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VIDEO: 'Sorry, your parents do not exist'

Thu, 2014-05-22 02:09
A feminist writer campaigns to get mothers' names on wedding certificates.

'Substantial phase' in McCann search

Thu, 2014-05-22 02:00
Police investigating Madeleine McCann's disappearance say "a substantial phase of operational activity" will begin within weeks.

Plastic £5 note 'first for GB'

Thu, 2014-05-22 01:55
The first plastic banknotes in Great Britain will be in use next year when two million £5 notes are issued by Clydesdale Bank branches.

Woman dies from burns injuries

Thu, 2014-05-22 01:52
A 49-year old woman dies two days after suffering burn injuries at a house in Lisburn.

A&E: Are we asking the right question?

Thu, 2014-05-22 01:52
Are we asking the right questions on A&E?

Plans for T20 at Olympic Stadium

Thu, 2014-05-22 01:45
Essex say a deal has been agreed "in principle" to play T20 cricket with Kent and Middlesex at the Olympic Stadium from 2016.

Zoopla plans stock market listing

Thu, 2014-05-22 01:45
Property website Zoopla announces plans to float its shares on the London Stock Exchange, but retailer Fat Face cancels plans for a public listing.

Hamilton leads Rosberg in Monaco

Thu, 2014-05-22 01:42
Lewis Hamilton edges his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in first practice for the Monaco Grand Prix.

Dominican citizenship bill passed

Thu, 2014-05-22 01:34
Dominican lawmakers give final approval to a bill offering a path to citizenship to tens of thousands of immigrants born in the Dominican Republic.

S Korea's Park names ex-judge as PM

Thu, 2014-05-22 01:29
South Korean President Park Geun-hye nominates a new prime minister after the resignation of the previous one over the Sewol ferry disaster.

Miss Saigon heats up West End

Thu, 2014-05-22 01:24
The 25th anniversary revival of Miss Saigon has attracted an "incredibly young" audience, says theatre impresario Sir Cameron Mackintosh.

VIDEO: Kidnap victim 'so happy to see family'

Thu, 2014-05-22 01:11
A 25-year-old woman who went missing 10 years ago in California has spoken of her joy at being reunited with her family.

'How I made my first billion'

Thu, 2014-05-22 01:03
How a market trader became a billionaire

Your pictures: Squares

Thu, 2014-05-22 00:59
Readers' photos on the theme of "squares"

Tony Abbott says wink was 'mistake'

Thu, 2014-05-22 00:58
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says it was "regrettable" that he winked and smiled during a chat with a distressed voter.

Burner's £33m penalty plea rejected

Thu, 2014-05-22 00:52
A council is refused government help with a £33.7m penalty for cancelling the contract to build a controversial £500m waste incinerator.

VIDEO: Wild beavers 'destroy flood defences'

Thu, 2014-05-22 00:48
Wild beavers are making a return to several Perthshire rivers - delighting conservationists but upsetting some farmers.

NI electorate goes to the polls

Thu, 2014-05-22 00:22
Northern Ireland voters go to the polls on Thursday to decide who they want to represent them in the European parliament and on 11 new district councils.

VIDEO: Cheap chargers putting people at risk

Thu, 2014-05-22 00:21
The biggest risk posed by chargers is the availability of cheap generic options online according to fire and safety experts

Comet-chaser completes 'big burn'

Thu, 2014-05-22 00:08
Europe's Rosetta spacecraft takes a big step towards making its historic rendezvous with Comet 67P/C-G in August following a major orbit manoeuvre.
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