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Who inspires British sports women?

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 16:35
To kick off Women's Sport Week, BBC Sport asks some of Britain's leading sporting luminaries about their sporting idols.

Where's the toughest UK driving test?

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 16:21
Where's the toughest UK driving test centre?

The last man to do National Service

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 16:04
The very last man to do National Service

Wreck Of A 221-Year-Old Slave Ship Is Confirmed Off South Africa

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-31 15:58

The ship crashed while carrying 400 slaves from Mozambique to Brazil in 1794. It's the first discovery of a wreck that sank while carrying slaves. Artifacts will be displayed at the Smithsonian.

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SAS selection deaths inquest begins

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 15:53
An inquest into the deaths of three soldiers after a training exercise in the Brecon Beacons in Powys is due to start.

The manager behind rapper Tinie Tempah

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 15:33
The manager who helped Tinie Tempah's rise to stardom

Manufacturing growth pace 'slowing'

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 15:21
UK manufacturing is growing at a slower rate than expected as the sector loses momentum, engineering employers' body EEF says.

Employers of carers 'to pay pension'

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 15:15
Up to 100,000 people who employ personal carers are being warned they may now be legally liable to pay them pension contributions.

Purvis sets out constitution plan

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 15:13
Scottish Liberal Democrat peer Jeremy Purvis to set out plans for a new constitutional convention for the UK.

Benefits recipients 'living in fear'

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 15:12
UK government welfare reforms are making people live in "constant fear" of cuts to their benefits, according to a new study.

Fostered teenagers 'moved too often'

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 15:12
Campaign group survey finds almost half of fostered young people are already living with their third foster family.

Free childcare trial brought forward

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 15:10
Trials of a scheme to double free childcare for working parents in England will be brought forward a year, the prime minister is to say.

Ukraine conflict hurting its economy

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 15:09
The International Monetary Fund says Ukraine's economy is likely to shrink by a worse-than-expected 9% in 2015, as the continuing conflict takes its toll.

VIDEO: Is this the tree where Ebola started?

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 15:06
Filmmaker Dan Edge investigates why the Ebola crisis of 2014 was not contained sooner and visits the tree thought to be the source of the outbreak.

VIDEO: Spy star on move from Bollywood

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 15:02
One of the stars of new Hollywood blockbuster Spy, Nargis Fakhri, has been talking about making the transition from Bollywood.

VIDEO: Beijing smokers on city's smoking ban

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 15:01
Martin Patience tests the mood among Beijing diners ahead of the city introducing a ban on smoking in public.

VIDEO: Outcry over Egypt's death penalties

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 15:01
Egypt faces widespread criticism over the increasing numbers of Islamists being sentenced to death, reports the BBC's Sally Nabil.

Drug duo 'shrinks 60% of melanomas'

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 15:01
A pair of cancer drugs can shrink tumours in nearly 60% of people with advanced melanoma, a trial suggests.

VIDEO: Mohsni punch leads to Fir Park brawl

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 15:00
Rangers' Bilel Mohsni aims a punch and kick at Motherwell's Lee Erwin after the Scottish Premiership play-off.

'Sport teaches you not to give up'

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 15:00
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson on the power that sport has to improve women's lives.