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Good Life co-writer Bob Larbey dies

Sat, 2014-04-05 06:07
Bob Larbey, co-writer of classic sitcoms The Good Life, Ever Decreasing Circles and Brush Strokes, has died at the age of 79, his agent confirms.

Brazil troops in Rio slum operation

Sat, 2014-04-05 05:57
Brazilian troops enter one of Rio de Janeiro's most dangerous slums, in the biggest operation to improve security ahead of the World Cup.

Rearrested Mafia boss in custody

Sat, 2014-04-05 05:55
A convicted Mafia boss is remanded in custody after being rearrested over his connections to the criminal network.

Man remanded over hot water incident

Sat, 2014-04-05 05:53
A County Down man, recently discharged from a psychiatric unit, is remanded in custody in connection with an incident in which hot water was thrown over two men and a three-year-old girl.

Two hurt escaping 'deliberate' blaze

Sat, 2014-04-05 05:53
A man and a woman are hurt escaping from a fire which police said was started deliberately at a flat in Ayrshire.

'Guinea pig' concern over waste plan

Sat, 2014-04-05 05:14
Concerns are raised about plans to build a new waste processing and energy generation facility in Carmarthenshire.

Hamilton beats Rosberg in practice

Sat, 2014-04-05 05:12
Lewis Hamilton beats Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in final practice at the Bahrain GP as Sebastian Vettel spins off.

Injury fear for England's Rodriguez

Sat, 2014-04-05 05:12
Southampton and England striker Jay Rodriguez suffers what looks like a serious knee injury against Manchester City.

AUDIO: Dealing with diversity in schools

Sat, 2014-04-05 05:02
How should schools in areas where there is a large Muslim population deal with the pressure that brings?

VIDEO: Nasa releases solar flare footage

Sat, 2014-04-05 04:51
Nasa has released dramatic footage of a solar flare, captured by its Solar Dynamics Observatory.

21,000 get free pre-school places

Sat, 2014-04-05 04:50
Thousands of parents are told the outcome of their application for a free pre-school place.

VIDEO: David Cameron hails tax changes

Sat, 2014-04-05 04:45
David Cameron has written to more than a million businesses and charities to urge them to check if they are entitled to a £2,000 National Insurance break.

Biker dies in police van crash

Sat, 2014-04-05 04:36
A motorcyclist dies in a collision with a police van in Cumbria.

Ecuador volcano spews huge ash plume

Sat, 2014-04-05 04:11
A volcano just south of Ecuador's capital Quito has erupted, creating a spectacular plume of ash, several kilometres high.

To sign or to speak

Sat, 2014-04-05 04:04
Why one man was inundated with messages over signing

VIDEO: Baby accused of 'planning murder'

Sat, 2014-04-05 03:21
A young boy, said to be only nine months old, has appeared in court in Pakistan on charges of planning a murder, threatening police and interfering in state affairs.

Kurt Cobain's hometown no 'nirvana'

Sat, 2014-04-05 03:19
Kurt Cobain's town ambivalent over grunge star, 20 years after death

MP defends Miller aide over recording

Sat, 2014-04-05 03:13
A Conservative MP defends a government adviser after claims she invoked the Leveson Inquiry to influence coverage of the culture secretary's expenses.

Burglary victims locked in rooms

Sat, 2014-04-05 03:09
A family and a pensioner are locked in rooms during separate burglaries at houses in County Antrim.
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