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University pay dispute could widen

13 hours 21 min ago
University lecturers are due to start a two-day strike over pay, amid warnings other staff could join the dispute.

Cancel primary test results, heads say

13 hours 22 min ago
Head teachers are calling on the education secretary to stop the publication of this year's primary school results in England because the results would be unreliable.

Cattle drugs 'could fuel climate change'

13 hours 23 min ago
Dosing farm animals with antibiotics increases greenhouse gas emissions from cow dung, research suggests.

'Big cut' in antibiotic prescriptions

13 hours 26 min ago
GPs in England have "dramatically" reduced the amount of antibiotic prescriptions they prescribe to patients, latest figures reveal.

Bursary cut 'may worsen NHS staff gaps'

13 hours 36 min ago
Plans to scrap student bursaries and charge nurses and other health staff for their degrees in England could backfire, unions are warning.

Fifth of UK couples 'close to break-up'

13 hours 39 min ago
Almost one in five (18%) of couples in the UK argue regularly or consider separating, a study suggests.

Union threatened by 'ad hoc devolution'

13 hours 40 min ago
The integrity of the United Kingdom is being threatened by "piecemeal" devolution to England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, peers say.

Would a new UN Convention help refugees?

13 hours 41 min ago
Does the 65-year-old UN Refugee Convention need to be updated to deal with the current refugee crisis?

Vote Leave focuses on immigration

13 hours 56 min ago
The Vote Leave campaign is adapting its tactics and focusing on immigration, as a series of polls suggest momentum may be building for the Remain side.

Toyota hails a ride with Uber

14 hours 9 sec ago
Carmakers Toyota and Volkswagen have struck separate partnerships with rideshare companies Uber and Gett.

Saudi Arabia hopes for religious tourism boost

14 hours 9 min ago
Saudi Arabia prepares for religious tourism boost

Care 'has improved for 12,000 in homes'

14 hours 32 min ago
More than 12,000 people in England are now safer and being looked after better in care homes than they were two years ago, the Care Quality Commission says.

VIDEO: How 14,000 Jews were airlifted out of Ethiopia in two days

14 hours 45 min ago
How Israel flew 14,000 people to safety in two days

Internet not much help finding Chechen leader's missing cat

14 hours 47 min ago
Chechen leader not impressed by missing cat mocking

Why is India's Taj Mahal turning green?

14 hours 48 min ago
Why India's Taj Mahal is turning green

How rare are bright blue lobsters?

14 hours 51 min ago
What is the chance of catching a bright blue lobster?

VIDEO: 'I don't want to be a European'

14 hours 51 min ago
Gordon Brown's nemesis on Britain's big EU vote

Kurds launch attack near IS 'capital'

15 hours 7 min ago
A US-backed alliance of Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters begins a campaign to expel Islamic State militants north of their stronghold Raqqa.

VIDEO: What's the significance of Falluja?

15 hours 20 min ago
Following the United States and Iraqi military attacks against Islamic State in Falluja, the BBC's Paul Adams examines the bloody past of the troubled city.

Yellowstone in 1871 and today

15 hours 22 min ago
Stunning photos of Yellowstone beauty spots in 1871 and today