National News

  1. 'Most Nepal troops' in quake effort

    Nine out of 10 Nepalese troops are reportedly taking part in search and rescue operations after a massive earthquake that killed 4,000 people.
  2. Education is 'red line' for Lib Dems

    Nick Clegg says education funding guarantees for England will be a "deal breaker" in any coalition negotiations between the Lib Dems and the Conservatives or Labour.
  3. Nurse jailed for attacks on patients

    A former nurse is jailed for 18 years for raping and sexually assaulting unconscious women in Oxfordshire.
  4. Gay row health minister resigns

    Northern Ireland health minister Jim Wells, who caused controversy with remarks linking same-sex relationships to child abuse, says he has resigned to help his wife "during her fight for life".
  5. Germany 'failed to warn' before MH17

    Germany was told of the risk of flying over eastern Ukraine before flight MH17 was shot down, but failed to pass on the alert, reports say.
  6. 'DNA' child killer gets parole review

    The case of a notorious child killer who became the first man to be convicted under DNA evidence is being considered by the Parole Board.
  7. Sturgeon: 'Tories bullied Miliband'

    Nicola Sturgeon tells the BBC that Labour leader Ed Miliband has been bullied by the Conservatives to rule out a deal with her SNP party after the general election.
  8. 'Bodged' boiler led to gas 'tragedy'

    Fumes from a "bodged and botched" boiler at a holiday bungalow led to the deaths of two British children in Corfu, an inquest hears.
  9. Israel struck Gaza shelters - UN

    At least 44 Palestinians were killed by "Israeli actions" while sheltering at seven UN schools during last summer's war in Gaza, a UN inquiry finds.
  10. Abused were 'sexual playthings'

    Six women and four men go on trial accused of abusing five young children and treating them as "sexual playthings".
  11. Littner replaces Hewer on Apprentice

    Lord Sugar announces his replacement for adviser Nick Hewer on BBC One's The Apprentice - Claude Littner, who has grilled candidates during the interview rounds.
  12. Pepsi to ditch artificial sweetener

    A controversial artificial sweetener is being removed from Diet Pepsi in the US following consumer concerns about its safety.
  13. Nepal's treasures: Before and after

    Images of the destruction wreaked on Nepal's Kathmandu valley landmarks by Saturday's deadly earthquake.
  14. Countdown to Iran nuclear deal - but resistance remains

    A historic Iran nuclear deal is now within reach - but it's still uncertain whether a rare chance to resolve a major security challenge of our time through diplomacy will be grasped, says the BBC's Lyse Doucet.
  15. Could Australia's migrant policy work in Europe?

    As thousands of migrants drown trying to make their way to Europe, Owen Bennett-Jones asks if Australia's tough approach to unauthorised migrants could work in the EU.
  16. Does digital mean the end of history?

    Has the digital transformation of society put the future of recorded history in jeopardy? Could we be heading for a "digital dark age"?
  17. From the carbon bubble to 'dirty energy'

    Five questions about keeping fossil fuels in the ground.
  18. China overtakes France in vineyards

    China has become the second-largest wine-growing area in the world after Spain, pushing France into third place, figures show.
  19. Bridge 'more a sport than shooting'

    The card game Bridge is "arguably" a sport and could qualify for lottery funding, a High Court judge finds.
  20. O'Sullivan through to quarter-finals

    Five-time winner Ronnie O'Sullivan reaches the quarter-finals of the World Championship by beating Matthew Stevens.
  21. This summer will be tougher - Moeen

    Moeen Ali says his second summer of Test cricket will prove more difficult as England face Australia and New Zealand.
  22. 'My head says Mayweather will win'

    Ricky Hatton has fought both Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao but believes the American will adapt his style and win.
  23. Williams not worried by £42.5m loss

    Williams announce a loss of £42.5m in 2014, blaming the deficit on a "hangover" from the team's ninth-placed finish in 2013.
  24. Gloucester fined for ineligible player

    Gloucester are fined and handed a two-point suspended points deduction for using an ineligible player in a Premiership match.
  25. Oil price hovers at four-month high

    Oil price hovers at a four-and-a-half month high amid concerns over disruption to supplies from the Middle East.
  26. Motorists warned on car hire abroad

