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New format proposed for TV debates

Thu, 2015-01-22 08:06
Broadcasters have put forward new proposals for the live TV election debates which include the Greens, the SNP and Plaid Cymru.

DUP queries omission from TV debate

Thu, 2015-01-22 08:03
DUP leader Peter Robinson says he will be will be writing to the BBC and ITV to find out why his party has not been included in those taking part in TV election debates.

Raid officer threatened with machete

Thu, 2015-01-22 07:48
A police officer is threatened with a machete in the City of London after being called to reports of raid by three men on mopeds at a jewellery store.

Sexton in Ireland Six Nations squad

Thu, 2015-01-22 07:24
Jonathan Sexton is named in Ireland's opening Six Nations squad even though he is likely to miss the first game in Rome.

VIDEO: Manhole explosion just misses child

Thu, 2015-01-22 07:12
An explosion in a manhole on a Birmingham street "just missed" a child who was walking nearby.

'Fight segregation' - French PM Valls

Thu, 2015-01-22 07:09
France has tolerated "ghettoisation" in its deprived suburbs for too long, Prime Minister Manuel Valls says.

Stabbed Brook to make March comeback

Thu, 2015-01-22 07:03
IBF Welterweight champion Kell Brook will make a comeback in March with a first title defence against Romanian Jo Jo Dan.

Wife 'possessed' by lesbian lover

Thu, 2015-01-22 07:02
The ex-husband of a woman accused of murdering their eight-year-old daughter tells a court his wife was possessed by her lesbian lover.

17 years for 'black magic' couple

Thu, 2015-01-22 06:56
A sadistic couple who bullied a schoolgirl into submission with "black magic" threats before she was raped are jailed for 17 years.

Nigeria urged to delay elections

Thu, 2015-01-22 06:55
Nigeria's security chief says the electoral commission should delay next month's poll to give more time for voter card distribution.

'No US charges' for Ferguson officer

Thu, 2015-01-22 06:54
The US justice department will not bring civil rights charges against a white Missouri officer who killed an unarmed black teenager, US media report.

Patient safety concern at busy A&E

Thu, 2015-01-22 06:46
An unannounced inspection of an under-pressure A&E unit at a north Wales hospital led to concerns for patient safety, a watchdog says.

Fred Talbot 'staged naked orgy'

Thu, 2015-01-22 06:46
Former TV weather presenter Fred Talbot staged a naked orgy involving 10 drunken schoolboys on a canal barge before later sexually abusing one of them on board, a jury hears.

Caption Challenge: Out of the bag

Thu, 2015-01-22 06:41
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Abandoned micro-pig needs new home

Thu, 2015-01-22 06:34
A lonely abandoned micro-pig believed to have been an unwanted Christmas present is in need of a new "forever" home.

VIDEO: Quantitative Easing - in 70 seconds

Thu, 2015-01-22 05:57
BBC News explains the concept of quantitative easing - in 70 seconds.

Ex-Home Secretary Leon Brittan dies

Thu, 2015-01-22 05:52
Former Home Secretary Leon Brittan has died aged 75 at his home in London, his family say.

Blackberry seeks aid on app making

Thu, 2015-01-22 05:46
App makers should be required to make software for Blackberry handsets, says the boss of the phone company.

Stranded cargo ship heads for port

Thu, 2015-01-22 05:45
The Hoegh Osaka cargo ship which has been listing in the Solent since 3 January, is on its way into Southampton Port.

Classmates back ill boy's drugs plea

Thu, 2015-01-22 05:37
Classmates of a six-year-old boy who suffers from a rare medical condition back his appeal for funding for a drug to help with his illness.