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VIDEO: Is Germany key ally in EU debate?

BBC test - Tue, 2015-05-19 23:31
Germany could be a key player in David Cameron's efforts to push for EU reform as Britain's Europe Minister calls for an early referendum on Britain's EU membership.
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VIDEO: Drink-drive limit reduction call

BBC test - Tue, 2015-05-19 22:18
The drink-drive limit in England and Wales should be cut to match that in Scotland, the Police Federation says.
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VIDEO: Farage 'no longer angry' at O'Flynn

BBC test - Tue, 2015-05-19 17:18
UKIP leader Nigel Farage tells the BBC's Alex Forsyth he respects Patrick O'Flynn for apologising to him for calling him "snarling, thin-skinned and aggressive".
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VIDEO: Lightning strike hits Dublin college

BBC test - Tue, 2015-05-19 17:11
A bolt of lightning struck the ground of the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown in Dublin on Monday during stormy weather.
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VIDEO: Girl canoes to school each morning

BBC test - Tue, 2015-05-19 14:43
A primary school pupil in Kirkintilloch finds a new way to beat the traffic on the school run by canoeing there with her father.
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VIDEO: Hatton raids: 'Exceptional operation'

BBC test - Tue, 2015-05-19 14:18
Detectives hunting the gang behind the Hatton Garden safety deposit raid have arrested seven suspects. Detective Superintendent Craig Turner Commander Peter Spindler spoke to reporters.
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VIDEO: Consumer price inflation turns negative

BBC test - Tue, 2015-05-19 14:03
The UK has entered its first period of deflation for more than half a century.
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VIDEO: Is this the face of William Shakespeare?

BBC test - Tue, 2015-05-19 13:58
Shakespeare may be the most famous playwright the world has ever known but what did he really look like?
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VIDEO: Prince Charles meets Gerry Adams

BBC test - Tue, 2015-05-19 13:55
Prince Charles has met Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams at a meeting at the University of Galway as part of a four-day visit.
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VIDEO: Whose face will be on new £20 note?

BBC test - Tue, 2015-05-19 13:47
The image of a visual artist will appear on the next version of the £20 note - and the Bank of England wants the public to make nominations.
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VIDEO: Family's joy at 'evil' nurse sentence

BBC test - Tue, 2015-05-19 12:57
The family members of Derek Weaver, who was killed by Victorino Chua at Stepping Hill Hospital say they are "delighted" at the verdict.
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VIDEO: Adams: 'This is a human occasion'

BBC test - Tue, 2015-05-19 12:54
Prince Charles has arrived in Ireland at the start of a four-day visit that will include a meeting with Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams.
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VIDEO: Customer 'glad' with 'gay cake' ruling

BBC test - Tue, 2015-05-19 12:25
A judge has ruled that a Christian-run bakery discriminated against a gay customer over their refusal to make a cake with a slogan supporting same-sex marriage.
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Declining mobility drove humans' shift to lighter bones

Stonepages - Tue, 2015-05-19 10:53
A new study of the bones of hundreds of humans who lived during the past 33,000 years in Europe finds the rise of agriculture and a corresponding fall in mobility...
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Volunteers help repair ancient cairn in Ireland

Stonepages - Tue, 2015-05-19 10:53
A group of volunteers has helped to repair a 5,000-year-old burial cairn on one of Northern Ireland's most significant mountains. Around 30 of them trekked to the top of Slieve...
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Cahokia's rise and fall linked to river flooding

Stonepages - Tue, 2015-05-19 10:52
At its peak, between around 1050 and 1200 CE, Cahokia - the famous complex of earthen mounds about 500 kilometres southwest of Chicago, USA - wielded economic power and religious...
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VIDEO: Nurses 'shocked' at Chua murders

BBC test - Tue, 2015-05-19 09:43
The Director of Nursing and Midwifery at Stepping Hill Hospital, Judith Morris explains that the case had an emotional impact on staff and patients
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JETting Around the Plain

Wessex Archaeology - Tue, 2015-05-19 09:29

Wessex Archaeology (WA) has been supporting the Jon Egging Trust’s (JET) Blue Skies Programme once again this year, providing exciting learning experiences to inspire young people to achieve their full potential. Level one students kicked off their archaeological education with an interactive tour of the WA head office in Salisbury. The day started with an introduction to archaeology and an impressive whiz through the last 900,000 years by Kirsten Egging Dinwiddy, one of our Osteoarchaeologists. The young people then split into groups to explore our environmental archaeology department and artefact processing lab as specialists gave talks and demonstrations on sample sieving, fieldwork, human skeletal remains and coastal & marine archaeology. The highlight of the day was getting hands on with flint tools and learning how to use them under the tuition of Phil Harding.   The following week, the level one students put their knowledge into practice on a visit to Chisenbury Midden, a mound of Iron Age feasting waste on Salisbury Plain, organised by WA and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO). Working in groups, the young people had a chance to try excavation techniques and archaeological recording processes. Finds included animal bones, examples of worked and burnt flint, and several pieces of Iron Age pottery. Students were then able to wash their own artefacts and compare them to previous finds from the site.   Students taking part in level two of the Blue Skies Programme took part in a geophysical survey day on Salisbury Plain, organised by WA and DIO and supported by members of Operation Nightingale. The day was themed on WWI and focused on using geophysical survey techniques to reveal information about a complex system of WWI practice trenches, designed to be a replica of the German trench system at the Somme. The young people were trained to use geophysical survey equipment and took part in both magnetometry and resistivity surveys, led by experts from WA and Winchester University. Other activities included comparing rations and kit from WWI to modern equivalents, hearing a soldier’s perspective of frontline warfare, and exploring the extant remains of the practice trenches nearby. The students will celebrate the achievements they have made through the Blue Skies Programme at a presentation ceremony in June, and we look forward to congratulating them then.  By Laura Joyner, Community & Education Officer 
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VIDEO: Church bells upset village harmony

BBC test - Tue, 2015-05-19 07:38
The constant chiming of church bells has upset the harmony in one Hertfordshire village.
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VIDEO: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

BBC test - Tue, 2015-05-19 06:30
Scientists are hoping to find a cure for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
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