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Rescued suspected migrants questioned

Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 04:17:06 GMT
Immigration enforcement officials are continuing to question 20 people, including two children, rescued from an inflatable boat off the Kent coast on Sunday.
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Cambridge skeletons Black Death study

Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 00:15:07 GMT
Hundreds of skeletons found under a Cambridge University college could help to map the effect of the Black Death on a medieval town's population.
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Oldest theatre marks 250th anniversary

Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 00:13:10 GMT
Bristol Old Vic theatre, the oldest continuously working theatre in Britain, marks its 250th anniversary.
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Most expensive UK seaside towns named

Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 00:32:32 GMT
The UK's most expensive seaside town is Sandbanks in Dorset, with the average house price there nearly £665,000, according to a report.
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Dreamland calls in administrators

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 13:02:54 GMT
The operators of vintage Margate amusement park Dreamland call in administrators.
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'Middle class rap' lapped up by runners

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 11:50:47 GMT
A "middle class rap" performed by a Parkrun organiser clocks up more than 25,000 views on Facebook.
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Girl, 4, fatally struck by car

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 09:16:46 GMT
A four-year-old girl dies after being hit by a car on South Tyneside.
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Police treat goth attack as hate crime

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 09:47:30 GMT
Police treat an unprovoked attack on a teenage goth who was left with a shattered jaw and broken nose as a hate crime.
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Man stabbed to death in north London

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 07:29:20 GMT
A murder investigation begins after a man is found with fatal stab wounds in north London.
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Girl, 12, hurt in jet ski crash

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 19:22:49 GMT
A 12-year-old girl is airlifted to hospital after being injured in a jet ski crash off the Hampshire coast.
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On-the-run sex offender arrested

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 09:43:02 GMT
A "dangerous" sex offender who was on the run from HMP Leyhill, near Bristol, is found and arrested.
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Medic urges mediation over care rows

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 10:42:47 GMT
The NHS could save millions of pounds if families and doctors were offered mediation when they disagreed on a treatment, a leading consultant says.
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Didcot men 'could have been rescued'

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 13:27:32 GMT
A pause in the search for three men thought to have died in the Didcot power station collapse could have cost them their lives, an MP claims.
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Bus tour to mark Barnsley's Wembley win

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 23:16:31 GMT
Barnsley Football Club will mark its promotion to the Championship with an open-top bus tour of the town later.
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Tiny figures hidden in giant web

Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 00:10:24 GMT
Hundreds of tiny figures are hidden in a giant web woven around a former mill.
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Hamilton wins epic Monaco Grand Prix

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 18:20:02 GMT
Lewis Hamilton wins a close battle with Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo in a thrilling Monaco GP to re-ignite his title campaign.
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Sri Lanka stall England victory bid

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 17:51:02 GMT
Sri Lanka mount a belated fightback with the bat, reaching 309-5 to delay England's push for victory in the second Test.
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Barnsley 3-1 Millwall

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 16:39:51 GMT
Barnsley seal promotion to the Championship as a fast start sets up their League One play-off final win over Millwall.
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VIDEO: Osborne: Tax credits a 'judgement call'

Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2015 15:36:15 GMT
The Chancellor tells the Treasury Select Committee he is 'comfortable' with his decision on tax credits
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VIDEO: 'World's biggest' bouncy castle arrives

Date: Sat, 28 May 2016 10:36:28 GMT
Festival-goers are invited to have a go on what is claimed to be the world's largest bouncy castle.
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VIDEO: Bus engulfed by fire after 'explosion'

Date: Fri, 27 May 2016 22:24:44 GMT
About 20 people escaped from a bus in Nottingham shortly before it was destroyed by fire.
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Topiary cats take social media by storm

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 23:07:18 GMT
Artist's pet project transforms hedges
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Too tainted? Businesses called 'Isis'

Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 00:17:39 GMT
The businesses struggling with the Isis brand
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Who deserves a blue plaque?

