10 of the best narrow-gauge railway journeys in Britain
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10 of the best narrow-gauge railway journeys in Britain

Hop aboard one of these fantastic British railway adventures – with the chance to see…

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Dear Theresa May, come and meet some Muslims. It might help if you knew us
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Dear Theresa May, come and meet some Muslims. It might help if you knew us

A lack of engagement by senior Conservatives is part of the process of ‘othering’ us,…

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Top 10 forgotten British beauty spots
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Top 10 forgotten British beauty spots

From crumbling ruins to holy wells and butterfly-filled forests, some of the country’s loveliest spots…

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Wealth and poverty sit side by side in Grenfell Tower’s borough
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Wealth and poverty sit side by side in Grenfell Tower’s borough

Data shows area around Grenfell Tower was among top 10% most deprived areas in England…

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Many operations could be unnecessary, says leading surgeon
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Many operations could be unnecessary, says leading surgeon

Certain types of elective surgery only benefit patients because of placebo effect, says Prof Andy…

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‘It was a rampage’: witnesses describe horror of London terrorist attacks
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‘It was a rampage’: witnesses describe horror of London terrorist attacks

Reports of people fighting off attackers with bottles and chairs during terror incidents in London…

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Too many children being prescribed melatonin to aid sleep, experts warn
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Too many children being prescribed melatonin to aid sleep, experts warn

Some specialists concerned use of hormone has become a ‘fashionable treatment’ for parents who want…

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‘Ban burqas to promote vitamin D’ and other odd ideas in Ukip’s manifesto
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‘Ban burqas to promote vitamin D’ and other odd ideas in Ukip’s manifesto

Ukip has launched its election manifesto, and it certainly has some eye-catching bits. Here are…

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Transgender woman who died should not have been moved to female jail, jury finds
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Transgender woman who died should not have been moved to female jail, jury finds

Vikki Thompson, 21, was found dead in her cell at HMP Leeds after warning people…

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Climate change is turning Antarctica green, say researchers
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Climate change is turning Antarctica green, say researchers

Facebook fined £94m for ‘misleading’ EU over WhatsApp takeover
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Facebook fined £94m for ‘misleading’ EU over WhatsApp takeover

European commission says fine is a ‘clear signal’ to companies that they must comply with…

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‘An almost biblical notion of evil’ – why Ian Brady haunts the British psyche
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‘An almost biblical notion of evil’ – why Ian Brady haunts the British psyche

Other child killers have slid off into obscurity, but Brady and fellow Moors murderer Myra…

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What if the menace of large hacks becomes a routine part of life?
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What if the menace of large hacks becomes a routine part of life?

The NHS malware case highlighted the need to deal with the necessity of digital records…

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Sweet-scented scurvy-grass is a spring tonic in every sense
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Sweet-scented scurvy-grass is a spring tonic in every sense

South Uist The bitter leaves of this hardy little plant once provided a welcome dose…

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Family ‘devastated’ by death of girl who fell on Drayton Manor ride
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Family ‘devastated’ by death of girl who fell on Drayton Manor ride

Relatives of Evha Jannath, 11, from Leicester, say their ‘world was torn apart’ when she…

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Trance producer Robert Miles has died, aged 47
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Trance producer Robert Miles has died, aged 47

Best known for his No 1 hit Children, the artist has died in Ibiza, Spain,…

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Birmingham woman standing in defiance of EDL protester goes viral
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Birmingham woman standing in defiance of EDL protester goes viral

Photograph of young woman becomes symbol of city standing up to far-right group English Defence…

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Tributes paid to two boys found dead at foot of cliffs in Teesside
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Tributes paid to two boys found dead at foot of cliffs in Teesside

Police confirm teenagers who died at Huntcliff in Saltburn-by-the-Sea were best friends Harry Watson and…

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Nestlé to remove 10% of sugar from all snacks in UK and Ireland by 2018
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Nestlé to remove 10% of sugar from all snacks in UK and Ireland by 2018

Food corporation to remove equivalent of 7,500 tonnes of sugar from confectionery and says it…

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Game of Clones – the dating show of your creepiest dreams
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Game of Clones – the dating show of your creepiest dreams