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Election 2015: It wasn't social media 'wot won it'

Mon, 2015-05-11 04:19
Despite all the fanfare, social media proved an ineffective tool to predict the general election result.

Arrest over suspicious objects alert

Mon, 2015-05-11 04:00
A man is arrested as police find "number of suspicious objects" during a search in east Belfast.

Sajid Javid for university role

Mon, 2015-05-11 03:53
Sajid Javid has been appointed business secretary, heading the department responsible for universities.

Who would be a Member of Parliament?

Mon, 2015-05-11 03:52
More than 180 new MPs arrive at the Houses of Parliament for the first time this week. What motivates them?

France's Hollande in first Cuba visit

Mon, 2015-05-11 03:42
French President Francois Hollande is visiting Cuba, the first French leader to do so in more than 100 years.

Garage reaches 'free' £700 meal deal

Mon, 2015-05-11 03:35
An Audi garage which was hit with a £700 restaurant bill by a customer who was offered a compensatory "free" meal agrees to cover the full cost.

Labour shake-up: Leslie replaces Balls

Mon, 2015-05-11 03:31
Harriet Harman reshuffles Labour's shadow cabinet, replacing a number of big names who lost their seats at the election, as Lord Sugar says he is quitting the party.

Funds sought for tiny £6 computer

Mon, 2015-05-11 03:27
A Californian start-up is seeking cash to make a computer that only costs $9 (£6) in its most basic form.

Red Bull say they will quit F1

Mon, 2015-05-11 03:26
Red Bull say they will pull out of Formula 1 if either they cannot get a competitive engine or Audi do not join with them.

UK interest rates kept at record low

Mon, 2015-05-11 03:25
UK interest rates have been held at 0.5% for another month by the Bank of England.

'Ride me' bus advert sparks backlash

Mon, 2015-05-11 03:10
A south Wales bus company says it will withdraw an adverting campaign showing a partly dressed woman following an online backlash.

Whittingdale named culture secretary

Mon, 2015-05-11 02:54
John Whittingdale, the former chair of the House of Commons culture select committee, is to take over from Sajid Javid as UK culture secretary.

Libya rejects EU anti-smuggler plans

Mon, 2015-05-11 02:49
Libya criticises EU proposals to use force to destroy boats belonging to people smugglers taking migrants across the Mediterranean to Europe.

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