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Eviction-risk family review agreed
An ex-soldier and his family threatened with eviction from a council house will have their case reviewed, the local authority agrees.

Councillor 'still a risk to children'
A Cornwall councillor continues to pose a "serious and enduring risk" to children, a review concludes.

Man jailed for widow's 2003 murder
A man with a fetish for older women is jailed for life for the murder of a pensioner in her home.

Calls to remove crime commissioner
There are calls for a Police and Crime Commissioner to be removed for proposing a rise in the police's share of council tax and then going on holiday for the meeting.

Police force could lose 800 staff
Nearly 800 jobs could be axed by Devon and Cornwall Police under plans being considered by senior officers.

Scooter fall man 'blinded by sun'
A 93-year-old man who drove his mobility scooter into a river in Cornwall had been blinded by the sun, he tells the BBC.

Blackpool Illuminations' £2m boost
Seaside towns are to get £36m of government money, with Tate St Ives earmarked to receive £3.8m.

England's lost theme parks
England's lost theme parks

Taking the hot air out of Parliament
Inventor takes hot air out of Parliament

Notts batsman Libby injures knee
Nottinghamshire opener Jake Libby will be out until at least the end of June after suffering a knee injury.

Cornish Pirates sign prop Marlen
Cornish Pirates sign former New Zealand Schoolboys prop Marlen Walker from Weston-super-Mare on a short-term contract.

Redruth boss frustrated by errors
Head coach Steve Larkins says Redruth takes no consolation from collecting a bonus point in Saturday's defeat at Canterbury.

Truro have winning knack says Tully
Truro City boss Steve Tully says his side have the knack of winning games after beating Dorchester Town 2-1 to go fourth in the Southern Premier League.

Character pleases Launceston skipper
Captain Jamie Salter praises Launceston's character in the 17-17 draw with Dorking in National Two South on Saturday.

BBC News | UK | World Edition
Care spend 'cut by fifth in decade'
Spending on care for people aged 65 and over has fallen by a fifth in England over the last 10 years, an analysis by the BBC shows.

Glitter sobs over child abuse images
Gary Glitter breaks down in tears as he tries to explain to jurors why he had been in possession of child abuse images.

NHS 'crisis guidelines' spark row
David Cameron and Ed Miliband clash in the Commons over the NHS amid a row about new guidance to hospitals about declaring "major incidents".

Scottish fracking block announced
The Scottish government announces a block on planned fracking operations, pending the outcome of further inquiries.

Murder negligence claim rejected
Relatives of a woman murdered by her boyfriend after a 999 delay are told they cannot sue police for negligence.

Tesco names 43 UK store closures
Tesco names the 43 stores it is closing across the country, a move that will see 2,000 staff lose their jobs.

Litvinenko post-mortem 'dangerous'
The post-mortem examination of Alexander Litvinenko was probably the most dangerous ever conducted in the Western world, the inquiry into his death hears.

Many asthma diagnoses 'may be wrong'
More than a million UK adults may be wrongly diagnosed as asthmatic and be receiving unnecessary medication as a result, an NHS watchdog warns.

Ambulance times 'worst on record'
New figures show the proportion of ambulances in Wales meeting the target response time for the most urgent calls are the worst on record.

FGM jurors told to look past 'horror'
Jurors in the trial of a British doctor accused of performing female genital mutilation are urged not to let their "horror" of the practice colour their judgment.

Heavy snow expected during rush hour
Heavy snow is forecast to hit most of Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England during the evening rush hour period.

Peer sorry for 'Auschwitz' comment
Ex-Plaid Cymru leader Lord Wigley apologises after comparing the Trident base in Scotland to Auschwitz concentration camp.

Rapist Evans claims 'fresh evidence'
Rapist Ched Evans says he has "fresh evidence" which he hopes will get his conviction overturned.

Life sentence for wife decapitation
A man who decapitated his wife at their home in west London is sentenced to life in prison.

Ambulance strike to go ahead in NI
A planned strike by some ambulance workers and other NHS staff in Northern Ireland is set to go ahead on Thursday.

BBC 'should improve local news'
BBC News should increase both its local and global coverage and improve its digital services if it is to remain relevant, the corporation has said.

'Mystery' beavers permitted to stay
A family of beavers mysteriously reintroduced to the River Otter in Devon will be allowed to remain living in the wild, Natural England decides.

Rowling lingerie TV set 'disgrace'
A lingerie shop built for the TV adaptation of JK Rowling's The Casual Vacancy confuses Cotswold shoppers and raises complaints, it is revealed.

Pools emptied after 'plug' pulled
Two public swimming pools are accidentally emptied after a worker left a valve open while cleaning.

Shark bite suspected on killer whale
A shark is suspected of biting a chunk out of the tail fluke of a killer whale well-known to whale and dolphin watchers in Scotland.

Police warning to drivers over snow
Police advise motorists to take extra caution as snow begins to fall in some parts of Northern Ireland.

Tesco closing three stores in NI
Tesco is to close three shops in east Belfast and Ballymena, putting more than 150 jobs at risk

137 jobs to go at three Tesco stores
Up to 137 jobs are under threat as part of plans to close three Tesco stores across Wales.

