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Wednesday's gossip column

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 22:37
Sneijder unsettled at Galatasaray, Cech set to wait for move, Herrera and Evans edge close to fitness, Hull keen on Lennon, plus more.

Royal Mail in the spotlight on the threat to the universal postal service

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 22:33
Royal Mail chief executive Moya Greene is to lay out her case to MPs.

Aguero a special talent - Kompany

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 22:31
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany says team-mate Sergio Aguero is a "special" player who can make the impossible possible.

Llewelyn-Bowen park due to reopen

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 22:27
A Christmas attraction created with the help of Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen is reopening after it closed amid a wave of complaints.

Eubank Sr likens son to Leonard

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 22:16
Chris Eubank Sr says his son Chris Jr - who faces Billy Joe Saunders on Saturday - is the most talented boxer since Sugar Ray Leonard.

Aguero reignites European campaign

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 22:15
Ninety goals in 138 games and 14 in 22 Champions League matches - Sergio Aguero belongs with the elite, says Phil McNulty.

£500m plan to transform riverside

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 22:09
A £500m scheme to transform one of the last remaining derelict sites in central Cardiff is unveiled.

Protests Of Grand Jury Decision Fan Out Across The Country

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-25 21:40

While several big cities saw large protests after the decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson on Monday, Tuesday saw protests and blocked highways in at least 14 cities across the country.

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VIDEO: Vloggers warned over unclear adverts

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 21:30
Vloggers are being told they need to be completely clear about when they're being paid to promote products.

Call to cancel EDL founder's speech

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 21:20
Academics and politicians sign an open letter opposing the appearance of English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson at the Oxford Union.

Research firm got £700k SF expenses

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 21:16
Sinn Féin MLAs claimed £700,000 in expenses for research from a company run by the party's finance managers.

Picture power: Pausing the moment

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 19:12
Looking at the story behind an image by Carl Court of a student protest in London.

VIDEO: Where now for HK protesters?

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 19:09
The removal of the Mong Kok activist camp by the authorities means protests in Hong Kong continue in just two sites.

Richard Stead: Breaking the cycle of poor literacy

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 19:08
Poor levels of literacy are behind many social problems, but how can the issue be tackled?

Gordon Corera: Social media - terrorism's front line

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 19:06
Tackling the foe online is key for a modern counter-terrorist operation, says Gordon Corera, but there are concerns over free speech.

Playwright Priestley's 'grim' north

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 19:01
Was a book by JB Priestley responsible for the stereotype?

Has the imagination disappeared from Lego?

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 18:56
Do the sets designed by Lego discourage imagination?

Come clean on adverts, vloggers told

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 18:47
Video bloggers are being told they need to be completely clear about when they are being paid to promote products.

Hong Kong Police Arrest Protest Leaders, More Than 100 Others

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-25 18:34

Authorities cleared a major pro-democracy protest camp in a blue-collar neighborhood Wednesday. The months of fruitless demonstrating has disheartened many protesters, NPR's Frank Langfitt reports.

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Millennials, not Mumsnet: Younger women and the 2015 election

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 18:17
Can younger women change our politics and influence the election?