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Maxine Peake hails her sporting hero

Mon, 2014-06-23 18:12
Maxine Peake shines a light on 'criminally ignored' cyclist

Call for vote on 'unelected PMs'

Mon, 2014-06-23 17:54
Parliament should have a say when prime ministers change between general elections, a group of MPs proposes.

Balls: Mansion tax 'only for rich'

Mon, 2014-06-23 17:50
People who are "asset rich but cash poor" will be treated fairly under Labour's proposed mansion tax, Ed Balls says.

Google 'testing' domain name service

Mon, 2014-06-23 17:40
Google unveils plans for its own domain name registration service that will allow consumers "to search, find, purchase and transfer" domain names.

VIDEO: Egypt trial: Family 'devastated'

Mon, 2014-06-23 16:46
The father of one of three of the al-Jazeera journalists sentenced to seven-year jail terms in Egypt have said he is "devastated and shocked by the finding".

'He saved my life that night'

Mon, 2014-06-23 16:40
The mental health heroes turning lives around

Mullered and 61 other words for beaten at sport

Mon, 2014-06-23 16:25
...and 59 other words for being beaten at sport

The world's greatest living artist?

Mon, 2014-06-23 16:12
The little-known Frenchman who paints only in black

VIDEO: UK boys 'lured to Syria to fight'

Mon, 2014-06-23 16:05
Three teenage boys from Coventry have been lured to Syria to fight for Isis, their families have told BBC Newsnight.

How the CIA secretly published Dr Zhivago

Mon, 2014-06-23 16:04
How the CIA was the first to publish Dr Zhivago in Russian

What was the Battle of Bannockburn about?

Mon, 2014-06-23 16:03
What was the Battle of Bannockburn about?

Steely Sharapova set on Wimbledon reprise

Mon, 2014-06-23 15:41
Ten years on from a breakthrough title that brought her global fame and vast wealth, Maria Sharapova has unfinished business at Wimbledon.

Glasgow cycle hire scheme launched

Mon, 2014-06-23 15:41
A £600,000 initiative to offer 400 bikes for hire at 31 locations across Glasgow is due to be launched.

Families struggle with funeral costs

Mon, 2014-06-23 15:36
Bereaved Scots are finding it harder to pay the growing costs of burying their loves ones, according to Citizens Advice Scotland.

VIDEO: A World Cup honeymoon

Mon, 2014-06-23 15:24
When Luke Prior proposed to Katy Franks he quickly suggested Brazil as an exotic honeymoon destination - then he mentioned it would coincide with the World Cup.

Erin Brockovich says Essure unsafe

Mon, 2014-06-23 15:01
Erin Brockovich is back, fighting for a new cause

Business travel in hi-tech facelift

Mon, 2014-06-23 15:01
The technologies making business travel less of a drag

Today at the World Cup: Day 13 at a glance

Mon, 2014-06-23 15:01
Who is playing? How can you watch? Who does our expert think will win? Everything you need on day 13 of the 2014 Fifa World Cup.

VIDEO: Close-up look at Harley's electric bike

Mon, 2014-06-23 14:26
Iconic motorbike manufacturer Harley-Davidson has revealed its first electric motorcycle.

World Cup: Cameroon 1-4 Brazil

Mon, 2014-06-23 14:23
Two goals from Neymar help hosts Brazil reach the last 16 of the 2014 Fifa World Cup, where they will meet Chile.
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