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Labour pledges £6,000 tuition fees

Ed Miliband says £9,000 tuition fees in England have been a "disaster" and promises Labour would fund a reduction by cutting tax relief on high earners' pensions.

Star Trek legend Nimoy dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr Spock in Star Trek, has died at the age of 83, his family says.

Gary Glitter jailed for 16 years

Former pop star Gary Glitter is jailed for 16 years for sexually abusing three young girls between 1975 and 1980.

Extremists 'not radicalised by MI5'

Extremists like the Islamic State militant known as 'Jihadi John' are not radicalised through contact with security services, ex-MI6 chief Sir John Sawers says.

Lloyds to resume dividend payments

Lloyds Banking Group confirms that it will resume paying dividends to shareholders for the first time since the financial crisis in 2008.

US-Bangladesh writer hacked to death

A US-Bangladeshi blogger whose campaigning for a secular society in Bangladesh angered Islamists is hacked to death on a street in the capital Dhaka.

Threat to east Ukraine 'to persist'

Ukraine's president says a "military threat from the east" will remain even if a truce with rebels holds, a warning seen as a reference to Russia.

Spy watchdog 'taken in' by spies

Tory MP David Davis accuses Sir Malcolm Rifkind's Intelligence and Security Committee of being taken in by the "glamour" of spying and failing to do its job properly.

Farage: UKIP backs Tories on deficit

Nigel Farage says UKIP will back Conservative efforts to eliminate the deficit by 2018 but only if they stick to their plans.

Harry 'considering Army options'

Prince Harry is "considering his options" over his military career and could choose to leave the Army to focus on charity work, the BBC understands.

Mugabe admits land reform flaws

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe admits failures in the country's controversial land reform programme, saying some farms were "too big".

Cut music to 'an hour a day' - WHO

People should listen to music for no more than one hour a day to protect their hearing, the World Health Organization suggests.

Fearne Cotton is leaving BBC Radio 1

The DJ is leaving the music station for a "new chapter" and has also revealed she is expecting another baby.

'Devo Manc' and the NHS

Greater Manchester is to take control of its health budget from April this year. While details are still to emerge, it's a significant move.

How Labour pays for student fee cut

Labour would reduce tax relief for those earning £150,000 or more a year, shrink maximum pension pots to £1m and cut maximum annual pension contributions to £30,000 to pay for a cut to £6,000 in student fees.

Are tablets falling out of favour?

Ahead of the start of Mobile World Congress, experts propose a variety of reasons why consumers are not buying tablets in the numbers once expected.

Nuclear power: The future or the past?

Some countries are turning their back on nuclear power, but others are pressing ahead with plans for a new generation of reactors.

VIDEO: Why is IS smashing statues in Iraq?

The Islamic State (IS) group has released a video appearing to show the destruction of statues in Iraq. Why is it doing this?

Net loss: Anatomy of a pledge

Where David Cameron's pledge to cut net migration to below 100,000 came from - and how it fell apart.

Viewpoint: What West must do in Ukraine

The West must show huge resolve if the Ukrainian ceasefire is to hold, writes Prof Anatol Lieven.

VIDEO: Pope Francis' gaffes - in 60 seconds

Pope Francis has been widely praised for his no-nonsense approach, but his off-the-cuff remarks have sparked criticism in recent months, as BBC News explains

How an Indian city is coping with swine flu

BBC Hindi's Ankur Jain explains how people in the city of Ahmedabad in the western Indian state of Gujarat are dealing with a deadly outbreak of swine flu.

Actress's $150,000 Oscar dress stolen

A $150,000 designer dress worn by actress Lupita Nyong'o at this year's Oscars is stolen from a Hollywood hotel.

Genital book makes odd title list

A book about the evolution of genitals is shortlisted for this year's Diagram Prize for the oddest book title of the year.

Qatar 2022 final by 18 Dec - Blatter

Fifa president Sepp Blatter says the Qatar 2022 World Cup final should be played no later than 18 December.

De Villiers sets record in SA win

AB de Villiers hits the fastest 150 in ODIs as South Africa condemn West Indies to a World Cup record-equalling 257-run defeat.

Mercedes set fastest testing time

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg set the fastest time of winter testing at Barcelona while Jenson Button posts 100 laps for McLaren.

Hull fined for Uefa financial breach

Hull City are fined by governing body Uefa for breaching Financial Fair Play rules but Liverpool are cleared.

Alonso was travelling at 134mph

McLaren driver Fernando Alonso says he is "completely fine" following the 134mph testing accident that left him with concussion.

Wide gap in regional house prices

The gap between the most expensive and cheapest regional average house prices in England and Wales is more than £350,000, figures show.


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