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 00:32:21 GMT
Who deserves to be remembered?
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Elbows, skulls and holy hands

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 00:46:03 GMT
Venerating England's saintly relics
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England's Big Picture

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 08:29:40 GMT
Showcasing the best images sent to us from around England
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Abacus @ Saturday, 15th January, 2011

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'Guarantees needed if Tata pulls sale'

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 08:43:33 GMT
Tata would need to give guarantees it is in the UK steel industry for the long run if it scraps its planned sale of plants, Stephen Kinnock says.
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Davies blames EU splits for Tory losses

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 07:30:53 GMT
Lack of Tory unity on the EU, challenges for the UK government and UKIP all contributed to Tory losses at the Assembly elections, the Welsh Tory leader says.
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Didcot men 'could have been rescued'

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 13:27:32 GMT
A pause in the search for three men - including one from Swansea - thought to have died in the Didcot power station collapse could have cost their lives, an MP claims.
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England 27-13 Wales

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 16:05:53 GMT
England score five tries to beat Wales at Twickenham, ahead of next month's southern hemisphere tours.
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Man charged with child abduction bid

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 12:56:05 GMT
A man from Denbighshire is charged with attempted child abduction and drink driving.
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Rare virus hits record-breaking runner

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 15:47:07 GMT
A world record-breaking runner and celebrity performance coach from Cardiff says he is "lucky to be alive" after being struck down by a rare virus.
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Casting the next Bond 'not a democracy'

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 08:47:45 GMT
Casting the next James Bond is "not a democracy", the director Sam Mendes says at the Hay Festival.
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Firms 'should be flexible' during Euros

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 00:02:20 GMT
Firms should be flexible with staffing during the Euro 2016 football tournament, which begins on 10 June, the conciliation service Acas says.
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Stars come out for youth festival

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 13:45:12 GMT
One of Europe's biggest youth festivals - the Urdd Eisteddfod - begins on Sunday with an opening concert in Flintshire.
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Bale eyes Euro glory after Real title

Date: Sat, 28 May 2016 22:16:54 GMT
Gareth Bale targets Euro 2016 glory with Wales after claiming his second Champions League title with Real Madrid.
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100 jobs at risk at coach company

Date: Sat, 28 May 2016 13:14:58 GMT
About 100 jobs could be at risk at a Pembrokeshire coach company which intends to file for administration.
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Plans to improve harbour unveiled

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 11:20:33 GMT
Plans to enhance part of New Quay's historical harbour in Ceredigion by building a new jetty are unveiled to the public.
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What does it means for Wales?

Date: Tue, 05 Apr 2016 09:28:44 GMT
All you need to know about Wales, its relationship with the EU and the coming referendum
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Bale 'better' ahead of San Siro return

Date: Fri, 27 May 2016 17:12:54 GMT
Wales star Gareth Bale is a 'better player' for being at Real Madrid
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Final sentence for historic court

Date: Fri, 27 May 2016 06:03:20 GMT
A look back at some of the key dates in Carmarthen court's 250-year history
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EU referendum: A 'gut-feeling' decision?

Date: Fri, 27 May 2016 12:39:08 GMT
Political editor Nick Servini says the EU referendum passes the 'pub test'
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Migration: A postcard from Pill

Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 14:07:03 GMT
What do people living in Newport think about migration?
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VIDEO: Runner determined to battle rare virus

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 16:28:10 GMT
A world record-breaking runner and celebrity performance coach from Cardiff says he is "lucky to be alive" after being struck down by a rare virus.
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VIDEO: Man records flash flooding outside home

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 16:10:54 GMT
A Swansea resident records an incident of flash flooding outside his front door in the Brynmill area of the city.
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VIDEO: Staff watching Euro 2016 'morale boost'

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 10:53:53 GMT
Football fan David Collins, from Cwmbran, says managers should allow staff to watch Euro 2016 games as it would "boost morale" in the workforce.
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VIDEO: Olympic athletes 'not focused on Zika'

Date: Sat, 28 May 2016 17:45:36 GMT
Welsh athletes heading to the Rio Olympics are not concerned about the Zika virus as their main focus is being picked, Sport Wales' elite performance director says.
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VIDEO: Dragonboats roar across reservoir

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 13:48:13 GMT
Llys y Fran Country Park in Pembrokeshire hosts the Welsh Dragonboat Championships
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VIDEO: Dolphins spotted off Gower coast

