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'Democracy rocks' for Nicola Sturgeon at Glasgow Hydro

bbc.co.uk — Scotland's new First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has followed in the footsteps of pop stars Kylie Minogue, Beyonce and Lady Gaga by appearing in front of 12,000 people at Glasgow's Hydro arena. The SNP leader said the gathering of independence supporters was another historic first for the party.

Deadly attack on north Kenya bus

bbc.co.uk — Suspected members of the Somali militant group al-Shabab kill at least 20 people in an attack on a bus in north Kenya, local media say.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: Kenya pursuing suspected al-Shabab "criminal gang" after 28 non-Muslim passengers killed in attack on bus bbc.in/1y0Q8HB

Nov 22, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: "Those who failed to read the Koran were ordered to lie down; one by one they were shot" - #Kenya killings witness bbc.in/1qLU9PC

Nov 22, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: Kenya pursuing suspected al-Shabab "criminal gang" after 28 non-Muslim passengers killed in attack on bus bbc.in/1y0Q8HB

Nov 22, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: Somali militant group al-Shabab says it carried out bus attack that killed at least 28 non-Muslims in Kenya bbc.in/1FbVr7u

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Child poverty, by constituency

news.bbc.co.uk — The Campaign to End Child Poverty has released data for every parliamentary constituency in the UK, showing how many children are living in low income families. Low income means where no-one is working more than 16 hours a week or the family is receiving the full amount of Working Tax Credit.

Emeli Sande: A whole new Band Aid song is needed

bbc.co.uk — Emeli Sande has said "a whole new" Band Aid song is needed and that she's not fully satisfied by the lyrical changes made for this year's remake. In a message posted on Twitter, the 27-year-old said she and African singer Angelique Kidjo "made and sang our own edits" whilst recording Band Aid 30.

Barca v Sevilla, Deportivo La Coruna v Real Sociedad

bbc.co.uk — Updates, photos and interaction as Barcelona host Sevilla and Juventus face Lazio, before David Moyes's Real Sociedad bow.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @BBCSport: After breaking the La Liga record, Lionel Messi has gone & got a hat-trick. 253 goals overall bbc.in/1yEezsS http://t…

Nov 22, 2014

RT @BBCSport: After breaking the La Liga record, Lionel Messi has gone & got a hat-trick. 253 goals overall bbc.in/1yEezsS http://t…

UKIP: Reckless accuses Farage of EU migrants U-turn

bbc.co.uk — Newly-elected UKIP MP Mark Reckless has accused party leader Nigel Farage of a policy U-turn over EU migration. In an interview with the Times, the Rochester and Strood MP says: "The policy changed on Wednesday and I'm a bit sore about how I came out of that."
Nov 22, 2014

Have I got this right? Mark Reckless upset bc Nigel Farage changed UKIP immig policy so he now agrees with it bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politi…

Nov 22, 2014

RT @drwollastonmp: So Reckless happy to pretend he believed in deporting EU migrants when he thought it was UKIP policy...no wait... bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politi…

Nov 22, 2014

Have I got this right? Mark Reckless complains Nigel Farage changed UKIP policy he disagreed with to 1 he agreed with bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politi…

Nov 22, 2014

How many UKIP MPs need to write to their chief whip to demand a leadership election? bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politi…

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Tessa Jowell to run for London mayor

bbc.co.uk — Labour's former culture secretary Tessa Jowell tells the BBC she plans to run for mayor of London in 2016
Nov 22, 2014

Dame Tessa finally makes her non-announcement announcement> Jowell to run for London mayor @BBCLondonNews bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan…

Nov 22, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: Labour's former culture secretary Tessa Jowell tells the BBC she plans to run for mayor of London in 2016 bbc.in/1524QUq

Nov 22, 2014

Another MP throws hat in the ring - Tessa Jowell's reveal she'll be running for Mayor of London in 2016 bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan…

Nov 22, 2014

RT @BreakingNewsUK: UK Labour's Tessa Jowell tells BBC News she plans to run for mayor of London in 2016 bbc.in/1qNeWCy

Supermarkets to hide tabloid front pages because of sexual content concerns

bbc.co.uk — Two of the UK's leading supermarkets are to change the way they display newspapers because of fears about children being exposed to sexual content. Tesco said its in-store "news cubes" would be redesigned so that only the newspaper mastheads could be seen.

