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Scottish Government agencies in charge of creating jobs and attracting tourists have become the latest to quit business lobbying organisation the CBI after it formally backed a "no" vote in the referendum. More »Agencies quit CBI over vote stance
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers remains confident he will be able to keep his players focused against Norwich City as they attempt to take another step towards the Premier League title. More »Liverpool's Rodgers only has eyes for Norwich
A charities' watchdog has warned that Islamist extremism is the "most deadly" problem the sector faces. William Shawcross, chairman of the Charity Commission , said it was "ludicrous" that people convicted of terrorism offences or money laundering are not barred from setting up charities. He told The Sunday Times the commission was taking action against any charity that was "sending cash to extremist groups in Syria" or "dispatching young Britons for training in Syria by al Qaeda or other extremist groups". He said: "The problem of Islamist extremism and charities... is not the most widespread problem we face in terms of abuse of charities, but is potentially the most deadly. More »Islamist Extremism 'A Deadly Problem For Charity'
Publicly owned works of art worth hundreds of millions of pounds are lying unseen in council vaults around the country, a Sky News investigation has revealed. One council said more than 90% had never been on public display. Respected art critic Rachel Campbell Johnston called on councils to sell pieces which rarely, if ever, go on show. Sky News asked 10 authorities from across England to reveal what percentage of pieces were on public display, the total insurance value, and how many pieces have never been on public display. More »Secret Art Stash Hidden In Council Vaults
A nursery nurse has said she lost her job after telling a gay colleague her beliefs on homosexuality as a Christian. Sarah Mbuyi said she made the comment after she was asked about her Christian beliefs by a co-worker at New Park Childcare in Highbury, north London, in January. Andrea Williams, chief executive of the Christian Legal Centre which is assisting Ms Mbuyi, said the Government has "seriously let down" the Christian community. She said: "When I said 'no, God does not condone the practice of homosexuality, but does love you and says you should come to Him as you are', she became emotional and went off to report me to my manager." More »Nurse 'Lost Her Job Over Christian Beliefs'
Peaches Geldof's funeral will be held at the same church where her mother Paula Yates' took place. The 25-year-old model and TV presenter also married musician Tom Cohen, the father of her two children, at the Kent church. The daughter of Bob Geldof and Yates was was found dead at her home on April 7, leaving two young son, Astala, aged 23 months, and 11-month-old Phaedra. In an interview for Aga Living Magazine, published in the Sunday Times, Ms Geldof said she felt her TV presenter mother was "living through me all the time because we are just so similar". More »Peaches' Funeral At Same Church As Her Mother's
A man accused of jumping over a barrier during the London Marathon to finish the race in an impressive time has denied allegations he cheated. Jason Scotland-Williams, 34, told the Sunday Telegraph that stewards along the route would have made it impossible for him to cheat. The suggestion is that by missing out a portion of the race, Mr Scotland-Williams was able to post an unusually fast time. Mr Scotland-Williams finished the second half of the route in one hour, one minute and 42 seconds - more than three minutes faster than double Olympic running champion Mo Farah and just three minutes short of the world record for a half marathon. More »'Faster Than Farah' Runner Denies Cheating
Developers at Bristol University have invented what could be the future of interactive computing, involving fog screens. It is believed to be the first time touch screens, made from fog and showing images in 3D or 2D, have been made to work with a tabletop device. MisTable is led by Professor Sriram Subramanian and Dr Diego Martinez from the university’s Department of Computer Science. Their invention lets users switch from interacting on a personal fog screen, to "reaching through" it and interacting together on the touch screen tabletop, or the space above it. More »Fog Screens Could Herald Gadget Revolution
An Easter Sunday service will be the first in a Somerset village since floods hit the area in January. St Peter and St John Church in the village has not been able to welcome worshippers since it flooded, but Rev Jane Haslam said today's service will be a positive step towards normality. "We haven't met here for worship since mid January because of the floods and the road closures and pumps coming in and out," she told Sky News. Ron Westcott, a flood technician for Richford's Fire and Flood, said: "The majority of floods are flash floods. More »'Easter Normality' For Flood-Hit Village