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X-rays used in Star Wars mystery

Wed, 2014-10-15 16:32
A man has a box containing a mystery Star Wars figure X-rayed by university experts in the hope it was worth thousands of pounds.

Oscar Wilde 'attracted to prisoner'

Wed, 2014-10-15 16:28
The only known photograph of a working-class man Oscar Wilde took an interest in is unearthed in a search of Reading Prison archives.

Public picks top Scottish park

Wed, 2014-10-15 16:17
A Dumfries park which recently underwent a £2m overhaul is selected by the public as the best in Scotland.

Rise in 'unfair' parking charges

Wed, 2014-10-15 16:17
Citizens Advice Scotland launches a campaign to educate Scots about 'unscrupulous' companies operating private car parks after a rise in complaints.

Gordon Brown to lead Scotland debate

Wed, 2014-10-15 16:15
Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who set out the timetable for new powers for Scotland, is to lead a UK Parliament debate later.

Gaza reconstruction facing obstacles despite aid

Wed, 2014-10-15 16:12
Why rebuilding Gaza still faces obstacles despite pledges of aid

New ovarian cancer test developed

Wed, 2014-10-15 16:12
A new test has been developed that could help doctors identify ovarian cancer more accurately and cut down on instances of unnecessary surgery.

UK tops WHO gullet cancer table

Wed, 2014-10-15 16:11
The UK has the highest rate in the world of one of the two main types of gullet cancer, according to the World Health Organization.

The government holed up in a 1970s hotel

Wed, 2014-10-15 16:00
The government stuck in a hotel in a remote coastal outpost

Where has Europe's rarest bird gone?

Wed, 2014-10-15 15:59
What has happened to Europe's rarest bird?

Labour pledge to first-time buyers

Wed, 2014-10-15 15:55
Labour promises first-time buyers will be given priority when communities in England "take the lead" in building new housing.

Minister's woe and Madeleys trolled

Wed, 2014-10-15 15:42
The fall-out both from one minister's comments about disabled people and a TV personality's views on rape generate headlines in Thursday's papers.

Huawei: US ban 'not very important'

Wed, 2014-10-15 15:22
In his first interview the boss of Chinese telecoms firm Huawei, which is banned from bidding for US government contracts, says the group will grow even without the US.

Brazilian police crack 'darknet'

Wed, 2014-10-15 15:20
Police in Brazil uncover a huge child pornography network hidden in the so-called 'darknet', with 55 people arrested in a year-long operation.

Is reheated pasta less fattening?

Wed, 2014-10-15 15:15
Could cooling and then reheating your meal make it less fattening?

The emergence of the counter-free bank branch

Wed, 2014-10-15 15:01
Why bank cashiers are no longer found behind glass

Third kits are pointless, says MP

Wed, 2014-10-15 15:01
Liberal Democrat MP Tim Farron says third kits are unnecessary and another example of "football clubs fleecing fans".

NI talks must lift blockages says PM

Wed, 2014-10-15 15:00
Talks in Northern Ireland must "lift the blockages" stopping politicians from delivering effective government, says David Cameron.

16ft Wharton statue to be unveiled

Wed, 2014-10-15 15:00
A 16ft statue of Arthur Wharton, the world's first black professional footballer, will be unveiled at St George's Park.

VIDEO: Tech giants' frozen egg fertility perk

Wed, 2014-10-15 14:52
US tech giants offer to freeze female employees' eggs in the hope of attracting more women to the male-dominated industry.