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Glasgow 2014 'was under budget'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 16:47
The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games cost taxpayers £37m less than budgeted, according to a report by the public spending watchdog.

New Cuba US phone link established

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 16:44
Cuba and the United States re-established direct telephone links for the first time in 15 years, Cuba's state telecommunications company says.

Sri Lanka pledges war crimes inquiry

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 16:17
Sri Lanka's president Maithripala Sirisena tells the BBC he hopes to set up an inquiry into alleged war crimes committed in the civil war within a month.

Thursday's gossip column

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 16:12
Vidic to re-join Man Utd, Alves to sign for PSG, Wenger wants Cech and more.

MPs fear postal market changes

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 16:12
MPs have called on the postal regulator to show that it can react swiftly to changes in the postal market.

Farage on race, Clarkson's 'steak ta ta' - papers

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 16:06
UKIP leader Nigel Farage's suggestion that equality laws should be scrapped leads some papers, while others focus on Jeremy Clarkson's BBC suspension.

UN failing Syrians say charities

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 16:05
A group of 21 aid agencies says the UN Security Council has failed to implement resolutions meant to secure protection and help for civilians in Syria.

VIDEO: Are we ready for a truckers' Budget?

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 16:01
What lorry drivers want from the Budget

Road safety comparison website axed

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 15:58
The Department for Transport is axing a website comparing data about car accidents in England because of a lack of interest.

MPs criticise England cancer services

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 15:56
The push to improve cancer services in England has "lost momentum" in the past two years, says a report from the Commons Public Accounts Committee.

VIDEO: Has the world failed Syria's civilians?

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 15:51
A report by a global coalition of aid agencies says the United Nations Security Council has failed in its duty to end the four-year-long war in Syria.

Filmmaker Richard Glatzer, Who Wrote, Directed 'Still Alice,' Dies At 63

NPR News - Wed, 2015-03-11 15:50

The cause was complications of ALS. He is survived by his husband, Wash Westmoreland, who co-wrote and co-directed Still Alice. They are also known for their 2006 film Quinceanera.

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Hislop says private-state school gap widening

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 15:46
Ian Hislop says private-state school gap widening

White House car crash investigated

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 15:25
Two senior US Secret Service agents are under investigation after a car crash at the White House.

The amputee who impersonates celebrities with her stump

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 15:22
'I dress my stump up to look like celebrities'

Should the lynx be reintroduced to Britain?

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 15:20
Plans are being developed to reintroduce the Eurasian lynx to Britain - but would it be a sensible idea?

Why not introduce more NHS charges?

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 15:19
Fees were introduced for prescriptions, dentistry and spectacles in the early 1950s when money was tight. Could more charges be the answer to today's financial problems?

Marina: 'Co-writing is killing pop'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 15:11
Marina and the Diamonds says co-writing is killing pop

How we use the word toxic

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 15:10
The strange way the word 'toxic' came into English

How Top Gear conquered the world

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-11 15:08
How Top Gear drove into town all over the world

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