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By Toby Brown, Chris Clayton, Matthew Davis and Jeremy Gahagan

All times stated are UK

Our live coverage has ended for the day.

Imelda Flattery

tweets: French MPs have just sung the National Anthem in Parliament. French TV say this is 1st time this has happened since the end of WW1 in 1918.

'Fake Sky Sports' fine

The former operators of a Glasgow pub have been told

to pay Sky more than £73,000 for illegally showing football matches.

The ruling was for breach of copyright for unlicensed showing.

It was described by Sky's lawyers as the largest award of its kind.

Nick Robinson

Political editor

tweets: Interesting to see how Osborne's inviting SNP & Greens into Commons austerity debate in effort to embarrass Labour. Cf leaders debates

BBC World News

Pope Francis visist Sri Lanka

tweets: Pope Francis urges the "pursuit of truth" in Sri Lanka

Latest headlines


tweets: A shell hits a bus at Buhas in eastern Ukraine, killing at least six civilians and wounding many more

Brian Harvey destroys discs

Brian Harvey
YouTube / Brian Harvey

Former East 17 singer Brian Harvey has destroyed his collection of platinum discs.

The pop star posted a video on YouTube (which we won't link to, because of the language) showing him smashing an award for 1 million record sales.

"That's what I think of your [expletive] music industry," he says.

The bizarre incident comes a month after Harvey, who sang hits including Stay Another Day and House Of Love, turned up at 10 Downing Street and

demanded to see the Prime Minister.

BreakingBreaking News

At least six Ukrainian civilians were killed and more than a dozen wounded on Tuesday when a rocket fired by pro-Russian insurgents hit a bus, Kiev's military says.

UK economy

Shadow chief secretary to the Treasury Labour's Chris Leslie tells the BBC News Channel there are three ways to cut the deficit: cuts, raising taxes and increasing living standards. He says the Conservatives are focused on cuts and do not want to raise taxes or believe the government can do anything about living standards.

However, the Institute for Fiscal Studies has warned a future Labour government

could add £170bn to the national debt by 2030 based on its spending plans.

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The rate of inflation has fallen to 0.5%, its lowest level on record.

Funerals have been taking place in France and Israel for victims of the Charlie Hebdo attacks.

A court in Egypt has

overturned the conviction of the former president, Hosni Mubarak.

Divers have

retrieved the cockpit voice recorder from the crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501.

BreakingCharlie Hebdo debate

Robin Brant

Political Correspondent, BBC News

The prime minister "wholeheartedly defends" the right of editors "to make their own editorial decisions and the importance of defending that" when it comes to the fresh

publication of images of the prophet Muhammad in the latest edition of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Charlie Hebdo debate

5 Live

BBC Radio 5live's Your Call programme is reporting it's biggest audience response in the last year after it posed the question "

Would you reprint the Charlie Hebdo front cover?" on its latest edition.

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UK inflation fall

Robert Peston

Economics editor

Mark Carney

I have just interviewed the governor of the Bank of England. He said he expects inflation to fall further, as petrol prices are reduced to catch up with the tumbling oil price.

But his current assessment is that the reduced food and energy prices are an economic stimulus - because, as I mentioned earlier, they boost our spending power.

He said that conditions in the eurozone were more deflationary than here, citing its much higher unemployment rate and stagnant wages.

That said Mr Carney said it was not impossible that the falls in energy and food prices could infect other sectors - such that growth-killing deflation could become a more clear and present danger.

The Bank had the tools to deal with that risk, he said, to nudge inflation back towards the 2% target.

Evasive action, if needed, would be by keeping interest rates at these record low levels for a bit longer, he said, rather than engaging in more money creation through quantitative easing.

He wanted to stress that the Bank still expected to "normalise" interest rates, or raise them gently, within the foreseeable future.

Pope in Sri Lanka

Pope Francis trip to Asia
Journalist 'number 69' meets the Pope

What's it like to fly with the Pope? BBC religious affairs correspondent

Caroline Wyatt takes a trip on the papal plane.

