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Extra 1,300 carriages announced to tackle rail overcrowding

The Government today announced plans for an extra 1,300 carriages to be introduced on the UK's rail network in a bid to tackle overcrowding.

Government loses faith in growth of religious schools

The Government has decided against backing more faith schools, the Children, Schools and Families Secretary, Ed Balls, told MPs.

Round-up: Warne routs Nottinghamshire

Hampshire's captain, Shane Warne, led the way at the Rose Bowl yesterday as the hosts routed Nottinghamshire by 299 runs. John Crawley reached 116 for Hampshire before Warne declared at 251 for 3 in their second innings, setting Nottinghamshire 506 runs for victory.

Saudi press told to stop printing pictures of women

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has told the country's newspapers to stop publishing pictures of women as they could lead young men astray.

Conflict of interest fears over accountancy contracts

Consternation is rippling through the fusty corridors of the accountancy profession after a company chaired and majority-owned by the president-elect of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales was awarded two contracts by the professional body, potentially worth hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Global warming turns pristine coral into rubble

Miles of unblemished coral reefs have been turned to slime-covered rubble because of rising sea temperatures caused by global warming.

Two British soldiers killed by Iraq bomb

Two British soldiers died in a roadside bombing as they patrolled near the southern Iraqi city of Basra, the Ministry of Defence said. The deaths bring to 111 the total of British troops killed in Iraq since the American-led invasion.

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How we must adjust our lifestyles to nature: Welcome to the 'Anthropocene', the human epoch

Time to play God

Welcome to the 'Anthropocene', the human epoch where we may need to redefine nature itself
MacGyver returns, but with a difference: Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman

MacGyver returns, but with a difference

Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman
Tunnel renaissance: Why cities are hiding roads down in the ground

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'Backstreet Boys - Show 'Em What You're Made Of': An affectionate look at five middle-aged men

Boys to men

The Backstreet Boys might be middle-aged, married and have dodgy knees, but a heartfelt documentary reveals they’re not going gently into pop’s good night
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Crufts 2015

Should foreign dogs be allowed to compete?
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Manchester City vs Barcelona player ratings

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Arsenal vs Monaco: Monaco - the making of Gunners' manager Arsene Wenger

Monaco: the making of Wenger

Jack Pitt-Brooke speaks to former players and learns the Frenchman’s man-management has always been one of his best skills
Cricket World Cup 2015: Chris Gayle - the West Indies' enigma lives up to his reputation

Chris Gayle: The West Indies' enigma

Some said the game's eternal rebel was washed up. As ever, he proved he writes the scripts by producing a blistering World Cup innings
In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare and murky loyalties prevails

In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare

This war in the shadows has been going on since the fall of Mr Yanukovych
'Birdman' and 'Bullets Over Broadway': Homage or plagiarism?

Homage or plagiarism?

'Birdman' shares much DNA with Woody Allen's 'Bullets Over Broadway'
Broadchurch ends as damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

A damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

Broadchurch, Series 2 finale, review
A Koi carp breeding pond, wall-mounted iPads and a bathroom with a 'wellness' shower: inside the mansion of Germany's 'Bishop of Bling'

Inside the mansion of Germany's 'Bishop of Bling'

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