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Nuclear plant safety limit raised

Tue, 2014-06-03 18:59
The operator of a UK nuclear power station wants a key safety limit raised to allow the life of the reactor to be extended, the BBC learns.

Memorial for Bletchley codebreaker

Tue, 2014-06-03 18:53
A memorial service commemorating Raymond "Jerry" Roberts - a World War Two Bletchley Park codebreaker - takes place later.

FBI cracks down on laser attacks

Tue, 2014-06-03 18:18
In the face of an increased number of laser attacks on aircraft, the FBI has expanded a reward programme for information leading to arrests.

A risky campaign for a lost son

Tue, 2014-06-03 17:25
How a soldier's father waged a risky freedom campaign

VIDEO: Computex: Intel shows off new tech

Tue, 2014-06-03 17:23
Intel is showcasing a laptop with a 3D camera and motion control technology at the Computex show in Taiwan.

US seeks fresh China solar tariffs

Tue, 2014-06-03 17:21
The US Department of Commerce proposes fresh duties, and seeks to increase the scope of such tariffs, on Chinese solar panels.

Anti-slavery powers in Queen's Speech

Tue, 2014-06-03 17:00
Courts in England and Wales are set to get new powers to help protect victims of slavery in a new bill featuring in the Queen's Speech.

Queen's Speech - coalition’s last chance

Tue, 2014-06-03 16:55
The Queen's Speech - the coalition’s last chance

Gunshot residue 'matched accused'

Tue, 2014-06-03 16:48
Gunshot residue found on the body of a British man killed in Sri Lanka matches weapons found in the possession of the six accused men, a forensics expert tells a court.

AUDIO: Ice cream sprinkles prompt 999 call

Tue, 2014-06-03 16:43
Police have released a recording of a woman who dialled 999 to request help in a row over the number of sprinkles on an ice cream.

'Provocative' Rihanna ad restricted

Tue, 2014-06-03 16:25
A "provocative" poster advertising singer Rihanna's perfume is to be restricted to areas where children are unlikely to see it, a watchdog rules.

Arcade Fire: Dressing up and falling over

Tue, 2014-06-03 16:05
Arcade Fire on dressing up and falling over on stage

Stevenage: A Monaco without the sun?

Tue, 2014-06-03 16:01
How does Lewis Hamilton's home town compare?

Centenarians 'are outliving disease'

Tue, 2014-06-03 15:41
Centenarians have found a way to beat the common diseases of old age, such as cancer and heart disease, new research suggests.

Minister attacks myth of girls' jobs

Tue, 2014-06-03 15:39
A government minister is set to challenge a "persistent and debilitating myth that girls don't do science".

Practical skills 'needs more focus'

Tue, 2014-06-03 15:39
Too much attention has been paid to increasing the number of young people gaining a degree at the expense of vocational education, a report claims.

VIDEO: Bonham Carter: 'Tarantula bit my friend'

Tue, 2014-06-03 15:38
Actress Helena Bonham Carter and director Jean-Pierre Jeunet talk about their latest film The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet and why they want to work with each other again

VIDEO: The bike that 'teaches you to ride'

Tue, 2014-06-03 15:38
Can this machine really teach you to cycle in a few hours?

Exam subject range set to be cut back

Tue, 2014-06-03 15:38
Exam reforms in England will see tougher qualifications for some subjects - while others could be scrapped as GCSEs and A-levels.

Fatal probe sees busy road closed

Tue, 2014-06-03 15:34
Part of a busy Aberdeen road will be closed to allow further investigations into the death of a woman who was hit by a lorry.
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