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'World's most famous Christmas tree' arrives in Trafalgar Square

A Christmas tree from the people of Norway has arrived in Trafalgar Square. Every year since 1947 Norway has sent a tree to Britain to thank it for its support during World War Two.


Jason Manford angry at theatregoers leaving litter

"Unbelievable - you wouldn't treat your home like that," the comic says, at the litter-strewn floor.


Record number of girls on Borders College farming course

Stephanie Crozier is one of a record number of young women who have enrolled on an agriculture course in the Scottish Borders. Having grown up on a farm near Hawick, the 16-year-old has known from an early age where her future lay.


Beyoncé: Meet the designer who made her sparkle on tour

Beyoncé's Renaissance world tour was full of fashion moments, with her three-hour sets featuring numerous dazzling looks. For her Atlanta show, that came in the form of a flowing neon green sari - a traditional South Asian outfit.


Why Naga Munchetty is asking: ‘How are your periods?'

"What's wrong with me?" It's a question we've all asked at some point. We know when something isn't normal - we want to know why, and what can be done to make things better.


Retired teacher's hobby lands her RHS artist-in-residence role

A retired teacher who took up botanical illustration as a hobby has become an artist-in-residence for the UK's leading garden charity after her work "bowled over" a judging panel.


How scientists are fighting climate-fuelled disease

As leaders gather in Dubai for the UN climate summit, experts say global warming is having a ‘profound effect' on health.


Bologna's leaning tower sealed off over fears it could collapse

Work has begun on a barrier around the Garisenda Tower and authorities say the situation is "critical".


Why weather in games is getting more realistic

If it's winter where you are, you might wonder why anyone would want to simulate the weather outside - but that's what many game developers are trying to do.


Artist and Tutti Frutti writer John Byrne dies, aged 83

The artist and writer John Byrne, who created the acclaimed TV series Tutti Frutti, has died at the age of 83. His family said he died peacefully on Thursday with his wife Jeanine by his side. He was born in Paisley and trained at the Glasgow School…


Climate crisis: Three women helping wildlife survive

Climate change is a threat to thousands of animal species, including gorillas, pangolins and turtles.


PrEP: Preventative HIV drug highly effective, study says

A drug which stops HIV infecting the body has proved to be a highly effective "real-world" preventative treatment, a study has confirmed. The results of the research on 24,000 people taking it across England, have been described as "reassuring".…


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