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    British Tory MP Sir David Amess stabbed to death

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    Captain Kirk to become oldest person in space

    The actor who played Captain Kirk in the Star Trek series is set to embark on a real-life journey into space. US tech billionaire Jeff Bezos's space travel company Blue Origin confirmed that William Shatner would be blasting off from Texas on 12 October. Aged 90, the actor will become the...
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    Europe's mission to Mercury returns first pictures

    BepiColombo: Europe's mission to Mercury returns first pictures Jonathan Amos Science correspondent @BBCAmoson Twitter 2nd October 2021 "Happy snaps": The first images of Mercury have delighted mission scientists Europe's BepiColombo mission has returned its first pictures of Mercury, the...
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    Anglo-Saxon church found underneath Norman church

    'Truly remarkable' remains of what could be an Anglo-Saxon church are uncovered UNDERNEATH a 943-year-old Norman church in Stoke Mandeville Researchers were excavating the St Mary's Old Church in Stoke Mandeville They had previously moved 3,000 bodies from the churchyard to a new location It...
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    Missing man joins search party looking for himself

    Turkey: 'Missing' man joins search party looking for himself BBC News 30th September 2021 A missing man in Turkey accidentally joined his own search party for hours before realising he was the person they were looking for, local media reports. Beyhan Mutlu had been drinking with friends on...
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    New species of dinosaur discovered on Isle of Wight

    New species of dinosaur unearthed by Isle of Wight fossil hunters BBC News 29th September 2021 The new discoveries have been named Ceratosuchops inferodios (foreground) and Riparvenator milnerae The discovery of two new species of dinosaur, which likely roamed the south of England 125 million...
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    Carlisle Cricket Club Roman bathhouse excavation unearths Roman Imperial tiles

    Carlisle Roman bathhouse excavation unearths Roman Imperial tiles BBC News 26th September 2021 Archaeologists say the IMP stands for imperator, Latin for emperor The excavation of a Roman bathhouse at Carlisle Cricket Club has unearthed a connection between the site and a third century Roman...
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    German rivals neck and neck to succeed Merkel

    It's just after 23:00 local time, and the centre-left Social Democrats look to be on course for a razor-thin victory in Germany's parliamentary elections - but they will need to form a coalition to build the next government. The party's candidate Olaf Scholz has said the country voted for...
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    Iceland elects Europe's first female majority parliament

    Iceland elects Europe's first female majority parliament BBC News 26th September 2021 Iceland's Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir casting her vote on Saturday Iceland has made history by becoming the first European country to elect a female majority to parliament. Some 33 of the 63 seats in...
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    Dinas Dinlle Iron Age hillfort is being lost to the sea

    Iron Age hillfort is being lost to the sea in Gwynedd BBC News 8th September 2021 Archaeologists have returned to the site of an ancient Welsh hillfort in a bid to uncover more of its secrets before being lost to the sea. Excavations in 2019 by a beach near Caernarfon revealed one of the...
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    Stunning meteor seen over southern England and Brittany

    Stunning images of a meteor lighting up the night sky over Southampton, England, have been caught on camera. The bright object was seen streaking over the city's docks at around 22:45 BST on Sunday evening. It’s reported the meteor landed in Morgat in Brittany, France.
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    Manchester's medieval origins to be celebrated with festival

    Manchester's medieval origins to be celebrated with festival BBC News 27th August 2021 The library has been open continuously since 1653, but had to close during the coronavirus pandemic Modern Manchester's medieval origins are to be celebrated in a festival to mark 600 years of its oldest...
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    World's northernmost island is discovered

    Greenland island is world's northernmost island - scientists BBC News 28th August 2021 The 60X30m island is the closest point of land to the North Pole, the scientists say A group of scientists say they have discovered by luck what they believe is the world's northernmost island off...
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    The oldest family photograph ever taken at Stonehenge

    The oldest family photograph ever taken at Stonehenge: A pioneering 3D image from the 1860s goes on display after being discovered in Queen guitarist Brian May's personal collection Oldest family photo taken at Stonehenge found in Brian May's own collection The 3D stereoview image taken by...
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    Queen Cynethryth's 'lost' monastery is found

    Queen Cynethryth's 'lost' monastery is FOUND: 8th century building is uncovered beneath a church in Berkshire where the 'powerful' woman was in charge following the death of her husband, King Offa of Mercia The couple ruled as equals from around 770 AD to the latter's death in 796 AD One of...
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    Bronze handle suggests 'lions used' in Roman Britain executions

    Bronze handle suggests 'lions used' in Roman Britain executions BBC News 10th August 2021 Archaeologists said the bronze handle gave an insight into executions in Roman Leicester An unearthed bronze key handle suggests lions were used in executions in Roman Britain, archaeologists have said...
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    Roman coin found in Norfolk was deliberately damaged during Barbarian Conspiracy

    Pagan Roman emperor coin found in Norfolk field 'deliberately damaged' BBC News 8th August 2021 A Roman coin of the last pagan emperor which might have been deliberately damaged as an "act of erasure" was found by two metal detectorists. It depicts Julian the Apostate, part of Rome's first...
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    Prehistoric monument found on Biddenham housebuilding site

    Prehistoric monument found on Biddenham housebuilding site By Alex Pope BBC News, East 7th August 2021 The Neolithic or early Bronze Age monument has been investigated by archaeologists An "exciting" discovery of a Neolithic or early Bronze Age monument has been unearthed in an archaeological...
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    Exploring beautiful and ancient Durham

    Britain at its best: Exploring beautiful Durham, where all roads in the historic centre lead to the magnificent Unesco-listed cathedral, used as a filming location for Harry Potter Durham Cathedral, completed in 1133 after 40 years, became a Unesco World Heritage site in 1986 The central tower...