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TV to screen 'Farage in No 10' film

TV to screen 'Farage in No 10' film

Channel 4 is to screen a spoof documentary imagining if UKIP won next year's General Election.

Future robots 'to mimic ostriches'

Future robots 'to mimic ostriches'

Future running robots are likely to resemble ostriches or dinosaurs, new research suggests.

Painting found in attic auctioned

Painting found in attic auctioned

A painting that was missing for almost a century is expected to fetch a six-figure sum at auction when it is offered for sale alongside work by some of the biggest names in 20th century British art.

Deep voices 'scare others more'

Deep voices 'scare others more'

If you want to scare others into submission, speak with a deep, dynamic voice that varies widely in pitch.

Noise 'drowns out vital bird calls'

Noise 'drowns out vital bird calls'

Traffic, aircraft and construction noise may be making it harder for hatchling birds to hear their parents offering food or warning of predators, research has shown.
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Dead woman wins benefits battle

Dead woman wins benefits battle

A single mother has won a benefits fight with her local council from beyond the grave.
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Food waste plea to pumpkin carvers

Food waste plea to pumpkin carvers

Carving a pumpkin is a popular Halloween pursuit, but 1,500 double decker buses worth of food waste ends up in landfill as a result, campaigners have warned.
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Table raiders caught on CCTV

Table raiders caught on CCTV

Police have issued CCTV footage of two theft suspects picking up a £299 table and walking out of a shop.
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'Sounds inspired early structures'

'Sounds inspired early structures'

Prehistoric cave paintings, canyon art and structures such as Stonehenge may have been inspired by spooky sounds believed to be emanating from the spirit world, a scientist has claimed.
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Sweet...UK strawberry crop a record

Sweet...UK strawberry crop a record

A record crop of UK strawberries has been grown this year and the season is expected to continue into December, industry leaders have said.
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