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'Many dead' in Nigeria explosions

bbc.co.uk — Many people killed in explosions in one of biggest mosques in the Nigerian city of Kano, reports say
Nov 28, 2014

RT @NewsBreaker: BREAKING: Many people killed in explosions in one of biggest mosques in Nigerian city of Kano, reports say bbc.in/1ykFk6n - @BBC

Nov 28, 2014

BBC News - Nigeria unrest: Kano mosque explosions 'kill many' bbc.in/1toE11T

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Police called to 'Black Friday' supermarket crowds

bbc.co.uk — Police have been called to four supermarkets in London amid fears of crowd surges as people hunted for bargains on "Black Friday". Originating in the US, the date is fast becoming one of the biggest shopping days of the year in Britain.
Nov 28, 2014

Sigh - 'Black Friday' - Police called to supermarket crowds bbc.in/1yj1oOS

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Mickey Rourke returns to boxing ring after 20 years

bbc.co.uk — Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke will return to the ring in his first boxing match in 20 years later. The Wrestler star will take on professional boxer Elliot Seymour, 33 years his junior, in Moscow. The 62-year-old gave up a career as an amateur boxer after finding fame in Hollywood movies such as 9 1/2 Weeks.
Nov 28, 2014

RT @BBCSport: Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke beats fighter 33 years his junior on return to the boxing ring. bbc.in/12cf6qV pic.twitter.com/CRKAa3A4QV

Nov 28, 2014

RT @BBCWorld: Boxer-turned-actor #MickeyRourke, 62, has still got it - beats fighter 33 years his junior bbc.in/1ym14il pic.twitter.com/YPN8avZgag

Soldier jailed for making nail bomb

bbc.co.uk — British soldier Ryan McGee, 20, jailed for two years for making nail bomb in Greater Manchester
Nov 28, 2014

"Although he accepts he made the device [a nail gun] he never intended to put it to any violent purpose." bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan…

Nov 28, 2014

BBC News - Soldier obsessed with far-right politics jailed for making nail bomb bbc.in/1ryTnWJ

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Smith Commission 'dropped welfare proposals'

bbc.co.uk — The Smith Commission appears to have contemplated more extensive welfare devolution until the final phase of negotiations. The BBC has seen pages from a draft of the Commission's report which would have allowed Holyrood to vary all the key elements of Universal Credit. The draft was from 11:00 on Tuesday.
Nov 28, 2014

RT @paulhutcheon: BBC obtains leaked copy of draft Smith Commission report: welfare proposals watered down bbc.in/1vslRzu

Nov 28, 2014

BBC obtains leaked copy of draft Smith Commission report: welfare proposals watered down bbc.in/1vslRzu

Nov 28, 2014

Smith Commission considered devolving more welfare powers to Holyrood than appeared in final deal reports @GlennBBC m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotla…

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'Black Friday' chaos filmed across UK

bbc.co.uk — Police have been called to supermarkets across the UK amid crowd surges as people hunt for "Black Friday" offers. Greater Manchester Police appealed for calm after attending seven Tesco shops, at which three men were arrested and a woman was hit by a falling television.
Nov 28, 2014

RT @BBCNews: We've done a montage of #BlackFriday shopping chaos across UK. You won't believe your eyes: bbc.in/1pwWxsu pic.twitter.com/3BMOINnzbW

Nov 28, 2014

American exceptionalism challenged again BBC News - 'Black Friday' chaos filmed across UK bbc.co.uk/news/uk-302430…

Efficiency at the BBC: Delivering quality content for the licence fee payer

bbc.co.uk — Anne Bulford Managing Director of Finance and Operations As Managing Director of Finance and Operations at the BBC, my responsibilities extend to looking after finance, legal, technology, and business support services. I first worked at the BBC in the 1990s, rejoining about 18 months ago.
Nov 28, 2014

RT @louisa_compton: I love this. What the BBC cost 20 yrs ago, what it costs now & what you get for your money. bbc.in/15DoCG5 http…

Nov 28, 2014

RT @louisa_compton: I love this. What the BBC cost 20 yrs ago, what it costs now & what you get for your money. bbc.in/15DoCG5 http…

Nov 28, 2014

RT @louisa_compton: I love this. What the BBC cost 20 yrs ago, what it costs now & what you get for your money. bbc.in/15DoCG5 http…

Nov 28, 2014

RT @louisa_compton: I love this. What the BBC cost 20 yrs ago, what it costs now & what you get for your money. bbc.in/15DoCG5 http…

Nov 28, 2014

RT @louisa_compton: I love this. What the BBC cost 20 yrs ago, what it costs now & what you get for your money. bbc.in/15DoCG5 http…

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Taxpayers paid for Pembs leader Bryn Parry-Jones's Porsche

bbc.co.uk — A former council chief at the centre of a row over cash payments made in lieu of pension contributions was given a luxury Porsche lease car at taxpayers expense, BBC Wales has learned. Pembrokeshire council confirmed Bryn Parry-Jones was given the car after refusing to disclose the information at the BBC's request for eight months.
Nov 28, 2014

RT @aledscourfield: The result of my 8 month FOI battle: BBC News - Pembs chief Bryn Parry-Jones's work car was £90k Porsche bbc.in/1FAubzJ

Nov 28, 2014

RT @aledscourfield: The result of my 8 month FOI battle: BBC News - Pembs chief Bryn Parry-Jones's work car was £90k Porsche bbc.in/1FAubzJ

