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ENO told to improve or face cuts

Thu, 2015-02-12 03:41
The English National Opera (ENO) is dropped from the Arts Council's national portfolio of organisations for 2015-18 and placed "under special funding arrangements".

Russian attitudes harden amid downturn

Thu, 2015-02-12 03:37
As details emerge of a ceasefire agreed in eastern Ukraine, the BBC's Bridget Kendall gauges the mood in Moscow amid growing economic hardship.

Ocean carbon leak 'ended Ice Age'

Thu, 2015-02-12 03:35
Carbon dioxide escaping from the depths of the ocean heralded the end of the last Ice Age, a study suggests.

Devastation of crash victim's mother

Thu, 2015-02-12 03:32
A grieving mother from Swansea says losing her "wonderful son" in a crash in Bath is devastating.

Migrant tragedy in Med 'preventable'

Thu, 2015-02-12 03:26
The drowning of more than 300 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea this week could have been prevented with better EU lifesaving provision, experts say.

Drivers caught speeding at 146mph

Thu, 2015-02-12 03:25
The two fastest drivers caught by speed cameras in England and Wales in 2014, were both recorded travelling at 146mph on a motorway.

Brazil banker faces extradition

Thu, 2015-02-12 03:10
A court in Italy clears the way for the extradition of fugitive Brazilian banker Henrique Pizzolato, convicted as part of the Mensalao corruption trial.

Simonsen banned for gambling breach

Thu, 2015-02-12 03:10
Rangers keeper Steve Simonsen is given a two-match ban, one of which is suspended, for breaching SFA gambling rules.

Lost camera owner found via Facebook

Thu, 2015-02-12 02:54
A camera lost six months ago in Australia is reunited with its owner thanks to a social media manhunt by a stranger who found the device.

Carney: Inflation may turn negative

Thu, 2015-02-12 02:50
Inflation in the UK could temporarily turn negative in the spring because of falling oil prices, the governor of the Bank of England says.

VIDEO: 'Nut rage' saga reveals Korean clans

Thu, 2015-02-12 02:46
The airline executive's daughter who made a fuss over how her nuts were served has focused attention on South Korea's dominant chaebol system.

Sweden cuts rates and starts QE

Thu, 2015-02-12 02:41
Sweden's central bank cuts its key interest rate from 0% to a record low of -0.1% and starts a programme of quantitative easing.

Doctor jailed for indecent assaults

Thu, 2015-02-12 02:36
A former doctor is jailed for 18 years for indecently assaulting girls at the UK hospital where Jimmy Savile abused patients.

Farmland bird count comes to an end

Thu, 2015-02-12 02:32
A major count of farmland birds has concluded with sightings of several rare species.

Lib Dems to 'protect education'

Thu, 2015-02-12 02:30
The Liberal Democrats pledge to protect spending from nursery to college level over the course of the next parliament if they are in government.

Is a complete ban on smoking next?

Thu, 2015-02-12 02:20
After a ban on smoking in cars was agreed by MPs in the Commons, BBC News looks at what could happen next.

Owner warned me about job - Lambert

Thu, 2015-02-12 02:13
Sacked Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert says managing the club turned out to be "the toughest challenge" of his career.

The deflation that isn't deflation

Thu, 2015-02-12 02:07
The governor of the Bank of England says there is a better than evens chance inflation will turn negative in coming months but insists this won't be "deflation".

SFO to pay legal bill of failed case

Thu, 2015-02-12 01:37
A £7m legal bill racked-up in a failed case against six people accused of a fraud conspiracy involving the ownership of open-cast mines is to be paid by the Serious Fraud Office.

Gerrard to have scan on leg injury

Thu, 2015-02-12 01:30
Liverpool say captain Steven Gerrard will have a scan on a hamstring injury sustained in the 3-2 win over Tottenham.