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VIDEO: Kate Winslet on playing the baddie

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:09
Kate Winslet plays a villain menacing a team of teens in her latest film Divergent

Owner hopes to keep stolen paintings

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:08
The factory worker who bought two stolen paintings by Gauguin and Bonnard hopes they can be returned to hang on his kitchen wall.

Girl, 13, raped in Livingston lane

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:08
Police are investigating after a 13-year-old girl reports being raped in a lane in Livingston.

County cricket club-by-club guide

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:06
BBC Sport radio commentators assess the prospects for the teams ahead of the 2014 season

Ferries affected by France strike

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:54
Cross Channel ferry services to and from the Port of Dover in Kent are severely disrupted by industrial action in France.

Beer lorry crashes with flour lorry

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:54
A motorway carriageway is closed after a crash between a lorry carrying beer and another carrying flour.

Should anyone have to explain being a 'larper'?

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:51
A would-be US politician has defended his participation in live-action roleplays (Larps). What does the case say about perceptions of the hobby, asks Aidan Lewis.

Arrest over burka disguise escape

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:50
A 17-year-old boy is arrested over the disappearance of terror suspect Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed, who absconded from a London mosque in a burka.

MEPs vote to scrap roaming fees

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:50
The European Parliament votes to scrap the roaming fees charged for using a mobile phone while abroad, to take effect next year.

VIDEO: No progress in hunt for flight MH370

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:48
The BBC's Jon Donnison says almost 100 search flights have taken off but no debris belonging to flight MH370 has been found.

India rape convicts face new charge

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:46
A court in the Indian city of Mumbai finds three men who had already been convicted of two gang rapes guilty under a new law that carries the death penalty.

Ultra-high grade in GCSE shake-up

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:45
A new higher GCSE grade will identify England's most talented pupils, and grades will be linked to international tests under proposals from the exam regulator.

Osborne: 'Vigilance' needed on debt

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:43
Authorities must closely watch household debt, said Chancellor George Osborne at a Treasury Select Committee hearing.

No Downing Street call says Orde

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:40
The former head of police in Northern Ireland has said if Downing Street had asked him to release prisoners he would have remembered it to his "dying day".

Grand National field is finalised

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:31
A maximum of 40 horses will run in Saturday's Grand National at Aintree headed by the Paul Nicholls-trained Tidal Bay.

All the best bits of Clegg v Farage

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:15
Highlights of the Clegg v Farage debate

Ward gets singles spot against Italy

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:14
James Ward is named as second singles player while Andy Murray suffers with a stomach bug ahead of GB's Davis Cup tie in Italy.

No US deaths in Afghanistan in March

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:09
There were no US military deaths in Afghanistan in March, the first zero-fatality month in the country since January 2007, Pentagon says.

Kate Winslet: 'Hollywood shocked me'

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:05
Kate Winslet says she wishes she had been given more support to help her cope with the pressures of early fame.

Analysis: Yashika and the law

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:01
Why has a 19-year-old student been sent back to Mauritius?