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Work Programme contracts 'flawed'

Tue, 2014-07-01 23:11
Ministers say the Work Programme is "improving rapidly" after fresh concerns are raised about the flagship back-to-work scheme.

VIDEO: Morph: The terracotta terror returns

Tue, 2014-07-01 23:00
After almost two decades off our screens, Morph is back as the star of series of new episodes being released online.

Gauld completes Sporting Lisbon move

Tue, 2014-07-01 22:57
Dundee United teenager Ryan Gauld joins Sporting Lisbon on a six-year deal that includes a 60m euro (£48m) buyout clause.

VIDEO: Inside EU parliament with UKIP MEP

Tue, 2014-07-01 22:47
UKIP won more seats at the European elections than any other UK party and the BBC's Graham Satchell spent day one with UKIP's newly elected MEP Janice Atkinson.

William wears poppy in new portrait

Tue, 2014-07-01 22:44
The Duke of Cambridge is pictured wearing a poppy as a new official portrait, called Fatherhood, is unveiled later

MP questions police post appointment

Tue, 2014-07-01 22:41
A senior MP is writing to the Home Secretary questioning South Wales Police's choice of assistant chief constable, while a report she led into a miscarriage of justice remains unpublished.

What Japan's military shift means

Tue, 2014-07-01 22:12
What does Japan's military shift mean?

VIDEO: Council-run care 'unsustainable'

Tue, 2014-07-01 22:07
Financial pressures and growing demands are making social care services for the elderly and adults with disabilities "unsustainable", social services chiefs have warned.

Caribbean coral reefs 'could vanish'

Tue, 2014-07-01 22:01
Many coral reefs in the Caribbean could vanish in the next 20 years, according to a report published by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.

The end of the American dream

Tue, 2014-07-01 21:49
The United States showed all the courage one would expect from the home of the brave, but Belgium's class dashed American hopes in the last 16.

Porn laws and Python reviews - papers

Tue, 2014-07-01 21:45
Papers suggest that jilted lovers who post sexually explicit images of ex-partners online could be tried and report the latest on the hunt for Madeleine McCann.

VIDEO: Japan's last family businesses

Tue, 2014-07-01 21:43
How do businesses handed down through generations adapt and survive? We look at one family craftsmen business in Japan.

VIDEO: Fans' verdict on Monty Python show

Tue, 2014-07-01 21:26
The surviving members of Monty Python have performed the first show in their reunion run at London's O2 arena.

Afghan suicide bomber kills troops

Tue, 2014-07-01 21:16
A suicide bomber attacks a military bus in Kabul, killing at least five people, officials say.

VIDEO: Pakistan stepping up militant strikes

Tue, 2014-07-01 20:38
Pakistan's military is stepping up its operation in the North Waziristan tribal area and targeting militants who have been hiding there.

India MP apology over rape threat

Tue, 2014-07-01 20:30
An Indian MP who threatened to kill opposition workers and have women raped apologises, saying it was a "gross error of judgement".

Dormice 'take naps to fatten up'

Tue, 2014-07-01 20:23
Naps may help dormice save energy and survive until it is time to hibernate, say scientists.

North Korea test-fires more missiles

Tue, 2014-07-01 19:52
North Korea test-fires two more short-range rockets amid tensions with Seoul and Tokyo, and ahead of a visit to South Korea by China's president.

Why don't the English want power?

Tue, 2014-07-01 19:23
Why don't the English want more power?

Fighting for the art of conversation

Tue, 2014-07-01 19:16
The fightback against text and email 'conversations'
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