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Nursery teachers higher status call

1 hour 25 min ago
Nursery school teachers should be given the same status and pay as those in primary school, the Pre-School Learning Alliance says.

'E-cigs less harm than cigarettes'

1 hour 43 min ago
An analysis of the current evidence available on e-cigarettes suggests they are safer than conventional cigarettes.

'Tape measure test' call on diabetes

1 hour 46 min ago
People are being urged to take out the tape measure to assess their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Sir Bobby's legacy five years on

2 hours 1 min ago
Five years on from his death, Sir Bobby Robson would be "astonished" at the legacy he has left, says his widow Lady Elsie.

Glazers in £88.7m Man Utd share sale

2 hours 2 min ago
Manchester United's US owners will pocket about $150 million by selling more of their shares in the club on the New York Stock Exchange.

Broken robots 'learn to keep going'

2 hours 10 min ago
Engineers take a step towards having machines that can operate even when they are damaged by developing a robot that can teach itself to walk, even with a broken leg.

VIDEO: Why Tiki became a US phenomenon

2 hours 11 min ago
In his book Tiki Pop, Sven Kirsten describes how Tiki bars and cocktails became a welcome escape for Americans in the 1950s and 1960s.

Tags to monitor alcohol consumption

2 hours 12 min ago
Offenders convicted of alcohol-related crimes will have to wear ankle tags to monitor whether they are still drinking, under a new pilot scheme.

VIDEO: What was in WW1 British soldier's kit?

2 hours 12 min ago
Military historian Andy Robertshaw talks through the uniform worn by soldiers in the British Expeditionary Force at the start of World War One.

VIDEO: Hopper's art given life on film

2 hours 14 min ago
Talking Movies talks to Gustav Deutsch - a multimedia artist at the cutting edge of cinema.

Campaign targets modern slavery

2 hours 14 min ago
The government launches the first nationwide campaign aimed at raising awareness of people working in slavery in the UK.

Ebola: Liberia shuts all schools

2 hours 28 min ago
Liberia's government announced it is closing down all schools across the country and deploying troops to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

VIDEO: The challenge of tackling Ebola

2 hours 28 min ago
Scientists have been aware of Ebola since the mid-1970s, but so far no vaccine or cure has been developed.

VIDEO: Fire rips through Eastbourne Pier

2 hours 36 min ago
A huge fire has ripped through Eastbourne Pier in East Sussex.

'Offer rejected' on Argentine debt

2 hours 40 min ago
Argentina's Economy Minister Axel Kicillof says his offer to "hold out" investors has been rejected as a debt default deadline approaches.

'Tax cuts' and pier fears - front pages

2 hours 40 min ago
Claims that the PM wants to raise the threshold at which people pay the 40p income tax rate lead some papers, while many feature images of Eastbourne's pier ablaze.

G7 says Russia faces more sanctions

2 hours 51 min ago
The G7 group of economic powers warns President Putin of further sanctions after Russia called new US and EU penalties "destructive and short-sighted".

Up to 100 firefighters at manor blaze

3 hours 12 min ago
Up to 100 firefighters are tackling a fire at a former home of the Cadbury family in Birmingham.

Flying axe near-miss on US motorway

3 hours 32 min ago
A US vehicle passenger is "shaken up" after an axe flew off the back of a lorry on a motorway and crashed midway through a windshield, police say.

Rutherford wins Commonwealth gold

3 hours 34 min ago
Greg Rutherford adds Commonwealth gold to his Olympics long jump title as England move top of the medal table in Glasgow.