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Migrant crisis: Spain rescues 600 people in busiest day

Spain's coastguard says it has rescued 600 migrants crossing from Morocco in a 24-hour period amid a spike in the number of migrant arrivals.The rescued migrants were in 15 vessels including toy paddleboats and a jet ski and included...

Olympic legacy: Did £1bn after 2012 get any more people doing sport?

Five years ago this month, the London Olympic Games - seen as a great success for Britain - came to a close. At the time, the country was promised that the end of the Games would not mean...

Engine issue grounds Battle of Britain Memorial Flight planes

Most of the historic aircraft that make up the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) have been grounded due to an engine issue.A Lancaster bomber, two Hurricanes and three Spitfire planes are all affected by the problem.The BBMF has...

Wall of Grief: Russia remembers victims of Soviet repression

Vera Golubeva spent six years in a Stalinist labour camp for telling a joke. In 1951 she was labelled an enemy of the people and sent to Siberia."It sounds ridiculous," the former history teacher smiles. "But that's the only...

Cornish fish restaurant named best in the UK

A Cornish fish restaurant has been named best in the UK, after five years at the top for the previous winner.The Good Food Guide put Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, named after its owner, just ahead of Cumbria's L'Enclume, ending its...

Rail fares: Commuters to pay £100 more in 2018

Rail commuters will pay an extra £100 on average for annual season tickets when price changes come into force in the new year, analysis suggests.The permitted increase equates to 3.6% and is taken from the Retail Prices Index inflation...

The Papers: Brexit 'backdoor' and new aircraft carrier

Newspaper headlines: Brexit 'backdoor' and new aircraft carrier ...

India partition: How Mahindra & Mahindra was divided

Indian company Mahindra & Mahindra, the world's largest manufacturer of tractors, was divided by the partition of the country in 1947.It was founded by JC Mahindra, KC Mahindra and Malik Ghulam Mohammed, who later left for Pakistan to become...

Teenagers to find out A-level results

The long wait for A-level results is almost over for teenagers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.A drop in applications for university this year is expected to mean a "buyer's market" with more options available for those looking for...