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VIDEO: Care home boss guilty of sex charges

3 hours 28 min ago
A man who ran children's homes in north Wales is found guilty of sexually assaulting youngsters in a campaign of abuse spanning decades.

Mitchell called PCs plebs, judge says

3 hours 34 min ago
A judge says he is satisfied the MP called police officers "plebs" as he rules against Andrew Mitchell in a High Court libel action.

Sporting world rallies round Abbott

3 hours 35 min ago
The cricketing world is rallying around bowler Sean Abbott amid fears he may never play again after Phillip Hughes's death.

Manhunt after pair stabbed to death

3 hours 47 min ago
A manhunt is under way after a husband and wife in their 50s were found stabbed to death in their home in Surrey.

Care home boss guilty of sex charges

3 hours 49 min ago
A man who ran a series of children's homes in north Wales is guilty of sexually assaulting youngsters in his care in a campaign of abuse spanning decades.

MP denies Twitter porn favourite

3 hours 57 min ago
Lincoln MP Karl McCartney denies "favouriting" a pornographic image on Twitter, blaming the site's lack of security.

SA ventriloquist beats gagging order

3 hours 59 min ago
A South African ventriloquist appears in court with his dummy to successfully challenge a gagging order.

How easy is it to push a plane?

4 hours 2 min ago
How many people does it take to push a plane?

Injury could force O'Sullivan out

4 hours 6 min ago
Ronnie O'Sullivan says he may have to pull out of the UK Championship after breaking his ankle while running.

Brazil legend Pele in hospital

4 hours 8 min ago
Brazil legend Pele is transferred to a special care unit in Sao Paulo following treatment for a urinary infection.

Body parts killer guilty of murder

4 hours 13 min ago
A man who stabbed his father to death and put his dismembered body into storage boxes, which he used as a TV stand, is convicted of murder.

Wigan chairman Whelan charged by FA

4 hours 16 min ago
Wigan chairman Dave Whelan is charged by the Football Association over comments he made about Jewish and Chinese people.

Oil prices plunge after Opec meeting

4 hours 22 min ago
Crude oil prices slump after the Opec oil producers' cartel decides not to cut output.

Australia batsman Phillip Hughes dies

4 hours 25 min ago
Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes dies in hospital, two days after being hit on the neck by a ball during a match in Sydney.

VIDEO: Hail storm causes chaos in Brisbane

4 hours 26 min ago
A powerful storm cut power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses in Brisbane, Australia, bringing "golf ball-sized" hailstones with it.

Woman wins £337m in divorce case

4 hours 29 min ago
The American wife of London financier Sir Chris Hohn, Jamie Cooper-Hohn, is awarded £337m by a High Court judge in a divorce case.

UK swells list of banned websites

4 hours 30 min ago
The High Court bans a further 53 piracy sites, more than doubling the number that the UK's leading net providers must block.

Afghan attack hits UK embassy car

4 hours 33 min ago
A suicide bomber strikes a UK embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul, with a British worker and an Afghan staff member among those killed.

VIDEO: What is Opec? In 60 seconds

4 hours 33 min ago
BBC News looks at the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) and its challenges, amid a slump in global crude oil prices.

Scotland 'should set income tax'

4 hours 41 min ago
Scotland's income tax rates and bands should be set by its parliament, commission on devolving power recommends.