Date: Sat, 28 May 2016 15:40:16 GMT
A playful pod of dolphins are spotted off the Gower coast.
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Abacus @ Saturday, 15th January, 2011

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'Most expensive' seaside town revealed

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 23:00:23 GMT
North Berwick has become Scotland's most expensive seaside town, according to new research by the Bank of Scotland.
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Arrests after body found near canal

Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 05:14:48 GMT
Two men are arrested following the death of a 27-year-old man whose body was discovered near a canal in Falkirk.
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Surgical care shake-up and defeat by Italy

Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 05:53:38 GMT
A shake-up of surgical care in Scotland and defeat by Italy feature on the front pages of the Scottish papers.
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Father and son bikers in caravan crash

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 16:51:34 GMT
A 12-year-old boy is in a serious condition in hospital after a collision involving his father's motorbike and a car towing a caravan.
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Woman airlifted after car crash

Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 06:09:40 GMT
A woman is airlifted to hospital suffering from serious injuries after a car crash on the A82 in the Highlands.
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Impressive Murray into last eight

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 17:20:52 GMT
Britain's Andy Murray beats John Isner in straight sets to reach the quarter-finals of the French Open in Paris.
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Man rescued after blaze at flat

Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 05:26:13 GMT
A 26-year-old man is rescued by firefighters after a blaze broke out in the kitchen of a flat in Glenrothes in Fife.
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Italy 1-0 Scotland

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 20:41:05 GMT
The first of Scotland's friendlies ends with an insipid defeat by Italy in Malta with Graziano Pelle netting the only goal.
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Cathedral concern over Jutland service

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 11:33:46 GMT
Stone masons are called in to inspect part of St Magnus Cathedral in Orkney ahead of a major event on Tuesday.
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Man dies of stab wounds in street attack

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 17:40:35 GMT
A man dies in hospital after he is found with stab wounds in Tweed Avenue in Kirkcaldy on Saturday afternoon.
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'Positive line' in street death inquiry

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 13:57:45 GMT
Police are following a positive line of inquiry after a man died in a street disturbance in Girvan, South Ayrshire.
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Two men rescued after dinghy capsize

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 11:15:38 GMT
Two men are rescued after their dinghy capsizes as they return to a yacht moored off the Isle of Skye.
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VIDEO: Could Scottish votes keep Britain in EU?

Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 18:26:25 GMT
Polls in Scotland have consistently suggested that around two thirds of Scots are in favour of remaining in the EU and Scotland is the most pro-EU part of Britain.
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Dundee's Royal Arch remade in cardboard

Date: Fri, 27 May 2016 21:33:37 GMT
The Dundee landmark that is to be built again out of cardboard boxes - then demolished
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How Scotland helped sink the Bismarck

Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 23:36:30 GMT
How Scotland helped to sink the Bismarck
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Artist's love of Scotland celebrated

Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 23:39:28 GMT
Artist's love of Scotland celebrated
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Artists fling open studio doors

Date: Fri, 27 May 2016 10:10:38 GMT
Artists and craft makers open their studios and workshops to the public
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What did MSPs vote in the Holyrood EU debate?

Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 16:24:20 GMT
Which way did your MSPs vote in the Scottish Parliament's European Union debate?
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Abacus @ Saturday, 15th January, 2011

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Family appeal over Tyrone man's murder

Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 05:35:47 GMT
Family and friends of Des Fox, a County Tyrone man murdered 25 years ago, appeal for information to find his killers.
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Road crash injures eight people

Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 06:30:45 GMT
Four men and four women are in a stable condition in hospital after a road crash involving multiple vehicles in County Antrim.
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A clear view of the hills

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 18:18:59 GMT
A fresh perspective on Belfast's hills is now on offer, thanks to an internet giant and some sophisticated technology.
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Firm buys second city office complex

Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 05:26:21 GMT
County Down-based property firm Wirefox buys Longbridge House in the Cathedral Quarter of Belfast
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Funeral for man who died after stabbing

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 14:09:42 GMT
The funeral of Gerard Quinn who died from a stab wound to the throat caused by a broken glass, takes place in Londonderry.
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Man appears in court accused of murder

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 11:01:28 GMT
A 29-year-old man appears in court charged with the murder of a County Tyrone man in Dublin.
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Sun shines on Titanic Maritime Festival

