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Richard Dawkins: 'immoral' to allow Down's syndrome babies to be born
Atheist champion Richard Dawkins prompts fury with claim that it is 'immoral' not to abort babies with Down's syndrome
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:45:22 GMT)

Invasive terrapins to be removed from park
It is believed the terrapins were first dumped in London's Clissold Park by pet owners who no longer wanted them
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:26:01 GMT)

Viewing or sharing beheading video could be a criminal offence, police warn
As YouTube and Twitter suspend the accounts of people who share the graphic beheading video, Scotland Yard ones sharing it online could be a crime
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:21:39 GMT)

Lib Dems will still turn to Lord Rennard for advice, says Cable
Vince Cable claimed Lib Dem politicians would consult Lord Rennard on an unofficial basis even though the peer was not returning to the party in a full time
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:14:49 GMT)

Ecosystem found under Antarctic ice sheet raises hopes for alien life
Tiny rock-eating lifeforms have been discovered living half a mile beneath pack ice in Antarctica, raising the prospect that life could exist in similarly hostile environments such as Mars
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:04:38 GMT)

Sepsis is on the rise, warns medical expert
The rise in antibiotic resistance is leading to a growing number of deaths from sepsis, experts warn
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:02:17 GMT)

Seals not Europeans wiped out Native Americans
Europeans have long been blamed for wiping out 95 per cent of Native Americans by bringing foreign diseases to the New World. But a new study suggests seals could be to blame
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:31:07 GMT)

Trainspotting was better than health warnings in fight against drugs
Film and novel written by Irvine Welsh sent a powerful message about the harm drugs can do, according to former chief medical officer Sir Kenneth Calman
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:30:46 GMT)

Gardener dies after falling onto fence when pruning tree
Keen gardener is killed after falling onto spiked railings when cutting back the branches of a fir tree
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:27:36 GMT)

Aberdeen identified by EU researchers as 'stronghold' of Italian mafia
Report claims the Camorra, feared crime gang that originated in Naples, has a range of interests in Scotland's third city
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:22:06 GMT)

Barn owls 'threatened' by new legislation
Barn owls, red kites and corncrakes could be killed as invasive species under the Infrastructure Bill, claim experts from the Zoological Society of London
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:00:59 GMT)

Scottish independence referendum: the essential guide
Everything you need to know about the referendum on September 18: how it came about, the key arguments, what will happen on the day and how the future may look.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:53:15 GMT)

HSBC to cut e-Isa rates due to 'increasing market pressure'
HSBC has joined the throng of banks reducing Isa rates since the launch of 'super Isas', cutting it from 1.6pc to 1pc
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:49:54 GMT)

Lidl to launch 'on-trend' women's fashion range
German discount store Lidl is expanding into the fashion market with a new range of womenswear
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:43:38 GMT)

Woman hospitalised as miniature train derails at safari park
One woman trapped underneath the Jungle Express as overturns at Longleat suffers a broken leg
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:41:12 GMT)

Sir Ian Wood: 15 years of oil left before independent Scotland spending cuts
The North Sea's most eminent industry leader comes out against independence and warns rapidly depleting reserves means a separate Scotland could end up importing gas from England.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:40:40 GMT)

Private schools should charge foreign students higher fees, college founder claims
Foreign parents should be forced to pay more to send their children to private schools to prevent British families being priced out of the market, an educational entrepreneur claims
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:35:05 GMT)

Private schools should charge foreign students higher fees, college found claims
Foreign parents should be forced to pay more to send their children to private schools to prevent British families being priced out of the market, an educational entrepreneur claims
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:35:05 GMT)

Primus Saver rapped over £2 a month broadband claim
The Advertising Standards Authority ruled in favour of a customer who complained that his bill doubled after six months
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:28:03 GMT)

Police find priceless armour and paintings after tracking charity bag thefts
Tracking device placed in charity bags in an attempt to catch thieves led police to discover priceless suits of armour and paintings stolen from castle hundreds of miles away
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:15:51 GMT)

Tesco store swaps vegetables for booze ahead of Reading Festival
A Tesco store located near Reading Festival expects it to be "busier than Christmas" as 90,000 music fans arrive in town
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:12:19 GMT)

It's no surprise that James Foley's murderer had an English accent
We need to counter and undermine the narrative which makes the ideology of the Islamic State attractive to some young men in Britain, writes Ghaffar Hussain
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:08:02 GMT)

Second arrest over Tilbury shipping container death
Man, 33, from Londonderry, arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after immigrant is found dead in a shipping container in Essex
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:01:27 GMT)

How the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge started
The Internet is awash with viral videos of the rich and famous dousing themselves with buckets of ice cold water to raise money for charity, but how did this strange and amusing trend start?
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:37:27 GMT)

Paramedics rescue pensioner from 10-acre maze
Paramedics find their way through a maze to rescue an elderly woman who suffered a fall while exploring
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:23:53 GMT)

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