"A book is a friend; a good book is a good friend. It will talk to you when you want it to talk, and it will keep still when you want it to keep still; and there are not many friends who know enough to do that."
—B. A. Billingsly
- 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.
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- 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
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- 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"
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- The TV station that's spiced up the French airwaves
- Quiz of the week's news Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:05:44 GMT
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- The metal detectors saving marriages Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:41:59 GMT
- The metal detectorists who are saving marriages