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Russian TV airs ‘Yulia Skripal phone call’

Image copyright Yulia Skripal/Facebook Image caption Yulia Skripal is known to have regained consciousness Russia state TV has aired a recording of an alleged phone conversation, which it says took place between UK poisoning victim…

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‘Un-PC’ male choir hits bum note with police

A police male voice choir has been forced to change its name and disassociate itself from its force because of its refusal to allow women to join. Derbyshire Constabulary Male Voice Choir has been singing…



RBS sets date for ring-fencing of retail ops

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has said the ring-fencing of its retail banking operations will take effect on 30 April. Ring-fencing is intended to protect taxpayers during a financial crisis by separating the retail and…


Relative says Skripals are ‘getting better’

Yulia Skripal is reported by Russian state TV to have told a relative both she and her father are “fine” and “getting better”. The 33-year-old daughter of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal, 66, is claimed to…



Space muscles study to use tiny worms

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The nematode worm species, Caenorhabditis elegans, is about 1mm in length Thousands of baby worms will be sent into space later this year to help a study into muscle…




Belfast still divided after Good Friday Agreement

Twenty years after the Belfast Agreement, Northern Ireland is just as divided as it was before the historic deal and, contrary to assumptions, younger people are as polarised as older voters. An exclusive poll for…


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