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New Years list NI: 80 honoured

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 15:10
More women than men have been honoured in Northern Ireland for the first time on record.

Former Bank deputy governor knighted

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 15:07
Paul Tucker, who served as a deputy governor at the Bank of England is awarded a knighthood in the New Year's Honours list.

Moshi Monsters boss honoured

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 14:59
Michael Acton Smith, founder of the firm behind Moshi Monsters, and Warren East, ex-chief executive of chip designer ARM, are named in the New Year's Honours List.

Mid Staffs campaigners honoured

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 14:59
Two women who led the fight against one of the most shocking failings in NHS history are recognised in the New Year honours list.

The Other 'F Word': Brewer Responds To Starbucks Over Beer Name

NPR News - Mon, 2013-12-30 14:58

Getting a cease-and-desist letter from a big corporation isn't usually the mark of a good day. But after a brewery owner got a letter from a law firm representing Starbucks, he saw a chance to draw distinctions between the businesses — and to be funny.

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New Year Honours for campaigners

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 14:57
A bell ringer, two Downing Street cleaners and dozens of campaigners in England are recognised in the New Year Honours list.

Royal doctor knighted in honours

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 14:57
The Queen's physician who led the team that delivered the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby Prince George has been made a knight commander of the Royal Victorian Order.

Murray & Beckham miss out on honours

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 14:52
Wimbledon champion Andy Murray and former England captain David Beckham are overlooked in the New Year's Honours list.

Was 2013 Really The Year Of The Paleo Diet?

NPR News - Mon, 2013-12-30 14:51

Paleo was Google's most searched diet for 2013, but that doesn't mean it went mainstream. Instead, media coverage of one book criticizing the diet may have stoked much of the interest in the diet.

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Charges over mother and son killings

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 14:44
A 32-year-old man is charged with murdering a mother and her young son, whose bodies were discovered in a house in Midlothian at the weekend.

VIDEO: 'Do dames eat toast for Christmas? '

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 14:36
Actress Penelope Keith says she is "delighted" to be made a dame in the New Year Honours list.

New Year OBEs for 'Netmums' founders

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 14:35
The three founders of the parenting website Netmums have received OBEs in the New Years Honours list.

VIDEO: Karren Brady 'proud' to receive CBE

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 14:35
Football boss Karren Brady says she was surprised but proud to learn she was to receive a CBE for services to entrepreneurship and women in business.

New Year Honours: Ten famous faces

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 14:34
Ten of the big names on New Year's Honours list

VIDEO: Crawford: 'CBE hard to keep secret'

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 14:32
The actor Michael Crawford has been awarded a CBE as part of the New Year's Honours list.

Acting dames among showbiz honours

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 14:31
Penelope Keith and Angela Lansbury are among those made dames in the New Year Honours list, with Antony Gormley, Michael Crawford, Lynda Bellingham, Katherine Jenkins and Nicholas Parsons also receiving titles.

In pictures: Sir Antony Gormley

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 14:29
The work of sculptor and new knight, Sir Antony Gormley

$0 Profits Couldn't Hold Back This Year's Tech Darlings

NPR News - Mon, 2013-12-30 14:09

In Silicon Valley, zero profit and even zero revenue don't make a company a loser. Tech companies like Snapchat and Twitter, which have not yet turned any profit, can be worth billions of dollars based on future potential alone.

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Latvia hopes euro will bring stability

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 14:07
Latvia hopes joining the euro will bring stability

Whale Traffic Jam Delights Visitors And Baffles Scientists

NPR News - Mon, 2013-12-30 14:00

Now is a good time to spot gray whales off the coast of Southern California, but scientists have been seeing an unusually high number of other whales. "The fact that we're getting a chance to see at this time of year fin whales, blue whales, is really a mystery," says a marine biologist.

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