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New prisons rated as 'of concern' 
  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:12:45 GMT 
    The performance of the three prisons in England and Wales that opened under the coalition government is "of concern", official ratings show.


New guidance on delivery charges 
  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:01:22 GMT 
    The UK government unveils new principles aimed at tackling "ridiculous" delivery charges faced by shoppers living in remote areas.


Week in pictures: 19-25 July 2014 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:04:19 GMT 
    News photos from around the world


A community's tales 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:56:05 GMT 
    Sound-portraits of the residents of Carrick-on-Suir


Day in pictures: 25 July 2014 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:50:49 GMT 
    24 hours of news photos: 25 July


'Hidden' photos reveal library build 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:44:32 GMT 
    'Hidden' images reveal Cambridge's University Library


Your pictures: Cycling 
  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:14:53 GMT 
    Readers' photos on the theme of "cycling"


Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:14:09 GMT 
    Concept designs by famous manufacturers on show in US


Taiwan plane crash: In pictures 
  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:50:20 GMT 
    TransAsia Airways plane crashes in Taiwan


Prince George's first year 
  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 03:37:31 GMT 
    Prince George's first year


The perils of the Streisand effect 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:51:11 GMT 
    Just what are the dangers of the Streisand effect?


American Vogue's first black cover girl 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:57:40 GMT 
    How a student became US Vogue's first black cover girl


Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: Islamic State's driving force 
  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:58:01 GMT 
    The shadowy leader behind stunning rise of the Islamic State


Can one bad blog blight a business? 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:07:07 GMT 
    Can one bad review on a blog bring down a business?


Las Patronas: The Mexican women helping migrants 
  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:05:47 GMT 
    The Mexican women helping migrants survive a perilous journey
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