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Mitchell called PCs plebs, judge says - Thu, 27 Nov 2014
A judge says he is satisfied former chief whip Andrew Mitchell called police officers "plebs" as he rules against the MP in a High Court libel action.

Scotland 'should set income tax' - Thu, 27 Nov 2014
Scotland's income tax rates and bands should be set by its parliament, commission on devolving power recommends.

Hunted man held over double murder - Thu, 27 Nov 2014
A man is arrested on suspicion of murdering a couple whose bodies were found at their village home.

UK net migration rises to 260,000 - Thu, 27 Nov 2014
The government is set to miss its immigration targets as net migration to the UK reaches its highest level since the 2010 general election.

Woman wins £337m in divorce case - Thu, 27 Nov 2014
The American wife of London financier Sir Chris Hohn, Jamie Cooper-Hohn, is awarded £337m by a High Court judge in a divorce case.

Sex abuse gangs jailed for grooming - Thu, 27 Nov 2014
Two gangs of men are convicted of a string of child sex crimes in Bristol involving the abuse, rape and prostitution of teenage girls.

Suspended Tesco exec leaves company - Thu, 27 Nov 2014
The BBC has learned one of the Tesco executives suspended by the company over the £260m profit misstatement has left the company.

Food bug affects 70% of shop chickens - Thu, 27 Nov 2014
More than 70% of fresh chickens being sold in the UK are contaminated with the Campylobacter bug, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) reveals.

Crime author PD James dies aged 94 - Thu, 27 Nov 2014
Best-selling novelist PD James, who created crime-fighting sleuth Adam Dalgliesh, dies at the age of 94.

'Weeping' Australia mourns Hughes - Thu, 27 Nov 2014
Australia is "weeping" at the death of cricketer Phillip Hughes, says former opening batsman Michael Slater - as the country mourns.

Oil prices plunge after Opec meeting - Thu, 27 Nov 2014
Crude oil prices slump in reaction to the decision by the Opec oil producers' cartel not to cut output.

Registration plate sells for £500K - Thu, 27 Nov 2014
Ferrari dealer spends £640,000 on two number plates at DVLA auction held in Wales.

Brazil legend Pele in hospital - Thu, 27 Nov 2014
Brazil legend Pele is transferred to a special care unit in Sao Paulo following treatment for a urinary infection.

VIDEO: McBusted: 'Making it up as we go along' - Thu, 27 Nov 2014
It started out with an impromptu gig performance and led to a UK tour that sold out within minutes - it's been a busy year for McBusted.

VIDEO: Crayon craze: Can adults colour in? - Thu, 27 Nov 2014
Adult colouring-in books are outselling cookery books in France. But will it catch on in the UK too?

VIDEO: Faces transformed with digital masks - Thu, 27 Nov 2014
The computer project which can change what you look like in real-time

VIDEO: Parrots find home in Caracas - Thu, 27 Nov 2014
Caracas, the Venezuelan capital, is notorious for its crime and pollution, but it also, somewhat strangely for a city, has a thriving population of macaws.

VIDEO: Extreme weather and its risk to lives - Thu, 27 Nov 2014
Climate change and population growth will hugely increase the risk to people from extreme weather, a report says.

VIDEO: Life in the UK as a Romanian migrant - Thu, 27 Nov 2014
It has been almost a year since restrictions were lifted on Bulgarian and Romanian migrants, leaving them free to come and work in the UK.

VIDEO: Obama pardons Thanksgiving turkeys - Wed, 26 Nov 2014
Barack Obama carries out the annual White House tradition of pardoning two turkeys, preventing them from becoming Thanksgiving dinner.

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'Weeping' Australia mourns Hughes - Thu, 27 Nov 2014
Australia is "weeping" at the death of cricketer Phillip Hughes, says former opening batsman Michael Slater - as the country mourns.

Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Partizan Belgrade - Thu, 27 Nov 2014

Why a sportsman's death hits so hard - Thu, 27 Nov 2014

Brazil legend Pele in hospital - Thu, 27 Nov 2014
Brazil legend Pele is transferred to a special care unit in Sao Paulo following treatment for a urinary infection.

Double points scrapped next season - Thu, 27 Nov 2014
Formula 1 bosses agree to ditch the controversial double points scheme for next season.

Injury could force O'Sullivan out - Thu, 27 Nov 2014
Ronnie O'Sullivan says he may have to pull out of the UK Championship after breaking his ankle while running.

Sporting world rallies around Abbott - Thu, 27 Nov 2014
The cricketing world is rallying around bowler Sean Abbott amid fears he may never play again after Phillip Hughes's death.

Celtic 1-3 Salzburg - Thu, 27 Nov 2014
Celtic qualify for the knockout stage of the Europa League despite falling to defeat at home to Salzburg.

VfL Wolfsburg 0-2 Everton - Thu, 27 Nov 2014
Everton progress to the Europa League knockout stage after securing top spot in Group H with a 2-0 victory at Wolfsburg.

Hughes injury 'incredibly rare' - Thu, 27 Nov 2014
The injury that claimed the life of Australia batsman Phillip Hughes has been described as "incredibly rare".

Phillip Hughes: Reactions in quotes - Thu, 27 Nov 2014
Well-known Australians and cricket figures pay tribute to Phillip Hughes, who has died aged 25 after being hit by a ball.

Australia batsman Phillip Hughes dies - Thu, 27 Nov 2014
Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes dies in hospital, two days after being hit on the neck by a ball during a match in Sydney.

Vermaelen out for up to five months - Thu, 27 Nov 2014
Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen is to undergo surgery on a thigh injury that could rule him our for up to five months.

Wilshere set to miss three months - Thu, 27 Nov 2014
Arsenal say midfielder Jack Wilshere will be out for around three months after undergoing surgery on his left ankle.

Phelan had 'time out' after Man Utd - Thu, 27 Nov 2014
New Norwich City first-team coach Mike Phelan says he needed a break from football after leaving Manchester United.

Hulkenberg to race at Le Mans - Thu, 27 Nov 2014
Nico Hulkenberg will race at Le Mans for Porsche next year while also competing for Force India in Formula 1.

Wigan chairman Whelan charged by FA - Thu, 27 Nov 2014

Brandao sentenced for Motta headbutt - Thu, 27 Nov 2014
A one-month jail sentence is given to Bastia's Brazilian striker Brandao for a headbutt in a French league fixture.

Beckenbauer investigated by Fifa - Thu, 27 Nov 2014
Germany's World Cup-winning captain Franz Beckenbauer is being investigated over selection for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

Burgess set to make Bath debut - Thu, 27 Nov 2014
Cross-code signing Sam Burgess is named on Bath's bench for Friday's Premiership game against Harlequins.

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