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 14:14:44 GMT
Sunshine brings out the crowds to celebrate Belfast's Titanic Maritime Festival
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Cavan too good for Armagh in Championship

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 16:11:39 GMT
Cavan book a last four meeting with Tyrone by beating Armagh 2-16 to 0-14 in the Ulster quarter-final at Breffni Park.
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Man charged over un-notified parade

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 15:10:22 GMT
A 51-year-old man is charged with taking part in an un-notified public procession.
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Boyce understands omission says O'Neill

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 13:29:48 GMT
Michael O'Neill says 20-goal striker Liam Boyce accepts why he was left out of Northern Ireland's Euro 2016 squad.
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Call for dedicated minister for tourism

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 08:53:00 GMT
A leading travel operator says Northern Ireland should have a government minister dedicated to tourism.
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Man arrested over suspected brothel is released

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 12:07:01 GMT
A 38-year-old man arrested following the discovery of a suspected brothel in south Belfast is released on police bail.
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NI boss O'Neill names Euro 2016 squad

Date: Sat, 28 May 2016 11:32:47 GMT
Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill announces his squad for Euro 2016, with Will Grigg and Lee Hodson included as expected.
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Object found during alert was elaborate hoax

Date: Sat, 28 May 2016 17:23:00 GMT
A security alert in Newtownbutler in County Fermanagh ends after army bomb experts declare object elaborate hoax.
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'Taoiseach' helps US boy to spelling win

Date: Fri, 27 May 2016 14:15:18 GMT
Spelling bee champion, 11, wows US audience after spelling the word for Irish prime minister.
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Ambassador tackles ceremony protester

Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 18:28:31 GMT
The Canadian ambassador to Ireland tackles a protester at a ceremony to honour British soldiers killed in the 1916 Easter Rising.
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Search launched for ferry crewman

Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 21:08:06 GMT
A major search is launched for a crewman who is feared to have gone overboard a ferry off the Pembrokeshire coast.
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Executive publishes new draft programme

Date: Fri, 27 May 2016 14:25:40 GMT
The Northern Ireland Executive priorities for the next five years show a major focus on the economy.
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Call for Treasury to lend to executive

Date: Fri, 27 May 2016 08:16:02 GMT
Northern Ireland's new finance minister, Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, said he wants the executive to have greater power to borrow money.
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MLAs say EU exit would damage economy

Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 12:35:10 GMT
A cross-party groups of MLAs have warned that leaving the EU would damage the local economy
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Executive agrees new draft programme

Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 18:12:23 GMT
The new Northern Ireland Executive agrees a draft framework for the programme for government.
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Public cash may ease office 'crisis'

Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:12:10 GMT
Public money loans could be on offer after report for Invest NI says Belfast office supply could reach 'crisis' point
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£14m boost for cyber security centre

Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:40:07 GMT
A centre at Queen's University, Belfast, aimed at enhancing cyber security, plans to recruit 25 extra staff after receiving £14m in funding.
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NI has lowest disposable income in UK

Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 08:25:12 GMT
Northern Ireland people have, on average, the lowest disposable incomes of any UK region.
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Odyssey developer banned as director

Date: Wed, 25 May 2016 16:11:23 GMT
The developer of Belfast's Odyssey Pavilion is banned as a company director for six years.
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NI population to rise over 5% by 2024

Date: Wed, 25 May 2016 10:35:11 GMT
The population of Northern Ireland is projected to rise by 5.3% to 1,938,700 by 2024.
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Derry City 2-0 Bray Wanderers

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 18:30:08 GMT
First-half strikes from Josh Daniels and Nathan Boyle earn Derry City a comfortable 2-0 win over strugglers Bray Wanderers.
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Sykes beats Rea for Donington double

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 18:24:24 GMT
Two wins at Donington move England's Tom Sykes up to second place in the WSB Championship behind Jonathan Rea.
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Coleraine trio miss out on medals

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 12:16:30 GMT
There's no medal success for the three Coleraine rowers competing Sunday's finals at the World Cup regatta in Lucerne.
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VIDEO: Finance Committee

Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2015 15:08:28 GMT
14 October 2015.
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VIDEO: A clear view of the hills

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 18:19:38 GMT
The latest technology adds that extra dimension to Belfast's hills
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VIDEO: Sunshine ahoy!

