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A classic Westminster scandal

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 1:39pm
Mandy Rice-Davies and a classic Westminster scandal that mortally wounded a prime minister.

Dalglish at Hillsborough inquests

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 1:37pm
Former Liverpool player Kenny Dalglish begins giving evidence at the Hillsborough inquests.

McCoist expects to see out notice

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 1:34pm
Rangers manager Ally McCoist reveals he plans to see out the full 12 months of his notice period.

Man, 80, jailed for teen acid attack

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 1:26pm
An 80-year-old man is jailed for 18 years for masterminding an acid revenge attack on his teenage ex-girlfriend.

'Parking row' may have led to murder

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 1:21pm
A woman fatally stabbed on a north-west London street may have been the victim of a parking row, it emerges.

Williams stoic in paralysis battle

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 1:17pm
Scrum V's Ross Harries catches up with Wales centre Owen Williams, whose passion for rugby endures despite suffering a serious spinal injury.

VIDEO: The struggle for Mount Sinjar

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 1:16pm
The BBC explains the significance of Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq, where Kurdish Peshmerga forces say they have broken the hold of Islamic State.

Northampton v Leicester (Sat)

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 1:14pm
Team news as Northampton Saints host Leicester Tigers in Saturday's Premiership fixture at Franklin's Gardens (15:15 GMT).

Fifa agrees to release Garcia report

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 1:08pm
Fifa agrees to publish a "legally appropriate version" of a report into allegations of World Cup bidding corruption.

Russia warns US over sanctions bill

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 1:07pm
Russia has warned that a new US law authorising fresh sanctions against Moscow could damage relations between the two countries "for a long time".

Dowsett in hour world record attempt

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 1:03pm
Commonwealth time-trial champion Alex Dowsett will try to break the hour world record at the Olympic Velodrome in February.

Toddler's parents cleared of murder

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 1:01pm
The parents of Levi-Blu Cassin are cleared of his murder at Birmingham Crown Court - but convicted of causing or allowing his death.

VIDEO: Top of the 2014 political pops

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 12:37pm
The top five most read stories on the BBC News web site's political pages in 2014 are revealed in a countdown.

Microsoft takes on tech scammers

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 12:33pm
The US software giant takes legal action against firms it alleges have been offering bogus tech support in its name to unwitting consumers.

Stem cell scandal scientist resigns

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 12:27pm
A Japanese stem cell scientist at the heart of a scandal over false claims and fabricated research has resigned.

Police Scotland face cost challenges

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 12:12pm
Councils are urged to hold Police Scotland to account on the way national decisions impact on their own areas

Inside Iraqi air base as Islamic State closes in

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 12:02pm
Inside Iraq air base as Islamic State closes in

VIDEO: Airbase at heart of battle for Anbar

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 12:00pm
Quentin Sommerville reports from the Ain al-Asad air base - a linchpin in the battle against Islamic State for Iraq's Anbar province.

Former RUC officers trial collapses

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 12:00pm
The trial of two former RUC detectives collapsed on Friday after the prosecution offered no evidence against them.

VIDEO: Who was Mandy Rice-Davies?

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 11:58am
Former model Mandy Rice-Davies, one of the main figures in the 1960s Profumo affair, has died from cancer at the age of 70, her publicist has said.