    Motorists going abroad after 8 June are being warned they may need to take a code with them if they want to hire a car.
  27. Labour 'to help first-time buyers'

    First-time buyers would be exempt from stamp duty when buying homes for less than £300,000 under a Labour government, a move the Tories say is "panicky and unfunded".
  28. Cameron 'hard work' pledge to firms

    David Cameron promises to work "the hardest I've ever worked in my life" to secure victory on 7 May - as 5,000 small businesses give their backing.
  29. HIV home test kit goes on sale in UK

    The first HIV self-test kit that allows people to get a fast result at home has gone on sale in England, Scotland and Wales.
  30. Midwife admits baby death 'mistakes'

    A former midwife at Furness General Hospital in Cumbria admits "making mistakes" which contributed to the deaths of two babies.
  31. A-level economics to include crash

    Students will learn about the global financial crisis in a new economics A-level to be taught from September.
  32. Pupils sent to Sikh school in shortage

    More than 20 pupils have been allocated to a Sikh-ethos free school in Leeds that they did not choose, amid a squeeze on places.
  33. Smartphones pack huge batteries

    New smartphones from Lenovo and Acer feature much bigger batteries than is the norm for a handset.
  34. Valve boss responds on 'mod' row

    Valve boss Gabe Newell has defended the company's decision to let developers of some game modifications or 'mods' charge for their creations.
  35. Back pain link to chimpanzee spine

    People with lower back problems are more likely to have a spine similar in shape to the chimpanzee, our closest ape ancestor.
  36. Nepal quake 'followed historic pattern'

    Nepal's devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake on Saturday was primed over 80 years ago by its last massive earthquake in 1934, geologists working in the region say.
  37. Penny Dreadful, Sherlock win Baftas

    Supernatural horror Penny Dreadful wins three Bafta Television Craft Awards, while BBC One's Sherlock wins two and Mackenzie Crook wins his first Bafta.
  38. Ofcom cracks down on hidden charges

    Watchdog Ofcom reveals changes to charges for phone-in competitions and votes on TV and radio shows in "biggest overhaul of phone calls in more than a decade".
  39. 10 things we didn't know last week

    The taste of shipwrecked champagne, and other news nuggets.
  40. Go Figure: The week in numbers

    The week's big numbers, visualised.
  41. Tory suspended over Miliband Jew slur

    A Conservative local election candidate who said she could never support "the Jew" Ed Miliband is suspended.
  42. Dozens of Britons untraced in Nepal

    Dozens of British and Irish people are among the missing, as the Disasters Emergency Committee announces an appeal to aid survivors of the Nepal earthquake.
  43. Jobs blow as paper maker collapses

    Fife-based paper maker Tullis Russell goes into administration with the loss of 325 jobs, and putting a further 149 at risk.
  44. Scots traced after Nepal earthquake

    Most of the Scots who were reported as missing following the massive earthquake which hit Nepal on Saturday have now been traced.
  45. One dead after NI motorway crash

    One person dies and another is seriously injured in a motorway crash in County Tyrone.
  46. Chemist jailed over 875,000 tablets

    An Armagh-based pharmacist has been sentenced to one year in jail for illegally supplying almost 875,000 prescription drugs.
  47. Gorse fire close to homes put out

    A large gorse fire close to homes in Carmarthenshire which led to a road being closed is put out.
  48. Charity's Tory support letter error

    A Welsh charity says it was wrongly included as a signatory to a letter supporting the Conservative Party.
  49. Burundi police battle protesters

    Police in Burundi clash with thousands of protesters angered by President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term in office.
  50. Ugandan youths 'to tackle al-Shabab'

    Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni orders security agencies to re-introduce military training for civilians to counter the threat from al-Shabab.
  51. Japan and US unveil defence deal

    Japan and the US strike deal on new guidelines on their defence co-operation as Japanese leader Shinzo Abe visits the US for talks.
  52. Indonesia condemned over executions

    France and Australia have condemned the death penalty "in all circumstances", as executions for three of their nationals loom in Indonesia.
  53. EU won't send armed force to Ukraine

    EU leaders tell Ukraine they are worried about ceasefire violations in the country's east but will not send armed peacekeepers there.
  54. Pro-Putin bikers blocked at border

