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Weekendish: The best of the week's reads

Fri, 2015-02-20 07:57
A collection of some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week.

Apprentices get 'exploitative wages'

Fri, 2015-02-20 07:46
A report says apprentices are paid 'exploitative rates' and need to be paid better if the programme is to solve youth unemployment

Mandelson warns on tuition fee move

Fri, 2015-02-20 07:42
Labour's former Business Secretary Peter Mandelson says the party should wait until after the election before committing to a new tuition fees policy.

Cold envelops US East for second day

Fri, 2015-02-20 07:37
Bitterly cold temperatures have continued for a second day in the eastern half of the US, setting a number of record lows.

Husband jailed for nurse murder bid

Fri, 2015-02-20 07:35
Royston Jones is jailed for 15 years after being found guilty of attempting to murder his wife while she worked in an intensive care unit.

Boy trapped 20 feet down a ravine

Fri, 2015-02-20 07:33
Rescue operation is under way after a boy becomes trapped waist-deep in mud near Pontypridd.

10 things we didn't know last week

Fri, 2015-02-20 07:31
Penguins can't taste fish, only bitter and meaty flavours, and more news nuggets

Closing submissions over park murder

Fri, 2015-02-20 07:14
A judge hears closing submissions in the case of a man accused of murdering Jean Campbell at Cranhill Park in Glasgow.

Ferrari play down good testing form

Fri, 2015-02-20 07:09
Ferrari refuse to modify their target of two wins in 2015 despite their promising showing in pre-season testing.

MoD signs warship development deal

Fri, 2015-02-20 07:05
The Ministry of Defence signs a £859m deal to support the development of the next generation of Royal Navy warships.

Go Figure: The week in numbers

Fri, 2015-02-20 07:05
The week's big numbers visualised.

Police retain 'hacker's' computer

Fri, 2015-02-20 06:53
Police in the UK, who arrested a man accused of hacking FBI computers in the UK, refuse to return his computer because they cannot decrypt its files.

Could UK politics go Swedish?

Fri, 2015-02-20 06:46
BBC deputy political editor James Landale looks at whether a minority government could be held to ransom if a party like UKIP had the balance of power.

VIDEO: PM tells of his 'ultimate nightmare'

Fri, 2015-02-20 06:39
Prime Minister David Cameron describes his "ultimate nightmare scenario" as a Labour and SNP coalition following May's general election.

VIDEO: Greece bailout talks - in 60 secs

Fri, 2015-02-20 06:38
BBC News looks at the key issues in Greece's bailout talks, which are taking place in Brussels on Friday.

Mountain death climber identified

Fri, 2015-02-20 06:29
A man who died on one of England's highest mountains is named by police.

Week in pictures: 14-20 February 2015

Fri, 2015-02-20 06:18
News photos from around the world

VIDEO: India budget preview - in 90 seconds

Fri, 2015-02-20 06:14
What is likely to be announced in Indian Prime Minister Modi's first full budget?

300 job loss fears for poultry plant

Fri, 2015-02-20 06:12
There are fears of substantial job losses as an Anglesey poultry factory considers cutting a shift from operations at the plant.

PM slams 'weak and spineless' Labour

Fri, 2015-02-20 06:01
Prime Minister David Cameron attacks Labour as "weak and spineless" in a speech to the Scottish Tory conference.