francois Hollande, to a key cultural jury.

VIDEO: Labour calls on Osborne to tackle bonuses

Wed, 2014-01-15 03:04
Labour urges the government to block "excessive" bonuses which could see Royal Bank of Scotland reward its bankers with double their annual salary.

Weapons deal boost for Belfast firm

Wed, 2014-01-15 02:59
Prime Minister David Cameron says a deal worth more than £100m to supply military equipment to Indonesia is great news for 500 workers in east Belfast.

Italy may use army in waste war

Wed, 2014-01-15 02:53
The Italian government is considering using the army to deal with mafia in Naples who are accused of dumping toxic waste around the city.

VIDEO: Ex-offenders 'could be magistrates'

Wed, 2014-01-15 02:47
it is time to look at having reformed addicts presiding over "specialised problem-solving courts", says the head of crime and justice at the Policy Exchange think tank.

Grown Ups 2 tops Razzie nominations

Wed, 2014-01-15 02:46
Adam Sandler's hit comedy Grown Ups 2 leads the nominations at this year's Razzies, taking eight nominations.

eBay Army kit theft soldier jailed

Wed, 2014-01-15 02:20
A soldier who stole night vision equipment from a Brecon military base and tried to sell it on eBay is jailed.

12 Years a Slave leads UK box office

Wed, 2014-01-15 02:13
Steve McQueen's gritty drama 12 Years a Slave opens at the top of the UK and Ireland box office, knocking fellow Oscar hopeful American Hustle into second place.

Syria says West in talks on security

Wed, 2014-01-15 02:12
Western intelligence agencies have visited Syria for talks on combating radical Islamist groups, its deputy foreign minister tells BBC Newsnight.

Girl, 15, charged with man's murder

Wed, 2014-01-15 02:02
A 15-year-old girl is charged with the murder of a man in Weston-super-Mare.

German growth weaker than expected

Wed, 2014-01-15 01:49
Germany's economy grew by a weaker-than-expected 0.4% in 2013 according to the first official estimates, but economists expect an improvement in 2014.

Growth in Scottish economy continues

Wed, 2014-01-15 01:46
The Scottish economy grew by 0.7% in the third quarter of last year, according to the latest official estimates.

Labour: Force banks to sell branches

Wed, 2014-01-15 01:21
Labour Ed Miliband says he would force major high street banks to sell branches to boost competition.

How I came out - Britain's only openly gay footballer

Wed, 2014-01-15 01:21
While openly gay Liam Davis is backed by his team-mates he thinks we're still "two or three years" away from a top-flight player coming out.

Two men killed in Fife collision

Wed, 2014-01-15 01:10
Two men have died and another is seriously injured in a collision on the A92 road near the village of Freuchie in Fife.

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