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Planning power corruption warning

Thu, 2015-04-02 02:37
The Northern Ireland Ombudsman warns the transfer of planning powers to the new 11 super councils could make corruption easier

Construction growth 'slows' in March

Thu, 2015-04-02 02:37
Growth in the UK's construction industry slowed in March amid election uncertainty, according to a survey by data firm Markit and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply.

Miniaturist up for £10K book prize

Thu, 2015-04-02 02:36
The Miniaturist, Jessie Burton's award-winning, best-selling first novel, is one of 10 titles in contention for a £10,000 prize for debut novelists.

Man jailed over bomb-making haul

Thu, 2015-04-02 02:34
A former Syrian doctor is jailed for 40 months for having a hoard of explosive ingredients in Edinburgh and instructions on how to prepare bombs.

Can one election change a continent?

Thu, 2015-04-02 02:33
The democratic transfer of power in Nigeria is an important moment for African politics, says Andrew Harding.

'£20m Henry VII' bed left in car park

Thu, 2015-04-02 02:21
A 500-year-old bed left in a hotel car park once belonged to Welsh-born King Henry VII, historians claim.

Greek ex-minister's wife on the run

Thu, 2015-04-02 02:21
The wife of a former Greek minister jailed for corruption escapes from a psychiatric hospital where she was being held, police say.

Jail for disabled pensioner attacker

Thu, 2015-04-02 02:20
A man is jailed for four years after he pleads guilty to attacking disabled pensioner Alan Barnes, for whom more than £300,000 was raised in donations.

Scary scout book scoops horror prize

Thu, 2015-04-02 02:12
A novel about a scout camping weekend that takes a scary twist wins the inaugural James Herbert award for horror writing.

Pietersen 'not on radar for tour'

Thu, 2015-04-02 02:05
England coach Peter Moores says he is focused on the tour of the West Indies and not on batsman Kevin Pietersen.

Complex details delay Iran deal

Thu, 2015-04-02 02:02
Negotiations for a deal on Iran's nuclear programme stretch into a second extended day, with reports of progress but no final result.

'New rape case' in India district

Thu, 2015-04-02 02:00
Police in India's Uttar Pradesh state investigate the alleged kidnap and gang rape of two girls at gunpoint in Badaun district.

Russian bid for Czech hearts and minds

Thu, 2015-04-02 01:29
Since the start of Ukraine crisis, the number of pro-Russian websites in Czech has mushroomed, prompting fears of a Kremlin propaganda campaign.

General Election to dominate FMQs

Thu, 2015-04-02 01:27
The UK General Election is expected to dominate proceedings at First Minister's Questions as Nicola Sturgeon prepares for TV leaders debate.

Afghan 'suicide bomb blast kills 16'

Thu, 2015-04-02 01:20
At least 16 people have been killed in a suicide bombing in the eastern Afghan city of Khost, officials say.

VIDEO: Sneak peek at election debate studio

Thu, 2015-04-02 01:08
The BBC's Ross Hawkins snuck inside ITV's studios at Media City in Salford, to get a sneak preview of the set where tonight's election debate will be held.

Australia school 'caged' student

Thu, 2015-04-02 00:46
Australian education officials express shock over reports that a Canberra school put a child with special needs in a cage-like structure.

Bus 'crash' fraudster convicted

Thu, 2015-04-02 00:27
The ringleader of a gang who ran a "cash-for-crash" scam involving more than 200 bus passengers in Chester is convicted of fraud.

FBI confirms militant Marwan's death

Thu, 2015-04-02 00:22
The FBI confirms that a senior Malaysian militant known as Marwan was killed in a bloody raid in the southern Philippines in January.

Bacall collection fetches $3.64m

Thu, 2015-04-02 00:12
A two-day auction of art, jewellery, furniture and clothing owned by the late actress Lauren Bacall raises $3.64m (£2.45m) in New York.