101 non-emergency phone number down

bbc.co.uk — Police forces in England are reporting the 101 non-emergency number is down. At least nine forces - including Cheshire and Sussex - have confirmed on Twitter that there is a issue with the system since 9am. Some forces are asking the public to refer to local police websites or call a landline number.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: NHS 111 & police 101 phone numbers working again after problem resolved, says Vodafone, which provides the services http:/…

Nov 22, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: Major problems across the UK for people trying to reach NHS 111 & police 101 non-emergency phone numbers http://t.co/Kr9nD…

Nov 22, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: Major problems across the UK for people trying to reach NHS 111 & police 101 non-emergency phone numbers http://t.co/Kr9nD…

Nov 22, 2014

RT @BBCNews: Reports of problems with the 111 NHS non-emergency line as well as 101 police number bbc.in/1HyDofV

Ukraine crisis: Lavrov warns over Russia 'regime change' goal

bbc.co.uk — Western sanctions against Russia over its role in Ukraine are aimed at forcing regime change in Moscow, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says. Speaking to foreign policy advisers in Moscow, Mr Lavrov referred to calls for sanctions "that will destroy the economy and cause public protests".
Nov 22, 2014

Ukraine crisis: Lavrov warns over Russia 'regime change' goal bbc.co.uk/news/world-eur…

Nov 22, 2014

Some mood music from Mr Lavrov for the folks back home: West "seeks Russia regime change" bbc.co.uk/news/world-eur…

Nov 22, 2014

RT @BBCWorld: West using sanctions to "secure regime change" in Moscow, claims Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov bbc.in/1vzh3eX

Pilgrims flock to Goa to see Saint Francis Xavier remains

bbc.co.uk — Thousands of Catholic pilgrims are converging on Goa in west India to see the relics of Saint Francis Xavier. The remains of the 16th Century Spanish missionary are usually kept in a casket at the Basilica of Bom Jesus.

Labour's Dennis Skinner blasts UKIP's Mark Reckless in Commons

bbc.co.uk — Veteran Labour MP Dennis Skinner turned on UKIP's new MP, Mark Reckless, just moments after he was sworn into the Commons. Mr Skinner, pointed at Mr Reckless and his UKIP colleague Douglas Carswell and accused them of wanting to deport foreigners.
Nov 22, 2014

BBC News - Labour's Dennis Skinner blasts UKIP's Mark Reckless in Commons bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politi…

Nov 21, 2014

RT @MJJHunter: Anyone who could need medical, or who knows someone who might, after the next election, please watch the vid here: bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politi…

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100-year-old woman sees ocean for first time

bbc.co.uk — Just weeks before turning 101, Ruby Holt has seen the ocean for the first time. She has spent most of her life on a farm in rural Tennessee picking cotton and said she never had the time or money to go to a beach.
Nov 21, 2014

Heartbreaking and heartwarming: BBC Newsbeat - 100-year-old woman sees ocean for first time bbc.in/1z1yPVb

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Albania opens huge Cold War bunker

bbc.co.uk — A large secret bunker that Albania's communist regime built in the 1970s to survive a nuclear bomb has been opened to the public for the first time. Former dictator Enver Hoxha wanted the bunker near the capital Tirana to guard against Soviet Union or US attacks.

Santander bank worker Eamon Coyle jailed for £102,000 fraud

bbc.co.uk — A former bank worker who defrauded his employer of more than £100,000 has been sent to prison for nine months. Eamon Francis Coyle, who worked in a Santander call centre in Belfast, falsely transferred £102,772.73 into several bank accounts. The 31-year-old, from North Hill Street, Belfast, admitted a count of fraud by abuse of position.

Theresa May, Home Secretary: ‘My debating career began with silence’

bbc.co.uk — Theresa May on her first experience of public speaking.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @fifisyms: 11.15 am tomoro. "My debating career began with silence" Rt Hon Theresa May, Desert Island Discs - BBC Radio 4 bbc.in/1zMXAoW

My Life in Science Fiction

bbc.co.uk — Stars and fans share personal stories about making, and enjoying, Science Fiction.

ආණ්ඩුව දැනටමත් පරාදයි - වික්ටර් අයිවන්

bbc.co.uk — පොදු අපේක්ෂකයා ලෙස තෝරා ගෙන සිටින මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන, මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ ජනාධිපතිවරයාට දැවැන්ත අභියෝගයක් බව ප්‍රවීණ මාධ්‍යවේදී වික්ටර් අයිවන් ප්‍රකාශ කරයි. විරුද්ධ පක්ෂ විසින් හොඳ ඉත්තෙකු යොදා ගෙන ඇති බවයි ඔහු පෙන්වා දෙන්නේ. සියලු දේශපාලන ව්‍යාපාර එක හඬින් ජනාධිපතිවරයා පරාජය කිරීමට එක්ව සිටින බව පවසන ඔහු සමස්ත සටනම ජනාධිපතිවරණයකට යාමට පෙර අවසන් වී ඇති බවයි ඔහු පෙන්වා දෙන්නේ.

The Fall - Series 1: Episode 1

bbc.co.uk — When a Belfast murder remains unsolved, Stella Gibson is brought in to catch the killer.