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  • Rape victim who was wrongly arrested by police has been given £20,000 compe …
    Rape victim who was wrongly arrested by police has been given £20,000 compe … 2 hours 12 minutes ago

    The teenager tried to kill herself after police accused her of lying about the attack. More »

  • Fearne Cotton says farewell to Radio 1
    Fearne Cotton says farewell to Radio 1 2 hours 18 minutes ago

    Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters and Coldplay were amongst the stars who helped her bow out from Radio 1. More »

  • 17 of the most memorable George Best quotes
    17 of the most memorable George Best quotes 2 hours 44 minutes ago

    The late Manchester United and Northern Ireland legend would have turned 69 today. More »

  • Morph is returning home to TV thanks to Aardman
    Morph is returning home to TV thanks to Aardman 2 hours 52 minutes ago

    Morph is returning to TV screens next month with a new series for CBBC. More »

  • Could another English king be buried under a car park?
    Could another English king be buried under a car park? 4 hours ago

    Just three years after the extraordinary discovery of King Richard III under a car park, researchers think another mediaeval English monarch might be found buried beneath a parking lot and are hoping to find him. Philippa Langley, the inspiration behind the successful hunt for Richard III's remains, is now on the trail of his forebear Henry I, one of the first rulers of England following the Norman conquest in the 11th Century. "The thinking in Reading, using current estimates of the size of the abbey, is that this burial spot is located beneath a school," Langley told BBC History Magazine. More »

  • Sterling will see out Liverpool contract - Rodgers
    Sterling will see out Liverpool contract - Rodgers 4 hours ago

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers expects Raheem Sterling to see out the remaining two years of his contract despite claims made by the winger's agent that the England international will snub any new deal. Sterling's future has been the subject of intense media scrutiny since he put contract talks on hold with his agent Aidy Ward saying this week that the 20-year-old would not extend his stay even if he was offered 900,000 pounds a week. Liverpool scrapped a meeting with Sterling on Friday to discuss his future following Ward's comments but Rodgers expects talks to resume after this weekend's final game of the season at Stoke City. More »

  • Hugh Laurie can't shake his limp after eight years playing Dr House
    Hugh Laurie can't shake his limp after eight years playing Dr House 4 hours ago

    Talking to Graham Norton on The Graham Norton Show about his famous character, Doctor Gregory House, he said: “I can’t remember any of the lines at all but when ‘action’ is shouted I start limping. “ More »

  • Cameron: Ups And Downs In EU Negotiations
    Cameron: Ups And Downs In EU Negotiations 4 hours ago

    David Cameron has arrived in Riga, Lativa, as he starts the process of renegotiating the UK's relationship with the EU ahead of holding an in/out referendum. And while acknowledging there would be disagreements, Mr Cameron believed a way forward could be found. Speaking as he arrived at the Riga summit, Mr Cameron said: "It's ... an opportunity to start the discussion about the reform of the European Union. More »

  • Dom Joly is bringing back Trigger Happy TV on Channel 4
    Dom Joly is bringing back Trigger Happy TV on Channel 4 4 hours ago

    The comedian is being reunited with his phone for another run of the sketch show. More »

  • UK police make £20,000 payout to wrongfully arrested rape victim
    UK police make £20,000 payout to wrongfully arrested rape victim 4 hours ago

    A British police force has agreed to pay £20,000 ($31,000) in an out-of-court settlement to a rape victim after officers arrested her following their failure to properly investigate her complaint, a report said Friday. More »

  • 'Action' call and I limp - Laurie
    'Action' call and I limp - Laurie 4 hours ago

    Former House actor Hugh Laurie has said he can't remember any of his lines, but he starts limping "like a dog that's been prodded with electrodes" when they shout "action!". More »

  • Payout and apology to rape victim
    Payout and apology to rape victim 6 hours ago

    A police force has apologised to a rape victim and agreed to pay her a £20,000 out-of-court settlement after she was initially arrested by officers, according to a report. More »

  • Missing grunt and more talking points before Ulster’s Pro12 semi in Glasgow
    Missing grunt and more talking points before Ulster’s Pro12 semi in Glasgow 14 hours ago

    This has the makings to be the best Pro12 play-off ever. More »

  • Ireland out of Eurovision contest
    Ireland out of Eurovision contest 15 hours ago

    Ireland have failed to make it through to the finals of this year's Eurovision Song Contest with their youngest ever entrant, 17-year-old Molly Sterling. More »

  • Friday's National Newspaper Front Pages
  • Ireland fail to make Eurovision 2015 final
    Ireland fail to make Eurovision 2015 final 16 hours ago

    Teenager Molly Sterling couldn’t win her country a place in the weekend’s final. More »

  • Ecclestone challenges $1.5 billion tax demand
    Ecclestone challenges $1.5 billion tax demand 18 hours ago

    By Alan Baldwin MONACO (Reuters) - Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has taken legal action against British tax officials after facing a demand for payment of more than 1 billion pounds ($1.57 billion) in relation to a family trust. "He (Ecclestone) merely wants HMRC to act in accordance with its obligations and the law," it added. The BBC reported that the judge had ruled however that Ecclestone's application should be stayed while his lawyers persued alternative proceedings in the Commercial Court. More »

  • Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
    Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday 18 hours ago

    Denis O’Brien, the unemployment rate, and the referendums had everyone talking today. More »

  • Figo Blasts Blatter's FIFA 'Dictatorship'
    Figo Blasts Blatter's FIFA 'Dictatorship' 19 hours ago

    Luis Figo has withdrawn from the FIFA presidential election, describing the process as "shameful" and designed to deliver power to Sepp Blatter, who he said presides over a "dictatorship". In a statement Figo said he had been shocked by the duplicity of senior FIFA figures, condemned Mr Blatter's refusal to take part in a public debate, and said his experience "should shame anyone who desires soccer to be free, clean and democratic". Figo's withdrawal followed that of Dutch FA President Michael Van Praag, leaving Prince Ali of Jordan as the only challenger to Mr Blatter, who is almost certain to win when FIFA's 209 member nations vote on 29 May. More »

  • Red Nose Day comes to America, aiding children
    Red Nose Day comes to America, aiding children 20 hours ago

    Red, clown-style noses sprouted like mushrooms on faces across America Thursday in a fundraiser to help needy children. More »

  • Root and Stokes revive England in first Test
    Root and Stokes revive England in first Test 21 hours ago

    Joe Root and Ben Stokes both fell agonisingly short of a hundred after rescuing England from a dire position on the opening day of the first Test against New Zealand at Lord's on Thursday. More »

  • Nintendo Has Hired Mario's Arch Nemesis As Its New VP
    Nintendo Has Hired Mario's Arch Nemesis As Its New VP 22 hours ago

    Nintendo staff won't want to get on the wrong side of their new boss More »