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Councils flex muscle in search for local power

Mon, 2014-12-15 16:18
Could super-councils be the next stage in the devolution of power from Whitehall, asks Prof Tony Travers?
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Me, my friend Pru, and our memories

Mon, 2014-12-15 16:08
Joan Bakewell on Prunella Scales and the battle against dementia
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VIDEO: Father Christmas 'lives in Derby'

Mon, 2014-12-15 14:55
A holographic projection of Father Christmas has been drawing crowds to a Derby home
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In pictures: Sydney siege

Mon, 2014-12-15 13:53
Armed police seal off an area around a cafe
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Commandos end Sydney cafe siege

Mon, 2014-12-15 11:27
At least one hostage is reported dead along with an Islamist gunman, after commandos storm a cafe held under siege for 16 hours in Sydney.
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BT in talks to buy EE for £12.5bn

Mon, 2014-12-15 11:17
Telecoms giant BT is in exclusive talks to buy EE - Britain's largest mobile network group - for £12.5bn.
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Fare-dodging banker banned from City

Mon, 2014-12-15 11:05
A London banker who regularly travelled to work without buying a train ticket is banned from working in the financial services industry.
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Adkins sacked as Reading manager

Mon, 2014-12-15 11:03
Reading sack manager Nigel Adkins after 20 months in charge of the Championship club.
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Air traffic glitch 'hit 10,000'

Mon, 2014-12-15 10:59
Up to 10,000 passengers at Heathrow alone were affected by an air traffic control computer failure, the transport secretary confirms.
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Cameron criticised on NI talks exit

Mon, 2014-12-15 10:57
Two former Northern Ireland Secretaries of State express concern about the prime minister's handling of last week's political talks in Belfast.
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11 dogs rescued from isolated gorge

Mon, 2014-12-15 10:54
Eleven dogs from a hunt pack are rescued after becoming trapped in a gorge near Aberystwyth.
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VIDEO: Basildon's take on UKIP man's gaffe

Mon, 2014-12-15 10:48
The BBC's Chris Mason has been to Basildon to find out what the public think about Kerry Smith's remarks
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Reporter Allan Little to leave BBC

Mon, 2014-12-15 10:40
TV and radio correspondent Allan Little, who covered the first Gulf War and the Rwandan genocide, is to leave the BBC at the end of December.
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May: 'No intervention' over torture

Mon, 2014-12-15 10:37
Theresa May says she did not seek the redaction of information from a report about the CIA's alleged use of torture.
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Sandy Hook families sue rifle maker

Mon, 2014-12-15 10:32
The families of nine of the 26 people killed in a 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut have filed a lawsuit against a rifle manufacturer.
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Oven death safety charges dropped

Mon, 2014-12-15 10:32
Two men who faced health and safety charges over the death of a factory worker in an industrial oven have their case dropped.
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Rangers & Ashley accused of breach

Mon, 2014-12-15 10:28
Rangers and shareholder Mike Ashley are accused of breaching SFA rules over dual ownership.
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Ebola serum supply reaches Liberia

Mon, 2014-12-15 10:08
Liberia begins treating Ebola patients with serum therapy - a treatment made from the blood of recovered survivors.
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Doubts over killer nurse conviction

Mon, 2014-12-15 10:00
A nurse who was convicted of being a serial killer could be the victim of a miscarriage of justice.
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McIlroy wins BBC Sport NI 2014 award

Mon, 2014-12-15 09:57
Rory McIlroy is named BBC NI's Sport Personality of 2014 after a year which saw him win both the Open and US PGA title.
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