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Abuse inquiry appointment 'chaotic'

BBC News Feed - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 18:39
A letter from the new head of the inquiry into child abuse over concerns about her suitability for the role "raises more questions than it answers", say MPs.

Royal Mint bid to woo gold investors

BBC News Feed - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 18:18
The Royal Mint announces the sale of a series of new, smaller, gold coins in a bid to encourage more people to invest in bullion.

Cows to keep Kenyan girls in school

BBC News Feed - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 18:18
Nine cows will be offered to fathers in areas of northern Kenya to ensure their daughters finish their education, a county governor says.

Children's social work faces change

BBC News Feed - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 18:15
The government has announced changes to children's social work, aiming to restore confidence in the service.

Airport boss aims to 'add airlines'

BBC News Feed - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 18:13
The new managing director of Cardiff Airport says she is determined to reverse the decline in passenger numbers by attracting more airlines.

Meeting over council chief's pay-off

BBC News Feed - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 18:01
Pembrokeshire council's chief executive is due to leave the job on Friday but a question mark is still hanging over his £330,000 pay-off deal.

Match-fix threat significant - FAW

BBC News Feed - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 17:38
The FA of Wales launches an anti-match-fixing campaign, as it reveals that over £75m a season is bet on the Welsh Premier League.

Murphy vows to end 'losing Labour'

BBC News Feed - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 17:32
Jim Murphy has said he wants to end Labour's "losing streak" in Scotland as a new poll suggests the party is on track to lose almost all of its seats in to the SNP.

Health cuts will mean fewer beds

BBC News Feed - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 17:28
Health service cuts in Northern Ireland may mean more than 100 fewer hospital beds and some wards closing at the weekend.

US nurse defies Ebola quarantine

BBC News Feed - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 17:22
A US nurse who returned from treating patients in Sierra Leone defies a voluntary quarantine order, leaving her house in Maine for a bike ride.

Four in custody over £1.8m drug find

BBC News Feed - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 17:15
Four Polish nationals are remanded in custody after cannabis plants with a street value of up to £1.8m were found in a rundown Borders pub.

Sarah Payne's father found dead

BBC News Feed - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 17:15
The father of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne is found dead at his home in Kent.

Why scratching 'intensifies itching'

BBC News Feed - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 17:14
Scratching an itch releases serotonin, which paradoxically makes you more itchy, research suggests.

New strike by NHS staff announced

BBC News Feed - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 17:05
NHS workers, including nurses and midwives, are to stage a new four-hour strike in England on 24 November as part of an ongoing pay dispute.

Tights DNA 'matched with accused'

BBC News Feed - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:59
The World's End murder trial has heard DNA from a torn pair of tights used as a ligature matched components of the accused, Angus Sinclair's profile.

Pirate Bay founder gets jail term

BBC News Feed - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:52
Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg sentenced to three-and-half years in prison after being found guilty of hacking into Danish computers.

End 'robotic' drugs policy - MPs

BBC News Feed - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:45
MPs back calls for a review of 40-year old legislation on drug misuse - as a row breaks out at the top of the coalition over drugs laws.

Club apologises for Ebola party

BBC News Feed - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:43
A Birmingham nightclub apologises for "a huge error of judgement" in holding an Ebola-themed party.

NI budget deal agreed by two parties

BBC News Feed - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:38
The Northern Ireland Executive agrees next year's draft budget but of the five parties, only the DUP and Sinn Féin voted to support the deal.

Peak offending age for men up to 23

BBC News Feed - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:37
The peak age of offending for men has risen from 18 to 23 in the space of a generation, according to the latest conviction figures.
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