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Firefighter dies in fall outside pub

Fri, 2014-04-04 12:26
A man found dead in the basement area of an Edinburgh pub was a 46-year-old off-duty firefighter, it emerges.

The world's biggest election loser?

Fri, 2014-04-04 12:02
But is Dr K Shyam Babu Subudhi the world's biggest election loser?

US man fired for corpse mistake

Fri, 2014-04-04 11:43
A Florida apartment concierge who mistook the dead body of a 96-year-old resident for a mannequin has been fired, local media report.

BBC presenter and cameraman honoured

Fri, 2014-04-04 11:41
Broadcaster Sandi Toksvig and BBC cameraman Darren Conway are among those to receive honours from Prince Charles at an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

VIDEO: Video of skydiver's 'meteorite' near miss

Fri, 2014-04-04 11:37
Video footage emerges of what some people have claimed is a meteorite falling to Earth and narrowly missing a skydiver.

New rules questionable - Newey

Fri, 2014-04-04 11:21
Red Bull design chief Adrian Newey criticises Formula 1's new rules, saying their merit is "questionable".

'Huge variation' between hospitals

Fri, 2014-04-04 10:35
The chairman of England's health watchdog tells the BBC there are hospitals "where you would not want to go as a patient".

Missing river man is serving soldier

Fri, 2014-04-04 10:33
An 18-year-old man who is missing having tried to swim across the River Ouse in York is named as a serving soldier.

VIDEO: 'The high street isn't dead'

Fri, 2014-04-04 10:18
An analysis has found that only 20% of high street stores are vacant - a lower rate than that for shopping centres or retail parks.

Racing experts' Grand National tips

Fri, 2014-04-04 10:18
Racing reporters, correspondents and experts give their verdicts on who will win the big race at Aintree

Storm-damaged rail line reopens

Fri, 2014-04-04 10:07
The main railway line through Dawlish reopens to passengers after part of the track was destroyed during winter storms.

UK split on EU membership - poll

Fri, 2014-04-04 09:55
The public are split down the middle on whether Britain should leave the EU, a BBC/Populus poll suggests.

VIDEO: Mark Kermode on the week's releases

Fri, 2014-04-04 09:42
Film critic Mark Kermode reviews the week's new film releases, including Biblical blockbuster Noah and Dostoyevsky adaptation The Double.

Murray ahead as bad light halts play

Fri, 2014-04-04 09:32
Italy lead GB 1-0 in the Davis Cup quarter-final, with Andy Murray a set up on Andreas Seppi as bad light halts play.

Welby warns of gay marriage risks

Fri, 2014-04-04 09:27
The Archbishop of Canterbury says the Church of England accepting same sex marriage could lead to violence against Christians in other countries.

10 things we didn't know last week

Fri, 2014-04-04 09:19
Bretons kiss each other only once on the cheek, and more nuggets from the week's news.

VIDEO: Peake on his preparations for ISS

Fri, 2014-04-04 09:11
Major Tim Peake is due to begin his visit the International Space Station to carrying out scientific experiments at the end of 2015.

Ferguson takes Harvard teaching role

Fri, 2014-04-04 08:53
Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson takes a "long-term teaching position" at Harvard University.

PM rejects Miller apology criticism

Fri, 2014-04-04 08:52
David Cameron rejects criticism of Culture Secretary Maria Miller's apology to Parliament over her expenses, after Labour says the PM let her "off the hook".

Westminster welfare plan unrealistic

Fri, 2014-04-04 08:52
Secretary of State Theresa Villiers says the prospect of the Westminster government taking powers to legislate for welfare changes in Northern Ireland is not realistic.
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