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English teacher is Costa's top poet

Mon, 2015-01-05 10:42
An English teacher from south Wales wins the Costa poetry prize for his first book, while Ali Smith's How To Be Both wins the best novel award.

'Too ugly' rape jibe councillor quits

Mon, 2015-01-05 10:31
A Liberal Democrat councillor who claimed a rape victim was too ugly to be assaulted resigns as his party's leader.

Putin critic cuts off tag in protest

Mon, 2015-01-05 10:28
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny cuts off his electronic monitoring tag in a protest against his house arrest.

Detained Christians 'freed' in Libya

Mon, 2015-01-05 10:25
A local Libyan tribal leader in Sirte says 13 Coptic Christian workers from Egypt have been freed after disappearing at the weekend.

McLaren-Honda query engine ruling

Mon, 2015-01-05 10:12
McLaren and new engine partner Honda query the latest in-season engine development ruling before the 2015 season.

VIDEO: Lebanon backlash over Syrian refugees

Mon, 2015-01-05 10:05
The Lebanese authorities have imposed restrictions on Syrian refugees crossing its border, aimed at slowing the influx of asylum seekers escaping civil war.

Wreck of Cemfjord cargo ship found

Mon, 2015-01-05 09:32
The wreck of the cargo ship Cemfjord, which sank in the Pentland Firth with eight men on board, is located on the seabed.

VIDEO: China's ice castles open to public

Mon, 2015-01-05 09:19
Some of the world's most breathtaking ice sculptures went on display on Monday at the 31st International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, China.

Podolski seals Inter loan switch

Mon, 2015-01-05 09:16
Lukas Podolski seals a move from Arsenal to Inter Milan, joining the Italian side on loan until the end of the season.

UKIP man sent in 'forged signatures'

Mon, 2015-01-05 09:14
A UKIP parliamentary candidate submitted county council election nomination forms with forged signatures, a court hears.

Rival Pegida rallies held in Germany

Mon, 2015-01-05 09:08
Rallies for and against the "anti-Islamisation" group Pegida are underway in a number of German cities, with thousands expected to take part.

Film crew driver nearly killed friend

Mon, 2015-01-05 09:06
A film crew member who almost killed a friend while driving a lorry after a drunken staff party is spared jail.

Birdman and Boyhood up for awards

Mon, 2015-01-05 08:56
Broadway satire Birdman and coming-of-age tale Boyhood are among the 10 films up for the Producers Guild of America's version of a best picture prize.

Cakes left in Serbia landfill resold

Mon, 2015-01-05 08:47
Thousands of cakes meant to be destroyed are stolen from a Serbian landfill site and resold on the black market.

Former IRA couple arrested in Spain

Mon, 2015-01-05 08:42
Spanish police confirm two former IRA members - a married couple - were arrested last week as part of an investigation into money laundering and smuggling.

Ferguson juror sues to lift gag order

Mon, 2015-01-05 08:36
A juror on the panel that declined to charge a Missouri police officer for killing black teenager Michael Brown has filed a lawsuit to speak out against the prosecutor.

Trott falls cheaply on Lions return

Mon, 2015-01-05 08:36
Batsman Jonathan Trott makes only six on his return to international cricket with England Lions in South Africa.

The odd argument over public spending

Mon, 2015-01-05 08:35
Chris Cook looks at the 'odd' exercise of working out the cost of political parties' spending plans

UK Ebola nurse has 'stabilised'

Mon, 2015-01-05 08:32
A British nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola is critically ill, but has stabilised.

Major incident declared at hospital

Mon, 2015-01-05 08:28
A major incident is declared at a North Yorkshire hospital.