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  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. Canada 'will never be intimidated'

    Canada's prime minister insists his country will not be intimidated, after a gunman rampages through parliament before being shot dead.
  3. Singer Alvin Stardust dies aged 72

    Singer Alvin Stardust, best known for his hit My Coo Ca Choo, dies aged 72 after recently being diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer.
  4. Tesco boss to quit over profits error

    Tesco chairman Sir Richard Broadbent will leave the firm after the company announced a bigger-than-forecast hole in its profits.
  5. Police killer Roberts to be freed

    Police killer Harry Roberts is to be released after more than 45 years - a Parole Board decision described as "scandalous".
  6. Injured Schumacher makes 'progress'

    A doctor who treated Michael Schumacher for nearly six months after his brain injury in a skiing accident says the F1 champion has made "some progress".
  7. US-led Syria strikes 'kill 553'

    US-led air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria have killed 553 people since September, including 464 IS fighters, activists say.
  8. Alice Gross funeral takes place

    The funeral for murdered schoolgirl Alice Gross has taken place in west London.
  9. Father and son dead after house fire

    A nine-year-old boy and a man who died in a suspicious house fire in South Yorkshire were a father and son.
  10. Charge over Commons marble throwing

    A man who was escorted from the House of Commons after allegedly throwing a bag of marbles during Prime Minister's Questions is to appear in court.
  11. Fewer teenagers got five good GCSEs

    New data shows fewer teenagers got five good GCSEs, including English and maths, this year amid major changes to the exams system.
  12. Sunrise vigil opens Poppy Appeal

    A sunrise vigil at the Cenotaph that will last until sunset marks the start of the 2014 Poppy Appeal.
  13. VIDEO: Future-gazing at TechCrunch London

    As the annual TechCrunch event for tech start ups comes to London for the first time, David Grossman goes to investigate.
  14. VIDEO: Joss Stone's Poppy Appeal vigil

    Singer Joss Stone has taken part in a vigil running from sunrise to sunset at the start of this year's Poppy Appeal at the Cenotaph.
  15. VIDEO: Disabled Students: Fran goes to university

    As part of BBC Ouch's series on disabled students we meet Fran Smith to find out how she is getting on at university having just had major surgery.
  16. VIDEO: Who is the top dog at Westminster?

    The Daily Politics meets some of the contestants, and their political owners, in the Westminster dog of the year contest.
  17. VIDEO: Rediscovered: Lost episodes from classic comedy

    Comedy fans are in for a rare treat after two lost episodes of "At Last The 1948 Show" have been uncovered.
  18. VIDEO: Baby bear filmed in US store

    A black bear cub found in the aisles of an Oregon drugstore will be raised with the goal of releasing him into the wild next year.
  19. VIDEO: Trapped in toys: Toddler's arcade adventure

    Firefighters had to free 18-month-old Colin Lambert after the toddler climbed inside an arcade game in Maryville, Tennessee.
  20. VIDEO: Can King Khan top Diwali box office?

    Farah Khan's much-anticipated new film, Happy New Year, is released for Diwali.
  21. Pre-Python TV episodes rediscovered

    Two episodes of 1960s TV comedy At Last The 1948 Show, which starred John Cleese and Graham Chapman before they formed Monty Python, are found.
  22. Mystery of giant arm dinosaur solved

    Two dinosaur skeletons have been unearthed in Mongolia, solving a mystery that has baffled palaeontologists for 50 years.
  23. FA charges Warnock with misconduct

    Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock is charged with misconduct for comments he made following defeat by Chelsea on Saturday.
  24. Ecclestone steps in to Caterham row

    Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone is hoping to resolve the dispute threatening the future of the Caterham team.
  25. Rokoduguni ready to fly for England

    Semesa Rokoduguni is electrifying for Bath and has the attributes to be the same for England, says BBC pundit Jeremy Guscott.
  26. VIDEO: Top 50 FA Cup goals: Ginola's slalom run

    BBC Sport looks back at 50 iconic FA Cup goals in the build-up to the first round proper, which takes place in November.
  27. Everton supporters attacked in Lille

    Two Everton fans are injured in an attack by 50 Lille supporters armed with metal chairs ahead of a Europa League match.
  28. 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.
  29. VIDEO: Is Asian philanthropy on the rise?

