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Godzilla director for Star Wars film

Thu, 2014-05-22 21:02
Godzilla director Gareth Edwards is to make a spin-off Star Wars film with the screenplay written by Gary Whitta, Disney confirms.

Post-poll speculation and Moyes 'scuffle' - front pages

Thu, 2014-05-22 21:02
Speculation about the likely results of the European and local elections make Friday's newspaper headlines, along with coverage of an alleged wine bar scuffle involving David Moyes.

Tougher sentencing laws for fraud

Thu, 2014-05-22 19:58
Fraudsters face tougher sentencing guidelines under new rules put forward by the Sentencing Council.

Harvey Milk honoured on new US stamp

Thu, 2014-05-22 19:11
San Francisco gay rights activist Harvey Milk, who was shot dead in 1978, has been honoured on a new US postage stamp.

UKIP make major gains in Rotherham

Thu, 2014-05-22 19:10
UKIP make major gains on Rotherham Council though Labour retains control.

VIDEO: UKIP: Main parties used 'race card'

Thu, 2014-05-22 17:48
The media and the three main parties have "used the race card to trick, to fool and condemn the people into believing that [UKIP] is a racist party," one of its candidates claims.

Hewlett to cut up to 16,000 jobs

Thu, 2014-05-22 17:41
Tech giant Hewlett-Packard releases its profits statement early accidentally, saying that although earnings rose it will cut as many as 16,000 more jobs.

Quiz of the week's news

Thu, 2014-05-22 17:32
Which nation overtook France as the world's biggest wine drinkers?

Tragic twist to author's knife story

Thu, 2014-05-22 16:53
How life imitated art for author of school stabbing novel

House passes bill on bulk data sweep

Thu, 2014-05-22 16:47
The first legislation aimed at ending the National Security Agency's bulk collection of US phone records is passed by the House of Representatives.

The changing face of Hillsborough

Thu, 2014-05-22 16:34
How has Hillsborough changed since the 1989 disaster?

The mystery of the Solway Spaceman

Thu, 2014-05-22 16:32
The mystery of the little girl and the ‘spaceman’

Night-eating syndrome 'is real'

Thu, 2014-05-22 16:32
People woken at night by insatiable hunger may have their genes to blame, research suggests.

Hospital admissions cut plan 'risky'

Thu, 2014-05-22 16:02
A £3.8bn scheme to cut hospital admissions in England and treat more people at home is risky, and "overly optimistic", health researchers warn.

Admitting fewer patients 'won't cut costs'

Thu, 2014-05-22 16:02
The risks of a plan to admit fewer patients

Smart guns: How smart are they?

Thu, 2014-05-22 15:48
Just how smart are they?

VIDEO: Hands on with a 'smart' firearm

Thu, 2014-05-22 15:48
A handgun that can only be fired if its owner is wearing a special watch has been developed in the hope of making firearms safer.

Sporting chance for disadvantaged youth

Thu, 2014-05-22 15:44
Charity giving youth a sporting chance

VIDEO: Life as Cannes concierge to the stars

Thu, 2014-05-22 15:41
Concierge to the stars at the film festival

Nature inspires flying robot design

Thu, 2014-05-22 15:32
Engineers and biologists are working together to create the next generation of nature-inspired flying robots.
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