VIDEO: PM warns of possible IS threat to UK

BBC test - Sun, 2014-08-17 22:26
Islamic State militants could grow strong enough to target people on the streets of Britain unless action is taken, David Cameron has warned.
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VIDEO: Footage shows Tilbury stowaways

BBC test - Sun, 2014-08-17 19:11
A group of 35 men, women and children found inside a shipping container at a port are understood to be Sikhs from Afghanistan, Essex Police say.
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VIDEO: Bishop criticises PM's Iraq response

BBC test - Sun, 2014-08-17 12:11
The Bishop of Manchester has criticised Prime Minister David Cameron's response in Iraq, saying that the lives of Christians and other civilians there are being put at risk.
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VIDEO: WW1 Welsh memorial unveiled in Belgium

BBC test - Sun, 2014-08-17 09:02
A new memorial has been unveiled in Belgium to commemorate the services of Welsh men and women during World War One.
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VIDEO: Scottish Asians' views on referendum

BBC test - Sun, 2014-08-17 08:51
Laura Bicker meets some members of Scotland's biggest ethnic minority group and hears their views on the independence referendum.
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VIDEO: Alcohol tax 'should fund rehab'

BBC test - Sun, 2014-08-17 08:36
Taxes on alcohol sold in shops should be increased to pay for rehabilitation services, according to the Centre for Social Justice.
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Richard III skeleton reveals his prodigious alcohol consumption and rich diet

24 Hour Museum - Sun, 2014-08-17 00:00
New forensic research on the skeleton of Richard III has revealed his enormous intake of alcohol and rich food.
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VIDEO: Salmond: Abbott's comments 'offensive'

BBC test - Sat, 2014-08-16 22:50
Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has described remarks made by Australia's prime minister about the possibility of Scottish independence as "hypocritical, offensive and foolish".
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VIDEO: WW1 memorial to honour Wales' fallen

BBC test - Sat, 2014-08-16 19:30
About 1,000 people gather to see the unveiling of a lasting monument to Welsh soldiers who died in World War One in Flanders.
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VIDEO: Apology over Gaza appeal advert

BBC test - Sat, 2014-08-16 17:49
The editor of the London-based Jewish Chronicle has apologised for "any upset caused" after it printed an advert for emergency aid to Gaza.
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VIDEO: Trapeze lessons 'help beat depression'

BBC test - Sat, 2014-08-16 14:40
Women suffering from depression are being encouraged to attend a trapeze exercise class to help manage their symptoms.
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VIDEO: Celebrity fans sing MOTD theme

BBC test - Sat, 2014-08-16 11:09
Celebrity Match of the Day fans including Russell Brand and Piers Morgan, hum the famous theme tune to the programme, which celebrates 50 years on air this season.
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VIDEO: Patient's LSD hope for depression

BBC test - Sat, 2014-08-16 11:00
A Wiltshire man has said he hopes to see doctors start using the illegal drug LSD to treat severe depression again.
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VIDEO: Is it Salmonella or a tummy bug?

BBC test - Sat, 2014-08-16 10:31
An investigation has begun into an outbreak of Salmonella which has now affected more than 150 people in England. Dr Brian Hope describes the symptoms and how to avoid infection.
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AUDIO: Is 'the thieving magpie' just a myth?

BBC test - Sat, 2014-08-16 09:33
New research suggests that the idea of "the thieving magpie" being attracted to shiny objects may be a myth.
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VIDEO: Boscastle floods ten years later

BBC test - Sat, 2014-08-16 08:57
Duncan Kennedy looks at how the Cornish village of Boscastle has recovered since it was devastated by flood water ten years ago.
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VIDEO: The seaside shop accepting Bitcoin

BBC test - Sat, 2014-08-16 08:46
A newsagent in the seaside town of Swanage has decided to accept Bitcoin as payment after hearing about the unregulated digital currency on a TV show.
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VIDEO: Tourist venues access 'must improve'

BBC test - Sat, 2014-08-16 08:35
Almost two-thirds of the top tourist destinations in the UK have admitted they are not fully wheelchair accessible.
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Luas Works Reveal Multiple Human Remains at College Green

Heritage Daily - Fri, 2014-08-15 20:34
During Luas Cross City works on College Green, monitoring archaeologists from Rubicon Heritage Services Ltd, working on behalf of the Railway Procurement Agency made a discovery of human remains.

The skull of one of the individuals excavated at College Green (Copyright: Rubicon Heritage Services Ltd

The archaeological team located an individual at a depth of 1.5m below the present ground surface, immediately north of the gates of Trinity College, Dublin. The individual was situated below the known level of post-medieval activity, suggesting the remains are most likely medieval or earlier in date.

Over the course of subsequent days the partial remains of at least four more individuals were uncovered within the trench; these were archaeologically excavated from the area in July. This suggests that this part of College Green functioned as a cemetery at some point in Dublin’s past.

Rubicon Heritage Site Director Nikolah Gilligan, who led the excavation, noted that ‘all bar one of the individuals were positioned in north-south orientated grave cuts, apparently with no grave goods present.’ Gilligan added that ‘it is too early to confirm the date of the human remains, though the possibility that they are Viking cannot be discounted, given previously recorded Viking activity in the area.’

Rubicon Human Remains Specialist Carmelita Troy has carried out a visual assessment of the remains, confirming that at least one of the individuals was an adult male, while one of the others was a sub-adult, aged under 18 years at the time of their death.

The Project Archaeologists from the Railway Procurement Agency will oversee detailed environmental and osteoarchaeological analysis of the remains to be undertaken by Rubicon Heritage Services, which is now set to take place. This will reveal significantly more information about the lives and deaths of these individuals and the city in which they lived.

Rubicon Heritage Services – Header Image : One of the individuals under excavation at College Green (Copyright: Rubicon Heritage Services Ltd)

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VIDEO: British Muslim who wants to join IS

BBC test - Fri, 2014-08-15 20:24
The BBC's Ed Thomas speaks to a British Muslim who says he is willing to join Islamic State fighters, believing it is his religious duty.
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