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Marilynne Robinson wins fiction prize

Fri, 2015-03-13 06:29
Novelist Marilynne Robinson and cartoonist Roz Chast were among the winners at the National Book Critics Circle.

Mum roasts son's football tickets

Fri, 2015-03-13 06:20
A Norwich City fan is left steaming when his mother accidentally "roasts" 16 match tickets with his chicken dinner.

Police 'diverted abuse probe funds'

Fri, 2015-03-13 06:06
Senior South Yorkshire Police officers diverted money away from a child sexual exploitation investigation, a former detective tells BBC News.

VIDEO: Dermot: 'Mum said I'm not a dancer'

Fri, 2015-03-13 06:06
Dermot O'Leary reveals his mother was not completely confident in his dance ability ahead of his 24-hour challenge for Comic Relief.

Boss of Kiltwalk charity resigns

Fri, 2015-03-13 05:59
The founder and chief executive of the troubled Kiltwalk charity event is to quit as part of a restructure at the organisation.

VIDEO: 'McCanns should never give up hope'

Fri, 2015-03-13 05:55
Madeleine McCann's parents have been told never to lose hope after a family in South Africa were reunited with their missing daughter 17 years after she was kidnapped.

Dermot 'never wants to dance again'

Fri, 2015-03-13 05:55
Radio 2's Dermot O'Leary speaks to the BBC as he enters the final stretch of his 24-hour charity dance marathon.

Fatal crash convoy witness appeal

Fri, 2015-03-13 05:54
Motorists who saw a convoy of eight vehicles travelling from Vale of Glamorgan to Powys before a crash which killed four people are asked to contact police.

Boy, 13, guilty of woman's murder

Fri, 2015-03-13 05:44
A 13-year-old boy is found guilty of murder and a 20-year old man of manslaughter after a woman was found dead in a West Midlands street.

Scarlet fever cases reach new high

Fri, 2015-03-13 05:43
Cases of scarlet fever in England have more than doubled between September and March compared with last year, Public Health England says.

Fire crews attend reports of explosion

Fri, 2015-03-13 05:28
Eight fire engines called to incident near a school in Weybridge, Surrey, after reports of an explosion

Germany ends teacher headscarf ban

Fri, 2015-03-13 05:26
Germany's highest court decides that a ban on teachers wearing the Islamic headscarf in state schools is unconstitutional.

Vaccine plan for meningitis rise

Fri, 2015-03-13 05:12
Teenagers will soon be vaccinated against deadly meningitis W after a steep rise in the number of infections, Public Health England has announced.

Global CO2 emissions 'stalled'

Fri, 2015-03-13 05:12
The growth in global carbon emissions stalled last year, according to data from the International Energy Agency.

Ex-weatherman Talbot jailed for abuse

Fri, 2015-03-13 05:10
Former TV weatherman Fred Talbot is jailed for five years for indecently assaulting two boys while working as a teacher.

Death driver sentence 'a mockery'

Fri, 2015-03-13 05:02
A Russian man describes a community sentence given to a lorry driver who caused the death of his son as "a mockery of justice".

How bad has winter been for the NHS?

Fri, 2015-03-13 04:59
As the BBC finishes its NHS Winter project, Nick Triggle looks back on the past 18 weeks to see how the NHS has performed.

Disaster chief: 'Buck stops with me'

Fri, 2015-03-13 04:56
The Hillsborough police match commander tells a jury that he relied on colleagues on the day of the disaster but "the buck stops with me".

Day in pictures: 13 March 2015

Fri, 2015-03-13 04:51
Images from around the world: 13 March

Greek debt talks too slow - EC chief

Fri, 2015-03-13 04:50
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has criticised the pace of progress in talks over Greece's debt, since last month's interim deal.