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Islamic State holding British captive 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:20:40 GMT 
    A British hostage is among those being held by Islamic State militants, Number 10 confirms.


UK in £3.5bn armoured vehicle deal 
  Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:39:20 GMT 
    The Ministry of Defence is set to sign a £3.5bn deal for nearly 600 new armoured vehicles ahead of the Nato summit in Wales, which starts on Thursday.


Wormwood Scrubs 'filthy and unsafe' 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:05:13 GMT 
    Wormwood Scrubs prison in west London is described as "filthy" and unsafe in a report by inspectors.


Lib Dems pledge more free childcare 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:33:28 GMT 
    The Liberal Democrats pledge 15 hours of free childcare for all two-year-olds in England, as they begin to set out pre-election policies.


Day in pictures: 2 September 2014 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:58:03 GMT 
    News images from around the world: 2 September


British Wildlife Photography Awards 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:23:58 GMT 
    Winners of the 2014 British Wildlife Photography Awards


In pictures: India's coal miners 
  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:34:57 GMT 
    Coal miners a work in eastern India


New Documentary Photography from Scotland & Wales 
  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:17:12 GMT 
    Photographers' images of Scotland and Wales


Day in pictures: 1 September 2014 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:49:04 GMT 
    News images from around the world: 1 September


Day in pictures: 29 August 2014 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:20:50 GMT 
    News images from around the world: 29 August


Richard Attenborough career in pictures 
  Sun, 24 Aug 2014 22:36:55 GMT 
    British actor and director's illustrious career


In pictures: India's 'untouchable' scavengers 
  Mon, 25 Aug 2014 05:37:59 GMT 
    Calls to end India's low-caste manual scavenging


The homes under the sea 
  Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:07:41 GMT 
    The homes where you can live under the sea


VIDEO: 'I filmed the start of WWII' 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:11:59 GMT 
    The man who filmed the beginning of World War II


Paris 'Gestapo' plaque to be restored 
  Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:29:26 GMT 
    Anger at removal of WW2 plaque for victims of 'French Gestapo'
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