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Crunch talks on coal mine's future

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 21:13
A 30-day consultation starts on plans to mothball a coal mine in Neath Port Talbot, leading to redundancies.

S Korea doctor deepens Mers scare

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 21:02
A South Korean doctor disobeyed an order to stay away from the public after contracting Middle East Respiratory Syndrome from a patient, it has emerged.

Australia businessman Alan Bond dies

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 20:12
One of Australia's biggest corporate criminals, and winner of the America's Cup, Alan Bond dies aged 77 after heart surgery.

PM's EU talks 'of no significance'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 20:00
David Cameron is unlikely to achieve anything of significance as he seeks to renegotiate the UK's EU membership, former Chancellor Lord Lawson has said.

China shares in fresh seven-year high

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 19:30
Shares on mainland China reached a new seven-year high on Friday, with the Shanghai Composite reaching above 5,000 points for the first time since 2008.

US House backs Cuba travel curbs

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 19:06
The US House of Representatives votes to keep restrictions on US citizens travelling to Cuba, despite a recent thaw in relations.

102-hour football game breaks record

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 18:16
Footballers in Southampton are celebrating breaking the world record for the world's longest match after 102 hours of play.

Maths GCSE sparks Twitter outburst

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 18:01
A tricky GCSE maths question stumped thousands of students - but inspires them to take to Twitter to vent their anger and frustration.

Maggi noodles off Indian shelves

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 17:44
Nestle has said it is taking bestselling instant noodle brand Maggi off the shelves of Indian shops amid concerns about the product's safety.

Ruling due on disabled benefit delay

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 17:09
The High Court is expected to rule later on whether the government took too long to process benefit claims by two disabled people.

UK hiring reported as slow in May

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 17:07
The pace of UK hiring slowed down in May according to a report, as companies assessed the outcome of the general election.

University of North Carolina Charged With Five 'Level 1' Violations By NCAA

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-04 16:33

The NCAA has been looking into the case for several years, after allegations of widespread grade inflation for student athletes at the school.

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Tales from the launderette

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 16:21
Tales from an east London launderette

Can the KitKat shape be a trademark?

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 16:19
Can KitKat turn its shape into a trademark?

How do you instil good character?

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 16:17
How should children be taught to have good character?

Been and Gone: Oscar-winning costume designer and life-saving dog

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 16:16
The life-saving dog that patrolled a beach

Manics set for BBC Music Day concert

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 16:08
Manic Street Preachers, Lulu and Sir James Galway are among those involved in BBC Music Day, a nationwide celebration of music taking place in more than 10 UK towns and cities.

Watchdog warns on civil service cuts

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 16:04
Whitehall has failed to plan properly for the implications of past and future cuts to civil service staffing, the public spending watchdog warns.

College catch-up for GCSE failures

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 16:00
Why thousands of teenagers have to re-sit exams

Future of young 'at risk' from cuts

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 15:59
Town hall bosses say further funding cuts will put thousands of youngsters 'promising futures' at risk in England.

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