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PSNI letters sent to every NI home

BBC News Feed - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 05:28
PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton writes to every home in Northern Ireland about what forthcoming policing changes will mean for the public.

Builders' confidence at record high

BBC News Feed - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 05:20
A regular survey of Scotland's construction industry by the Scottish Building Federation finds confidence at a record high.

Tax and EU claims as campaign starts

BBC News Feed - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 05:19
Tit-for-tat claims from the Conservatives and Labour appear on front pages, as the general election campaign formally gets under way.

VIDEO: What if there is no majority in May?

BBC News Feed - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 05:16
What are the possible scenarios if no one party gets a majority in May? Ross Hawkins has a look at the options.

Unsolved mum-of-four murder reviewed

BBC News Feed - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 05:05
An appeal for information about an unsolved murder of a mother-of-four at her home in Oxford 20 years ago has been renewed by police.

Election 2015: Me... and why it's all about you

BBC News Feed - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 04:59
BBC political editor Nick Robinson gives an update on his progress - and sets out his view on the election campaign which formally begins today.

Prada profit takes a hit from China

BBC News Feed - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 04:42
Italian luxury goods retailer Prada sees its net profit fall 28% last year as sales slumped in major markets of China and Europe.

Australia orders new cockpit rules

BBC News Feed - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 04:03
Australia orders two people to remain in the cockpit at all times during commercial flights, after last week's Germanwings crash.

Asian shares mostly up in short week

BBC News Feed - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 03:12
Asian shares got off to a positive start in a holiday-shortened week as investors awaited economic data from the region to boost market momentum.

How Newcastle's arts venues survived cuts

BBC News Feed - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 01:34
How one Newcastle's arts venues found new ways to survive

Legal aid reforms 'risk justice'

BBC News Feed - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 01:33
Critics of cuts to legal aid say they will inevitably lead to more miscarriages of justice, says Raphael Rowe.

False allegations 'blight' teaching

BBC News Feed - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 01:19
Schools must ensure blameless members of staff do not have their careers wrecked by false allegations, a union's annual conference will hear.

Inspector independence concerns MPs

BBC News Feed - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 01:17
The independence of chief inspectors in areas like prisons and the border force could be threatened by the way they are selected and budgets are set, MPs say.

Fraud office fined £180k for breach

BBC News Feed - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 01:15
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is fined £180,000 after thousands of confidential documents from a high-profile investigation were sent to the wrong person.

VIDEO: Dozens rescued from rollercoaster

BBC News Feed - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 00:53
Dozens of people had to be rescued from a rollercoaster in Coney Island after one of the cars became stuck near the summit of the ride.

Porpoises use 'sound searchlights'

BBC News Feed - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 00:12
Porpoises finely adjust the size of the beams of sound they use to hunt - using sound like a searchlight to trap their prey, a study finds.

VIDEO: Solar plane takes off in Myanmar

BBC News Feed - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 23:58
The Solar Impulse 2 plane has departed from Mandalay in Myanmar as part of its round-the-world flight, Kasia Madera reports

Inside Europe's biggest sex offenders' prison

BBC News Feed - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 23:25
Inside Europe's biggest sex offenders' prison

Parents rarely spot child obesity

BBC News Feed - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 23:13
Parents hardly ever spot obesity in their children resulting in damaging consequences for health, doctors warn.

Do MPs need a new building?

BBC News Feed - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 23:10
The Houses of Parliament are said to require £3bn of maintenance work taking 10 years. Would MPs be better off moving to a new, modern building?
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