National News

  1. UK is already IS target - Fallon

    Defence Secretary Michael Fallon tells MPs the UK is already a target for Islamic State extremists as the Cabinet endorses Wednesday's vote on air strikes.
  2. Yorkshire Ripper 'facing prison return'

    Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe's mental health has improved and he could be returned to jail, it is reported.
  3. Disruption as doctors' strike halted

    Hospitals across England face disruption with thousands of operations cancelled, despite a 24-hour strike by junior doctors being called off.
  4. German cabinet approves IS mission

    The German cabinet backs plans for military support in the fight against Islamic State militants in Syria and MPs are expected to vote this week.
  5. Faulty part 'factor' in AirAsia crash

    Faulty equipment and the crew's response were among factors that caused an AirAsia plane to crash last December, killing 162 people, Indonesian officials say.
  6. Charles: 'We must save our forests'

    Prince Charles says forest protection is starting to be taken seriously at the UN climate conference in Paris, but too many companies are turning a blind eye
  7. Heathrow conditions 'must be met'

    The government should not support building a third runway at Heathrow until certain environmental conditions can be met, MPs say.
  8. Syria jihadists release Lebanese troops

    Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate has freed 16 Lebanese security personnel held captive for almost 16 months as part of a swap deal, officials say.
  9. Turkey challenges Russia over IS claim

    Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan challenges Russia to prove that Ankara shot down a Russian plane to protect oil trade with Islamic State.
  10. US marine guilty of transgender killing

    A US marine is found guilty of killing a Filipina transgender woman, in a case which has strained ties between the US and the Philippines.
  11. US to tighten visa waiver programme

    The US says it wants to tighten travel restrictions on foreigners who visit the country without needing full visas, following the Paris attacks.
  12. Adele tickets: Personal data 'breached'

    Fans buying tickets for Adele's tour tell the BBC they have been shown the address and credit card details of customers other than themselves.
  13. VIDEO: China smog: 'Sky dark from air pollution'

    Schools and factories have been shut as large sections of northeast China are covered by hazardous smog.
  14. VIDEO: The rise of the banking app?

    The BBC's Personal Finance correspondent Simon Gompertz looks at the rising popularity of banking by app.
  15. VIDEO: Police chase 80mph drunk driver

    West Midlands Police have released a video of a drunk driver swerving across the M5, as forces across the region begin the Christmas anti-drink drive campaign
  16. VIDEO: Harry, 4, steals show on donor discussion

    Four year old Harry received a liver transplant just two days before his first birthday. He now needs a new liver and is hoping to find a donor.
  17. VIDEO: The app that tests your home wi-fi

    Rory Cellan-Jones tests Ofcom's new free app that checks home broadband to see how it is performing.
  18. VIDEO: Daniel Radcliffe on hunchbacks and Harry P

    Daniel Radcliffe talks to BBC Breakfast about his latest role alongside James McAvoy in the film Victor Frankenstein.
  19. VIDEO: The Furys meet the media - best bits

    The best bits from world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury's bizarre news conference in Bolton, including an incredible rant from his father.
  20. VIDEO: People of Kiribati 'may have to relocate'

    Kiribati President Anote Tong says that any possible climate deal is already too late for his country which is planning migration with ''dignity''.
  21. 'Brink of war' and 'Ripper to prison'

    Most of Tuesday's papers focus on what they see as imminent UK air strikes in Syria, while some report that the Yorkshire Ripper could be moved from a secure hospital to prison.
  22. Visa protest sign of new boldness in Cuba

    Rare street protests in Havana over Ecuador's decision to require Cubans to obtain a visa to visit the country are a sign of social change, says Will Grant.
  23. Viewpoints: How to defeat IS

    Several experts give their views on the best way to take on the so-called Islamic State militants.
  24. Does the Royal Institution have a future?

