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'Fake research' comes under scrutiny

Image copyright SPL The scale of “fake research” in the UK appears to have been underestimated, a BBC investigation suggests. Official data points to about 30 allegations of research misconduct between 2012 and 2015. However, figures obtained by the BBC under Freedom of Information rules identified hundreds of allegations over a similar time period at […]

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Raise your sights

Single mothers have often been stigmatised and denounced. Cherry Healey explains why she’s proud to be one. I’m a single mum. I’m glad I live in an age and a place where it’s OK to admit that. We have moved on so much, so fast. Once, Margaret Thatcher deemed a single parent family so bad […]

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'I've not moved on'

Rio Ferdinand’s wife, Rebecca, died of breast cancer in 2015. The former England football captain reveals how hard he’s found life without her and how he has struggled to cope with his grief. Watch Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum and Dad on BBC One at 21:00 on Tuesday 28 March. You can catch up later online […]

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Cautious optimism

Gareth Southgate has lost one of the six England games he has taken charge of Gareth Southgate will feel a sense of cautious optimism after his first two matches as permanent England manager in succession to Sam Allardyce – but some familiar questions remain. Southgate was delighted with aspects of England’s display in defeat in […]

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Defoe scores as England beat Lithuania 2-0

Jermain Defoe is the 22nd player to reach the 20-goal landmark for England England took another comfortable step on the road to qualification for next summer’s World Cup in Russia as they eased past Lithuania at Wembley. Gareth Southgate’s first game at Wembley since succeeding Sam Allardyce on a permanent basis provided few alarms as […]

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Banbury North signal box demolished despite bid to save it

Media captionSaying goodbye to one of the last railway signal boxes A century-old signal box has been demolished despite a campaign by railway enthusiasts to save it. The Oxfordshire box, dating from 1901, was reduced to rubble overnight as campaigners watched from a bridge. One protester said former signalmen would be “turning in their graves”, […]

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'No progress' during talks, Adams says

Image copyright Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye Image caption Sinn Féin said the talks have run their course Sinn Féin has said the current phase of Northern Ireland inter-party discussions at Stormont Castle has run its course. The party said it will not nominate its Stormont leader Michelle O’Neill as deputy first minister on Monday. […]

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London attack: Man, 30, arrested in Birmingham

Image copyright PA Image caption A group of women, some with their daughters, linked hands on Westminster Bridge as a way of paying tribute to the victims A man has been arrested in Birmingham by police investigating the Westminster terror attack, in which four people were killed. The Met Police said the 30-year-old was being […]

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Gas leak fears raised a day before Wirral blast

Media captionDrone footage shows the blast destruction People living close to the site of a major explosion on Merseyside reported smelling gas at least 24 hours beforehand, it has emerged. Reports of leaks were probed before the suspected gas blast in Wirral on Saturday, the National Grid confirmed. Two people were seriously hurt and 31 […]

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Two teenagers found dead at Saltburn cliff named

Image copyright RNLI/Redcar Image caption Police and the coastguard were called to Huntcliff in Saltburn Two 17-year-old boys found dead at the bottom of a cliff have been named by police. The bodies of Harry Watson and Alex Yeoman from the East Cleveland area were found by officers at about 19:00 GMT on Friday. Source […]