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The Election Vocabularist pt I

Thu, 2015-04-09 01:08
The history of words we use at election time is often rich and sometimes surprising.

UK trade deficit widens in February

Thu, 2015-04-09 01:04
The UK trade deficit widened in February by more than expected, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.

'Unacceptable' care at hospital

Thu, 2015-04-09 01:02
A damning report criticises patient health and staff safety at Swansea's Cefn Coed Hospital.

VIDEO: LIVE: Fallon speech on defence plans

Thu, 2015-04-09 00:57
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon outlines the Conservatives' manifesto commitment to build four new nuclear missile-armed submarines.

VIDEO: Keeping tabs on basking sharks

Thu, 2015-04-09 00:49
Scientists are hoping to find out more about elusive basking sharks by tagging them in waters off Cornwall.

VIDEO: Live: Labour education plan launch

Thu, 2015-04-09 00:26
Labour unveils its education manifesto, including guaranteed individual careers advice for teenagers.

VIDEO: Dramatic cycling pile-up in Belgium

Thu, 2015-04-09 00:14
Watch as a number of riders are caught up in a major crash in the final kilometre of the Scheldeprijs race in Belgium.

UKIP candidate 'is veteran porn star'

Thu, 2015-04-09 00:03
A UKIP candidate standing in local elections in Bristol is revealed as a veteran porn star with 40 years' experience in the adult film industry.

First new pylon type constructed

Thu, 2015-04-09 00:03
The first new design of electricity pylon in almost 90 years has been erected at a test site in Nottinghamshire.

Family 'stranded' due to air strike

Wed, 2015-04-08 23:52
A Northern Ireland family stranded in Spain due to the French air traffic controllers' strike criticise how their airline handled the situation.

Global education targets missed

Wed, 2015-04-08 23:41
The promise that all children globally would have primary education by 2015, pledged by world leaders in 2000, has officially not been achieved.

Your pictures: United Arab Emirates

Wed, 2015-04-08 23:26
Readers pictures from the United Arab Emirates.

Riddles of Moon's origin resolved

Wed, 2015-04-08 23:22
Three new studies address some of the riddles posed by our best explanation for the origin of the Moon - which begins with a cataclysmic collision.

VIDEO: Scottish leaders in TV election debate

Wed, 2015-04-08 23:17
The SNP would only press for another independence referendum if something "material changed", the party's leader says.

Row over China anchor's Mao comments

Wed, 2015-04-08 23:14
A top Chinese TV anchor is taken off air after a video emerges showing him insulting Chairman Mao at a dinner party.

Co-op Group questions party political funding

Wed, 2015-04-08 23:10
The UK's biggest mutual organisation will vote on whether to stop financially supporting the Co-op Party, which has strong ties to Labour.

House prices 'up 0.4% in March'

Wed, 2015-04-08 23:10
House prices rose by 0.4% in March compared with the previous month but the annual rate of property price growth slowed, the Halifax says.

India software chief guilty of fraud

Wed, 2015-04-08 23:07
A court in India finds the former head of Satyam Computers and nine others guilty in one of the country's biggest ever corporate scandals.

Co-operative Group returns to profit

Wed, 2015-04-08 23:01
The Co-operative Group says it made a profit of £124m last year, helped by its food and funerals businesses performing "robustly".

Vaughan 'open' to replacing Downton

Wed, 2015-04-08 22:42
Former England captain Michael Vaughan says he is "more than open" to a job with English cricket's governing body.

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