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From The Trenches To The Web: British WWI Diaries Digitized

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-23 00:40

The British National Archives is posting 1.5 million pages of World War I diaries online. The personal accounts provide new insight into the lives of the troops who fought the war that began 100 years ago. "Everywhere the same hard, grim, pitiless sight of battle and war," reads one entry.

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EU vital for UK future, says Clegg

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 00:33
Nick Clegg argues at the Davos World Economic Forum that it is "vital" the UK stays in the EU - the Conservatives say he is "tagging along" at the conference with David Cameron.

VIDEO: 'Beginning of end of uncertainty'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 00:28
Some 1,500 personnel are to lose their jobs in the armed forces' fourth and final round of redundancies as part of defence cuts announced in 2010.

VIDEO: Stretchy paper sculptures on show

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 00:24
Chinese artist Li Hongbo has created sculptures from thousands of sheets of paper that appear firm when still, but transform into amorphous shapes when stretched.

Hair clinic says NHS refuses to pay

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 00:15
A private Dublin clinic has had to turn down burns victims from Northern Ireland who need hair reconstruction because the NHS refuses to pay for the treatment.

NHS waiting time data 'unreliable'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 00:14
Waiting time information for non-emergency operations such as knee and hip replacements in England is unreliable, a watchdog says.

Banks 'ready to lend to small firms'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 00:04
Banks are more willing to lend than small businesses think, says the British Bankers' Association (BBA), as it launches a year-long marketing campaign.

Cross stays on after Brunt injury

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 23:57
Kate Cross will remain on England's Women's Ashes tour as a replacement for injured fast bowler Katherine Brunt.

Egypt police killed at checkpoint

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 23:39
Five policemen are killed in Egypt in an armed attack on a checkpoint south of Cairo, the interior ministry says.

Sir Tom to headline Eirias festival

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 23:33
Sir Tom Jones returns to his homeland this summer to headline Access All Eirias in Colwyn Bay, his first big outdoor show in north Wales.

VIDEO: Arnie goes 'undercover' as gym worker

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 23:27
Arnold Schwarzenegger has released a promotional video showing him disguised as a personal trainer at a gym to raise money for an after school programme.

Norway's number one, made in Britain

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 23:21
How cross country skier Andrew Musgrave immersed himself in Norwegian culture, then beat the country at their own game

VIDEO: Cathedral gets first girls' choir

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 23:14
For nearly 1000 years the only voices heard singing in Canterbury Cathedral's choirs were male - but that will all change when the cathedral's first girls' choir makes its debut this weekend.

VIDEO: S Sudan rebels grant BBC rare access

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 23:04
Troops loyal to the government in South Sudan have now recaptured all of the major towns that were controlled by the rebels. Mark Lowen reports from a rebel stronghold in the north east of the country.

Nearly 400 new civil servants hired

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 23:00
Nearly 400 extra civil servants are hired by the Welsh government over the past two years while the number employed across the UK fell, new figures show.

Man Utd drops down football rich list

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 22:57
Manchester United drops out of the top three in the Deloitte football rich list for the first time, behind Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

India to withdraw old currency notes

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 22:38
India's central bank, the Reserve Bank of India , says it will withdraw all currency notes printed before 2005 from 31 March.

Child online safety 'must improve'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 22:28
A report calls on the Northern Ireland Executive to do more to protect children using the internet and social media.

Li and Cibulkova reach Melbourne final

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 22:13
Li Na and Dominika Cibulkova will compete for the Australian Open title after they enjoy convincing semi-final victories.

Britain 'booms' and TV dress gongs - the papers

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 21:53
The press examines Britain's falling jobless rate, picks the best - or worst - dresses from the National Television Awards and frets about weight loss.

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