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NHS funds rise 'tough but possible'

Increasing NHS spending in England by the £8bn health bosses warn will be needed by 2020 will be tough but possible, the health secretary says.

Canada to toughen terror laws
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has vowed to strengthen the nation's terror laws one day after a gunman rampaged through parliament.

Singer Alvin Stardust dies aged 72
Singer Alvin Stardust, best known for his hit My Coo Ca Choo, dies aged 72 after recently being diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer.

Tesco shares slump on profits error
Tesco shares close 6.5% down after the retailer announced that profits were overstated by £263m, £13m more than the original estimate.

Injured Schumacher makes 'progress'
A doctor who treated Michael Schumacher for nearly six months after his brain injury in a skiing accident says the F1 champion has made "some progress".

'Scandalous' release of police killer
A notorious police killer is to be released after 48 years in prison in a decision described as "scandalous" and "sickening"

Everton fans targeted with tear gas
Everton fans are targeted with tear gas fired by police during clashes ahead of their Europa League match with Lille.

Royal officer held over ammunition
A Royal Protection officer is arrested after ammunition is found in personal lockers in the grounds of Buckingham Palace, the Metropolitan Police says.

US-led Syria strikes 'kill hundreds'
US-led air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria have killed 553 people since September, including 464 IS fighters, activists say.

Vicar sham weddings trial collapses
The trial collapses of a vicar accused of carrying out hundreds of sham weddings - after the judge says immigration officers lied on oath.

Labour promises new immigration laws
Ed Miliband promises to bring in an immigration bill creating "clear, credible and concrete changes" within months if Labour wins next year's general election.

Sunrise vigil opens Poppy Appeal
A sunrise vigil at the Cenotaph that will last until sunset marks the start of the 2014 Poppy Appeal.

VIDEO: Remembering Ethiopia's famine
Thirty years ago the BBC broadcast the first television reports of a devastating famine in Ethiopia. Tesfatsion Dalellew saw the reports and coordinated World Vision's response.

VIDEO: Joss Stone's Poppy Appeal vigil
Singer Joss Stone has taken part in a vigil running from sunrise to sunset at the start of this year's Poppy Appeal at the Cenotaph.

VIDEO: Disabled Students: Fran goes to university
As part of BBC Ouch's series on disabled students we meet Fran Smith to find out how she is getting on at university having just had major surgery.

VIDEO: Future-gazing at TechCrunch London
As the annual TechCrunch event for tech start ups comes to London for the first time, David Grossman goes to investigate.

VIDEO: Baby bear filmed in US store
A black bear cub found in the aisles of an Oregon drugstore will be raised with the goal of releasing him into the wild next year.

VIDEO: Trapped in toys: Toddler's arcade adventure
Firefighters had to free 18-month-old Colin Lambert after the toddler climbed inside an arcade game in Maryville, Tennessee.

AUDIO: 'They said 'you should be dead by now''
Wilko Johnson spent a whole year "calmly accepting the fact that I was going to die", he has told the BBC's Colin Paterson.

VIDEO: Can King Khan top Diwali box office?
Farah Khan's much-anticipated new film, Happy New Year, is released for Diwali.

Miranda Hart calls time on BBC sitcom
TV star Miranda Hart announces there will be no more episodes of her hit BBC sitcom after this Christmas.

Zuckerberg's Chinese gets mixed reviews
Mark Zuckerberg has conducted a chat to Chinese students in Mandarin, leading to mixed reviews about his accent and pronunciation.

Horse trainer guilty over steroids
Irish racehorse trainer Philip Fenton is found guilty of having performance-enhancing drugs and other animal remedies at his stables.

Police called to 'Balotelli car row'
Police investigate a claim that Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli "threatened" a woman who was taking pictures of his Ferrari.

Snakes and ladders - Balotelli style
Play your way through the highs and lows of Mario Balotelli's career in BBC Sport's version of snakes and ladders.

Murray beats Fognini in Valencia
Andy Murray moves into the quarter-finals of the Valencia Open with a convincing 6-2 6-4 win over Italy's Fabio Fognini.

Celtic v Astra Giurgiu
Preview followed by live coverage of Thursday's Europa League game between Celtic and Astra Giurgiu.

