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More support for ex-forces prisoners

2 hours 31 min ago
Ex-armed forces members who are sent to prison will get more support following a review of how they are treated, the Ministry of Justice says.

Welby seeks gay marriage 'bridge'

2 hours 54 min ago
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby tells Desert Island Discs he is trying to bridge a split in the Church over same-sex marriage.

US insists North Korea behind hack

3 hours 10 min ago
The US says North Korea must admit "culpability" for a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures after North Korea suggests a joint inquiry into the attack.

VIDEO: How can a fish be a spy? - in 15 secs

3 hours 12 min ago
The US navy has developed a robot that looks like a fish, but has high-tech surveillance equipment inside.

Slower ambulance fears, and roadside drug tests

3 hours 19 min ago
Claims that NHS England may make target response times for ambulances longer, and news on a festive season blitz on drug-driving are two of a mixed bag of Sunday headlines.

Gunman kills two New York policemen

3 hours 32 min ago
A gunman shoots dead two police officers sitting inside a patrol car in New York before killing himself, officials say.

Why do mornings get darker after 21 December?

3 hours 36 min ago
Why mornings will keep getting darker after 21 December

Climate of fear in Turkmenistan

3 hours 38 min ago
Foreign investors are keen to do deals with Turkmenistan but a climate of fear silences dissent, writes the BBC's Abdujalil Abdurasulov in Ashgabat.

Nurses in training 'at six-year low'

3 hours 48 min ago
The number of nurses being trained in Scotland has fallen to its lowest level for six years, according to the Scottish Conservatives.

Tube's lost property treasure trove

3 hours 54 min ago
The strange things passengers leave on the Tube

Winter fuel payment increase urged

3 hours 58 min ago
Immediate action is needed to ensure pensioners in Scotland are not afraid to put their heating on this winter, according to the SNP.

Sunday's gossip column

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 23:36
Manchester United to launch Bale bid, Aaron Lennon in Italian move, Liverpool consider Rodgers replacements, plus more.

Journalist John Freeman dies at 99

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 22:41
The diplomat and journalist John Freeman, best known for his interviews for BBC television series Face to Face, dies at the age of 99.

West Ham 'are breaking barriers'

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 22:33
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce says his club are "breaking barriers" in the Premier League as they are fourth in the table.

VIDEO: Strictly 2014 winner is crowned

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 22:29
Presenter Caroline Flack and her partner Pasha Kovalev are crowned the winners of Strictly Come Dancing 2014.

Real Madrid 2-0 San Lorenzo

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 21:59
European champions Real Madrid beat Copa Libertadores winners San Lorenzo to lift the Club World Cup.

Second arrest over off-duty PC death

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 21:54
A second man is arrested on suspicion of murdering off-duty police officer Neil Doyle, who died after being attacked in Liverpool on Friday.

Saints' Hartley 'plays to the edge'

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 20:37
Northampton boss Jim Mallinder admits Dylan Hartley "plays to the edge" after the hooker's sending off against Leicester.

Draw costly to title hope - Van Gaal

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 19:45
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says beating teams like Aston Villa is a necessity to win the Premier League.

Gloucester 16-39 Bath

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 19:41
Bath keep up the pressure on Premiership leaders Northampton by easing to victory in the West Country derby against Gloucester