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The ways people are deliberately kept waiting

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 11:36am
The times people are deliberately kept waiting

Bank of England split over rate rise

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 11:19am
Two out of nine members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee voted to raise interest earlier this month, the first time in three years policymakers have done so.

Rennard's suspension lift criticised

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 11:13am
A senior Welsh Lib Dem who claims she was harassed by Lord Rennard says her party should be "ashamed" over lifting his membership suspension.

Deported burglar returned for spoils

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 11:10am
A deported Lithuanian burglar is caught and re-jailed after returning to Peterborough to retrieve stolen jewellery he had hidden under floorboards.

Mortgage lending highest since 2008

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 11:09am
A total of £19.1bn is advanced to homebuyers in July, the Council of Mortgage Lenders says, amid warnings that the property market may face headwinds.

Pakistan cleric blocks parliament

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 11:06am
Pakistan's anti-government cleric Tahirul Qadri calls on followers to block access to the parliament building, as Islamabad protests continue.

Phelps can swim faster, says coach

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 10:48am
Michael Phelps returned to competition because he believes he can swim faster than ever, his coach Bob Bowman says.

Pakistan defends meeting separatists

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 10:16am
Pakistan's high commissioner to India Abdul Basit defends his meetings with Kashmiri separatists, a move which led to Delhi cancelling planned talks with Islamabad.

The puzzle of uncollected ashes

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 10:07am
Why would relatives leave ashes in a funeral parlour for years?

Independence would 'devastate BBC'

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 10:07am
Scottish independence would see the BBC broken up with "devastating" consequences for broadcasting in Scotland, according to pro-Union figures.

Ofsted to probe tip-off claims

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 9:58am
Ofsted is to investigate claims that schools in Norfolk were given advance notice of inspections.

Tributes to woman found dead in city

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 9:37am
Tributes are paid to a 24-year-old woman whose body was found in a stream in Inverness at the weekend.

VIDEO: Life on two wheels: Rio and Nairobi

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 9:36am
The BBC looks at what it is like to be a cyclist in Rio de Janeiro and Nairobi.

Cumberbatch to play Jungle Book tiger

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 9:33am
Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is to voice the tiger Shere Khan in one of the two Jungle Book films entering production.

UK condemns journalist 'beheading'

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 9:11am
The apparent beheading of a US journalist by militants Islamic State was an "appalling example of brutality", the UK foreign secretary says.

Rise in calls to suicide helpline

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 9:08am
Northern Ireland's suicide prevention helpline sees a big increase in calls over the last three years.

Tourists swam eight hours to safety

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 8:59am
A mother whose two daughters swam for eight hours to safety when their boat sank in rough seas in Indonesia speaks of her relief.

The teenage Olympians pedalling out of poverty

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 8:47am
Historically not deemed suitable for women, female cycling is growing in Rwanda and it is helping to transform lives.

App created to catch fly-tippers

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 8:30am
An app is developed to crackdown on fly-tippers, which costs the Welsh taxpayer £2m a year.

Two charged over student's shooting

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 8:29am
Two men are charged with the murder of a 17-year-old who was shot dead in south-east London in 2010.

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