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Consortium buys 16% of Rangers

Wed, 2014-12-31 03:54
BBC Scotland learns a group including businessman George Letham has bought 16% of Rangers from Laxey Partners.

13,000 drivers in drink-drive tests

Wed, 2014-12-31 03:52
More than 13,000 people are tested for drink and drug driving in north Wales the run up to Christmas, according to police.

What got hot and what did not in 2014 - Part 2

Wed, 2014-12-31 03:51
A roundup of the year's top trending stories

Rare metals found in Mournes

Wed, 2014-12-31 03:46
Geologists are exploring deposits of rare earth elements found in the Mourne mountains

Air France lessons for missing plane probe

Wed, 2014-12-31 03:39
The often complex nature of air crashes means the reasons why AirAsia QZ8501 fell into the sea will not be clear until the flight recorders are found, says the BBC's Richard Westcott.

Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea

Wed, 2014-12-31 03:14
Preview followed by live coverage of the New Year's Day Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea.

Warning over abuse inquiry victims

Wed, 2014-12-31 03:10
Baroness Butler-Sloss cautions against victims being given too much influence in the public inquiry into historical child sex abuse.

When will lower oil prices lead to cheaper energy bills?

Wed, 2014-12-31 03:04
You'd be forgiven for thinking that your household energy bill should be lower soon, given the dramatic fall in oil prices. But it's not that straightforward.

VIDEO: New year fireworks around the globe

Wed, 2014-12-31 03:02
People around the world have been marking the new year with fireworks and celebrations.

McCartney: Beatles course ridiculous

Wed, 2014-12-31 03:00
Sir Paul McCartney calls popular music courses focussing on The Beatles "ridiculous, yet very flattering".

PC 'slept with three prostitutes'

Wed, 2014-12-31 02:51
A police officer resigns after he is arrested over claims he slept with prostitutes while on duty in Greater Manchester.

Nasa to hack 'amnesiac' Mars rover

Wed, 2014-12-31 02:44
The Mars rover Opportunity is suffering from memory loss - but Nasa thinks a software hack may save it.

Sex-change vicar dies of cancer

Wed, 2014-12-31 02:43
The first serving Church of England vicar to undergo a sex change dies from cancer at the age of 60.

Man charged with murdering father

Wed, 2014-12-31 02:37
A man appears in court after being charged with murdering his 71-year-old father in Newcastle.

Armitage appeals against 12-week ban

Wed, 2014-12-31 02:37
Former England international Delon Armitage launches an appeal against his 12-week suspension for misconduct.

VIDEO: Keaton: 'Birdman may be my favourite'

Wed, 2014-12-31 02:15
BBC Breakfast's Naga Munchetty caught up with Michael Keaton ahead of Birdman's UK release on New Year's Day.

Pulis to be appointed West Brom boss

Wed, 2014-12-31 02:13
Tony Pulis is to be West Bromwich Albion's new head coach, replacing the sacked Alan Irvine.

Swansea set to sign Exeter's Grimes

Wed, 2014-12-31 02:10
Exeter midfielder Matt Grimes, 19, arrives for a medical at Premier League side Swansea City ahead of a permanent move.

Christmas Day robbery victim dies

Wed, 2014-12-31 02:00
A 61-year-old man who was assaulted during a robbery at his home on Christmas Day dies in hospital.

Pedestrian dies in lorry collision

Wed, 2014-12-31 02:00
A pedestrian dies in a collision involving a recycling lorry in Bridge Street in Inverness.