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VIDEO: Loonies: Air bags to stop financial crash

BBC test - Thu, 2015-04-16 13:46
No Monster Raving Loony Party candidate has ever retained their deposit, but the party is putting up 15 election candidates.
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VIDEO: 'Submarine snag' causes trawler drama

BBC test - Thu, 2015-04-16 13:46
The skipper of a fishing trawler has said his boat was towed by a submarine 18 miles off the coast of Ardglass, County Down, on Wednesday afternoon.
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Marine Ecology Diving Initiative Launched

Wessex Archaeology - Thu, 2015-04-16 11:07
Wessex Archaeology Coastal & Marine team are delighted to partner with Marine Ecological Surveys Limited (MESL) in facilitating the launch of their Ecological Diving Services. 

Dr Delphine Coates, Phil Durrant, and Euan McNeill

MESL, part of the Gardline family of companies, are experts in marine ecological consultancy, taking adaptive scientific approaches to investigate habitats and ecosystems offshore. They are joining our experienced commercial diving team to get closer to the marine life they are studying. This offers clients the marine ecological expertise of a trusted provider with WA Coastal & Marine's 15 years of experience as a diving contractor, and gives MESL access to our professional diving expertise, equipment and some innovative technology.  Euan McNeill, Director of Wessex Archaeology’s Coastal & Marine team says, ‘We are very pleased to lend our 15 years of commercial diving experience to assist MESL in their valuable ecological work. This represents a new direction for our team, and one which we strongly believe has cross-discipline applications and benefits for both Wessex Archaeology and MESL, but also for our clients in a diverse range of industries.’ The collaboration was launched at Ocean Business 15 – the largest ocean technology event of the year – held at Southampton Oceanography Centre. Diving projects will be co-ordinated for MESL by Dan Brutto and Delphine Coates. For more information on what we can offer to clients, visit our commercial services page. Press release: http://www.seasurvey.co.uk/node/438 By Euan McNeill, Director, Coastal & Marine   
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VIDEO: Stage set for opposition leaders' debate

BBC test - Thu, 2015-04-16 09:52
Ross Hawkins looks ahead as the leaders of five of Westminster's opposition parties prepare for a live election debate later on Thursday.
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Altamura Man yields oldest Neanderthal DNA sample

Stonepages - Thu, 2015-04-16 08:53
A team of researchers has confirmed that Altamura Man was a Neanderthal, and revealed that the bones are 128,000 to 187,000 years old. Altamura Man was discovered in 1993 in...
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VIDEO: Banana Bus: On board with Lib Dems

BBC test - Thu, 2015-04-16 00:05
Chris Buckler is travelling with the Lib Dems on their big banana-coloured campaign bus, and shared this taste of life on the road.
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Richard Diebenkorn makes return to Europe in overdue retrospective at Royal Academy

24 Hour Museum - Thu, 2015-04-16 00:00
The American painter and former abstract expressionist, who moved from abstraction to figuration and back again, has his first show in London for almost 25 years. Mark Sheerin takes a look.
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Discovery of family recipe allows RAF Museum to recreate fighter ace's favourite plum cake

24 Hour Museum - Thu, 2015-04-16 00:00
The chance discovery of an old family recipe has allowed the RAF Museum to recreate the plum cake loved by First World War Royal Flying Corps fighter ace Albert Ball.
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Archaeologists' ancient footprint research to help in police forensic investigations

24 Hour Museum - Thu, 2015-04-16 00:00
Bournemouth University is looking into how forensic archaeology techniques for documenting ancient footprints can help forensic scientists understand modern-day crime scenes.
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VIDEO: Lib Dems and UKIP: Manifestos in song

BBC test - Wed, 2015-04-15 23:56
Comedian Jake Yapp closes BBC Newsnight programme with his musical rendition of the Lib Dems and UKIP election manifestos.
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VIDEO: Who actually reads an election manifesto?

BBC test - Wed, 2015-04-15 23:39
The political parties have been launching their election manifestos, but do voters read them? BBC Newsnight's Emily Maitlis has been finding out.
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VIDEO: Do education spending promises add up?

BBC test - Wed, 2015-04-15 22:49
The biggest Westminster parties have now all set out their plans for funding education in England after the general election.
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VIDEO: Famous faces spar over election

BBC test - Wed, 2015-04-15 21:05
Queen guitarist Brian May, businessman and nightclub owner Peter Stringfellow and barrister and FA director Heather Rabbatts have been giving their views on the upcoming general election in an animated debate.
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VIDEO: Journalist booed by UKIP supporters

BBC test - Wed, 2015-04-15 16:58
Telegraph journalist Chris Hope was subject to boos and jeers during UKIP's manifesto launch - after he asked why there was only one black face in the document - on the overseas aid page.
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VIDEO: More manifestos on campaign day 17

BBC test - Wed, 2015-04-15 15:49
Both the Liberal Democrats and UKIP launched their manifestos on day 17 of the election campaign.
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VIDEO: Reporter confronts dog trafficker

BBC test - Wed, 2015-04-15 14:38
BBC Scotland reporter Sam Poling confronts dog trafficker Brian O'Neill
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VIDEO: Anti-racism rally over salon arson

BBC test - Wed, 2015-04-15 14:17
A rally is held in support of a Lithuanian woman, whose east Belfast nail salon was set alight by arsonists.
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BIM for Construction: Heritage and Ecology

Wessex Archaeology - Wed, 2015-04-15 14:16
 If you are a project manager in infrastructure, renewables, energy or construction then this is the event for you!  Wessex Archaeology and our partner Thomson Ecology are organising a morning workshop to explore the BIM (Buildings Information Modelling) compatibility of ecology and archaeology for large construction projects. This workshop will feature guest presentations by thinkBIM Ambassadors, including the Chair of thinkBIM Duncan Reed, exploring the future role of BIM in infrastructure. Chris Brayne from Wessex Archaeology and Tim Donoyou from Thomson Ecology will also speak about the ways in which archaeology and ecology can be integrated to benefit both the historic and natural environment and aid the project process. There will be ample time for questions and discussion, and opportunities throughout the workshop to network with other attendees. This event is being held at the Royal Armouries, Leeds on Thursday 30 April. Attendance is free and a buffet lunch is included. If you’re a BIM project manager and would like to book a place please email us
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VIDEO: Southern UK basks in April heatwave

BBC test - Wed, 2015-04-15 14:04
Parts of Britain are bathed in glorious sunshine and people in Bournemouth have been hitting the beach a little earlier than they might have expected to this year.
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VIDEO: Polish prince challenges Farage to duel

BBC test - Wed, 2015-04-15 13:35
Nigel Farage is challenged to a duel in Hyde Park by a Polish prince brandishing a sabre over discrimination claims.
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