UK ready to help migrant operation

Times Series: Immigration minister James Brokenshire says Britain is ready to offer further support to a European operation aimed at controlling borders in the Mediterranean Sea

12:06pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Britain is ready to offer further support to a European operation aimed at controlling borders in the Mediterranean Sea where desperate migrants attempt to reach the continent by boat, Immigration Minister James Brokenshire has said.

Man held over McConville murder

Times Series: Belfast mother-of-10 Jean McConville vanished in 1972

12:03pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A pensioner has been arrested by detectives investigating the kidnap and murder of Belfast mother-of-10 Jean McConville.

Harry welcomes poppy campaign bus

Times Series: Prince Harry, Barbara Windsor and Joss Stone meets supporters of the Royal British Legion's London Poppy Day appeal

11:56am Thursday 30th October 2014

Prince Harry welcomed soap royalty Barbara Windsor and war veterans as they called into Buckingham Palace to mark London Poppy Day - on a bus.

Warmest Halloween ever predicted

Times Series: So far, 2014 is the warmest year on record, following consistently mild temperatures which have continued into autumn

10:02am Thursday 30th October 2014

Tomorrow will be the warmest Halloween on record, continuing a "remarkable year" of high temperatures, weather experts have said.

Clegg in coalition drugs policy row

Times Series: Nick Clegg is at odds with his government partners over drugs policy

12:17am Thursday 30th October 2014

A furious row has erupted at the top of the coalition after a long-awaited Home Office report on drug abuse re-opened differences between Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats.

Father of murdered Sarah Payne dies

Times Series: Michael Payne arriving at Maidstone Crown Court for sentencing after he admitted glassing his brother

3:17am Thursday 30th October 2014

The children of Michael Payne, father of murdered schoolgirl Sarah, have paid tribute to him following his death.

Couple win ruling in payout case

Times Series: Abdul Hakim Belhaj, who claims that British intelligence was responsible for providing information that facilitated his rendition (Cori Crider/ Reprieve/PA)

10:10am Thursday 30th October 2014

Libyan politician Abdul Hakim Belhaj and his wife have won the latest round in their bid to win damages over their rendition to Tripoli.

Murderers among prison fugitives

Times Series: Some 174 registered sex offenders and violent criminals, who were being supervised by Probation Trusts, were charged with a serious further offence

10:54am Thursday 30th October 2014

Eighteen murderers are among hundreds of offenders on the run after being recalled to prison, official figures have revealed.

Miliband warned on Ukip approach

Times Series: Tony Blair has urged Ed Miliband to stick to Labour beliefs on immigration

1:22pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Tony Blair has warned Ed Miliband not to chase Ukip to win over voters and insisted curbing immigration would be a "disaster" for Britain.

Apple boss Cook 'proud to be gay'

Times Series: Apple chief executive Tim Cook has publicly come out as gay (AP)

1:29pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Apple boss Tim Cook has revealed he is "proud to be gay" and hopes that in publicly coming out he can help others come to terms with their sexuality.






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