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Tuesday 16 September 2014
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Britain’s banks have moved millions of banknotes north of the border to cope with any surge in demand by Scots to withdraw cash following the referendum.

Scottish independence exclusive: Millions of banknotes sent to Scotland in case Yes vote sparks run on ATMs

Britain’s banks have been quietly moving millions of banknotes north of the border to cope with any surge in demand by Scots to withdraw cash in the event of a Yes vote in Thursday's independence referendum, it has emerged.

Oscar Pistorius: Reeva Steenkamp's parents request meeting with athlete in emotional new interview after verdict

June Steenkamp might have vocalised her forgiveness for Oscar Pistorius – the boyfriend of their late daughter Reeva, who he shot and killed on Valentine’s Day 2013.

Alan Henning, who is being held by Isis, had his life threatened in the video in which the group beheaded another Briton, David Haines

Alan Henning: Al-Qaeda appealed to Isis to release British aid worker following kidnap

Al-Qaeda appealed to Isis to release the British hostage Alan Henning because it believed he was an innocent aid worker who was genuinely trying to help suffering Muslims, it can be revealed.

Greater Manchester Police want to speak to these men

Father dies in Manchester after 'one punch' attack during argument about football

A man has died after being punched in the head during an argument about football on a night out in Manchester.

The QS world university rankings praised the standard of research in science and technology at ICL

QS university world rankings: Imperial College London leapfrogs Oxford to join Cambridge as best British university

Forget Oxbridge - this year’s world university league tables show the best two institutions in the UK should go by the name "Impbridge".

The main gate at Auschwitz. The inscription reads:

Auschwitz guard Oskar Groening charged with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder

A 93-year-old man has been charged with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder for serving as a guard at Auschwitz.

With likes and selfies, the Yes Campaign takes the lead in the Scottish referendum on Facebook

In the campaign ahead of the Scottish independence referendum every share, comment and like counts – and according to Facebook, the Yes campaign has the edge.

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Robin Thicke admits he didn't write 'Blurred Lines'

Robin Thicke has proven he is not even a one-hit wonder after admitting he did not actually write controversial single “Blurred Lines”.

Paper trail: the wedding photograph found in the rubble after 9/11 – it took Elizabeth Keefe 13 years to find the people in it

The wedding photo from Ground Zero: A shot in the dark

It is a pretty average wedding snap. The bride, perhaps cold in her dress given the snow that surrounds her, is looking away off camera at a second photographer. Another woman, on the right, is pushed out of frame, and the group's legs have been cut off. Only one person – a young man wearing a bowtie and a neat side-parting – looks directly at us.

Matt Damon as Jason Bourne in The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

Matt Damon in talks to return to Bourne franchise

Matt Damon is reportedly planning to revive his role in the Bourne movie franchise that cemented his status as a huge Hollywood star.

Evil eye: Douglas Adams in 'mad genius' pose

Douglas Adams: How a new biography sheds light on his genius

Comedy matters. Arguably the toughest and most widely loved art form we have, comedy is still finding its rightful place within our national heritage, with a Comedy Museum newly opened in the capital, an impressive landmark crafted from catchphrases in Blackpool, and spods like me devoting their lives to preserving and documenting the lives of our best comic minds – and, indeed, their jokes.

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