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SSE Airtricity reduces its prices

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 03:53
Energy provider SSE Airtricity is to drop natural gas prices by 7.8% and electricity prices by 8%.

The Past Of 'Jihadi John': Early Run-Ins And Radicalization

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 03:51

There are two narratives about Mohammed Emwazi's past that attempt to explain how he went from a well-to-do background to being internationally notorious.

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'Devo Manc' and the NHS

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 03:46
Greater Manchester is to take control of its health budget from April this year. While details are still to emerge, it's a significant move.

Pakistan climbers' 'killers' escape

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 03:44
Two militants on trial for killing a group of mountaineers in Pakistan in 2013 have broken out of prison, police say.

'Jihadi John': PM defends authorities

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 03:37
The prime minister defends the security services amid criticisms they failed to stop the Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John" from travelling to Syria.

The Apprentice v The Master

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 03:37
Why England's novice fly-half George Ford could well shatter the poise of Ireland's master, Jonny Sexton, writes Tom Fordyce.

Tories are true 'party of Wales'

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 03:33
The Conservatives are the true "party of Wales", the prime minister tells the party's Welsh conference in Cardiff.

Van Persie out with ankle problem

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 03:32
Robin van Persie could be out for more than two weeks with an ankle problem, says Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal.

VIDEO: Why is IS smashing statues in Iraq?

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 03:29
The Islamic State (IS) group has released a video appearing to show the destruction of statues in Iraq. Why is it doing this?

Everton face Dynamo Kiev in last 16

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 03:24
Everton face a trip to conflict-torn Ukraine after being drawn against Dynamo Kiev in the last 16 of the Europa League.

Google buys .app web domain for $25m

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 03:24
Google has purchased the website address .app in an auction held by the organisation which assigns web domains.

Day in pictures: 27 February 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 03:22
Images from around the world: 27 February

Man cleared of dog walker murder

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 03:11
A 21-year-old man is cleared of murdering 53-year-old Jean Campbell in a Glasgow park.

Baby killed unlawfully inquest finds

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 03:09
A coroner records a verdict of unlawful killing in the inquest of a seven-month-old baby who died at the hands of her mother.

'Despicable' window cleaner jailed

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 03:07
A "despicable" window cleaner who tied up a pensioner, threatened her into silence and stole £15 is sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Gary Glitter jailed for 16 years

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 03:05
Ex-singer Gary Glitter jailed for 16 years for historical sex abuse against three girls between 1975-1980.

Spaniards 'joined Ukraine rebels'

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 03:03
Authorities in Spain arrest eight people accused of travelling to eastern Ukraine to fight alongside pro-Russian rebels.

Start date for 'Devo Manc' NHS plan

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 03:02
Greater Manchester will begin taking control of its health budget from April after a devolution agreement is signed by the Chancellor George Osborne.

PODCAST: Purifying water

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-02-27 03:00

Is a little less growth just fine? There's more to life than GDP, after all. After an analysis by government statisticians of the last three months, it turns out the economy did not grow 2.6 percent, it grew at more like 2.2 percent. More on that. The Credit Card industry has set a deadline of October 2015 to get more secure microchip-enabled credit cards in the hands of consumers to replace outdated magnetic stripe cards. A recent survey by CreditCards.com found that the industry is lagging behind this deadline, and that only a third of people have chip and pin credit cards. It’s a system widely used in other countries – so why is the rollout so slow here in the US? And D.C. is also taking its sewage and wringing out the methane in it, both to burn it for electricity for its own use, and to sell it. The future is to give up notion that some water is "pure" - it's got stuff in it, and water utilities are getting into the business of making as money as they can by getting it back to drinkable.

Stamp prices set to increase by 1p

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 02:45
The cost of first and second class stamps are each to rise by 1p from 30 March, Royal Mail announces.

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