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China's 7.4% growth beats forecast

BUSINESS - Wed, 2014-04-16 00:38
China's economy expanded by 7.4% in the first quarter of the year, better than expected but down from 7.7% at the end of 2013.

UB40 gig 'made fan's ear bleed'

ENTERTAINMENT - Tue, 2014-04-15 23:08
Music at a UB40 concert was so loud it was "altering heart rhythms" and caused a fan's ear to bleed, it is claimed.

Birds choose best building materials

SCIENCE & NATURE - Tue, 2014-04-15 21:55
Birds learn to choose the the best building materials for their nests, rather than building from instinct, say scientists.

China 'must allow currency to rise'

BUSINESS - Tue, 2014-04-15 21:28
The US tells China its currency must be allowed to rise if its own and the rest of the world's economy are to see stable growth.

BBC Two's disastrous launch night

ENTERTAINMENT - Tue, 2014-04-15 20:06
Why BBC Two's launch was not all right on the night

VIDEO: The Spanish hamlet being given away for free

BUSINESS - Tue, 2014-04-15 19:29
The mayor of the abandoned hamlet of A Barca in north-west Spain is offering to give it away for free to someone who will develop the area and provide employment.

How 3D is changing the shape of lessons

BUSINESS - Tue, 2014-04-15 19:02
How 3D printing is changing the shape of lessons

Sweet or sour? Duping our taste buds

SCIENCE & NATURE - Tue, 2014-04-15 19:00
Would this dessert taste different on a black plate?

Sweet or sour? Duping our taste buds

BUSINESS - Tue, 2014-04-15 19:00
Would this dessert taste different on a black plate?

VIDEO: Anti-graffiti CCTV captures Banksy

ENTERTAINMENT - Tue, 2014-04-15 17:51
A security camera has revealed footage of the artist Banksy and an accomplice at work in Bristol in the early hours of Sunday morning

Yahoo shares jump despite profit fall

BUSINESS - Tue, 2014-04-15 16:59
Shares in the struggling internet search giant Yahoo surge 9%, despite first-quarter profits falling 20%.

New Banksy art removed with crowbar

ENTERTAINMENT - Tue, 2014-04-15 16:33
New street art by "guerrilla artist" Banksy is removed within hours of appearing in Bristol.

Dave Lee Travis charged with assault

ENTERTAINMENT - Tue, 2014-04-15 15:51
Former Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis is charged with one count of indecent assault under Operation Yewtree, Scotland Yard says.

Coca-Cola's fizzy sales go flat

BUSINESS - Tue, 2014-04-15 15:19
The amount of fizzy drinks Coca-Cola sells worldwide falls for the first time in 15 years, but still drinks sales are up by 8%.

Hobbit star Armitage set for Old Vic

ENTERTAINMENT - Tue, 2014-04-15 12:59
Richard Armitage, one the stars of The Hobbit films, is to lead the cast in a new production of Arthur Miller's The Crucible at the Old Vic.

Early air points to cold, dry Mars

SCIENCE & NATURE - Tue, 2014-04-15 12:23
Scientists use impact craters to work out the characteristics of the air on Mars 3.6 billion years ago.

Barenboim heads up RPS nominations

ENTERTAINMENT - Tue, 2014-04-15 12:04
Conductor Daniel Barenboim, composer Peter Maxwell Davies and mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato are among the nominees for this year's Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards.

'Terror' of patient's op wake-up

HEALTH - Tue, 2014-04-15 11:43
A patient who awoke from an anaesthetic minutes before major surgery speaks of the "terrifying" experience.

Independence 'risks defence jobs'

BUSINESS - Tue, 2014-04-15 10:50
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond predicts that a vote for Scottish independence would put defence jobs at risk.

Privacy fears over FBI database

SCIENCE & NATURE - Tue, 2014-04-15 10:33
A facial recognition database being built by the FBI could contain over 52m images by 2015 causing concern to privacy campaigners