    Polish border guards block entry to 10 bikers described as members of a pro-Putin group seen as provocative by the Polish government.
  55. Chile town covered by volcanic ash

    Residents of the Chilean town of Ensenada are trying to save their livestock and their homes after tonnes of ash from the Calbuco volcano rained down.
  56. Anderson leads England to victory

    James Anderson inspires England to a nine-wicket win over West Indies on the final day of the second Test.
  57. Israel 'kills militants' in Golan

    An Israeli air strike has killed four militants armed with a bomb along the Israeli-Syrian frontier in the Golan Heights, the Israeli military says.
  58. Syrian dissident flees to Spain

    Prominent Syrian dissident Louay Hussein evades a travel ban and flees to Spain before the end of his trial for "weakening national sentiment".
  59. 'Gang threat' to Baltimore police

    Baltimore police say rival gangs have formed alliances to "take-out" officers, as thousands pay tribute to a man who died in police custody.
  60. Woman denied $41.8m jackpot payout

    A 90-year-old woman is denied a $41.8m (£27.6m) penny slot machine bonus after the casino blames it on a computer error.
  61. In pictures: Nepal earthquake aftermath

    Images from Nepal as it struggles to cope with devastating earthquake
  62. Election 2015 in pictures: 27 April

    Images from the campaign trail: 27 April
  63. In pictures: London Marathon runners

    Unique fashions at the 35th London Marathon
  64. In pictures: Baltimore protests

    How do last week's Baltimore protests compare to those in Ferguson?
  65. Week in pictures: 18-24 April 2015

    A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
  66. In pictures: Sony World Photography Awards 2015

    Ebola, Molotov cocktails and prom night feature in winning images
  67. Election 2015 in pictures: 24 April

    Images from the campaign trail: 24 April
  68. In pictures: Calbuco volcano eruption

    Red alert as Calbuco volcano erupts in Chile
  69. VIDEO: Finance Bill second reading

    MPs pass the Finance Bill at second reading.
  70. VIDEO: Video shows moment of Everest avalanche

    Footage has emerged from climbers on Mount Everest, showing the moment an avalanche hurtled towards them when Saturday's earthquake struck in Nepal.
  71. VIDEO: Journey to remote quake epicentre

    The epicentre of the earthquake which devastated Nepal, in the district of Gorkha, has suffered "terrible destruction".
  72. VIDEO: CCTV captures violent Nepal earthquake

    New footage has emerged of the moment the devastating earthquake struck Nepal, after several Chinese photographers arrived home on Sunday.
  73. VIDEO: Nate Silver's election forecast

    Statistician Nate Silver tells Panorama reporter Richard Bacon about his prediction for the General Election.
  74. VIDEO: 'Miliband being bullied by Tories'

    SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon tells the BBC's Evan Davis that Labour leader Ed Miliband is ruling out a coalition with the SNP because he is being ''bullied by the Tories to rule these things out''.
  75. VIDEO: Chernobyl fox makes sandwich

    A fox in Chernobyl has made a large sandwich using cold meats and bread fed to him by a radio crew in the area.
  76. VIDEO: Kidnapped women speak about ordeal

    Gina DeJesus and Amanda Berry have given their first British TV interview to Newsnight's Kirsty Wark.
  77. VIDEO: Star Wars fans launch X-wing flight

    Two amateur astronomers have launched a model of a Star Wars 'X-wing' vehicle into the stratosphere.
  78. The photographer who captures the horrors of the sea

    The photographer who shows the horrors of the sea
  79. How realistic is online voting at UK elections?

    Why can't everyone vote online for their MP?
  80. The woman who adopts dead babies

    The woman who adopts dead babies found in the rubbish
  81. The firm which can hire pop stars

    The firm that can hire pop stars to sing for you
  82. What is next for racing's McCoy?

    What is next for racing's AP McCoy?
  83. Bruce Jenner: why are some people painting their nails?

    How people are coming out in support of transgender Bruce Jenner
  84. The best place for a traveller to fall ill?

    Could this be the best place for a traveller to fall ill?
  85. Farkhunda's death - 'turning point' for Afghanistan?

    The Afghan shrine killing that could be a watershed
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