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Gove urges teachers to call off strike

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 21:07
Education Secretary Michael Gove is calling on teachers to "reconsider" plans for a strike on Thursday.

VIDEO: Contest to find new Swiss anthem

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 20:34
A contest is under way to compose a new national anthem for Switzerland, but what makes an ideal anthem?

Boy, 3, found unresponsive in pool

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 20:30
A three-year-old boy is airlifted to hospital after being found unresponsive in a swimming pool in Wiltshire.

Rape victims 'vilified' online

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 20:11
Rape victims are being named and "vilified" online because laws to protect their anonymity are too weak, a House of Lords committee hears.

PM condemns public sector strike

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 20:09
People should go to work instead of joining Thursday's public sector strike, David Cameron says, as he pledges to change strike laws.

Husband murdered wife who left him

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 19:53
A man is found guilty of murdering his wife - the mother of their two children - by shooting her twice in the back because he could not accept she had left him.

Air checks: What do passengers think?

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 19:46
What passengers think of new airport security checks

'Unresponsive' pitch helps no-one

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 19:37
England's bowlers battled manfully on an unresponsive Trent Bridge pitch, says correspondent Jonathan Agnew.

VIDEO: Pesticide threat to wild birds

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 19:34
New research suggests that a farm pesticide which has been blamed for impacting Britain's bee colonies may also be harming the nation's wild birds.

NSA and FBI 'spied on US Muslims'

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 19:26
The US spied on emails of five high-profile Muslim Americans to try to identify security threats, documents leaked by Edward Snowden show.

Neymar recovery going 'very well'

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 19:09
Barcelona say Brazil playmaker Neymar is recovering "very well" from the fractured vertebra which ended his World Cup.

Fed plans to end stimulus in October

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 18:45
The Federal Reserve plans to end its stimulus programme in October if US economic growth continues at its current pace, meeting minutes released on Wednesday reveal.

Sainsbury's against longer Sundays

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 18:31
Sainsbury's former chief executive Justin King tells the BBC that the company is against relaxing Sunday trading rules.

Bell Labs claims net speed record

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 18:19
A team of researchers says it has transmitted data over traditional copper telephone lines at a record speed of 10 gigabits per second.

Nigeria are suspended by Fifa

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 18:17
Nigeria are suspended from all international football amid allegations of government interference.

STV confirm referendum debate date

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 18:01
A televised referendum debate between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling will go ahead in August after a dispute over dates is settled.

'Van Gogh' provenance is 'untrue'

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 17:59
The owner of a painting purported to be by Vincent van Gogh admits misrepresenting its true history.

Sacked minister apologises to AMs

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 17:54
Sacked environment minister Alun Davies writes to five AMs to apologise for trying to find out about their farm subsidy payments.

GP jailed for decades of sex abuse

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 17:43
A doctor who sexually abused patients over more than 25 years is serving a lengthy jail sentence, it can now be reported.

Froome pulls out of Tour after fall

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 17:37
Defending champion Chris Froome pulls out of the Tour de France after crashing twice on stage five in wet conditions.