Lorry tax take bigger than expected
A new tax on foreign heavy goods lorries coming to the UK could rake in twice as much as the government expected, new figures suggest.

Dog show prompts MPs' Gove questions
William Hague defends Michael Gove against claims he is not working hard enough - before being told he was at a dog show.

VIDEO: Will EU back UK's immigration plans?
As European leaders gather for a summit in Brussels, Ben Wright asks if David Cameron use the opportunity to push for limits on the freedom of movement within the Union.

NHS 'needs extra cash and overhaul'
The NHS in England needs extra money and drastic changes to the way services are organised if patient care is not to suffer, health bosses say.

VIDEO: Can technology plug NHS funding gap?
The NHS is under pressure to close a huge projected funding gap - Dominic Hughes reports on how the NHS has addressed this in West Yorkshire.

Employers condemn student visa rules
Universities and business leaders call for changes in student visa rules, but the immigration minister says their criticisms are based on "myths".

VIDEO: Child poverty 'will divide UK'
A new report claims that the government will fail to meet its child poverty reduction targets by 2020.

'Anti-Facebook' investors dig deep
A social network promising never to sell user data or incorporate advertising secures multi-million dollar backing.

VIDEO: Meet your virtual girlfriend
Spencer Kelly discovers how technology can ensure you don't have to be alone in a city full of strangers.

North America gears up for eclipse
Skywatchers in North America will be treated to the final eclipse of the year on Thursday.

VIDEO: Chimps carry out night time raids
Wild chimps carry out night time crop raids, footage reveals, suggesting the animals are being pushed into more risky behaviour.

Knightley to make Broadway debut
British actress Keira Knightley is to make her Broadway debut next year in Therese Raquin, a stage version of Emile Zola's classic novel.

VIDEO: Lady and the legend: Gaga and Bennett
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have been speaking to the BBC about their new collaboration

Why do people overshare online?
"Overshare" has been chosen as the word of the year. But what is it and why do people do it?

How do you adjust after nearly half a century in prison?
Notorious police killer Harry Roberts is to be released from prison after 48 years inside. How do you adjust after so long locked up?

NHS 'revamp' and Canada attacks - the papers
Many of Thursday's papers analyse plans to overhaul the NHS in England, and the money it will cost, as well as reporting gun attacks in the Canadian capital.

Dog shot in skull with crossbow bolt
A dog is shot through the skull with a bolt from a crossbow which "narrowly" missed his brain and eyes.

Deaf blind man was thrown on track
Two men are sent to prison for attacking and throwing a deaf blind man and his brother on to railway tracks.

New North Sea oil field discovered
Oil firms BP and GDF Suez announce they have discovered a new field in the UK Central North Sea.

Man jailed for murdering brother
A man is jailed for life after being convicted of murdering his brother at their mother's home in Govan, Glasgow

Man accused of child murder attempt
A man is charged with attempted murder after a two-year-old child is discovered with a fractured skull in County Armagh.

Arrest as couple in 70s found dead
A man is arrested after a married couple were found dead in a house in Carndonagh in County Donegal.

228 firefighter jobs under threat
More than 220 firefighters' jobs could be lost in north Wales if funding is not increased over the next five years, bosses warn.

Questions over missing Nida's death
Questions still surround the death of a teenager who went missing after leaving her home barefoot in the middle of the winter, an inquest hears.

Boko Haram 'abducts more women'
Dozens of women and girls have been abducted from two villages in north-eastern Nigeria by suspected militants despite a reported truce, residents say.

Guinea paying Ebola compensation
The head of Guinea's Ebola mission says the government has started paying compensation to the families of health workers who have died of the virus.

Deadly attacks hit Quetta city
The leader of one of Pakistan's biggest religious parties escapes as at least 13 people are killed in a spate of attacks in the Pakistani city of Quetta.

Japan court backs pregnant woman
Japan's Supreme Court backs a woman who unsuccessfully sued her employer following a demotion due to her pregnancy.

Air chiefs quit over Total boss death
The chief executive of Russia's Vnukovo airport and his deputy resign after a plane crash this week that killed the head of France's Total, Christophe de Margerie.

