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More than two-thirds of the population believe people in the UK feel too uncomfortable about death and dying to plan properly

Talking about death is such a taboo that millions leave issues unresolved when they die, says study

More than two-thirds of the population believe people in the UK feel too uncomfortable about death and dying to plan properly

Antibiotic-resistant E.coli bugs have been detected for the first time in bathing waters around the UK

Antibiotic-resistant E.coli bugs detected around UK bathing waters pose 'risk of exposure' to holiday-makers, say researchers

Swimmers and surfers are most at risk from the bacteria because they swallow more water than other beach users

Anti animal testing protest outside the bank of england

Anti-vivisection activists win right to legal challenge over how Home Office investigated the care of animals at leading research institution

Lawyers argued that the way the Home Office responded to allegations of 'appalling animal suffering' was inadequate

Douglas Carswell has ruled himself out of running for the Ukip party leadership

Douglas Carswell refuses to endorse Nigel Farage's return as Ukip leader

His responses prompted speculation that he intends to defect back to the Conservatives

The Four Courts of the Irish Supreme Court, High, Circuit and District Courts, Dublin, Ireland

Irish man fighting extradition to US over child abuse image charges has Asperger's syndrome, court hears

Eric Eoin Marques is accused of setting up a part of the dark net

The Living Wage is currently £9.15 an hour in London and £7.85 in the rest of the UK

General Election 2015: Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg to be tackled over Living Wage plans

David Cameron will not attend the event in central London

Bats detect and react to wind speed and direction through sensors on their wings

Unique sensors on bats' wings could inspire a new generation of aircraft

Researchers say the sensory battery gives bats their aerial maneuverability

Jack Sen had described himself as 'unapologetically politically incorrect pro-British'

General Election 2015: Ukip candidate Jack Sen suspended over 'anti-Semitic' tweets

In one Twitter message Jack Sen said: "Britain's youngest Jewish MP, Luciana Berger, is facing criticism over her record of.... loyalties."

The allegations are thought to relate to claims of bullying and favouritism at the club

Henley Rowing Club: Senior officers step aside for investigation of alleged inappropriate behaviour by a coach towards junior girls

The allegations are thought to relate to claims of bullying and favouritism

Ben E King dead: 'Stand By Me' soul singer passes away aged 76

The song has charted nine times on the US Billboard 100 over the years

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Charlie Austin: ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

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