    As the ranks of Asia's wealthy have swelled, philanthropic giving has increased. Rico Hizon speaks to Christina Tung from UBS about the future of giving in Asia.
  30. Labour promises new immigration laws

    Ed Miliband promises to bring in an immigration bill creating "clear, credible and concrete changes" within months if Labour wins next year's general election.
  31. VIDEO: Will EU back UK's immigration plans?

    As European leaders gather for a summit in Brussels, Ben Wright asks if David Cameron use the opportunity to push for limits on the freedom of movement within the Union.
  32. Later sunsets 'make kids more active'

    Moving the clocks forward by one extra hour all year could lead to children getting two more minutes of exercise every day, say UK researchers.
  33. VIDEO: Can technology plug NHS funding gap?

    The NHS is under pressure to close a huge projected funding gap - Dominic Hughes reports on how the NHS has addressed this in West Yorkshire.
  34. 'Anti-extremism' school code shelved

    The Department for Education has shelved plans for a code of practice for some religious schools which operate outside of mainstream education, the BBC learns.
  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. Zuckerberg's Chinese gets mixed reviews

    Mark Zuckerberg has conducted a chat to Chinese students in Mandarin, leading to mixed reviews about his accent and pronunciation.
  37. VIDEO: Meet your virtual girlfriend

    Spencer Kelly discovers how technology can ensure you don't have to be alone in a city full of strangers.
  38. Chimps filmed in 'daring' food raids

    Wild chimps carry out night-time crop raids, footage reveals, suggesting the animals are being pushed into risky foraging behaviour.
  39. VIDEO: Chimps carry out night time raids

    Wild chimps carry out night time crop raids, footage reveals, suggesting the animals are being pushed into more risky behaviour.
  40. BBC 6 Music draws record listeners

    BBC Radio 6 Music has won record audience figures, reaching almost two million listeners over the past three months, according to Rajar.
  41. VIDEO: Lady and the legend: Gaga and Bennett

    Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have been speaking to the BBC about their new collaboration
  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. NHS 'revamp' and Canada attacks - the papers

    Many of Thursday's papers analyse plans to overhaul the NHS in England, and the money it will cost, as well as reporting gun attacks in the Canadian capital.
  45. Dog shot in skull with crossbow bolt

    A dog is shot through the skull with a bolt from a crossbow which "narrowly" missed his brain and eyes.
  46. Caterham F1 site staff locked out

    Staff working at the Caterham F1 team site in Oxfordshire have been locked out of the firm's premises, the administrator confirms to the BBC.
  47. New North Sea oil field discovered

    Oil firms BP and GDF Suez announce they have discovered a new field in the UK Central North Sea.
  48. Man jailed for murdering brother

    A man is jailed for life after being convicted of murdering his brother at their mother's home in Govan, Glasgow
  49. Man accused of child murder attempt

    A man is charged with attempted murder after a two-year-old child is discovered with a fractured skull in County Armagh.
  50. Arrest after two people found dead

    A man is arrested after two people in their 70s are found dead in a house in Carndonagh in County Donegal.
  51. 228 firefighter jobs under threat

    More than 220 firefighters' jobs could be lost in north Wales if funding is not increased over the next five years, bosses warn.
  52. Questions over missing Nida's death

    Questions still surround the death of a teenager who went missing after leaving her home barefoot in the middle of the winter, an inquest hears.
  53. Boko Haram 'abducts more women'

    Dozens of women and girls are abducted from two villages in north-eastern Nigeria by suspected militants, despite an alleged truce, residents say.
  54. Rwanda MPs condemn BBC genocide film

