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Blood cancer drug offered on NHS

Mon, 2015-02-02 22:00
Leukaemia patients in Wales are offered the chance to get a new cancer drug free on the NHS.

Councillors set to face term limits

Mon, 2015-02-02 21:37
Councillors face limits on the length of time they can serve, along with pay cuts, as plans for a radical shake-up of local government in Wales are unveiled.

Huge increase in drug finds in jail

Mon, 2015-02-02 21:28
There has been a huge increase in the number of drugs finds in Northern Ireland's only high-security jail over the past two years, the BBC has learned.

Golfer's court battle set to begin

Mon, 2015-02-02 21:21
Rory McIlroy's court case against his former management agent is set to begin in the Irish High Court later.

Death penalty for S Korea soldier

Mon, 2015-02-02 21:13
A South Korean soldier who shot dead five of his comrades and injured seven others has been sentenced to death, Yonhap reports.

VIDEO: Blizzards cause US travel chaos

Mon, 2015-02-02 21:02
Huge swathes of the US have been hit by heavy snow fall after a powerful winter storm.

Balkans genocide verdicts expected

Mon, 2015-02-02 20:58
The top UN court is to rule on genocide cases Croatia and Serbia have filed against each other over the breakup of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s.

Zoella and Dame Edna join Bake Off

Mon, 2015-02-02 20:35
YouTube star Zoella will join A-listers like Michael Sheen, Dame Edna Everage and Joanna Lumley in a Comic Relief edition of The Great British Bake Off.

Military 'must tackle alcohol abuse'

Mon, 2015-02-02 20:22
The government's strategy for combating alcohol abuse among UK armed forces personnel is ineffective, a leading psychiatrist says.

'Innocent' on police photos database

Mon, 2015-02-02 19:52
Police forces have uploaded up to 18 million "mugshots" to a facial recognition database, despite a court ruling it could be unlawful, Newsnight learns.

When the US offered free childcare

Mon, 2015-02-02 19:27
When the US provided free childcare

Abbott deflects Bishop questions

Mon, 2015-02-02 19:13
Australian PM Tony Abbott refuses to be drawn on reports he asked deputy Julie Bishop not to challenge him, amid ongoing leadership rumblings.

'Radical change' needed for NHS

Mon, 2015-02-02 19:05
MPs say radical change is needed to make the NHS in England financially sustainable.

Australia cuts interest rates to 2.25%

Mon, 2015-02-02 18:52
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) cuts its key interest rate by 25 basis points to a record low of 2.25%.

Suge Knight charged with murder

Mon, 2015-02-02 18:52
The former American rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight is charged with murder following a fatal hit-and-run incident.

What we learnt in the January window

Mon, 2015-02-02 18:50
What did we learn from the January transfer window? BBC Sport takes a look at the main themes to emerge from a month of deals.

Crucial vote on 'three-person babies'

Mon, 2015-02-02 18:44
MPs will decide later whether to allow the creation of babies in the UK using DNA from three people, in what could be a world first.

VIDEO: Vatican priests who are also astrophysicists

Mon, 2015-02-02 18:41
The Jesuit priests who are also astrophysicists

US ponders arming Ukraine forces

Mon, 2015-02-02 18:02
The US administration is considering whether to send defensive weapons to help the Ukraine government against pro-Russian rebels, US media says.

Are we missing the real student loan story?

Mon, 2015-02-02 18:02
The debate over tuition fees has drowned out problems with student maintenance loans, says Sean Coughlan.