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UK team drills record West Antarctic hole

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionKeith Makinson: “There are implications for the future of Antarctica and sea-level rise” UK scientists have succeeded in cutting a 2km hole through the West Antarctic Ice…

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Jobs figures: Welsh employment rate hits record high

Image copyright Jirsak/Getty Images The proportion of adults employed in Wales is as high as the UK as a whole for the first time since records began. The latest figures show that 75.8% of 16-65…


Scottish unemployment rate hits record low at 3.6%

Image copyright PA Unemployment in Scotland has fallen below the 100,000 mark for the first time, new figures have revealed. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the number of people seeking work fell to…



Blakeney Point grey seal pup births break record

Image copyright National Trust / Ian Ward Image caption A mother feeding her young pup on Blakeney Point The number of seals born at the UK’s largest grey seal colony has broken all records, the…


Hull Parkrun: Record race turnout for city event founder

Image copyright Dave Gowans Image caption Gill Tremere died in late December and is pictured here with her husband Paul A Parkrun in Hull saw its largest ever turn-out to remember the founder of the…


Clarence House Chase: Altior maintains unbeaten record with 17th win

Nicky Henderson-trained Altior last lost in April 2015 at the Punchestown Festival Altior clocked up a 17th straight win after securing the Clarence House Chase at Ascot to move within one of the modern-day record…


Record figures in annual Isle of Man 2018 Bird Race

Image copyright Neil morris Image caption The little egret is a recent colonist in the British Isles A record number of species has been recorded on the Isle of Man during an annual bird-watching competition….


Nursing mother smashes 268-mile Montane Spine Race record

Image copyright Jen O’Neill Image caption Jasmin Paris pumping breast milk at checkpoint one A Midlothian mother who expressed milk for her baby during a 268-mile race along the Pennine Way has broken the course…


Jo Pavey, 45, targets record sixth Olympic Games at Tokyo 2020

2000-2016: Pavey at the Olympics – in Sydney, Athens, Beijing, London and Rio British runner Jo Pavey is targeting a record-equalling sixth Olympic Games next year, when she will be 46. That would match javelin…


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