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Young royal blood must wait as Queen celebrates landmark

London - Queen Elizabeth II's longevity has helped anchor Britain during an era of unprecedented change, but has also left the royal family an ageing institution.

How Waterloo led to a more powerful England Special

Edinburgh - Waterloo isn’t the watershed that it’s been cracked up to be. That’s the view of historian David Crane whose new book “Went the Day Well” examines the battle and how it paved the way for a newly assertive British empire.

Study finds school children would rather learn coding than French

A study of UK school children and parents has found most kids would rather be taught how to program than how to speak French. It follows the introduction of a compulsory computing curriculum by the government.

UN investigates UK Govt. over human rights welfare reform abuses

The United Nations plans to visit the UK to investigate whether Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith's welfare reforms have caused harmful and systematic abuses of disabled people's human rights, The Independent reports.

Lasers used to detect brain tumors

London - Brain surgeons in Britain have used lasers to detect a tumor during a surgical procedure. This was the first use of the procedure in Europe.

River Thames is full of marine life

London - When one thinks of places to watch marine life, the River Thames is not the location that springs to mind. However, in recent years sightings of marine animals have been increasing.

Op-Ed: Nonito Donaire out to halt Scott Quigg's 31-fight winning streak

Fve-division world champion and the former WBA (Super) featherweight titlist Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire has what it takes to put an end to Scott Quigg's 31-fight winning streak when they collide on Nov. 21 in Manchester, England.

Review: Five Star Swing 'jive up' St. Albans Special

Saint Albans - Five Star Swing, the Jazz, swing and blues outfit led by pianist and trumpeter Chris Smith Jnr., played a superb gig at Butterfly World in St. Albans over the last weekend in August.

The secret to playing Pooh sticks

London - Ever played Pooh sticks? The game where you stand on a bridge over looking a stream and drop sticks in, while competing against someone else? The objective is to see whose stick comes out from under the bridge first.

Review: Touring the Bombay Sapphire distillery Special

Laverstoke - Several distilleries and breweries tack on visitor centers. Few are as integrated and interesting as Bombay Sapphire, which takes guests on botanical journey of self-discovery.

Police in Thailand arrest Bangkok bombing suspect

Police in Thailand have arrested the man they believe responsible for the bomb that killed 20 people and injured over 120 on August 17. They said the man is a foreigner but did not give out his nationality.

Review: Planet of the Apes brought to life with live orchestra Special

London - As part of London's Meltdown Festival a restored version of the first Planet of the Apes films was shown accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra.

The British government to use Twitter to combat the threat from ISIS

London - The popular social media site has become the latest tool in the British government's continuing struggle against the threat of Islamic extremism.

He's baaack: Justin Bieber releases new song 'What Do You Mean'

The Biebs is back as Canadian pop star Justin Bieber has finally released a new song. Bieber put out the much-anticipated first single from his upcoming new album today and it has all the necessary tools to return him to the spotlight - for music.

Europa League Draw: Long trips for Liverpool and Tottenham

Both Liverpool and Tottenham will need at least one long excursion on a Thursday night, as the Premier League sides face long-haul opposition from Russia and Azerbaijan respectively.

Controversial badger cull to be extended

Bristol - The hotly debated issue of culling badgers in the U.K. has arisen again with plans by the British government to extend areas where shooting badgers is permitted to Dorset.

Greek archaeologists discover 17th century BC palace near Sparta

An archaeological dig in Greece has discovered a 10-room palace from the 17th-16th century BC at a site of ancient ruins near Sparta. The Ministry of Culture said the palace dates back to the Mycenaean Age and the site revealed a host of artifacts.

108 years on, message in a bottle found

Plymouth - It is still a popular pastime to write a message, pop it in a bottle and cast it into the sea. Many such bottles are lost, destroyed or found quickly. In one case, a bottle has survived for decades, leading to the oldest message in a bottle being found.

Invasive caterpillar spreads through U.K.

London - An invasive caterpillar, which munches through hedges and other plants, is crawling out of London and into the rest of the U.K. Experts are concerned about the devastation it will cause.

Blood test detects cancer relapse

London - A new blood test has been developed that looks for signs of returning cancers. This situation can occur after someone has been treated.
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