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Minister warns of major job losses

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 13:02

Finance minister Simon Hamilton warns of "considerable" job losses in the public sector, but cannot put an exact figure on cuts through voluntary redundancy.

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VIDEO: UKIP new boy heckled in Commons

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 12:59

Mark Reckless faces noisy scenes as he puts his first question to the prime minister since his election as a UKIP MP.

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Care home boss guilty of child abuse

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 12:59

A former children's homes boss is found guilty of 26 charges of sexually abusing youngsters in Wrexham.

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Two held over Syria terror offences

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 12:55

Two people are arrested at Heathrow on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences, West Midlands Police say.

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Kim Dotcom declares he is 'broke'

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 12:53

The founder of the seized file-sharing site Megaupload, Kim Dotcom, says he is out of funds after spending $10m on a legal battle.

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Police to examine MLAs' expenses

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 12:50

Police are examining allegations about Northern Ireland Assembly members' expenses after revelations in a two-part BBC Spotlight programme.

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HK policemen arrested over beating

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 12:50

Seven Hong Kong policemen are arrested in connection with the beating of a pro-democracy protester in October.

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Learning disability care 'failing'

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 12:45

People with learning disabilities are being kept in hospitals too far from home for too long, a report commissioned by NHS England finds.

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Sudan 'wants UN rights office shut'

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 12:39

Sudan's government has asked the UN-Africa Union force in Darfur (Unamid) to shut its human rights office, the joint peacekeeping mission says.

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VIDEO: Merton in 'Just a Minute' challenge

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 12:37

BBC Breakfast challenges comedian Paul Merton to a game of 'Just a Minute'

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Zimbabwe VP leadership bid blocked

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 12:09

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF blocks Vice-President Joyce Mujuru from retaining a party post, damaging her chances of one day succeeding President Mugabe.

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VIDEO: Outrage over illegal mile-long tip

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 12:07

An illegal fly-tip in Purfleet, Essex has grown to almost a mile long provoking anger from people living nearby

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Doctor jailed for secret filming

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 12:07

A doctor who secretly filmed hundreds of patients, colleagues and hospital visitors, is jailed for five years.

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VIDEO: Campbell on 'flawed' mansion tax plan

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 12:03

Sol Campbell criticises Labour's mansion tax plan for chasing those who have "paid their dues ten times over".

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VIDEO: Sharp rise in 'revenge evictions'

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 11:54

There has been a sharp rise in the number of people asking for help from Citizens Advice because they feel they have been unfairly evicted from rented accommodation.

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Caerphilly ranked as 'most deprived'

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 11:53

An area of Caerphilly becomes the most deprived community in Wales, official figures show.

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Uighur scholar's students on trial

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 11:52

Seven university students linked to jailed Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti have reportedly gone on trial in China's westernmost province of Xinjiang.

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'Weak Mignolet has been exposed'

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 11:52

Former Liverpool goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar says Simon Mignolet's " is the main reason the Reds are struggling this season.

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Facebook Lee Rigby attack 'unfair'

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 11:44

It would be "almost impossible" for internet firms to monitor all website postings for possible terrorist content, a former MI6 director says.

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Drugs claims over missing stag man

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 11:38

A man who went missing on a stag weekend in Prague may have taken "narcotic and psychotropic" substances before he disappeared, according to Czech police.

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