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Desperate house sellers

Don't bother with doing up your kitchen and painting the front door anymore - just be honest, cut the price in half, maybe throw in a speedboat for free, or tie a donkey up outside to get some attention. Read more...

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Northern Ireland – a return to violence?

Violent clashes between police and rioters continued for a third night in the Catholic district of Ardoyne last night, sparked by the Belfast's yearly Orange Parades - a celebration of Protestant rule in the region. Read more...

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Gardening: the sweetest crime

The "Guerrilla Gardeners" are growing in number. Armed with spades and rakes, these activists are on a mission to create green spaces in our city centres. Read more...

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Giving birth on the school field

This video of a UK teenager giving birth on a school field has been blocked by YouTube. Read more and see the video...

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Watch yourself... Google's watching you

This scantily-dressed Londoner is the latest victim of unwanted fame that Google Street View can bring you as you go about your daily business. The image has reignited the debate over the legitimacy of Street View - a topic we looked at in December. Read more and see other "Street View celebrities"...

Why Keira Knightley taking a beating is a good thing

No matter how successful and confident you are, anybody can be a victim of domestic violence. Singer Rihanna proved that in February. Now it's British actress Keira Knightely's turn. Luckily, she's only acting. Nonetheless the ad has caused quite a shock. But it is it realistic? A domestic violence aid worker tells us more. Read more and see the ad...

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Unemployed un-kissed 47-year-old to win 'Britain's Got Talent'?

Photo © Britain's Got Talent.

The latest woman to wow YouTube is quite the opposite of what we're used to. Unlike the majority of video clip fodder, Susan Boyle is highly unattractive and greatly talented. And everyone loves her. A fairytale come true, or a showbiz fake? Read more...

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G20 police brutality: fresh footage leads to second officer suspension

The officer filmed striking a woman with a baton in this video has been suspended after the footage was posted on YouTube. A separate investigation is already underway after another officer was caught on a mobile phone video shoving a 47-year-old man who later died of a heart attack. See the video...

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Met police tell Britons: look in rubbish bins for terrorism

In March 2008 British police shocked Londoners by asking them to report "odd-looking" photographers and houses with "unusual activity". Despite massive criticism for infringing on civil liberties last time, the Metropolitan Police is now going further, asking residents to rummage through wheelie bins and report anyone who dares glance at a CCTV camera. Read more...

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Playing video games – deadly dangerous?

A campaign that's caused outrage in the video game industry will be allowed to continue running after winning a battle against its critics. Its message is clear. If you let your children play computer games, they’ll die early. Read more…
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