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UK Weather: Britain enjoys spring sunshine, rain forecast for bank holiday

Families and sunseekers have flocked to parks and beaches this week to lap up the glorious springtime weather across Britain. However, forecasters have warned that those staying on these shores over Easter bank…

  • Inside Buckingham Palace: New Royal Mail stamps give sneak peek inside famous royal residence
    Inside Buckingham Palace: New Royal Mail stamps give sneak peek inside famous royal residence 22 hours ago

    The Royal Mail has released a 10-stamp collection celebrating Buckingham Palace, the official London residence of British sovereigns since 1837. The set includes six stamps featuring the changing exterior of the building through the ages, commissioned by Royal Mail from artist Chris Draper. There is also a miniature sheet of four stamps with photographs of four opulent locations inside the … More »

  • Blood Moon: Lunar eclipse seen from North and South America
    Blood Moon: Lunar eclipse seen from North and South America 22 hours ago

    The first of four lunar eclipses took place early this morning - but British stargazers missed out on seeing it first hand. As the Sun, Earth and moon aligned, thousands watched saw the moon take on a stunning deep orangey-red hue, before naturally taking to Instagram and Twitter to share their photographs. The 'blood moon' occurs when the moon moves into Earth's shadow. The phenomenon will occur … More »

  • Weston Sand Sculpture Festival: 12 amazing creations
    Weston Sand Sculpture Festival: 12 amazing creations Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    We're guessing you may have made a sandcastle or two in your time - but be honest, have any of them resembled these spectacular masterpieces? The annual Weston Sand Sculpture Festival is due to open on Good Friday and this year the theme is 'Once Upon a Time'. Characters from much-loved books Narnia, Beatrix Potter and The Hobbit have been crafted from 4000 tonnes of sand in Weston-super-Mare. … More »

  • Battle royal! After the Duke and Duchess square off again, we ask: Who is better at sport between William and Kate?
    Battle royal! After the Duke and Duchess square off again, we ask: Who is better at sport between William and Kate? Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have taken each other on in a third sporting challenge after squaring off at cricket in Christchurch. Their latest match-up comes after the royal couple enjoyed a friendly yachting race, before coaching young rugby teams at a children's tournament. We assess their current and previous prowess and give our verdict - who is the sporting champion between William and … More »

  • London Marathon vs North Korea Marathon: Two VERY different experiences
    London Marathon vs North Korea Marathon: Two VERY different experiences Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    While 36,000 runners pounded the streets of London yesterday a very different race was being held half way across the world. The secretive state of North Korea opened the Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon to foreign competitors for the first time in its history this year. The streets of North Korea's capital Pyongyang were filled with competitors and spectators for the event yesterday -

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  • Pictures of the week: From Holi celebrations in Barcelona to a pillow fight in London
    Pictures of the week: From Holi celebrations in Barcelona to a pillow fight in London Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    Here's our pick of the best pictures from around the world this week... … More »

  • Ghost town: Abandoned homes and airports inside the Cyprus UN Buffer Zone
    Ghost town: Abandoned homes and airports inside the Cyprus UN Buffer Zone Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    This year marks the fortieth anniversary of when Cyprus was split into two following a Turkish invasion. The United Nations installed a demilitarised buffer zone in between Cyprus's ethnic Greeks living in the south and the Turks in the north. Neither are allowed inside the zone that runs for more than 180 kilometres across the whole island. The width of the zone ranges from 3.3m to 7.4km. In the

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  • Starry night: Spectacular space images from the Astronomy Photographer Of The Year
    Starry night: Spectacular space images from the Astronomy Photographer Of The Year Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    These are just some of the awe-inspiring images of space in the running to win the annual Astronomy Photographer Of The Year Awards. The incredible photographs were taken all over the world and include a diverse range of the wonders of the night sky, including the Milky Way, nebulae 900 light years away and the Moon. Budding astronomy photographers have just two weeks to submit their photos to … More »

  • Next stop: Tube maps from around the world designed in the same way
    Next stop: Tube maps from around the world designed in the same way Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    The London Underground map can be impossible to understand at the best of times - but trying to navigate the metro maps of Paris, Berlin or New York can be even worse. Luckily architect Jug Cerovic has condensed the world's most complicated tube systems into easy-to-understand diagrams. The designer has simplified metro maps of 12 key cities around the world for every tourist. … More »

  • The future of transplants? Scientists grow custom-made body parts in hospital
    The future of transplants? Scientists grow custom-made body parts in hospital Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    In a north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears and blood vessels in the laboratory in a bold attempt to make body parts using stem cells. The facility is among several labs around the world that are working on the futuristic idea of growing custom-made organs. While only a handful of patients have received the British lab-made organs so far— including tear ducts, blood vessels and … More »