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Ex-slaughterman cleared of sex abuse

2 July 2015 - 12:32pm
A former slaughterhouse manager is cleared of child sex abuse in Wrexham in the 1980s.

Family probed before 'Syria exit'

2 July 2015 - 12:20pm
A house owned by a Luton family that may be in Syria was raided and a woman was stopped at Heathrow a day before 12 members left the UK, the BBC discovers.

Irish singer Val Doonican dies

2 July 2015 - 12:17pm
Irish singer and TV entertainer Val Doonican dies aged 88.

Mexico police charged with torture

2 July 2015 - 12:13pm
Seven Mexican police officers are charged with torturing witnesses of the Tlatlaya killings to allegedly force them to give false evidence.

VIDEO: Storms and hail as UK heatwave breaks

2 July 2015 - 12:11pm
Heat and humidity in the atmosphere on the hottest July day recorded in the UK ends with dramatic storms across the north of the country.

BBC to cut more than 1,000 jobs

2 July 2015 - 12:07pm
The BBC is to cut 1,000 jobs after a £150m shortfall was discovered in its licence fee income.

Blatter says he has clean conscience

2 July 2015 - 12:03pm
Fifa president Sepp Blatter says he has a clean conscience and anyone who calls him corrupt should be sent to jail.

Robots on the march

2 July 2015 - 11:51am
A range of robots are on display at the Innorobo event in France, including the most advanced domestic robot to go on sale to the public.

Prince pulled from streaming sites

2 July 2015 - 11:50am
Prince removes his music from a number of paid streaming services.

Global prize for anti-poverty leader

2 July 2015 - 11:44am
The founding chairman of a leading rural development and anti-poverty organisation wins the 2015 World Food Prize.

Goldfinger crime scene 'challenging'

2 July 2015 - 11:36am
A week-long delay in realising a notorious criminal had been murdered has left police with a "challenging" crime scene, a senior detective says.

Ex-PM sorry for bank crisis hardship

2 July 2015 - 11:30am
The former Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen apologises for 'hardship and distress" caused by the Irish financial crisis which began during his tenure.

What links a reporter and the robot apocalypse?

2 July 2015 - 11:27am
Why are people linking a reporter and the robot apocalypse?

'Vicious' fox traps eight people

2 July 2015 - 11:20am
A "vicious" fox traps eight people inside a sports club for three hours, biting one woman and chasing a cyclist into a field.

Thousands without power after storms

2 July 2015 - 11:20am
Up to 40,000 properties in the North East were left power when violent storms struck on the hottest day of 2015.

Sanctions on South Sudan generals

2 July 2015 - 11:17am
The UN Security Council imposes sanctions on six generals accused of fuelling the 18-month conflict in South Sudan, the world's newest state.

VIDEO: Val Doonican: Ireland's Bing Crosby

2 July 2015 - 10:59am
Val Doonican, the singer and TV presenter, has died at the age of 88. David Sillito looks back at his life and career.

VIDEO: Sir Nicholas Winton 'saved my life'

2 July 2015 - 10:28am
Lord Dubs, a Czech-born British Labour Party politician, recalls how Sir Nicholas Winton rescued him from the Nazi regime.

VIDEO: The robots that could change our lives

2 July 2015 - 10:22am
From machines that can help around the house, to ones that could be used as sales assistants, robots can change the way we live our lives.

Solar Impulse breaks solo record

2 July 2015 - 10:15am
Swiss adventurer Andre Borschberg breaks the record for the longest ever non-stop solo-flight without refuelling, as his solar-powered plane continues to reach across the Pacific.