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Teenager arrested over Crolla attack

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:39
A 17-year-old is arrested after a boxing world title contender suffered a fractured skull tackling two alleged burglars at a neighbour's home.

NHS staff to strike in new year

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:31
There will be a fresh wave of strikes across the NHS in England in new year, it has been announced.

Millions deleted in Instagram purge

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:30
Photo-sharing app Instagram has removed millions of accounts believed to be posting spam, angering many legitimate users.

Spectacular views atop tallest spire

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:17
Breathtaking aerial views from Salisbury Cathedral are filmed by workers at the top of Britain's tallest spire.

VIDEO: Spectacular spire-climb filmed

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:17
Cathedral conservators film themselves scaling Britain's highest spire to repair weather meter.

Bank fine reduces public borrowing

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:04
A bank fine of £1.1bn for manipulating currency markets has helped government borrowing figures in November, official figures show.

3D printer makes tool in space

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:56
Astronauts on the International Space Station use a 3-D printer to make a wrench, from instructions sent up in an email.

Nigeria 'outraged' by mass kidnap

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:46
Nigeria's government said it is "outraged and deeply saddened" after militants attacked a remote village and reportedly kidnapped about 200 people.

Kenya approves tough security law

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:44
Kenyan president signs controversial anti-terror bill which sparked fighting between MPs in parliament on Thursday.

Garden bridge gets green light

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:39
A controversial garden bridge is to be built across the River Thames as the Mayor of London approves the scheme.

A&E has 'worst week' in England

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:39
Pressures in A&E units in England have hit record levels while Wales and Northern Ireland also perform poorly, figures show.

Profumo's Rice-Davies dies aged 70

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:31
Former model Mandy Rice-Davies, one of the main figures in the 1960s Profumo affair, has died from cancer at the age of 70, her publicist says.

Man injured in shooting at takeaway

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:17
An 18-year-old man is taken to hospital after being shot twice in the leg at a fast food outlet in west Belfast.

Xi Jinping and his China Dream

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:11
As 2014 draws to a close, the BBC's Carrie Gracie looks back on China's year and asks if the country has achieved its "dream".

'Derbies are like internationals'

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:07
BBC Sport's Jeremy Guscott looks ahead to Saturday's East Midlands and West Country derbies in the Premiership.

Police stretched to 'danger' levels

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:05
Brutal police budget cuts are stretching policing to dangerous levels, the Gwent police and crime commissioner warns.

'Seven clubs' want wage cap scrapped

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:03
Saracens call for the Premiership wage cap to be abolished and say they have the backing of six other top-flight teams.

'Keane & Cleverley chat civilised'

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:02
Ex-Aston Villa assistant manager Roy Keane's doorstep chat with Tom Cleverley was civilised, says Paul Lambert.

Off-duty policeman killed in assault

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 09:58
An off-duty police officer dies and two other men are injured in an assault in Liverpool city centre.

Man crashes car into Spain party HQ

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 09:48
A ruined Spanish businessman drives a car carrying gas cylinders into the front of the governing Popular Party's headquarters in Madrid, police say.