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People in dark corners

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 16:23
What are the people like in the dark corners of the web?

VIDEO: Inside an NHS alcohol detox service

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 16:11
The NHS could save £27m a year by changing the way it deals with alcoholic patients, new research seen by the Victoria Derbyshire programme suggests. Jim Reed takes a tour of a specialist detox unit.

New York dims lights to save birds

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 16:10
State of New York to turn off non-essential lights to try and prevent migratory birds becoming confused and fatally crashing into buildings.

Cooking 'top skill UK adults want'

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 16:02
Almost two-fifths of adults would like to be better cooks or bakers, according to a survey commissioned to launch a festival of learning.

Australian weds as execution looms

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 15:44
Convicted Australian drug smuggler Andrew Chan marries his girlfriend in Indonesia's prison, ahead of his expected execution.

Child obesity may have 'two phases'

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 15:43
There may be two distinct child obesity epidemics - one among infants and one among adolescents - research suggests.

Election manoeuvres and Nepal appeal

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 15:36
The latest manoeuvres in the general election campaign and the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake disaster are the main stories on the front pages.

Abe and Obama: Trade top of the agenda

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 15:29
As Shinzo Abe sets out on a week-long trip to the US, it will be the progress made by the Japanese PM and US President Barack Obama on a trade deal that is top of the agenda.

Cherries 'achieving the impossible'

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 15:21
Bournemouth will survive in the Premier League after effectively sealing promotion to the top flight, says chairman Jeff Mostyn.

The end of the 'bank' holiday?

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 15:21
They are the very definition of a public holiday. But the 144 year-old tradition of banks closing to guarantee everyone a day off may be on the way out.

How Tech Firms Are Helping People In The Nepal Earthquake Zone

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-27 15:17

Tech and telecom companies stepped up with much-needed services. Facebook and Google offered tools to help those in the region let family and friends know they're OK. Other firms cut calling costs.

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Bank fines to 'fund apprenticeships'

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 15:12
The Tories will use fines imposed on Deutsche Bank for its involvement in Libor rate-fixing to fund 50,000 apprenticeships, David Cameron will say.

Labour to pledge immigration action

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 15:07
A Labour government will set out the action it intends to take on immigration within 100 days of assuming office, Ed Miliband to say.

Pensions to feature on campaign trail

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 15:01
Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson will say that her party will protect pensions with a "triple lock" as campaigning continues ahead of 7 May.

Funeral for murdered Cork student

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 15:01
A funeral for Irish student Karen Buckley, who was murdered in Glasgow earlier this month, is to be held in County Cork later.

Army at scene of explosion in Derry

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 15:01
Police and Army bomb experts are at the scene of an explosion at Crawford Square in Londonderry.

Pupils prepare to sit new Highers

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 15:00
Thousands of pupils are preparing to sit the new look Higher qualifications as the exams period gets under way in Scottish schools.

'Rose should be on honours list'

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 14:56
An exemplary champion and superb ambassador, Justin Rose deserves wider recognition, writes golf correspondent Iain Carter.

When The Sharing Economy Brings Unexpected Experiences

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-27 14:47

The number of people using these services is growing fast. Find out what happens when a writer rents out his Mini Cooper and an Airbnb tenant learns something terrible has happened to his host.

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VIDEO: Scotland 'has put firecracker in election'

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-27 14:46
The BBC's Jeremy Vine reports on Scotland's key battleground seats, as polls suggests support for Labour is crumbling, and the Scottish National Party is on the rise.