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George Osborne does a U-turn on cuts to tax credits and vows to protect police funding in his Spending Review.
Posted: November 25, 2015, 8:08 pm
The surviving pilot of a Russian plane shot down by Turkey on the Syrian border says no warning was given, and the plane was inside Syrian airspace.
Posted: November 25, 2015, 7:57 pm
The Turkish military has released what it says is an audio recording of the warning given to the Russian plane shot down by Turkey on the Syrian border.
Posted: November 25, 2015, 7:34 pm
A US aircraft attacked a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) clinic in the Afghan city of Kunduz because of "human error", a US military inquiry says.
Posted: November 25, 2015, 7:27 pm
Chancellor George Osborne does a U-turn on cuts to tax credits and vows to protect police funding in his Spending Review.
Posted: November 25, 2015, 7:03 pm
The government pledges a 29% increase in funding for UK Sport in the Chancellor's autumn Spending Review.
Posted: November 25, 2015, 7:03 pm
With rowing team-mates and protesting fans, Great Britain's run to the 1978 Davis Cup final was far from dull.
Posted: November 25, 2015, 6:22 pm
The funding of schools in England will be overhauled to remove big regional differences in levels of per pupil funding, George Osborne confirms.
Posted: November 25, 2015, 6:20 pm
Private investors are being invited to help fund the restoration of about one half of the UK's peatlands.
Posted: November 25, 2015, 6:18 pm
SNP MP for Livingston, Hannah Bardell, accuses Chancellor George Osborne of "robbing Peter to pay Paul" with his Spending Review.
Posted: November 25, 2015, 6:12 pm
Pope Francis arrives in Kenya at the start of his first visit to Africa, with crowds lining the streets of the capital to welcome him.
Posted: November 25, 2015, 6:03 pm
Labour's John McDonnell quotes Chairman Mao and accuses George Osborne of "economic illiteracy" in the Spending Review.
Posted: November 25, 2015, 6:02 pm
Once again the term 'World War 3' flies around online
Posted: November 25, 2015, 5:59 pm
How has the chancellor pulled off the magical trick of cutting less without inflating the deficit?
Posted: November 25, 2015, 5:49 pm
Police have greeted the news there will be no further cuts to their budgets with disbelief, says Danny Shaw, but what influenced the chancellor's decision?
Posted: November 25, 2015, 5:45 pm
Network Rail wants to sell £1.8bn of railway arch space, disused depots and shop space in bigger stations to help raise the cash to upgrade UK railways.
Posted: November 25, 2015, 5:20 pm
A man is arrested on suspicion of rape after the body of a missing student is discovered in a Sheffield river.
Posted: November 25, 2015, 5:14 pm
Chairman Mao's "Little Red Book" made a surprise appearance in the Commons, when Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell brandished a copy while accusing the government of relying on Chinese investment.
Posted: November 25, 2015, 4:53 pm
The policies announced by the chancellor in his Autumn Statement and Spending Review have a big effect on your finances. Here's how.
Posted: November 25, 2015, 4:52 pm
An apprenticeship levy on company payrolls will fund three million places for apprentices, the chancellor says, but business groups call it a "new payroll tax".
Posted: November 25, 2015, 4:38 pm
The government has agreed to talks at Acas in the junior doctors' dispute - but the strikes have not been called off.
Posted: November 25, 2015, 4:38 pm
There were an estimated 43,900 excess deaths in England and Wales last winter, the highest number in 15 years.
Posted: November 25, 2015, 4:33 pm
Buy-to-let landlords and those buying second homes in England and Wales will soon have to pay a stamp duty surcharge, the chancellor has announced.
Posted: November 25, 2015, 4:20 pm
The UK chancellor has said that the science budget will be protected in real terms - equating to an increase.
Posted: November 25, 2015, 4:19 pm
Kyle Edmund and James Ward are in contention for the second British singles place at the Davis Cup final against Belgium.
Posted: November 25, 2015, 4:06 pm
Tyson Fury sings a Bette Midler classic to Wladimir Klitschko at a public workout before Saturday's world title fight.
Posted: November 25, 2015, 4:06 pm
Tim Wonnacott steps down from Bargain Hunt two months after reports he had had "a bust-up" with the BBC show's producers.
Posted: November 25, 2015, 3:51 pm
The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) predicts a £27bn improvement in the public finances over the next five years.
Posted: November 25, 2015, 3:26 pm
Digital radio station Radio X may have to change its name after its trademark application was refused.
Posted: November 25, 2015, 3:13 pm
Apple purchases the company behind motion-capture technology used in the latest Star Wars film.
Posted: November 25, 2015, 2:55 pm
An at-a-glance summary of the main points of the 2015 Autumn Statement and Comprehensive Spending Review.
Posted: November 25, 2015, 2:45 pm
Friends of the serial killers Fred and Rose West are jailed for sexually abusing children over a 15-year period.
Posted: November 25, 2015, 2:41 pm
Hundreds of metres of underground tunnels used by Islamic State militants under the Iraqi city of Sinjar have been discovered by Kurdish forces.
Posted: November 25, 2015, 2:23 pm
The Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, tells a noisy MP who disrupted George Osborne's Spending Review speech that he should "take up yoga".
Posted: November 25, 2015, 1:56 pm
A protest has taken place outside the Turkish embassy in Moscow over Turkey's downing of a Russian jet on the Syrian border.
Posted: November 25, 2015, 1:55 pm
An Australian man who made headlines after saying Facebook told him to take down his profile admits he hoaxed the media.
Posted: November 25, 2015, 1:39 pm
Dell admits to a second security problem that researchers say could expose users' data to hackers
Posted: November 25, 2015, 1:19 pm
Dealing with the death of a team-mate
Posted: November 25, 2015, 10:09 am
Babies born in hospitals in England at the weekends have a "significantly" greater chance of dying than those born on weekdays, researchers say.
Posted: November 25, 2015, 7:48 am
The hunt for Albert Einstein's missing waves
Posted: November 25, 2015, 3:55 am
The children who act as deities in Varanasi
Posted: November 25, 2015, 3:55 am
Family doctors must tell the DVLA about any patients who continue to drive when they are medically unfit to do so, says the General Medical Council.
Posted: November 25, 2015, 2:41 am
The street art with a message of hope
Posted: November 25, 2015, 1:52 am
What happens on social media if you say you don't want kids?
Posted: November 25, 2015, 1:37 am
The Alaskan fishing village taking on 'Godzilla'
Posted: November 25, 2015, 1:36 am
Hand embroidered slippers are one of the few remaining traditional Hong Kong manufacturing trades - and they are getting a revamp.
Posted: November 25, 2015, 12:41 am
A woman's life in the IS capital of Syria
Posted: November 25, 2015, 12:26 am
Tinkering with technology to help conservation
Posted: November 25, 2015, 12:03 am
A police officer is charged with murder for the death of a teenager who was shot in Chicago. A prosecutor has set out what happened.
Posted: November 24, 2015, 9:48 pm
The US-led coalition launches about two combat aircraft sorties per hour against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, but how does that compare to previous aerial campaigns?
Posted: November 24, 2015, 6:44 pm
Photographer Alex Boyd's exploration of the forest surrounding the site of the concentration camp at Bergen-Belsen in Germany.
Posted: November 24, 2015, 3:19 am
It has been 10 years since the government signalled a revolution in licensing laws. What impact has it had?
Posted: November 24, 2015, 12:07 am
Even after years of study and investigation there's still disagreement over what causes paedophiles to be the way they are.
Posted: November 24, 2015, 12:06 am
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