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Would we be richer if more powers were transferred to big cities?
Posted: October 22, 2014, 1:33 pm
The Syrian military has stepped up its air strikes on rebel-held areas dramatically, carrying out more than 200 in recent days, activists say.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 1:30 pm
A former footballer who posed as a Chelsea player to live a lavish lifestyle is jailed for fraud.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 1:04 pm
ITV's Loose Women broadcasts a final interview with Lynda Bellingham, recorded earlier this month.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 12:58 pm
A woman is arrested in Bedfordshire on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts related to Syria, Scotland Yard says.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 12:57 pm
David Cameron says Ed Miliband is "totally terrified" of Labour's Welsh NHS "failure" while the Labour leader accuses him of "smearing the NHS in Wales".
Posted: October 22, 2014, 12:56 pm
A heroin addict is found guilty of murdering a man just five days after coming out of jail and using his money for a drug deal.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 12:54 pm
Supporters of a leading anti-government cleric in Pakistan end a two-month protest in the capital Islamabad against PM Nawaz Sharif, but others remain.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 12:47 pm
A man who was abused by the late Dean of Manchester speaks about his childhood ordeal, as an inquiry criticises the Church of England's handling of allegations of sexual abuse.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 12:45 pm
Microsoft is ditching the Nokia brand name from new devices, less than a year after acquiring the Finnish mobile firm.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 12:44 pm
A legal challenge is launched into the choice of Fiona Woolf as the chair of the inquiry investigating historical child abuse as political pressure grows.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 12:42 pm
Britain's Chris Froome has revealed he may not compete in the 2015 Tour de France as the route is unveiled.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 12:41 pm
Sweden could use weapons in the search for a suspected foreign submarine near the capital Stockholm, a senior naval official tells the BBC.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 12:39 pm
Actress Lynda Bellingham had shared her hopes for a final Christmas in a special edition of Loose Women.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 12:37 pm
World number one Serena Williams is beaten by Simona Halep at the WTA Finals in Singapore in her heaviest defeat for 16 years.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 12:29 pm
A letter written by a 10-year-old girl to David Cameron about the West Cumberland Hospital is raised at PMQs.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 12:25 pm
The US space agency uploads a free library of audio files, including astronaut voices.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 12:23 pm
As the Ebola outbreak claims 20 lives a day in Sierra Leone, the BBC's Tulip Mazumdar reports from the capital Freetown on how volunteers are being trained to carry out safe burials.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 12:14 pm
A man is thrown out of the public gallery in the House of Commons after a disturbance during Prime Minister's Questions.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 12:06 pm
David Cameron and Ed Miliband accuse each other of not answering questions as they clash over NHS services.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 12:04 pm
Doctors in England will be paid £55 every time they diagnose dementia, health chiefs say, but the scheme is criticised by a patients' group.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 12:03 pm
The Metropolitan Police asked the Northern Ireland Office for a copy of a letter that said a suspected IRA bomber was not wanted, Westminster's On the Runs inquiry is told.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 12:03 pm
The Irish prime minister describes a woman who claims she was raped as a teenager and later interrogated by the IRA as "a force to be reckoned with".
Posted: October 22, 2014, 12:03 pm
The World Health Organization's emergency committee is holding talks on travel restrictions and screening measures on the Ebola outbreak.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 12:02 pm
England call up three uncapped players for the autumn internationals in Semesa Rokoduguni, George Kruis and Calum Clark.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 12:00 pm
A snowplough driver at a Moscow airport says he lost his bearings before a collision with a plane that killed Total oil boss Christophe de Margerie.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 11:57 am
Home Retail Group says that store closures at Homebase will be accelerated, with the number of outlets cut by 25% by 2019.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 11:50 am
An Islamic court has stoned an 18-year-old to death in southern Somalia after convicting him of raping a woman, a pro-Islamist news site reports.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 11:47 am
The Prime Minister has stepped into the row over an Edinburgh father sentenced to death in Pakistan for blasphemy.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 11:45 am
The wrecks of a German U-boat and a merchant vessel it sank in the Battle of the Atlantic are found 30 miles off the coast of North Carolina.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 11:44 am
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has publicly contradicted the head of Ofsted over whether the watchdog has the right to inspect academy chains.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 11:30 am
Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Read requests a song he wrote in support of UKIP be withdrawn from sale following complaints it was racist.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 11:24 am
A 16-year-old boy pleads guilty in court to murdering another boy in Brixton over the sale of a £90 bicycle.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 11:14 am
The owner of a cab firm says he meets requests from the public to provide drivers of a specific race.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 11:13 am
The people who buy and then cancel student debt
Posted: October 22, 2014, 11:13 am
The new European Commission led by Jean-Claude Juncker gets strong backing from MEPs after some tough questioning.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 10:48 am
The pound falls after Bank of England policy makers find "insufficient evidence" of inflationary pressure to justify a rate rise.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 10:35 am
Canada raises its terrorism threat level to medium - but stresses there is no specific threat - after two soldiers were attacked in Quebec.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 10:35 am
A reburial service has been taking place in northern France for 15 British World War One soldiers, exactly one hundred years after they were killed in battle.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 10:33 am
The Indonesian wife of a British man found with his throat cut on the island of Bali has admitted arranging his murder, police there tell the BBC.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 10:26 am
New research suggests that what's known as the "knowledge economy" is growing faster in the north-east of England and Northern Ireland than anywhere else.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 10:16 am
Michael Nichols wins Wildlife photographer of the year for his photograph of a pride of snoozing lions
Posted: October 22, 2014, 10:04 am
Michael Nichols wins Wildlife photographer of the year for his photograph of a pride of snoozing lions
Posted: October 22, 2014, 10:04 am
A doctor from the Democratic Republic of Congo wins Europe's Sakharov human rights prize for helping thousands of gang rape victims.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 10:01 am
Pop group S Club 7 are to reunite for the first time in more than a decade for the BBC's Children in Need next month.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 9:42 am
Australian playwright on media baron's rise to power
Posted: October 22, 2014, 9:14 am
'Things I wish I’d known on day one'
Posted: October 22, 2014, 8:24 am
US rules requiring air passengers from the three West African countries worst hit by Ebola to travel via one of five airports come into effect.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 7:49 am
South Korea takes down a "Christmas tree" tower on the border with North Korea, but says it was for safety reasons not to appease the North.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 7:22 am
The UK's spending watchdog criticises ministers for failing to deport more foreign national offenders - saying performance has barely improved over eight years.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 7:22 am
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany says it was unfair to exclude away fans after a 2-2 Champions League draw at CSKA Moscow.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 6:44 am
What really went wrong at Tesco?
