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Ofsted 'will not win' on popularity

1 hour 22 min ago
Ofsted is unlikely to win any popularity contests, the chief inspector has admitted in a speech.

Burkina Faso's president resigns

1 hour 28 min ago
Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore resigns following violent protests, with army chief Honore Traore taking over as head of state.

Life term for puppy farm murders

1 hour 33 min ago
An 82-year-old man is jailed for life for murdering his partner and her daughter who he shot at close range at his puppy farm in Surrey.

Warmest UK Halloween on record

1 hour 34 min ago
This year's Halloween is the warmest on record in the UK, with temperatures reaching as high as 23.5C, breaking the previous record of 20C.

Harris loses conviction appeal bid

1 hour 34 min ago
Entertainer Rolf Harris loses the first round of a legal challenge against his conviction for indecent assaults.

Banks may be forced to boost reserves

1 hour 37 min ago
British banks may have to hold more funds to guard against the risk of a future economic downturn

VIDEO: Policies face 'family-friendly 'checks

2 hours 13 min ago
All new government policies in England now have to undergo a test to check whether they help families.

Greyfriars Bobby's nose rubbing plea

2 hours 25 min ago
Tourists are being asked to only touch Greyfriars Bobby's nose "gently" after work to restore the statue failed again.

Wheelchair drag driver handed ban

2 hours 30 min ago
A woman who was caught on CCTV dragging a man in a wheelchair behind her car is handed a two-year driving ban.

Why Burgess will succeed - Lancaster

2 hours 32 min ago
England head coach Stuart Lancaster says Sam Burgess's "mental toughness" can lead him to success in rugby union.

UN chief defends Ebola aid workers

2 hours 41 min ago
UN chief Ban Ki-moon says discrimination against humanitarian workers who return home from the Ebola crisis in West Africa is "unacceptable".

Costa set to make Chelsea return

2 hours 42 min ago
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho confirms striker Diego Costa will be available for Saturday's Premier League game with QPR.

VIDEO: Zimbabwe's crocodile farms

2 hours 49 min ago
Crocodile farming in Zimbabwe is an expensive, niche business, as the BBC's Brian Hungwe finds out.

China makes 'biggest cash haul'

3 hours 12 min ago
Anti-corruption investigators in China reportedly find the equivalent of $33m in cash at an official's home - the biggest such haul to date.

Wenger concerned about Twitter

3 hours 20 min ago
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits he is concerned by his players' use of social media site Twitter, plus more.

DUP to 'bring welfare issue to head'

3 hours 43 min ago
The DUP says it intends to bring the controversial welfare reform issue 'to a head" before Christmas if it is not resolved in the current talks process.

VIDEO: Baby pandas wrestle with their keeper

3 hours 48 min ago
A breeder in China's Chendgu province was trying to give these two baby pandas medicine instead of their usual bamboo leaves- and they were having none of it.

Bend It Like Beckham set for stage

4 hours 4 min ago
A musical version of the hit 2002 British comedy film Bend It Like Beckham is to open in the West End next year.

'Murdered' man ambulance delay probe

4 hours 10 min ago
Delays in getting an ambulance to an alleged murder victim in Wrexham are being investigated by the Welsh Ambulance Service.

Vision for Prestwick Airport growth

4 hours 12 min ago
A long-term vision is set out for Prestwick Airport - a year after it was taken into public ownership amid fears it could close.