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Government welfare policy expanded

Thu, 2014-06-19 16:12
The government's flagship welfare policy, Universal Credit, is set to be introduced in 90 jobcentres across north-west England, the work and pensions secretary says.

Caution: Elves

Thu, 2014-06-19 16:03
The country where 'hidden folk' can stop traffic

Quiz of the week's news

Thu, 2014-06-19 16:01
The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.

The macabre world of books bound in human skin

Thu, 2014-06-19 15:59
The macabre world of books bound in human skin

VIDEO: Highlights: Japan 0-0 Greece

Thu, 2014-06-19 15:56
10-man Greece hold out for a 0-0 draw against Japan in their 2014 World Cup Group C match at the Estadio das Dunas in Natal.

Council report due on baby ashes

Thu, 2014-06-19 15:55
A City of Edinburgh Council report into the cremation of babies at Mortonhall Crematorium in the capital is due to be released later.

Call for controls on fixed-odds bets

Thu, 2014-06-19 15:55
Gamblers in Glasgow bet more than £200m a year on controversial Fixed Odds Betting Terminals , an investigation has revealed.

Worms live longer when starved

Thu, 2014-06-19 15:44
Tiny nematode worms "stop ageing" when they are starved and can go on to live twice as long as normal, a new study shows.

VIDEO: Crossing Mexico in a 'spacecraft'

Thu, 2014-06-19 15:28
How two men crossed Mexico on abandoned train tracks

Confidence falls in Big Bang signal

Thu, 2014-06-19 15:25
Scientists who claimed to have found a pattern in the sky left by the super-rapid expansion of space just fractions of a second after the Big Bang say they are now less confident of their result.

VIDEO: Clint Eastwood's musical make-over

Thu, 2014-06-19 15:16
Clint Eastwood takes his inspiration from the stage as he adapts Broadway and West End hit Jersey Boys for the big screen

VIDEO: Miss Trunchbull shows softer side

Thu, 2014-06-19 15:15
The Royal Shakespeare Company presented a 'relaxed performance' of Matilda The Musical for the first time

Financial markets: Calm before the storm?

Thu, 2014-06-19 15:00
Are investors overplaying their hand?

Anthrax risk for 75 scientists in US

Thu, 2014-06-19 14:08
As many as 75 people working at the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) may have been exposed to live anthrax bacteria and are receiving treatment.

How England players rated against Uruguay

Thu, 2014-06-19 13:46
Phil McNulty assesses the performance of the players involved in England's 2-1 defeat by Uruguay at the 2014 Fifa World Cup.

Argentina shares fall on debt fears

Thu, 2014-06-19 13:33
Argentina's stock market falls 4.9% after the country's cabinet chief said there would be no delegation to the US to negotiate with bondholders over a $1.3bn debt.

World Cup: Uruguay 2-1 England

Thu, 2014-06-19 13:28
England need Italian help to progress after Uruguay striker Luis Suarez's brace condemns them to a 2-1 Fifa World Cup defeat.

Train derailment causes delays

Thu, 2014-06-19 13:28
A derailed freight train at Crewe causes overhead wire problems and delays to trains.

In pictures: Key images from Uruguay v England

Thu, 2014-06-19 13:22
All the best pictures from Thursday's World Cup Group D game in Sao Paulo as England lose to Uruguay to leave them on the brink of an early exit.

VIDEO: The gemstone mined by child labour

Thu, 2014-06-19 13:16
The precious blue tanzanite stone has become one of the most coveted gemstones in the world, but it is mined by underage workers in Mererani, Tanzania.
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