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Hodgson admits Shaw fitness concerns

Fri, 2014-08-29 09:14
Roy Hodgson says he had concerns over Luke Shaw's fitness before Louis van Gaal's criticism of the left-back.

Bus and tram in Edinburgh collision

Fri, 2014-08-29 09:06
A bus and a tram have collided as they travelled east towards Princes Street during the rush hour in Edinburgh.

Rivers 'resting' after health scare

Fri, 2014-08-29 08:30
US comedienne Joan Rivers, 81, is "resting comfortably" and with her family after reportedly going into cardiac arrest during surgery on her vocal chords.

Swann denies witch hunt against Cook

Fri, 2014-08-29 08:27
Graeme Swann renews his call for former team-mate Alastair Cook to end his captaincy of the England one-day side.

2.6m historic pictures posted online

Fri, 2014-08-29 08:18
An academic is posting millions of historic photos and illustrations to Flickr where they can be searched and copied without charge.

More than 3m have fled Syria - UN

Fri, 2014-08-29 08:02
The UN says Syria is now "the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era" with more than three million Syrians living outside the country as refugees.

House prices 'edge up in August'

Fri, 2014-08-29 07:59
House prices edged up by 0.8% in August, compared according to the UK's biggest building society, the Nationwide.

GCHQ protest over surveillance case

Fri, 2014-08-29 07:54
The first of three days of protest by online activists is due to take place at the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ).

Ex-children's head 'must quit'

Fri, 2014-08-29 07:40
A former children's services director in Rotherham must resign "immediately" from her education job in Australia, an abuse survivors' advocate says.

VIDEO: Iceland eruption triggers red alert

Fri, 2014-08-29 07:21
The Icelandic Met Office raises its aviation warning level near the Bardarbunga volcano to red after an eruption began overnight.

New hospital food rules introduced

Fri, 2014-08-29 07:09
Hospitals in England will be expected to provide a higher standard of food under new rules being introduced by the government.

Finding childcare 'down to luck'

Fri, 2014-08-29 07:01
Just 5% of Wales' 22 councils have sufficient out-of-school activities for 12 to 14-year-olds, a report claims.

Rangers confirm £4m share issue plan

Fri, 2014-08-29 06:56
Rangers make new shares available for purchase to existing shareholders in an attempt to raise £4m.

Single ticket travel plan for region

Fri, 2014-08-29 06:16
The next phase in plans for a major overhaul of public transport in south east Wales reveals a vision for a rapid one-ticket system for travellers.

VIDEO: RSPCA seeks ban on monkeys as pets

Fri, 2014-08-29 06:08
The RSPCA is calling for a ban on keeping primates as pets after a rise in the number of calls to its cruelty and advice line concerning animals such as monkeys and marmosets.

VIDEO: Rides and risks in huge California waves

Fri, 2014-08-29 05:59
Waves as high as 20ft (6m) in southern California have damaged waterfront homes, knocked out pier pilings and attracted scores of surfers.

Nato protesters open peace camp

Fri, 2014-08-29 05:49
Peace campaigners open a camp with thousands of protesters due in Newport ahead of next week's Nato summit.

University feud raised with minister

Fri, 2014-08-29 05:14
A bitter feud which has rocked the Plymouth University boardroom will be raised with the government, an MP confirms.

No charges in US accidental shooting

Fri, 2014-08-29 05:10
Officials say there will be no charges following an incident in which a nine-year-old girl fatally shot a gun range instructor.

UN seeks climate change 'Malala'

Fri, 2014-08-29 05:06
Five hundred people will learn tomorrow if they have won the chance to vent their frustration at world leaders over the global citizens stalemate over climate policy.