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Digging for Britain's real-life war horses

Archaeologists from the University of Bristol have teamed up with school children, veterans of modern conflict and other [..]


 
 

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How Hamish Mitchell Cotts feeds his hungry brood on just £100 a week

Hamish Mitchell Cotts and his family are among those featured in a BBC documentary into Britain's eating habits. Here, the [..]


 
 

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Former minister Pat McFadden gets Europe brief in Labour mini-reshuffle

New Europe spokesman promises to make hard-headed, patriotic case for Britain to stay in the EUEd Miliband has brought in [..]


 
 

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Why there are so many spiders in Britain's homes this year

Giant spiders are invading Britain's homes - if media reports this year are anything to go by. But are they dangerous? [..]


 
 

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Britain threatens Internet 'trolls' with two years in jail

People found guilty of Internet "trolling" in Britain could be jailed for up to two years under government proposals [..]


 
 

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Is Shetland the cheapest and loveliest place in the UK to build your own ho

Within the next 12 months, about seven million people in Britain will research building their own property.


 
 

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Maggie Smith honored by Queen Elizabeth

British royalty has met acting aristocracy, as Britain's Queen Elizabeth II bestowed an honor on Maggie Smith during a [..]


 
 

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Button may swap F1 for endurance bid

Britain's Jenson Button may switch to the world endurance championship unless he lands a competitive seat in F1 for 2015.


 
 

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Week ahead: Becoming Dry in the South - Very mild then cooler, Oct 17 - 09:

Pressure Building in the South Next Week Deep low pressure to the west of Ireland tracks north of Scotland and away from [..]


 
 

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EU has one last chance to reform, says David Cameron

Prime minister, under pressure after two defections to Ukip, adopts stronger rhetoric on potential break from BrusselsDavid [..]


 
 

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Study shows rock gobies use rapid color change camouflage to hide from pred

Research from the University of Exeter has revealed that the rock goby (Gobius paganellus), an unassuming little fish [..]


 
 

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UK unemployment rate falls to 6.0%, lowest since Lehman Brothers collapsed

Britains jobless rate has hit a near six-year low, but wage growth is still lagging inflationUK unemployment data - new [..]


 
 

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MPs vote to recognise Palestinian state, adding to pressure on Israel

Ed Miliband among MPs who back symbolic move in emotional debate in House of CommonsMPs including the Labour leader, Ed [..]


 
 

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Invasion of the killer shrimp: Study finds invasive foreign creatures are o

A Cambridge University study has found that species from Turkey and Ukraine, including the killer shrimp, pictured, are [..]


 
 

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Britain on brink of freshwater species 'invasion' from south east Europe

Five of the most high-risk freshwater invaders from the Ponto-Caspian region around Turkey and Ukraine are now in Britain - [..]

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Britain's Got Talent 2011: Amanda Holden attacked by man dressed as pigeon

Amanda Holden took flight after a man dressed as a six-foot pigeon tried to pounce on her as he auditioned for Britain's Got [..]


 
 

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BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Shrek's put a smile back on my face

Amanda Holden's heart may be aching, but her funny bone is clearly still in good shape. The actress and Britain's Got Talent [..]


 
 

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UK Forecast: Windy and colder - Snow showers, Dec 12 - 16:31

Tuesday A windy day to come and colder today with gales in the north and west. These become severe across the north from [..]


 
 

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Brian Cox: Life on Mars, 2nd law of thermodynamics and date world will end

How did Britain's top TV scientist go from touring alongside Take That to working on the Large Hadron Collider?


 
 

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Sarah Harding, Kayla Collins, Pauly D, Vinny Guadagnino at London Jersey Sh

It's MTV's most watched show ever, with eight million viewers watching the antics of a group of young Italian Americans [..]


 
 

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Britain's David Cameron defends opt-out from new EU treaty

Prime Minister David Cameron says Britain will remain a full member of the European Union despite opting out of an economic [..]


 
 

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Kelly Rowland make-up tips: Get the X Factor judge's look with Pixiwoo

Britain's top make-up team create celeb looks for you..


