National News

  1. NHS 'needs extra cash and overhaul'

    The NHS in England needs extra money and drastic changes to the way services are organised if patient care is not to suffer, health bosses say.
  2. Soldier killed in Canada shootings

    A huge security operation is under way in Canada's capital Ottawa after a gunman killed a soldier at a war memorial and shots were fired in the parliament building.
  3. Police killer Roberts to be freed

    Police killer Harry Roberts is to be released from prison after more than 45 years, after a decision by the Parole Board.
  4. Obama 'optimistic' over Ebola in US

    President Barack Obama expresses cautious optimism about the Ebola situation in the US, as new screening rules are introduced in the country.
  5. Lloyds expected to cut 9,000 jobs

    Lloyds Banking Group is planning to cut around 9,000 jobs - around a tenth of its entire workforce - over the next three years, the BBC understands.
  6. Military heads admit Afghan mistakes

    Military leaders failed to calculate the magnitude of the conflict in Afghanistan, the former head of the British army, Gen Sir Peter Wall, tells the BBC.
  7. Grangemouth revamp 'on schedule'

    The owners of the Grangemouth plant say radical changes are on track a year after the site was closed by an industrial dispute.
  8. 'More to do' on disabled hate crimes

    Hate crime convictions are at an all-time high, but disability hate crime convictions have dropped, according to a new report.
  9. Syria air force 'steps up strikes'

    The Syrian military has stepped up its air strikes on rebel-held areas dramatically, carrying out more than 200 in recent days, activists say.
  10. Warning to wild mushroom pickers

    Wild food foragers are being warned to be particularly careful when picking mushrooms because of a rise in cases of mushroom poisoning.
  11. Mexico orders Iguala mayor's arrest

    Mexico orders the arrest of the mayor of the southern town of Iguala, where 43 students disappeared after clashing with police last month.
  12. VIDEO: Wilko Johnson says he is cancer free

    Former Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson says he has been cured of the terminal pancreatic cancer with which he was diagnosed in 2012.
  13. VIDEO: Rapist Evans in video statement

    Footballer Ched Evans has released a video statement in which he says he is "determined to continue the fight" to clear his name.
  14. VIDEO: Taxi boss: 'Users want white drivers'

    The manager of a cab firm in Rochdale has said that a small number of the company's customers are requesting white drivers, following the rise of the so-called Islamic State in the Middle East.
  15. VIDEO: 'Britain will support IS strategy'

    The US envoy tasked by President Obama with leading the fight against the terrorist group Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria tells BBC Newsnight says Britain will "support us".
  16. VIDEO: Orphan baby elephant rescued from well

    An elephant calf has been air rescued after he fell down a well in the remote region of Milgis Lugga in Northern Kenya.
  17. VIDEO: Loose Women airs last Bellingham show

    ITV's Loose Women broadcasts a final interview with Lynda Bellingham, recorded earlier this month.
  18. VIDEO: Training for safe Ebola burials

    As the Ebola outbreak claims 20 lives a day in Sierra Leone, the BBC's Tulip Mazumdar reports from the capital Freetown on how volunteers are being trained to carry out safe burials.
  19. VIDEO: Schools 'should check kids' teeth'

    Schools and nurseries need to step in to tackle the worrying trend of tooth decay in children, the advisory body NICE has said.
  20. NHS 'revamp' and Canada attacks - the papers

    Many of Thursday's papers report on the shootings in the Canadian capital Ottawa, in which a soldier was killed, as well as plans to revamp the NHS.
  21. Adorkable new words make dictionary

    The latest print edition of the Collins English dictionary contains 50,000 newly-added words, including selfie, onesie and adorkable.
  22. Kelpies site wins engineering award

    The development of the site containing Scotland's newest cultural landmark, The Kelpies, wins a national engineering award.
  23. Liverpool 0-3 Real Madrid

    Real Madrid score three goals in the first half to secure a comfortable 3-0 win at Liverpool in the Champions League.
  24. Caterham F1 future in fresh doubt

    More doubt is cast on the future of Caterham as their new owners threaten to quit the team in a row with ex-owner Tony Fernandes.
  25. RSC Anderlecht 1-2 Arsenal

    Arsenal score twice in the final two minutes to earn a dramatic comeback win at Champions League opponents Anderlecht.
  26. Evans 'hopes' for football return

    Ex-Sheffield United and Wales striker Ched Evans wants a return to football after serving a rape sentence.
  27. Jones 'gutted' by Wales omission

