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Top Stories Experts to examine MH17 flight data
A rebel inspects the crash site

British experts are to begin the process of analysing the flight data recorder from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane.
24 July 2014 From the sectionUK

Commonwealth Games open in style
The Queen declares the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow open after a live show featuring a cast of 2,000 and appearances from several famous Scots.
24 July 2014 From the sectionScotland

Power cut compensation increased
People whose power is cut off for long spells during bad weather will be eligible for much higher compensation payments.
24 July 2014 From the sectionBusiness

Warning over NHS trust finances
Nineteen NHS trusts have been referred to ministers after auditors raised concerns about their financial health.
24 July 2014 From the sectionHealth

Hamas ties ceasefire to blockade
Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal says there can be no ceasefire in Gaza without an end to Israel's economic blockade, as fighting continues.
24 July 2014 From the sectionMiddle East

Paracetamol for back pain questioned
Taking paracetamol for lower back pain does not improve recovery time or provide any greater pain relief than using a placebo, scientists say.

24 July 2014 From the sectionHealth

Arizona execution takes two hours

US death row inmate Joseph Wood takes almost two hours to die in Arizona's death chamber, and the state governor orders an inquiry.

24 July 2014 From the sectionUS & Canada

Four suicides at 'crisis' prison

A Nottinghamshire jail where four inmates killed themselves in less than a year is described as a "prison in crisis" in a report.

24 July 2014 From the sectionNottingham

Peaches' drug 'secrets' and Games pictures

Many papers focus on the inquest of TV presenter Peaches Geldof, while others give their views on the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.

24 July 2014

Killers seek to overturn voting ban

The UK Supreme Court is to be asked to overturn the ban on convicted prisoners being able to vote in the Scottish independence referendum.

24 July 2014 From the sectionScotland

RNLI warns of rise in coastal deaths

A total of 167 people lost their lives off the UK coastline last year - the highest number since 2010 - the RNLI says.

24 July 2014 From the sectionUK

Labour considers sport betting levy

A betting levy to help fund community facilities and treat gambling addiction is among proposals considered by Labour in a "long-term innovative plan for sport".

24 July 2014 From the sectionUK

Commonwealth Games

Day-by-day guide

Your essential guide to the must-see moments in the Commonwealth Games and a look at some of the biggest stars on show.

21 July 2014

Swaziland cyclists find their bearings

Video: Scotland Correspondent Lorna Gordon bumps into some of the team from Swaziland on the streets of Glasgow.

23 July 2014

Sport-by-sport guides

BBC Sport's quick reference guide to each sport at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

18 July 2014


Latest stories Wiggins questions price of Tour fame

Sir Bradley Wiggins says he sometimes wishes he had never won the Tour de France and Olympic gold in 2012.

24 July 2014

Murray set to keep Mauresmo as coach

24 July 2014

Jamieson and Wiggins chase first-day gold

23 July 2014


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