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VIDEO: Languages to be compulsory in England

Tue, 2014-01-07 00:28
It will be compulsory for primary school children aged seven and above to learn another language, from September 2014 in England.

Badger cull 'cost £4,121 per animal'

Tue, 2014-01-07 00:05
The pilot badger culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire cost more than £4,000 per badger, according to an animal charity.

CES 2014: Please don't run me down!

Mon, 2014-01-06 23:57
Trying to survive new car tech at CES 2014

BBC Sound of 2014: Sampha

Mon, 2014-01-06 23:50
Soul-baring songwriter Sampha takes fourth place

VIDEO: Steve McQueen on making 12 Years

Mon, 2014-01-06 23:16
British director Steve McQueen explains why he was compelled to make a "global tale" out of the memoirs of Solomon Northup - a black musician sold into slavery in the US in 1841.

Samsung forecasts fall in profit

Mon, 2014-01-06 23:07
Samsung Electronics, the world's biggest maker of mobile phones and TVs, forecasts a fall in profit for the October-to-December quarter.

VIDEO: 'Life threatening' freeze heads east

Mon, 2014-01-06 23:02
North America's brutal cold snap is heading east, ushering in dangerous temperatures not seen in two decades, forecasters warn.

In pictures: Australia's Ashes party

Mon, 2014-01-06 22:59
Fans flock to the Sydney Opera House to celebrate

'Keep senior players at heart of England revival'

Mon, 2014-01-06 22:47
England must rebuild around their core of established players after their 5-0 Ashes whitewash in Australia, says Alec Stewart

Giant puppets return for WW1 event

Mon, 2014-01-06 22:33
Giant puppets are returning to Liverpool for a commemorative event to mark 100 years since World War One began.

Kelly 'should have been prosecuted'

Mon, 2014-01-06 22:18
Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly should have been prosecuted over an incident in which he was carried on the front of a police vehicle, DUP MP Nigel Dodds says.

Welfare cut 'clash' dominates press

Mon, 2014-01-06 22:00
The papers report the fallout from the chancellor's proposal to cut £12bn from the welfare budget, while novel new year fitness regimes make headlines.

Hong Kong film pioneer Shaw dies

Mon, 2014-01-06 21:55
Entertainment mogul Run Run Shaw, a major figure in Asia's film industry, dies at the age of 107.

VIDEO: Smartphone app that parks your car

Mon, 2014-01-06 20:56
Before completely driverless cars hit the roads sometime in the distant future, the technology can at least be used to tackle the dreaded parallel park.

Sony shows off life logging kit

Mon, 2014-01-06 20:40
Sony announces an app that charts all your smartphone and physical activity on a timeline. New wearable tech, the Core, will let it study your actions.

Driver with 45 points not banned

Mon, 2014-01-06 20:36
Almost 7,300 motorists with 12 points or more on their licences have not been banned from driving, the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) says.

China to create new private banks

Mon, 2014-01-06 20:03
China will create up to five banks funded by private investment this year, its banking regulator says.

Neuroscience in schools £6m research

Mon, 2014-01-06 19:48
Schools should make better use of modern scientific understanding of the brain, says a research project.

'Buy British' to boost UK - minister

Mon, 2014-01-06 19:42
Shoppers should buy more British fruit and vegetables to boost the economy, the environment secretary will say later.

VIDEO: Technology giants must innovate or die

Mon, 2014-01-06 19:29
Why even tech giants fear the next big thing

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