    Wales prop forward Adam Jones says he is "gutted" at missing out on selection for the autumn internationals.
  28. KPMG and FSA criticised over Co-op

    KPMG and financial regulators have been criticised in a report by MPs into Co-op Bank's failed bid to buy 632 Lloyds branches last year.
  29. VIDEO: More powers 'would boost UK cities'

    Allowing UK cities to make their own decisions on tax and spending could boost economic growth by £79bn a year by 2030, a year-long study has concluded.
  30. PM: Buck stops with me on criminals

    Prime Minister David Cameron tells MPs the "buck stops with me" when it comes to deporting foreign criminals from the UK.
  31. VIDEO: Juncker firm on EU migration rules

    Jean-Claude Juncker, the incoming president of the European Commission, has insisted that rules on freedom of movement in Europe cannot be changed.
  32. NHS acting as 'barrier to families'

    The NHS in England is told to stop being a barrier to infertile couples having children, according to the funding watchdog.
  33. VIDEO: UK Ebola planning 'excellent'

    Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies tells MPs that the UK is well prepared in case of a potential Ebola outbreak.
  34. Police 'let down' abuse-risk children

    A whistleblower tells the BBC hundreds of people at risk of sexual exploitation in Sheffield were let down by police.
  35. VIDEO: Child poverty 'will divide UK'

    A new report claims that the government will fail to meet its child poverty reduction targets by 2020.
  36. Microsoft to phase out Nokia name

    Microsoft is ditching the Nokia brand name from new devices, less than a year after acquiring the Finnish mobile firm.
  37. VIDEO: New smart glasses 'look to rival Google'

    BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at the smart glasses on show at the annual Ceatec electronics exhibition in Japan.
  38. DNA yields secrets of human pioneer

    DNA analysis of a 45,000-year-old human has helped scientists pinpoint when our ancestors interbred with Neanderthals.
  39. VIDEO: Orphan baby elephant rescued from well

    An elephant calf has been air rescued after he fell down a well in the remote region of Milgis Lugga in Northern Kenya.
  40. Wilko Johnson is 'cancer free'

    Former Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson says he has been "cured" of the terminal pancreatic cancer with which he was diagnosed in 2012.
  41. AUDIO: 'They said 'you should be dead by now''

    Wilko Johnson spent a whole year "calmly accepting the fact that I was going to die", he has told the BBC's Colin Paterson.
  42. Freezer is not easier, say younger cooks

    Young shoppers do not like eating food that is stored in the freezer, a survey has found. Why is it so unpopular, asks Luke Jones.
  43. What laws currently cover trolling?

    The government is planning to crack down on internet abuse. What laws are currently in place?
  44. Boy, 9, and man killed in house fire

    A nine-year-old boy and a 44-year-old man die after a house fire in Penistone, near Barnsley, South Yorkshire Police said.
  45. Balotelli shirt swap angers Rodgers

    Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is unhappy Mario Balotelli swapped shirts with a Real Madrid player at half-time.
  46. Stability 'returning to economy'

    The Scottish economy continued to grow in the last quarter but at a slower pace than the previous three months, according to a report.
  47. Surveyors report construction boost

    Unprecedented housing demand has helped to create the highest workloads for surveyors for seven years, according to a report.
  48. Man charged over baby girl attack

    A 24-year-old man is charged with the attempted murder of a two-year-old girl in County Armagh.
  49. IRA let down abuse victims - Adams

    Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams apologises to sex abuse victims "let down" by the IRA during the Troubles.
  50. MP duped by 'quadriplegic' conman

    An MP admits being taken in by a conman who pretended to be quadriplegic claiming police were abusing him.
  51. Rapist Evans issues video statement

    Footballer Ched Evans releases a video statement in which he says he is "determined to continue the fight" to clear his name.
  52. WHO crisis team holds Ebola talks

    The World Health Organization's emergency committee holds talks on travel restrictions and screening measures on the Ebola outbreak.
  53. Somali teenager 'stoned to death'

    An Islamic court has stoned an 18-year-old to death in southern Somalia after convicting him of raping a woman, a pro-Islamist news site reports.
  54. Protest group ends Islamabad sit-in

    Supporters of a leading anti-government cleric in Pakistan end a two-month protest in the capital Islamabad against PM Nawaz Sharif, but others remain.
  55. China-Japan talks fuel hope of thaw

    Japan's deputy prime minister meets his Chinese counterpart in Beijing in a move that could pave the way for a meeting between the countries' leaders.
  56. Total plane crash driver 'got lost'

