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VIDEO: Moeen Ali's bowling masterclass

BBC test - Sat, 2015-07-25 10:22
BBC Breakfast presenter Mike Bushell is given a bowling masterclass by England cricketer Moeen Ali.
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VIDEO: Learning to be a bee farmer

BBC test - Sat, 2015-07-25 09:10
The BBC meets Rebecca Marshall, one of the first people to go through the Bee Farmers Association's apprenticeship scheme.
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Trailwalker 2015, there's no going back...

Wessex Archaeology - Sat, 2015-07-25 08:08
So, the trucks were loaded in Rochester and Salisbury, and our intrepid band of Trailwalkers Mark, Dave, Susan and Vi, supported by our Chief Executive Chris alongside Lisa, Rob and Andy, have rendezvoused at the Queen Elizabeth Country Park start point and registered, alarmingly filling in next of kin forms. They then enjoyed an excellent complimentary carb-loading pasta tea courtesy of the Gurkhas. The organisation is second to none, even in some atrocious weather, but we are reassured the weather will be much improved for the team’s 7am start (ouch!) today. Sponsorship continues to flood in, with nearly £2.5k raised so far. This includes some fantastic generosity from, amongst many others, Opti-cal Survey Equipment, our strategic partners Thomson Ecology and the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC). Always room for a bit more sponsorship though…   By Andrew Crockett, Regional Manager South  
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VIDEO: Celebrity Masterchef winner crowned

BBC test - Fri, 2015-07-24 22:26
Kimberley Wyatt, Rylan Clarke and Sam Nixon battle for the title in Friday's Celebrity Masterchef final.
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VIDEO: '£206 for one-mile rickshaw trip'

BBC test - Fri, 2015-07-24 21:03
A rickshaw rider in London has been questioned over the amount he charged taking tourists between Oxford Circus and Marble Arch.
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Oldest dentistry found in 14,000-year-old tooth

Stonepages - Fri, 2015-07-24 14:41
An international study led by Stefano Benazzi, a palaeo-anthropologist at the University of Bologna, reveals that infected tooth belonging to a man about 25 years of age who lived in...
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Norwegian iron helped build Iron Age Europe

Stonepages - Fri, 2015-07-24 14:38
Iron production started about 3500 years ago in Asia Minor. In Norway, people have been producing iron for at least 2300 years. Arne Espelund, a professor emeritus and a mining...
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New geoglyphs found in Peru

Stonepages - Fri, 2015-07-24 14:34
Anthropologists at Yamagata University have discovered 24 examples of the mysterious Nazca Lines in the arid region of southern Peru. The team began investigating the northern slopes of the urban...
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VIDEO: Bone drug may help breast cancer

BBC test - Fri, 2015-07-24 13:53
A drug commonly used to strengthen bones could help prevent deaths from breast cancer, according to a new study.
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VIDEO: View from the cab: Operation Stack

BBC test - Fri, 2015-07-24 13:27
Lorry driver Paul Stevens was filmed as he joined a queue of lorries as part of Operation Stack.
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VIDEO: Lorries queuing in Operation Stack

BBC test - Fri, 2015-07-24 12:06
A huge number of lorries queued on the M20 in Kent overnight as part of Operation Stack.
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VIDEO: Air traffic control's busiest day

BBC test - Fri, 2015-07-24 10:49
As thousands head off on their summer holidays, air traffic control in the UK is expecting its busiest day.
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VIDEO: Memorial service held in Bosley

BBC test - Fri, 2015-07-24 10:34
A memorial service is held for the victims of the explosion at a wood mill in Bosley, Cheshire.
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Binchester 2015: Final Site Visit

Heritage Daily - Fri, 2015-07-24 10:29

Today, we return to the Binchester excavation in it’s final season.

Binchester Blog: http://binchester.blogspot.co.uk/

Visitor Information: www.durham.gov.uk/binchester

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Trust us with the Thames’ Heritage

Wessex Archaeology - Fri, 2015-07-24 09:05

The Garden Bridge Trust has a simple aim – to give Londoners and visitors to London a green space thriving on a bridge crossing the River Thames. To do this, the Trust will need to build supports and other structures into the riverbed, a riverbed that has seen thousands of years of history, and move HQS Wellington, Britain’s last surviving member of the Grimsby Class of sloops which served in World War Two. HQS Wellington is currently moored where the bridge will make landfall on the north side of the river. In July 2015 Wessex Archaeology’s Coastal & Marine dive team mobilised to support the project. As with any development in England, on land or in the water, the impact of the proposed development on the heritage of the site was carefully considered in the planning stages.  The site where HQS Wellington is moored used to hold a Victorian coffer dam, built c. 1870 some 5 metres from the current embankment wall. The coffer dam held back the water during construction of part of the embankment. Whilst the top of the Victorian dam has long since been removed, the base may still lie in the murky water or muddy bed of the Thames. Our divers were supported by the Port of London Authority dive team, who we have worked with many times ahead of development in the Thames and its estuary, to find out. 

As the project continues, Wessex Archaeology will continue to support the development, and the Garden Bridge Trust, in this bold and innovative project to add a touch of greenery to the cityscape of one of England’s oldest and most vibrant cities. By Gemma IngasonCommunity & Education Officer  
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VIDEO: Should shoppers pay for plastic bags?

BBC test - Fri, 2015-07-24 08:19
Steph McGovern visits Stockport to find out if people there believe that people should pay for plastic bags.
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VIDEO: What next for industrial towns?

BBC test - Fri, 2015-07-24 07:51
Dan Johnson considers the future of British industrial communities as a new report suggests they are struggling to survive.
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VIDEO: Corbyn will 'modernise economy'

BBC test - Fri, 2015-07-24 07:42
Ken Livingstone says that Jeremy Corbyn offers a "credible economic alternative" to what is currently going on in the country.
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VIDEO: CCTV: Ram-raid like 'bomb' going off

BBC test - Fri, 2015-07-24 06:29
Dramatic CCTV footage is released of a ram-raid on an agricultural store in Hampshire.
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VIDEO: What happens to Glastonbury wellies?

BBC test - Fri, 2015-07-24 00:03
How the thousands of Wellington boots left behind at the Glastonbury Festival each year are finding a new life overseas.
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