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Lost Ice Age lands beneath North Sea to be repopulated in €2.5 million archaeology project

24 Hour Museum - 20 hours 24 min ago
Scientists hope to find out how our ancestors moved from hunter-gathering into farming by visiting the lost Ice Age landscape of Doggerland, which is almost the size of Ireland.
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VIDEO: Gas canister 'cause of house explosion'

BBC test - Wed, 2015-09-02 23:14
It is thought a gas canister caused a huge explosion which ripped a house apart in Cornwall.
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VIDEO: Did Cornish pasties originate in London?

BBC test - Wed, 2015-09-02 22:31
A food writer from Yorkshire has claimed that Cornish pasties aren't really from Cornwall at all.
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VIDEO: Abuse case ex-teacher 'shot himself'

BBC test - Wed, 2015-09-02 20:18
A former violin teacher from Manchester - who was facing sex abuse allegations - has killed himself at his home in America as police arrived to arrest him.
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VIDEO: Drone strike kills Cardiff Jihadist

BBC test - Wed, 2015-09-02 19:10
A Cardiff man who is one of three from the city to have joined a Jihadist group in Syria has died, the BBC is told.
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AUDIO: What does the 'purdah' phrase mean?

BBC test - Wed, 2015-09-02 14:48
University College London's Constitution Unit director explains what "purdah" means for the UK's EU referendum.
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VIDEO: 'We were locked in, in the dark'

BBC test - Wed, 2015-09-02 13:02
Up to 2,000 Eurostar passengers have had their journeys disrupted after migrants in Calais got on to tracks near the Channel Tunnel in France.
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VIDEO: Remains revealed as 17th Century prisoners

BBC test - Wed, 2015-09-02 12:36
Remains found in the grounds of Durham University are 17th Century Scottish prisoners of war, experts say.
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VIDEO: Rockfall sparks cliff protection call

BBC test - Wed, 2015-09-02 10:42
An MP is calling for more to be done to protect Somerset's crumbling coastline following a rockfall.
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VIDEO: Wild forest lab studies immunity

BBC test - Wed, 2015-09-02 09:16
Patches of Kielder forest are being turned into a wild laboratories, to work out the environmental triggers for common diseases.
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VIDEO: Rural GP surgeries 'in crisis'

BBC test - Wed, 2015-09-02 08:12
Senior doctors have told the BBC that GP surgeries in rural areas are in crisis as they say it's harder to find family doctors in remote areas, as they struggle to recruit staff.
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VIDEO: Strictly stars in the spotlight

BBC test - Wed, 2015-09-02 07:53
The official launch party for Strictly Come Dancing has been held in London, as the contestants reveal what they are looking forward to.
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VIDEO: 'I'm not radical, I speak truth'

BBC test - Wed, 2015-09-02 02:36
What should the British authorities do with people they consider to be radical? Catrin Nye meets two people not deemed potentially violent but considered by some as very offensive.
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VIDEO: Modern Labour 'couldn't have created NHS'

BBC test - Wed, 2015-09-02 01:18
There is 'no way' the modern Labour Party could have created the NHS, one of the party's four leadership candidates, Andy Burnham, says.
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VIDEO: Row over Newhaven Ho Chi Minh statue plan

BBC test - Wed, 2015-09-02 00:38
Plans for a monument celebrating cultural links with Vietnam and its former Communist leader Ho Chi Minh divide an East Sussex town.
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Mermaids: Women at Sea, Maritime Museum uncovers the hidden histories of seafaring heroines

24 Hour Museum - Wed, 2015-09-02 00:00
From maritime adventurer Mary Lang to the Mermaid of Zennor, The National Maritime Museum in Cornwall is celebrating seafaring heroines with a major autumn exhibition.
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Object of the Week: A wooden box assembled by a Victorian plant hunter around Europe

24 Hour Museum - Wed, 2015-09-02 00:00
Tenacity and determination were highly prized attributes of plant hunters, as they faced both extreme danger and disappointment. Peter Veitch, of a family horticultural dynasty, was one of the best.
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Object of the Week: A wooden box assembled by a Victorian plant hunter around Europe

24 Hour Museum - Wed, 2015-09-02 00:00
Tenacity and determination were highly prized attributes of plant hunters, as they faced both extreme danger and disappointment. Peter Veitch, of a family horticultural dynasty, was one of the best.
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Durham skeletons were pipe-smoking young prisoners of war kept in cathedral after Battle of Dunbar

24 Hour Museum - Wed, 2015-09-02 00:00
Radiocarbon dating on dozens of skeletons found at Durham's Palace Green in 2013 has revealed the bodies belonged to Scots battling Oliver Cromwell, say archaeologists.
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VIDEO: New coins to mark Queen's reign

BBC test - Tue, 2015-09-01 23:13
The Royal Mint releases commemorative coins depicting the Queen through her reign to mark her becoming the longest reigning monarch in British history.
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