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Case for 20mph limits under review

Wed, 2014-06-18 07:51
The government has commissioned research into the effects of cutting 30mph speed limits to 20mph in urban areas.

MP sorry for 'inappropriate' conduct

Wed, 2014-06-18 07:38
MP Mike Hancock makes a public apology over an "inappropriate and unprofessional friendship" with a female constituent.

Prestwick Airport to get £10m funds

Wed, 2014-06-18 07:34
Prestwick Airport is to receive nearly £10m of investment from the Scottish government, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announces.

West Africa Ebola deaths pass 300

Wed, 2014-06-18 07:33
The number of people killed by the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa has risen to 337, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.

Duchess visits grandmother's 'hut'

Wed, 2014-06-18 07:28
The Duchess of Cambridge visits the home of the World War Two codebreakers at Bletchley Park, to officially open the restored centre.

Girl's fire death year after brother

Wed, 2014-06-18 07:27
A toddler dies following a house fire a year to the day after her six-month-old brother died from suspected cot death.

eBay pulls sales of 'spyware phones'

Wed, 2014-06-18 07:21
Online marketplace eBay is blocking the sale of a Chinese-made Android handset after reports the model is pre-installed with spyware.

Smith admits 2016 Olympic ambition

Wed, 2014-06-18 07:17
Olympic silver medallist Louis Smith confirms for the first time that he will attempt to qualify for Rio 2016.

VIDEO: House of Commons

Wed, 2014-06-18 06:58
Prime Minister David Cameron takes questions from Labour leader Ed Miliband and MPs.

Xenophobic attacks rise in Germany

Wed, 2014-06-18 06:57
Attacks on foreigners in Germany rose by a fifth in 2013 while the threat from Islamist groups continued to grow, the country's top security official says.

The Fugue beats Treve at Royal Ascot

Wed, 2014-06-18 06:55
The Fugue, owned by Lord Lloyd-Webber, wins the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot as favourite Treve finishes third.

Kenya arrests over coast attacks

Wed, 2014-06-18 06:50
Several people, including suspected ringleaders, have been arrested over this week's deadly attacks on Kenya's coast, the local police chief says.

Libya condemns secret US raid

Wed, 2014-06-18 06:47
Libya condemns a secret US military operation to capture the suspected leader of the deadly raid on a US diplomatic post in Benghazi in 2012.

'No wage rises' until 5% jobless rate

Wed, 2014-06-18 06:46
Average wages may not rise significantly until the unemployment rate has fallen to 5%, a Bank of England policymaker has suggested.

Robinson cancels trip to Brazil

Wed, 2014-06-18 06:35
Peter Robinson cancels a planned investment trip to Brazil because he is concerned about the potential for a difficult marching season.

Battle grips Iraq's biggest refinery

Wed, 2014-06-18 06:33
The Iraqi army says it has driven off militants attacking the country's biggest oil refinery amid reports that most of it is in militant hands.

Human rights win on minor crimes

Wed, 2014-06-18 06:05
Cautions and minor convictions should remain part of a protected private life and not have to be disclosed in criminal record checks, the Supreme Court rules.

Ukraine leader 'to order ceasefire'

Wed, 2014-06-18 05:51
Ukraine's president sets out proposals for a peace plan for eastern Ukraine involving a unilateral ceasefire by government forces.

Pepper spray drones put on sale

Wed, 2014-06-18 05:47
A South African company says it has received its first order for a drone that can fire pepper-spray bullets and features "blinding lasers".

Met cancels 'anti-Semitic' broadcast

Wed, 2014-06-18 05:45
New York's Metropolitan Opera cancels plans for a global HD broadcast of a performance amid fears it could spark anti-Semitic sentiment.
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