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Population rose '500,000 since 2011'

BBC News - 59 min 16 sec ago
A major analysis by Oxford University estimates England's population has risen by more than half a million since 2011 due to immigration.
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New mental health rights proposed

BBC News - 1 hour 2 min ago
Proposals to give more rights to people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions are unveiled by the government.
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Sturgeon against assisted suicide

BBC News - 1 hour 5 min ago
The first minister Nicola Sturgeon says she is "not convinced" by new legislation which would allow assisted suicide.
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Harrison Ford injured in plane crash

BBC News - 1 hour 6 min ago
US actor Harrison Ford is expected to make a full recovery from injuries suffered when crashing his plane on to a golf course in Los Angeles.
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Green MP calls for SNP alliance

BBC News - 1 hour 51 min ago
Green Party MP Caroline Lucas calls for a "progressive alliance" with the SNP as her party holds what it says is its largest ever conference.
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Drivers get 10-minute parking leeway

BBC News - 2 hours 10 min ago
Drivers will get 10 minutes' grace before being fined if they stay too long in council-owned car parks in England, the government announces.
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US banks pass first 'stress test'

BBC News - 2 hours 39 min ago
All 31 US banks have passed the first hurdle in the Federal Reserve's latest round of annual "stress tests" to see how they would cope in the next economic crisis.
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Could Manchester pioneers save NHS?

BBC News - 2 hours 48 min ago
Greater Manchester is to take control of its health budget from April. Richard Humphries, of the King's Fund, asks if this could be the answer to the NHS's problems.
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Fears over UK Sunni-Shia divide

BBC News - 2 hours 49 min ago
Sunni and Shia Muslims have co-existed in peace in the UK in the past, says Caroline Wyatt - but there are concerns about growing tensions.
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Dramatising dementia

BBC News - 2 hours 52 min ago
How do you make a drama about dementia?
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The strange things in Ladybird Books

BBC News - 2 hours 53 min ago
The often strange world view of Ladybird Books
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Broken dreams for woman forced to flee IS-held Syria

BBC News - 2 hours 53 min ago
How IS fighter's tip-off led to narrow escape for Syrian woman
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Quiz of the week's news

BBC News - 2 hours 53 min ago
Who hasn't banned selfie sticks yet?
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The man who posted himself to Australia

BBC News - 2 hours 55 min ago
The man who posted himself to the other side of the world
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VIDEO: Child star with Down's syndrome back on TV

BBC News - 3 hours 4 min ago
Child TV star with Down's syndrome on life away from home
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VIDEO: Can marketing change your vote?

BBC News - 3 hours 4 min ago
Can the right packaging change your vote?
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Parking grace period and debates row

BBC News - 3 hours 15 min ago
An announcement that drivers will get a period of grace before a parking ticket is issued and the row surrounding the election debates provide a focus for Friday's front pages.
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Dawn probe set for Ceres arrival

BBC News - 3 hours 19 min ago
The US space agency's Dawn satellite is set to go into orbit around Ceres, the largest object in the Solar System between Mars and Jupiter.
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Science 'squeezed out of primaries'

BBC News - 3 hours 20 min ago
Science is being squeezed out of English primary schools, with a third not providing the recommended two hours of teaching a week, research suggests.
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End 'fixation' with A&E wait target

BBC News - 3 hours 26 min ago
The four-hour waiting time target for NHS accident and emergency units across the UK should be downgraded as it is distorting priorities, experts say.
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