Nato jets 'intercept Russian plane'
Nato warplanes have intercepted a Russian spy plane over the Baltic Sea, the alliance says, amid heightened tensions between the West and Russia.

Mayor 'ordered attack on students'
The mayor of the Mexican town of Iguala, where 43 students went missing last month, is wanted for allegedly ordering police to confront them.

Honduras drought puts many 'at risk'
More than half a million people in Honduras have been affected by a severe drought, according to the Red Cross.

Netanyahu blames Abbas over attack
Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu accuses the Palestinian president of incitement, after an attack which killed a baby in Jerusalem.

Saudi women jailed for terror links
Four women in Saudi Arabia have been given prison sentences for supporting al-Qaeda and training their sons for jihad.

White House fence jumper arrested
A man who jumped the White House fence was attacked by dogs before being arrested, in the latest security incident at the US president's official home.

Obama 'optimistic' over Ebola in US
President Barack Obama expresses cautious optimism about the Ebola situation in the US, as new screening rules are introduced in the country.

Day in pictures: 23 October
24 hours of news images: 23 October

Your pictures: Steps
Readers' photos on the theme of "steps"

In pictures: Feline focus
An online exhibition of cats

In pictures: Ottawa shootings
Images from outside the Canadian parliament

In pictures: India celebrates Diwali
Indians celebrate Diwali, the biggest Hindu festival

Day in pictures: 21 October
24 hours of news images: 21 October

What the floods did to Kashmir's grand heritage
What floods did to Kashmir's most treasured historic sites

In pictures: Derry in 1969
Battle of the Bogside in 1969 by Gilles Caron

VIDEO: European Parliament
The Foreign Affairs Committee approves the EU trade deal with Moldova

VIDEO: Ebola: Scenes of horror in Liberia
There have now been more than 4,800 reported deaths from Ebola, with Liberia the worst affected country. Around 50 new cases are being reported every day in the capital Monrovia.

VIDEO: Standing ovation for Kevin Vickers
Sergeant-at-Arms, Kevin Vickers, who shot dead the gunman who attacked parliament, is given a standing ovation as Canadian MPs return a day after the shootings.

AUDIO: 'Drunk' rape victim: 'I felt I wouldn't be believed'
Ched Evans' rape conviction has highlighted struggles that meet rape victims who are attacked when they have been drinking.

VIDEO: Rediscovered: Lost episodes from classic comedy
Comedy fans are in for a rare treat after two lost episodes of "At Last The 1948 Show" have been uncovered.

VIDEO: Mum's fight to find young daughter's abusers
A woman has told the BBC that she herself had to track down a Sheffield gang who abused her daughter because police refused to act.

VIDEO: Who is the top dog at Westminster?
The Daily Politics meets some of the contestants, and their political owners, in the Westminster dog of the year contest.

VIDEO: Footage shows lorry and car collide
A lorry's onboard camera has caught the moment a car became wedged across the front of the cab as it travelled along the M25 near Gatwick.

VIDEO: Battle over the Great Barrier Reef
Expanding coal mining operations along the Queensland coast could threaten Australia's treasured Great Barrier Reef.

The crime that shocked a nation
Harry Roberts and the crime that shocked a nation

Photos capture beauty of Greenland
Australian photographer explores Greenland's vast ice sheet

Search for world's smartest city
Two very different paths to smarter cities

Reclaiming the swastika
How the world loved the swastika - until Hitler stole it

Do people know where their chicken comes from?
How much do you know about the life of the chicken you eat?

What's lurking in Sweden's waters?
What's lurking in Sweden's waters?

'I am not a virus'
How West Africans are rallying against Ebola stigma

Lunch with Len McCluskey, union baron (and Downton fan)
Unite chief on his life, Miliband and why he likes Downton Abbey

Can TechNorth take off?
Will the government’s tech plans for Northern England work?

What price to save NHS?
How much will politicians spend to save the NHS?

Analysis: Plan 'packs a punch'
The BBC's Hugh Pym looks at the future of healthcare in England

Tesco's next move: Expert views
How can the supermarket turn its fortunes around?