Nov 28, 2014

RT @aledscourfield: The result of my 8 month FOI battle: BBC News - Pembs chief Bryn Parry-Jones's work car was £90k Porsche bbc.in/1FAubzJ

Nov 28, 2014

BBC News - Taxpayers paid for a Porsche for Pembrokeshire Council's former Chief Executive: bbc.in/1FAubzJ

Pope Francis due in Turkey for historic visit

bbc.co.uk — Pope Francis will arrive in Turkey shortly for what is billed as a historic trip to help interfaith dialogue in the country. At the start of the three-day tour he is set to meet newly-elected President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara. He then plans to visit Istanbul for a meeting with the head of the Orthodox Christian church.
Nov 28, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: Pope Francis condemns "fanaticism & fundamentalism" in speech promoting peace in Middle East bbc.in/1toDTPO http:/…

Nov 28, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: Pope Francis condemns "fanaticism & fundamentalism" in speech promoting peace in Middle East bbc.in/1toDTPO http:/…

Nov 28, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: Pope Francis condemns "fanaticism & fundamentalism" in speech promoting peace in Middle East bbc.in/1toDTPO http:/…

Nov 28, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: Pope Francis condemns "fanaticism & fundamentalism" in speech promoting peace in Middle East bbc.in/1toDTPO http:/…

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#BBCTrending: Canada's new Twitter feed pokes fun at Canada

bbc.co.uk — Canada has joined Twitter. The country known to some uninformed outsiders as not being the United States has decided to create an overarching national identity on Twitter. Actually two: one in each of the country's official languages, French and English. The accounts have been mentioned on Twitter more than 20,000 times since they were launched this week.

BBC Radio 4 Extra

bbc.co.uk — Mary Anne Hobbs presents a Chris Morris radio retrospective featuring interviews.

BBC Radio 4 - Feedback, 28/11/2014

bbc.co.uk — PM's editor defends Buerk updates. And how funding changes may affect the World Service.

Nigel Owens: Two banned for homophobic abuse of referee

bbc.co.uk — Last updated at 17:46 Two people have been banned from Twickenham for two years for the homophobic abuse of referee Nigel Owens during England's loss to New Zealand. The Welsh official, 43, who is the first openly-gay man to referee at the highest level, took charge of the Twickenham Test on 8 November.
Nov 28, 2014

RT @Nigelrefowens: Huge credit to RFU for dealing with this & banning culprits from Twickenham for two years. bbc.in/1y8ckBa http:…

Nov 28, 2014

RT @Nigelrefowens: Huge credit to RFU for dealing with this & banning culprits from Twickenham for two years. bbc.in/1y8ckBa http:…

Seven jailed for part in Bristol sex gang

bbc.co.uk — Seven men have been jailed for up to 11 years for their part in a child sex gang in Bristol. Bristol Crown Court was told four teenagers were abused by the gang of men of Somali heritage. Victims were told it was part of their "culture and tradition" and "men always have sex with each other's girlfriends".
Nov 28, 2014

RT @Wolfe321: There has got to be a shift in headline wording. "Child sex" is #rape, not sex. "Seven jailed for part in sex gang" bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan…

Nov 28, 2014

Seven men have been jailed for up to 11 years for their part in a child sex gang in Bristol. #Somalia bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan…

Nov 28, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: Seven Somali men jailed for up to 11 years for their part in child sex gang in Bristol bbc.in/1FAxI2U

Decode the news in emojis

bbc.co.uk — Every Friday we bring you the week's news in emojis. We're being strict on ourselves and only using the standard emoji set approved by the people at Unicode. This week there are animals, lots of 'em. And some Christmas parcels. Can you work them out?

Grado gets to grips with school sports-taster event

bbc.co.uk — Wrestler and actor Grado, who appeared in the documentary Insane Fight Club, limbers up ahead of a BBC Active Academy event for young people.

Seven mental health patients died waiting for beds

bbc.co.uk — Seven mental health patients have killed themselves in England since 2012 after being told there were no hospital beds for them, the BBC has learned. An investigation of coroners' reports and NHS trust papers with the journal Community Care found another patient denied a bed later killed his mother.
Nov 28, 2014

BBC News - Seven mental health patients died waiting for beds bbc.in/1xOP8Th > this makes me really angry

Nov 28, 2014

Meanwhile... RT @denis_campbell Scandalous and shocking: Seven mental health patients died waiting for beds bbc.in/1xOP8Th

Nov 28, 2014

RT @girlonetrack: A national disgrace: seven people dead because there were no beds available; mental health funding still being cut. bbc.co.uk/news/uk-302369…

Nov 28, 2014

RT @MentalHealthCop: Eight deaths in two years linked to difficulty accessing a mental health bed - bbc.in/1vTDUSD

"Our benefits system is acting as a bit of a magnet"

bbc.co.uk — Culture Secretary Sajid Javid says Cameron's EU reforms "will absolutely work"

#BBCTrending: 'Buying black' on Black Friday

bbc.co.uk — A spiritual advisor to the family of Michael Brown, the teenager killed by police in Ferguson, is urging African-Americans to buy exclusively from businesses owned by black people on America's busiest shopping day. Jamal Bryant launched his campaign earlier in the week using the hashtag #handsupdontspend - a reference to a slogan used by Ferguson protesters.