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Funeral ceremonies for seven of those killed in last week's terror attacks in Paris

are held in Jerusalem and the French capital.

The inflation rate dropped sharply to 0.5% in December,

its joint lowest on record, as petrol prices fell.

E-on has become the first major energy supplier to announce it's cutting its gas prices - in response, it says, to falling wholesale costs.

Morrisons reports a fall in sales and says

chief executive Dalton Philips is to leave the troubled supermarket after five years in charge.

Robert Peston

Economics editor

tweets: Just interviewed Bank of Eng gov. Says although inflation lower than Bank expected in Nov, no need for more money stimulus.

and adds: Though Mark Carney gave a hint (no more than that) interest rates could be lower for longer - though path still gently upward."

Blair 'On the Runs' evidence

Kenny Donaldson of Innocent Victims United tells the BBC News Channel it is right for Tony Blair to appear before the Westminster committee investigating the On The Runs schemes to "look the victims in the eye" and explain

why letters were sent to more than 200 republican paramilitary suspects telling them they were no longer wanted by the police.

London bus strike

Victoria Station

One of the big issues for Londoners today is the 24-hour bus strike taking place in the nation's capital.

Members of the Unite union at 18 bus companies walked out at 00:01 GMT as part of a campaign for a single agreement covering pay and conditions.

The London Evening Standard reported "apocalyptic" scenes as commuters scrambled for places on the Tube.

Follow the full horror on Twitter at

#busstrike. Transport for London has
details of all affected services.

UK inflation fall

UK inflation fell to 0.5% in December which means the Bank of England's governor Mark Carney will have to write to Chancellor George Osborne explaining why he has missed his 2% target. BBC Personal Finance Reporter

Brian Milligan explains why some inflation is good for you.

French attacks funerals

Two French Muslim groups have released a joint statement calling for Muslims to "stay calm and avoid emotive reactions" to

the new issue of Charlie Hebdo magazine which features a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed under the headline "All is forgiven".

Golden Globes

Benedict Cumberbatch and Jennifer Aniston
Ellen von Unwerth
Benedict Cumberbatch and Jennifer Aniston

Fashion photographer Ellen von Unwerth set up a sparkly curtain at Sunday's Golden Globes, capturing candid images Hollywood's A-list as they stepped off stage.


posted the results to Instagram - here are a few of the highlights.

Katie Holmes
Ellen von Unwerth
Katie Holmes
George Clooney
Ellen von Unwerth
George Clooney
Salma Hayek and Kevin Hart
Ellen von Unwerth
Salma Hayek and Kevin Hart
Ruth Wilson
Ellen von Unwerth
Ruth Wilson

'Snoopers charter'

Nick Clegg
Getty Images

Deputy PM Nick Clegg

says his party will continue to oppose the so-called snoopers' charter - plans to give intelligence services more powers to store and read the contents of communications - despite the recent killings in Paris. The
Guardian's Henry Porter agrees and says MI5 needs more money not more powers. He says:

"What may be needed is more money rather than further intrusive powers. It is obviously always easier for a government fighting a deficit to pass legislation on the latter, but this is not a sensible way to respond to an attack that was calculated to set people apart and undermine the values of liberty, tolerance and openness."

French attacks funerals

While the French press has been united in keeping its coverage of the attacks from veering towards Islamophobia, the reaction on social media has been far more fractured, argues Jean-Marie Charon on

Latest headlines

At a special ceremony, President Hollande of France has

paid tribute to the three police officers who were killed in attacks by Islamist militants last week.

The UK inflation rate

dropped sharply to 0.5% in December, its joint lowest on record, as petrol prices fell.

The cost of creating places for a predicted 880,000 extra pupils in England by 2023

could push schools to breaking point, council leaders warn.

Divers capture what they believe to be the

first photograph ever taken of the live birth of an oceanic shark.