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IMF: UK to lead G7 growth in 2014

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 14:56
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says the UK economy will grow by 2.9% in 2014, while global growth will be 3.6%.

AUDIO: Skills shortage leaves jobs vacant

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 14:54
The number of job vacancies in England is increasing - but employers are struggling to find enough staff to meet demand.

Pistorius recounts moment of killing

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 14:49
At his murder trial, South African athlete Oscar Pistorius describes the moment he fired the shots which killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

VIDEO: Rare Chinese cup sold for $36m

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 14:36
A rare Ming-era wine cup fetches a record-breaking $36m at auction in Hong Kong on Tuesday.

Blakelock murder trial jury retires

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 14:35
The jury in the murder trial of a man accused of killing PC Keith Blakelock in the 1985 Broadwater Farm riots retires to consider its verdict.

Lee Rigby killer launches appeal

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 14:21
Michael Adebolajo, given a whole-life term for the killing of soldier Lee Rigby, launches an appeal against his sentence.

Cyclist Hoy signs up for Le Mans bid

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 14:20
Sir Chris Hoy signs a deal to race at this season's British GT Championship as he eyes the Le Mans 24-Hour race in 2016.

Austria poll blow for racism row MEP

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 14:17
An Austrian far-right MEP criticised for calling the EU a "conglomerate of Negroes" quits as a candidate for his party in the European elections.

VIDEO: House of Commons

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 13:40
MPs discuss oversight of their expenses conduct after an urgent question is granted.

US prisoner on hunger strike in Cuba

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 13:30
US contractor Alan Gross, who has been in jail in Cuba for more than four years, is on hunger strike, according to his lawyer.

O'Connor speaks of Clifford 'charm'

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 13:23
Chat show host Des O'Connor tells Max Clifford's indecent assault trial the publicist was "charming" and acted with "integrity".

Labour vow to empower English cities

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 13:23
English cities will gain more powers over transport, housing and employment to tackle the "productivity gap" with London, Ed Miliband pledges.

Mother in Hillsborough 'truth' bid

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 13:09
A mother was "determined" to get the "truth uncovered" about the Hillsborough disaster after her 15-year-old son died, a coroner hears.

Kelpies lit up for the first time

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 13:08
Two enormous steel sculptures of Kelpie horse heads towering over the M9 at Falkirk are lit up for the first time.

VIDEO: When SpAds go bad, and make the news

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 13:07
Archive footage reveals how government Special Advisers, known as SpAds, end up in the news for the wrong reasons.

Volcanic islands merge in Pacific

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:59
A volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean has merged with its neighbour to form one landmass, the US space agency says.

Dead piranhas found blocking sewers

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:52
Residents of a Shropshire town are told a fishy smell coming from their drains was caused by dead piranha fish, which had been flushed down the toilet.

Dewani remanded to psychiatric unit

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:50
A man accused of arranging his wife's killing on their honeymoon is remanded to a psychiatric hospital in South Africa.

Police forces 'overusing' data power

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:49
Police may be overusing their power to gather people's communications data - such as who owns a phone and what numbers it has called - says the interception of communications commissioner.

Swimming great Thorpe in hospital

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:46
Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe is admitted to hospital with a shoulder infection amid fears he may never compete again.