 
 

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Barroso attacks Cameron over EU veto

European commission president José Manuel Barroso said that talks dragged on into the early hours because Britain would not [..]


 
 

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Unmade in Britain | Gavin James Bower

Shifting manufacturing jobs overseas has been 'good business', says TV presenter Evan Davis. Tell that to the northMade in [..]


 
 

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Boy George, Piers Morgan among Twitter users who 'leak' soccer player affai

A world-famous soccer player's attempt to cover up an extramarital affair through legal maneuvering has blown up in his face [..]


 
 

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Britain's Got Talent 2011: Simon Cowell gets ribbed over Cheryl Cole's X Fa

Simon Cowell made his eagerly-anticipated return to Britain's Got Talent for the first live semi-final - and instantly got [..]


 
 

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Libyan rebels honor 'martyrs'

After the battle for Port Brega, rebels bury more fighters, including a man who had returned from Britain to check on family [..]


 
 

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Royal wedding as seen by kids: King William will marry a stranger and they'

People across Britain are getting ready for the royal wedding tomorrow, but what does it mean to children?


 
 

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David and Victoria Beckham pregnancy: from Spice Girl to fashion royalty

From the early days as a member of one of Britain's most successful girlbands Victoria Beckham, the former Spice Girl, [..]


 
 

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Lloyds Bank cuts another 200 jobs taking the tally to 26,200

Unite is calling on the new boss of Lloyds Banking Group, António Horta-Osório, to step in and halt cutsThe job toll at [..]

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Looting with the lights on | Naomi Klein

The riots in Britain were political – and they are part of a wider global anger at governments that commit daylight robberyI [..]


 
 

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Overseas workers preferred to unskilled school leavers in job market

Unemployment in 16-24 age group set to rise further as demand for skilled workers from abroad at record levels, says [..]


 
 

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Google's Eric Schmidt says British education system obsessed with 'luvvy' s

Dr Eric Schmidt said there was a lack of students taking science and engineering in Britain and that something must be done [..]


 
 

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Hoff to be dropped from 'Britain's Got Talent'

David Hasselhoff is being dropped as a judge from "Britain's Got Talent," reports The Sun.


 
 

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Madonna says she identifies with Wallis Simpson

There may be few people better suited than Madonna to tell the story of the two-time American divorcee for whom Britain's [..]


 
 

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Fears of slowdown grow as industrial production figures fall

Economists alarmed after Office for National Statistics figures show unexpected 0.2% decline in July's industrial [..]


 
 

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George Osborne given stark warning on cuts' impact

Institute for Fiscal Studies says chancellor's plan will cause 10% drop in family living standardsGeorge Osborne's austerity [..]


 
 

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Week ahead: Staying unsettled - Rain & showers, Sep 16 - 07:20

Feeling chilly The unsettled spell of weather is expected to continue across the United Kingdom for much of the upcoming [..]


 
 

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Balls unveils Labour growth plan

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls unveils a five-point plan to kick start Britain's economy in a speech to the Labour Party conference.


 
 

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Vision science helps to rescue John Martin's vision of destruction

Psychologist Tim Smith describes how a painting was saved by a combination of eye-tracking technology, Photoshop and [..]


 
 

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CITY FOCUS: High Street gloom forces Argos to tune into TV

TV shopping has been a surprise bright spot for Britain's battered High Street giants, hit hard by slumping sales in the [..]


 
 

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Morning Call: Gales - Heavy rain, Oct 17 - 06:02

Rain moving south tonight A windy day and look for heavy rain to come in across the northern part of Britain today, [..]


 
 

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Chart: How much does Britain pay into the EU and what does it get back?

Does Britain really put much more into Europe than it gets out? How have our contributions risen and fallen? This chart [..]


 
 

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Plan B could have been even more aggressive – but it would definitely wor

Without a state that has the capacity to stimulate enterprise, UK will be stuck with dysfunctional structures that led us [..]


 
 

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Common gene mutation raises risk of life-threatening aneurysms

Discovery will help scientists to unravel the biological mechanisms behind the life-threatening swellings in [..]