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 18:15:05 GMT
Tens of thousands of people have visited the Titanic Maritime Festival in Belfast this weekend.
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VIDEO: Get the Windsor vibe in NI's farewell

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 12:30:00 GMT
Catch the atmosphere inside a buoyant Windsor Park as Northern Ireland beat Belarus 3-0 in their last home game before the Euro 2016 finals.
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VIDEO: School introduces 'daily mile' for pupils

Date: Sat, 28 May 2016 17:42:04 GMT
School introduces 'daily mile' for pupils
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VIDEO: NI boss O'Neill lists his 23 for France

Date: Sat, 28 May 2016 16:39:10 GMT
NI boss O'Neill lists his 23 for France
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VIDEO: Strikers sparkle as NI see off Belarus

Date: Fri, 27 May 2016 21:51:51 GMT
Strikers sparkle as NI see off Belarus
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Grand designs

Date: Fri, 27 May 2016 11:30:47 GMT
A house in County Down scoops the award for Northern Ireland's building of the year.
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Northern Ireland weather forecast

Date: Mon, 23 May 2016 06:21:30 GMT
Watch the latest Northern Ireland weather forecast
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Jail journal: Paisley spent time in prison

Date: Fri, 27 May 2016 09:24:39 GMT
Letters written by former first minister Ian Paisley shed light on his time in prison
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The EU border debate shadowed by history

Date: Fri, 27 May 2016 10:45:09 GMT
How could the referendum result affect those living along the border between NI and Republic of Ireland?
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Back to the '80s as Deloreans drive home

Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 17:22:33 GMT
Seventy DeLorean cars made famous by Back To The Future movies cruise through Belfast
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Who is NI's new justice minister?

Date: Wed, 25 May 2016 17:31:49 GMT
Claire Sugden goes from parliamentary assistant to justice minister
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Abacus @ Saturday, 15th January, 2011

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Khan joins PM to urge EU Remain vote

Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 03:28:11 GMT
Labour Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is to share a platform with Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday to urge voters to back staying in the EU.
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Rescued suspected migrants questioned

Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 04:17:06 GMT
Immigration enforcement officials are continuing to question 20 people, including two children, rescued from an inflatable boat off the Kent coast on Sunday.
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Sugar tax will 'hit poorest hardest'

Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 02:10:03 GMT
The proposed sugar tax will "hit the poorest families hardest" and should be scrapped, the Taxpayers' Alliance says.
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Probe into occupational pension schemes

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 23:03:30 GMT
MPs will investigate the UK's 6,000 occupational pension schemes after question marks arise at BHS and British Steel.
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Most online shoppers return clothes

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 23:02:13 GMT
New figures suggest 63% of shoppers who bought women's clothes online in the last six months sent at least one item back to retailers.
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Girl, 12, hurt in jet ski crash

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 19:22:49 GMT
A 12-year-old girl is airlifted to hospital after being injured in a jet ski crash off the Hampshire coast.
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Top Gear returns with new hosts

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 21:50:33 GMT
BBC Two motoring show Top Gear relaunches with its new line-up of hosts, after the departure of its old team fronted by Jeremy Clarkson.
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Most expensive UK seaside towns named

Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 00:32:32 GMT
The UK's most expensive seaside town is Sandbanks in Dorset, with the average house price there nearly £665,000, according to a report.
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Cambridge skeletons Black Death study

Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 00:15:07 GMT
Hundreds of skeletons found under a Cambridge University college could help to map the effect of the Black Death on a medieval town's population.
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Bus tour to mark Barnsley's Wembley win

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 23:16:31 GMT
Barnsley Football Club will mark its promotion to the Championship with an open-top bus tour of the town later.
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Oldest theatre marks 250th anniversary

Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 00:13:10 GMT
Bristol Old Vic theatre, the oldest continuously working theatre in Britain, marks its 250th anniversary.
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Bellew knocks Makabu out at Goodison

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 21:45:40 GMT
Tony Bellew wins his WBC world cruiserweight title fight at Goodison Park by knocking out Ilunga Makabu in the third round.
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Italy 1-0 Scotland

