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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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VIDEO: Drones to be used to tackle crime

BBC test - Tue, 2015-09-01 21:37
Cumbria Police has been testing drones ahead of being them used to tackle crime.
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AiO: Fridges!

Heritage Daily - Tue, 2015-09-01 20:58

Welcome to Archaeology in Oceania. In this series Rhys Booth will discuss new discoveries, shed light on current theories and pose topical debates surrounding the archaeology of Australia and beyond.

Today, Rhys examines the history of refrigeration and an interesting Australian connection.

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VIDEO: NHS money spent on 'treats' for patients

BBC test - Tue, 2015-09-01 20:58
Thousands of pounds from NHS "personal health budgets" are spent on "treats" such as holidays and clothes, a Freedom of Information request has found.
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VIDEO: Drinkers 'stealing hospital hand gel'

BBC test - Tue, 2015-09-01 20:14
A man who nearly died from drinking hand gel containing alcohol, says he was part of a group which systematically raided London hospitals for a drink.
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VIDEO: Wolves pay tribute to Beverley Sister

BBC test - Tue, 2015-09-01 18:47
Flags are flying at half-mast at Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club in memory of singer Joy Beverley who was married to the club's legendary player, Billy Wright.
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VIDEO: Queen's wedding cake for sale

BBC test - Tue, 2015-09-01 16:13
A slice of the Queen and Prince Philip's wedding cake is to be auctioned, nearly 68 years after the couple got married.
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VIDEO: 'Wild lab' studies immune system

BBC test - Tue, 2015-09-01 11:55
A section of forest in northern England is being used to study how the immune system in wild field voles is affected by the environment.
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VIDEO: Cyclist shock at view from the cab

BBC test - Tue, 2015-09-01 10:56
Cyclists in London are being invited to swap places with lorry drivers to see how difficult it can be to spot them on the road.
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VIDEO: New £30 contactless card limit

BBC test - Tue, 2015-09-01 09:59
Shoppers in the UK can now spend up to £30 using contactless cards after the limit was increased.
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VIDEO: Hulk strongman pulls bomber aircraft

BBC test - Tue, 2015-09-01 09:52
Watch video of strongman Dave Johnson pulling a Lancaster bomber along the runway at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre.
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VIDEO: London bans 'unsafe lorries'

BBC test - Tue, 2015-09-01 09:20
A ban on "unsafe lorries" in London, introduced as part of efforts to protect cyclists, has come into force.
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VIDEO: Apiarists stung as bee thefts increase

BBC test - Tue, 2015-09-01 08:07
Thefts of bees are increasing as their population decreases due to environmental change and disease.
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VIDEO: Hipsters flock to treehouse office

BBC test - Tue, 2015-09-01 00:11
BBC News looks at an eco-friendly treehouse office that has opened in Hoxton, east London, designed for freelance workers.
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