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  1. Population 'up 565,000 since 2011'

    England's population has risen by more than half a million since 2011 because of immigration, a major analysis by Oxford University estimates.
  2. Drivers get 10-minute parking leeway

    Drivers will get 10 minutes' grace before being fined if they stay too long in council-owned car parks in England, the government announces.
  3. Harrison Ford injured in plane crash

    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.
  4. Jerusalem car rams into pedestrians

    Several people have been hurt by a driver ramming his car into a group of policewoman in Jerusalem, reports say.
  5. IS 'erasing history' in Nimrud, Iraq

    Archaeologists and cultural officials express outrage about the reported bulldozing of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in Iraq by Islamic State (IS) militants.
  6. End 'fixation' with A&E wait target

    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.
  7. New mental health rights proposed

    Proposals to give more rights to people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions are unveiled by the government.
  8. 'Nearly 50,000' pro-IS Twitter feeds

    There are approximately 46,000 Twitter accounts operating on behalf of Islamic State, a new US study claims.
  9. Do more for Hong Kong, MPs urge

    The government should speak up in support of democracy in Hong Kong or risk damage to the UK's reputation there, MPs say.
  10. Charges sought over US envoy attack

    South Korean police say they are seeking charges of attempted murder against a man who slashed the US ambassador to Seoul.
  11. Green MP calls for SNP alliance

    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.
  12. Serious crimes 'given slap on wrist'

    Serious offences including violent and sexual crimes and persistent offenders are too often given a "just a slap on the wrist" with a caution, MPs say.
  13. Parking fines, TV row and Jane Bond

    A law change that will see drivers allowed a period of grace before a parking ticket is issued, the election debates stand-off, and a call for more female spooks provide a focus for Friday's papers.
  14. Is the UK's Prevent strategy failing?

    The government's Prevent programme is aimed at stopping more people getting drawn towards violent extremism - but is it failing?
  15. Fears over UK Sunni-Shia divide

    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.
  16. Why migration is changing almost everything

    What's the message in experimental figures on the true shape of migration in England?
  17. Is Labour making a mess of Bradford West?

    With just weeks until the general election, Labour finds itself in a row over candidate selection in George Galloway's seat, writes Laura Kuenssberg.
  18. Could Manchester pioneers save NHS?

    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.
  19. LHC restart: 'We want to break physics'

    The Large Hadron Collider is gearing up for its revamped second run, and its physicists want this next round of collisions to shake their discipline to its core.
  20. How many leaders in a debate?

    How many leaders have other countries managed to get into a political debate?
  21. VIDEO: Ukraine's deadly mines - in 90 secs

    Ukraine's latest mining disaster in Donetsk has claimed dozens of lives. But why are the country's mines so dangerous?
  22. Dawn probe set for Ceres arrival

    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.
  23. Italian MPs chided for macho language

    Feminine titles exist and must be used by Italian MPs, lower house speaker Laura Boldrini says. But it is a rather thorny issue, the BBC's Julian Miglierini reports.
  24. Fifa ethics boss 'won't take orders'

    Fifa's new ethics chief Cornel Borbely says "nobody will interfere" with his task of tackling corruption.
  25. Sexist chanting needs reporting - FA

    Fans are urged to report sexist abuse after footage emerges of women officials and staff being subjected to obscene chants.
  26. Lawro's predictions v dub poet Benjamin Zephaniah

    BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on dub poet Benjamin Zephaniah in forecasting the FA Cup quarter-finals.
  27. Cisse accepts FA spitting charge

    Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse accepts a Football Association charge of spitting at Manchester United's Jonny Evans.
  28. Which Britons can win European gold?