    UK scientific bodies were formed more than a hundred years ago to educate the public. Have they outlived their usefulness?
  25. Sports Personality: 2015 contenders

    Who will you vote for to be this year's BBC Sports Personality of the Year? More on the 12 contenders on the shortlist.
  26. Man City group sells 13% to Chinese

    Manchester City's parent company has been valued at $3bn (£2bn) after selling a 13% stake, worth £265m, to a consortium of Chinese investors.
  27. Chelsea submit new stadium plans

    Chelsea submit a planning application to build a new 60,000-seater stadium at their London home of Stamford Bridge.
  28. LTA a waste of my time - Murray

    Andy Murray says he does not talk to the Lawn Tennis Association about British tennis' future as "nothing ever gets done".
  29. Two banks warned in annual stress test

    Royal Bank of Scotland and Standard Chartered were the weakest of Britain’s seven largest banks in a Bank of England economic stress test.
  30. BT warned over internet provision

    Ofcom warns there could be a "structural separation" between BT and its subsidiary, Openreach which provides internet access infrastructure.
  31. Labour to launch EU 'In' campaign

    Labour is to officially launch its campaign for the UK to stay in the EU, arguing that the country's security depends on its continued membership.
  32. Climate talks 'could be turning point'

    US President Barack Obama says the key UN climate conference in Paris could be a "turning point" in global efforts to limit future temperature rises.
  33. Organ donor law 'revolution' begins

    Wales becomes the first nation in the UK to introduce a "revolutionary" new system to increase the number of organ donors.
  34. Tax on sugary drinks backed by MPs

    A tax on sugary drinks should be introduced as part of a "bold and urgent" set of measures to tackle child obesity in England, MPs say.
  35. North-south divide in England's schools

    About a third of secondary schools in northern England and the Midlands are not good enough, Ofsted's annual report says.
  36. Avoid criminalising children, say MPs

    Crime-recording rules should be changed to avoid criminalising children for "trivial misbehaviour", MPs say in a report.
  37. Fairy lights 'slow' wi-fi speeds

    Christmas tree lights might be slowing your wi-fi speeds warns watchdog Ofcom as it releases an app that can check for interference.
  38. Cloud storage services to face inquiry

    An investigation is to be launched into whether internet users are being charged unfairly when they use internet cloud storage services.
  39. Bid to drill deep inside Earth

    Scientists set out this week to drill a hole into the Indian Ocean floor to try to get below the Earth's crust for the first time, testing theories about the make-up of the crust on the way down.
  40. Japanese whaling ships depart for hunt

    Japanese whaling ships depart for the Antarctic hunt, after a one year pause, despite international opposition.
  41. Ed Sheeran up for BBC Music award

    Ed Sheeran, Sound of 2015 winners Years & Years and Adele are among the artists shortlisted for the BBC Music Awards.
  42. Fewer repeats over Christmas on BBC One

    More than 90% of BBC One programming on at peak time over Christmas this year will be new, the corporation's acting head of TV says.
  43. Young, geeky and black in Memphis

    A group in Memphis is teaching young black girls to code, in an effort to address problems of diversity in the tech industry.
  44. Why do so many people hate US airports?

    Air travel in the US ceased to be glamorous a long time ago. What went wrong?
  45. Your pictures: Windows

    Readers' photographs on the theme of windows
  46. Week in pictures

    Some of the best news photos 21-27 November
  47. 'It's all good'

    As the law on organ donation changes in Wales, we look at the story of extreme sports star Richard Taylor, his extraordinary appetite for life and how his tragic death was a blessing to so many.
  48. Six graphics that explain climate change

    Our changing planet in six graphics
  49. What does it mean to be a good girl?

    What does it mean to be a 'good girl' around the world?
  50. How does your brain cope with Tinder?

    What does Tinder do to your brain?
  51. Will Nigeria follow China's lead?

    Will Nigeria follow China's economic transformation?
  52. Russian TV rewrites history in Litvinenko drama

    Russian TV rewrites death of Alexander Litvinenko
  53. The difference between lying and misleading

    Is it ever OK for politicians to mislead voters?
  54. VIDEO: Ex-Muslims give reasons they left the faith, using a hashtag

    People who have left the Islamic faith speak online
  55. Do 20% of British Muslims really sympathise with jihadists?

    Do 20% of British Muslims really sympathise with jihadists?
  56. Can we cut the sugar in our food?

    Can we cut the sugar in our packaged food?
  57. 'Too pretty to be in a wheelchair'

    Disabled bloggers on the importance of make-up and fashion
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