    A snowplough driver at a Moscow airport says he lost his bearings before a collision with a plane that killed Total oil boss Christophe de Margerie.
  57. MEPs back Juncker EU Commission team

    The new European Commission led by Jean-Claude Juncker gets strong backing from MEPs after some tough questioning.
  58. Cuba leads way on Ebola effort

    Cuba sends a second group of medical staff to West Africa to help fight the Ebola outbreak, becoming the biggest single provider of healthcare workers.
  59. Mexican soldiers 'killed suspects'

    A Mexican human rights body accuses eight soldiers of killing 12 suspects in cold blood and tampering with the evidence to make it look like a shoot-out.
  60. Jerusalem car 'attack' kills baby

    A baby girl is killed and eight others injured after a car hits pedestrians in Jerusalem, in what Israeli police describe as a "terrorist attack".
  61. Four guilty of Blackwater killings

    A US federal jury finds four Blackwater security guards guilty of killing 14 Iraqis in a square in Baghdad in 2007.
  62. Freed N Korea detainee back in US

    A US citizen freed from detention in North Korea receives an emotional homecoming in Ohio as Washington works to release two other Americans.
  63. US editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

    Ben Bradlee, the editor of the Washington Post during the Watergate scandal that toppled President Nixon, has died aged 93, the newspaper says.
  64. Day in pictures: 21 October

    24 hours of news images: 21 October
  65. What the floods did to Kashmir's grand heritage

    What floods did to Kashmir's most treasured historic sites
  66. In pictures: Derry in 1969

    Battle of the Bogside in 1969 by Gilles Caron
  67. Lynda Bellingham: Career in pictures

    Actress Lynda Bellingham's career on screen
  68. Day in pictures: 20 October

    24 hours of news images: 20 October
  69. In pictures: Kashmir floods aftermath

    Aftermath of worst flooding in Indian-administered Kashmir
  70. Week in pictures: 11-17 October 2014

    News photos from around the world
  71. From silver mine to wet plate

    From silver mine to wet plate in Peru
  72. VIDEO: European Parliament

    The Foreign Affairs Committee approves the EU trade deal with Moldova
  73. VIDEO: Video shows Canada parliament shootings

    Footage from the Toronto Globe and Mail shows a hail of bullets being fired inside the Canadian parliament building.
  74. VIDEO: Footage shows lorry and car collide

    A lorry's onboard camera has caught the moment a car became wedged across the front of the cab as it travelled along the M25 near Gatwick.
  75. VIDEO: MP duped by Swansea conman

    An MP has admitted being duped by a conman who pretended to be quadriplegic and claimed police were abusing him.
  76. VIDEO: Obama responds to jealous boyfriend

    President Barack Obama found himself in an awkward situation at the voting booth in Chicago on Monday, when a man walked past and told him not to touch his girlfriend.
  77. VIDEO: Military reburials for WW1 soldiers

    A reburial service has been taking place in northern France for 15 British World War One soldiers, exactly one hundred years after they were killed in battle.
  78. VIDEO: Hotel claw hammer attacker guilty

    A man who beat three sisters with a hammer in a central London hotel has been found guilty of attempted murder.
  79. VIDEO: Pregnant Kate appears in public

    The pregnant Duchess of Cambridge has made her first public appearance since an announcement that she was suffering from acute morning sickness.
  80. VIDEO: Bondi Beach surfers fight depression

    Grant Trebilco started Fluro Fridays on Australia's Bondi Beach to help fight his own bipolar disorder - now more than 100 surfers join him each week.
  81. Remembering Ben Bradlee

    Remembering the swashbuckling Watergate editor Ben Bradlee
  82. Hong Kong's political haircut

    The political confrontation in a Hong Kong hair salon
  83. Who wants to play Rupert Murdoch?

    Australian playwright on media baron's rise to power
  84. Tales from the India Office

    Tales from the days when British diplomats ran the Gulf
  85. How safe is mouldy food to eat?

    How safe is it to eat mouldy food?
  86. Can data predict the perfect entrepreneur?

    Why being over 40 makes you the perfect entrepreneur
  87. Debt campaigners tear up student loans

    The people who buy and then cancel student debt
  88. Disabled students: 'I wish I'd known that'

    'Things I wish I’d known on day one'
  89. Tories split over Juncker's Commission

    Tories in Brussels split over Juncker's Commission
  90. Devolve to make us richer?

    Would we be richer if more powers were transferred to big cities?
  91. Tesco, what went wrong?

    What really went wrong at Tesco?
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