    Rwanda's parliament condemns the BBC for broadcasting a TV documentary which questions official accounts of the 1994 genocide in the country.
  55. India's Modi visits Siachen glacier

    Indian PM Narendra Modi makes a brief visit to the Siachen glacier on his way to Indian-administered Kashmir to spend the Diwali festival looking at the damage caused by last month's floods.
  56. 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.
  57. Air chiefs quit over Total boss death

    The chief executive of Russia's Vnukovo airport and his deputy resign after a plane crash this week that killed the head of France's Total, Christophe de Margerie.
  58. Nato jets 'intercept Russian plane'

    Nato warplanes have intercepted a Russian spy plane over the Baltic Sea, the alliance says, amid heightened tensions between the West and Russia.
  59. Mayor 'ordered attack on students'

    The mayor of the Mexican town of Iguala, where 43 students went missing last month, is wanted for allegedly ordering police to confront them.
  60. Honduras drought puts many 'at risk'

    More than half a million people in Honduras have been affected by a severe drought, according to the Red Cross.
  61. Netanyahu blames Abbas over attack

    Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu has accused the Palestinian president of incitement, after an attack which killed a baby in Jerusalem.
  62. 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.
  63. White House fence jumper arrested

    A man who jumped the White House fence was attacked by dogs before being arrested, in the latest security incident at the president's residence in Washington.
  64. 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.
  65. Your pictures: Steps

    Readers' photos on the theme of "steps"
  66. In pictures: Feline focus

    An online exhibition of cats
  67. In pictures: Ottawa shootings

    Images from outside the Canadian parliament
  68. In pictures: India celebrates Diwali

    Indians celebrate Diwali, the biggest Hindu festival
  69. Day in pictures: 21 October

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

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

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

    Actress Lynda Bellingham's career on screen
  73. VIDEO: European Parliament

    The Foreign Affairs Committee approves the EU trade deal with Moldova
  74. AUDIO: 'Drunk' rape victim: 'I felt I wouldn't be believed'

    Ched Evans' rape conviction has highlighted struggles that meet rape victims who are attacked when they have been drinking.
  75. VIDEO: Remembering Ethiopia's famine

    Thirty years ago the BBC broadcast the first television reports of a devastating famine in Ethiopia. Tesfatsion Dalellew saw the reports and coordinated World Vision's response.
  76. VIDEO: Mum's fight to find young daughter's abusers

    A woman has told the BBC that she herself had to track down a Sheffield gang who abused her daughter because police refused to act.
  77. 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.
  78. VIDEO: Battle over the Great Barrier Reef

    Expanding coal mining operations along the Queensland coast could threaten Australia's treasured Great Barrier Reef.
  79. 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.
  80. 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.
  81. 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.
  82. Photos capture beauty of Greenland

    Australian photographer explores Greenland's vast ice sheet
  83. Do people know where their chicken comes from?

    How much do you know about the life of the chicken you eat?
  84. Reclaiming the swastika

    How the world loved the swastika - until Hitler stole it
  85. What's lurking in Sweden's waters?

    What's lurking in Sweden's waters?
  86. 'I am not a virus'

    How West Africans are rallying against Ebola stigma
  87. The Brazilian walk-in siesta centres

    Renting a cubicle for a power nap
  88. Lunch with Len McCluskey, union baron (and Downton fan)

    Unite chief on his life, Miliband and why he likes Downton Abbey
  89. Liverpool face Balotelli conundrum

    Balotelli's shirt swap must not hide Liverpool's bigger problems
  90. Can TechNorth take off?

    Will the government’s tech plans for Northern England work?
  91. What price to save NHS?

    How much will politicians spend to save the NHS?
  92. Analysis: Plan 'packs a punch'

    The BBC's Hugh Pym looks at the future of healthcare in England
  93. Tesco's next move: Expert views

    How can the supermarket turn its fortunes around?
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