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—B. A. Billingsly

 

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Woolf 'unsuitable' say victim groups  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:11:01 GMT
Victims' groups tell Home Office officials they are "unanimous" in their view that the head of an inquiry into historical child sex abuse should resign. 
Two missing after fireworks blaze  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:41:18 GMT
Two people are missing and a man has been arrested after a major blaze at a Stafford fireworks warehouse that left two people in hospital. 
Warmest UK Halloween on record  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:28:57 GMT
This year's Halloween is the warmest on record in the UK, with temperatures reaching as high as 23.5C, breaking the previous record of 20C. 
Harris loses conviction appeal bid  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:07:14 GMT
Entertainer Rolf Harris loses the first round of a legal challenge against his conviction for indecent assaults. 
Day in pictures: 30 October  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:25:12 GMT
24 hours of news images: 30 October 
Day in pictures: 29 October  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:07:03 GMT
24 hours of news images: 29 October 
Day in pictures: 28 October  Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:03:14 GMT
24 hours of news images: 28 October 
Bolshoi behind bars  Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:44:58 GMT
Costumes on show at a former prison 
Day in pictures: 27 October  Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:59:55 GMT
24 hours of news images: 27 October 
Week in pictures: 18-24 October 2014  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:02:34 GMT
Top news images from 18-24 October 
Day in pictures: 23 October  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:36:21 GMT
24 hours of news images: 23 October 
Your pictures: Steps  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:11:23 GMT
Readers' photos on the theme of "steps" 
The channel that's spiced up French TV  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:06:31 GMT
The TV station that's spiced up the French airwaves 
Quiz of the week's news  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:05:44 GMT
What did Robbie's wife tell him to stop singing during labour? 
The metal detectors saving marriages  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:41:59 GMT
The metal detectorists who are saving marriages