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Murphy pledges to block fracking

Fri, 2015-01-23 17:55
Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy says he would use new powers to block onshore fracking if he was to be elected first minister.
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VIDEO: Will celebrity kill page three?

Fri, 2015-01-23 17:44
Will Gompertz asks if it will it be our fascination with celebrity that finally brings an end to the page 3 pin-up?
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Rat-eradication mission sets sail

Fri, 2015-01-23 17:41
Eradicating rats from South Georgia to reclaim it for seabirds
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VIDEO: Body clocks and blindness

Fri, 2015-01-23 17:35
Our eyes are key to resetting our body clocks. So what happens to people who can't see anything at all?
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Are Staffies a question of class?

Fri, 2015-01-23 17:35
Why are Staffies seen by some as a 'chav dog'?
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The sheikh who listened to Nazi radio

Fri, 2015-01-23 17:25
Early in World War Two, Britain's agent in Sharjah noticed an alarming rise in support for Nazi Germany - so he slipped on a disguise to find out who was responsible.
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Viewpoint: The hazards of too much stuff

Fri, 2015-01-23 17:19
The hazards of drowning in too much stuff
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VIDEO: Former soldiers take to the stage

Fri, 2015-01-23 17:15
Former soldiers take to the stage
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Last photo of Churchill goes on show

Fri, 2015-01-23 16:57
The last photograph taken of Sir Winston Churchill is among items belonging to his family that have gone on display at his former home, Chartwell.
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Flag row and Litvinenko murder 'evidence'

Fri, 2015-01-23 16:56
On a mixed day for headlines, two publications lead on a row over the flying of flags at half-mast to mark the death of Saudi Arabia's king. New claims over the Litvinenko case also feature in the news.
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Lebanon soldiers die in border clash

Fri, 2015-01-23 16:54
Five Lebanese government soldiers are killed in clashes with militants near the Syrian border, the Lebanese army says.
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NI parties not in TV debate plans

Fri, 2015-01-23 16:50
New proposals for TV election debates do not include parties from Northern Ireland, it is confirmed.
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VIDEO: Celebrating Churchill 50 years on

Fri, 2015-01-23 16:19
Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Sir Winston Churchill, one of Britain's greatest leaders.
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Dimitrov expects 'different' Murray

Fri, 2015-01-23 16:10
Grigor Dimitrov expects a tougher test from Andy Murray at the Australian Open than when he ended his Wimbledon reign.
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US court to hear execution case

Fri, 2015-01-23 16:05
The US Supreme Court will hear the case of three death row inmates who say the use of the sedative midazolam in executions is cruel and unusual punishment.
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Cambridge United 0-0 Manchester United

Fri, 2015-01-23 15:32
League Two Cambridge United hold Manchester United to a goalless draw to earn an FA Cup fourth-round replay.
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Greek leaders in final poll pleas

Fri, 2015-01-23 15:14
Greek party leaders are making their final appeals to voters before Sunday's general election, with the New Democracy party battling left-wing Syriza.
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St Johnstone 1-1 Aberdeen

Fri, 2015-01-23 14:40
Adam Rooney's 25-yard strike salvages a point against St Johnstone as Aberdeen miss a chance to go top above Celtic.
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Saxo Bank faces £70m Swiss losses

Fri, 2015-01-23 14:29
Danish currency trading specialist said it could afford to absorb losses if customers failed to meet their obligations
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BBC agrees Eos music payment deal

Fri, 2015-01-23 14:20
The BBC and the body representing Welsh musicians sign a contract regarding the broadcaster's payments to artists.
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