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12 December 2013 Last updated at 06:08 ET The attack comes as Kenya celebrates 50 years of independence from Britain A grenade has been thrown at British tourists in Mombasa, Kenya, but failed to explode, it has been reported. The … Continue reading
12 December 2013 Last updated at 06:02 ET Hundreds of primary schools in England have failed to hit tougher literacy and numeracy targets brought in this year. Targets were missed by 767 of more than 15,000 schools in which final-year … Continue reading
12 December 2013 Last updated at 05:56 ET By Nick Triggle Health correspondent, BBC News A quarter of women in England are left alone during labour and birth at a time that worries them, according to an official survey. The … Continue reading
12 December 2013 Last updated at 06:29 ET The Food Safety Agency and two government departments share food policy responsibilities A specialist food crime unit should be set up in the UK in the wake of the horsemeat scandal, a … Continue reading
11 December 2013 Last updated at 19:00 ET Tens of thousands of renters are worried about arrears Rent arrears are becoming the fastest-growing debt problem in the UK, according to the Money Advice Trust charity. In the first nine months … Continue reading
11 December 2013 Last updated at 20:01 ET By Rebecca Morelle Science reporter, BBC World Service Scientists say huge earthquakes like the one that struck Japan in 2011 appear less frequently before 1900 The Earth could have been struck by … Continue reading
11 December 2013 Last updated at 21:25 ET Sex attack victims came forward after revelations about Jimmy Savile Sex offenders found to have abused their position of power could face longer jail terms under new guidelines due out next year … Continue reading
11 December 2013 Last updated at 20:01 ET By Nick Triggle Health correspondent, BBC News The CQC is rolling out the first-ever national independent inspection regime for GPs Inspectors have exposed a catalogue of failings at some GP practices in … Continue reading
11 December 2013 Last updated at 06:17 ET One passenger at Heathrow said he had only seen one plane in two hours Thick fog has led to the cancellation of more than 100 flights at London’s Heathrow and City airports. … Continue reading
11 December 2013 Last updated at 06:27 ET The fine could have been even higher had Lloyds not co-operated with the FCA Lloyds Banking Group has been fined £28m for “serious failings” in relation to bonus schemes for sales staff. … Continue reading
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