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Police station fire woman dies

Fri, 2015-01-23 08:05
A woman who apparently set herself on fire in the reception area of a Clydebank police station two weeks ago has died.

Why tyrants are afraid of art and beauty

Fri, 2015-01-23 08:02
Why tyrants are afraid of art and beauty

Syria air strike 'kills dozens'

Fri, 2015-01-23 07:57
More than 30 people are killed in air strikes by Syrian government warplanes near the capital Damascus, activists say.

Week in pictures: 17-23 January 2015

Fri, 2015-01-23 07:51
News photos from around the world

Low flags for Saudi king 'sickening'

Fri, 2015-01-23 07:43
An AM denounces as "sickening" a decision to lower flags on Welsh government buildings following the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.

VIDEO: Man tears down home while wife is out

Fri, 2015-01-23 07:43
Diane Andryshakleft left her husband with the task of working on their home's renovations while she went out to work.

Weekendish: The best of the week's reads

Fri, 2015-01-23 07:39
A collection of some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week.

Go Figure: The week in numbers

Fri, 2015-01-23 07:37
The week in numbers with our Go Figure images.

VIDEO: Video of bystander tackling robber

Fri, 2015-01-23 07:34
Footage is released of the moment a bystander tackled a machete wielding robber after a smash-and-grab raid on a luxury City of London jewellers.

Schools to test-run new maths GCSEs

Fri, 2015-01-23 07:13
Schools in England are being asked to put pupils through extra mock maths exams after concerns were raised over the new maths GCSE.

Carney: Tech firms' tax 'very small'

Fri, 2015-01-23 07:09
The amount of tax paid by some technology firms is "very small" relative to their returns, the governor of the Bank of England says.

Olympics better than Worlds - Trump

Fri, 2015-01-23 06:52
Judd Trump says an Olympic gold medal win would be a better achievement than triumphing at the World Championship.

Tory slams Saudi flags 'nonsense'

Fri, 2015-01-23 06:50
Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has condemned the lowering of flags on public buildings as a mark of respect for the Saudi king.

Britain's Deas wins World Cup bronze

Fri, 2015-01-23 06:45
Great Britain's Laura Deas claims her second medal of the skeleton World Cup season with bronze in St Moritz.

Manhole blast 'miracle' escape

Fri, 2015-01-23 06:11
The mother of a two-year-old girl talks of her "miracle" escape when a manhole on a Birmingham street exploded.

Rare Sumatran tigers born at zoo

Fri, 2015-01-23 06:03
A trio of critically endangered Sumatran tigers cubs are born at Chester Zoo.

Pub Christmas meal death pair jailed

Fri, 2015-01-23 06:00
A chef and a manager of an east London pub are jailed for perverting the course of justice after a Christmas meal diner died.

Ofsted defends free school inspectors

Fri, 2015-01-23 05:52
Ofsted says it has found no evidence its inspectors acted inappropriately during visits to two free schools which were subsequently placed in special measures.

Appy days: Must see tech stories

Fri, 2015-01-23 05:48
Rory Cellan-Jones, technology reporter and presenter of the Tech Tent radio show, gives a round-up of the BBC's coverage of the week's big tech stories.

Victorian epics & rejecting Mourinho

Fri, 2015-01-23 05:46
Six disallowed goals, a never-ending game and the man who rejected Mourinho - some great FA Cup fourth-round stories.