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'Record' year for regional airports

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 09:31
A burgeoning energy sector helped Scottish regional airports attract record passenger traffic last year, according to operator Hial.

China in 'record weapons seizure'

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 08:19
Police in China seize tens of thousands of illegal guns and knives, in what state media say is the largest-ever haul of its kind.

VIDEO: In Bloom brings communities together

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 08:10
Green-fingered volunteers have been helping transform their neighbourhoods for the past 50 years as part of the Britain In Bloom campaign.

VIDEO: Farmland prices increase threefold

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 08:05
Over the last 10 years, the average price of English farmland has increased by three times according to the estate agents, Knight Frank.

Man dies after marathon collapse

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 07:50
A 42-year-old man who collapsed after finishing the London Marathon has died in hospital, organisers say.

Quirky, wild and majestic - that's 'Bubba golf'

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 07:01
How an unorthodox golfer with "issues" and described as a "freak show" won his second Masters at Augusta in three years

VIDEO: GP hours scheme 'to benefit 7m'

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 06:35
Patients in England will find out today if their GP surgery has been given funding to open for seven days a week.

South Korea sues tobacco firms

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 06:25
South Korea's state health insurer sues three tobacco firms, including the local unit of Philip Morris, to offset treatment costs for diseases linked to smoking.

VIDEO: Robot used 'to scour sea floor'

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 06:24
Teams searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane are to deploy a submersible into the Indian Ocean.

Williams begins uni chancellor role

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 06:05
The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Rowan Williams, is to be installed as the new chancellor of the University of South Wales.

Russia urges caution in east Ukraine

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 06:03
Russia urges Kiev to avoid force in eastern Ukraine, as a deadline for pro-Russian militants to leave occupied government buildings passes.

Work starts to protect rare seabird

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 05:59
Work is under way to protect one of the UK's rarest seabirds which breeds on a shingle beach in north Wales.

£3m to tackle sporting inequalities

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 05:53
An extra £3m is being invested to encourage more women, girls, ethnic minorities and disabled people to take up sport in Wales.

Robotic sub to search for MH370

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 05:23
Teams searching for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 are to deploy the Bluefin-21 robotic submarine for the first time.

NI jobs growth 'best in UK regions'

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 05:17
Northern Ireland private sector firms reported the fastest rate of employment growth of all UK regions last month, according to new data from the Ulster Bank.

Smartphones 'black market' exposed

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 05:15
A black market of shops and traders willing to deal in stolen smartphones is exposed by a BBC London undercover investigation.

VIDEO: Will.i.am: Downloading changed music

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 05:14
Will.i.am has been talking to Newsbeat about how digital downloading has changed the face of music.

Ukraine 'battle' fears and Farah's vow - papers

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 05:06
Events in Ukraine are back on the front pages while the Duchess of Cambridge's quashing of pregnancy speculation and Mo Farah's London Marathon efforts also make headlines.

Fuel duty freezes 'boost economy'

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 04:40
The government is to publish analysis which suggests the cost to the Treasury of freezing fuel duty could be offset by the economic boost it causes.

GP hours scheme 'to benefit 7m'

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 04:13
New opening hours for GP surgeries in England will benefit seven million patients, far more than originally planned, the government says.