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NHS 'should work more with hospices'

5 hours 7 min ago
Hospices could play a greater role in end-of-life care and stop hospitals being the "default option", says former Tory party leader Lord Howard.
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Billy Joel to receive Gershwin prize

5 hours 10 min ago
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Billy Joel is to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the US Library of Congress announces.
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MH17 dead to be flown to Netherlands

5 hours 12 min ago
The first bodies from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine are due to be flown to the Netherlands, which is holding a day of mourning.
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UK licensing arms exports to Russia

5 hours 28 min ago
Licences to export arms worth millions of pounds to Russia remain in place despite fears Moscow is arming rebels in Ukraine, MPs have said.
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Engineering firm to create 40 jobs

5 hours 30 min ago
A Londonderry-based engineering firm is to create 40 new jobs after bringing a new investor on board.
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Van Gaal criticises tour schedule

5 hours 38 min ago
Manchester United's extensive tour of the USA is "not positive for preparation", says the club's manager Louis van Gaal.
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Peaches Geldof inquest due later

5 hours 39 min ago
The full inquest into the death of TV presenter Peaches Geldof, 25, is due later.
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'Trojan Horse' probe 'needs review'

5 hours 39 min ago
The council-commissioned review into the so-called Trojan Horse allegations "ought to be reviewed itself", teachers say.
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Disability benefits flaws 'grave'

6 hours 7 min ago
The disability benefits system requires a "fundamental redesign" because flaws in the process are so "grave", a group of MPs says.
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VIDEO: Mystery over Brooklyn Bridge flags

6 hours 17 min ago
Authorities in New York are investigating who raised two large white flags on the towers of the Brooklyn Bridge early on Tuesday.
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VIDEO: Amur leopards born at zoo

6 hours 30 min ago
Two rare Amur leopard cubs have been born at Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire.
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Costa Concordia begins final journey

6 hours 33 min ago
The wreck of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia is being towed away for scrap, in one of the biggest maritime salvage operations ever staged.
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Giant solar park set for approval

6 hours 36 min ago
Plans for a giant solar park with 180,000 electricity-generating panels are recommended for approval by Flintshire councillors.
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Houvenaghel retires from cycling

6 hours 39 min ago
Olympic silver medallist Wendy Houvenaghel retires from cycling after pulling out of the Commonwealth Games with injury.
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Lift Gaza 'siege' - Palestinian PM

6 hours 39 min ago
The Palestinian PM calls for the Gaza blockade to be lifted as part of a ceasefire deal, as diplomatic efforts continue to end the conflict.
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New police probe over payments

6 hours 39 min ago
A new police investigation is launched into unlawful pension salary supplements paid to the chief executive of Pembrokeshire council.
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School head held over India 'rape'

6 hours 40 min ago
Police in the Indian city of Bangalore arrest a school head for failing to protect children under his care after a six-year-old girl is allegedly raped.
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China detains five over meat scandal

6 hours 40 min ago
China detains five people as part of its probe into a firm that allegedly supplied out of date meat to fast food chains, including McDonald's and KFC.
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Quarantine over China plague death

6 hours 49 min ago
Part of a city in north-west China is sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague, state media say.
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Lib Dem MP criticised for Gaza tweet

6 hours 51 min ago
Lib Dem MP David Ward is accused of making "vile comments" on social media about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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