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Peaches Geldof 'was heroin addict'

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 10:37am
Peaches Geldof had been a heroin addict and had been taking the substitute drug methadone for several years before her death, an inquest hears.

India MPs 'force-feed' Muslim worker

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 10:34am
There is uproar in India's parliament after reports that some Hindu MPs tried to forcibly feed a Muslim man who is fasting for Ramadan.

Dog's life for Pudsey film flop

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 10:28am
A film based on Pudsey, the dancing dog winner of Britain's Got Talent, flops at the UK box office as Dawn of the Planet of the Apes dominates the weekend.

VIDEO: Frustration as Israel flights suspended

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 10:23am
Several airlines have suspended flights to Israel after a rocket from Gaza landed near Ben Gurion airport, in Tel Aviv

Bank of England still wary on rates

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 10:22am
Bank of England minutes show officials are still cautious over raising interest rates in the face of low wage growth and a possible slowdown later this year.

Two rare Amur leopards born at zoo

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 9:55am
A pair of Amur leopards, which zookeepers say are on the brink of extinction, are born at Leicestershire's Twycross Zoo.

New inquiry over council boss money

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 9:36am
A new police investigation is launched into unlawful pension salary supplements paid to the chief executive of Pembrokeshire council.

Giant python gets a health check

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 9:35am
Zoo team gives an enormous reticulated python its annual check-up, including using ultrasound to scan its heart.

15th record inquiry nurse suspended

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 9:33am
Another nurse is suspended as part of an inquiry into the alleged falsification of patient records at south Wales hospitals, taking the total to 15.

NHS 'should work more with hospices'

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 9:29am
Hospices could play a greater role in end-of-life care and stop hospitals being the "default option", says former Tory party leader Lord Howard.

VIDEO: Time-lapse shows Costa on move

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 9:24am
Time-lapse footage shows the wrecked Italian cruise ship, the Costa Concordia, being towed on its final journey to the port of Genoa for scrapping.

Van Gaal criticises tour schedule

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 8:57am
Manchester United's extensive tour of the USA is "not positive for preparation", says the club's manager Louis van Gaal.

'Trojan Horse' probe 'needs review'

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 8:56am
The council-commissioned review into the so-called Trojan Horse allegations "ought to be reviewed itself", teachers say.

Disability benefits flaws 'grave'

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 8:29am
The disability benefits system requires a "fundamental redesign" because flaws in the process are so "grave", a group of MPs says.

VIDEO: Mystery over Brooklyn Bridge flags

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 8:19am
Authorities in New York are investigating who raised two large white flags on the towers of the Brooklyn Bridge early on Tuesday.

VIDEO: Amur leopards born at zoo

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 8:05am
Two rare Amur leopard cubs have been born at Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire.

Houvenaghel retires from cycling

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 7:57am
Olympic silver medallist Wendy Houvenaghel retires from cycling after pulling out of the Commonwealth Games with injury.

VIDEO: Costa Concordia towed from crash site

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 7:35am
The Costa Concordia, which hit a reef killing 32 people in 2012, is being towed to the port of Genoa where it will be scrapped.

Lift Gaza 'siege' - Palestinian PM

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 7:28am
The Palestinian PM calls for the Gaza blockade to be lifted as part of a ceasefire deal, as diplomatic efforts continue to end the conflict.

Quarantine over China plague death

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 7:25am
Part of a city in north-west China is sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague, state media say.