    BBC pundits pick the British athletes they think will win medals at the European Indoor Championships in Prague.
  29. UK 'needs action' on driverless cars

    The government needs to work out how driverless cars will be introduced onto UK roads, an influential group of MPs has said.
  30. Chinese firm buys 5% of Thomas Cook

    Chinese conglomerate Fosun, which owns Club Med, buys a 5% stake in UK travel group of Thomas Cook.
  31. Plaid's equal funding for Wales call

    Plaid Cymru will demand equal funding for Wales and Scotland in any Westminster coalition talks after the general election.
  32. Cameron hits back after coward claims

    David Cameron denies claims he is running scared from a head-to-head TV debate with Ed Miliband, as the BBC Trust rejects the DUP's appeal to be included.
  33. Disrupting chemicals ‘cost billions’

    Common chemicals that disrupt hormones could cost more than €150bn a year in damage to health in Europe, studies claim.
  34. Prisons face smoking ban prosecution

    Prison guards and inmates could face prosecution for flouting smoking ban laws in communal prison areas after a High Court ruling.
  35. Science 'squeezed out of primaries'

    Science is being squeezed out of English primary schools, with a third not providing the recommended two hours of teaching a week, research suggests.
  36. Clever girls lack science confidence

    Girls still lack confidence in pursuing high-paid careers in science and technology, even when their school results are as good or better than boys, says an international study.
  37. Wind-up radio inventor to be honoured

    Trevor Baylis, inventor of the wind-up radio, is to be appointed CBE for services to intellectual property in a ceremony at Windsor Castle later.
  38. Facebook rant lands man in UAE jail

    An American has been arrested in the United Arab Emirates for comments he posted on Facebook while in the US.
  39. Pop-up playgrounds fold themselves

    US researchers build tiny electronic scaffolds using a new technique aimed at merging biology with electronics.
  40. DNA reveals bird shift surprise

    DNA samples reveal two species of forest-dwelling birds on remote Indonesian islands are actually members of the ground-dwelling pipit and wagtail family.
  41. Gift Horse trots in Trafalgar Square

    Gift Horse, a skeletal sculpture which displays a live feed from the London Stock Exchange, has been unveiled on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square.
  42. Pharrell denies Blurred Lines claim

    Pharrell Williams denies copying Marvin Gaye's Got to Give It Up for the hit single Blurred Lines, but says he may have been "channelling... that late-70s feeling".
  43. Caption Challenge: Big ball of fluff and twigs

    It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.
  44. Where did the word 'hustings' come from?

    At election time we use the word "hustings". Where did it come from?
  45. 'Ignore' EDL protesters, leaders say

    Religious and political leaders in Greater Manchester urge people to "turn their backs" on English Defence League protesters in the city this weekend.
  46. Fifty Shades of Grey pupil excluded

    An 11-year-old boy who dressed as a character from Fifty Shades of Grey was excluded from his school's World Book Day celebrations, says his mother.
  47. Move to keep power station 'back-up'

    The closure of Longannet or Peterhead power stations is set to be postponed by a deal to secure generating back-up.
  48. Rangers shareholders gather for EGM

    Rangers' extraordinary general meeting at Ibrox on Friday is expected to be swift, but with far-reaching consequences for the club.
  49. Pair injured in Poleglass shooting

    Two men in their 30s are injured after being shot in the legs in Poleglass on the outskirts of west Belfast.
  50. Man 'critical' after work incident

    A man is in a critical condition in hospital after a workplace incident at a fuel company in Belfast's Harbour estate.
  51. Welsh arrests in global abuse probe

    A global investigation into buying and selling child abuse images online leads to 13 arrests and 11 convictions in Wales.
  52. No backing down on £10,000 pay hike

    The body that sets assembly members' pay sticks to its proposals to increase their basic salaries by £10,000.
  53. 'Boko Haram' kill dozens in Nigeria

    Suspected Boko Haram militants kill at least 64 people in a raid on a remote village in Borno state, north-east Nigeria, witnesses say.
  54. Burkina orders Sankara exhumation

    Burkina Faso orders the remains of Thomas Sankara, the iconic ex-president killed in a 1987 coup, to be exhumed for formal identification.
  55. Nine hurt in China station attack

    Nine people have been injured in a knife attack at a station in Guangzhou, with one attacker shot dead, police say.
  56. Film-maker defends India rape film

    A British film-maker defends her documentary about the 2012 gang rape in Delhi, hours after Indian authorities launch a slew of legal action.
  57. President Obama urged to arm Ukraine

