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Dennis Waterman to leave New Tricks

Fri, 2014-09-19 02:58
The 66-year-old actor - one of the original cast - will leave the show in Autumn 2015

Pregnancy hormone link to poor maths

Fri, 2014-09-19 02:45
Research suggests children born to mothers who have low thyroid hormone levels during pregnancy do worse at maths.

VIDEO: Social media clues to better education

Fri, 2014-09-19 02:28
IBM and a UK college have created a social network to help staff get a better understanding of their pupils.

GSK fined $490m by China for bribery

Fri, 2014-09-19 02:28
China fines UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline $490m (£297m) for bribery and its former head of Chinese operations is given a suspended jail sentence.

Pardew accuses fans of 'hysteria'

Fri, 2014-09-19 02:27
Alan Pardew says Newcastle United fans have created "mass hysteria" at St James' Park after his side's poor start.

Li Na: China's trailblazing tennis star

Fri, 2014-09-19 02:26
Trailblazing tennis star Li Na's legacy

Liberian female rebel arrested

Fri, 2014-09-19 02:22
Rights groups welcome the arrest in Belgium of a female commander of Charles Taylor's rebels for war crimes allegedly committed during Liberia's civil war.

Uganda's prime minister sacked

Fri, 2014-09-19 02:20
Uganda's president sacks his prime minister, a former close ally now seen as a potential rival for 2016 elections.

Clashes in Yemen capital Sanaa

Fri, 2014-09-19 02:18
Fighting between Shia rebels and Sunni militias in Yemen escalates, with clashes on the outskirts of the capital, prompting airlines to suspend flights.

VIDEO: First buyer drops brand-new iPhone 6

Fri, 2014-09-19 02:15
The first person to buy the iPhone 6 in Perth, Australia, dropped his new gadget during an interview with a TV reporter.

Thailand murder inquiry 'difficult'

Fri, 2014-09-19 02:07
The investigation into the murders of British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller is proving "difficult", Thai police say.

Farage: England needs a proper voice

Fri, 2014-09-19 02:06
The UKIP leader says the Scottish "tail cannot go on wagging the dog any longer" and calls for a "proper voice" for England.

Scots No sparks call for more powers

Fri, 2014-09-19 01:34
As Scotland votes to reject independence - but is promised further powers from Westminster - First Minister Carwyn Jones is set to speak about what it could mean for Wales.

VIDEO: California 'King fire' doubles in size

Fri, 2014-09-19 01:31
Thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes in northern California after a wildfire burning out of control doubled in size in just 12 hours.

Japan to restart whaling programme

Fri, 2014-09-19 01:22
Japan vows to restart its Antarctic whaling programme next year despite an International Whaling Commission vote that the hunt is illegal.

F1 bosses backtrack on radio ban

Fri, 2014-09-19 01:18
Formula 1 bosses backtrack on a ban on teams giving drivers advice over the radio, with car information to still be allowed.

Iran Happy dancers given 91 lashes

Fri, 2014-09-19 01:14
Six Iranians arrested for filming a video tribute to Pharrell Williams' song Happy are sentenced to 91 lashes and jail terms, their lawyer says.

VIDEO: Legacy of CT scanner scientist

Fri, 2014-09-19 01:06
The scientist who helped develop the CT scanner has been celebrated by the University of Nottingham 10 years after his death.

VIDEO: Pound and shares rise on 'No' vote

Fri, 2014-09-19 01:03
The pound has hit a two-year high against the euro and a two-week high against the US dollar, as Scotland voted against independence.

Banks lead business reaction to the Scottish referendum

Fri, 2014-09-19 01:02
Banks lead business reaction to referendum

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