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Annuity payments 'at record low'

Thu, 2015-04-23 07:00
The average annual income from a standard annuity has fallen to a record low within three weeks of a major overhaul of the pension system.

Fireman charged over blaze deaths

Thu, 2015-04-23 06:54
A firefighter who owned the house in which five people died in an arson attack is to appear in court accused of manslaughter.

Election 2015: 23 April at-a-glance

Thu, 2015-04-23 06:50
All the key stories, quotes and newspaper headlines from the general election campaign on 23 April.

VIDEO: Armenia's 'genocide' - in 60 seconds

Thu, 2015-04-23 06:48
Friday will mark 100 years since thousands of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire were killed. BBC News explains the events, in 60 seconds.

Driver caught speeding at 136mph

Thu, 2015-04-23 06:38
Four people were caught driving at speeds of over 120mph on roads in Wales last year - with one topping 136mph, a road safety charity reveals.

Footballer Johnson faces sex charges

Thu, 2015-04-23 06:28
England and Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson is charged with three offences of sexual activity with a child under 16.

Four chase top PFA Scotland award

Thu, 2015-04-23 06:25
Virgil van Dijk, Stefan Johansen, Adam Rooney and Greg Stewart are on the PFA Scotland's top award shortlist.

US admits hostages killed in raid

Thu, 2015-04-23 06:24
The White House says a US counterterrorism operation in January killed two hostages who were being held by al-Qaeda in the border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Kellie Maloney returns as promoter

Thu, 2015-04-23 05:57
Kellie Maloney is returning to boxing as a promoter after undergoing gender reassignment, despite resistance from the top of the sport.

VIDEO: Timelapse footage of Chile volcano

Thu, 2015-04-23 05:55
The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile has erupted twice in the space of a few hours - having lain dormant for decades.

Dave Lee Travis 'financially ruined'

Thu, 2015-04-23 05:53
Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis was "financially ruined" by his lengthy legal battles, a court hears.

Hubble issues 25th birthday image

Thu, 2015-04-23 05:32
The Hubble Space Telescope celebrates its silver anniversary with a picture featuring a spectacular vista of young stars blazing through a dense cloud of gas and dust.

Sturgeon condemns candidate tweets

Thu, 2015-04-23 05:27
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon condemns social media comments by one of her party's UK election candidates.

VIDEO: Outbreak of deliberate grass fires in Wales

Thu, 2015-04-23 05:26
Fire crews in south Wales have dealt with more than 700 deliberately-set grass fires this month.

Woman 'vanished' into pavement hole

Thu, 2015-04-23 05:22
A woman with a shopping trolley is rescued after she "disappeared" into a hole which had opened up in the pavement.

Is military force the solution?

Thu, 2015-04-23 05:16
The BBC's Jasmine Coleman looks at proposals for military action to target people smugglers and alternative ideas to stop migrants dying at sea.

SA march against xenophobic attacks

Thu, 2015-04-23 05:07
Thousands of people are marching in South Africa's main city, Johannesburg, to demand an end to a wave of xenophobic attacks.

Proms celebrate Ibiza and Sherlock

Thu, 2015-04-23 05:04
This year's BBC Proms features concerts inspired by the Ibiza dance scene, Sherlock Holmes and the Hubble space telescope.

Political broadband map revealed

Thu, 2015-04-23 04:38
Data which breaks down the UK's fastest broadband areas in terms of party politics has been revealed.

Saudis launch new Yemen air strikes

Thu, 2015-04-23 04:36
Saudi-led coalition warplanes have struck Houthi rebels across Yemen in fresh raids, two days after announcing the end of a month-long air campaign.