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'You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs': Russian sanctions will hurt the UK economy, Philip Hammond says
The Foreign Secretary says that new sanctions will affect our economy but the 'revulsion' felt over the downing of MH17 had spurred European leaders into action against Vladimir Putin
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:05:56 GMT)

Outrageous hotel charges: 13 of the worst
After a man was charged £75 for three bottles of water at a hotel in London, we look at other shocking charges around the world
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:15:50 GMT)

Skinny dipping this summer? Could end up with a criminal record, say police
Nude swimmers could be prosecuted - and even end up on the sex offenders register - warns the Police Service of Northern Ireland
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:41:32 GMT)

Let women 'pootle' in the slow lane while cycling, a former Labour minister says
Former Home Office minister Meg Hillier says Britain's rat run roads must be redesigned with fast and slow lanes to accomodate riders who want to "pootle" as well as "lycra-clad" commuters
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:30:09 GMT)

Bathers warned to stay away from Kent's billboard beach
Botany Bay is among nine beaches to be affected by a sewage discharge following severe storms
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:27:15 GMT)

Pictures of the day: 30 July 2014
Summer in the city, an extreme uni-cyclist and Usain Bolt and Prince Harry
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:25:42 GMT)

Ebola outbreak: virus "very serious threat" to Britain, Foreign Secretary says
Philip Hammond prepares to chair emergency Cobra meeting on the disease to decide 'measures' Britain needs to deal with the growing threat of the deadly virus
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:53:15 GMT)

Soft skills valued over technical knowledge in graduates
A report by education provider, Kaplan, suggests that graduate employers value confidence and effective communication over technical knowledge when recruiting
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:42:53 GMT)

A five a day diet of fruit and vegetables is best - more is pointless study finds
Five five portions of fruit and vegetables per day and no more cuts your risk of dying early, a study has found, contradicting recent findings suggesting optimum number may be seven servings.
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:30:39 GMT)

Pharrell wore Vivienne Westwood Buffalo hat 'to death', says designer
Andreas Kronthaler, Vivienne Westwood's co-designer and partner, says Pharrell Williams has worn her Buffalo hat 'to death'
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:30:34 GMT)

One in three people would not house ageing parents
A third of people would not want their parents to live with them if they needed full-time care, and 66 per cent have never discussed the issue with their mother or father, a survey reveals
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:30:05 GMT)

David Walliams will appear in The Boy in a Dress
David Walliams says he plans to appear in the television adaptation of his partially autobiographical novel The Boy in a Dress
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:28:25 GMT)

'Healthy' salads found to contain entire daily salt intake
Salads contain and unhealthy amount of salt and should not always be considered a healthy option, campaigners have warned
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:00:43 GMT)

Britain becomes 'sedentary nation' as people give up walking
People are venturing out of their homes less than ever before in most 'profound' changes for a generation
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:00:36 GMT)

World War One anniversary: meet the man with a trench in his garden
Meet the military historian with a 60ft trench in his back garden, an exact replica of the British system of ditches in Ypres used during the First World War
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:00:15 GMT)

Just one or two alcoholic drinks a day may trigger memory problems in old age: researcher
Drinking within current recommended limits of just one or two units a day may be enough to cause memory problems in old age, researchers have warned
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:00:03 GMT)

There's a little corner of an English field that's a monument to the Great War
Joe Shute meets the enthusiast who has built a network of replica trenches beside his Surrey home
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:00:00 GMT)

Blood test can predict risk of suicide
Researchers at John Hopkins University in Baltimore, US, found that variations in a single gene can be used to predict if someone is likely to take their own life
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:30:21 GMT)

Nigel Farage: David Cameron's EU benefits diatribe fools no one
It's not welfare abuse by immigrants but the number of them that is a drag on the nation, says Nigel Farage
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:20:57 GMT)

'Right to be forgotten' is unworkable, say peers
House of Lords report sets out opposition to controversial European court ruling which gave individuals an opportunity to have links deleted
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:01:22 GMT)

Legal action launched against British Airways over sex abuse claims
Lawyers for 16 African women and girls claim they were abused by Simon Wood, a BA first officer found dead last year
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:00:38 GMT)

Overweight doctors and nurses told to slim down by NHS chief
The 700,000 NHS staff classed as overweight or obese must shed their excess pounds in order to get a good example to patients, the head of the health service says
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:13:41 GMT)

Migrants working in Britain claim £5 billion a year in tax credits, figures show
Foreign nationals make up 17 per cent of Britain's 2.45 million child tax credit claimants, figures from HMRC show
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:10:49 GMT)

Duke of Cambridge in third royal photobomb at Commonwealth Games
The Duke of Cambridge appears unexpectedly in a photo behind Sir Chris Hoy making him the third royal to photobomb at the Commonwealth Games
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:17:21 GMT)

Labour resurrects plans for a 'death tax'
Andy Burnham says Labour should "embrace" a system where people pay a 15 per cent levy on their estates to pay for people's care in old age
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:00:57 GMT)

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