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Reunite Ashya with parents - CleggAshya and Naghemeh

The deputy prime minister calls for the parents of five-year-old brain tumour patient Ashya King to be freed from custody and reunited with their son.


An artists impressionBoris Island airport plan 'not dead'

Mayor of London Boris Johnson says plans for an airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", are not dead despite a commission looking into the UK's airport needs rejecting the idea.

Theresa May MPAbuse case council faces inspection

The government is considering conducting an inspection of Rotherham Council in the wake the child abuse scandal, Home Secretary Theresa May says.

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    After celebrity leaks, what can you do to safeguard your photos?


  • Cesc FabregasFair price?

    Have some football clubs overpaid for their new players?


  • Woman and hairdryerBlow back

    Would banning high-power appliances actually save energy?


  • Rack of lambFavourite feast

    Is the UK unusually fond of lamb and potatoes?


  • Members of staff at James Stevenson Flags hold a Union Jack and Saltire flag UK minus Scotland

    Does the rest of the UK care if the Scots become independent?


  • Women doing ice bucket challengeChill factor

    How much has the Ice Bucket Challenge achieved?


  • Women in front of Windows XP posterUpgrade angst

    Readers share their experiences of replacing their operating system


  • Ernest HemingwayAbandoned hero

    Why Paris is forgetting Ernest Hemingway


  • This photo taken on 24 July 2014 shows a golden duck in the museum at the Quanjude restaurant in BeijingTasty display

    China's museum boom hatches roast duck tribute


  • Tracer particles show the flow of water around coral (c) Orr H. Shapiro, Vicente I. Fernandez, Melissa S. Garren, Jeffrey S. Guasto, François P. Debaillon-Vesque, Esti Kramarski-Winter, Assaf Vardi, Roman Stocker, PNAS, 2014Troubled waters

    How corals stir up their world to draw in nutrients


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  • Panorama: Stolen Childhoods: The Grooming ScandalPanorama Watch

    Alison Holt investigates the grooming and sexual exploitation of children in Rotherham.


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    Morning news. Includes Sports Desk; Yesterday in Parliament; Weather; Thought for the Day.


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