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Mark Bridger drops sentence appeal

Mon, 2014-01-13 05:52
April Jones's killer Mark Bridger drops his application for permission to appeal against his whole-life sentence.

Cameron urges support for fracking

Mon, 2014-01-13 05:51
Councils that back fracking will get to keep more money in tax revenue, PM David Cameron says, urging opponents to "get on board".

Human remains find 'not suspicious'

Mon, 2014-01-13 05:43
Police investigating the discovery of human remains near Arrochar in Argyll say there do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances.

Warnock rejects Puncheon claims

Mon, 2014-01-13 05:43
Former QPR boss Neil Warnock rejects comments made by Crystal Palace's Jason Puncheon that question his integrity.

Mud halts post to two villages

Mon, 2014-01-13 05:40
Post to two rural communities of wooden chalets in Swansea has been halted because surrounding lanes are too muddy for Royal Mail staff.

NUM set to sue Scargill for £100,000

Mon, 2014-01-13 05:39
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) prepares to sue its former leader Arthur Scargill for £100,000 paid to an international body which he heads.

Stag attack victim 'out of coma'

Mon, 2014-01-13 05:13
A woman who was gored by a stag while on holiday in the Highlands regains consciousness after being put into an induced coma to aid her recovery.

Storms reveal 200-year-old cannon

Mon, 2014-01-13 05:12
Two cannon - possibly dating back to the Napoleonic war - are uncovered on a beach in Porthcawl after recent storms.

Tibetan town fire system 'shut off'

Mon, 2014-01-13 05:11
A fire-fighting system had been shut off when a blaze swept through an ancient Tibetan town in Shangri-La county, say officials.

Day in pictures: 13 January 2014

Mon, 2014-01-13 05:11
24 hours of news photos: 13 January

Hague 'will fight for EU reform'

Mon, 2014-01-13 05:05
The foreign secretary insists he is "putting the case for a reformed Europe", despite rejecting a call by MPs for national parliaments to get a veto over EU laws.

Obesity projections 'underestimated'

Mon, 2014-01-13 04:38
Estimates that half the UK population will be obese by 2050 "underestimate" the problem, a report by health campaigners claims.

TUV man's apology to Sinn Féin woman

Mon, 2014-01-13 04:31
A unionist councillor issues a High Court apology to a Sinn Féin woman for defaming her in a radio interview.

VIDEO: Treasury: debt plan to 'calm jitters'

Mon, 2014-01-13 04:24
The Treasury says it will honour all UK government debt issued up to the date of the referendum on Scottish independence.

Rwanda president warn 'traitors'

Mon, 2014-01-13 04:17
Less than two weeks after a prominent Rwandan dissident is found dead in South Africa, President Paul Kagame warns that "treason brings consequences".

Possible Syria ceasefires discussed

Mon, 2014-01-13 04:13
The US and Russia say they have discussed the possibility of "localised ceasefires" in Syria ahead of peace talks in Geneva next week.

Man jailed for killing ex-councillor

Mon, 2014-01-13 04:01
A man who killed a former leader of East Dunbartonshire Council with a single punch is jailed for five years.

Sports Direct buys Debenhams stake

Mon, 2014-01-13 04:01
Sports Direct, the casual clothing retailer run by billionaire Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley, buys a 4.6% stake in Debenhams.

VIDEO: Dubai ruler gives BBC a guided tour

Mon, 2014-01-13 04:00
The ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum takes the BBC's Jon Sopel on a tour of his grandfather's house and drives him through part of Dubai

Djokovic & Williams reach round two

Mon, 2014-01-13 03:52
Men's champion Novak Djokovic and women's top seed Serena Williams advance to the Australian Open second round.

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