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The story of how a tiny, 'annoying' coin was abolished

Tue, 2014-05-20 16:33
How an 'annoying' coin was abolished

Viewpoints: What priorities for EU?

Tue, 2014-05-20 16:31
Campaigning MEPs explain their EU priorities

Writers need 'a junkyard of the mind'

Tue, 2014-05-20 16:29
The significance of the notebook to a writer

The invisible killer threatening birds

Tue, 2014-05-20 16:24
Why windows can be deadly for migrating birds

Child maintenance 'agree or pay' call

Tue, 2014-05-20 16:02
A letter is being sent out to single parents in England, Scotland and Wales urging them to agree child maintenance amicably or face charges.

'Dump CO2 in empty UK gas fields'

Tue, 2014-05-20 15:29
The UK's exhausted oil and gas fields in the North Sea could be transformed into a lucrative dump for Europe's CO2 emissions, MPs say.

Can you keep a Secret?

Tue, 2014-05-20 15:26
Whispers, secrets and the return of web anonymity

World's first gaming mag may close

Tue, 2014-05-20 15:24
Computer and Video Games, which in 1981 was the world's first magazine dedicated to gaming, is facing closure.

Catching up with the class of '79

Tue, 2014-05-20 15:23
How you helped trace the children who talked politics

Fashion sales boost for high streets

Tue, 2014-05-20 15:22
Fashion retailers were the star performers on the high streets last month as overall sales and footfall edged up, a report finds.

Strike ballot at Dundee University

Tue, 2014-05-20 15:21
Staff at Dundee University announce a ballot over strike action against potential job losses, with 120 posts threatened.

US 'in denial' over poor maths

Tue, 2014-05-20 15:18
US in 'denial' over world maths standards

VIDEO: The Loo Lady: Walking tours of London's toilets

Tue, 2014-05-20 15:06
Rachel Erickson run Loo Tours, showing tourists round London's toilets and toilet history.

Why it pays to complain via Twitter

Tue, 2014-05-20 15:02
Why it pays to complain via Twitter

Brain research 'needs new strategy'

Tue, 2014-05-20 15:01
Animal models for Alzheimer's research are outdated and a more human-based approach is needed, say animal welfare groups.

French embarrassment over rail error

Tue, 2014-05-20 15:00
The French train operator SNCF has discovered that 2,000 new trains it ordered at a cost of 15bn euros are too wide for many regional platforms.

Morgan critical of England bowling

Tue, 2014-05-20 14:49
England Twenty20 captain Eoin Morgan criticises his side's bowlers following their nine-run loss to Sri Lanka at The Oval.

Street clashes force Farage no-show

Tue, 2014-05-20 14:33
Nigel Farage pulls out of a UKIP musical carnival after supporters clash in the street with protesters.

'Missing' Canadian dogs died in heat

Tue, 2014-05-20 14:18
A Canadian dogwalker admits six dogs in her care died of heatstroke in the back of her vehicle after previously saying they had been stolen.

Merkel and me, by Silvio Berlusconi

Tue, 2014-05-20 14:03
Berlusconi on friendship and fallings out with German leader
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