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NHS 'needs extra cash and overhaul' - Thu, 23 Oct 2014
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.

Canada 'not intimidated' by attacks - Thu, 23 Oct 2014
Canada's leader says his country "will never be intimidated", after a gunman rampages through parliament before being shot dead.

Police killer Roberts to be freed - Thu, 23 Oct 2014
Police killer Harry Roberts is to be released after more than 45 years - a Parole Board decision described as "scandalous".

Tesco boss to quit over profits error - Thu, 23 Oct 2014
Tesco chairman Sir Richard Broadbent will leave the firm after the company announced a bigger-than-forecast hole in its profits.

Lloyds expected to cut 9,000 jobs - Thu, 23 Oct 2014
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.

Obama 'optimistic' over Ebola in US - Wed, 22 Oct 2014
President Barack Obama expresses cautious optimism about the Ebola situation in the US, as new screening rules are introduced in the country.

Military heads admit Afghan mistakes - Wed, 22 Oct 2014
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.

Jerusalem car 'attack' kills baby - Wed, 22 Oct 2014
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".

Sunrise vigil opens Poppy Appeal - Thu, 23 Oct 2014
A sunrise vigil at the Cenotaph that will last until sunset marks the start of the 2014 Poppy Appeal.

'Anti-extremism' school code shelved - Thu, 23 Oct 2014
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.

Fresh questions for abuse inquiry head - Thu, 23 Oct 2014
Fiona Woolf, head of the public inquiry into historical sex abuse, faces more questions from MPs over her suitability for the post.

'More to do' on disabled hate crimes - Wed, 22 Oct 2014
Hate crime convictions are at an all-time high, but disability hate crime convictions have dropped, according to a new report.

VIDEO: Rediscovered: Lost episodes from classic comedy - Thu, 23 Oct 2014
Comedy fans are in for a rare treat after two lost episodes of "At Last The 1948 Show" have been uncovered.

VIDEO: Baby bear filmed in US store - Thu, 23 Oct 2014
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.

VIDEO: Trapped in toys: Toddler's arcade adventure - Thu, 23 Oct 2014
Firefighters had to free 18-month-old Colin Lambert after the toddler climbed inside an arcade game in Maryville, Tennessee.

VIDEO: Can King Khan top Diwali box office? - Thu, 23 Oct 2014
Farah Khan's much-anticipated new film, Happy New Year, is released for Diwali.

VIDEO: Wilko Johnson says he is cancer free - Wed, 22 Oct 2014
Former Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson says he has been cured of the terminal pancreatic cancer with which he was diagnosed in 2012.

VIDEO: Taxi boss: 'Users want white drivers' - Wed, 22 Oct 2014
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.

VIDEO: Oscar buzz for Michael 'Birdman' Keaton - Thu, 23 Oct 2014
Critics are already hailing Michael Keaton's latest film Birdman a success, with many tipping it for an Oscar as Talking Movies' Tom Brook reports.

VIDEO: 'Britain will support IS strategy' - Wed, 22 Oct 2014
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".

BBC Sports News

Balotelli shirt swap angers Rodgers - Thu, 23 Oct 2014
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is unhappy Mario Balotelli swapped shirts with Real Madrid's Pepe at half-time.

Caterham F1 future in fresh doubt - Wed, 22 Oct 2014

Gamble paid off for Arsenal - Wenger - Wed, 22 Oct 2014
Arsene Wenger says his tactical 'gamble' paid off after Arsenal earned a dramatic Champions League win at Anderlecht.

Jones 'gutted' by Wales omission - Wed, 22 Oct 2014

Liverpool face Balotelli conundrum - Thu, 23 Oct 2014
Mario Balotelli's shirt swap must not hide Liverpool's bigger problems as a 3-0 loss to Real exposes the gulf in class.

Froome may skip 2015 Tour de France - Wed, 22 Oct 2014
Britain's Chris Froome has revealed he may not compete in the 2015 Tour de France as the route is unveiled.

Evans 'hopes' for football return - Wed, 22 Oct 2014
Ex-Sheffield United and Wales striker Ched Evans wants a return to football after serving a rape sentence.

Windies India tour a 'wake-up call' - Wed, 22 Oct 2014
West Indies' decision to end their tour of India early must provoke change, says former Test bowler Ian Bishop.

Thursday's gossip column - Thu, 23 Oct 2014
Arsenal's Lukas Podolski wants move, Tottenham target Birmingham's Demarai Gray, Diego Costa was hospitalised, plus more.

Liverpool 0-3 Real Madrid - Wed, 22 Oct 2014
Real Madrid score three goals in the first half to secure a comfortable 3-0 win at Liverpool in the Champions League.

RSC Anderlecht 1-2 Arsenal - Wed, 22 Oct 2014
Arsenal score twice in the final two minutes to earn a dramatic comeback win at Champions League opponents Anderlecht.

Kansas City level World Series - Thu, 23 Oct 2014
Kansas City Royals beat San Francisco Giants 7-2 in Game Two to level the best-of-seven World Series.

Serena in heaviest loss for 16 years - Wed, 22 Oct 2014

Kruis among uncapped England trio - Wed, 22 Oct 2014

Government backs NFL London plan - Wed, 22 Oct 2014
The UK government will support plans for an NFL team based in London, according to Chancellor George Osborne.

'No rules broken over fans ban' - Wed, 22 Oct 2014
Uefa says no rules were broken despite fans being present at CSKA Moscow's "behind closed doors" Champions League tie with Man City.

Murray beats Melzer at Valencia Open - Wed, 22 Oct 2014
Andy Murray beats Jurgen Melzer 6-3 6-3 in Valencia to stay on course for the World Tour Finals in London.

Carter to retain 13th seeding spot - Wed, 22 Oct 2014
Ali Carter is to keep his place as number 13 in the world until the end of the season after returning from lung cancer treatment.

Jones targets maiden Grand Prix gold - Wed, 22 Oct 2014
Olympic taekwondo champion Jade Jones aims to end her quest for World Grand Prix gold in Manchester this weekend.

Schmidt: I don't influence provinces - Wed, 22 Oct 2014
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt denies suggestions that he has influenced team selection in the Irish provinces.