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The speech that remembered the deficit

Wed, 2014-12-10 22:47
Just weeks after Ed Miliband's speech which forgot the deficit comes the speech that remembers it - big time.

VIDEO: Why are dog attacks on the rise?

Wed, 2014-12-10 22:43
Research for an animal charity, the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals, has found that 30% of dog owners claim they have been bitten or attacked by someone else's dog.

Vietnamese brides 'vanish' in China

Wed, 2014-12-10 22:39
Authorities are investigating the disappearance of more than 100 Vietnamese brides in Hebei, local reports say.

Sailors Mills & Clark robbed in Rio

Wed, 2014-12-10 22:24
London 2012 silver medallists Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark are robbed at knifepoint in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Thursday's gossip column

Wed, 2014-12-10 22:18
Vidic could return to Old Trafford, Hazard considers Chelsea exit, Adam keen on move abroad, plus more.

Carol service 'tribute' to April

Wed, 2014-12-10 22:13
The mother of murdered schoolgirl April Jones, whose disappearance sparked one of the UK's largest police searches, will speak at a service to remember missing people.

School minibus crash probe continues

Wed, 2014-12-10 21:50
Police continue their investigation into the cause of a fatal minibus crash at a school in Bridgend county.

Business water bills to reduce

Wed, 2014-12-10 21:33
A majority of business customers are to see a reduction in their water bills, after the Utility Regulator sets revenues for Northern Ireland Water for the years ahead.

MLAs should hire staff 'on merit'

Wed, 2014-12-10 21:16
MLAs at Stormont should employ staff on the "basis of merit", according to the independent body which sets their pay and expenses.

LTA to cut funding to aspiring stars

Wed, 2014-12-10 21:01
Funding for up-and-coming British tennis players will be severely cut in a bid to develop more top-100 players.

Google to shut Spanish news service

Wed, 2014-12-10 20:32
Online search giant Google is shutting down its Google News service in Spain before a new intellectual property law is introduced.

Suicide bomber kills Afghan soldiers

Wed, 2014-12-10 20:11
At least six Afghan soldiers are killed by a suicide bomber on the outskirts of the capital Kabul, police and officials say.

Law targets online child abusers

Wed, 2014-12-10 19:37
A new offence is to be created to stop paedophiles soliciting explicit photos from children via mobile phones or the internet, the prime minister says.

Tribute concert for murdered teacher

Wed, 2014-12-10 19:26
A concert in memory of Ann Maguire, the school teacher who was fatally stabbed in her classroom, is to be held later.

PCCs to take over police complaints

Wed, 2014-12-10 18:11
Police forces in England and Wales could be stripped of their power to deal with complaints made against officers under new plans from the home secretary.

US House backs Venezuela sanctions

Wed, 2014-12-10 18:04
The United States House of Representatives passes a bill that will impose sanctions on Venezuelan officials who violate protesters' rights.