70 jobs to go with factory closure
Around 70 jobs could be lost with the closure of a factory in Torfaen.

Tesco to shed hundreds of Scots jobs
Tesco is to shut four stores and cut more than 300 jobs in Scotland as part of UK-wide plans to reduce costs.

TV camera plans for Scottish courts
Some court cases could be shown live on television, under proposals put forward by Scotland's judges.

Two truck fires forced tunnel closure
Firefighters spent more than three hours tackling two blazing trucks 10 miles (16km) inside the Channel Tunnel, it is revealed.

Chickens thrown into McDonald's
Pranksters throw chickens through the serving hatches of two McDonald's 'drive-thru' restaurants on Teesside.

Figo makes bid for Fifa presidency
Former Barcelona and Real Madrid forward Luis Figo aims to challenge Sepp Blatter for Fifa's top job.

Perth win thrilling Big Bash final
Perth Scorchers defy Brett Lee's heroics to beat Sydney Sixers off the final ball and win the Big Bash.

Ronaldo gets two-match ban after red
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo is given a two-match ban following his red card in the win over Cordoba on Saturday.

The village that just got its first fridge
About a quarter of homes in India have a fridge - for the first time a family in one village near Calcutta has installed one in their house.

The twins of Auschwitz
On the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp, survivors of experiments on twins recall their treatment at the hands of SS doctor Josef Mengele.

The woman who swapped home for a hut near Chechnya
When Devi Asmadiredja's husband told her to leave their German home, she found a new life in the remote mountains near Chechnya.

Cable aide quits over fracking vote
Lib Dem MP Tessa Munt resigns as a parliamentary aide to Business Secretary Vince Cable after voting against the government on fracking,

Cigarette packs 'opposition growing'
The government faces growing disquiet from some Conservative MPs over plans to introduce standardised cigarette packaging in England, opponents believe.

'Ethnic kinship' vote fraud warning
The Electoral Commission warns that a lack of campaigning by mainstream political parties in British Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities makes those areas vulnerable to fraud.

VIDEO: Public Accounts Committee
MPs are taking evidence on the rollout of broadband in rural areas and the Charity Commission.

VIDEO: Female jihadists 'drawn in online'
The BBC's Frank Gardner speaks to a woman who works with the UK government to tackle the growing problem of women from western Europe going to join Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

VIDEO: Widower reunited with wife's voicemail
Stan Beaton hears a voicemail greeting from his wife, who died of cancer more than 10 years ago, which he thought had been deleted and lost forever.

VIDEO: Row over 'major incidents' guidance
NHS bosses have issued new guidelines to some hospitals over when they can declare a "major incident", as Chris Mason reports

VIDEO: 'Clowns to the left, jokers to the right'
An MP quotes a Stealers Wheel lyric that he has "clowns to the left and jokers to the right", after clashes at PMQs.

VIDEO: How beavers can change our rivers
Claire Marshall looks at the impact beavers have on the environment, after a decision to allow a family of wild beavers to stay on the River Otter in Devon.

VIDEO: Warning over asthma diagnosis
The National Institute for Clinical Excellence warns that more than a million adults in the UK may have been wrongly diagnosed with Asthma.

VIDEO: Lancashire fracking decision due
Graham Satchell has been following one woman's campaign against fracking in Lancashire.

VIDEO: Up close: Britain's longest train
A look at Britain's longest train, a ballast cleaner train, which is helping replace old ballast on rail tracks between Norwich and London.

Why can’t we sue negligent police?
Why can't police be sued over this woman's murder?

‘We nearly dropped Churchill’s coffin’
How pallbearers almost dropped Churchill's coffin

Trying to prevent radicalisation with humour
Can this man stop young people becoming radicals?

How did stranded student survive?
Stranded student's survival techniques

In pictures: Post-War office buildings listed
Some of the striking buildings new to the National Heritage List

Care in the UK: The costs you face
Use our calculator to find out the costs you may face

Miliband in the spotlight - papers
Miliband spotlight and 'nuclear terrorism' make headlines



UK songwriting contest comes to Bristol: New for 2015, Future Music is launching a UK songwriting contest to find the best songwriters in the UK. The UK songwriting contest will provide the opportunity for both aspiring and established songwriters to get their music heard and potentially get signed. There is also the opportunity to perform in a Grand Final showcase in London in front of A&R who work for the three major record labels.


A prestigious panel of music industry judges are at every stage of the songwriting contest including at The Anson Rooms in Bristol, offering songwriters exposure of their music to the most influential decision-makers in the music industry, including A&R representatives who work for the UK’s three major record labels – Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group and Universal Music.

The UK songwriting contest is brought to you by Future Music, the company behind the discovery of many of the best songwriters in the UK song writers such as:

Atlantic Record's Jacob Banks
Warner Music’s Birdy
Sony’s Luke Friend
Columbia Record’s Lucy Spraggan

Sunday 1st March at The Tobacco Factory, Raleigh Road, Southville, Bristol, BS3 1TF.
Auditions will start at 4pm. Please arrive 30 minutes beforehand and no earlier.

So, if you think you’ve got what it takes and want your songwriting heard by music industry professionals, enter the songwriting contest here: www.songwritingcompetitionuk.com


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