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Paddington author to make film cameo

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 15:43
Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond is to make a cameo appearance in the film that will bring his beloved character to the big screen for the first time.

VIDEO: Drinkers try the BBC booze calculator

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 15:39
Alcohol should have a calorie content label in order to reduce obesity, according to public health doctors.

NHS Grampian chief to stand down

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 15:34
The chief executive of NHS Grampian, which has been embroiled in a staffing controversy, announces his early retirement.

How often is 'antifreeze' added to food and drink?

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 15:33
How common is propylene glycol in food and drink?

BBC refuses to make Top Gear apology

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 15:27
The BBC's Head of TV refuses to make a formal apology over a Top Gear special filmed in Argentina, after demands from the country's ambassador to the UK.

Labour win police commissioner poll

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 15:03
Labour's Alan Billings wins the by-election for the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire, following the resignation of Shaun Wright.

Ofsted 'will not win' on popularity

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 14:50
Ofsted is unlikely to win any popularity contests, the chief inspector has admitted in a speech.

Burkina Faso's president resigns

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 14:44
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

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 14:38
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

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 14:38
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

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 14:38
Entertainer Rolf Harris loses the first round of a legal challenge against his conviction for indecent assaults.

Banks may be forced to boost reserves

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 14:34
British banks may have to hold more funds to guard against the risk of a future economic downturn

VIDEO: Tech review: This week's headlines

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 14:21
Why flying drones in restricted airspace could land you in prison, plus other technology news

VIDEO: Policies face 'family-friendly 'checks

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 13:59
All new government policies in England now have to undergo a test to check whether they help families.

Greyfriars Bobby's nose rubbing plea

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 13:47
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

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 13:42
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

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 13:40
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

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 13:31
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

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 13:30
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho confirms striker Diego Costa will be available for Saturday's Premier League game with QPR.

VIDEO: Zimbabwe's crocodile farms

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 13:23
Crocodile farming in Zimbabwe is an expensive, niche business, as the BBC's Brian Hungwe finds out.