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Monthly Archives: October 2014

Britain’s first national sperm bank

Britain’s first national sperm bank has opened at Birmingham Women’s Hospital with a mission to make it easier for couples and single parents seeking donor sperm.

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Petrol could drop to under £1 per litre

Recent falls in worldwide oil prices have combined with competition between supermarkets to bring petrol prices down to their lowest value since 2010, with more price cuts to come.  As traditional supermarkets face competition from budget shops such as Aldi and Lidl, it has been suggested that a litre of fuel could soon cost as little as £1 or even less.  

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Feminism in Westminster

Deputy leader of the Labour Party, Harriet Harman defied Commons convention by wearing a charity t-shirt to Prime Minister’s Questions. 

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Horrifying haunted Hallowe’en hotspots

To celebrate Hallowe’en, we’ve gathered together some of the scariest and most haunted places in the UK to make up a rogues gallery of macabre locations.

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Release the 1000 mph British Bloodhound!

A 1000 mile per hour record breaking supercar is being built in Britain ready to smash the world land speed record a year from now in the winter of 2015/2016.

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Internet big player defends net neutrality

Mitchell Baker, the Executive Chairwoman of Mozilla and one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world, restated her firm belief that an open neutral internet is essential to ensure innovation on the internet during an interview with the BBC’s Hard Talk programme.

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Harry Potter themed hotel rooms are disapparating fast

A London hotel is having a good spell at the moment after advertising two Harry Potter themed hotel rooms with decor and contents based on the dormitories at Hogwarts. The Georgian House Hotel’s website crashed soon after it started taking bookings for the new rooms, and though some may suspect Lord Voldemort it is believed to be because the magical offering proved so popular among fans of the series.

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British wildlife endures the ups and downs of autumn

Stags clash in the Scottish Highlands, otters play in the lake district and beavers build dams in Cornwall, but it’s not all easy going for animals in Britain.

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A paralysed man walks across a bridge

It’s a warm day, a man walks across a bridge in Wroclaw, Poland with some support from a frame. 

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Winter warmers from the coldest places on earth

After a lovely long Indian summer that saw us wearing shorts in October, the cold weather is well and truly here and winter is fast approaching.

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