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'Media try to paint picture of fear'

Tue, 03/05/2016 - 10:04pm
Manchester City are right to be confident for their Champions League semi-final, says Match of the Day pundit Jermaine Jenas.

Full Orgreave report 'could be released'

Tue, 03/05/2016 - 9:59pm
The police watchdog is considering releasing an unredacted version of a report into the violence that erupted between police and miners at the so called "Battle of Orgreave" in 1984.

Murray advances at Madrid Open

Tue, 03/05/2016 - 9:56pm
Britain's Andy Murray beats Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic 7-6 (7-3) 3-6 6-1 to reach the third round of the Madrid Open.

German pair 'tortured women to death'

Tue, 03/05/2016 - 6:34pm
A couple in north-western Germany used dating adverts to lure two women to their home then tortured them to death, police say.

'Hundreds more' troops could go to Iraq

Tue, 03/05/2016 - 6:10pm
Britain could send hundreds more troops to Iraq in training roles to boost the fight against so-called Islamic State, a defence source tells the BBC.

British woman drowns in bath in Spain

Tue, 03/05/2016 - 6:05pm
A 24-year-old British woman has drowned in a hotel bath in Majorca, Spanish police say.

Fat Labradors give clues to obesity

Tue, 03/05/2016 - 6:02pm
Genes are partly to blame for some dogs getting fat, say scientists who have studied Labrador retrievers.

Tim Peak: 'Science can solve problems'

Tue, 03/05/2016 - 5:46pm
British astronaut Tim Peake says he wants his mission to the space station to change attitudes towards science.

Murray heads strongest Queen's line-up

Tue, 03/05/2016 - 5:45pm
This year's Queen's Club Championships will have its strongest ever field, with 16 of the world's top 30 players to compete.

Bikes to be scanned for hidden motors

Tue, 03/05/2016 - 5:33pm
Bikes will be tested at the Tour de France and Olympics to search for hidden motors, cycling's governing body says.

Furious 'liar' row precedes Indiana poll

Tue, 03/05/2016 - 5:17pm
Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz warns the US would "plunge into an abyss", after Donald Trump accused his father of a link to JFK's assassin.

Toddler murdered by legal guardian

Tue, 03/05/2016 - 5:16pm
A woman who was legal guardian to a toddler who suffered more than 150 injuries including brain and spinal trauma, is convicted of murder.

Hamilton gets record 16 Tony nods

Tue, 03/05/2016 - 5:02pm
Hit Broadway musical Hamilton is set to dominate this year's Tony Awards after gaining a record-breaking 16 nominations.

Fellaini and Huth charged after clash

Tue, 03/05/2016 - 4:51pm
Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini and Leicester's Robert Huth are charged with violent conduct by the Football Association.

Javid orders probe into BHS collapse

Tue, 03/05/2016 - 4:41pm
Business Secretary Sajid Javid orders the Insolvency Service to investigate the collapse of UK department store BHS.

'A priceless leg-up' - Bank of Mum and Dad

Tue, 03/05/2016 - 4:37pm
Downsizing, savings – how Bank of Mum and Dad funds offspring

VIDEO: How the world viewed Leicester's win

Tue, 03/05/2016 - 4:30pm
From Egypt to Malaysia, the world reacts to Leicester's premier league title win.

VIDEO: Olympic flame arrives in Brazil

Tue, 03/05/2016 - 4:14pm
The Olympic flame has arrived in Brazil for the start of a torch relay that will culminate with the opening of the Olympic Games in Rio in August.

MP Shah to 'stand aside' from committee

Tue, 03/05/2016 - 3:48pm
MP Naz Shah "stands aside" from the Commons Home Affairs select committee "until current matters are resolved".

Rock legends to play US 'mega-festival'

Tue, 03/05/2016 - 3:44pm
A festival featuring Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan is confirmed for the US in October.