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Brian Blessed pulls out of King Lear

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 4:56pm
Actor Brian Blessed pulls out of Guildford Shakespeare Company's production of King Lear on doctor's advice, after collapsing with heart trouble during a performance last week.

Qatar buys 10% stake in BA owner

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 4:55pm
IAG boss Willie Walsh welcomes surprise investment by fast-growing Gulf airline, which said it may increase its stake further.

Migrant voters 'key' in election

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 4:50pm
Migrant voters could have a decisive impact in key marginal seats at the general election, a study suggests.

Churches oppose three-person babies

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 4:49pm
Senior church figures call on the government to block the creation of so-called three-person babies, but scientists urge MPs to back a law change.

VIDEO: China's record car numbers explained

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 4:43pm
As car ownership reaches record levels in China, BBC News looks at the numbers - and the impact.

Man jailed for attacking his partner

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 4:31pm
A Belfast man is jailed for nine years for repeatedly hitting his partner with a broken bottle, while he was out on bail for threatening to kill her.

Stage awards honour theatre industry

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 4:24pm
The Young Vic in London, Southampton's Nuffield, Liverpool's Everyman and producer Sonia Friedman are among the winners at The Stage's 2015 awards.

VIDEO: NFL's season's heroes and villains

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 4:24pm
The highs and lows of the NFL season

Profile: Sinai Province militant group

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 4:23pm
Sinai Province is a militant group that has pledged allegiance to Islamic State and carried out a string of deadly attacks in Egypt's Sinai peninsula.

Week in pictures: 24-30 January 2015

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 4:21pm
News photos from around the world

VIDEO: Close-up: Churchill funeral train restored

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 4:17pm
The National Railway Museum in York has refurbished Sir Winston Churchill's funeral train, to mark the 50th anniversary of the event.

BT attacked on rural broadband costs

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 4:11pm
At least £90m will be reinvested in rural broadband services after an underspend by BT, the BBC learns.

VIDEO: Beaten lecturer: 'I feel vindicated'

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 4:10pm
Four burglars who took part in a raid which left a lecturer "unrecognisable" are given lengthy jail sentences.

Korean Air chief 'scolded daughter'

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 4:00pm
The chief of Korean Air tells a court in Seoul that he scolded his 40-year-old daughter over her now notorious reaction to being served nuts in a packet.

VIDEO: Video shows fierce battle in Ukraine

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 3:53pm
Video has emerged showing a fierce battle in Vuhlehirsk, Donetsk, in which pro-Russian forces come under heavy bombardment from Ukrainian forces.

Hezbollah says it does not want war

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 3:53pm
The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah group, Hassan Nasrallah, says it does not want war with Israel but is not afraid to fight, after deadly border clashes.

Kenyan Jeptoo banned for doping

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 3:42pm
Kenyan marathon runner Rita Jeptoo has been banned for two years for failing a doping test.

Saudis shelve blogger flogging again

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 3:34pm
Saudi Arabia postpones for a second time a further round of flogging against blogger Raif Badawi, whose case caused a global outcry.

Costa must change, says Pellegrini

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 3:31pm
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says Chelsea striker Diego Costa must change after being banned for stamping.

Mitchell 'turned down' libel deal

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 3:30pm
Former cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell refused an offer to settle his "Plebgate" libel case just two months before he lost, court papers show.