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Lifestyle quiz to secure a mortgage

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Mortgage applicants will face tougher questions about their lifestyle from lenders, under new rules about to come into force.

  • 25 April 2014
  • From the section: Business

Russia 'destabilising' Ukraine - US

The US accuses Russia of "deception and destabilisation" in eastern Ukraine, warning of further sanctions unless Moscow defuses the crisis.

  • 25 April 2014
  • From the section: Europe

UK science to get £200m polar ship

UK scientists are to get a £200m icebreaker, which will be one of the biggest, most capable polar research vessels in the world.

  • 25 April 2014
  • From the section: Science & Environment

Probe over Hillsborough insult posts

The government says it is making "urgent inquiries" into reports Whitehall computers were used to make insulting comments about the Hillsborough disaster.

  • 24 April 2014
  • From the section: Liverpool

Tech giants settle hiring court case

Technology giants Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe settle a class action lawsuit alleging they conspired to hold down salaries.

  • 25 April 2014
  • From the section: Technology

MPs urge action on foreign prisoners

Foreign prisoners are not being deported quickly enough to help cut costs and relieve overcrowding in jails, MPs warn.

  • 25 April 2014
  • From the section: UK Politics

New clashes in Rio over dancer death

Brazilian police clash with resident of a slum in Rio, after the funeral of dancer who was shot by officers during unrest there on Tuesday.

  • 25 April 2014
  • From the section: Latin America & Caribbean

Mother charged with three murders

A mother is charged with murdering three of her children who were found dead at their home in south-west London.

  • 24 April 2014
  • From the section: England

Coalition's Church 'split'

Claims that the coalition is split over the role of the Church of England and interviews given by the girlfriend of the Duchess of Cornwall's late brother make headlines.

  • 25 April 2014
  • From the section: The Papers

Barclays wins pay package vote

Barclays shareholders vote to approve the bank's remuneration package, which includes higher bonuses despite a 30% fall in profits.

  • 24 April 2014
  • From the section: Business

Terrorism financing suspect arrested

Officers from the Metropolitan Police arrest a man in London on suspicion of financing and encouragement of terrorism.

  • 25 April 2014
  • From the section: UK

Netanyahu: Abbas must end Hamas pact

Israeli PM Netanyahu tells the BBC Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas must abandon his pact with Hamas if he wants peace talks to resume.

  • 24 April 2014
  • From the section: Middle East

Health atlas shows risks by area

A new online map of England and Wales allows people to enter their postcode and find their community's level of risk of developing 14 conditions, such as heart disease and lung cancer.

  • 25 April 2014
  • From the section: Health