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  • Murder arrest as man found in Leeds road

    January 11, 2014 2:26 PM 29

    A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man in Leeds. West Yorkshire Police said officers were called to Lincoln Green Road, near the city centre, shortly after 02:05 GMT, where a 24-year-old man was "laid out" in the road. Officers said the injured man was taken to Leeds General Infirmary and died soon after

  • Army launches £3m recruitment drive

    January 11, 2014 3:27 AM 26

    The British army is launching a £3m recruitment campaign aimed at boosting both the regular and reserve forces. As part of the drive, titled "More than meets the eye", television and cinema adverts will show how the Army Reserve is integrated with its counterpart. The Army is being cut from 100,000 troops to some 82,000, but the Ministry of Defence says it needs

  • Gary Spedding deported from Israel and back in UK

    January 10, 2014 11:35 PM 29

    A member of the Alliance Party's youth wing has returned back to the UK after being deported from Israel. Gary Spedding, 23, was detained by immigration officials on Thursday after he arrived at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport. He had travelled to Israel to meet Israeli politicians and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). After being detained overnight

  • Labour plan for teacher licences to 'update skills'

    January 10, 2014 10:08 PM 30

    Teachers would have to be licensed every few years in order to work in England's state schools under a future Labour government, the BBC has learned. Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt said regular re-licensing of teachers would allow the worst ones to be sacked whilst helping others to receive more training and development. The last government

  • Hillcroft abuse: Lessons to be learnt, says victim's son

    January 10, 2014 8:15 PM 27

    10 January 2014 Last updated at 17:11 GMT Four care workers have been sentenced for abusing elderly residents at a care home in Lancashire. Darren Smith, 35, from Lancaster, had pleaded guilty and was jailed for eight months at Preston Crown Court. Katie Cairns, 27, was jailed for five months, Carol Moore, 54, was sentenced to four months and Gemma Pearson

  • Driver Keith McCardle jailed for drink-drive killing of Gavin Fulton

    January 10, 2014 5:35 PM 43

    A drink driver who killed a father of two after swerving onto the pavement has been jailed for five years. Keith McCardle, 51, was driving home from an Edinburgh bar, where he said he had consumed "perhaps" four alcoholic drinks. His Land Rover Freelander hit 43-year-old Gavin Fulton, who had been walking home from a night out. Outside court, Mr Fulton's

  • David Cameron on floods: 'We are doing everything we can'

    January 10, 2014 5:28 PM 33

    10 January 2014 Last updated at 16:46 GMT The Prime Minister has visited flood affected areas in Bablock Hythe, near his constituency of Witney. David Cameron said the government is doing everything it can to help people affected by the floods in Oxfordshire. He praised West Oxfordshire District Council for getting sandbags out, helping people and coordinating

  • Driver killed in lorry collision in Dunmurry

    January 10, 2014 2:32 PM 32

    A man in his 20s has been killed in a road accident on the outskirts of south Belfast. The car he was driving was in collision with a lorry at the McKinstry Road in Dunmurry on Friday morning. It is understood that a female passenger and the lorry driver were treated in hospital. The road remains closed in both directions between Queensway and Wilmar

  • UK soldier Private Daryl Archer on drug smuggling charge

    January 10, 2014 2:25 PM 44

    A serving British soldier has been charged with trying to smuggle 11lb (5kg) of cocaine through Heathrow Airport. Private Daryl Archer, 26, based at the Colchester barracks in Essex, was arrested at Terminal One after arriving back from Sao Paulo in Brazil. The soldier, who is with 13 Air Assault Support Regiment Royal Logistic Corps, was arrested on Wednesday

  • Flood warnings along River Thames in Surrey

    January 10, 2014 1:44 PM 58

    Fresh flooding is expected in towns and villages close to the River Thames in Surrey as levels continue to rise. Levels are expected to rise as the rain that fell on saturated ground earlier this week drains into the river system. Surrey Police said a number of vehicles had to be towed out of water on the A320 near Staines after motorists attempted to drive