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Lara Casalotti Finds Stem Cell Donor After Huge Global #Match4Lara Appeal

(2) Comments | Posted 8 March 2016 | (05:01)

A matching stem cell donor has been found for the 24-year-old London student whose fight with blood cancer inspired more than 20,000 people to register to donate in just under a month.

Lara Casalotti shared her good news in a video, above, saying: "I'm very excited...

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Adam Johnson Sacked By Sunderland Following Child Sex Admission

(0) Comments | Posted 12 February 2016 | (00:53)

Adam Johnson has had his contract terminated by Sunderland after pleading guilty to one count of sexual activity with a child and one charge of grooming.

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Jeremy Hunt's Junior Doctors' Contract Move Prompts NHS Chief Execs To Rescind Apparent Support

(0) Comments | Posted 11 February 2016 | (23:53)

Half of the NHS bosses whose signatures were used to justify Jeremy Hunt's imposition of a new contract for junior doctors have now rescinded their apparent support.

Ten chief executives of NHS trusts across England say they do not support the imposition, despite their names being...

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World War II Veteran Norwood Thomas Finally Meets His Wartime Love, Joyce Morris, 70 Years On

(1) Comments | Posted 10 February 2016 | (22:04)

The heartwarming moment a World War II veteran is reunited with his wartime beau after 70 years apart has been captured on film.

Former paratrooper Norwood Thomas, 93, travelled from Virginia, US, to visit his former beau, Joyce Morris, 88, whom he met just...

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Donald Trump Facts Might Make Awkward Reading For His Hard-Working, Ordinary American Supporters

(17) Comments | Posted 10 February 2016 | (20:22)

As Donald Trump basks in the glory of his first victory during this year's Republican primaries, many New Hampshire voters appear thrilled to have stuck it to The Establishment by declaring him their victor.

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Junior Doctors NHS Strike: Myths Busted In Powerfully Simple Animation

(63) Comments | Posted 10 February 2016 | (19:55)

An incredibly straightforward video highlighting some of the most common myths surrounding the junior doctors' strike has captivated millions in less than 24 hours.

Producer James Rawson worked with two medics to develop the animated slides, counteracting some common misperceptions. It's had an incredible 1.4m views...

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Ash Wednesday Quiz: Test Your Knowledge Of The Christian Ceremony Commencing Lent

(16) Comments | Posted 10 February 2016 | (16:07)

The tradition of Ash Wednesday marks the first day of the Christian period of Lent, a time of reflection, fasting, and prayer lasting 40 days.

During Ash Wednesday ceremonies, ash is placed on the heads of worshippers, often marked with a visible cross.

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'The Jump': Bookmakers Offer Odds On Next Celebrity Injury After Fourth Contestant Leaves Show

(0) Comments | Posted 9 February 2016 | (22:43)

Forget who actually wins Channel 4's 'The Jump'; real money looks set to be made betting on who'll be the next celebrity ruled out of the competition on medical grounds.

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World War II Veteran Norwood Thomas Travels To Meet His Wartime Love, Joyce Morris, 70 Years On

(4) Comments | Posted 9 February 2016 | (21:33)

A 93-year-old World War II veteran who last saw his wartime girlfriend 70 years ago is to travel 10,500 miles to Australia to meet her.

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Former paratrooper Norwood Thomas is embarking...

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Disabled Woman Films Moment Bus Driver Fails To Extend Wheelchair Ramp Properly Then Drives Off Regardless

(35) Comments | Posted 9 February 2016 | (20:06)

A disabled woman was left alone on the side of the road after a bus driver ignored her pleas to lower a wheelchair ramp correctly and refused to allow her despairing friend to disembark.

Melody Powell says she was "innocently filming the bus" to demonstrate to her American...

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Storm Imogen Plane Landing Video Sees Pilot Forced To Abort Arrival At London City Airport

(2) Comments | Posted 9 February 2016 | (17:21)

An aircraft briefly touched the runway at London's City Airport before being forced to take-off again as it battled the onslaught of winds brought by Storm Imogen.

Incredible video, above, shows the terrifying moment the aircraft makes its flawed descent to the runway in the east...

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Bible And Quran Text Analysis Reveals 'Violence' More Common In Old And New Testament

(444) Comments | Posted 9 February 2016 | (17:12)

An analysis of the Bible and the Quran has found that violence and destruction are discussed more frequently in Christian scripture than in the Islamic text.

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David Cameron Prison Reform Hints At Greater Rehabilitation, Mirroring These European Countries

(6) Comments | Posted 8 February 2016 | (22:23)

David Cameron has committed to reform Britain's prison system by the end of the year.

In an address on Monday, the first by a prime minister to focus on incarceration in more than two decades, the Tory leader signaled an increased role for...

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Selly Oak Muggings Prompt Birmingham University Students To Petition For Greater Police Presence

(6) Comments | Posted 8 February 2016 | (16:06)

Students at the University Of Birmingham have been forced to petition the police after claims a "drastic" increase in crime has failed to be taken seriously.

Over 4,000 people had signed the Change.org appeal by Monday after a spate of muggings and...

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Wonky Veg Policy At Supermarkets, Including Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, Co-op And Aldi

(26) Comments | Posted 6 February 2016 | (00:15)

Supermarket Asda has launched the UK's first ever 'wonky veg box' allowing shoppers to buy imperfect vegetables in bulk to feed their families.

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The box will cost £3.50 and comes...

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Noela Rukundo, Wife Who Crashed Her Own Funeral, Shares Inspirational Message After Ordeal

(12) Comments | Posted 5 February 2016 | (20:48)

"Surprise! I'm still alive!"

These are the words Noela Rukundo never thought she would have to say.

Five days earlier, Noela had been visiting her native Burundi from Australia when she was taken by a group of masked men, who said her husband had ordered her death.

Tied to a...

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UN Finds Julian Assange Is 'Arbitrarily Detained', But The Internet Heartily Disagrees

(13) Comments | Posted 5 February 2016 | (18:24)

A UN panel's finding that WikiLeaks founder and Ecuadorian Embassy resident Julian Assange has been "arbitrarily detained" has been thoroughly ridiculed online.

The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention panel called on Swedish and British authorities to end Assange's "deprivation of liberty"...

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BBC Question Time: Labour's Shabana Mahmood Counters Ukip's Paul Nuttall's 'Heart' Claim

(21) Comments | Posted 5 February 2016 | (04:57)

The deputy leader of Ukip clashed with a Labour MP on Thursday evening over his claim the eurosceptic party "has a heart".

Ukip MEP Paul Nuttall was confronted by former shadow chief secretary to the Treasury Shabana Mahmood, who took exception to his comments during...

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TrumpDonald.org Viral Website Allows You To Trumpet Billionaire Republican Presidential Hopeful

(0) Comments | Posted 5 February 2016 | (03:33)

Ever wanted to blast Donald Trump in the face with a trumpet?

Well now you can, thanks to the internet. And it's really rather fun.

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Animal, a creative agency based in Stockholm, has developed the app which runs in browsers and on mobile.

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Jeremy Corbyn Criticises Universities Over Student Mental Health Services

(5) Comments | Posted 5 February 2016 | (01:25)

Jeremy Corbyn has said lecturers and university staff should be doing more to assist students seeking help for mental health problems.

The Labour leader said that all too often young people were being let down by a lack of adequate, easy to access services...

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