    Senior figures in Congress urge the US president to send lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine in its fight against pro-Russian rebels.
  58. Ukrainian pilot ends hunger strike

    Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko says she has agreed to end her 83-day hunger strike and follow doctors' advice to eat chicken broth.
  59. Argentina prosecutor 'was murdered'

    Independent tests show that Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman was deliberately killed, his family says, ruling out accident or suicide.
  60. Brazil raises rates to six-year high

    Brazil's central bank lifts interest rates to a six-year high of 12.75% in an attempt to restrain inflation.
  61. Syria Nusra chief 'killed in strike'

    The military commander of Syria's al-Nusra Front militant group, Abu Homam al-Shami, is reportedly killed in an air strike.
  62. PLO ends Israel security assistance

    The Palestine Liberation Organisation ends security co-operation with Israel which dates back to the 1993 Oslo Accords.
  63. Boston victim 'spotted bomber’

    A man who lost his legs in the Boston Marathon bombings told the court that he locked eyes with one of the bombers just before the attack.
  64. Top US circus to end elephant act

    The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus said it plans to stop using the animals by 2018.
  65. Day in pictures

    Images from around the world: 5 March
  66. How did WW2 change the way people dressed?

    How did WW2 change the way people dressed?
  67. In pictures: Cape Town wildfires

    Blazes on the outskirts of Cape Town
  68. Day in pictures: 4 March 2015

    Images from around the world: 4 March
  69. Your pictures: Adventure

    Readers' photographs on the theme of adventure
  70. In pictures: Dealing with addiction

    David Stewart's images on fighting addiction
  71. Geneva Motor Show: What to look out for

    Models to keep an eye out for at Geneva
  72. Leonard 'Spock' Nimoy: Life in pictures

    Leonard 'Spock' Nimoy has died
  73. VIDEO: Science and Technology Committee

    The Committee hosts a "Voice of the Future 2015" event
  74. VIDEO: Skiers rescued after cable car accident

    Two hundred tourists have had a dramatic rescue from stranded cable cars at a ski resort in northern Italy.
  75. VIDEO: Nasa probe Dawn nears Ceres

    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.
  76. VIDEO: Harris Ford 'hurt in plane crash'

    Actor Harrison Ford has been injured in a small plane crash in Los Angeles, according to US media reports.
  77. VIDEO: The ships hunting for MH370

    The underwater search for the missing flight MH370 is continuing, centred around a remote area of the Indian ocean.
  78. VIDEO: An 'ice' hairdo: Frozen hair contest

    The winners of this year's International Hair Freezing competition in Yukon in Canada have been announced.
  79. VIDEO: Ukraine pilot breaks hunger strike

    A Ukrainian military pilot breaks off her hunger strike after 83 days in a Russian prison.
  80. VIDEO: Plane skids off New York runway

    A passenger airliner has skidded off the runway at LaGuardia airport in New York City, as a major winter storm bore down on a large part of the US.
  81. VIDEO: Meet England's new Europeans

    BBC Inside Out takes a journey across England to report on the current state of immigration with exclusive access to the latest figures on migration.
  82. The man who posted himself to Australia

    The man who posted himself to the other side of the world
  83. Overheard on the ladies' coach

    The interesting things you hear in a women-only carriage
  84. Baltic states shiver as Russia flexes muscles

    Europe editor Katya Adler on the alarm at Russian muscle-flexing
  85. VIDEO: Child star with Down's syndrome back on TV

    Child TV star with Down's syndrome on life away from home
  86. The legend's sister who beat the men

    Pat Moss: The F1 legend's sister who beat the men
  87. Quiz of the week's news

    Who hasn't banned selfie sticks yet?
  88. VIDEO: Can marketing change your vote?

    Can the right packaging change your vote?
  89. Broken dreams for woman forced to flee IS-held Syria

    How IS fighter's tip-off led to narrow escape for Syrian woman
  90. The strange things in Ladybird Books

    The often strange world view of Ladybird Books
  91. VIDEO: NYC classical sheet music shop shuts

    Much-loved New York sheet music shop closes down
  92. Dramatising dementia

    How do you make a drama about dementia?

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