Posted: October 22, 2014, 5:01 am
Several papers report plans to pay GPs £55 for each diagnosis of dementia they make, while a man who claimed to be in a coma for two years to avoid court also features.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 4:55 am
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he is setting up an inquiry into attacks on UN facilities during Israel's recent offensive in the Gaza Strip.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 3:54 am
The US Pentagon says it is examining an Islamic State video appearing to show militants with a weapons bundle intended for Kurdish fighters.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 3:49 am
The Dominican Republic declares Wednesday an official day of mourning for Dominican-born fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who has died at 82.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 12:53 am
The political confrontation in a Hong Kong hair salon
Posted: October 22, 2014, 12:40 am
A black and white image of lions resting on a rock outcrop in the Serengeti has won the 2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year award.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 12:24 am
Researchers reveal that the same physical mechanism is behind many of nature's most dazzling shines.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 12:15 am
How the Commonwealth War Graves Commission continues to keep its promise to remember the dead "in perpetuity".
Posted: October 22, 2014, 12:02 am
How millions responded to Ethiopia’s cry for help
Posted: October 22, 2014, 12:00 am
A group of leading doctors and researchers has called on MPs to investigate potential conflicts of interest at the medicines watchdog, NICE.
Posted: October 21, 2014, 11:52 pm
A commission to consider more powers for the Scottish Parliament is to hold its first full meeting later.
Posted: October 21, 2014, 11:25 pm
Why being over 40 makes you the perfect entrepreneur
Posted: October 21, 2014, 11:10 pm
How safe is it to eat mouldy food?
Posted: October 21, 2014, 11:07 pm
A man who beat three sisters with a hammer in a central London hotel has been found guilty of attempted murder.
Posted: October 21, 2014, 11:05 pm
Tales from the days when British diplomats ran the Gulf
Posted: October 21, 2014, 11:04 pm
President Barack Obama found himself in an awkward situation at the voting booth in Chicago on Monday, when a man walked past and told him not to touch his girlfriend.
Posted: October 21, 2014, 10:49 pm
Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison after he was found guilty of the culpable homicide of Reeva Steenkamp.
Posted: October 21, 2014, 10:29 pm
Press freedom in the Americas has seen a "marked deterioration" in the past six months, according to the Inter American Press Association.
Posted: October 21, 2014, 9:12 pm
A woman dies after being hit by a falling tree in high winds in London, while three people are injured in a separate incident in West Sussex.
Posted: October 21, 2014, 8:49 pm
A young girl has had a lucky escape after part of the glass facade of a stadium in Donetsk crashed to the ground, narrowly missing her.
Posted: October 21, 2014, 7:19 pm
The pregnant Duchess of Cambridge has made her first public appearance since an announcement that she was suffering from acute morning sickness.
Posted: October 21, 2014, 7:10 pm
As Liverpool prepare to take on Real Madrid, ex-Reds defender Alan Kennedy recalls beating the Spaniards in the 1981 European Cup final.
Posted: October 21, 2014, 2:54 pm
Young shoppers do not like eating food that is stored in the freezer, a survey has found. Why is it so unpopular, asks Luke Jones.
Posted: October 21, 2014, 2:31 pm
24 hours of news images: 21 October
Posted: October 21, 2014, 11:38 am
Dr Olivet Buck died after contracting Ebola while treating patients in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Posted: October 21, 2014, 10:48 am
BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at the smart glasses on show at the annual Ceatec electronics exhibition in Japan.
Posted: October 21, 2014, 8:25 am
What floods did to Kashmir's most treasured historic sites
Posted: October 20, 2014, 11:56 pm
A new report claims that the government will fail to meet its child poverty reduction targets by 2020.
Posted: October 20, 2014, 8:05 pm
Grant Trebilco started Fluro Fridays on Australia's Bondi Beach to help fight his own bipolar disorder - now more than 100 surfers join him each week.
Posted: October 20, 2014, 7:07 pm
The government is planning to crack down on internet abuse. What laws are currently in place?
Posted: October 20, 2014, 2:30 pm
24 hours of news images: 20 October
Posted: October 20, 2014, 2:03 pm
Prof Brian Cox muses on whether life here on Earth is unique within the Milky Way and what this might mean.
Posted: October 20, 2014, 10:29 am
Actress Lynda Bellingham's career on screen
Posted: October 20, 2014, 10:12 am
Battle of the Bogside in 1969 by Gilles Caron
Posted: October 20, 2014, 5:36 am
Aftermath of worst flooding in Indian-administered Kashmir
Posted: October 19, 2014, 10:33 pm
News photos from around the world
Posted: October 17, 2014, 3:11 pm
From silver mine to wet plate in Peru
Posted: October 16, 2014, 11:27 pm
The Foreign Affairs Committee approves the EU trade deal with Moldova
Posted: October 16, 2014, 2:22 pm
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