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Therapies hope for major DNA project
A project aiming to revolutionise medicine by unlocking the secrets of DNA is under way in centres across England.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:01:58 GMT)

Whistle-blowers often victimised - MPs
The treatment of employees in public services who raise concerns about wrongdoing is often "shocking", a group of MPs says.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:08:31 GMT)

Edinburgh Festival Fringe begins
Thousands of performers from across the world are in Edinburgh for the start of the world's biggest arts festival.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:31:57 GMT)

Power station fire damages tower
A large fire breaks out at Ferrybridge C power station in West Yorkshire, causing the partial collapse of a tower.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:40:57 GMT)

Tory disquiet over Israel action
Conservative MPs put pressure on David Cameron to take a more robust stance with Israel over its actions in Gaza.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:44:45 GMT)

Gatwick staff to help with baggage
Gatwick Airport will bring in up to 45 of its own staff to help with luggage handling to ensure there is no repeat of last weekend's delays.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:39:40 GMT)

Aircraft crashes at Royal Navy event
An aircraft crashes on to the runway at the Royal Navy Culdrose Air Day in Cornwall.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:05:09 GMT)

Council staff to strike in October
Council workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will strike on 14 October in an ongoing pay dispute.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:51:12 GMT)

Weightlifter attack on Welsh athlete
An Australian weightlifter admits assaulting a member of the Welsh team at the Commonwealth Games.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:56:21 GMT)

Executive backs £78m cuts to budget
Stormont departments, excluding health and education, are to have their budgets cut by £78m as the executive agrees to endorse the June monitoring round.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:08:23 GMT)

Man arrested in Syria terror inquiry
A 23-year-old man is arrested in west London - and later bailed - on suspicion of raising money for terrorism in Syria.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:48:53 GMT)

Firefighters to strike over eight days
Firefighters in England and Wales are to stage a new series of strikes over eight days from 9 August in a row over conditions.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:43:16 GMT)

City of Culture boss appointed
The man behind the London 2012 Olympic ceremonies is chosen to deliver Hull's City of Culture programme in 2017.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:25:16 GMT)

Shop's 'Welsh' signs actually Gaelic
Shoppers in Caerphilly are left baffled by a store's new signs which, instead of Welsh, feature Scottish Gaelic words.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:30:57 GMT)

Woman left children alone for days
A woman living in Belfast who abandoned her three children at home overnight with no food is given a suspended six-month jail sentence.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:12:43 GMT)

Stormont cash to save aquarium
The Northern Ireland Executive approves almost £1m in funds for the threatened Exploris aquarium in Portaferry, County Down.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:51:13 GMT)

Man jailed after door banging death
A hammer-wielding drug addict is jailed after a woman suffered a heart attack and died when she was terrorised in her own home.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:42:34 GMT)

400 jobs saved in oil refinery sale
A sale is agreed on the closure-threatened Murco oil refinery in Milford Haven, safeguarding 400 jobs.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:35:51 GMT)

Child savours Games silver medal
Scottish hurdler Eilidh Child says winning silver at Glasgow 2014 is "one of the best moments" of her career.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:21:57 GMT)

New school closure rules take effect
New rules on school closures designed to ensure greater transparency and accurate information come into force across Scotland.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:31:09 GMT)

Appeal over CBBC actor's killing
Police hunting for a man wanted over the stabbing of a children's TV actor offer a £10,000 reward for information leading to his arrest and prosecution.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:21:05 GMT)

'Bullied' youngest councillor quits
Somerset's youngest county councillor resigns, citing "intimidation and bullying from other politicians".
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:02:02 GMT)

Hat-trick of golds for England gymnasts
England gymnasts Max Whitlock and Claudia Fragapane win their third gold medals of the Commonwealth Games with individual wins.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:33:10 GMT)

The inside story of the great Southampton sell-off
Broken pacts, discontent and a silent owner - sports reporter Ben Smith on the background to Saints' £92m player sale.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:06:00 GMT)

Cavalryman wins Goodwood Cup
Cavalryman comes through late on to win the Goodwood Cup, ahead of Ahzeemah and last year's winner Brown Panther.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:50:10 GMT)

The perils of the Streisand effect
If you want a piece of information about you suppressed, it may end up in wider circulation.
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:51:11 GMT)

American Vogue's first black cover girl
Beverly Johnson was told she would never be on the cover of Vogue - but she made history when she became the first black model to do just that.
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:57:40 GMT)

The dead dog that changed colour twice
A strange tale of dogs that used to collect money for charity - and carried on collecting after death.
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:19:20 GMT)

Minister wants end to animal testing
Norman Baker - the minister in charge of regulating animal experiments - tells the BBC he wants them to end.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:49:11 GMT)

Nato 'unprepared for Russia threat'
Nato is poorly prepared for an attack on a member state by Russia, a group of MPs warns in a report.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:35 GMT)

Academy trustee is new Ofsted chief
David Hoare, a trustee of a struggling academies chain, is announced by the government as the new chairman of schools regulator Ofsted.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:05:40 GMT)

VIDEO: House of Commons
Israel's response to rocket attacks must be "proportionate", insists a minister.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:41:42 GMT)

VIDEO: More handlers to tackle Gatwick bags
Gatwick Airport is bringing in extra staff of its own to handle baggage following chaotic scenes last weekend, when passengers were left waiting for up to three hours for luggage.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:39:07 GMT)

VIDEO: Immersive cinema: Is this the future?
Newsnight reports on the growing popularity of immersive entertainment.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:17:46 GMT)

VIDEO: Harry wants to get wounded working
The first ever Invictus Games, a series of para-sport events for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women, begin in September.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:54:34 GMT)

VIDEO: What was in WW1 British soldier's kit?
Military historian Andy Robertshaw talks through the uniform worn by soldiers in the British Expeditionary Force at the start of World War One.
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:05:29 GMT)

VIDEO: Is it a 'good' summer for insect bites?
An increasing number of people are falling prey to creatures like ticks, horseflies, midges and mosquitoes as warm, wet weather creates perfect breeding conditions for insects.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:16:09 GMT)

VIDEO: Modern slavery targeted in campaign
The government is launching the first nationwide campaign aimed at raising awareness of modern slavery in the UK.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:24:22 GMT)

VIDEO: Glasgow 2014 items for auction
The props, costumes and souvenirs from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony are being auctioned off.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:00:11 GMT)

VIDEO: The rise and rise of video blogs
Members of the 'millennial generation' are finding ways to earn a living from skills they learned not at school, but on social media.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:11:29 GMT)

Ukraine crisis creates UK tensions
Ukraine crisis creating high-level UK tensions, Mark Urban writes
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:30:03 GMT)

On the march with the Clydesider army
The volunteers keeping Glasgow's Games running smoothly
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:15:39 GMT)

Is show season making a comeback?
Why are country shows making a comeback?
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:57:55 GMT)

The very public NHS privatisation debate
Is privatisation of the NHS in England on the agenda?
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:51:43 GMT)

What happens to burned piers?
What happens next when fire destroys a popular seaside pier?
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:34:27 GMT)

Sir Bobby's legacy five years on
Sir Bobby Robson's legacy five years on
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:17:25 GMT)

After Blue Monday, seize Thursday
Is this the day to set yourself a new challenge?
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:08:16 GMT)

'Genetic revolution' on front pages
Papers see hope for cancer treatment in DNA mapping project
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:59:34 GMT)

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