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Drivers get 10-minute parking leeway

Thu, 2015-03-05 20:44
Drivers will get 10 minutes' grace before being fined if they stay too long in council-owned car parks in England, the government announces.

US banks pass first 'stress test'

Thu, 2015-03-05 20:15
All 31 US banks have passed the first hurdle in the Federal Reserve's latest round of annual "stress tests" to see how they would cope in the next economic crisis.

Could Manchester pioneers save NHS?

Thu, 2015-03-05 20:06
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.

Fears over UK Sunni-Shia divide

Thu, 2015-03-05 20:05
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.

Dramatising dementia

Thu, 2015-03-05 20:01
How do you make a drama about dementia?

The strange things in Ladybird Books

Thu, 2015-03-05 20:01
The often strange world view of Ladybird Books

Broken dreams for woman forced to flee IS-held Syria

Thu, 2015-03-05 20:01
How IS fighter's tip-off led to narrow escape for Syrian woman

Quiz of the week's news

Thu, 2015-03-05 20:00
Who hasn't banned selfie sticks yet?

The man who posted himself to Australia

Thu, 2015-03-05 19:58
The man who posted himself to the other side of the world

VIDEO: Child star with Down's syndrome back on TV

Thu, 2015-03-05 19:50
Child TV star with Down's syndrome on life away from home

VIDEO: Can marketing change your vote?

Thu, 2015-03-05 19:50
Can the right packaging change your vote?

Parking grace period and debates row

Thu, 2015-03-05 19:38
An announcement that drivers will get a period of grace before a parking ticket is issued and the row surrounding the election debates provide a focus for Friday's front pages.

Harrison Ford 'hurt in plane crash'

Thu, 2015-03-05 19:38
US actor Harrison Ford is in a "moderate condition" after crashing a small plane on to a golf course in Los Angeles, US media report.

Dawn probe set for Ceres arrival

Thu, 2015-03-05 19:34
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.

Science 'squeezed out of primaries'

Thu, 2015-03-05 19:34
Science is being squeezed out of English primary schools, with a third not providing the recommended two hours of teaching a week, research suggests.

End 'fixation' with A&E wait target

Thu, 2015-03-05 19:28
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.

UK 'needs action' on driverless cars

Thu, 2015-03-05 19:02
The government needs to work out how driverless cars will be introduced onto UK roads, an influential group of MPs has said.

Pair injured in Poleglass shooting

Thu, 2015-03-05 18:53
Two men in their 30s are injured after being shot in the legs in Poleglass on the outskirts of west Belfast.

VIDEO: Plane skids off New York runway

Thu, 2015-03-05 18:40
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.

Fifa ethics boss 'won't take orders'

Thu, 2015-03-05 18:27
Fifa's new ethics chief Cornel Borbely says "nobody will interfere" with his task of tackling corruption.

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