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  • David Cameron under pressure to take second Syria vote

    September 3, 2013 7:01 AM 78

    David Cameron is coming under pressure to make fresh attempts to get Parliament to back military action in Syria as a Westcountry MP said it would be "shameful" if Britain was to "stand on the sidelines". The Prime Minister ruled out sending in British forces following a humiliating defeat in the Commons last week. But the prospect of Parliament revisiting

  • TV comedian Dawn French talks candidly about her weight

    August 30, 2013 10:43 AM 77

    Dawn French has revealed how people thought she was abandoning the 'fat club' by slimming down in a candid interview about her fluctuating weight . The 55 year-old funny-woman who lives in Fowey told Australian Women’s Weekly magazine: "About three years ago I dropped nearly eight stone, and the thing that shocked me was how people reacted

  • Match of the Day voting terms and conditions

    August 16, 2013 3:00 PM 83

    1. Viewers can take part by accessing a link that will be available during a programme on www.bbc.co.uk/football as part of the Match of the Day voting. Viewers will find the question and a list of alternative answers. Viewers can register their vote by electronically clicking on the box beside the answer they wish to vote for. 2. Viewers can also take part by voting

  • Joss Stone: Plot to rob and kill me was 'a bit harsh'

    July 28, 2013 10:17 AM 72

    Singer Joss Stone has spoken for the first time about the bungled plot to kidnap and murder her at her Westcountry home. Just over two months after she appeared in a court case which heard how the would-be killers had planned to decapitate the star, she played down the ordeal as "a bit harsh and a little bit odd" Kevin Liverpool, 35, was sentenced to life in jail with a minimum

  • World awaits naming of royal baby boy

    July 23, 2013 3:59 PM 74

    Well-wishers across the globe have been celebrating the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby boy, the third heir to the British throne. The baby, who will be known as the Prince of Cambridge, was delivered at 4.24pm on Tuesday afternoon, weighing 8lb 6oz. The world had their first glimpse of the newborn prince last night but will have to wait a little

  • It's a boy! Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to baby son

    July 23, 2013 12:21 AM 83

    After arriving at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington at 6am on Monday, the Duke and Duchess welcomed a son. The Duchess gave birth in the hospital's Lindo Wing, where both Prince William and Harry were born. The palace said in a statement the duchess and the baby were "doing well". She and Prince William will remain in the hospital overnight. In keeping

  • It's a boy! The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth

    July 22, 2013 6:03 PM 85

    After arriving at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington at 6am on Monday, the Duke and Duchess welcomed a son. The Duchess gave birth in the hospital's Lindo Wing, where both Prince William and Harry were born. The palace said in a statement the duchess and the baby were "doing well". She and Prince William will remain in the hospital overnight. In keeping

  • Kate in labour: 10 things you might not know about the royal baby

    July 22, 2013 6:37 AM 84

    The latest addition to the royal family is on its way, with the Duchess settled in the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital, London. In October 2011 the Government announced the 16 Commonwealth countries where the Queen is head of state had accepted changes to the rights of succession, enabling a first-born daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to take precedence

  • Hot weather takes its toll across the West Country

    July 21, 2013 7:00 AM 81

    The hot weather has taken its toll in the West Country and across the UK, with grass fires in London, mountain blazes in the Welsh valleys and forest fires in Fife, Scotland. The heatwave is believed to have caused up to 760 premature deaths already, and the British Red Cross has launched two call centres in Norwich and Ipswich to check on the welfare

  • Superman to face Batman in new superhero movie

    July 21, 2013 6:39 AM 83

    A sequel to this year's Superman movie Man Of Steel will feature a face-off with Batman, according to director Zack Snyder. Snyder revealed the plans whilst speaking to more than 6,000 comic book fans at a convention in San Diego. Man Of Steel was released in the UK in June and featured British actor Henry Cavill as Superman and his alter ego Clark Kent. Cavill