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 20:41:05 GMT
The first of Scotland's friendlies ends with an insipid defeat by Italy in Malta with Graziano Pelle netting the only goal.
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Weir first to break three-minute mile

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 19:51:01 GMT
Paralympian David Weir becomes the first wheelchair racer to complete a mile in under three minutes.
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Brexit 'huge blow' to UK economy

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 23:01:32 GMT
The World Trade Organisation's former director-general tells the BBC that the UK economy risks a "huge blow" if it votes to leave the EU on 23 June.
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Tory challenge to PM over immigration

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 15:37:49 GMT
David Cameron must accept he has failed to deliver a pledge to reduce migration, two Vote Leave MPs say, but No 10 calls the Tory attack a "distraction".
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Brexit 'an enormous economic problem'

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 12:44:49 GMT
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair says leaving the EU would create "an enormous economic problem" following any Brexit vote on 23 June.
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Tory turmoil and Channel migrants

Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 04:56:07 GMT
Divisions within the Conservative Party, migrants being rescued in the English Channel and the return of Top Gear make headlines.
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VIDEO: Time off for fans to watch Euro 2016?

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 07:39:53 GMT
Firms should be flexible with staffing during the Euro 2016 football tournament, which begins on 10 June, the conciliation service Acas says.
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VIDEO: Close-up look at huge sea reptile fossil

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 08:08:12 GMT
The discovery of the fossilised skeleton of a large sea reptile which lived 165 million years ago is causing excitement within the scientific community.
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VIDEO: Calling time on nightclubs in the UK

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 08:40:01 GMT
The number of nightclubs in the UK has almost halved in the last ten years, and this weekend Scunthorpe's last club is closing its doors.
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VIDEO: A shop to make you an internet star?

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 05:28:24 GMT
The BBC Business series My Shop visits The Startup Van team, who have now left their van and moved into a shop in order to offer their interview service.
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VIDEO: 'Too many court cases' over patient care

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 10:28:42 GMT
A leading anaesthetist is calling for compulsory mediation between patients, or their relatives, and doctors who clash over the right form of treatment.
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VIDEO: 'Star-studded spectacular Shakespeare'

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 15:30:14 GMT
Screenwriter Russell T Davies is at the Hay Festival to talk about his reworking of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
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VIDEO: Centenary of the Battle of Jutland

Date: Sat, 28 May 2016 17:45:18 GMT
The centenary of the Battle of Jutland is being commemorated in Rosyth and South Queensferry.
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VIDEO: Giant cruise ship 'a construction site'

Date: Sat, 28 May 2016 07:43:56 GMT
Some of the first paying passengers on the world's biggest cruise ship have described it as "a construction site" and a "serious risk to those on board".
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Prisoner ‘trapped’ in jail for 10 years

Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 05:00:12 GMT
The prisoner who is 10 years into a 10-month jail sentence
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Top Gear: Trying to hold on to the magic

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 22:11:30 GMT
David Sillito sees Top Gear trying to hang on to the magic
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Topiary cats take social media by storm

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 23:07:18 GMT
Artist's pet project transforms hedges
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Too tainted? Businesses called 'Isis'

Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 00:17:39 GMT
The businesses struggling with the Isis brand
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Escalation of Tory division over Europe

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 21:11:09 GMT
Conservative Party divisions over Europe escalate
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Abacus @ Saturday, 15th January, 2011

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Top Syrian negotiator quits peace talks

Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 02:49:36 GMT
The chief negotiator of Syria's main opposition umbrella group resigns over what he called the failure of UN-brokered peace talks.
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Manhunt for kidnapped Mexico footballer

Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 04:14:30 GMT
Security forces in Mexico launch a major search operation for international footballer Alan Pulido after he was abducted near his home.
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Bleaching 'killing Great Barrier Reef'

Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 01:53:07 GMT
At least 35% of corals in the northern and central parts of Australia's Great Barrier Reef have been destroyed by mass bleaching, scientists warn.
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Trump: Illegals treated better than vets

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 21:18:54 GMT
Illegal immigrants in the US often get better care than the nation's military veterans, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says.
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Search resumes for abandoned Japan boy

Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 04:20:29 GMT
Search teams resume their hunt for a seven-year-old Japanese boy whose parents said they left him alone in woods in Hokkaido as a punishment.
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Crocodile snatches woman night swimmer

Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 00:39:53 GMT
A woman is feared dead after a crocodile attack in Australia's Daintree National Park.
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Eleven gunned down in Venezuela

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 23:24:38 GMT
Unidentified gunmen have killed 11 people, including three teenagers and a Colombian national, in western Venezuela, officials say.
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Backlash over gorilla killing at US zoo

Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 05:04:32 GMT
The killing of a gorilla at a zoo in the US city of Cincinnati after a four-year-old boy fell into its enclosure triggers outrage on social media.
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China bans students tearing up textbooks

Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 06:26:11 GMT
A Chinese city bans high school students from tearing up textbooks or yelling in hallways to relieve exam pressure, state media said.
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Iran and Saudis fail to solve Hajj row

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 14:50:20 GMT
Iran and Saudi Arabia fail to solve a row over the Hajj pilgrimage and Iranian citizens will not travel to Mecca this year, Tehran says
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UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attack

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 21:53:16 GMT
Five United Nations peacekeepers are killed and another is seriously injured in an attack in central Mali.
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Nepal man wins world's highest marathon

Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 03:12:57 GMT
A Nepali soldier wins the world's highest marathon on Mount Everest.
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India plane wreckage becomes tourist attraction

Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 06:10:11 GMT
A plane that crashed last week on the outskirts of the Indian capital, Delhi, is attracting a steady stream of sightseers.
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VIDEO: German MP hit by chocolate cake

Date: Sat, 28 May 2016 22:00:07 GMT
A German opposition leader, Sahra Wagenknecht, has a chocolate cake shoved in her face in an apparent protest over her stance on migrants.
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VIDEO: Bikers in Washington honour US war veterans

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 22:12:08 GMT
Hundreds of thousands of bikers descend on Washington DC to commemorate America's war dead and veterans.
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VIDEO: No sari needed to pick coconuts in India

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 22:26:58 GMT
Coconut picking has been traditionally a man's job in India but women are now filling the gap.
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VIDEO: Footballer Alan Pulido kidnapped in Mexico

Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 01:55:28 GMT
A huge manhunt is under way for one of Mexico's top football stars, Alan Pulido, who has been kidnapped by an armed group in the northern border state of Tamaulipas.
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VIDEO: Can you force people to care for the elderly?

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 23:13:12 GMT
The Shanghai government thinks the tradition of caring for your elderly is fading in China and so the worst offenders could have their credit scores downgraded.
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VIDEO: 'Human arrow' leap over Great Wall of China

Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 02:04:25 GMT
US wingsuit pilot Jeb Corliss successfully hits a target suspended over the Great Wall of China.
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VIDEO: Elephant calf rescued from drain

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 15:04:50 GMT
An elephant calf has been rescued from an uncovered drain in Sri Lanka's Hambantota port.
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VIDEO: 'Islamic State' tunnels found in Falluja

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 03:46:11 GMT
Iraqi government forces have made some gains in their efforts to retake Falluja, which is under the control of so-called Islamic State militants.
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VIDEO: Remembering Verdun 100 years on

Date: Sat, 28 May 2016 23:05:26 GMT
France is commemorating the 100th anniversary of The Battle of Verdun, World War One's longest battle.
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Fleeing Saddam with the Kurds

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 23:52:47 GMT
Iraqi Kurds' extraordinary exodus, 25 years on
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Niger battles terrorism threats on all fronts

Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 00:18:37 GMT
Niger battles multiple terror threats
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Switzerland's forgotten role in saving WW1 lives

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 23:54:56 GMT
Switzerland's forgotten role in saving WW1 lives
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Painting through Manila's murky waters

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 23:43:05 GMT
Artists highlight pollution in Manila's rivers
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The teenage computer smuggler

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 23:07:47 GMT
The teenager who smuggled PCs through the Iron Curtain
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Female WW2 pilots win Arlington burial

Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 23:47:44 GMT
US female WW2 fighter pilots earn right to be buried with other veterans
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Abacus @ Saturday, 15th January, 2011