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Boris Island airport plan 'rejected'

47 min 57 sec ago
A plan for an island airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", looks set to be shelved, the BBC understands.

Sinfield retires from England duty

55 min 3 sec ago
Leeds Rhinos and England captain Kevin Sinfield announces his retirement from international rugby league with immediate effect.

VIDEO: 'Bacon butty' for British Ebola nurse

1 hour 10 min ago
The parents of the first British person to contract Ebola during the outbreak in West Africa say he is recovering well.

VIDEO: Can new powers stop UK jihadists?

1 hour 16 min ago
David Cameron says tougher measures are needed to prevent people from travelling abroad to fight for extremist groups like Islamic State.

VIDEO: Proton therapy: UK patient access

1 hour 35 min ago
Dr Yen-Ching Chang, the lead on Proton Beam Therapy at University College London Hospital, says the UK has comprehensive access to the therapy for patients with the highest needs.

Abuse researcher 'faced hostility'

2 hours 10 min ago
A Home Office researcher who wrote a report on sexual exploitation of children in Rotherham in 2002 tells BBC Panorama she faced 'hostility' from the council.

British Ebola patient 'pretty well'

2 hours 30 min ago
The parents of the first British person to contract Ebola during the outbreak in West Africa say he is recovering well.

Jobs go as printing company closes

2 hours 34 min ago
A printing company in Torfaen announces it has closed, with the loss of 113 jobs.

'Cloud' concerns after celeb leaks

2 hours 36 min ago
Experts have raised concerns over the security of "cloud" storage sites following the leak of intimate pictures of celebrities.

VIDEO: Bercow orders clerk recruitment 'pause'

3 hours 1 min ago
John Bercow has announced a "modest pause" in the recruitment of the next clerk of the House of Commons following a row with MPs.

Ukraine hit by military setbacks

3 hours 22 min ago
Ukraine suffers a series of military setbacks, as hundreds of troops are taken prisoner and its forces withdraw from a key airport.

Free-kick fan 'bent it like Beckham'

3 hours 30 min ago
A football fan who ran on to the pitch and took a free-kick during a Premier League match is fined by a judge, who compared his dead-ball skills to those of a low-speed David Beckham.

Ferguson police wear body cameras

3 hours 35 min ago
Police in Ferguson, Missouri, are now using body cameras, three weeks after a white officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager leading to weeks of violent unrest.

Nato plans rapid response force

3 hours 42 min ago
Nato is to approve a rapid response force at a summit in Wales this week to deter any Russian threat to Eastern European members, the alliance's chief says.

VIDEO: Public plea for Wedgewood collection

3 hours 46 min ago
A public appeal is launched to save the Wedgwood Museum pottery collection, which is being sold to pay off the ceramics firm's pension bill.

BBC staff to strike over job losses

3 hours 52 min ago
BBC staff vote to go on strike in a row over job losses, the National Union of Journalists says.

Zoo fears panda has miscarried

3 hours 53 min ago
Edinburgh Zoo has said it fears the UK's only female giant panda has suffered a miscarriage.

Ofsted academy chain 'weaknesses'

3 hours 59 min ago
Inspectors accuse one of the biggest academy chains in England of "low expectations".

VIDEO: BBC's Sweeney catches Putin at talks

4 hours 4 min ago
As negotiators meet in Minsk to discuss the Ukraine crisis, Russia's President Vladimir Putin says the process of direct negotiations is "the beginning of a very important process".

VIDEO: Do you know what 11x12 is?

4 hours 5 min ago
BBC News asks adults to answer some of the questions that could appear on English schools' new curriculum.