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A sheepdog's 'two rules' for success

SCIENCE & NATURE - Tue, 2014-08-26 20:33
Scientists produce a simple mathematical model that explains how a single sheepdog can herd a large number of sheep.

VIDEO: Kate Bush fans: 'Worth the wait'

ENTERTAINMENT - Tue, 2014-08-26 20:06
Delighted fans took to their feet at London's Hammersmith Apollo to applaud Kate Bush, as she closed her first concert in 35 years on Tuesday night.

Overseas nurses 'face shorter tests'

HEALTH - Tue, 2014-08-26 20:04
New rules mean nurses and midwives who have completed their training outside Europe will face shorter tests to check they are fit to work in the UK.

Ebola crisis: Five ways to avoid the deadly virus

HEALTH - Tue, 2014-08-26 19:35
Wash your hands and other top tips to avoid Ebola

The etiquette of reclining seats on flights

BUSINESS - Tue, 2014-08-26 19:11
When is it acceptable to lean back at 30,000ft, asks Jon Kelly.

Tunisia's first video games boss

BUSINESS - Tue, 2014-08-26 19:01
'I want to build something with a global reach'

Celebrating the joy of craftsmanship

ENTERTAINMENT - Tue, 2014-08-26 19:01
The Italian city that has been making violins for centuries

Celebrating the joy of craftsmanship

BUSINESS - Tue, 2014-08-26 19:01
The Italian city that as been making violins for centuries

Anti-independence firms make case

BUSINESS - Tue, 2014-08-26 17:17
A letter signed by 130 firms says the business case for independence “has not been made”.

Wall Street market report

BUSINESS - Tue, 2014-08-26 16:34
US stocks closed higher on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 index closing above 2,000 for the first time.

Burger King and Tim Hortons to merge

BUSINESS - Tue, 2014-08-26 16:30
Burger King confirms that it plans to merge with Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain.

Global coal 'binge' missed in data

SCIENCE & NATURE - Tue, 2014-08-26 14:23
The climate impacts of the world's fossil-fuelled power plants are being underestimated because of poor accounting, say researchers.

VIDEO: Excitement ahead of Kate Bush gig

ENTERTAINMENT - Tue, 2014-08-26 14:14
The BBC's Colin Paterson talks to fans ahead of Kate Bush's first gig in 35 years.

Badger cull targets are announced

SCIENCE & NATURE - Tue, 2014-08-26 13:52
A target number of badgers to be killed in this year's pilot cull to tackle tuberculosis in cattle is announced.

Benefits Street filming on Teesside

ENTERTAINMENT - Tue, 2014-08-26 13:04
Residents in a Teesside street are being filmed for the next series of controversial TV show Benefits Street.

UK Ebola patient gets test drug

HEALTH - Tue, 2014-08-26 12:25
The British volunteer nurse William Pooley, who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone, has been given the experimental drug ZMapp.

South Africa economy avoids recession

BUSINESS - Tue, 2014-08-26 11:22
South Africa avoids falling into recession after second-quarter GDP figures show the economy grew by 0.6% during the April-to-June period.

Scorsese set for Shutter prequel

ENTERTAINMENT - Tue, 2014-08-26 11:20
Director Martin Scorsese is planning to make a TV spin-off of his film Shutter Island, with a prequel of the story about an isolated psychiatric hospital.

VIDEO: What goes into a fake cigarette?

HEALTH - Tue, 2014-08-26 10:55
The BBC's Tom Brown finds out what is in a fake cigarette

Prince to release two new albums

ENTERTAINMENT - Tue, 2014-08-26 10:54
Prince is to release two new albums at the end of September with record label Warners, the label he fell out with 20 years ago.